Dr. Muhammad Zaheer, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, LUMS has been awarded the prestigious Charles Wallace Fellowship for an academic visit to the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. These fellowships, offered by The Charles Wallace Pakistan Trust in collaboration with the British Council, aim to enable mid-career academics to widen their professional knowledge, skills and international linkages.
Dr. Zaheer is currently visiting the Centre of Atmospheric Sciences, Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge. Apart from professional familiarisation and networking, he is working on the development of low-cost sensors for the detection of hazardous gases and particulate matter in ambient air in collaboration with Professor Rod Jones. A network of low-cost and portable air monitors within a city can be used to collect data about the air pollutants, which can help government, academia and policymakers in their collective efforts to eliminate winter smog and its adverse effects on human lives.