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Integrated stratigraphical, paleoenvironmental and hydrocarbon potential analysis of the upper Paleocene-Eocene succession of Kohat Plateau and Sulaiman Range in the context of India-Asia collision, Indus Basin Pakistan

Project No. 7888/KPK/NRPU/R & D/HEC/2017

Principle investigator:
Dr. Muhammad Hanif
Co-Principle investigator:
Dr. Irfan U. Jan
Sponsor/Funds:: HEC-NRPU/5.7 Millions PKR
Duration: 3 years

Shale gas potential of the Kohat Sub-basin, Indus Basin, Pakistan

Project No. PSF/Res/KPK/Earth (96)

Principle investigator:
Dr. Muhammad Hanif
Co-Principle investigator:
Dr. Irfan U. Jan
Sponsor/Funds:: Funded by Paskistan Science Foundation/6.34 millions PKR
Duration: 3 years

Hydrocarbon Potential of the northern Pakistan fold-thrust belt Submitted Under Pak-US Science & Technology Cooperation Program, Phase-VII

The structural style and deformation history needs to be determined to be able to assess the hydrocarbon potential of the Salt Range-Potwar Plateau, Kohat Plateau and Bannu Basin. To determine the deformation history, first the differences in the rocks types and deformation styles need to be evaluated. We propose to collect the field data needed to determine the deformation history, then model the deformation history. Once we have used two dimensional and three dimensional models, we will be able to assess the hydrocarbon migration into the reservoirs and the traps in the petroleum system.

Principle investigator: Dr. Shah Faisal (NCEG)
Sponsor/Funds:: Higher Education Commission of Pakistan/0.277 millions USD
Duration: 3 years

Identification and Risk Analysis of Potential Mega Geo-hazards along China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

Principle investigator: Dr. Muhammad Shafique (NCEG)
Sponsor/Funds:Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) and National Science Foundation of China (NSFC)/ 56 millions PKR.
Duration: September 2016-September 2019

Satellite remote sensing based lithological mapping and minerals exploration in Chitral District

Principle investigator:Dr. Muhammad Shafique (NCEG)
Sponsor/Funds:Planning and Development Department, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan/ 8.4 millions PKR.
Duration: August 2017-Septmber 2018

Near-Real time monitoring of landslide movement using then optical camera

Principle investigator: Dr. Muhammad Shafique (NCEG)
Sponsor/Funds:University of Twente the Netherlands and the NCEG / 2 millions PKR.
Duration: On Going since June 2015

Maqsood ur Rehman, Muhammad Hanif, Tao Jiang, Sohail Wahid. 2020

Khaista Rehman and Paul Burton

Weiying Chen, Sixu Han, Muhammad Younis Khan

Bacha, A. S., H. Van Der Werff, M. Shafique and H. Khan (2020).

Muhammad Waseem, Sarfraz Khan and M. Asif Khan

Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Assessment of Pakistan territory using areal source model(Accepted)

Khan, N. and Hanif

M. Abnormal formation pressure in the Sulaiman Province, Pakistan: an insight into factor affecting reservoirs in a compressional-strike slip region.
Journal: The Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering (Accepted).

Sarfraz Khan, Muhammad Waseem, M. Asif Khan

Khan, S., M. van der Meijde, H. van der Werff and M. Shafique (2020)

Khawar Ashfaq Ahmed, Sarfraz Khan, Mahmood Sultan, Umair Bin Nisar, Muhammad Rizwan Mughal, Shahid Nadeem Qureshi

Muhammad Younis Khan, Guo-Qiang Xue, Wei-Ying Chen, Cyril D. Boate

Investigation of groundwater inrush zone using petrophysical logs and short-offset transient electromagnetic (SOTEM) data. Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics (Accepted).

Farooq, M., M. Shafique and M. S. Khattak (2019)

Shah Jehan, Seema Anjum Khattak, Said Muhammad, Liaqat Ali, Abdur Rashid & Mian Luqman Hussain

Sarfraz Khan, Muhammad Waseem, Muhammad Asif Khan, Zahid Hussain, Waqas Ahmed, Ahmad Hamad Khaliq, Nisar Bin Umair, Mian Luqman Hussain

Azam, A., M.S. Akhtar, S. Rukh, A. Mehmood, M. Imran, A. Khan, A. Qayyum, W. Ahmad, A.R. Gurmani. 2019 (Accepted)

Changes in Soil Organic Carbon Fractions Across a Loess Toposequence. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition.

Khan, A., G. Jilani, D. Zhang, S. Akbar, K. M.Malik, S. Rukh, G. Mujtaba. 2019.

Saboor, A. Khan, N. Muhammad Hanif, Irfan U. Jan, Ahmad, S. Ahmad, W.

Paleo-depositional and sequence stratigraphic setting of the middle Jurassic Samana Suk Formation at Tarnawai Section, lesser Himalayas and its regional comparison.
Himalayan Geology/Accepted.

Khan, A., Kong, W., Said Muhammad

Contrasting Environmental Factors Drive Bacterial and Eukaryotic Community Successions in Freshly Deglaciated Soils,
(2019) Accepted.

Jadoon, S., Said Muhammad*.

Potentially toxic elements in drinking water and associated health risk assessment in Abbottabad city, Northern Pakistan.
(2019) Accepted

Sajjad Ahmad, Faizan Ahmad, Abd Ullah, Muhammad Eisa, Farman Ullah, Khalid Latif, Suleman Khan

Fahad Ali, Muhammad Hanif, Shiqi Zhang, Khalid Latif, Sajjad Ahmad, Irfan U. Jan and Hawas Khan

Mingxiang Mei, Khalid Latif, Chaojia Mei, Jinhan Gao, Qingfen Meng

Tehseen Zafar, Munazzam Ali Mahar, Hafiz Ur Rehman, Muhammad Riaz, Khalid Latif, Abiola Oyebamiji, Mustansar Naeem

Enzhao Xiao,Tehseen Zafar, Khalid Latif, Muhammad Riaz,Yangbo Lu

Khalid Latif, Enzhao Xiao, Muhammad Riaz, Abdullah Ali Ali Hussein

Said Muhammad*., Ullah, R., Jadoon, I.A.K., (2019) Accepted

Heavy metals contamination in soil and food and their evaluation for risk assessment in the Zhob and Loralai valleys, Baluchistan province, Pakistan.

Muhammad Ali Sikandar, Waqas Ahmad, Muhammad Hanif Khan, Faryal Ali, Muhammad Waseem

Muhammad Waseem, Muhammad Asif Khan, Sarfraz Khan

S.A. Khan, N. Abeer, Said Muhammad*, F. Jawad, T. Khan. 2019. (Accepted)

Potentially toxic elements contamination in water and evaluation for risk assessment in the Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

R. Ullah, Said Muhammad, I.A.K. Jadoon. 2019 (accepted)

Potentially harmful elements contamination in water and sediment: Evaluation for risk assessment and provenance in the northern Sulaiman fold belt, Baluchistan, Pakistan

Umer Hayat, Adnan Barkat, Aamir Ali, Khaista Rehman, Shazia Sifat and Talat Iqbal

Yaseen, M. Ghani, M. Anjum, N. Sajid, M. Irfan Ullah Jan, Mehmood, M. Khan, E. U. Muzaffar, W. (2019/In Press).

A novel approach to evaluate, highlight, and conserve the geologically significant geoheritage sites from the Peshawar basin, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Geoheritage (Impact Factor= 2.57).

Arjumand Riaz, Sardar Khan, Said Muhammad, Mohammad Tahir Shah

Mercury Contamination in Water and Sediments and the Associated Health Risk: A Case Study of Artisanal Gold mining

Mehwish Bibi, Michael Wagreich, Shahid Iqbal, Irfan U Jan

Regional sediment sources versus the Indus River system: The Plio-Pleistocene of the Peshawar Basin (NW-Pakistan). Sedimentary Geology

Suleman Afridi, Muhammad Ali Sikandar, Muhammad Waseem, Hasan Nasir, Amjad Naseer

Özcan, E., Yücel, A.O., Erbay, S., Less, G., Kaygili, S., Ali, N. and Hanif, M.

Reticulate Nummulites (N. fabianii Linage) and age of the Pellatispira-Beds of the Drazinda Formation, Sulaiman Range, Pakistan. International Journal of Paleobiology and Paleontology 2 (1)

Özcan, E.,Hohenegger, J., Yücel, A.O., Kaygili, S., Ali, N. and Hanif, M. 2019

Baculogypsina sulaimanensis N. sp. (Calcarinidae) from the Priabonian of Sulaiman Range, Pakistan: A possible ancestor for the recent Baculogypsina sphaerulata. The Journal of Foraminiferal Research 49 (4).

Ubaid ur Rehman, Sardar Khan, Said Muhammad (in press) 2019

Ingestion of Arsenic-Contaminated Drinking Water Leads to Health Risk and Traces in Human Biomarkers (Hair, Nails, Blood, and Urine), Pakistan. Exposure & Health

Liaqat Ali, A. Rashid, S. Khattak, M. Zeb and Shah Jehan (In press)

Rashid, A., Khattak, S.A., Ali, L., Zeb, M., Jehan, S., Ayub, M. and ShafiUllah

Bashir, S., M. Rehman, M. Yousaf, A.Salam, A. B. Gulshan, J. Iqbal, I. Aziz, M. Azeem, S. Rukh and R. M. A.Asghar. 2019.


Shah Jehan, Sardar Khan, Seema A. Khattak, Said Muhammad, Abdur Rashid, Nisar Muhammad

Ali, F., Qiang, J., Ahmad, S., Khan, S., Hanif, M. and Jan, I.U. 2019

Ahmad Hammad Khaliq, Muhammad Waseem, Sarfraz Khan, Waqas Ahmed and Muhammad Asif Khan

Muhammad Riaz, Khalid Latif, Tehseen Zafar, Enzhao Xiao, Shahid Ghazi, Long Wang, Abdullah Ali Hussein

Zahid Hussain, Sarfraz Khan, M. Asif Khan, Muhammad Waseem and Waqas Ahmed

Mehwish Bibi, Wagreich, Michael; Iqbal, Shahid; GIER, SUSANNE; Irfan U. Jan. (Accepted)

Sedimentation and glaciations during the Pleistocene: Palaeoclimate reconstruction in the Peshawar Basin, Pakistan".
Geological Journal

Riaz M, Xiao E, Latif K, Zafar T (2019)


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