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Phase 7 (2017 Deadline)

Projects Selected for Joint Funding    

The following 14 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) and Department of State.

Capacity building at Mehran University of Engineering and Technology to address drinking water issues in Pakistan

US Partner: Ramesh Goel, University of Utah

Pakistan Partner: Rasool Mahar, Mehran University of Engineering & Technology 

Capacity building for vector-borne neglected diseases of livestock

US Partner: Frank Moore, University of Southern Mississippi

Pakistan Partner: Aneela Durrani, University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore

Computational modeling of active tuberculosis using clinical, immunological, and radiological data

US Partner: Michael Hogarth, University of California, Davis

Pakistan Partner: Aamer Ikram, University of Health Sciences


Design and testing of water ATMs - water dispensing and quality measurement units

US Partner: Mustafa Naseem, University of Michigan

Pakistan Partner: Tauseef Tauqeer, Information Technology University

Endocrine disrupting chemicals in Kabul and Swat rivers and their impact on fish populations and rural community livelihoods

US Partner: Linda Lee, Purdue University

Pakistan Partner: Bushra Khan, University of Peshawar

Formal verification methodologies and tools to ensure safety of control software used in infusion pumps

US Partner: Sudarshan Srinivasan, North Dakota State University

Pakistan Partner: Sana Shuja, COMSATS Institute of Information and Technology

Health security: Point of care, multiplexed molecular detection of infectious diseases endemic in Pakistan

US Partner: Haim Bau, University of Pennsylvania

Pakistan Partner: Muhammad Shabir, International Islamic University

Hydrocarbon potential of the northern Pakistan fold-thrust belt

US Partner: Delores Robinson, University of Alabama

Pakistan Partner: Shah Faisal, University of Peshawar


Improving agricultural extension in Pakistan through communication for development

US Partner: Robert Agunga, The Ohio State University

Pakistan Partner: Badar Siddiqui, Pir Mehr Ali Shah (PMAS) Arid Agriculture University


Laser-assisted fabrication of graphene and MXene based novel energy storage devices

US Partner: Deji Akinwande, University of Texas

Pakistan Partner: Syed Rizwan Hussain, National University of Science & Technology (NUST) 

Molecular characterization and drug design targeting emerging pathogenic bacteria of Pakistan and development of an access application for the health care industry

US Partner: Alexander MacKerell, University of Maryland

Pakistan Partner: Syed Sikander Azam, Quaid-i-Azam University 

Molecular characterization of Mycoplasma capricolum subsp. capripneumoniae Pakistan strain for the establishment of effective diagnostics and vaccines

US Partner: Bryan Carson, Sandia National Laboratories

Pakistan Partner: Farhan Anwar Khan, University of Agriculture, Peshawar 

Molecular signatures associated with obesity and risk of diabetes in Pakistan

US Partner: Mohammed Ali, Emory University

Pakistan Partner: Muhammad Khadir, Aga Khan University


Rapid bacteria identification in rural communities of Pakistan via cloud storage

US Partner: Ya-Hong Xie, University of California, Los Angeles

Pakistan Partner: Khalid Mahmood, Government College University Faisalabad