Solving Grand Challenges

Researchers at SBASSE are committed to solving problems that are being faced by the new-age human race

SBASSE is aimed at alleviating human suffering, increasing comfort in human lives solving crisis, as well as addressing some of the most threatening challenges faced by human civilization. The SBASSE faculty aims to address these grand challenges through a mediate of projects. Some of the projects that are being undertaken by the SBASSE faculty are listed below:

List of Projects


Project Title

PI Name


1 Making Small-Scale Farming Sustainable Using Nature-Inspired Intensification, Open-Source Technology and Data-Driven Policy Dr. Abubakr Muhammad Electrical Engineering
2 Creating Technological Foundations of Data-Driven Policy Making for Sustainable Urban Development Dr. Momin Uppal Electrical Engineering
3 Radiogenomics of Brain Tumors – An economical solution for underprivileged, remote, and/or resource-starved clinical sites in Pakistan Dr. Hassan Mohy Ud Din Electrical Engineering
4 Combating Fake News in Developing Countries Dr. Ihsan Ayyub Qazi Computer Sciences
5 An Intelligent Digital Platform for Disease Tracking, Management and Risk Stratification Dr. Suleman Shahid Computer Sciences
6 Addressing challenges of Malnutrition across the 1000 days of window “window of opportunity (pregnant mothers and children aged 6-23 months) using an integrated multifactorial approach for an improved and sustainable outcome Dr. Shaper Mirza Biology
7 Development of a multidimensional air quality management system to mitigate Lahore Smog Dr. Qasim Imtiaz Chemistry & Chemical Engineering
a Pilot-scale Cadmium Telluride solar cell production in Pakistan Dr. Ammar Ahmed Khan Physics
a Sustainable Off-grid Electrification for 50+ million Pakistanis and up to 1 billion Worldwide  Dr. Hassan Abbas Khan Electrical Engineering
a Creating Sustainable Data-Driven Foundations for Bridging the Digital Divides in Pakistan Dr. Ihsan Ayyub Qazi Computer Science
a Establishment of automated plant phenotyping system and screening cotton germplasm for drought and/or heat stress tolerance Dr. Khurram Bashir Biology
a Development of high-energy-solid-state sodium-ion batteries using local abundant raw materials Dr. Muhammad Shoaib Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
a National Centre for Diabetes Research: An Omics based approach to investigate type 2 diabetes at population level in Pakistan Dr. Muhammad Tariq Biology
a Improving Livelihood of Rural Communities through Agriculture Circular Economy at the Nexus of Clean Energy, Food, and Transportation Dr. Naveed Arshad Computer Sciences
a Development and Exploitation of Key 6G Enabling Technologies Dr. Naveed Ul Hassan Electrical Engineering
a Design of a modular chemical looping air separation unit: A cost effective solution for on-site oxygen production for engineering and medical applications Dr. Qasim Imtiaz Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
BR A scalable, cross-disciplinary, pedagogical model revolutionizing undergraduate teaching across Pakistan: A coteaching case study in Physics Dr. Rizwan Khalid Physics
BR DenimWasteWash: Smart Recycling of Wastewater from Textile Industries Dr. Salman Noshear Arshad Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
BR Vaccine Design Against SARS-CoV-2, Hepatitis C Virus and Dengue Virus by Adopting Multi-Approach Strategy Dr. Syed Shahzad ul Hussan Biology
BR Monitoring and Management of antimicrobial Resistance in Priority Pathogens Dr. Shaper Mirza Biology