Chemistry year: GCU hosts research poster show

Published: September 13, 2011
crystallography workshop 
planned next.

Three-day crystallography workshop planned next.


Some 95 science research projects were displayed at the Government College University (GCU) in an inter-university poster exhibition on Monday.

The competition was held to highlight the quality of research carried out in Pakistan in chemistry.

Students from the Lahore College for Women University (LCWU); the Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST); and the Quaid-i-Azam University participated in the exhibition.

The topics included metal-based drug development, DNA analysis, forensic explosive analysis, pesticides, nano-materials, bioprocess, oxidative stress studies, pharmaceutical analysis, bio-diesel production and anti-microbial actives.

GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Khaleequr Rehman said that such events gave students an opportunity to exhibit their research and enhance their presentation skills.

Ravian Forensic Society Advisor Dr M Akhtar Farrukh said that the United Nations had declared 2011 as the International Year of Chemistry. He said the exhibition was GCU’s third activity organised in celebration of the chemistry year.

He said that GCU’s Chemistry Department would also a three-day international workshop on crystallography and nano-materials in October.

Muhammad Arsalan from the FUUAST won the first prize for his research on Tunability of Physical Properties of Zncuce Films with Copper Concentration, GCU’s Kenneth Nazir was second for his research on Acrachne Racemosa: A potent source for natural antioxidants, and Maymoona Mehboob, also from GCU, was third for her research on Fabrication, Characterisation and Application of Aluminium Alloys.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 13th, 2011.

Facebook Conversations

Reader Comments (6)

  • Nadeem
    Sep 14, 2011 - 8:26AM

    Great Job best of Lock … Maymoona Mehboob


  • Kamran
    Sep 16, 2011 - 10:51AM

    correct name of Ravian Forensic Society Advisor is Dr. M. Akhyar Farrukh not Dr M Akhtar Farrukh, published wrongly. The name is correct in other news paper.


  • NAdeem
    Sep 16, 2011 - 11:04AM

    Aslam o Alikum buhatbuhat Mubarak hoo. Maymoona mehboob …


  • srerr
    Oct 14, 2011 - 5:45PM

    its a great competition……….


  • saman
    Oct 14, 2011 - 5:50PM

    the students of gcu have a great potential. they have all skills to compete in any competition.and this research poster competition was a boost up for students.they are future scientist i must say


  • athar
    Oct 14, 2011 - 8:20PM

    where is gcu?


More in Punjab