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Adil's research is on optimised design approaches for 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 background 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 water resources planning and management, machine learning and optimisation, anaerobic fermentation, carboxylate platform, contaminant fate and transport, and water-to-resource recovery.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Sustainable Futures
  • Manchester Environmental Research Institute


  • Water resources management
  • Multisector infrastructure planning
  • Machine learning
  • Optimisation
  • Waste-to-resource recovery
  • Contaminant fate and transport
  • Solid waste management
  • Environmental impact assessment


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