Dr. Khurram Shahzad Baig

khurram.shahzad@paf-iast.edu.pk

Dr. Khurram Shahzad Baig

Associate Professor & Chairman

Biography

Dr. K. Shahzad Baig has spent his grad study period and youth in Toronto, and it is responsible for shaping and molding him into the individual that he is today. This community has allowed him to realize the importance of inclusion and closeness of individuals.

His doctoral dissertation looks at the use of the new methodology for the separation of active enzymes from the exhausted materials and reuses for the production of bioethanol (bioenergy) from lignocellulosic waste materials. Master’s research was on removal of heavy metals from industrial wastewater using agricultural waste materials. He is accredited for teaching at higher educational institutions by SEDA-UK (British Universities). He has a license for practicing engineering (P. Eng.) in Canada, as well.  

During his professional life, he was fortunate to have worked in research areas that he was deeply passionate about – materials, energy, environment (sampling and analysis, air pollution control, water and wastewater treatment, unit operations, etc.) and sustainability. He is proud to be a member of a team who gave remedial solution for the problem of Bromate contamination (carcinogenic) in drinking water at the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The recommendations were applied to the second largest water treatment unit of the world and successfully achieved the acclaimed results. The results of this research were presented internationally as well at the EUROMED 2006 conference in Montpellier-France in May 2006. Similarly, he has presented the results of his research works in various international conferences and public seminars, and some of the results are published in peer-reviewed high-impact journals. According to ResearchGate his research articles have been downloaded over 30,000 times (till now). His involvement in research has skilled him in developing, and commissioning of labs. In his free time, he serves as a reviewer for some research journals.  His cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience has given him the competence to interact with people from different ethnic, socioeconomic, geographic backgrounds.

Apart from his educational and research activities, his leadership skills also involve serving his community as a Director of Licensure Assistance Program at Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO). He was a Chair, Education Outreach Committee of East Toronto Chapter PEO.

Professional Appointments

  • Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Energy Engineering, PAFIAST, 2024- Present
  • Chairperson & Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Wah, Pakistan, 2020-2024
  • Assistant Professor, School of Science and Environment, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, 2019-2020

Education

  • Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering), Chemical Engineering, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada 2016
  • M.A.Sc. (Chemical Engineering), Water and Wastewater Treatment Technology, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada 2008

Publications

  1. Baig, K. S., Ahmad, F., Asghar, U., Khan, W. A. 2024. Biosorption studies on arsenic (III) removal from industrial wastewater by using fixed and fluidized bed operation. Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering and Technology, Vol. 43(1), p 154-164. Doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.22581/muet1982.2401.2938. Also available on, Astrophysics Data System of NASA, https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2024MURJE..43..154B/abstract
  1. Baig, K. S., Qureshi, K.S., Farrukh, A., Mahmood, N. 2022. Strategic lignin removal from lignocellulosic matrix of wheat straw using selectivity characteristics of ozone. Journal of the Pakistan Institute of Chemical Engineers. ISSN: 1813-4092. Vol. 50 (1), p 01-21.
  2. Baig, K.S. 2022. Optimization of operational parameters for adsorption of cellulases onto microcrystalline cellulose using REML and RSM methodologies. Analytical and Bioanalytical Techniques Vol 13 (1), , p 440 DOI: 10.4172/2155-9872.1000439.
  3. Baig, K. S. 2022. Kinetics of Lignin Removal from the Lignocellulosic Matrix after Ozone Transportation. Methane. Vol 1(3), P 177-188. ISSN 2674-0389. https://doi.org/10.3390/methane1030014
  4. Yousaf, M., Mandiwana, K.L., Baig, K.S*., Lu J. 2020. Evaluation of Acer rubrum Tree Bark as a Bioindicator of Atmospheric Heavy Metal Pollution in Toronto, Canada. Water Air Soil Pollut Vol. 231, p 382. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11270-020-04758-w. Also available on: https://link.springer.com/journal/11270/volumes-and-issues/231-8?page=2

Also available on the web page of United States Environmental Protection Agency at: https://hero.epa.gov/hero/index.cfm/reference/details/reference_id/7024937

Awards & Prizes

  • Guest Speaker, Application of Research Methodologies in Effective Composition of a Research Paper,

30th December, 2022, Mechatronics Engineer Department, University of Wah, Wah   2022

  • Session Chair, 5th Pak-Turk Conference on Emerging-Technologies in the field of Science and Engineering (ETSE-2022)

1st and 2nd December, University of Wah, Quaid Avenue, Wah, Pakistan,                                 2022   

  • Keynote Speaker, Sustainable Manufacturing: an Attuite and an Opportunity.

6th International Conference on Sustainability in Process Industry.

 Oct 19, 2022 – Oct 20, 2022, (SPI 2022) GIKI Institute and UET Peshawar                     2022   

  • Session Chair, 6th International Conference on Sustainability in Process Industry.

Oct 19, 2022 – Oct 20, 2022, (SPI 2022) GIKI Institute and UET Peshawar                                 2022   

  • Session Chair, International Conference on Chemical Engineering ICCE, 2022

24th-25th March 2022 at ICE&T, PU Lahore and UET, Lahore                                           2022

  • Ryerson Graduate Awards (Received 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Member of Professional Engineers Ontario

[Title: P. Eng.]

  • Fellow of the Institute of Surface Coatings Technology, U.K

[Title: FTSC]

  • Fellow of the Pakistan Institute of Chemical Engineers

            [Title: FPIChE]

Research Interests

  • Heterogeneous Catalysis
  • Corrosion of Materials
  • Biofuel
  • Delignification
  • Water Treatment Techniques
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