Department of Chemical & Energy Engineering

About Department of C&EE

The Department of Chemical and Energy Engineering offers BE Chemical Engineering program. Starting Fall 2021, the department is introducing Master of Science (MS) program in “Environmental, Process and Energy Engineering” and Master of Science (MS) program in “Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Engineering”.

Guided by foreign qualified faculty with engineering work experiences from industry-leading companies such as Paki American Fertilizer, Marri Petroleum Company, Lucky Cement, Rafhan Maize, and doctorates from Imperial College London (UK), INHA University (Korea), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Wuhan University of Technology (China) and Otto Von Guericke University (Germany), chemical engineering students benefit from a truly exceptional experience. The department faculty makes sure that students obtain the skills and preparation that are needed to be successful in their future professional and academic careers. Students will typically have multiple work experiences through professional internships or Co-ops before they graduate. In addition, students are exposed to numerous plant trips, professional and academic speakers, and have research mentors.

Moreover, the presence of state-of-the-art labs, ample learning resources, and smart lecture theatres, make our environment more conducive to quality education of a very high order. The classrooms are virtually linked to facilitate lectures and seminars by foreign faculty from international partner universities. Selected students will be able to spend their final year at our partner institute Management Centre Innsbruck (MCI), Austria. After approval from the accreditation bodies of Pakistan and partner university in Austria, students will be awarded dual degrees, one from PAF-IAST Pakistan and the other from MCI Austria. We have plans to start more in-demand programs at Bachelors, MS, and PhD levels in near future.

Degree Programs Offered

We are proud to offer exciting and challenging degree programs, initially catering to only undergraduate students, followed by graduate (MS and PhD programs) in the near future.

Faculty of Mechanical, Chemical, Materials & Mining Engineering

Faculty of Mechanical, Chemical, Materials, and Mining Engineering (FCM3) is fully geared to launch career programs related to the chemical process industry, petrochemicals, oil and gas sector, fertilizers, renewable energy, high-performance materials, design, and manufacturing. Our faculty is committed to enhancing the development of human capital and achieving the goals of national prosperity through product commercialization, technology application, training, international collaboration, and community service. To meet technological challenges, students are encouraged to employ new techniques in their scientific work. All our efforts are synced to prepare graduates capable of embarking on their professional careers with sound leadership qualities, entrepreneurship skills and a deep sense of social responsibilities.

Lab Facilities

Our world-class facilities make PAF IAST one of Pakistan's best universities for research and study.

Inorganic and Organic Lab

In Organic & organic chemistry lab, students will become familiar with the basic skills, techniques, and apparatus in chemistry. The experiments related to spectroscopy, chromatography, organic chemical reactions, salt analysis, elemental analysis and catalysis will be demonstrated and conducted.

In analytical and physical chemistry lab introduces students to physical and analytical chemistry techniques. The application of principles learned in class is reinforced by performing experiments in the lab. The students will be enlightened and educated to broad range of basic analytical and other techniques used in chemistry and chemical engineering.

Equipment List:

  • UV/Visible Spectrophotometer
  • Abbes Refractometer
  • Oil bath
  • Melting Point Apparatus
  • Hot plate with magnetic stirrer
  • Analytical Electronic Balance (100g)
  • Analytical Electronic Balance (3000g)
  • Desiccator with Vacuum Pump
  • Rotary Evaporator Including Vacuum Pump
  • Furnace
  • Water Distillation Assembly
  • Bomb Calorimeter
  • Mechanical Shaker
  • Water bath 4 &6 holes
  • UV Lamp

Heat Transfer Lab

In chemical industries, various operations are assisted with heat addition and rejection by using a variety of heat exchangers and reactors whose performance is highly affected through heat transfer. Therefore, heat transfer lab is designed to familiarize the students with the various modes of heat transfer by applying its fundamentals through equipment.

Equipment List:

  • Concentric Double Pipe Heat Exchanger
  • Heat Exchanger Service unit with DAQ
  • Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger
  • Radiation Heat Transfer Unit
  • Film & Dropwise Condensation Unit,
  • Flow Boiling Demonstration Unit Free and force convention unit Heat conduction Unit
  • Thermal conductivity apparatus
  • Plate and frame heat exchanger

Fluid Mechanics Lab

In fluid mechanics lab, fluids, and their flow behaviours are studied and observed. Pressure variations are calculated through gauges for compressible fluids when they flow through convergent-divergent nozzles. Various theoretical demonstrations of different laws of fluid mechanics are checked through lab equipment.

Equipment List:

  • Flow Meter Trainer
  • Fluid Statics and Manometry Hydraulics Bench
  • Osborne- Reynold’s Demonstration unit
  • Multi-Pump Test Rig
  • Flexible Impeller Pump
  • Plunger Pump or Reciprocating Pump, Diaphragm Pump
  • Fixed and Fluidized Bed Equipment
  • Centrifugal Fan Demonstration Unit
  • Centrifugal Pump Demonstration Unit
  • Drag Coefficient Apparatus Bernoulli’s Theorem Apparatus
  • Free and Force Vortex Apparatus Fluid Friction Apparatus with Hydraulic Bench

Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics Lab

In the thermodynamics lab, equipment is related to the basic laws and applications of thermodynamics like boiler, refrigeration unit, Joule-Thomson apparatus, and Boyle`s law apparatus. This lab not only allows students to have a thorough understanding of these principles but also develops the basic requirement of a chemical engineer, i.e., to cope with the wide variety of problems such as calculation of heat and work requirement of physical and chemical processes.

Equipment List:

  • Expansion Process unit
  • Temperature Measurement & Calibration unit
  • Pressure Measurement & Calibration Unit
  • Saturation Pressure Unit
  • Recycle Loop
  • Mechanical Heat Pump
  • Solar Energy Demonstration Unit
  • Refrigeration Cycle Demonstration Unit with DAQ software
  • Single Cylinder Steam Engine
  • Mechanical Equivalent of Heat Apparatus
  • Laser Thermometers

Workshop Practices Lab

This laboratory supports basic courses in machine tools and machining at the undergraduate level. The experiments to be performed in the laboratory are designed in such a way as to reinforce understanding of the basic principles and practical skills needed by students to visualize various phenomena encountered in different applications. The questions provided at the end of each experiment reinforce the students’ understanding, besides preparing them for viva-voce exams.

Equipment List:

  • Pillar drill
  • Cut Off Machine
  • Bench grinder
  • Milling Machine
  • Shaper Machine
  • Lathe Machine
  • CNC Machine
  • Tool Kit

Chemical Process Technology Lab

Chemical process technology lab provides hands-on experience for industrial/ semi-industrial equipment. CPT lab is mainly focused on process and plant design, scale-up, etc. The students will utilize diverse scientific concepts from different subjects in one assignment/project, for instance, analytical chemistry, thermodynamics, heat and mass balances, unit operations, kinetics, process control, uncertainty calculations, sampling techniques, safety, and environmental aspects.

Equipment List:

  • Various industry pilot plants
  • Furnace
  • oil bath
  • Mechanical Shaker
  • oven
  • conductivity meter
  • PH Meter

Computer Lab

The lab facility helps to design, simulate, and optimize different chemical engineering processes. ANSYS Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Software used to predict the impact of fluid flows under different conditions during operations. HyperChem is also used for building new molecules, predicting their molecular mechanics and dynamics. ASPEN Engineering Suite (AES) is extensively used for designing Chemical Process Industries, optimization of existing and new process industries, economic evaluations, and feasibility studies of process industries. There are 50 workstations at the simulation laboratory. 

Electrical Engineering Lab (Shared)

Electrical Engineering Lab aims to provide basic knowledge of electrical equipment and skills to undergraduate students through various experiments. This lab is focused on the fundamentals of circuit analysis, voltage, current, sources, and Ohm’s law to resolve complex electric circuits. Also gives the
PAF-IAST PROSPECTUS 2020 43 solutions for resistive circuits followed by complex elements, e.g., capacitors, inductors and operational amplifiers, circuits with DC sources, and circuits with sinusoidal sources

Physics Lab (Shared)

Physics Lab is equipped to serve the primary purpose of giving experimental training in classical and modern physics to undergraduate students of engineering. Demonstration kits/apparatus are available in the laboratory to illustrate physics principles.

Labs in Procurement Phase

– Particle Technology Lab
– Separation Processes-I Lab
– Separation Processes-II Lab
– Fuels and Energy Engineering Lab
– Chemical Reaction Engineering Lab
– Instrumentation and Process Control Lab
– Environmental Engineering Lab

C&EE Faculty Members

Chemical & Energy Engineering

Department of Chemical and Energy Engineering provides an excellent opportunity for students to engage and interact with relevant industries and organizations. Our faculty enjoys sound international credentials of having participated in several cutting-edge research.