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Muhammad Fahim Khokhar

National University of Sciences and Technology

Prof. Dr Muhammad Fahim Khokhar is working as HoD at Institute of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, National University of Sciences and Technology (IESE, SCEE, NUST) Islamabad, Pakistan. He had his Doctoral degree from Germany followed by three post-doctorates from Germany and France. He excelled himself in satellite remote sensing, air quality monitoring and assessment, climate change and its impacts, DOAS (differential optical absorption spectroscopy) technique, data retrieval algorithm and analysis. He worked on various European research projects, like NOVAAC, GEMS and MACC within the 6th and 7th framework of European commissions.

At IESE, Dr Khokhar is the team leader of C-CARGO (Climate Change and Atmospheric chemistry Research Group). He is motivated to explore the atmospheric composition of Pakistan and to prepare a regional database of different greenhouse and trace gases by exploiting both satellite and ground-based observations.

He has a commendable research record and was conferred the SCEE-Best researcher award for the year 2020-21. The focus of his research includes climate change impacts, mitigation and adaptation, air quality monitoring and assessment. He is one of the executive/committee members of the working group of Monsoon Asian and Oceania Networking Group (IGAC-MANGO).