Teesside University, United Kingdom and COMSATS University, Pakistan won the prestigious Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). This project is led by Dr. Faizan Ahmed who is serving as Senior Lecturer at Centre for Sustainable Engineering, School of Computing, Engineering & Digital Technologies. Dr. Asim Laeeq Khan from COMSATS University is Co-PI of the project. The project entitled ‘Membrane Technology for Clean Energy and Sustainable Environment’ aims to provide a solution to provide safe drinking water by developing effective and economic full-scale reverse osmosis (RO) membranes to be used for the decentralized production of drinking water or the upgrade of available, but unsafe drinking water in Pakistan.
About the Grant: The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) supports cutting-edge research to address challenges faced by developing countries. It is part of the UK’s official development assistance (ODA) and is managed by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The fund addresses the United Nations sustainable development goals. It aims to maximise the impact of research and innovation to improve lives and opportunity in the developing world.