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Year 2017

Team Toyota HammerHead secures 6th position in Shell Eco Marathon Asia 2017


Team Toyota Hammerhead ARC from Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute, Pakistan, participated in a global competition Shell Eco Marathon Asia 2017 and secured 6th position in the Prototype category. For the last seven years, Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute (GIKI) has made the country proud in Shell Eco-marathon by gaining recognition in different domains pertaining to design, manufacturing, and communication. This year, team Toyota Hammerhead was able to uphold the legacy of the predecessors. Team Toyota Hammerhead Arc secured 6th position in Prototype Category at an international competition, Shell Eco Marathon Asia 2017. The team surpassed many countries like Japan, India, Malaysia, Singapore, and Korea. The hard work of our engineers was rewarded when a mileage of 311.2 (km/kWh) was recorded. The team captain and the team manager were interviewed by many news channels at SEM’17, and their interviews were selected to be broadcasted on national television.    From all the teams in Pakistan, Team Toyota Hammerhead was the only team to clear the Technical and safety inspection at first attempt. The Shell supervisors appreciated the design and safety measures.  Of all the teams, Team Toyota Hammerhead was selected to represent Pakistan at the Flag-off ceremony that took place. It was a proud moment for the team to hold the flag of Pakistan amongst the top countries in Asia. Team Hammerhead circuit was given appreciation by the technical inspectors at SEM, 2017. Our engineers designed the controller and hard work paid off. Our design was remarked as ‘sleek and streamlined’ by one of the professors in Singapore at SEM’17. Team Toyota HammerHead making GIK and Pakistan proud! ...
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17th April, 2017

GIK Professor successfully registers 50th Patent


In collaboration with Jeddah University, KSA, Professor Khasan S. Karimov registered his 50th patent, on Strain Sensor based on Nano-materials. This sensor will help researchers discover new horizons and can be used for accurate measurement of heart pulse rate. Dr. Karimov has a total of around 50 patents including those registered in Soviet Union, Russia, Tajikistan. This being the first one registered by USA. According to the Professor, it is one of his greatest accomplishments as the demand to intellectual research and potential application of this patent is very high. He thanked Jeddah University, KSA for their contribution and financial support of around $10,000. He was grateful for GIK for allowing him to provide the platform that gave birth to this patent crediting the Idea, fabrication, realization and experimentation to GIK. Professor Dr. Karimov also hinted towards another patent that he is currently working on and he is hopeful that it pulls through. ...
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30th March, 2017

One day hands-on workshop for Engineering Faculty on DESIGN COURSE teaching Engineering Students


We have the pleasure of inviting you to participate in a one day hands-on workshop for Engineering Faculty on DESIGN COURSE Teaching Engineering Students to be held on 6th April, 2017 at Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences & Technology (GIKI), Topi, KPK. This workshop is jointly hosted by Faculty of Mechanical Engineering King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFPUM) and Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences & Technology (GIKI) for engineering faculty members from all engineering disciplines all over Pakistan who are interested in teaching design and or related courses to engineering students. It will also be helpful for faculty members that regularly supervise senior year design projects and are involved with entrepreneurial initiatives at their institutes. Participants will design, build, and test an interesting artifact during the workshop. The detailed information regarding the schedule of workshop is available at (Website link to flyer). You are kindly requested to register online on or before 4th April, 2017. You can access the online registration form at link given below: Please note that we have limited seats for the said workshop and the available slots will be filled on first come first serve basis. Attached please find the flyer with relevant details. Pick/Drop and, accommodation assistance are available. The charges of accommodation will be paid by the participant on checkout. For any further queries please feel free to contact:   Dr. Khalid Rahman Email: khalid.rehman@giki.edu.pk Phone: 0938-281026 (Ext. 2351) Mobile: 0300-2115979   We look forward for your participation in Design Workshop. ...
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29th March, 2017

Dr. Zahid Ayub appointed as Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering


GIK Institute has appointed Dr. Zahid Ayub as an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Institute. Dr. Ayub is the President of Isotherm, Inc., a manufacturer of heat transfer equipment in Arlington, Texas, USA. He is recognized as one of the pioneers in the field of enhanced heat transfer for ammonia applications and is actively involved in “Green Refrigeration”. Dr. Ayub is the author of more than 130 international journal and conference papers. He has served as the technology editor for the International Journal of Enhanced Heat Transfer and is currently executive editor of the Journal of Heat Transfer Engineering and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications. Among the honors Dr. Ayub has received are the Michigan New Product Award, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Distinguished Service Award, ASHRAE Research Service Award and ASHRAE Exceptional Service Award. He is the founder and director of Natural Fluids Refrigeration Center (NFRC), GIK Institute and Green Technologies Centre (GTC) at Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi. He is also a member of the International Advisory Board (IAB) of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the GIK Institute.  ...
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29th March, 2017

Punjab University students visit FES Labs for M.Phil research


Mr. Qamar Farooq & Mr. Noman Zakaria, M.Phil students from Department of Physics, University of the Punjab, Lahore visited the Computational Physics Modeling & Simulation (CPMS) Lab GIKI from 16th March – 16th April 2017 for their research work under co- supervision of Dean FES, Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi. The two graduate students are visiting as part of MoU signed recently between FES and Department of Physics, University of the Punjab.                                                                                                                  ...
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22nd March, 2017

GIK in Topmost ‘W’ Category of QAA, HEC, 3rd time in a row


Previously for consecutive 2 years Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) of GIK has achieved “W” category with scores of 90% and 94%. Again for 2015-16, GIK has managed to maintain its position 3rd time in a row. QEC has been placed in the top most “W” category with 96.7% score by Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) of Higher Education Commission (HEC) for session 2015-16 up from 94.17 last year, and 90.0 the year before. In the QEC rating criteria “W” category is the top most category with a score falling in the range of 85% to 100%. It has only become possible with remarkable joint efforts of the QEC Team in direct supervision of Mr. Jehangir Bashar, Rector GIK Institute and Prof. Dr. Javed Ahmad Chattha, Pro Rector (Academic)/Convener QEC. With implementation of the Outcome based Education/Assessment (OBE/OBA) system, GIK has been striving to improve the quality of education. Recently Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), visitation team along with Washington Accord officials Mr. Basil Wakelin, Mr. Colin Peter Smith and Dr. Jung Soo Kim visited GIK from 23rd to 26th November, 2016 for Accreditation visit of Mechanical Engineering and Electronic Engineering Programs according to PEC Accreditation Manual 2014 OBA guidelines. As a result of this Accreditation visit, Electronic Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Programs have been accredited for 2 and 4 years, respectively. ...
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22nd March, 2017

GIK Institute and French universities to collaborate in various disciplines


Representatives of French universities have agreed to explore ways for collaboration in different disciplines with the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology. In this regard, a 12-member French delegation led by Matthieu Gaulon, attaché for science and technology in the cultural and cooperation department of the French Embassy in Islamabad, along with Higher Education Commission officials held a meeting with a team of the GIK Institute on March 17, 2017. The visit was aimed to explore opportunities for collaboration in different disciplines of engineering education.   The GIK Institute was represented by Rector Jehangir Bashar, Dr Javed A Chattha, Pro-Rector (academic), Ahsan Basir Sheikh, Pro-Rector (admin and finance) and deans of various faculties. The French delegation comprised members of various universities of the country. On the occasion, Rector Jehangir Bashar said French and GIK Institute collaboration dated back to 1993. So far, five French professors have taught at GIK Institute at different periods, making a tremendous contribution to GIK, he added. He said the GIK Institute was the only university in Pakistan which was fully residential and all the required facilities to students and faculty were available inside the campus                                                                                                                                                                                             .   He said the institute had inked a number of agreements with different foreign universities. We also want fruitful collaboration with the French universities. “We could have programs of exchanging academia and students, launching joint research projects and funding,” he said. Speaking at the meeting, Mr Gaulon said there were many possibilities and opportunities that would be explored by boosting collaboration with GIK Institute. Mr Gaulon spoke about currently available mobility funds for researchers and split PhD scholarships for the students. He remarked that they wanted to revive the past collaboration between French Embassy and GIK Institute. Christian Ghiaus, another member of the delegation, said the French government gave scholarships to about 150 students from the Asian countries each year. The GIK Institute students could also study in French universities under this program, he said. Sabine Vermillard, another French delegate, said the visit was fruitful and that there were many areas where the GIK Institute and French un iversities could enter into a fruitful collaboration, joint interactions and research projects. The French and HEC officials interacted with the students and told them about various funding options available to pursue higher studies in France. The delegation also visited laboratories in different faculties and exchanged views with deans. Mr Gaulon earlier visited the GIK Institute on Feb 14 and expressed his desire to further enhance cooperation with GIK Institute. ...
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21st March, 2017

GIK join hands with 20 Face Netherlands


20Face, a startup company located in The Netherlands has started research collaboration with GIK Institute under the project “face recognition with non-frontal images”. Dr. Asif Khan from the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering is leading the activity. Two students from GIK Institute will work on the project as part of this research collaboration. The students will receive the technical support, guidance and learning opportunities about the project as well as a cash prize from 20Face, the Netherlands. Dr. Asif Khan and 20Face are exploring further opportunities for research collaboration.    ...
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15th March, 2017

First Ever Graduate Exchange Student from GIK Returns Successfully


Mr. Gul Daraz made history when he became the first GIK graduate student to successfully complete one semester stay at Sinop University Turkey.  Mr. Gul Daraz is a graduate student at Faculty of Engineering Sciences, GIK Institute. He stayed for four months at Sinop University Turkey. During his stay Mr. Gul Daraz submitted one research paper and prepared drafts for three papers. Mr. Gul Daraz is currently working under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi, FES as MS student. Mr. Gul Daraz is funded by the HEC research grant of Prof. Jameel-Un Nabi. Mr. Gul Daraz (third from left) with Dr. Tuncay Bayram (fourth from left) and other students at     Sinop University Turkey.   Mr. Gul Daraz with Dr. Necla Cakmak at a visit to Karabuk University Turkey ...
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13th March, 2017

Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi selected as Editorial Board Member


Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi, Dean FES have been selected as Editorial Board Member of the “Electronic Letters on Science & Engineering”. Leading academicians from the world have been selected as board members. Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi is the only Pakistani board member. Other foreign members are from Germany, Hungary, Brazil, Romania and Egypt.   For further details kindly visit (www. http://else.bozok.edu.tr).   This indeed is an honor for the country and GIK Institute.  ...
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13th March, 2017

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