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Dr. Parveen Akhter
Department of Chemistry
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Dr. Parveen Akhter obtained her B.Sc (Hons) leading M.Sc degree in Chemistry from Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU) Multan, Pakistan. Then, she visits to South Korea but she could not continue her study due to very short stay there. When she came back to Pakistan, very soon she decided to peruse her career and moved to Italy for Ph.D study. Dr. Parveen Akhter successfully got her Ph.D degree from Politecnico di Torino (Turin), ITALY that is a reputed world class University not only in Italy but in Europe as well. She was honored to receive Italian Government Scholarship for PhD degree during her study plan. Furthermore, by pursuing her PhD work she got experienced to work on very fascinating “European Project (309701-2 Eco2CO2 CP-FP FP7-NMP-2012-SMALL-6) and had a very good exposure for synthesizing various nano-materials, characterized these and applied for the chemical reaction of photocatalytic reduction of CO2 to produce alternative renewable energy fuels.
It was very charming topic because CO2 emission has been a global warming issue from last few decades. This research field is equivalent to ‘hunting two birds with a single stone’ means saving the environment (from CO2 greenhouse gas) and providing the future energy demands (by alternative fuels). She had also a good exposure of different characterizations techniques for instance, BET, XRD, SEM, TEM, UV-Vis, FT-IR, XPS, etc. during her PhD studies. Dr. Parveen Akhter is author of total of 13 publications: 08 SCI journal papers in the well-reputed journals including Applied Catalysis B: Environmental [ISI/Scopus; SCI very good IF] and 05 International Conference proceedings (Bangkok-THAILAND, Acapulco- MEXICO, Las Vegas NV-USA Isola di Procida- ITALY, Milan-ITALY). She is the author of a “Hottest Article” in “Top 25 Hottest Articles” in Category of Chemical Engineering in the journal “Fuel” reported by Elsevier and this paper was published in 2014. Currently, she is serving as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences at The University of Lahore (UOL), Pakistan. Her current research experties cover the areas of Catalysis, Photocatalysis/using mesoporous materials, Waste Water Treatment by using various novel nanomaterials.