A high level delegation from Harbin Engineering University (HEI), China led by Prof. Ding Xuezhong, visited Capital University of Science & Technology, Islamabad on Wednesday, 15th January 2020 at 11:00 AM. The delegation included following members:
|Details of Members|
|Dr. Qiao Gang||Vice Dean, College of Underwater Acoustic Engineering|
|Dr. Liu Sonzuo||Professor, College of Underwater Acoustic Engineering|
|Dr. Ding Xuezhong||Vice Dean, International College|
|Mr. Guo Feng||Vice Director, Alumni Affairs|
|Dr. Niaz Ahmed||Professor, College of Underwater Acoustic Engineering|
|Dr. Lou Yi||Lecturer, College of Underwater Acoustic Engineering|
The respective faculty team from CUST was comprised of following members:
|Details of Members|
|Dr. Aamer Iqbal Bhatti||Dean ORIC/Professor, EE Department|
|Dr. Imtiaz Ahmed Taj||Dean Faculty of Engineering/Professor, EE Department|
|Dr. Nayyer Masood||HoD/Professor, CS Department|
|Dr. Ishtiaq Hassan||HoD /Associate Professor, CE Department|
|Dr. Muhammad Ashraf||Professor, EE Department|
|Dr. Fazal-Ur-Rahman||Professor, EE Department|
|Dr. Muhammad Faisal Associate||Professor, EE Department|
|Dr. Umer Amir Khan||Assistant Professor, EE Department|
|Dr. Muhammad Tahir||Assistant Professor, EE Department|
|Dr. Irfan Anjum Manarvi||Professor, ME Department|
|Dr. Saif-Ur-Rahman||Professor, ME Department|
|Dr. Majid Ali||Associate Professor, CE Department|
|Dr. Fawad Saleem Bukhari||Assistant Professor, CS Department|
The meeting started with the brief introduction of CUST faculty team about their educational profiles and research expertise presented by Dean Faculty of Engineering, Prof. Imtiaz Ahmed Taj. He apprised the guests about the University, particularly about its Students’ Strength, Research Groups and recent Research and Development Projects. This was followed by the corresponding introduction by visiting team from Harbin Engineering University about their academic and research backgrounds, presented by Vice Dean, International College (HEI), Prof. Ding Xuezhong.
Dean Research & Innovation, Prof. Aamer Iqbal Bhatti updated the officials about the research collaborations with academia and industry. He added that we can work on joint projects of common interest through mutual appreciation and integration. The guests were amused to know about the research expertise and sound industrial background of CUST faculty members. He also updated the delegation about the CUST collaborations and MOUs with prestigious international institutes including SJTU, China and Joint Research Center on Antibacterial Resistance being worked on with SJTU.
The Chinese delegation lead presented a brief overview about HEI and research and development expertise of its faculty. He named few areas like Ship Building Technology and Nuclear Science Technology on which, HEI is investing heavily and have collaborations with leading Pakistani organizations and institutes, including NESCOM, Pakistan Navy, NUST etc. The team took keen interest in Pakistani students for Masters and PhD studies in China and updated that more than 500 HEI international alumni are of Pakistani origin.
The Irfan Anjum Manarvi explicated the guests about the facilities owned by Mechanical Engineering Department. He explained that we have an excellent infrastructure and labs facilities for Product Design and Development. He also named few research expertise of faculty namely Composites, CFD, Mechanical Structures, Orthopedics and 3-D Printing.
Both parties agreed to start collaboration through smaller projects and then move towards the greater endeavors. The Chinese also took keen interest and talked about workable Joint Research Lab/Center. Dean Research & Innovation proposed an MOU between both the parties. The Chinese side wished to endure the research collaboration with CUST and responded positively on the proposal. The session lasted till 12:00 PM. Dean ORIC thanked valued guests for their time and interactive session, and wished to continue such type of meet-ups on regular basis. The guests presented the HEI Mementos to Dean ORIC and Dean Faculty of Engineering, CUST. The guests were also acknowledged with CUST mementos by Dean ORIC followed by a group photo. The session ended on a positive note.