Dr. Khawar Sultan

Assistant Professor

Environmental Sciences


Dr Khawar Sultan is a geochemist (Geologist) working as Assistant Professor at the Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Lahore (UOL), Lahore. His research interests include applications of geochemical techniques (e.g. minerals, isotopic, REE and trace element signature, Geochemical Modeling) in solving issues (e.g. ground and surface water, and soil pollution) that concern societies of Pakistan.


SrNo. Year Degree Board/University
1 2006 PhD Federation University Australia, Australia
2 2002 MS University of Tsukuba, Japan.
3 1998 M.Sc. Geology University of Punjab, Lahore


SrNo. From To Category Designation Organization
1 01/13/2013 04/12/2017 Academic Experience Lecturer School of Marine and Environment Sciences, University Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia.
2 11/01/2009 01/13/2012 Academic Experience Research Fellow Department of Hydrology, University of Bayreuth, Germany


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1 Soil applied vermicompost improves morpho-physio-biochemical and quality attributes of lettuce under saline conditions
2 Decadal Impacts of Climate Change on Rainfed Agriculture Community in Western Somaliland, Africa
3 Effect of Selenium on Growth, Physio-Biochemical and Yield Traits of Lettuce under Limited Water Regimes
4 Mass characterisation of elemental toxicants in popular cigarettes sale in Pakistan using ICP-OES
5 Risk Analysis of Heavy Metals and Groundwater Quality Indices in Residential Areas: A Case Study in the Rajanpur District, Pakistan
6 Calcium induced growth, physio-biochemical, antioxidants, osmolytes adjustments and phytoconstituents status in spinach under heat stress
7 Sorghum Allelopathy: Alternative Weed Management Strategy and their Impact on Mungbean Productivity and Soil Rhizosphere Properties
8 Alleviation of Cadmium Stress by Silicon Supplementation in Peas by Modulation of Morpho-physio-biochemical Variables and Health Risk Assessment
9 Consortium between Ground Water Quality and Lint Yield in Cotton Belt Areas
10 Risk Assessment of Potentially Toxic Metals and Metalloids in Soil, Water and Plant Continuum of Fragrant Rice
11 Trees to towers shift: Power lines emerging as a novel habitat for birds in Gujranwala, Pakistan.
12 A global modification in avifaunal behavior by use of waste disposal sites (waste dumps/rubbish dumps): a review paper
13 Population Explosion and Behavioural Changes of Opportunist Wild Avifauna at a Landfill at Gujranwala in Northeastern Punjab: A Baseline Deviation Study
14 Habitat Preferences of Birds in Relation to Exotic Trees in Canal Bank Forests Gujranwala, Pakistan
15 Experimental modeling, optimization and comparison of coagulants for removal of metallic pollutants from wastewater
16 Heavy metals stress, mechanism and remediation techniques in rice (Oryza sativaL.): A review
17 Status of heavy metals concentrations in oysters (Crassostrea sp.) from Setiu wetlands, Terengganu, Malaysia = Status kepekatan logam berat dalam tiram (Crassostrea sp.) dari tanah bencah Setiu, Terengganu, Malaysia
18 Distribution of Heavy Metals and Rare Earth Elements in the Surface Sediments of Penang River Estuary, Malaysia
19 The Changes of Sedimentological Characteristics in Kemaman Estuary, Terengganu, Malaysia
20 Stable oxygen and hydrogen isotope fractionation factors for the Goethite (hematite)-water system
21 Spatial distribution of Selected Heavy Metals in Surface Sediments of the EEZ of the East Coast Peninsular Malaysia
22 Geochemical characterization of clay minerals in surface sediments of three major rivers along the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia
23 Hydrochemistry and baseline values of major and trace elements in tropical surface waters of the Terengganu River (Malaysia).
24 Distribution of Pb, As, Cd, Sn and Hg in soil, sediment and surface water of the tropical river watershed, Terengganu (Malaysia).
25 Geochemistry and distribution of major, minor and trace elements in the tropical sediments of the Terengganu River basin, Malaysia
26 Distribution and geochemical baselines of major, minor and trace elements in tropical topsoils of the Terengganu River basin, Malaysia
27 Seasonal Changes and Major Cation Composition in individual Rain Events at Ballarat, Central Victoria (Australia).
28 Rare earth elements in tropical surface water, soil and sediments of the Terengganu River Basin, Malaysia
29 Distribution of metals in soils of the Creswick and Ballarat areas with emphasis on Arsenic in relation to geology and mining activities
30 Distribution of metals in soils of the Creswick and Ballarat areas with emphasis on Arsenic in relation to geology and mining activities.
31 Seasonal changes in arsenic concentrations and hydrogeochemistry of Canadian Creek, Ballarat (Victoria, Australia).
32 Arsenic and major cation hydrogeochemistry of the Central Victorian (Creswick-Ballarat) surface waters
33 Clay mineralogy of Central Victorian (Creswick) soils: clay mineral contents as tool of environmental analysis.
34 Geological and Sr-isotopic characteristics of stream and spring waters: a study of surface acidification from forested catchments at Seto, Central Japan


SrNo. Year Level City Country Confence
1 2010 International Copenhagen Denmark Magnetic Methods in Biogeochemistry, Denmark


SrNo. Year Awarding Organization Description
1 2009 Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany Alexander von Humboldt Postdoc Fellowship, Bayreuth University, Germany
2 2000 Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Monbukagakusho Scholarship, University of Tsukuba, Japan


Courses Taught

SrNo. Type Title University Semester
1 Environmental Science Environmental Chemistry The University of Lahore BS Sem-III
2 Environmental Science Introduction To Earth Science The University of Lahore BS Sem-II
3 Environmental Science Strategic Environmental Assessment The University of Lahore M.Phil. Sem-I
4 Environmental Science Environmental Profile of Pakistan The University of Lahore BS Sem-V
5 Environmental Science Hydrology The University of Lahore M.Sc. Sem-II

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Languages and Skills

SrNo. Langues Skills
1 English
2 Urdu
3 Punjabi
4 Japanese (Some)
5 German (Some)

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