FACULTY PROFILE

Dr.Tawaf ALi Shah

Assistant Professor

PhD Biotechnology (University of Padova Italy, University of California Davis USA , PIEAS Islamabad)



I am Dr. Tawaf Ali Shah, working as an assistant professor in the Department of the Biotechnology University of Okara. I have the aim to derive energy, chemicals, and value-added products from waste carbon biomass. The target is to develop a genetically engineered microbial culture to bioprocess the complex waste carbon biomass and to convert them into useful industrial biobased chemical products.

HONOURS AND AWARDS

1

2016

International Research Support Initiative Program (IRSIP), in University of California Davis USA during PhD Study

2

2016

Guest Researcher at United States Department of Agriculture USDA-ARS- USA

3

2014

Won Erasmus Mundus, EMMA-2013 D10 Scholarships to University of Padova Italy, DAFNAE - Department of Agronomy Food Natural Resources Animals and Environment during PhD Study

4

2011-2012

Merit Based Scholarship at Quaid-I-Azam University during M.phil study

5

2005-2009

Gold Medalist in BS (Hons) Biotechnology

6

2002

Won First Position in Matric and intermediate in the class


PUBLICATIONS :


JOURNAL PAPERS

1

2019

Tawaf Ali Shah and Rahim Ullah “Pretreatment of wheat straw with ligninolytic fungi for increased biogas productivity”:International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. pp 1-12. 20Feb-2019. DOI 10.1007/s13762-019-02277-8. (IF 2.03).

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2018

Tawaf Ali.Shah, Romana Tabassum ‘’Enhancing Biogas Production from Lime Soaked Corn Cob Residue ‘’IJRER Vol.8, No.2, June 2018. (IF: 3.17)

3

2018

Tawaf Ali.Shah, Shehbaz Ali, Asifa Afzal, Romana Tabassum “Alkali pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomasses for biogas production (IJRER) Vol.8, No.3, August 2018. (IF: 3.17)

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2018

Tawaf Ali Shah Romana Tabassum. Charles Lee, Bill orts ‘’Biological Pretreatment of Rice Straw by Ligninolytic Bacillus Sp. Strains for Enhancing Biogas Production’’. Journal environmental progress & sustainable energy. https://doi.org/10.1002/ep.13036 (IF: 1.526) Oct 2018.

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2018

Tawaf Ali Shah, Shehbaz Ali, Asifa Afzal, Romana Tabassum.‘Simultaneous Pretreatment and Biohydrogen Production from Wheat Straw by Newly Isolated Ligninolytic Bacillus Sp. Strains with Two-Stage Batch Fermentation System. Bioenergy Research, December 2018, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 835–849 .https://doi.org/10.1007/s12155-018-9936-x (IF 3.0).

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2018

Asifa Afzal, Tawaf Ali Shah; Shehbaz Ali; Romana Tabassum;; Phylogenetic analysis of methanogenic archaea in pilot plant biogas digestor by mcrA gene" IJAB DOI: 10.17957/IJAB/15.1080.(IF 0.98).

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2018

Asifa Afzal, Tawaf Ali.Shah, Shehbaz Ali, Romana Tabassum, Characterization of extracellular protease from Bacillus licheniformis; Int. J. Biosci. 11(4), 228-236. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/11.4.228-236. (IF: 0.6), Jan 2018.

8

2018

Shehbaz Ali, Tawaf Ali Shah, Asifa Afzal, Romana Tabassum* , 2018. Exploring lignocellulosic biomass for bio-methane potential by anaerobic digestion and its economic feasibility. Energy & Environment 0(0) 1–10 DOI: 10.1177/0958305X18759009. (IF: 0.5) March 2018.

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2018

Rahim Ullah, Peter Moffett, Tawaf Ali Shah, Shahid Mansoor, Muhammad Saeed: Analysis of the resistance of Gossypium herbaceum to cotton leaf curl kokhran virus strain burewala and cotton leaf curl multan betasatellite, Journal of Plant Pathology, July 2018, Vol 100(2) , pp 313–316. (IF: 0.9)

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2018

Shehbaz Ali, Tawaf Ali Shah, Asifa Afzal, Romana Tabassum. Analysis of agricultural substrates for nutritive values and bio-methane potential. Current Science Journal. Vol 115 (2) Jan- 2018 DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i2/292-299 (IF: 0.55).

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2017

Tawaf Ali.Shah, Shehbaz Ali, Asifa Afzal, Rahim Ullah, Romana Tabassum, “A review on biohydrogen as a prospective renewable energy” Int. J. Biosci. 11(1), 106-130, July 2017. (IF: 0.8)

12

2017

Shehbaz Ali, Tawaf Ali.Shah, Asifa Afzal, Romana Tabassum, “Evaluating the co-digestion effects on chicken manure and rotten potatoes in batch experiments”. Int. J. Biosci. 10(6), 150-159, June 2017. (IF: 0.8)

13

2016

Tawaf Ali Shah, Favaro L, Alibardi L, Cagnin L, Cossu R, Casella S, Basaglia M, Bacillus sp. strains to produce bio-hydrogen from the organic fraction of municipal solid waste, Applied Energy journal. Vol 176-pp116-124 (IF: 8.5) August 2016.

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2014

Tawaf Ali Shah, Rabaab.Zahra (2014). Isolation of metallo-beta-lactamase blaNDM-1 gene containing Gram negative bacteria from water in Pakistan, Journal of the College of Physician and Surgeons Pakistan. Vol 24(9) 695-697 (IF: 0.7)

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2014

Ibrar Khan, Muhammad Awais, Mudassar Shah, Tawaf Ali Shah, Shehzad Ahmed, Muhammad Junaid and Safia Ahmed: Bacteriological analysis of Siran River system for fecal pollution and Metallo-β-Lactamase blaNDM-1 Gene, Pakistan J. Zool., vol. 46(3), pp. 707-716. (IF: 0.57).

WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS

1

2018

Tawaf Ali Shah, Shehbaz Ali, Romana Tabassum: Simultaneous pretreatment and biohydrogen production from wheat straw by newly isolated ligninolytic Bacillus sp. strains with two-stage batch fermentation system” oral presenter at the International Conference of Biochemistry, Biotechnology & Biomaterials ICBBB, December 09-11, 2018 in the University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan.Oral.4.3, Page 103.

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2018

Shehbaz Ali, Tawaf Ali Shah, and Romana Tabassum: Bio-methane potential of lignocellulosic biomasses by anaerobic digestion and find its economic feasibility. Poster presentation at the International Conference of Biochemistry, Biotechnology & Biomaterials ICBBB, December 09-11, 2018 in the University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan. Poster N0. 24, Page 166.

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2018

Tawaf Ali Shah, Charles C. Lee, William J. Ortsc and Romana Tabassum: Biological Pretreatment of Rice Straw by Ligninolytic Bacillus Sp. Strains for Enhancing Biogas Production’ Poster presenter at the International Conference of Biochemistry, Biotechnology & Biomaterials ICBBB, December 09-11, 2018 in the University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan. Poster N0. 67, Page 211.

4

2017

Tawaf Ali Shah “Evaluation of different pretreatment of waste biomass for biogas production’’ 1st International Conference on Biotechnology (ICB), Challenges and opportunity in Pakistan, Organized by: Faculty of Basic Sciences & ORIC, Lahore Garrison University, Pakistan (Oct 11-12-2017).

5

2017

Tawaf Ali Shah “Alkali pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass for biogas production’’ Conference on computational biology & genomics at Department of Genetics, Hazara University Mansehra, Pakistan. 27-29 September 2017.

6

2017

Tawaf Ali Shah, L. Favaro, S. Casella, M. Basaglia; Bacillus sp. strains to produce bio-hydrogen from the organic fraction of municipal solid waste (OFMSW). First National Conference on Emerging Trends in Bioinformatics and Biological Sciences at Department of Bioinformatics, Hazara University Mansehra, Pakistan.20-22 July 2017.

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2016

L. Favaro, Tawaf Ali Shah, L. Alibardi, L. Cagnin, R. Cossu, S. Casella, M. Basaglia ; Full scale anaerobic digester as promising source of robust microbes for H2 production from organic waste ECO Bio 2016_0515 conference.

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2016

Lorenzo Favaro, Tawaf Ali Shah, Shehbaz Ali, Lorenzo Cagnin, Annalisa Sandon Raffaello Cossu, Sergio Casella, Marina Basaglia ‘’Mining full scale anaerobic digester as source of robust microbes for bio-hydrogen production from organic waste’’ ISME -16 meeting (http://www.isme-microbes.org/isme16 16th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology) held 21-26 August 2016.

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2015

Tawaf Ali Shah, Favaro L, Alibardi L, Cagnin L, Cossu R, Casella S, Basaglia M,Exploring microbial diversity of a brewery full scale anaerobic digester to look for robust and efficient H2- producing microbes, National student conference in Biotechnology 11 October 2015 at NIBGE.

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2013

Tawaf Ali Shah and Rabab Zahra; Isolation of metallo-beta-lactamase blaNDM-1 gene containing Gram negative bacteria from water in Pakistan, Poster Presentation in International Conference on Biotechnology: Prospects and Challenges in Agriculture, Industry, Health and Environment, University of Arid Rawalpindi ; April 22-26-2013.




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