News & Events

Public defence of Mr. Muhammad Saleem and Mr. Safeer Ahmad (PhD scholars) on July 4, 2016

Prof. Yaseen Iqbal won the Research Productivity Award-2015

We congratulate Dr. Muhammad Uzair on successful completion of his PhD degree

Director: Professor Yaseen Iqbal
Materials Research Laboratory (MRL) is located at the Institute of Electronics and Physics, University of Peshawar,Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The initial work on MRL was started in 2005 with the approval of the grant (Rs. 1 m) under the project titled "Office Furnishing to supplement the establishment of MRL". This was actually an initial settlement fund offered to all the foreign professors who joined the Higher Education Foreign Faculty Hiring Program. The major breakthrough which accelerated the establishment of this Lab came through the Rs. 24.67 m grant as a part of the University of Peshawar 2nd Mega Project. Apart from others, in its initial stages, so far MRL has attracted 10 PhD scholars, 12 M-Phil Scholars, up to 10 masters project students per annum and several internees. So far 5 PhD and 5 M-Phil scholars have completed their studies. Additionally, MRL has played a key role in enhancing the research activities in Materials Science and has initiated projects jointly with technologically advanced countries. The launching of the Journal of the Pakistan Materials Society, in spite of the small number of papers being published in materials science in the region, is another achievement of MRL. In 2008, University of Peshawar approved and appointed staff for the laboratory. The Laboratory remains open from 9.00 AM to 7.00 PM and hosts the Materials Connection Centre as well. In case of any enquiries the undersigned can be contacted.