1st International Conference on Membrane Science and Technology (ICM 2020) was successfully organized by UET Lahore, UET Peshawar, NUST and COMSATS under the umbrella of the Pakistan Membrane Society (PMS) on July 20th-22nd, 2020. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the conference was held online. The conference highlighted 06 Technical Sessions, 03 Plenary lectures, 08 Keynote lectures, 20 oral and 27 poster presentations, a CFD workshop, and PMS Executive Council Elections at the end of the conference. There were eminent professors as guests of honors for each session, 200 participants with more than 20 partner institutes representations in the conference. Renowned membranists from various universities of the world participated as Plenary and Keynote speakers including Prof. Dr. Sung Il Jeon (Kobe University, Japan), Prof. Dr. Xianfeng Fan (Edinburgh Univ, UK), Dr. Mashallah Rezakazemi (Shahrood Univ, Iran), Prof. Dr. Arshad Hussain (NUST, Islamabad), Dr. Faheem Akhtar (KAUST, KSA), Prof. Dr. Asif Ali Qaiser (UET Lahore), Prof. Dr. Sher Jamal Khan (NUST, Islamabad), Dr. Roil Bilad (UTP, Malaysia), Dr. Jameel Ahmad (UET Peshawar), Prof. Dr. Nasir M. Ahmad (NUST, Islamabad) and Dr. Bilal Haider (PU, Lahore)
UET Lahore participated in ICM 2020 with 03 oral and 04 posters presentations along with a keynote talk by Prof. Dr. Asif Ali Qaiser (Polymer Eng. Dept). Dr. Sikander Rafiq (Assoc. Prof., Chemical Eng., New Campus) was among the key organizers and session moderators of the conference. Dr Muhammad Asif Jamil (Asstt. Prof., Chemical Eng., New Campus) participated and hosted a conference session. The General Body meeting took place in the presence of four distinguished Advisory Board Members including Prof. Dr. Asif Ali Qaiser. Eight members were elected for various PMS Executive Council positions of which Dr. Sikander Rafiq was elected as Sr. Vice-President (2020-22). More details can be found at PMS webpage https://pakmembrane.com/.