Estb. 1882

University of the Punjab

Dr. Rizwan Haider


Assistant Professor
Dr. Rizwan Haider
Dr. Rizwan Haider is serving as Assistant Professor at Centre for Coal Technology since 2014. He did M.Sc. Coal Technology from the same Centre in 2005. Afterwards, he joined National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Faisalabad and completed Ph.D. in 2014 from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan. His Ph.D. research work exploited the intervention of biotechnology into conventional fuel sciences for beneficiation of indigenous low rank coal, particularly Thar lignite. In 2010, he also joined United States Geological Survey (USGS) and Eastern Energy Resources Science Center (EERSC), Reston, Virginia, USA for extending his PhD work for determining the potential of biogenic methane generation from Pakistani low rank coals.
He completed his postdoc studies in 2018 on Fulbright Scholarship Program in the discipline of Energy, for which he joined the University of Wyoming and Center for Biogenic Natural Gas Research at Laramie, WY, USA from 2017-2018. He has also successfully completed online courses of Energy within Environmental Constraints and Energy and Development from Harvard University, USA and The University of Queensland, Australia, respectively.
His research interests are;
• Unconventional Natural gas Resources
• Biogenic Coalbed Methane
• Biotechnology/Microbiology for Fuels
• Extraction of Value-Added Chemical Entities from Coal
• Coal Beneficiation
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