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Pakistan-US Science and Technology Cooperation Program         
Phase 5 (2012 Deadline)

Projects Selected for Joint Funding                                                          

The following projects are being funded on the Pakistani side by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and
on the US side by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID):

Capacity building for Pakistan in fire risk management
US partner: Venkatesh Kodur, Michigan State University
Pak partner: Muhammad Masood Rafi, NED University of Engineering and Technology

Collaborative research for genetic conservation and improvement of Pakistani goats
US partner: James M. Reecy, Iowa State University
Pak partner: Muhammad Moaeen-ud-Din, PMAS-Arid Agriculture University

Development and commercialization of a blood based tuberculosis diagnostic test
US partner: Imran H. Khan, University of California, Davis
Pak partner: Natasha Anwar, Forman Christian College

Development of ultrasensitive, robust and affordable nanoparticle-based strips for detecting bacteria
US partner: Vincent M. Rotello, University of Massachusetts
Pak partner: Irshad Hussain, LUMS University

Neotectonic and earthquake-hazard studies of the Chaman Fault, Western Pakistan
US Partner: Shuhab D. Khan, University of Houston
Pak Partner: Khan Abudul Salam, University of Balochistan

New approaches for lower cost, longer ability and higher efficiency of dye-sensitized solar cells
US partner: Qiquan Qiao, South Dakota State University
Pak partner: Muhammad Hassan Sayyad, Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering, Sciences and Technology

Saving maternal and infant lives with affordable technology
US partner: Richard Rothenberg and Musharraf Cyan, Georgia State University
Pak partner: Hamid Hussain, Khyber Medical University

Study of magnetic materials for hyperthermia treatment of cancer
US partner: Shahid Ahmad Shaheen, Florida State University, and Michael Shatruk, Florida State University
Pak partner: Sadia Manzoor, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology

Targeted engineering of Brassica juncea seed biochemistry to produce reduced-viscosity plant oils for direct use as Biofuel
US partner: Timothy P. Durrett, Kansas State University
Pak partner: Iqbal Munir, Agricultural University Peshawar

The establishment of fruits and vegetables processing center in the Institute of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Sargodha, Pakistan
US partner: Mian Nadeem Riaz, Texas A&M University
Pak partner: Sarfraz Hussain, University of Sargodha