SPI-2018 Chairman Message – UET Peshawar

     Chairman Message

Prof. Dr. M. Younas

(Chairman)

Conference Chair

Dear delegates, it is a great pleasure to invite you to the 4th Conference on Sustainability in Process Industry (SPI-2018) at UET Peshawar. It is a known fact that sustainable process development is a long term phenomena that needs integration of local and regional stakeholders to bring lasting change in a society thereby, constantly upgrading the processes and manufacturing development procedures. The use of best practices along with latest technological developments is critical for sustainability in process industry which is largely possible through exchanging ideas and meeting the experts in the field. This conference is a step towards achieving this - aimed to provide a platform to bring together the best minds and critically analyze the current issues, world is facing in energy, water and environment fields.

The Chemical Engineering Department of University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar plays a vital role in research areas of national interest. Our faculty is actively involved in applied research at both national and international level.

The Department of Chemical Engineering organized the 1st conference on “Sustainability in Process Industries (SPI-2012), held at UET Peshawar on March 28, 2012. The very first conference attracted prominent researchers from all over Pakistan which created a linkage and presented approaches for the application of sustainability in the process industry. The Department of Chemical Engineering had again taken initiative to hold a 2nd conference on “Sustainability in Process Industry (SPI-2014)”, on May 22, 2014 in collaboration with PASTIC and NAYS. Continuing this tradition, the 3rd conference in this series (SPI 2016) was held on October 19-20, 2016 where more than 100 researchers across Pakistan presented their research.  The 4th conference of this series i-e Sustainability in Process Industry (SPI-2018) is organized with the support of Higher Education Commission (HEC) and in collaboration with PASTIC with the theme “From Nano to Macro Technology”.

The mission of this conference is to identify new directions for research and development on “Sustainability in Process Industry” and share success stories regarding applied research and industrial case studies on R&D.

I hope that you will find this 4th conference on “Sustainability in Process Industry (SPI 2018)” interesting and that the conference will provide you with a valuable opportunity to share ideas with other researchers and industrial practitioners.