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Adil's research is on surrogate modelling approaches for the optimal design of engineered water resource systems. He is a PhD researcher at the School of Engineering of the University of Manchester. As an environmental and civil engineer, Adil's goal is to take an active role in shaping a more sustainable future by contributing as a researcher to the development of new approaches and tools for environmental management.

Educational record and work experience

Adil holds an MSc in Environmental Technology and Engineering from the Ghent University, IHE Delft and University of Chemistry and Technology (UCT) Prague; an MSc in Environmental Engineering and Project Management from the University of Leeds; a PGD in Solid Waste Management from the University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore; and a BSc in Environmental Engineering from the UET Taxila. Having worked as an environmental engineer, he also has experience with environmental impact assessment, natural resources and solid waste management.

Research interests

Adil's research interests span across many disciplines of environmental and civil engineering, including thermophilic mixed culture anaerobic fermentation and carboxylate platform, groundwater contaminant fate and transport, machine learning-based surrogate modelling, and advanced optimisation techniques.


  • Surrogate modelling
  • Optimisation
  • Water-energy nexus
  • Water monitoring
  • Waste-to-resource recovery
  • Contaminant fate and transport
  • Solid waste management
  • Environmental impact assessment


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