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IST Faculty Wins Prestigious International R&D Grant from Pak-UK Education Gateway

Dr. Muhammad Atiq Ur Rehman from Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Institute of Space Technology (IST) has won a prestigious R&D grant from British Council. The project is aimed to develop drug free antibacterial bioactive glass nanoparticles for biomedical applications. The material is envisaged to improve the performance of the traditional metallic orthopedic implants. The project is aligned with sustainable development goals keeping in view the priorities of both Pakistan and the United Kingdom.

The project (worth PKR. 95 million) was selected through a competitive international peer review process. Only six projects have been awarded from both the countries. This award is a recognition of Dr. Muhammad Atiq Ur Rehman’s earlier scientific work on biomedical materials and targeted drug delivery system.

The project will be conducted in close collaboration with Prof. Ipsita from University of Sheffield (UK) and Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini from University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany). The Vice Chancellor IST congratulated the team members for winning the award.