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Designation:Principal Scientific Officer

Organization:Hydrocarbon Development Institute of Pakistan

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Dr. Muhammad Pervaz has a Ph.D in Chemistry with a specialization in petroleum geochemistry from Quaid-I-Azam University in collaboration with the Technical University of Aachen, Germany. He holds an M.Phil degree with a specialization in analytical and inorganic chemistry from Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad, and M.SC Chemistry with specialization in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Peshawar. He was a visiting scientist on a post-doctoral research project in the field of marine geochemistry at the Federal Institute of Geo-Sciences and Natural Resources (BGR), Hannover, Germany

In September 2007, Dr. Pervaz joined the newly established SAARC Energy Centre (SEC), Islamabad, Pakistan as a Programme Leader, Technology Transfer. In SEC he is responsible for implementation of energy technologies transfer and sharing of best practices in South Asia. He was actively involved in promotion of renewable energy technologies, energy policy research and energy cooperation  in South Asia.

His experience has focused on the establishment of analytical laboratories, planning and executing research and development projects for petroleum source rock, and environmental studies. In July 2000 He was posted in HDIP Head Office Islamabad and he was actively involved in technical and policy research in the energy and environment nexus and international energy cooperation. His experience at the HDIP also includes the maintenance and management of organization's website.

He has visited many countries and participated in several National and International seminars, conferences, workshops, official meetings including SAARC and UNESCAP Energy Expert Groups and training courses related to the environment, energy, regional and international energy cooperation, chemical safety, chemistry and geochemistry. He has more than 60 research publications to his credit and several technical institutional reports, including a chapter in the book Geology, Geo-chemistry and Composition of Oil Shales, published by Kluwer Academics, Dordrecht, The Netherlands and Co-author of Paper in published by Geological Society, London, Special Publications (2002), 195, 445-461 on Discovery of the Toba Ash (c.70 ka) in a High-resolution Core Recovering Millennial Monsoonal Variability of Pakistan. In: The Tectonic and Climatic Evolution of the Arabian Sea Region. He is also experienced in computer and energy database management.

                                                                                               (Updated On November 2014)