Faculty & Staff
Prof. Dr. Mohammad Saleem Akhtar

(HEC Approved Supervisor)

PhD, Soil Science
Department of Soil Science & SWC
Phone : +92-51-5858274
Mobile : +92-333-5128370
Fax : +92-51-9290160
Email : [email protected]
Address : Department of Soil Science & SWC, PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi
Work Experience : 27 Year(s)
Research Interest :
  • Soil management for efficient water use in arid areas
  • Plant nutrient (P
  • K) fixation and release processes in soil
  • Modelling solute transport in soils and assessment of soil contamination
  • Total Publications : 70
    Publications (Latest Ten)
    1. M. Saleem Akhtar, D. Stuben, S. Norra, and M. Memon. 2011. Soi and flow rate-controlled molybdate, arsenate and chromium (III) transport through field columns". Geoderma 161(3-4):126-137

    2. Memon, M, M. S. Akhtar, K.S. Memon, D. Stuben. 2011. Phosphorus forms in the Indus River alluvial and loess, shale and limestone derived residual soils. Asian J. Chemistry 23(5): 1952-1962

    3. Memon, M., M.S. Soomro, M. Saleem Akhtar. 2010. Drinking water quality assessment in southern Sindh (Pakistan). Environ. Monitoring Assessment 177(1): 39-50

    4. Akhtar, M. S., U. Mohrlok, and D. Stuben. 2009. A simple model for simulation of adsorbing and nonadsorbing solute transport through field soils. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss. 6:5631-5664.

    5. Akhtar, M. S. and M. Memon. 2009. Biomass and nutrient uptake by rice and wheat: A three-way interaction of potassium, ammonium and soil type. Pak. J. Bot. 41(6):2965-2972

    6. M. Mahmood-ul-Hassan, M. Rashid, M.S. Akhtar, E. Rafiq. 2010. Nitrate and phosphorus leaching from Aridisols and Entisols: Laboratory studies and field observations. Soil Sediment Contamination. 19(2) : 261-270

    7. Memon, M., K.S. Memon, M. S. Akhtar, and D. Stuben. 2009. Characterization and quantification of iron oxides occurring in low concentration in soils. Commun. Soil Plant Anal 40:162-178.

    8. Akhtar M. Saleem and Joe B. Dixon. 2009. Mineralogical characteristics and potassium quantity/intensity relation in three Indus river basin soils. Asian J. Chem. 21(5):3427-3442.

    9. M. Saleem Akhtar and G. Nabi, M. Mahmood-ul-Hassan. 2008. Does No-till wheat sowing in a Rice-Wheat Cropping Sequence Cause Surface-Soil Compaction. Eurasian Soil Sci. 41(11):1205-1212.

    10. M. Mahmood-ul-Hassan, M. Saleem Akhtar and G. Nabi. 2008. Boron and zinc transport through intact columns of calcareous soils. Pedosphere 18(4):524-532.