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Dr. Rasool Bux Mahar

Director, Professor

Postal Address

USPCAS-W Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Jamshoro, Sindh,

Phone Number

+92-22-2109145

Email Address

[email protected]

 Meritorious Professor/ Director, in the U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water at Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro, and also as Chief Editor of Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering & Technology. He did Ph.D. from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and a Post Doctorate from the University of Utah, USA.  He has more than 25 years of teaching and research experience. Dr. Mahar published more than 100 research papers in International Repute Journals and presented more than 50 papers at National and International conferences and symposiums. Dr. Mahar has supervised 12 PhDs and more than 100 master’s students. He has remained as a Co-director/ HoD of the Environmental Engineering Department, in the Institute of Environmental Engineering & Management; Mehran University. Worked as a Project Coordinator/P.I in various research projects funded by various donors, i.e. Pak (HEC) & US(S&T), HEC, DFID, TEARFUND, & UNEP, etc. He worked as Principle Investigator in Heinrich Böll Stiftung (German foundation). He worked on bio-energy especially converting organic waste into energy. He conducted various Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) for rehabilitation of canals, minors, and distributaries, which includes Baseline survey, identification of environmental issues and their mitigation measures, formulation of Environmental Management Plan (EMP); Environmental Scoping and Screening Reports (ESSR) of various projects.

Curriculum Vitae Dr. Rasool Bux Mahar

 

Job Experiences
Position held (March 2020- to date) Director, in U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water
Employer U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water (USPCAS-W) at Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro.
Description of Duties To lead, manage and foster a culture of academic and research excellence in the Center and worked in close collaboration with Center’s faculty and staff as well as with designated UU faculty in design and development of academic/curriculum and research, projects.

Working as a team member for the selection of students for Exchange visit. Organized three conferences on Water & Environment, first conference as a Convener and two as Co-patron. In charge of overall admission process including conduct of test etc.

Planned and organized the graduate seminar series on Water security including identification and invitation of the Resource Persons of each seminar and ensured the presence of students and faculty.

As a Director coordinated with all aspects of research planning and management, including mobilization of research projects and resources from external resources around 50 projects.

Position held (March 2017- to March-2020) Deputy Director (Academic & Research), in U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water
Employer U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water (USPCAS-W) at Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro.
Description of Duties To lead, manage and foster a culture of academic and research excellence in the Center and worked in close collaboration with Center’s faculty and staff as well as with designated UU faculty in design and development of academic/curriculum and research, projects.

Working as a team member for the selection of students for Exchange visit. Organized three conferences on Water & Environment, first conference as a Convener and two as Co-patron. In charge of overall admission process including conduct of test etc.

Planned and organized the graduate seminar series on Water security including identification and invitation of the Resource Persons of each seminar and ensured the presence of students and faculty.

As a Deputy Director coordinated with all aspects of research planning and management, including mobilization of research projects and resources from external resources around 50 projects.

Position held (December 2014- to Feb, 2017) Professor, in Environmental Engineering (Sectional Head), U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water (USPCAS-W)
Employer U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water (USPCAS-W) at Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro.
Description of Duties Working as a Professor/HOD, Environmental Engineering program of Masters and PhD, Curriculum development, Developing Lecture plan, updating the course contents, establishment of labs.
 Position held (2008 – 2014) Professor/ Co-Director Institute of Environmental Engineering and Management, Jamshoro.
Employer Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro.
Description of Duties Teaching, Research and Design as well as to carry out various Environmental studies. Supervising Post graduate and PhD students; development of course works for under and post graduate students.
Position held Research Associate / PhD Candidate
From July 2003 to July 2007
Employer School of Environmental Science & Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.
Description of Duties Research work carried out at laboratory and pilot scale on MSW Landfill leachate migration and its impacts on ground water and surface water quality. Leachate generation and migration phenomenon were studied. Leachate quality analysis was carried out in which heavy metals in leachate water were the main focus. Coal fired power plants’ effects on ecology and risk assessment. During this period research papers were got published in international repute journal.
Position held Assistant Professor: Department of Civil Engineering, Environnemental/ Subject Specialist
From 1999 to 2003
Employer Mehran University
Description of Duties Teaching and Research
Position held Assistant Professor
From 1997-1999
Employer Mehran University
Description of Duties Impacts of thermal power effluents’ disposal on the water quality of River Indus, Joint Project between Mehran University and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Sind sponsored by World Bank.
Position held Lecturer
From 1993-1997
Employer Mehran University
Description of Duties In-charge of Environmental Laboratory demonstrated and conducted water quality analysis, lecturer of Public Health Engineering subject to undergraduate students
1 A Latif, AM Memon, TA Gadhi, IA Bhurt, N Channa, RB Mahar, I Ali(2022).Bi2O3 immobilized 3D structured clay filters for solar photocatalytic treatment of wastewater from batch to scale up reactors. Materials Chemistry and Physics 276, 125297
2  S Ansari, N Ahmed, RB Mahar, Z Khatri, M Khatri(2022). Fabrication and characterization of electrospun zein/nylon-6 (ZN6) nanofiber membrane for hexavalent chromium removal. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 29 (1), 653-662
3 SQ Sahulka, B Bhattarai, AS Bhattacharjee, W Tanner, RB Mahar, R Goel(2022). Differences in chlorine and peracetic acid disinfection kinetics of Enterococcus faecalis and Escherichia fergusonii and their susceptible strains based on gene expressions. Water Research 203, 117480
4 TA Gadhi, I Ali, RB Mahar, HA Maitlo, N Channa(2022). Waste heat and wastewater recovery in textile processing industry: A case study of adopted practices. Mehran University Research Journal Of Engineering & Technology 40 (3), 606-616
5 RA Hakro, M Mehdi, RF Qureshi, RB Mahar, M Khatri, F Ahmed, Z Khatri(2022). Efficient removal of reactive blue-19 dye by co-electrospun nanofibers. Materials Research Express 8 (5), 055502
6 N Channa, TA Gadhi, RB Mahar, A Chiadò, B Bonelli, A Tagliaferro(2021). Combined photocatalytic degradation of pollutants and inactivation of waterborne pathogens using solar light active α/β-Bi2O3. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 615, 126214
7 KM Safar, MR Bux, U Faria, S Pervez(2021). Integrated model of municipal solid waste management for energy recovery in Pakistan. Energy 219, 119632
8 N Bakhsh, Z Ahmed, RB Mahar, Z Khatri (2021). Development and application of electrospun modified polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) nanofibers membrane for biofouling control in membrane bioreactor. Desalination and Water Treatment 217, 74-82
9 ROZ Brohi, MY Khuhawar, RB Mahar, MA Ibrahim(2021). Novel bimetallic nano particles for sorption of mercury (II) from drinking water: adsorption experiment and computational studies. Journal of Water Process Engineering 39, 101727
10 TA Gadhi, A Qureshi, N Channa, RB Mahar, A Chiadò, C Novara(2021).Bi 2 O 3/nylon multilayered nanocomposite membrane for the photocatalytic inactivation of waterborne pathogens and degradation of mixed organic pollutants. Environmental Science: Nano 8 (1), 342-355
11 U Imran, RB Mahar, A Ullah, K Shaikh(2021).Seasonal variability of heavy metals in Manchar lake of arid southern pakistan and its consequential human health risk.Polish Journal of Environmental Studies 30 (1), 163
12 IN Unar, AG Pathan, RB Mahar, G Maitlo, MA Uqaili(2021).Kinetic modeling of gasification reactions of CO2 and H2O for Thar lignite char at elevated pressures.Chemical Papers 75 (1), 169-190
13 J Lawrence, RB Mahar, JL Ullman, Z Ahmed(2021).Digestion of linoleic acid using an anaerobic fluidized bed reactor.DESALINATION AND WATER TREATMENT 206, 144-152
14 M Muqeet, RB Mahar, TA Gadhi, NB Halima(2021).Insight into cellulose-based-nanomaterials-A pursuit of environmental remedies.International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 163, 1480-1486
15 ZK Nabi Bakhsh, Zubair Ahmed, Rasool Bux Mahar(2021).Development and application of electrospun modified polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) nanofibers membrane for biofouling control in membrane bioreactor.Desalination and Water Treatment 217, 74-84
16 R Jamal, S Mubarak, SQ Sahulka, JA Kori, A Tajammul, J Ahmed, RB Mahar, R Goel(2021).Informing water distribution line rehabilitation through quantitative microbial risk assessment. Science of the Total Environment 739, 140021
17 AA Noonari, RB Mahar, AR Sahito, KM Brohi(2021).Effects of isolated fungal pretreatment on bio-methane production through the co-digestion of rice straw and buffalo dung. Energy 206, 118107
18 A Ali, RB Mahar, STH Sherazi(2021).Methane augmentation of anaerobic digestion of food waste in the presence of Fe3O4 and carbamide capped Fe3O4 nanoparticles. Waste and Biomass Valorization 11 (8), 4093-4107
19 MHS Wattoo, FH Wattoo, TG Qazi, SA Tirmizi, MI Bhanger, RB Mahar(2020).Quality Characterization of Phulali Canal water for irrigation purposes.The Nucleus 41 (1-4), 69-75.
20 MW Ijaz, RB Mahar, K Ansari, AA Siyal, MN Anjum(2020).Integrated assessment of contemporary hydro-geomorphologic evolution of the Indus River Estuary, Pakistan in context to regulated fluvial regimes.Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 236, 106657
21 G Maitlo, RB Mahar, KM Brohi(2020).Simulation of Cotton Stalks for Syngas Generation Using CO2 and Air as Gasifying Agents.Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering and Technology 39 (2), 371-379
22 U Imran, M Khan, R Jamal, SQ Sahulka, R Goel, R Mahar, J Weidhaas(2020).Probabilistic risk assessment of water distribution system in Hyderabad, Pakistan reveals unacceptable health hazards and areas for rehabilitation.Ecotoxicology and environmental safety 191, 110233
23 S Ahmed, IN Unar, HA Khan, G Maitlo, RB Mahar, AS Jatoi, AQ Memon(2020).Experimental study and dynamic simulation of melanoidin adsorption from distillery effluent.Environmental Science and Pollution Research 27 (9), 9619-9636
24 MS Korai, M Ali, C Lei, RB Mahar, D Yue(2020).Comparison of MSW management practices in Pakistan and China.Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management 22 (2), 443-453
25 ROZ Brohi  MY Khahawar  RB Mahar(2020).Graphene oxide functionalized with a Schiff Base for the removal of Pb(II) ions from contaminated water: experimental and modeling approach.Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology
26 M Muqeet, TA Gadhi, RB Mahar, B Bonelli(2020).Advanced nanomaterials for ultrafiltration membranes application.Nanomaterials for the Detection and Removal of Wastewater Pollutants, 145-160
27 TA Gadhi, RB Mahar, B Bonelli(2020).Actual mineralization versus partial degradation of wastewater contaminants.Nanomaterials for the Detection and Removal of Wastewater Pollutants, 331-350
28 J Ahmed, LP Wong, YP Chua, N Channa, RB Mahar, A Yasmin(2020).Quantitative microbial risk assessment of drinking water quality to predict the risk of waterborne diseases in primary-school children.International journal of environmental research and public health 17 (8), 2774
29 A Ali, RB Mahar, EM Abdelsalam, STH Sherazi(2019). Kinetic modeling for bioaugmented anaerobic digestion of the organic fraction of municipal solid waste by using Fe3O4 nanoparticles.Waste and biomass valorization 10 (11), 3213-3224
30 Y Wada, A Vinca, S Parkinson, BA Willaarts, P Magnuszewski, RB Mahar(2019)Co-designing Indus water-energy-land futures, One Earth 1 (2), 185-194
31 JA Kori, RB Mahar, MR Vistro, H Tariq, IA Khan, R Goel(2019).Metagenomic analysis of drinking water samples collected from treatment plants of Hyderabad City and Mehran University Employees Cooperative Housing Society.Environmental Science and Pollution Research 26 (28), 29052-29064
32 M Muqeet, UA Qureshi, RB Mahar, Z Khatri, F Ahmed, IS Kim (2019). Ionic cross-linking of cellulose nanofibers: an approach to enhance mechanical stability for dynamic adsorption.Environmental Science and Pollution Research 26 (28), 28842-28851
32 MW Ijaz, RB Mahar, K Ansari, AA Siyal(2019).Optimization of salinity intrusion control through freshwater and tidal inlet modifications for the Indus River Estuary.Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 224, 51-61
33 S Panhwar, AR Sahito, GS Solangi, RB Mahar, J Lal(2019). Methane production by anaerobic digestion of spent wash in continuous stirred tank reactor.Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering & Technology 38 (3), 791-798
34 G Maitlo, IN Unar, RB Mahar, KM Brohi.Numerical simulation of lignocellulosic biomass gasification in concentric tube entrained flow gasifier through computational fluid dynamics.Energy Exploration & Exploitation 37 (3), 1073-1097
35 M Memon, AM Narejo, FA Memon, RB Mahar, H Kakar(2019). Treated residential greywater and its effect on shoot dry matter and nutrient uptake in maize (Zea mays). Pakistan Botanical Society
36 G Maitlo, RB Mahar, ZA Bhatti, IN Unar (2019). A comprehensive literature review of thermochemical conversion of biomass for syngas production and associated challenges. Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering & Technology, 38(2), 495-512.
37 A Ali, RB Mahar, STH Sheerazi (2019). Renewable electricity generation from food waste through anaerobic digestion in Pakistan: a mini-review. Earth Systems and Environment 3 (1), 95-100.
38 AA Noonari, RB Mahar, AR Sahito, KM Brohi (2019). Anaerobic co-digestion of canola straw and banana plant wastes with buffalo dung: Effect of Fe3O4 nanoparticles on methane yield. Earth Systems and Environment 3 (1), 95-100.
39 AA Noonari, RB Mahar, AR Sahito, KM Brohi (2019). Optimization of methane production from rice straw and buffalo dung by H2O2 and Ca (OH) 2: pretreatments and its kinetics. Renewable Energy 133, 1046-1054.
40 KM Safar, RB Mahar, UM Aslam, BK Muhammad, MS Ahmed (2019). Analysis of the feasibility of fruit and vegetable wastes for methane yield using different substrate to inoculum ratios at Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan. Waste And Biomass Valorization 10 (4), 899-908.
41 S Panhwar, SS Hassan, RB Mahar, K Carlson, MY Talpur (2019). Highly sensitive and selective electrochemical sensor for detection of escherichia coli by using L-cysteine functionalized iron nanoparticles. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 166 (4), B227.
42 Imran Nazir Unar, Sohail Ahmed Soomro, Ghulamullah Maitlo, Shaheen Aziz . RB Mahar..(2019). Numerical study of coal composition effects on the performance of gasification through computational fluid dynamic. International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering, 17(7).
43 M Ghulamullah, RB Mahar, ZA Bhatti, N Imran (2019). A comprehensive literature review of thermochemical conversion of biomass for syngas production and associated challenge. Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering and Technology, 38 (2), 495-512.
44 M Muqeet, A Khalique, UA Qureshi, RB Mahar, F Ahmed, Z Khatri, IS Kim, KM Brohi (2018). Aqueous hardness removal by anionic functionalized electrospun cellulose nanofibers. Cellulose 25 (10), 5985-5997.
45 S Panhwar, SS Hassan, RB Mahar, A Canlier, M Arain (2018). Synthesis of l-cysteine capped silver nanoparticles in acidic media at room temperature and detailed characterization. Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials 28 (3), 863-870.
46 KM Safar, RB Mahar, UM Aslam (2018). Waste to energy: power generation potential of putrescible wastes by anaerobic digestion process at Hyderabad, Pakistan. Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management 20 (2), 1239-1247.
47 G Mailto, RB Mahar, IN Unar, KM Brohi (2018). Kinetic study of cotton stalk and rice husk samples under an inert and oxy combustion atmosphere. Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering & Technology 37 (2), 327-336
48 KM Safar, RB Mahar, UM Aslam, BA Shankar, RK Goel (2018). The feasibility of putrescible components of municipal solid waste for biomethane production at Hyderabad, Pakistan. Waste Management & Research 36 (2), 169-182.
49 H Malik, UA Qureshi, M Muqeet, RB Mahar, F Ahmed, Z Khatri (2018). Removal of lead from aqueous solution using polyacrylonitrile/magnetite nanofibers. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 25 (4), 3557-3564.
50 MW Ijaz, RB Mahar, AA Siyal, MN Anjum (2018). Geospatial analysis of creeks evolution in the Indus Delta, Pakistan using multi sensor satellite data. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 200, 324-334
51 A Ali RB Mahar, EM Abdelsalam, STH Sherazi (2018). Kinetic Modeling for Bioaugmented Anaerobic Digestion of the Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Waste by Using Fe.
52 M Safar (2018). Exploitation of Energy Potential through Utilization of Municipal Solid Waste. Mehran Univresity of Engineering & Tech., Jamshoro.
53 SJ Burian, M Ward, S Ahmad, DL Stevenson, T Banuri, MA Chaudhry, RB Mahar, JD Ullman (2018). Assessment of a Peer Mentoring Program to Build Capacity for Course Development and Delivery. 2018 American Society for Engineering Education.
54 M Arain, RB Mahar, AR Sahtio (2018). Biohydrogen production from co-digestion of high carbohydrate containing food waste and combined primary and secondary sewage sludge. Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering & Technology 37 (1), 139-148.
55 MS Korai, RB Mahar, MA Uqaili (2018). The seasonal evolution of fruit, vegetable and yard wastes by mono, co and tri-digestion at Hyderabad, Sindh Pakistan. Waste Management 71, 461-473.
56 M Muqeet, H Malik, RB Mahar, F Ahmed, Z Khatri, K Carlson (2017). Cationization of cellulose nanofibers for the removal of sulfate ions from aqueous solutions. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 56 (47), 14078-14088.
57 IA Kandhar, GB Khaskheli, AR Sahito, RB Mahar (2017). Assessing the removal of turbidity and coliform transport through canal-bed sediment at lab-scale: Column experiments. Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering and Technology 36 (4), 995-1008.
58 A Ali, RB Mahar, RA Soomro, STH Sherazi (2017). Fe3O4 nanoparticles facilitated anaerobic digestion of organic fraction of municipal solid waste for enhancement of methane production. Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects 39 (16), pp.1815-1822.
59 MW Ijaz, RB Mahar, GS Solangi, S Panhwar, AK Ansari (2017). Impairment of Water Quality of Phuleli Canal, Sindh Pakistan: A Review. Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering and Technology 36 (3), 681-692.
60 M Memon, HB Jatoi, AM Narejo, RB Mahar, AK Ansari, MI Bhanger (2017). Use of aquatic plants for treatment of greywater. Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering and Technology 36 (3), 681-692.
61 MW Ijaz, AA Siyal, RB Mahar, W Ahmed, MN Anjum (2017). Detection of hydromorphologic characteristics of Indus River Estuary, Pakistan, using satellite and field data. Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering 42 (6), 2539-2558.
62 RB Mahar, K Ansari, MS Ahmed (2017). Treatment of domestic wastewater by sustainable microbial fuel cell  having an inexpensive reliable and recycles anodes. Water & Environment 59.
63 MS Korai, RB Mahar, MA Uqaili (2017). The feasibility of municipal solid waste for energy generation and its existing management practices in Pakistan. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 72, 338-353.
64 AA Siyal, AG Siyal, RB Mahar (2017). Spatial and temporal dynamics of Pai forest vegetation in Pakistan assessed by RS and GIS. Journal of Forestry Research 28 (3), 593-603.
65 S Panhwar, RB Mahar, AA Abro, MW Ijaz, GS Solangi, M Muqeet (2017). Health and safety assessment in Lakhra coal mines and its mitigation measures. Iranian journal of health, safety and environment 4 (3), 775-780.
66 L Wang, YJ Jia, S Kumar, R Li, RB Mahar, M Ali, IN Unar, U Sultan, K Memon (2017). Numerical analysis on the influential factors of coal gasification performance in two-stage entrained flow gasifier. Applied Thermal Engineering 112, 1601-1611.
67 SJ Burian, M Ward, T Banuri, MA Chaudhry, S Ahmad, B Lashari, RB Mahar, D Stevenson, JA VanDerslice, K. Ansari, M. Babar (2017). Higher education capacity building in water resources engineering and management to support achieving the sustainable development goal for water in Pakistan. American Society for Engineering Education.
68 S Bukhary, J Weidhaas, K Ansari, RB Mahar, C Pomeroy, JA VanDerslice, S Burian, S Ahmed (2017). Using distributed solar for treatment of drinking water in developing countries. World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2017, 264-276.
69 AA Noonari, RB Mahar, AR Sahito, KM Brohi (2017). Improving methane production through co-digestion of canola straw and buffalo dung by H2O2 pretreatment. Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering & Technology 36 (1), 193-200.
70 MS Korai, RB Mahar, MA Uqaili (2016). Optimization of waste to energy routes through biochemical and thermochemical treatment options of municipal solid waste in Hyderabad, Pakistan. Energy Conversion and Management 124, 333-343.
71 RB Mahar, AM Motlagh, AS Bhattacharjee, R Goel (2016). Evaluation of various disinfection processes for isolated multidrug resistant bacteria in wastewater treatment plant. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 252.
72 IA Kandhar, GB Khaskheli, AR Sahito, RB Mahar (2016). Effect of canal bank filtration on quality of water long Hyderabad city. Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering & Technology 35 (3), 437-452.
73 M Khatri, F Ahmed, AW Jatoi, RB Mahar, Z Khatri, IS Kim (2016). Ultrasonic dyeing of cellulose nanofibers. Ultrasonic dyeing of cellulose nanofibers. Ultrasonics sonochemistry 31, 350-354.
74 KM Safar, RB Mahar, UM Aslam, MS Ahmed, LI Ahmed (2016). Energy recovery from organic fractions of municipal solid waste: A case study of Hyderabad city, Pakistan. Waste Management & Research 34 (4), 327-336.
75 AR Sahito RB Mahar, F Ahmed (2016). Optimization of organic loading rate and hydraulic retention time for maximum production of methane through anaerobic co-digestion of canola straw and buffalo dung. Journal of Animal & Plant Sciences 26 (2).
76 AA Noonari, RB Mahar, AR Sahito (2016). Assessment of air pollution and its effects on health of workers of steel Re-Rolling mills in Hyderabad. Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering & Technology 35 (2), 293-302.
77 RB Mahar, AR Sahito, D Yue, K Khan (2016). Modeling and simulation of landfill gas production from pretreated MSW landfill simulator. Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering & Technology 35 (2), 293-302.
78 AAS Memon, AA Pathan, IA Kandhar, RB Mahar, A Balouch (2016). Microspora Floccosa; A Potential Biofuel Producer. Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering 10 (1), 159-167
79 A Ali, L Rundong, F Shah, RB Mahar, M WajidIjaz, M Muhammad (2016). Predictive modeling of biogas production from anaerobic digestion of mixed kitchen waste at mesophilic temperature. Pakistan Journal of Analytical & Environmental Chemistry 17 (1), 106.
80 MS Korai, RB Mahar, MA Uqaili (2016). Estimation of energy potential from organic fractions of municipal solid waste by using empirical models at Hyderabad, Pakistan. Int J Waste Resour 6 (3), 2-4.
81 AR Sahito, RB Mahar, MUH Rajput (2015). Development of volumetric methane measurement instrument for laboratory scale anaerobic reactors. Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering & Technology 35 (1)
82 R MANZOOR-UL-HAQ, AK Ansari, RB Mahar (2015). Onsite greywater treatment using pilot scale” GROW” technology. Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering & Technology 34 (3), 309-316.
83 AA Pathan, RB Mahar, F Alimemon (2015).  Effect of flow rate and disc area increment on the efficiency of rotating biological contactor for treating greywater. Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering and Technology 34 (2), 169-175.
85 AA Siyal, AG Siyal, RB Mahar (2015). Remote sensing and GIS based wheat crop acreage and yield estimation of district Hyderabad, Pakistan. Int J Electr Power Energy Syst 64, 1073-80.
86 AR Sahito, RB Mahar, FA Chandio (2015). Anaerobic digestion of buffalo dung: Simulation of process kinetics. Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering and Technology 34 (1), 33-39.
87 MS Korai, RB Mahar, MA Uqaili (2014). Assessment of power generation potential from municipal solid wastes: A case study of Hyderabad city, Sindh, Pakistan. Mehran University Research Journal Of Engineering & Technology 34 (1), 40-45
88 IN Unar, L Wang, AG Pathan, RB Mahar, R Li, MA Uqaili (2014). Numerical simulations for the coal/oxidant distribution effects between two-stages for multi opposite burners (MOB) gasifier. Pakistan Journal of Analytical & Environmental Chemistry 15 (1), 10.
89 AR Sahito, RB Mahar (2014). Enhancing methane production from rice straw co-digested with buffalo dung by optimizing effect of substrate ratio, alkaline doze and particle size. JAPS: Journal of Animal & Plant Sciences 24 (4).
90 AR Sahito, RB Mahar, F Ahmed (2014). Effect of buffalo dung to the water ratio on production of methane through anaerobic digestion. Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering and Technology 33, 237-244.
91 AR Sahito, RB Mahar, KM Brohi (2014). KINETICS OF ANAEROBICALLY CO–DIGESTED CROP RESIDUES AND BUFFALO DUNG. Sindh University Research Journal-SURJ (Science Series) 46 (1).
92 MS Korai, RB Mahar (2014). Characterization and aerobic biological treatment of MSW: a case study of Hyderabad city. Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering and Technology 33 (3), 322-329.
93 AR Sahito, RB Mahar, KM Brohi (2014). Anaerobic co-digestion of canola straw and buffalo dung: optimization of methane production in batch experiments. Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering &Technology 33 (1).
94 AR Sahito, RB Mahar, KM Brohi (2013). Assessment of ex vitro anaerobic digestion kinetics of crop residue through first order exponential models: effect of lag phase period and curve factor. Mehran University Research J. Engineering and Technology 32 (4), 657-668
95 W Shah, SAA Shah, W Kumar, AR SAHITO, RB MAHAR, KM BROHI, …(2013). Performance evaluation of controlled arrival rate system through matrix geometric method using transient analysis. Performance Evaluation 32 (3).
96 AR Sahito, RB Mahar, KM Brohi (2013). Anaerobic biodegradability and methane potential of crop residue co-digested with buffalo dung. Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering & Technology 32 (3), 509-518
97 AR Sahito, RB Mahar, Z Siddiqui, KM Brohi (2013). Estimating calorific values of lignocellulosic biomass from volatile and fixed solids. International Journal of Biomass & Renewables 2 (1), 1-6.
98 AR Sahito, RB Mahar, MA Memon, KM Brohi (2012). Assessment of waste agricultural biomass for prevailing management, quantification and energy potential at Sanghar Pakistan. Waste and Biomass Valorization 3 (3), 275-284.
99 RB Mahar, AR Sahito, MA Uqaili (2012). Biomethanization potential of waste agricultural Biomass in Pakistán: a case study. International Journal of biomass and renewables 1 (1), 32-37.
100 AR Sahito, RB Mahar, MA Uqaili (2012). Biomethanization potential of waste agricultural biomass in Pakistan: a case study.
101 KM Brohi, MA Uqaili, RB Mahar (2012). Environmental Policies for New Road Network of Pakistan to Control Air Emissions. Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development, 307-319.
103 AA Pathan, RB Mahar, K Ansari (2011). Preliminary study of greywater treatment through rotating biological contactor. Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering & Technology 30 (3), 531-538.
104 RB Mahar, D Yue, J Liu, Y Zhang, Y Nie (2010). Biological Pretreatment of municipal solid waste prior to landfilling (vol 11, 2009). GLOBAL NEST JOURNAL 12 (1), 117-117.
105 RB Mahar, D Yue, J Liu, Y Zhang, Y Nie (2009). Biological pretreatment of municipal solid waste prior to landfilling. Global NEST J 11, 510-517.
106 RB Mahar, J Liu, H Li, Y Nie (2009). Bio-pretreatment of municipal solid waste prior to landfilling and its kinetics. Biodegradation 20 (3), 319-330.
107 L Huan, J Yiying, RB Mahar, W Zhiyu, N Yongfeng (2009). Effects of ultrasonic disintegration on sludge microbial activity and dewaterability. Journal of Hazardous Materials 161 (2-3), 1421-1426.
108 JIN Yiying, LI Huan, RB Mahar, W Zhiyu, NIE Yongfeng (2009). Combined alkaline and ultrasonic pretreatment of sludge before aerobic digestion. Journal of Environmental Sciences 21 (3), 279-284.
109 X Wang, Y Jin, Z Wang, RB Mahar, Y Nie (2008). A research on sintering characteristics and mechanisms of dried sewage sludge. Journal of Hazardous Materials 160 (2-3), 489-494.
110 H Li, Y Jin, RB Mahar, Z Wang, Y Nie (2008). Effects and model of alkaline waste activated sludge treatment. Bioresource technology 99 (11), 5140-5144.
111 W XingrunJ, IN Yiying, W Zhingyu, RB Mahar (2008). A Search on Sintering Characteristics and Mechanisms of Dried Sewage Sludge [J.]. Journal of Hazardous Materials 160, 489-494.
112 YN RB Mahar, Jianguo Liu, Dongbei Yue (2007). Landfilling of pretreated municipal solid waste by natural convection of air and its effects.  Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A 4
113 RB Mahar, J Liu, D Yue, Y Nie (2007). Landfilling of pretreated municipal solid waste by natural convection of air and its effects. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A 42 (3), 351-359.
114 D Yue, Y Xu, RB Mahar, F Liu, Y Nie (2007). Analytical solution of gravity separation model (GSM): Separation of water droplets from vapor in submerged combustion evaporator. Chemical Engineering Journal 126 (2-3), 171-180.
115 D Yue, Y Xu, RB Mahar, F Liu, Y Nie (2007). Laboratory-scale experiments applied to the design of a two-stage submerged combustion evaporation system. Waste management 27 (5), 704-710
116 RB Mahar, J Liu, D Yue, Y Nie (2007). Biodegradation of organic matters from mixed unshredded municipal solid waste through air convection before landfilling. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association 57 (1), 39-46.
117 MA Unar, RB Mahar (2002). Neural Network Application for Predicting Hydraulic Characteristics of Drop and Juam. MEHRAN UNIVERSITY RESEARCH JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY 21 (3), 133-140.
118 AQ Bhatti, AA Memon, RB Mahar (2002). Hospital infections waste and its proper disposal. Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering and Technology 21 (3), 147-154.
119 RB Mahar (2001). Impact of Industrial effluents on the water quality of Phulleli canal. Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering and Technology 20 (1), 37-42.
120 AR Memon, RB Mahar (2001). Evaluation process of global environmental impact: assessment guidelines. Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering and Technology 20 (3), 129-138.
121 RB Mahar, HM Memon, MY Khushwar (2000). Effect of Lakhara chemical power station (LPTS) effluents on the river Indus water quality. Pakistan Journal of Analytical Chemistry 1 (1), 91-98.
Designation Project Description Amount Duration
Principal Investigator Transforming organic and inorganic wastes, i.e. plastics and other wastes into livelihoods, green products and better health for the urban poor in Karachi and surrounding areas of Pakistan.(Funded by UKAID through tearfund) 10 Million 2020-2022
Principal Investigator Development and Upscaling of Indigenized Anaerobic Digester for the Biotransformation of Textile Sludge into the Production of Biogas and Biocompost(HEC-TDF Proejct). 13.717 2020-2021
Principal Investigator Capacity Building at MUET, Jamshoro to address drinking water issues in Pakistan funded by Pak-US(S&T). 18.353 M 2017-2019
Principal Investigator Worked on, “Identification of antibiotic resistant bacteria in different source waters in Hyderabad City and its surroundings” US-PCASW, MUET, Jamshoro through USAID funded research project. 2.78 M 2016-2017
Principal Investigator Working as a Principal investigator in HEC funded project, titled, “optimization of anaerobic digestion process using co-digestion of crop residues and buffalo dung”. 4.20 M 2015-2017
Principal Investigator Worked as a Project Coordinator/P.I, UNEP funded project titled, Converting Waste Agriculture Biomass into Resource/Energy. 4.0 M 2008-2011
Project Coordinator Worked as a Facilitator in British Council and DFID funded project under DelPHE, titled, “Capacity Building and Urban Water Demand Management”.(DFID) 8.0 M 2008-2011
Principal Investigator Worked as a Principal investigator in HEC funded project, titles “Characterization and Quantification of Municipal Solid waste of Hyderabad City”. 0.8M 2007-2009
Principal Investigator Worked as a Principal investigator, “Impact of Lakhra and Jamshoro Tharmal Power Plants Effluents on the Water Quality of River Indus”, funded by world Bank Through EPA Sindh. 0.1 M 1998-1999

Doctoral Students

Total 12 PhDs supervised.

Master Students

More than 100 Masters’s students were supervised.

  1. Advanced Water and Wastewater Treatment Design
  2. Treatment Processes for Water Re-use
Additional Assignments
Position Activity/Responsibility Period
Team leader Worked as a Team Leader,” Third Party Validation/Monitoring of Environmental & Social Management Plan (ESMP) & Resettlement Plan (RP) of  6th Secondary Transmission and Grid (STG) project under HESCO and SEPCO funded by World bank. 2012-2014
Team leader o Environmental Impacts Assessments of Lining of Dadu and Rice Canals Client WAPDA with ACE-BARQAB-NESPAK

o   Environmental Impacts Assessments of Lining of Rohri Canal Client WAPDA with ACE-BARQAB-NESPAK

o   Environmental Impacts Assessments of Lining of Phullely, Pinyari, and K.B. Feeder Canals Client WAPDA with ACE-BARQAB-NESPAK.

o   Environmental Impacts Assessments of Construction of floodwater diversion channels from Spinal drain to Kalankar and Hathongo lakes complexes Canals Client WAPDA with ACE-BARQAB-NESPAK.

2010-2012

(Time to time assignments)

Environmental Specialist o   Worked as an Environmental Specialist “Sind On-Farm Water Management (SOFWM) Project for Rehabilitation of Branch canals, minors and distributaries” funded by World Bank 2009-2010
Chairman

Pre-Admission Test Committee

To conduct Pre-Admission Test for Students entering in Mehran University for undergraduate program overall responsible for transparency in the conduct of Pre-Admission Test and Assessment. 2008-2015
Editor, Mehran University Research Journals To process the research paper for review and evaluate the comments of the reviewer and publish. 2012 to date
Convenor, Health and Safety Committee Developed guidelines for health and safety manual for Mehran University and monitored the implementation process. 2009 to date

 

Advisory Experiences
Designation Description Duration
Member Senate  & Academic Council MUET, Jamshoro 2008 – to date
Member Board of Studies (BOS) Department of Environmental Engineering and Management 2009 –  to date
Member Advanced Studies and Research Board  (ASRB) 2010 – to date
Member Consultant Selection Committee Works and Services Department, Govt. of Sind 2008 – 2011
Member Steering Committee on Urban Development Centre, P&D Department Govt. of Sind 2010-2014
Member Board of Sindh Irrigation and Drainage Authority (SIDA) 2015 to date
Convener Health and Safety Committee, at Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro 2009 to 2014