MUST wins second TDF project from HEC

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Mirpur-AJK: (Parliament Times) Mirpur University of Science and Technology (MUST) has won second Technological Development Fund (TDF) project of worth PKR 9.3584 million from Higher Education Commission (HEC) in 2018.
According to a state issued here on Wednesday the project was designed, developed and submitted by Engr. Dr. Khuram Pervez Amber, Chairman Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Principal Investigator (PI) of the project and Mr. Asif Javed, Director (ORIC) who is also CO-PI of this project.
The project entitled, “Development of a Multi-Purposed Environment Friendly and Efficient Smart Wood Stove” was submitted to HEC under Technology Development Fund (TDF) program in July 2018. The project intends to promote an energy efficient, environment friendly and cost-effective smart fuel-wood stove for household use in the hilly areas of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Pakistan.
The stove has been developed at the Mechanical Workshop and its testing was performed in the Heat and Mass Transfer Laboratory of Mechanical Engineering Department of MUST. The stove according to details was developed keeping in view the rising deforestation in hilly areas, increasing incidents of the cases of Tuberculosis (TB) and other respiratory diseases in Pakistan and particularly in the hilly areas of AJK region.
The statement added that there was an increasing need for collaborative research and technology transfer for adoption at community/household level for use of environment-friendly energy efficient, smokeless stoves. Moreover the smart stove is believed to bring positive changes towards reducing deforestation which happens to be a serious challenge in AJK”.
The statement further revealed that Indus Gas Appliances Gujranwala” and Sukhi Development Foundation (SDF) will be working as partners with ORIC MUST for the development and promotion of this project.
Mirpur University of Sciences and Technology (MUST) is the only university in AJK which has won two Technology Development Fund (TDF) projects in one year so far. Office of the Research, Innovation, and Commercialization (ORIC) is working efficiently as a team under the leadership of Mr. Asif Javed for the development and promotion of research.

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