The National Institute of Vacuum Science and Technology (NINVAST) was established in 2006. Vacuum science and technology is an upcoming field in Pakistan and has broad research as well as industrial applications. NINVAST is a unique institute, first of its kind not only in Pakistan but entire Islamic World. Its main focus is on education, training, research and development in the field of Vacuum Science & Technology and allied areas. It organizes various training programs like seminars, symposia, certificate courses, workshops, conferences for vacuum users and offers Vacuum Science and Technology courses for under & post graduate levels at universities/colleges. It also provides technical support to research and academic institutions as well as to industry. Its program includes the provision of developing vacuum equipment and accessories along with calibration services. NINVAST is ISO 9001:2008 Certified.
Mr. Syed Tahir Hassan Hashmi is a Chemical Engineer by Profession and had done masters in Project Management. He has varied experience of almost three decades in the field of engineering management and technology. Recipient of Pride of Performance from the President of Pakistan in recognition to his contributions and services in the field of engineering science and technology at National Level. He played an active role in the human resource development and capacity building through development and integration of engineering related processes in different capacities during his illustrious technical career.
In February 2017, posted as Director General NINVAST by virtue of his multidisciplinary experience. His strong skills have showed marked improvement in the new outlook of NINVAST under the flag of NCP.
The main functions of the NINVAST are as follows:
Presently, NINVAST is performing the following R&D projects: Vacuum Coatings Metallic oxide, ceramic and heterojunction thin films for novel applications Nanoparticles Synthesis of Superparamagnetic, ferromagnetic for different applications Standardization Inter-lab comparison, Up-gradation and Optimization of vacuum standards Design & Development Laser Interferometer Manometer, variable volume flow-meter, Vacuum Pump
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