Department of Chemical & Energy Engineering

About

The Department of Chemical and Energy Engineering has been established since 2020 to equip the students with recent frontiers of applied sciences and technologies. Through the strong collaboration with MCI, Innsbruck, Austria as academic partner, the department aims to produce graduates ready to perform in diverse professional arena. The department’s intent is to produce skilled manpower in the fields of process modeling & simulation, environment, energy & oil & gas with specific interest on product development and entrepreneurship. The academic programs are designed to equip students in diverse professional environments to meet applied learning needs both at national and international level.

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.

Vision

To provide quality education with hands-on practical experience in the field of Engineering as per international standards and bridge academia-industry linkage.

Mission

The Department of Chemical & Energy Engineering is committed to providing quality education through fundamental engineering knowledge and project-based learning. The department aims to prepare graduates who have entrepreneurial acumen and professional skills to provide engineering solutions, by working closely with the process industry, energy sector, and research institutes.

Faculty Members

Dr. Arshad Hussain

Professor & Dean

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering

Dr. Khurram Shahzad Baig

Associate Professor & Chairman

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering

DR. AMIR MUHAMMAD

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering

DR. FIDA HUSSAIN

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering

Dr. Muhammad Irfan

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in Materials Science and Chemical Engineering

DR. MUHAMMAD MUQEET

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering

DR. RIZWAN AHMAD

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering

DR. SADIA MEHMOOD

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry

ENGR. MARYAM KHALID

Lab Engineer

MS in Advanced Chemical Engineering

Austrian Visiting Faculty:

Foreign visiting faculty from partner institution

Prof. Dr. Werner Stadlmayr

Head of Department

Department of Environmental, Process & Energy Engineering

MCI Innsbruck, Austria

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Mag. Alexander Dumfort

Senior Lecturer

Department of Environmental, Process & Energy Engineering

MCI Innsbruck, Austria

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Dr. Silvia Öttl

Senior Lecturer

Department of Environmental, Process & Energy Engineering

MCI Innsbruck, Austria

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International Student Exchange: An Austrian student Lanbach Ramon Emanuel from MCI Innsbruck, Austria is joining BE Chemical Engineering program for one semester on student exchange program funded by MCI, Austria. Be a part of global exposure and cultural enrichment through our strong international academic collaboration with partner institutions in the Department of Chemical & Energy Engineering. Let’s bridge cultures and engineer a brighter future together through our internationalization opportunities.

Chemical Engineering student visited USA under SUSI student leadership program: Our brilliant student of Batch 20 in Chemical Engineering participated in Comparative Public Policymaking course at Institute for Student Leaders in United States during 2023 intake. The event at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst started from 15th June to 5th August 2023. She successfully completed her stay and learning by enhancing her leadership skills.

Lab Facilities

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

Chemical Reaction Engineering

The purpose of the Chemical Reaction Engineering Lab is to provide practical experience and hands-on learning opportunities to the students to deepen their understanding of fundamental principles and concepts related to chemical reactions, reactor design, and optimization. The students will develop crucial skills in experimental techniques, data interpretation, and problem-solving, enabling them to apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios and contribute to the advancement of chemical engineering research and industrial processes.

Separation Processes/Mass Transfer

The Separation Processes lab focuses on developing and understanding of theoretical concepts relating to separation processes. The students will be able to apply the separation concepts, and heat and mass transfer principles to different unit operations. In addition, mass transfer lab provides plently of oppertunities to learn practical aspects of mass transfer in engineering.

Particle Technology

The laboratory of Particulate Technology provides an understanding of the fundamentals concepts regarding the handling and processing of particulate solids with an emphasis on applications in chemical and process industries.

Inorganic and Organic

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

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

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/li>
  • 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 Thermodynamic

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

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

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

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 (Shared Lab)

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