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University of Peshawar

::Administrative Staff

Director
Prof. Yaseen Iqbal

Assistant Accounts
Officer

Mr. Muhammad Rashid

::Faculty Staff

Lecturer
(Material Sciences)

Mr. Zia Ullah



::Technical Staff

Instrument Mechanic
(Mechanical &
Electrical)

Muhammad Ismail

Instrument Mechanic
(Electronics)

Asad Ali

Laboratory Attendant
Haroon ur Rashid

Materials Research Laboratory (MRL) is located at the Institute of Electronics and Physics, University of Peshawar,Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The initial work on MRL was started in 2005 with the approval of the grant (Rs. 1 m) under the project titled “Office Furnishing to supplement the establishment of MRL. This was actually an initial settlement fund offered to all the foreign professors who joined the Higher Education Foreign Faculty Hiring Program. Initially, a Horizontal Ball Mill, Polishing Wheel, Diamond Cutting Saw and Manual Pellet Press were installed. These were acquired through the Rs. 3.58 m grant via the “The Effect of Various Substitutions on the Phase, Microstructure and Properties of Sr2Nb2O7-SrTiO3 based Ceramics” project under the HEC National Research Grant Program for Universities (NRPU). The major breakthrough which accelerated the establishment of this Lab came through the Rs. 24.67 m grant as a part of the University of Peshawar 2nd Mega Project. Apart from others, in its initial stages, so far MRL has attracted 10 PhD scholars, 5 M-Phil Scholars, up to 10 masters project students per annum and several internees. So far two PhD and 2 M-Phil scholars have completed their studies. Additionally, MRL has played a key role in enhancing the research activities in Materials Science and has initiated projects jointly with technologically advanced countries. The launching of the Journal of the Pakistan Materials Society, in spite of the small number of papers being published in materials science in the region, is an other achievement of MRL. In 2008, University of Peshawar approved and appointed staff for the laboratory. The Laboratory remains open from 9.00 AM to 7.00 PM and hosts the Materials Connection Centre as well. In case of any enquiries the undersigned can be contacted.

Acknowledgement:
We acknowledge the enormous moral and financial support of the Higher Education Commission Pakistan, University of Peshawar, Department of Physics, collaboration of Centralized Research Laboratory, Directorate of S&T NWFP, Nowshera Industrial Estate, hard work of the MRL Staff and enthusiasm of Research Scholars and students, in developing the MRL to this stage.
Dr. Yaseen Iqbal
Phone: 00 92 91 570 4615
E-mail: dryaseeniqbal@yahoo.co.uk
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