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Dr. Muhammad Hanif

Associate Professor



Commonwealth Fellow-2015
Ph.D- Geology: 2011- Plymouth University, UK
M.Sc- Geology (Gold medal): 2004- University of Peshawar, Pakistan
B.Sc (Hon’s)- Geology (Second Position): 2003- University of Peshawar, Pakistan

Research Interest

I am primarily interested in understanding the stratigraphical, foraminiferal biostratigraphical and paleoenvironmental evolution across different geological time boundaries with main emphasis on Paleocene/Eocene boundary, I use an integrated multi-proxy based approach (such as foraminifera, dinoflagellates and stable isotopes). Besides stratigraphy, foraminiferal biostratigraphy and paleoenvironments, I am also interested in petroleum geology, my interest in petroleum geology circles around characterization of carbonate reservoirs based on petrographical and petrophysical properties. In addition to reservoir aspects of petroleum geology, I am also interested in organic geochemisty of shales for conventional source rock as well as unconventional shale gas evaluations. I have a number of research publications to my credit and has produced more than a dozen of postgraduate students in the subjects of my interest. Some PDF’s of my research papers can be accessed through my researchgate ID, PDF’s of my student’s thesis are also available at NCEG website  I am involved in a number of research projects at national and international levels. One of my international research projects is titled as ‘late Paleocene-early Eocene orthophragminids of the eastern Tethys from Indus Basin, Pakistan’. This project is sponsored by the Scientific and Technological Research Council (TÜBITAK), Turkey. At national level, i am currently involved as co-PI in a research project titled as “Investigating the stratigraphy, facies and 3D architecture of the carboniferous Permian successions of the Salt Range, Pakistan: an analogue for the oil bearing reservoir strata of the Arabian Peninsula”, this project is sponsored by Higher Education Commission through HEC-NRPU program.

Events Organized

Conference Secretary of the Earth Sciences Pakistan 2012 held at Baragali Summer Campus of the University of Peshawar in June 2012.

Conference Secretary of the Sustainable Utilization of the Natural Resources (SUN-R) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA held at PC Hotel Peshawar on February 11, 2013.

Chief Organizer of the Earth Sciences Pakistan 2014 held at Baragali Summer Campus of the University of Peshawar in August 2014.