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Pakistan-US Science and Technology Cooperation Program
Phase 1 (2005 Deadline)

Projects Selected for Joint Funding                                                                         

Development of a Strategic Model for Improvement of Construction Project Management
Education, Research, and Practice in Pakistan

Syed Mahmood Ahmed, Florida International University
Sarosh Hashmat Lodi, NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi
Pakistani Funding (HEC): $275,000
US Funding (USAID):  $130,000

Development of Guidelines for Asphalt Pavement Recycling in Pakistan
Gilbert Y. Baladi, Michigan State University
Tayyeb Akram, National University of Sciences and Technology/National Institute of Transportation, Risalpur
Pakistani Funding (HEC): $500,000
US Funding (USAID):  $350,000

Gene Pyramiding through Genetic Engineering for Increased Salt Tolerance in Wheat
Eduardo Blumwald, University of California, Davis
Anjuman Arif, National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Faisalabad
Pakistani Funding (MoST): $  47,880
US Funding (USAID):  $350,000

Antimicrobial Resistance in Pakistan: a Program to Develop and Strengthen Capacity for
Surveillance, Containment, and Diagnosis through Public-Private Sector Partnership

Mary Brandt, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Rumina Hasan, The Aga Khan Medical University, Karachi
Pakistani Funding (HEC): $500,000
US Funding (USAID):  $  75,000

Capacity Building for Research, Education, and Training in Water Resources
Management in Pakistan

M. Hanif Chaudhry, University of South Carolina
Muhammad Latif, University of Engineering and Technology Lahore
Pakistani Funding (HEC): $500,000
US Funding (USAID):  $100,000

Understanding and Control of Plant Viral Disease Complexes in Pakistan
Claude M. Fauquet, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Shahid Mansoor, National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Faisalabad
Pakistani Funding (MoST): $142,000
US Funding (USAID):  $175,000

Development of Computational Mechanics Infrastructure and Human Resources
for Advancing Engineering Design Practices in Pakistani Industry

Arif Masud, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Ashfaq Khokhar,
University of Illinois at Chicago
Mohammad Abid, Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Topi
Pakistani Funding (HEC): $302,000
US Funding (USAID):  $220,000

Establishment of Extrusion Center of Institute of Food Science and Technology,
University of Agriculture, Faisalabad

Mian Nadeem Riaz, Texas Engineering Experiment Station
Faqir Muhammad Anjum, University of Agriculture Faisalabad
Pakistani Funding (HEC): $389,000
US Funding (USAID):  $320,000

Determination of Heavy Metals and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Airborne
Particulates in Lahore, Pakistan, and Madison, Wisconsin, USA

James Jay Schauer, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Tauseef A. Quraishi, University of Engineering and Technology Lahore
Pakistani Funding (HEC): $107,625
US Funding (USAID):  $  80,000

Intensification of Forensic Services and Research at Centre for Applied Molecular Biology
Mohammad Ashraf Tahir, Strand Analytical Laboratories, LLC
Sheikh Riazuddin, Centre for Applied Molecular Biology, Lahore
Pakistani Funding (MoST): $118,650
US Funding (USAID):  $160,000

Improving the Lifestyle of Villagers in Remote Areas of Federal Administered Tribal Areas
of Pakistan Using Renewable Energy

Johnny Weiss, Solar Energy International
Ishtiaq A. Qazi, National University of Sciences and Technology, Rawalpindi
Pakistani Funding (HEC): $100,000
US Funding (USAID):  $  40,000

Notes:  HEC—Higher Education Commission; MoST—Ministry of Science and Technology of Pakistan; USAID—US Agency for International Development.

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