Name: Dr. SOFIA KHALID
Designation: Assistant Professor
Department: Environmental Sciences
 
Qualification: Ph.D (Environmental Biology)
  Imperial College London 2011
  Diploma of Imperial College London
  M.Phil. (Plant Taxonomy)
  Quaid I Azam University,Islamabad (QAU) 2000
  M.Sc. (Biology with majors in Pant Sciences)
  Quaid I Azam University, Islamabad 1998
 
Phone: +92-51-9292900 (101)
Email: sofiarahim@hotmail.com sofiakhalid@fjwu.edu.pk
Status: On Job
Dr. SOFIA KHALID

Environmental impact assessment, environmental management, pollution monitoring (soil, air and water), solid waste management, ethnobotany and greenhouse gas inventory preparation mainly for waste sector from Pakistan.

Laboratory facilities

Basic equipment for soil, air and water sampling and monitoring.

Statistical expertise

Basic statistics in R statistical package and SPSS.

Professional Experience

March 2012 to date
Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi
Assistant Professor

Dec 2007 to March 2011
Imperial College London, UK
Demonstrator/ Tutor (Part time)

Sep 2001 to Dec. 2011
Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi
Lecturer

PUBLICATIONS/CONFERENCES

  • Paper titled Ethnobotanical studies of Echinops echinatus from Pothohar Region of Pakistan published in Hamdard Medicus Vol.XLIII, No.3.
  • Paper titled Heavy metal pollution from medical waste incineration at Islamabad and Rawalpindi, Pakistan publishd inMicrochemical journal Vol. 90, 2008.
  • Palynological studies of few medicinal plants from Pakistan in the proceedings of the 7th Botanical Congress of Pakistan.
  • Ethnobotany of some medicinal plants from Pothohar region of Pakistan in the proceedings of 55th meeting of Society for Economic Botany.
  • Nitrogen as a modifier of response of grassland species to ozone in the proceedings of the 23rd meeting of the committee for air pollution research (CAPER) in the UK.
  • Drought as a modifier of response of grassland species to ozone in the proceedings of the annual meeting of the British Ecological Society (7-9 Sept 2010)
  • Paper titled Effects of ozone on crops in North West Pakistan published inEnvironmental Pollution March 2013 Vol. 174.
  • Paper titled Solid waste management in Gilgit city in the proceedings of conference Environment and Sustainable Development in Comsats Abbottabad in July 2013
  • Paper titled Soil and Vegetation Analysis of Selected Roadside Greenbelts in Rawalpindi City, Pakistan published in International Research Journal of Biological Sciences Vol. 3(3), 89-98, March (2014)
  • Paper titled Assessment of Selected Heavy Metals Uptake from Soil by Vegetation of Two Areas of District Attock, Pakistan published inAsian Journal of Chemistry; Vol. 26, No. 4 (2014)
  • Paper titled Determination of Heavy Metals in Agricultural Soil Adjacent to Functional Brick Kilns: A Case Study of Rawalpindi published in Science, Technology and Development Vol. 34 (3), 2015

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Awarded with 10% Overseas Scholarship for top ranking institutes of the world for PhD in 2007 by HEC Pakistan
  • Attended 7th steering committee meeting of Cooperative Green Growth Modelling Forum in Hanoi Vietnam March 2014, fully funded by GIR, South Korea.
  • Awarded with fully funded 3 weeks training (in Seoul, South Korea) on Greenhouse Gas Inventory Preparation and Mitigation Modelling by GIR South Korea.
  • Awarded with Higher Education Commission (HEC) project on Strengthening and Upgradation of Environmental Biology Laboratory in Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan