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Pakistan-US Science and Technology Cooperation Program         
Phase 3 (2007 Deadline)

Projects Selected for Joint Funding                                                          

Projects Funded on the US Side by the US Agency for International Development (USAID)

Response Modification Factors of Typical Pakistani Reinforced Concrete and Masonry
Buildings for Pakistani Seismic Code Development

Bassem Andrawes and Amr Elnashai, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Qaisar Ali, NWFP University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar
Pakistani Funding (HEC): $  66,000
US Funding (USAID):  $ 100,750

Implementation of SuperPave Binder and Asphalt Mix Specification to Improve
Pavement Performance in Pakistan

Gilbert Baladi, Michigan State University, East Lansing
M. Waseem Mirza, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore
Pakistani Funding (HEC): $ 411,000
US Funding (USAID):  $ 189,000

Biotechnological Approaches to the Control of Ascochyta Blight of Chickpea
Weidong Chen, Washington State University, Pullman
S. Sarwar Alam, Nuclear Institute for Agriculture and Biology, Faisalabad
Pakistani Funding (MoST): $  67,000
US Funding (USAID):  $ 127,219

Upper Indus Riverflow Reconstructions Using Tree Rings: Implications for
Agriculture and Hydroelectricity

Edward R. Cook, Columbia University, New York
Moinuddin Ahmed, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Sciences, and Technology, Karachi
Pakistani Funding (HEC): $ 140,000
US Funding (USAID):  $ 100,000

Bioremediation of Chromium and Arsenic from Industrial Wastewater
Michael J. McInerney and Lee Krumholz, University of Oklahoma, Norman
Shahida Hasnain and Muhammad Faisal, University of the Punjab, Lahore
Pakistani Funding (HEC): $ 268,000
US Funding (USAID):  $ 237,460 

Telephone-Based Speech Interfaces for Access to Information by Nonliterate Users
Roni Rosenfeld, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
Sarmad Hussain, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Lahore
Pakistani Funding (HEC): $  60,000
US Funding (USAID):  $ 125,000

Capacity Building and Collaborative Research for Assessing Impact of Climate Change on
Glaciers of the Karakoram Himalaya (Karakoram-Ice Project)

John F. Shroder, Jr., University of Nebraska at Omaha
Ghazanfar Ali, Global Change Impact Studies Centre, Islamabad
Pakistani Funding (MoST): $  90,000
US Funding (USAID):  $ 230,000 

Discovery of Genetic Variation that Enhances Improvement of Dairy Production and
Health in Cattle and Buffalos

Tad S. Sonstegard, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, MD
Masroor Ellahi Babar, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore
Pakistani Funding (HEC): $ 351,000
US Funding (USAID):  $183,700 

Development of a DNA Database for Convicted Offenders in Pakistan
Mohammad A. Tahir, Cuyahoga County Coroner’s Office, Cleveland
Shaheen N. Khan, Centre for Applied Molecular Biology, Lahore
Pakistani Funding (MoST): $  60,000
US Funding (USAID):  $  90,000 

Development of a Materials Connection Center
Rick Ubic, Boise State University
Yaseen Iqbal, University of Peshawar
Pakistani Funding (HEC): $ 188,000
US Funding (USAID):  $ 254,000 

Synthesis and Characterization of Smart Polymer Microgels for Biomedical Applications
Shuiqin Zhou, The City University of New York, College of Staten Island
Mohammad Siddiq, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
Pakistani Funding (HEC): $ 100,000
US Funding (USAID):  $178,645 

Projects Funded on the US Side by the US Department of State (State)

Technology for the Poor: Low-Cost Information and Computing Technology
for the Masses in Pakistan

Eric Brewer, University of California, Berkeley
Umar Saif, Lahore University of Management Sciences
Pakistani Funding (HEC):  $  96,000
US Funding (State):   $ 220,000 

Novel Triple Acting Chimeric Antimicrobials for Eradication of Multi-Drug Resistant
Strains of
Staphylococcus aureus
David Donovan, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, MD
Sheikh Riazuddin, University of the Punjab, Lahore
Pakistani Funding (HEC):  $ 80,300
US Funding (State):   $123,200
(Grant not managed by the National Academies)

Management of Greening by Producing Healthy Plants, Monitoring Vectors, and
Identification of Tolerance

Mikeal Roose, University of California, Riverside
Iqrar A. Khan, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
Pakistani Funding (HEC):  $ 245,000
US Funding (State):   $ 159,500

Capacity Building of Lady Health Workers in Rural Mardan, KP,
Through the Use of ICT-Based Telemedicine

Rizwan Naeem, Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America, Westmont, IL
Arshad Ali, National University of Sciences and Technology, Rawalpindi
Pakistani Funding (HEC):  $ 111,000
US Funding (State):   $  38,325 

Enhance Sugarcane Production in Pakistan by Modern Breeding Technology
Yong-Bao Pan, USDA-ARS, Sugarcane Research Unit, Houma, LA
Javed Iqbal, University of the Punjab, Lahore
Pakistani Funding (HEC):  $  71,000
US Funding (State):   $  85,000 

Integrated Genetic/Physical Mapping of Gossypium
Andrew Paterson, University of Georgia, Athens
Mehboob-ur-Rahman, National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Faisalabad
Pakistani Funding (MoST):  $140,000
US Funding (State):   $160,000 
Hepatitis C Virus Management in Pakistan
Charles M. Rice, The Rockefeller University, New York
Ishtiaq Qadri, National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad
Pakistani Funding (HEC):  $ 300,000
US Funding (State):   $ 250,000 

Establishment of an Integrated Telepathology, Pathology Imaging, and
Immunohistochemistry Facility in Pakistan

David C. Wilbur, The Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
Imtiaz Ahmad Qureshi, Holy Family Hospital, Rawalpindi
Pakistani Funding (MoST):  $ 143,000
US Funding (State):   $ 164,500 


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