Faculty & Staff
Prof. Dr. Azeem Khalid
Chairman/Tenured Professor
Ph.D. (Soil &Environmental Microbiology): Institute of Soil & Environ Sci., UAF (Post Docs:Environmental microbiology &biotechnology, Japan, USA)
Department of Environmental Sciences
Phone : +92-51- 9292135  
Mobile : 0301- 6005958  
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Email : [email protected], [email protected]
Address : Department of Environmental Sciences, PMAS Arid Agriculture University, Murree Road, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Work Experience : 22 Year(s)
Research Interest :
  • Environmental Microbiology & Biotechnology
  • Plant microbe interactions under stress environment
  • Bioremediation of industrial pollutants
  • Bioenergy and biofuels
  • Recycling and management of solid organic waste
  • Total Publications : 140
    Publications (Latest Ten)
    1. Ahmad, Z., M. Imran, S. Qadeer, S. Hussain, R. Kausar, L. Dawson and A. Khalid. 2018. Biosurfactants for sustainable soil management. Advances in Agronomy. 150: 81-130

    2. Anjum, M., S. Qadeer and A. Khalid. 2018. Anaerobic co-digestion of catering and agroindustrial waste: A step forward towards waste biorefinery. Frontiers in Energy Research. Doi: 10.3389/fenrg.2018.00116

    3. Andleeb, S., T. Mahmood, A. Khalid, F. Akrim, H. Fatima. 2018. Hexavalent chromium induces testicular dysfunction in small Indian mongoose (Herpestesjavanicus) inhabiting tanneries area of Kasur District, Pakistan. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 148: 1001-1009.

    4. Andleeb, S., T. Mahmood and A. Khalid. 2018. Environmental chromium from tannery industry induces altered reproductive endpoints in wild female small Indian Mangoose (Urvaauropunctatus). Toxicology and Industrial Health. Doi: 101177/0748233718814975

    5. Riaz, L, T. Mahmood, A. Khalid, A. Rashid, M. B. Ahmed Siddique, A. Kamal and M. S. Coyne. 2018. Fluoroquinolones (FQs) in the environment: A review on their abundance, sorption and toxicity in soil. Chemosphere. 191:704-720.

    6. Qadeer, S., S. Mahmood, M. Anjum, N. Ilyas, Z. Ali and A. Khalid. 2018. Synchronization of lipid-based biofuel production with waste treatment using oleaginous bacteria: a biorefinery concept. Process Safety and Environmental Protection. 115: 99-107

    7. Bibi, R., Z. Ahmad, M. Imran, S. Hussain,A. Ditta, S. Mahmood and A. Khalid. 2017. Algal bioethanol production technology: A trend towards sustainable development. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 71: 976-985.

    8. Qadeer, S., A. Khalid, S. Mahmood, M. Anjum and Z. Ahmad. 2017. Utilizing oleaginous bacteria and fungi for cleaner energy production. Journal of Cleaner Production. 168: 917-928

    9. Qadeer, S., A. Khalid, S. Mahmood, M. Anjum and Z. Ahmad. 2017. Oleaginous bacteria and fungi for cleaner energy production. Journal of Cleaner Production. 168: 917-928.

    10. Shafqat, M., A. Khalid. T. Mahmood, M.T. Siddique, J. Han and M.Y. Habteselassie. 2017. Evaluation of bacteria isolated from textile wastewater and rhizosphere to simultaneously degrade azo dyes and promote plant growth. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology. 92:2760-2768.