Jan. 25, 2024 - Jan. 26, 2024
The Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology (QUEST), Nawabshah, is accredited by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC). It is also a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities. On August 7th, 1996, MUCET was upgraded to university status through an ordinance and later, an act of the Sindh Assembly, leading to its renaming as Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology (QUEST), Nawabshah. It is situated just outside the city of Nawabshah near the airport, and is spread over an area of 457 acres on both sides of the main Sakrand Road. Presently, it consists of three academic sectors. Sector-A houses the departments of Electrical Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering, Information Technology and Computer Science. Sector B houses the departments of Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Basic Sciences & Related Studies, and Mathematics & Statistics. Mechanical Engineering involves the applications of physics for the analysis, design, manufacturing and maintenance of mechanical systems and components. It requires basic understanding of several fields such as mechanics, thermodynamics and energy. Mechanical engineers are capable to apply engineering concepts for the efficient, economic and environment friendly design and analysis of automobiles, aircraft, heating & cooling systems, buildings and bridges, industrial equipment and machinery. The department was established in year 1974 and graduates are working in major national and international organizations ranging from Pakistan Steel, PIA, Railways, WAPDA, PMTF, Heavy Mechanical Complex, OGDCL, SSGC, OMV, ENGRO, NRL and several other organizations. A good number of our graduates are also working in the Gulf countries.
Pakistan has been grappling with energy-related challenges for a significant period of time. The issues you mentioned, such as frequent power outages (also known as load shedding) and insufficient generation capacity, have had a substantial impact on various aspects of the country's development. The energy generation in Pakistan heavily relies on fossil fuels, particularly natural gas and oil. Supply chain disruptions and fluctuations in global oil and gas prices can impact the availability and cost of fuel for energy generation. The overreliance on conventional energy sources has hindered the development of alternative and renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind, and hydropower. Diversifying the energy mix could improve reliability and reduce the environmental impact. Developments in renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind, and hydropower, are central to combating the energy crisis. Researchers and scientists are working on improving the efficiency, reliability, and scalability of these technologies through innovations in materials, design, and manufacturing processes. Pollution from industries, vehicular emissions, and inadequate waste management systems contributes to air and water pollution, adversely affecting public health and the environment.
The TechXchange conference functions as a platform for sharing knowledge, recent research, and current information across different fields. People from various backgrounds come together to exchange ideas and innovative methods for addressing challenges and exploring prospects. The event provides a favorable setting for networking and building professional connections. Participants can connect with similar-minded individuals, potential partners, mentors, and collaborators, fostering collaborations that align with their expertise and shared objectives. Attending conferences exposes participants to novel concepts, technologies, and methods, fostering creative thinking and field-specific innovation. Sharing research outcomes can result in publication within conference proceedings, with the potential for recognition through publication in HEC-recognized research journals. Keynote speakers further motivate attendees to pursue lofty objectives, enact positive transformations, and advance societal well-being.
Submissions open: Jan. 11, 2023 - Dec. 22, 2023
Abstract review period: Jan. 11, 2023 - Jan. 1, 2024