Muhammad Saqib Nawaz, Ph.D.

Research Scientists

Research scientist

Research Interests

I have over a decade of experience in the field of water and wastewater treatment including i) laboratory-scale plant design and operations, ii) pilot plants operation and maintenance, iii) full-scale plant designing, commissioning, operation and troubleshooting. My current area of research is the development of low-cost systems for water desalination and wastewater treatment.  


  • Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, NUST, Pakistan, 2014
  • MS Environmental Engineering, NUST, Pakistan, 2010
  • M.Sc. Chemistry, BZU, Pakistan

Professional Profile

  • July 2019 - Present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2017-2019: Manager of Environment & Public Health, IDAP, Lahore, Pakistan
  • 2014-2017: Manager, Environment Division, 3W Systems Pvt. Ltd, Lahore, Pakistan

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • International Water Association (IWA)
  • Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS), Australia
  • The Water Network
  • Member board of industrial advisory committee, UET Taxila


  • 2012 INSPIRE Program Scholarship

Research Interests Keywords

​Forward osmosis membrane filtration Biological treatment of wastewater Water purification Fate of chemical contaminants in water treatment