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USPCAS-E Tomorow

NUST has launched a Centre for Energy Systems early this year to provide a pivot to NUST Institutions involved in energy sector programs and to support and consolidate the various activities/projects, which make good sense for scalable and sustainable operations with a view to contribute to industry and national economy in times of energy crisis. Salient features of the Center are summarized below. 
The objective of the centre is to introduce and consolidate new programs, especially national projects that can be directly integrated with larger initiatives in the country. Biofuels from energy crops (non edible) and coal gasification and conversion to high quality motor fuel are relevant e​xamples.

Goals of Center include increasing the number of highly qualified and award winning tenure track faculty at NUST, assembling an outstanding additional pool of science and engineering regular research faculty with relevant expertise in the form of visiting industrial chairs, and attracting the best and brightest students to NUST focused on energy related and environmental sciences and research. This critical mass and intellectual capital will greatly enhance our range of expertise, educational programs, research capabilities, the potential of increasing rapid development of additional breakthrough technologies activities, the long term research and educational activities in energy and environmentally-related discipline, the ability to propel our current research strength to the next level, and the ability to form a focus area for University research in all fields, including those outside of the sciences and engineering. The expertise sought will be at the highest levels in science and engineering because outstanding scientists and engineers will be attracted to highly sought chairs and professorship positions. These new faculty will help educate increasing numbers of students to deal with the immanent workforce crisis in the energy fields.

Furthermore, the energy center will be developed to enhance innovation, cross discipline partnership, and transfer of technology in fields related to conventional and unconventional fossils fuels, biofuels, and alternative energy technology development. The center will incorporate existing institutes to this core mission and enhance their strength by adding highly qualified faculty, research scientists, collaborating industry chairs and additional sophisticated research labs. Collaborative industry-academic partnerships will achieve technological breakthrough developments by conducting energy related research to congregate local and global needs.
The center will focus on meeting advanced research needs of the energy industry through expansion of research activities, joint industry academic research and technology development, flexibility in intellectual property agreements and additional graduate student fellowships. It will work as an international knowledge harbinger to prop up the information exchange of energy ideas and technology developments. Educational and research activities will engage energy companies and academic & Government organizations to associate with research groups and project teams at the National University of Sciences & Technology(NUST). Such partnerships will solve pressing front line research problems and engage in long term high risk research projects important to our energy future.​