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Name Engr. Sidra Iftekhar
Designation Assistant Professor
Department Environmental Engineering (Taxila)
Highest Qualification
Specialization Water & Wastewater Engineering
Phone No +92-51-9047806
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Fax No +92-51-9047797
Email [email protected]
  • PhD (cont.), Laboratory of Green chemical Technology, Lapeenranta university of Technology, Finland
  • MS Environmental Engineering (2014), Institute of Environmental Engineering & Research, University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • BS Environmental Engineering (2010), Institute of Environmental Engineering & Research, University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.
  1. 10 research papers have been published in national/international journals.
  2. Supervised 03 M.Sc Final year projects (LGC LUT,FI)
  3. Supervised 09 B.Sc Final year projects.
  1. Water & Wastewater Treatment
  2. Dam Water Conservation using Monolayer Polymers
  3. Adsorption studies
  4. Air and Noise Pollution 
  1. Asif, Muhammad Bilal, Rasikh Habib, Sidra Iftekhar, Nadeem Majeed and Zahiruddin Khan. “Optimization of the operational parameters in a submerged membrane bioreactor using Box Behnken Response Surface Methodology: Membrane fouling control and effluent quality.” Desalination and water treatment (2017). (I.F: 1.631)

  2. Hammouda, Samia Ben, Feiping Zhao, Zahra Safaei, Varsha Srivastava, Deepika Lakshmi Ramasamy, Sidra Iftekhar, Simo Kalliola and Mika Sillanpää. "Degradation and mineralization of phenol in aqueous medium by heterogeneous monopersulfate activation on nanostructured cobalt based-perovskite catalysts ACoO 3 (A= La, Ba, Sr and Ce): Characterization, kinetics and mechanism study." Applied Catalysis B: Environmental (2017). (I.F: 9.446)

  3. Hammouda, Samia Ben, Feiping Zhao, Zahra Safaei, Varsha Srivastava, Deepika Lakshmi Ramasamy, Sidra Iftekhar, Simo Kalliola and Mika Sillanpää. "Degradation and mineralization of phenol in aqueous medium by heterogeneous monopersulfate activation on nanostructured cobalt based-perovskite catalysts ACoO 3 (A= La, Ba, Sr and Ce): Characterization, kinetics and mechanism study." Applied Catalysis B: Environmental (2017). (I.F: 9.446)

  4. Iftekhar, Sidra, Varsha Srivastava, and Mika Sillanpää. "Enrichment of lanthanides in aqueous system by cellulose based silica nanocomposite." Chemical Engineering Journal 320 (2017): 151-159. (I.F: 6.216)

  5. Iftekhar, Sidra, Varsha Srivastava, and Mika Sillanpää. "Synthesis and application of LDH intercalated cellulose nanocomposite for separation of rare earth elements (REEs)." Chemical Engineering Journal 309 (2017): 130-139. DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2016.10.028 (I.F: 6.216)

  6. Iftekhar, Sidra, Muhammad Umar Farooq, Mika Sillanpää, Muhammad Bilal Asif, Rasikh Habib. "Removal of Ni (II) Using Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes Electrodes: Relation Between Operating Parameters and Capacitive Deionization Performance." Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering (2016): 1-6. DOI: 10.1007/s13369-016-2301-5 (I.F: 0.865)

  7. Muhammad Bilal Asif, Nadeem Majeed, Sidra Iftekhar, Rasikh Habib, Sadia Fida, Shamas Tabraiz, (2015);“Chemically enhanced primary treatment of textile effluent using alum sludge and chitosan”; Desalination and Water Treatment;  DOI: 10.1080/19443994.2015.1015448. (I.F. 0.987) 
  8. S. Tabraiz, M. B. Asif, S. Iftekhar, T. Ishtiaq, (2014); “A Potential Source Of Hearing Impairment – Headphones”; Technical Journal UET Taxila; Vol. 19(IV); 48-53. 
  9. Mehwish Asad, Ayub Elahi, Huma Pervaiz, Usman Ali Naeem, Sidra Iftekhar, Muhammad Bilal Asif, Amber Taseer, Ayyaz Tajammal Mirza, Naeem Ejaz, (2013); “Role of Supplementary Cementitious Materials in enhancing Concrete Properties”; Life Sci J;10(12s):956-960. (I.F. 0.167)
  • Pre-feasibility Studies and Design of CETP for Sheikhupura City, Punjab, Pakistan

 

                   BSc. Final Year Project

                   Project was funded by Environmental Protection Department and Govt. of Punjab, Pakistan.

  • Adsorption potential of natural (03) and synthetic adsorbents (MCNT’s) for the removal of heavy metals from wastewater.

 

                    MSc. Thesis

                   Two (02) research publications are in process.

  • Application of MCNTs and other adsorbents with CDI technology for removal of heavy metals and salts.

  • Adsorption potential of natural and synthetic adsorbents (MCNT’s) for the removal of Arsenic from Oil Refinery waste water.

  • Adsorption potential of multi-walled carbon nano-tubes (MCNT’s) for the removal of heavy metals from textile mill waste water.

  • Use of potato starch for removal of metal ions in UF.

  • Chemical Treatment of Textile mill waste water

  • Effect of Noise Pollution on Traffic Wardens: A Case Study for Lahore, Pakistan

  • Dam water conservation by the use of Monolayer Polymers

  • Evaluation of reduced chemical demand by using Horizontal Roughing filters for water treatment

  • Study on Duckweeds in Oxidation ditches (OD).

Worked as:

  1. Director Undergrad Studies, Environmental Engineering Department, UET Taxila (2011-2016)
  2. Academic Incharge, Department of Environmental Engineering, UET Taxila (2011-2015)
  3. Member Library Committee, UET Taxila (2011-2016)
  4. Member Editorial Board Technical Journal, UET Taxila (2011-2016)
  5. Convener, Departmental Disciplinary Committee (2011-2016)
  6. Scrutineer Exams (Undergraduate), UET Taxila (2011-2016)
  7. Member Departmental Semester Committee (DSC), Environmental Engineering Department, UET Taxila (2011-2016)
  8. Member Board of Undergraduate Studies (2011-2016)
  9. Director, Environmental Analytical Lab (2011-2016)
  10. Incharge, Departmental Laptop Distribution Committee (2011-2016)
  11. Incharge Internship, Department of Environmental Engineering, UET Taxila (2011-2015)
  12. Incharge Final year projects, Department of Environmental Engineering, UET Taxila (2011-2015)

(a) March 2016– To Date

EMPLOYER: LAPPEENRANTA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, FINLAND

Working as; Junior Researcher.

(b) April 2014– To Date

EMPLOYER: UNIVERSITY OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY, TAXILA, PAKISTAN

Working as; Assistant Professor.

Teaching many subjects of Environmental Engineering like:

  1. Environmental Laboratory Techniques-I
  2. Fluid Mechanics
  3. Noise and Air Pollution Control Engineering
  4. Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

(c) Sep 2011 – April 2014

EMPLOYER: UNIVERSITY OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY, TAXILA, PAKISTAN

Worked as; Lecturer.

Taught many subjects of Environmental Engineering like:

  1. Environmental Management
  2. Environmental Ecology
  3. Environmental Chemistry
  4. Environmental Laboratory Techniques-I
  5. Environmental Laboratory Techniques-II
  6. Noise and Air Pollution Control Engineering
  7. Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

Experience working with:

  1. Inductive coupled plasma (ICP-OES)
  2. XRD 
  3. FTIR
  4. AFM
  5. TEM, SEM
  6. BET
  7. EPR

Laboratory testing relating to:

  1. Water and wastewater;
  2. Air and noise;
  3. Soil
Member of Pakistan Engineering Council (ENVIRO/65)

Undergraduate Teaching:

  1. Environmental Management
  2. Environmental Ecology
  3. Environmental Chemistry
  4. Fluid Mechanics
  5. Environmental Laboratory Techniques-I
  6. Environmental Laboratory Techniques-II
  7. Noise and Air Pollution Control Engineering
  8. Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
  • Junior Researcher (March 2016- to date)
  • Assistant Professor (April 2014- to date)
  1. Dean Honor Rolls (02) for best performance at Undergraduate level
  2. 2nd Position in Final Year Research Project of BSc. Environmental Engineering
  3. 1st position in 2nd semester of MSc. Environmental Engineering and overall 1st position in MSc.
  4. Honor Certificates for managing Annual Hostel Dinners and other activities.
  5. Honor Certificates for participation in painting competition of Environmental Horticulture Society, UET, Lahore.
  1. Paper presented in 2nd International Conference on “Global Environmental Changes”, 26-27 Feb, 2014, GCU Faisalabad, Pakistan
Attended workshop on “INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON WATER CONSERVATION AND REUSE”, organized by “School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (SCEE) NUST, Islamabad” from 10 to 11 Nov, 2011.
  1. Title: ''REMOVAL OF SULFATE AND PHOSPHATE BY Zn-Al LAYERED DOUBLE HYDROXIDES''; Student: Mehmet Emin Küçük

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Recent courses: 

  1. Sustainable Environmental Engineering
  2. Research Ethics
  3. Finnish Language for foreigners

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Working under following research group:

Laboratory of Green Chemistry (LGC), LUT, Fi