Linkage with Chinese Institutions

Pakistan and China, the two brotherly neighboring countries, are collaborating with each other in scientific research through their scientific institutions.

PSF & National Natural Science Foundation of China:
PSF and National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC) signed a MoU on 30th of October, 1992 for joint research between Academic Institutions in Pakistan and China. Exchange of scientists, scientific information and materials between research and academic institutions of the two countries is one of prime objectives of this international link. Since this alliance PSF and NNSFC conducted joint scientific research activities pertaining to different disciplines along with efforts for the strengthening cooperation between S & T organizations of both the countries. At present 17th Protocol on S&T Cooperation is being implemented in China and Pakistan. Chinese and Pakistani scientists have visited each other countries in 2012-13 for sharing scientific expertise under this protocol. A MoU has also been signed between PSF and Beijing International Business Incubators, China on 17th of September, 2013 for mutual cooperation to accelerate the commercialization of new and high-tech industries in Pakistan.

Fourth Call of Proposals between Pakistan Science Foundation and National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) the call is open between 22-04-2020 to 03-06-2020

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The MoU with NSFC was re-activated in 2015. As a result of this MoU, a Joint Call for proposals was launched in December, 2015 which ended up in April 08, 2016 in the following 03 categories:

i. Earth Sciences
ii. Agriculture & Biotechnology
iii. Engineering and Material Sciences

As a result of call more than 200 proposals were submitted to the two Foundations. Currently 14 joint projects are ongoing at different institutes and universities across the country. List of the successful projects in given as under;

Sr. No

Project Title

Pakistani PI

Chinese PI


Graphene Composite Solid State Electrolyte for Lithium Battery

Prof. Dr. Khasan Karimov

Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology

Topi, Swabi


Prof. Dr. Wei Huang

Nanjing Tech University (Nanjing Tech.), 30 South Puzhu Road, Nanjuing 2011816, China



Design and Construction of Photocatalytic Materials for Efficient Hydrogen Generation

 Prof. Dr. Fazal e-Aleem

Department of Physics

The University of Lahore, 1-Km, Raiwand Road,  Lahore


Dr. Jijun Zou

Tianjin University, 92 Weijin Road, Nankai District, Tiajin 300072, China



Construction of Aligned Carbon Nanocoils/Metals Nanoparticles Composite Electrodes For Biosensing System

Prof. Dr. Habib Nasir

Department of Chemistry

School of Natural Sciences (SNS)

National University of Sciences and Technology, H-12



Prof. Dr. Lujun Pan

School of Physics and Optoelectronic Technology

Dahan University of Technology

No.2 Linggong Road, Ganjinzi District, Dahan City, Uaonin Povince



Development of Durable Anion Exchange Membranes for Solid Alkaline Fuel Cells and Prototype Assembly

Dr. Syed Tauqir Ali Sherazi

Department of Chemistry

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad


Prof. Dr. Shenghai Li

Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences

5625 Renim Street, Changchun, China



Design Theory and Assessment of Recycled Concrete Structures in Earthquake Prone Regions

Prof. Dr. Asad ur Rehman Khan

Department of Civil Engineering

NED University of Engineering & Technology




Prof. Dr. Jianzhuang Xiao

1239 Siping Road

College of Civil Engineering

Tongji University, Shanghai University, China



Basic Research and Capacity Investigation for Distributed Bioenergy Utilization via Thermo-chemical Conversion

Dr. Muhammad Ghaffar Doggar

Energy Research Center

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology



Prof. Chuangzhi  Wu

Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2-Nengyuan Rd, Wushan, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, China



The Mechanism and Prediction of the Torrential Rainfall  over the West China and Northern Pakistan


Dr. Kalim Ullah

Department of Meteorology, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology , Chak Shahzad, Islamabad


Dr. Zhou Yushu

Institute of Atmospheric Physics,  Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100029



Interaction of Westerly and Summer Monsoon in Upper Indus Basin (UIB) and its Impact on Water Resource

Dr. Ghulam Rasul

Director General

Pakistan Meteorological Department

PMD HQ’s, Pitras Bukhari Road, H-8/2



Dr. Yinsheng Zhang


Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research

Chinese Academy of Sciences, Building 3, Courtyard 16, Lincui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing



The Behaviors of Indian Lithospheric Mantle Beneath the Western Himalayan Syntaxis



Prof. Dr. Ishtiaq Jadoon


Department of Earth Sciences, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology



 Prof. Dr. Junmeng Zhao

Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research

Chinese Academy of Sciences, Building 3, Courtyard 16, Lincui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing



Projection and Attribution of Stream Flow Composition at  Mountain Rivers in China and Pakistan


Dr. Muahammad Afzal

Deputy Director

Pakistan Meteorological Department

Pakistan Meteorological Department

PMD HQ’s, Pitras Bukhari Road, H-8/2



 Prof. Dr. Buda Su

Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences



Identification and Risk Analysis of Potential Mega Geo-hazards along China-Pakistan Economic Corridor


Dr. Muhammad Shafique

Assistant Professor

National Centre of Excellence in Geology, University of Peshawar, Peshawar, Pakistan


Prof. Dr. Xiaoqing Chen

Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Block 4, Renminnanlu Road, Chengdu, China



Mining Of Elite Genes For High Yield, Super Fiber Qualities and Heat Tolerance and Their Usages in Improving Pak and China Cotton Cultivars


Dr. Mehboob ur Rahman

National Institute for Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering, Faisalabad


Prof. Dr. Tianzhen Zhang

National Key Lab. of Crop Genetics and Germplasm Enhancment, College of Agriculture, Nanjing Agriculture University. Nanjing

Jiangsu Province, China



Determination of Dendritic Cells (DCs) Stimulating Antigen of Chicken Coccidian and their Application in the Development of Coccidiosis Vaccines in Chickens


Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ali Shah


Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

PMAS Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi


Prof. Dr. Li Xiangrui

College of Veterinary Medicine

Nanjing Agricultural University

No.1 Weigang, Nanjing 210095 , Jiangsu Province




Creation of Water Efficient Hybrid Wheat for Pakistan and China



Dr. Muhammad Arif

Associate Professor

University of Agriculture Peshawar, Peshawar


 Zhao Chang Ping

Beijing International Research Center for Hybrid Wheat

No.9 Shuguang Garden

Middle Road of Bajing, Beijing, China


PSF and NSFC have also launched 2nd call of proposals 2017 in the field of Engineering and Materials sciences (Alternate Energy Resources Included) on June 01, 2017. As a result of call more than 130 proposals were submitted to the two Foundations. Currently 12 joint projects are ongoing at different institutes and universities across the country. List of the successful projects under PSF-NSFC second call for proposals is given as under;

Sr. No

Project Title

Pakistani PI

Chinese PI


Key Technologies and Application Foundation for Ultrasonic Processing of Soft and Brittle Composites Structure with Large-Scale Complex Profile

Prof. Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid


University of Engineering and Technology Lahore


Dr. Jianfu Zhang

Lee Shau Kee Building , Department of Mechanical Engineering Tsinghua University Beijing


Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene with Rigid Reinforced Structures for Use in Artificial Joint Application


Dr.  Rizwan Mahmood Gul


Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar


Dr. Zhong-Ming Li,


Sichuan University, No. 24 South Section 1, Yihuan Road, Chengdu, China




Fabrication, Characterization and Magneto Transport Study of Ferromagnetic Hybrid


Dr. Rehana Sharif


Nanotechnologies Research Center, Physics


University of Engineering andTechnlogy,


Dr.Jiafeng Feng


Institute of Physics

Chinese Academy of Sciences


Two Dimension Transition Metal Dichalcoginide Based Photodectors and Quantum Effect Devices

Dr. Muhammad Aftab Rafiq


Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences ,Islamabad

Prof. Dr. Xiulai Xu

Institute of physics  Chinese academy of Sciences, Beijing china



Design and Development of Innovative Impact Resistant Hybrid Structures Based on Super Elastic Shape Memory Alloys  and Light Weight Lattice


Dr. Muhammad Abid


Chairman and Professor of Mechanical Engineering

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology

Wah, Cantt


Prof. Dr. Zhu Jihong

North western Poly technical University

Xian Shanni



Development of Stretchable Polymer Based Super capacitors for Energy Storage Systems

Prof. Dr. Ahmed Shuja Syed


Ibn-Khaldoon Block, International Islamic University, H-10, Islamabad, Pakistan.




Prof. Dr. Hong Meng


School of Advanced Materials (SAM), Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School (PKUSZ), University Town, Nanshan District, Shenzhen  P.R. China


Design and Fabrication of Highly Efficient Photocatalytic Materials for the Applications of Hydrogen Evolution from Water Splitting 


Dr. Muhammad Nasir

Assistant Professor

IRCBM, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology ,

Defence Road,  Raiwand road Lahore


Dr. Zinlong Zhnang

East China University of Science and Technology


130 meilong road, xuchui district shanghai, p.r. china




Implementation and Testing of Microgrid in Rural Communities with Maximum Penetration of Renewable Energy Resources in Pakistan


Dr. Sobia Baig

Associate Professor

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology

Defence Road off. Raiwind Road Lahore


Dr. Lin Guan

School of Electric Power

South China University of China




Design and Structure Modulation of Nano-Composite  Membrane with Bi-interception for Juice Concentration

Dr.Saeed Gul

Associate Professor

Department of Chemical Engineering

University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar


Dr. Qing He Jiang

Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

No.189 Songling Road 266101, China



Fabrication of High Corrosion Resistant Aluminium Alloy Coatings For Magnesium Alloys Through Cold Spraying Process and detailed Investigation Of Corrosion Resistance Mechanism


Dr. Muhammad Yasir

Assistant Professor

Institute of space and technology Islamabad highway Islamabad


Prof. Dr. Cheng-Xin Li

Xian Jiaotong University

28-Xian-Ning, Eest Road Xian-Jiaotong University , Shaanxi,China



A Novel Solar Powered CCHP System Based On Evacuated Flat Plate Pv/T Collectors And Organic Rankine Cycle




Dr. Mohammad Bilal Khan


Center for Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCAS-E). National University of Sciences and Technology. NUST Campus, H-12, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Professor Dr. Pei Gang

Department of Thermal Science and Energy Engineering, USTC, 96 Jinzhai Road, Hefei, Anhui, China



Development of Next-Generation Explosives Sensing Technology and Key Products Based on Unique Fluorescent Materials

Dr. Sohail Anjum Shahzad
Assistant Professor

HEC Approved Supervisor

Department of Chemistry, CIIT Abbottabad-22060, Pakistan


Dr. Cong Yu

State Key Laboratory of

Electro analytical Chemistry, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of

Sciences, Changchun, P. R. China


PSF & Chinese Academy of Sciences:
PSF has successfully developed joint research ventures with Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Chinese Appropriate Technology Institute and the Institute of Organic Chemistry, Shanghai. Chinese and 10 Pakistani scientists conducted joint scientific survey of Karakoram Mountains in 1989. Eleven Pakistani scientists attended Pak-China Workshop on Chemical Sciences in China.

Pakistan Museum of Natural History & Beijing Museum of Natural History:
Beijing Museum of Natural History (BMNH), Beijing, China and Pakistan Museum of Natural History, Islamabad, Pakistan, a subsidiary of PSF, have mutually agreed on joint scientific research activities, exchange of scientists, students and collection specimens, sharing of data in the form of publications, information and coordination in exhibits exchange.

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