Chemical and Environmental Engineering Group

Shabila Perveen received an MS degree in Environmental Science from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, National University of Science and Technology (NUST) Islamabad Pakistan. At NUST, she was part of the “Membrane Technology for Water and Wastewater Treatment” research group. She conducted her MS thesis on “Detection of Quorum Quenching Enzymes Producing Genes in Membrane Bioreactor for Membrane Biofouling Control”. Her research activities included biological profiling of full-scale membrane bioreactor treating real wastewater, new primer design for screening specific genes of interest in wastewater, biosensor based biochemical analysis, PCR and water quality analysis.
During her two years work experience, she accomplished over 30 assignments related to Solid Waste Management, Environmental Impact Assessments/ Initial Environmental Examinations, and Occupational Health and Safety. She attended an Erasmus Mundus Semester Exchange Program (EMMASIA 2012) in Environmental Protection/ Ecology at Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu Romania and a 6 months internship with Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency Islamabad. Her work and interdisciplinary research experience has given her diverse exposure to qualitative and quantitative research studies.
Her research interests are related to water quality/ wastewater treatment processes. Specifically, she is working on antibiotic resistance bacteria and genes in drinking water.
  • Sustainable Reactor Engineering for Applications on the Water-Energy Nexus (REWATERGY) Photo-irradiation and Adsorption based Novel Innovations for Water-treatment

    Funding : European Commission, Horizon 2020 (GA 812574)
    Start / End Years : 2019 - 2023
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    Principal Investigator : Marugán Aguado, Javier
    Research Team : - Adán Delgado, Cristina - Marugán Aguado, Javier - Pablos Carro, Cristina - Perveen , Shabila - Pizzichetti , Raffaella 

      Show summary: REWATERGY is a consortium of six partners composed by 3 universities and 3 companies with a balanced participation of beneficiaries and partner organizations, academic and non-academic. All the participants are mutually involved in scientific and educational tasks, formed in several fields (chemical analysis, environmental fate, photocatalysis, material science, membrane technology and water management), sharing the interest towards environmental studies and determined to achieve the primary objective of guaranteeing access to safe water to the entire society through the formation of young scientists specialist in water treatment.

Quorum Sensing and Quorum Quenching Based Antifouling Mechanism: A Paradigm Shift for Biofouling Mitigation in a Membrane Bioreactor (MBR)

Parveen, S.; Khan, S. J.; Hashmi, I.