Dr. Yasir Nawab won Rs. 14.0 million funding for “Development of Light weight bullet proof vest made from 3D comingled woven thermoplastic composites and novel auxetic woven fabrics”. The main objective of the project is to develop light-weight indigenous bullet proof vest using innovative auxetic technology.
HEC has awarded 31 projects under Technology Development Fund to PhD researchers in order to develop new technologies relevant to country’s socio-economic needs. A ceremony was organized at HEC Islamabad to award these projects with Federal Minister Mr. Ahsan Iqbal as the chief guest. As many as 116 researchers submitted their proposals under TDF, of which 31 projects have been selected for funding after thorough evaluation by HEC’s expert committee. The projects approved in specified areas are expected to develop products or services that impact the economy, resolve a current problem, meet a market need, utilize local raw material, and create large scale employment.