Guest Lecture Series

2021

Guest Lecture - Mr. Nisar ul Haq Asadi

A seminar on Sustainable Aviation to Combat Environmental Pollution was organized by the Department of Environmental Engineering, NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi, Pakistan, on October 10, 2021, following COVID-19 related Govt SOPs. Mr. Nisar ul Haq Asadi, Sr. Assistant Director for Safety & Quality Mgmt. System in Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) was the guest speaker of the session. 
Dr. Abdul Ghaffar, Assistant Professor, welcomed the participants; the session formally began with the recitation of Holy Quran. The speaker conducted an interactive session with the students and discussed the importance of sustainability and impact in daily life, focusing on the aviation industry. Mr. Asadi highlighted the importance of ISO standards and their implementation, making easiness in the working environment.
Students and faculty members including, Engr. Tufail Ahmed Zubedi, Dr. Mehmood Ali, Dr. Sadia Khan and Dr. Abdul Ghaffar participated in the seminar. In recognition of the contribution, Mr. Nisar ul Haq Asadi was awarded a memento by Dr. Mehmood Ali, Associate Professor of the Environmental Engineering Department. 

Guest Lecture - Dr. Mirza Munir Ahmed

A seminar on industrial career perspectives for Environmental Engineers was organized by the Department of Environmental Engineering, NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi, Pakistan, on September 18, 2021, following COVID-19 related Govt SOPs. Dr. Mirza Munir Ahmed, Health Safety & Environment Consultant with The World Bank and NOMAC (Oman), was the guest speaker of the session. 
Dr. Abdul Ghaffar, Assistant Professor, welcomed the participants; the session formally began with recitation of Holy Quran. The speaker conducted an interactive session with the students, discussed the importance of skill development, training and certifications in addition to a professional degree in Environmental Engineering for a successful career in the industry at national and international platforms.
Students and faculty members, including Dr. Mehmood Ali, Dr. Sadia Khan and Dr. Abdul Ghaffar, participated and appreciated the seminar. In recognition of the contribution, Dr. Mirza Munir Ahmed was awarded a memento by Dr. Mehmood Ali, Associate Professor of the Environmental Engineering Department.

Guest Lecture - Mr. Syed Hassan Ali

A webinar on Environmental site Assessment an overview was organized by the Department of Environmental Engineering, NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi, Pakistan, on February 19, 2021. Syed Hassan Ali, Engineering Lead at Tekcellent Pvt. Ltd., was the session's guest speaker. 

The session started by welcoming participants with a brief introduction of the speaker by session moderator Dr. Abdul Ghaffar. The speaker conducted an interactive session by sharing the industrial approach in Environmental Site Assessments and the design of pilot systems for groundwater/soil remediation. He emphasized the importance of environmental impact assessments (ESIA/EIA/IEE).
Students and faculty members including, Dr. Mehmood Ali, Dr. Sadia Khan and Dr. Abdul Ghaffar, participated in the seminar. In recognition of the contribution, Syed Hassan Ali was awarded a memento by Dr. Mehmood Ali, Associate Professor of the Environmental Engineering Department.

2020

Guest Lecture - Engineer Zain Anwar

A webinar on Process Safety Management for Industrial and Environmental Protection was organized by the Department of Environmental Engineering as Guest Speaker Series-2020 on Sept 26, 2020, at NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan. Engineer Zain Anwar, NED Alumnus was invited as a guest speaker for the session. 
Mr. Anwar is currently working with Pakistan Refinery Limited as Executive Engineer Process Safety. He began the session by elaborating the concept of Process Safety and accentuated the significance of its implementation in the industries dealing with highly hazardous chemicals. He explained process safety is another crucial dimension to take into account for environmental protection. He reiterated Process Safety Management has become an indispensable need of time to avert massive fires, explosions, and toxic releases. Zain also encouraged students by sharing his research experience, which led to his successful publication in a renowned international journal.
Students and faculty from the Department of Environmental Engineering participated in the session. In recognition of the contribution, Engr. Zain Anwar was awarded a memento by Dr. Atif Mustafa, Chairman of the Environmental Engineering Department. Dr. Mehmood Ali, Dr. Sadia Khan, Dr. Mohammad Aslam Bhutto, Engr. Ather Hussain Mover also participated and appreciated the session. The webinar was moderated by Dr. Abdul Ghaffar, Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Engineering.

Guest Lecture - Engineer Uzma Khalil

A seminar on Safety and Environmental Management of Ontario Power Generation (OPG) was organized by the Department of Environmental Engineering as guest speaker series-2020 on January 25th, 2020 at NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan. Engineer Syeda Uzma Khalil an international NED Alumni was the guest speaker of the session. 

Engr. Uzma Khalil is currently serving at Ontario Power Generation, Canada in the capacity of Section Manager- Project Controls: P&M Pickering and Nuclear Waste. During the session, she briefed the audience on the role of OPG in protecting the environment, biodiversity, and the future. She shared her in-depth experience on health, safety & environment particularly waste management of different projects like; beach-front pipe removal and buried fire water pipe replacement. All participants including faculty members had a prolific insight from her international experience including radiation safety and nuclear waste management practices being followed at the OPG.

Students and faculty from the Department of Environmental Engineering participated in the session. In recognition of the contribution, Engr. Uzma Khalil was awarded a memento by Dr. Sadia Khan, Associate Professor of the Environmental Engineering Department. Dr. Mehmood Ali, Associate Professor, Dr. Abdul Ghaffar, Assistant Professor and moderator of the session, Engr. Ather Hussain Mover, Visiting Faculty also participated and appreciated the seminar.

Guest Lecture - Engineer Muneer Ahmed

A seminar on environmental assessment and compliance of the Thar coal project was organized by the Department of Environmental Engineering as guest speaker series-2020 on January 4th, 2020 in NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan. Engineer Muneer Ahmed a proactive solution focused industrious environmental specialist was the guest speaker of the session. 
Engr. Muneer Ahmed is currently associated with GEMS (Pvt.) Ltd. as Manager Environment at Coal Mining and Power Project in Thar. He shared experience on Thar coal project, procedures, and practices in preparation of environmental assessment reports, environmental management, monitoring, and compliances. Teachers and students had a fruitful insight from his experience and current practices on the Thar coal project.
Students and teachers from the Department of Environmental Engineering participated in the session. In recognition of the contribution, Engr. Muneer Ahmed was awarded a memento by Dr. Atif Mustafa, Associate Professor and co-chairman of the Environmental Engineering Department. Dr. Mehmood Ali and Dr. Sadia Khan also participated and appreciated the seminar.

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