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THE NEWSLETTER THAT COVERS IT ALL Monday JUNE15, 2009 ISSUE XXX

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Letter from the Editor

CONTENTS
Events 4-5 Tech-Talk 6-7 Cover IEEE, NUST Olympiad 8-9 Expressions 10-11 In memory of those who left us 13 People Interview with Brig Dr Younus Javed 14

P a r e n t - Te a c h e r Meeting
On 12th June 2009, a ParentTeacher Meeting was held at the College of E&ME. While the idea made sense at school level, we were not completely sure if it did at the college and university level, so we sought your opinion on the matter. Should there be Teacher Meetings? Parent-

Your articles, news and reviews for the next publication as well as ideas for improvement in Campbuzz, are welcome at campbuzz@ceme.edu.pk

The results on the left are based on the replies of students from the College to whom we posed the question. Should there be Parent-Teacher Meetings?

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The Buzz...
"EARTH DAY" AND OUR INITIATIVE
On 22nd April 2009, the world celebrated "Earth Day". The Environment Club, which is an initiative by the students to work for the betterment of the environment, sought to make use of this landmark day to start an effort for paper recycling. Trees are vital to life, and the more paper we use, the more trees are cut down every day, which is why it makes sense to recycle and use the paper that is to be discarded anyway. From 2.30 pm onwards, students gathered to make special bins just for paper to be thrown in; paper to be recycled would be collected in this way. We toiled in the ASG lawn, using for our purpose simple cardboard boxes, some green crepe paper and a few scissors. Although the response of the students in general was poor, the few who were involved in the affair worked with high spirits, they knew they were doing something good, and even if their work would not garner any acclaim, at least their consciences would be clear, because they did their bit. It is hoped that this humble effort goes some way towards making our college more environmentally friendly.

FUND RAISING FOR IDP’S
Recognizing the need for action students of our college started the collection of fund s for the Internally Displaced Persons of Swat. As in the case when our brethren in Quetta needed our help on account of the Earthquake, everyone stepped up to help in whatever little way they could. Several collection points were set up around the college to collect the funds which would later be transferred to those in need of them. So far funds in excess of 150,000 have been collected in under ten days. This is a remarkable figure and one can only laud the response of the college community, students and teachers alike, for donating so much, so generously. All the volunteers involved also

Plantation Drive at EME
June 29: Trees are the nature’s greatest gift to mankind, their depletion has caused changes causing global consequences. To ensure the sustainability of the ecosystem more and more plantations are required particularly in Pakistan. First time ever in history of EME the students participated in the tree plantation activity arranged by Environment Club. The college was given a gift of 400 saplings by the president Pakistan Horticulture Society, Maj. General Islamullah (R) out of which the college handed over almost 150 saplings at the role of Environment for Plantations by students.

The plantation drive was inaugurated through the plantation by the commandant EME College, Maj. Gen. Muhammad Shahid (SI) followed by the plantations by Dean Brig. Abdul Ghafoor and the HODs. These saplings were planted around all departments and hostels including the girls’ hostel. It is hoped that in coming years more and more students will get involved in the plantation activities, recognizing the blessings of them, in near future. 4 | CE&ME NEWSLETTER | JUNE 15, 2009

In issue 28, Head of Mechanical Engineering Department, Dr Afzaal Malik’s demand as a mentor for students seeking to carry out research was mentioned. Only recently, another student from IIT, Kanpur also expressed interest in carrying out research under Dr Malik. Dr. Malik was kind enough to share the contents of the e-mail with us, and we reproduce it below for our readers.

Live from IIT, India
Respected Prof. Malik , I am a third year(Btech-Mtech Dual Degree) undergraduate engineering student in Mechanical Engineering Department from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur(India). I am very much interested in the following areas: 1. Advanced Manufacturing Processes 2. Nuclear technology 3. Design and Graphics 4. Multiphase flow

TWIN CITY BASKETBALL AND FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT

As for now, I would like to pursue my further studies(PhD)after my M.tech. Another opportunity for the Football and Basketball in the field of Mechanical Engineering and right now I am looklovers, TWIN CITIES GALA EME College, a Mega ing forward to gain abetter insight into the research aspects of Event in which all most all the universities of the the field. Twin Cities participated including Bahria University, I have a three month summer vacations coming up starting from International Islamic University, Al Shifa Medical the first week of May and I am looking forward for an internCollege and all the Constituent Colleges of NUST ship (from May to July 2009) so as to gain a better understandbased in Twin Cities. The EME College Teams of ing of the field.
scored ranks in their respective games. Both the Football and Basketball Teams of EME College got to the Finals while Final match of Football was dominated by Islamic International University and Bahria University Reigned Supreme in Basketball. SAS (Sports And Adventure Society) deserves our applause for hosting such a Prestigious Event.

I am writing this mail to inquire about the possible internship opportunities under you.I would like to convey that I have gone through your publication Analysis of circumferentially arc welded thin-walled cylinders to investigate the residual stress fields and it left me fascinated.I am convinced that given a chance to work under you as an intern, I would learn a lot. I am attaching my curriculum vitae along with this application. Kindly have a look at my academics, project and professional courses undertaken and let me know of the chances of getting an internship under you. In case you are unable to take an intern this year, I request you to please forward my application or direct me to some of your colleague who would be interested in taking an intern this summer in the fields mentioned.I would be glad to provide more information about my background or skills.

Football Winners - IIU Islamabad

YOUNG TALENT OF EME
EME College has found an energetic youth, an asset of Jauhar company, Omar Siddique , a renowned striker of Degree 30 , has proved his worth in recent football competition of TWIN CITIES FOOTBALL GALA. His skills and unwavering spirit lead the football team of E.M.E College to the final round. He remained the top scorer of the tournament .A marvelous hat rick by him would be remembered for a long time. Well Done! 5 | CE&ME NEWSLETTER | JUNE 15, 2009

Thank you for your time and patience. Looking forward to hearing from you Yours Sincerely, VIKASH KUMAR 3rd Year Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering Department Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur-India

Tech-talk
Performance Efficiency and Security Enhancement Techniques for Wireless Networks.
AAQIF AFZAAL ABBASI Faculty Member Department of Mechatronics Engineering Mr. Aaqif Afzaal Abbasi joined NUST in 2008 and is performing duties at Mechatronics Engineering Department as Faculty member. He holds Masters Degree in IT with focus on Telecommunication and Networks. Wireless Networks are being widely used by fixed and mobile users such as cellular networks for mobile phones and Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) etc. Wireless network services involve video downloading, streaming, and conferencing etc. Users in a wireless network communicate each other through the open air that unauthorized users can intercept content transmissions or attackers can inject malicious content or penetrate the network and impersonate legitimate users. This intrinsic nature of wireless networks has several specific security implications. Sensitive and valuable video content must be encrypted to safeguard confidentiality and integrity of the content and prevent unauthorized consumption. Therefore a wireless data channel or path is prone to dangers. For this purpose, several ways have been adopted to lessen the security loopholes in wireless networks. Some of these techniques are mentioned; 1. Frequently Changing the Administrator Account Password All wireless router manufacturers supply a simple way of accessing web pages to access the router and make changes to its settings. For this purpose, a username and password are required for entry. By frequently changing the username and the password, makes it more difficult for a hacker to gain access to your router and to change its settings. So, Administrator password should be changed frequently. 5. MAC Address Filtering Media Access Control (MAC) address is also called unique/ physical or hardware address of a computing device. Addressing a computer on a network should be done on MAC or fixed addresses basis as it would reduce any intruder or nomad computer trying to gain network access. less LAN (or WLAN). Most routers come with a default SSID. Changing the SSID doesn't actually prevent anyone from accessing your network, but a default SSID indicates a poorly configured network, and it is much more likely to be attacked. Hence the SSID must be changed during router configuration.

4. Blocking Service Set Identifier (SSID) Routers broadcast the SSID so that devices on the network may know about the WLAN they are trying to access. Broadcasting SSID gives an intruder the name of your router and therefore possible access to your connection. For this purpose, the available option of allowing the router to not accept the "any" SSID should be turned off. This means a network is in closed environment and perfect for usage.

2. Using Encryption Keys Wireless routers have the ability to encrypt data packets that are transmitted and received across it. This requires the devices on the wireless network to have encryption option turned on. A good wireless router usually allows up to 128-bit encryption. The larger the encryption bit, the difficult is to break it. The encryption is changed to lower levels if one or more devices on the network do not support 128-bit encryption. So sometimes we sacrifice because of low encryption capability in certain devices. The router and all devices have to be set to what the lowest device supports. One should opt for minimum 128-bit encryption and find a way to upgrade the equipments as to avoid any problems.

3. Change the Service Set Identifier (SSID) The Service Set Identifier (SSID) is used for identifying the wire6 | CE&ME NEWSLETTER | JUNE 15, 2009

6. Avoiding Dynamic IP Addresses In most of the routers, IP addresses are assigned through the built in Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). This feature allows IP addresses to be assigned to the devices by the router. This functionality in a wireless network can be dangerous. If everything else fails such as MAC address filtering and encryption, an attacker can gain an IP address from which he/she can initiate an attack. One should disable this feature. There are several address ranges that can be used for private networks such as 192.168.0.x or 10.0.0.x. So one can pick a range and then assign an address for each device.

7. Wireless Router Installation Position A normal good capacity wireless router may provide you a range of up to 1,000 feet. One should direct antennas towards network utilization area. The suitable area of placing wireless router may be any place that is open and with out obstacles. One must protect the Wireless Router from Electricity Fluctuations and Electromagnetic radiations.

Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, while knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful. Samuel Jackson

BLOGGING 101
Blogging 101 was an initiative by ICTEC (Information Communication Technology and Entrepreneurship club) to expose emenents to the fast expanding web culture. The main attraction of the event was the guest speaker, Badar Kushnood, currently the country advisor to Google for Pakistan. So powerful were his words that by the time the event ended, every attendee had his mind set to open his own blog as soon as possible, myself included. Badar started off with some videos and statistics on slides. Amongst the many statistics displayed, Pakistan was shown as the world’s 3rd largest country in terms of broadband usage, just above India and the 4rth largest in term of mobile phone usage, just below India. Badar then continued on to introduce ways for programmers to get projects off the web and earn money through them. He was very interactive with the audience, and involved them throughout the event. Continuing on, he departed various invaluable tips and tricks for bloggers to boost their popularity on the web. He comprehensively discussed how to use services such as Insight, Google Alerts and SCO to your Blog’s advantage, but perhaps his most meticulous discussion was pertained to the Google Ad sense service and the Pay per Click (PPC) concept. This was the focal point of the event, as Badar showed the audience how easy and simple it was to earn money off the web. Along Badar, guests to the event were Haris Nadeem and Faheem Mumtaz. These two were invited by Badar as success stories for blogging in Pakistan for the event. Haris, a 1st year FSC student from Lahore is a blogger who owns www.sizzledcore.com, left the audience in awe just by revealing that he earns an average $4000 a month, and has worked for CNN as a reporter, all courtesy of his Blog. A minor as yet, Haris was a standing example of the outstanding potential within Pakistan towards development of 7 | CE&ME NEWSLETTER | JUNE 15, 2009

NS Zain Mustafa DE 29-CE

media on web. The other guest for case study, Faheem was a professional in Search Engine Optimization from Islamabad. His Blog, www.paperpk.com, is a simple yet successful implementation of the idea of uploading paper Ads onto the web. Blogging 101 was a Red Bull sponsored event. Halfway though the event, the Red Bull team served the addressees with a can each, stirring up more energy in an already enthusiastic audience. As the event approached its end, all three guests positioned themselves onto the stage and invited queries from the audience, which battered them with questions ranging all over Badar’s talk. The event ended in an atmosphere of high energy and enthusiasm.

Group photo of attendees with guests

IEEE and IEEE-CEME Highlights
Time of Celebration for IEEE
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s leading technical professional organisation with around 375,000 members in 160 countries, largest than any other technical professional organisation, celebrated its 125th anniversary this May 13. Yet this wasn’t the end but a beginning to the jubilation as IEEE branches all over the world will be celebrating these ‘125 Years of Engineering the Future’ through out the year ‘09. Although primarily formed as a technical platform for electrical, electronics, computer engineers and computer scientists, IEEE, because of its wide scope and interests over the years, has attracted members from disciplines as diverse as biology, physics, mathematics, mechanical and civil engineering. The organisation offers various membership levels some of which are IEEE student/graduate student, IEEE member and IEEE senior member. At college and university level, IEEE student branches through out the world provide its members several educational, technical, and professional benefits via projects, activities, meetings, tours and field trips.

IEEE CEME Student Branch Activities
The pioneer student branch of Islamabad section formed in year 2000, IEEE CEME student branch revibrated in late 2007 and since then it has hosted a number of seminars, career counselling sessions and workshops by noteworthy professionals such as Mr. Veqar ul Islam, Nokia Siemens Country Director of Pakistan and M Zubair Shafiq, an EME alumnus and project manager at NUCES with more than 20 peer-review conference/journal publications to date time and again. The branch also conducted the EME’S first ever intracollege speed programming and speed wiring competition and received immense participation. It was the prize distribution ceremony of these competitions that IEEE-CEME officially launched its membership drive, offering Emenents a 50% discount on the IEEE student membership fee of $25. In addition to such regular activities, this year the branch invited students to take active part in IEEE 125th anniversary celebrations such as the official celebration on May 13 as well as NUST Olympiad and Pakistan Student Congress by IEEEMr. Aamir Jillani, Chairperson Electronic Communication, IEEE Islamabad Section, highlighting IEEE membership benefits during the membership drive seminar at EME

NSEECS, offering participants another IEEE membership benefit in the form of college funding half of their registration fees in the latter case.

QUICK FACTS
     IEEE’s current president is Dr John R Vig It has more than 375,000 members in more than 160 countries It has more than 80,000 student members There are ten IEEE geographic regions worldwide, R1-10 IEEE in Pakistan falls into R10     There are a total of 329 sections in R1-10 Pakistan has got 3 IEEE sections, Islamabad Lahore and Karachi section Each section has many student branches IEEE CEME student branch falls under Islamabad Section   There are as many as 1,789 student branches in 80 countries IEEE-CEME office bearers are Dr. Mojeeb bin Ihsan as Counsellor, Sidrah Liaqat as Advisor, Malik Kamran Iqbal as Chairperson, S Matih Abbas as General Secretary.

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Cover story
By Rabia Maqbool

Emenents mark the NUST Olympiad — Successes in a Row
NUST Olympiad, May 29-31, conducted as part of IEEE 125th anniversary celebrations by the IEEE NSEECS student branch also turned out to be a time of jubilation for Emenents as they kept hitting the honor roll in nearly all of the competitions the Olympiad extended. At the technical front, Wasif Adnan 28 EE and Mirza Ahsan Jalil 28 EE won the speed programming competition with Mohsin Mukhtar 29 EE and Hasaan Saadat 29 EE as runner ups of the same competition. The best circuit designing award went to Razi Ullah 28 EE and Saad Bin Nasir 28 EE while Ali Salahuddin 29 EE and Sohaib Afzal 29 EE secured second place in speed wiring. Likewise, the idea by Anis Ud Din 28 CE and Saad Shakeel 28 CE was held third best in Technology idea for Pakistan competition. The artist who was declared NUST Gulgee was yet another Emenent Razi Ullah 28 EE, this being Razi’s second achievement after his wire sculpture was awarded second best in GIKI’s All Pakistan NAQSH Arts Gala '09 this April. The Olympiad closed with yet another victory for EME, this time in Egaming, falling in the hands of a team of M. Hammad 27EE, Abdur Rafay 27EE, Salman Malik 27EE, Awais Jillani 27ME, Adeel Shaukat 27EE, Faraz Ahmed 27EE and Omer Abdullah 30EE.

Child labor — the sketch by Razi Ullah that won him the title ‘NUST Gulgee’

PSC ‘09 and IEEECEME Representation
May 29-31, Emenents represented IEEE-CEME in Pakistan Student Congress (PSC) ‘09, IEEE-Pakistan’s biggest event of the year, held at NSEECS. The three day congress consisting of motivational seminars, leadership workshop, group discussions as well as fun activities was host to around hundred participants representing several IEEE student branches from all across Pakistan. Furthermore, the Chairperson IEEE-CEME enlightened the participants of the branch’s major activities over the last year besides giving them highlights on upcoming events, particularly those concerning the IEEE 125th anniversary celebrations at EME. On the whole, Pakistan Student Congress was a good illustration of the strong and diverse network that all IEEE members are part of as it provided a platform to participants to share their experiences and extend friendship to others with similar interests beyond regional boundaries.

IEEE Jubilations — The Emenents’ Manner
The IEEE CEME student branch has organised an introductory workshop on Linux by Mr. Rao Nazar Iqbal, a Red Hat and CISCO certified IT specialist, on June 13 as part of its IEEE 125th anniversary celebrations. The workshop with its 6-hrs lab session will familiarize the participants, mostly from a Windows OS background, with Linux which is a Unix based OS. A talk on emerging technologies by eminent professionals like Prof Dr Aamer Iqbal Bhatti (MAJU), Assoc Prof Dr Shoab A Khan (NUST EME) and Asst Prof Dr Kanwar Faraz (NUST EME) will follow the workshop.

IEEE-CEME’s Logo Design Competition
Offering a certificate and a prize of Rs. 1000 to the winner, the IEEE CEME student branch logo design competition is open to all Emenents. The winning design will be announced at the closing of the Linux workshop on June 13 and thereafter it will be used on all of branch’s publications.
IEEE-CEME representatives at Pakistan Student Congress ‘09

Designs can be mailed at competitions@ieee.ceme.edu.pk before 12th June 2009.

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Expressions
I didn’t know how to worship; Until I knew how to love.

Let Love in

GC Rhimmel Azeem DE 29-MTS

God, if you don’t love Him, you are just hitting your head on the floor. It shouldn’t be the fear but the love that should take you to the prayer mat, it should be the love that should help you raise I wonder how can people say that they don’t believe in love when your hands for asking, the love of having more to love the people it was the love that helped their mothers to carry them in their around you, the God above you, to work like you are going to bellies for nine months, our leaders spend sleepless nights work- live a hundred years, the time you decide to spend with your ing, lead our soldiers sacrifice their lives for the freedom of our friends and capture all those memories, the compromise for each country, when millions cried on Pakistani team losing the world other when you overlook the flaws and bear them for all the good cup and it is the love that’s making the world go round and round things and still live together, to show that this life matters to you or it would have collapsed long ago. so you can have more and another chance to make it right and do it better than the previous day; the hope when you look forward Why cant some people see it… when it’s all around us and they for the next day to come and when you stand on the battle field; it still say that they don’t believe in it. It’s always the love when should not be for the money or that its your job but the love for one friend compromises something for a friend. your country, the respect for the blood of millions who shed it for its freedom . Love has many disguises, but it’s us who have to recognize it. Its in the shape of a friend when he cant enjoy without you, a teacher So open your heart, remove the armor that you are wearing, when he gets worried if you are not doing well, a brother to stand throw that veil off your face and let love in… let it in… let it for you if you are in trouble, a worried mother if you're not feel- wash all over your body and just go with the flow. You wouldn’t ing well, a providing father when you need something, a helping regret on a single mistake made while you are in love. Because sister when you're feeling hungry or a husband or a wife when he its only one life you get, one chance to make it all happen or she waits to see your face again. Because we die only once; If it was not the love of God for his beloved Prophet (P.B.U.H) And for such a long time. … this world wouldn’t be in existence in the first place.

I'm not Saying "BYE BYE" to Thee

It’s the love for ourselves that we study, work and try to survive for we are addicted to keep feeling the life around us. It’s the love that makes two complete strangers turn into a bond of relationship. It was the love that led to the biggest war in history, "The Trojan War"… if it was not love then why the taj mahal was built…??? "It’s not always that we find someone to love so we can complete ourselves; But it's to share our incompleteness…" Love may be cruel, it may make your heart bleed, your soul weep, your body a living wreck, your conscience doomed, your mind insane but once you have tasted it, you'll be ready for your heart to be ripped apart a thousand times, your soul shatter a million times and your eyes weep rivers of tears… for the ecstasy of love is so far beyond measure…so high that your words fall silent in front of them and you just become numb in the pleasure of it. So what I ask of you is that if its not love… what are you living for, why are you wasting your energy in all the work, who are you earning it all for, why are you still friends, why do you still live together, why do you play or enjoy your time, why do you wait for the next day, why do you look forward for the things and events that lay ahead, why do you stand on the borders and are ready to take the next bullet right on your chest??? If you can’t love then I wonder how you bow down in front of 10 | CE&ME NEWSLETTER | JUNE 15, 2009

PC Arsalam Amer Qazi DE 30-EE Now that you're going from here, But, in fact, you'll still remain here, But that would be just for me to see, Coz in my heart there's just room for thee. I wished for fun, that I had, some, But all was fun, when you had come. So that I could live the time, Without you, I’ll become a lime!!! Will you look just once at me? Smile, and say "GOOD BYE" to me? You had always ignored me, But this time don’t do this to me, Coz I want to live the rest, The part of life, that is left. But help me O! My life is you! I'm not saying "BYE BYE" to you! Coz I will die if I would see, You, ever, going away from me. You are going from this town, May you get a beautiful crown But you'll always stay in me, Coz I'm not saying "BYE BYE" to thee!

MY SCIENCE OF SELF CONFIDENCE
GC SAQIB AHMED DE 28-MTS “The history of the world is full of men who rose to leadership, by sheer force of self confidence, bravery and tenacity.” (Mahatma Gandhi) Self-confidence is extremely important in almost every aspect of our lives, yet so many people struggle to find it. Sadly, this can be a vicious circle: People who lack self-confidence can find it difficult to become successful. After all, most people are reluctant to back a project that's being pitched by someone who was nervous, fumbling and overly apologetic. can be learned and built on. And, whether you’re working on your own self-confidence or building the confidence of people around you, it’s well-worth the effort! All other things being equal, self-confidence is often the single ingredient that distinguishes a successful person from someone less successful.

Your level of self-confidence can show in many ways: Your behavior, your body language, how you speak, what you say, and so on. Look at the following comparisons of common confident On the other hand, you might be persuaded by someone who behavior with behavior associated with low self-confidence. spoke clearly, who held his or her head high, who answered quesWhich thoughts or actions assuredly, and tions do you recognize who readily admitted Self-Confidence Low Self-Confidence in yourself and people when he/she did not around you? SOME Doing what you believe to be right, Governing your behavior based on know something. VERY IMPORTANT even if others mock or criticize you what other people think. COMPARISONS: for it. Self-confident people inspire confidence in Being willing to take risks and go the Staying in your comfort zone, fearing As you can see from others: Their audience, these examples, low extra mile to achieve better things. failure and so avoid taking risks. their peers, their self-confidence can be bosses, their customers, Admitting your mistakes and vowing Working hard to "COVER UP" mis- self-destructive, and it and their friends. Gain- to learn from them. takes and praying that you can fix the often manifests itself as ing the confidence of problem before anyone is the wiser. negativity. Selfothers is one of the key confident people are Waiting for others to congratulate you Extolling your own virtues as often as ways in which a selfon your accomplishments. possible to as many people as possible. generally more positive confident person finds – they believe in success. Accepting compliments graciously. Dismissing compliments offhandedly. themselves and their “Thanks, I really worked hard on “Oh that prospectus was nothing abilities, and they also The good news is that that prospectus. I’m pleased you rec- really, anyone could have done it.” believe in the wonders self-confidence really ognize my efforts.”

The Adorned Rose
GC M.Saeed Raja DE28 MTS While in heaven,birds and flowers paramour; Winter in the garland wears; The frost of subdued snow on thy face; The Eglantine with dew showers Proud as rainbow spanning half the vale; Its "FRAGRANCE" has been,a fountain at my fond's heart door; Whose only passion was to flow; Of its own bounty,or my need; Beneath these fruit-tree boughs that shed; Their snow white blossoms on thy head; 11 | CE&ME NEWSLETTER | JUNE 15, 2009 With brightest sunshine round thee spread; Of spring's unclouded weather; How bright that heaven-directed forehead, Her tuneful adoration,her smile: Like a jubilant wave on her petals; O! her Eminence of beauty, I submit: With cold beads of morning dew; Sprinkled like diamonds on her face; And the winter snow surrounds her; Like the crimson-hue of clouds by the evening sun;

Seminar on

“GREEN TECHNOLOGIES”
presented by Society of Automotive Engineers SAE  In his address, Dr. Mirza Jamil Yusaf encompassed various green technologies including hydrogen fuel cells, PV cells, ethanol fuel and all other alternative fuels. He gave a brief description of all the technologies, how they are produced, the pros and cons of every method and how they can be molded to suit the needs of Pakistan in particular and that of our globe in general. Q&A session took place after the lecture was over.

The hype about “Going Green” and all analogous things is around us every time. We can no longer expect the return of the pristine environment that existed in the early history of mankind. The important question is whether or not the benefits of modern technologies outweigh their adverse effects. The need for reducing all sorts of emissions and contamination has become indispensible. Keeping this in mind, Society of Automotive Engineers – SAE NUST Student Chapter under the supervision of Faculty Advisor, SAE Col. Ikhlaq Khattak arranged a seminar on “Green Technologies” on May 12, 2009. Dr. Mirza Jamil Yusaf, MD, Green Technologies, Islamabad was invited to deliver a succinct lecture emphasizing the need to use alternate fuels.

The ASG lecture hall was choke-a-block with students from all Degrees and Departments. The whole faculty of DME and a number of master students also attended the seminar. The ceremony was formally opened by President SAE, Salman Mahmood Khawaja (DE-27 ME) with a welcome speech highlighting salient features of SAE Student Chapter, intended events and brief introduction about honorable guest speaker.

In the end, Vice President SAE, Mian Hashaam Sadiq (DE-27 MTS) gave concluding words. He then invited HOD, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Afzaal Malik on stage to present souvenir to the guest. Dr. Afzaal Malik also addressed the gathering and appreciated SAE, Student Chapter of NUST, for organizing the event. Then the faculty, master students and appointments of SAE were ushered to ANTE Room for hi- tea.

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Those who left us...
The dawn of the 26th of May, 2009 brought extremely shocking news to the College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering as two of its brilliant students, Hassan Ishtiaq and Waqas Chaudhry, both of them from the Mechanical Engineering Department, left this world after a tragic traffic accident in Islamabad. Hassan Ishtiaq was a final year student at the College. He died on the spot. Waqas Chaudhry was seriously injured in the accident, and was rushed to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) where he fought courageously for life, but lost this battle with death. Accompanying them was another student of final year from the Mechanical Engineering Department, Rehan Zahid, who also suffered severe injuries, but by the Grace of Allah Almighty, he Hassan Ishtiaq (left) and Waqas Chaudhry (right) pictured together during their trip to Shinkiari is stable and recovering at a fast pace. The funeral prayers of Hassan Ishtiaq and Waqas Chaudhry were offered in Lahore. A bus from EME College carrying a number of students and faculty members went to Lahore to attend the funeral prayers. A wreath on behalf of the Commandant, EME College was also laid at their graves. All the students and the faculty members who knew the two held them in high esteem, and that they are no longer with us leaves us in a cloud of gloom. We pray that their souls rest in eternal peace and their families have the patience to bear this irreparable loss.

Zameen Kha Gaye Naujawan Kaisay Kaisay
By Hasan Javed Goreja DE-27 ME It was the attendace time again but somehow I didn't really look forward to that. Perhaps because I was afraid to accept the reality or perhaps I was being unrealistic. But then, I had to admit it. The name which preceded mine won't be called and it happened so. The teacher suddenly called my name and I souted 'yes sir' like a pre-programmed robot. The name which the teacher skipped was that of Hasan Ishtiaq. Hassan Ishtiaq and Waqas Chaudhary were the two young boys which lost their lives in a car accident in Islamabad in the wee hours of morning of 26th May - two days before Youm-e-Taqbeer. Both were from Lahore and What a fine breed of men they both belonged to. Hassan was a very intelligent and studious boy having a CGPA of 3.5+ unlike the usual high scorers who locked themselves in their rooms in exam season. He would help everyone and anyone in exam season even when he himself was only satisfactorily prepared. A night before exams, I asked him for his selfless attitude. He rose his head, gave me a tiny smile and went back to teaching some of his class mates. There are plenty of people in DE 27 Mechanical who claimed that they wouldn't have 13 | CE&ME NEWSLETTER | JUNE 15, 2009 cleared their second year if Hassan wouldn't have helped them. This doesn't meas that he was a partypooper. Whether it was the funfair, or some get-together, he made the most of it and was prominenetly involved. On the other, Waqas Chaudhry did not have studies at the top of his priority list - just like most of EMEnents and even this scribe. He was more of a happy-go-lucky sort of a person and I don't feel any hesitation in calling him a typical Lahorite. In a group, it was the jovial attitude and an air of indiffernce in his attitude which made his presence felt. He never left any of the function or gathering without adding his colour to it. He would narrate his mischievious incidents for hours at stretch, without letting our imagination drift away. He was indeed one of a kind. But now as both of them lay beneath the sod, we can only pray that may Allah fogive their sins, bring solace to their families and loved ones and provide comfort to them in the life here after. Amen.

PEOPLE
Brig Dr M Younus Javed HOD Computer Department

Dr Younus Javed receiving the Best University Teacher Award for the year 2008, from Chairman HEC, Dr Atta-ur-Rehman Brig Dr M Younus Javed, HOD Computer Engineering, is one of the first officers of corps of EME to do PhD, and is among the pioneers of NUST. He is also the recipient of HEC Best University Teacher Award. The Editor Campbuzz had a brief chit-chat with the learned figure. Born on 3rd November 1958 in Bhimber, Azad Kashmir, Dr Younus Javed remained a student from 1st to 10th class in Government High School Dhandar Kalan, Bhimber. Right from the beginning, Dr Younus Javed was a brilliant student. In his matriculation in 1974, he secured 2nd position in Mirpur Board; his score was 731/850, the most in the history of the school. He continued to work hard, and in FSc he stood tallest in the Mirpur Board in 1976. He found his way to UET Lahore, the stand-out Engineering institution in Pakistan at that time, on open merit in 1977. He went on to complete his degree in Electrical Engineering in 1982, a year later than expected due to the Bhutto Hanging case and the political turmoil at the time. He secured a magnificent 82.11% score. During his 3rd year of engineering, he was selected as E-Cadet after going through ISSB in February 1979. In 1983, he joined OTS Mangla for six months military training, and was commissioned on 10th June 1983. His first posting was to 51 EME Battalion, Peshawar as a Captain. He remained Workshop Officer there from June 1983 to March 1984. He did his YO from March 1985 to June 1985, and then assumed the charge of 125 Infantry Workshop Company, EME Nowshera. Javed also took the test, and was selected for MS and PhD abroad. He joined the University of Dundee, Scotland, UK. During his PhD, he was twice honored for outstanding research by being awarded the Overseas Research Student Award in 1989 and 1990. Each year, he collected 6,400 pounds. It is noteworthy that students from 44 UK universities competed for the award. He completed his PhD in 1991, and his research was focused on Adaptive and Predictive Modeling for Comm Systems. Interestingly, after his PhD, he was asked to take Captain to Major Promotion Exam in 1992, which was quite trivial for him, and he was crowned as Major on 9th February 1992. He remained in the faculty of Electrical Engineering Department till 1995. His efforts for the establishment of Department of Computer Engineering started in 1993, and finally in 1996, BE Computer Engineering was launched to cater for new technologies and the everincreasing impact of computers in our daily life. The Department took a very humble start in Block 5 with only two offices and a lab, but it has come a long way, and today stands as a full-fledge department with every facility, by the efforts of Dr Younus Javed and his dedicated team. He took over as the Head of the Department in 1997, and the same year, he was promoted to the rank of Lt Colonel. He was later promoted to the rank of Colonel in July 2004, and Brigadier in July 2006. in designing curriculum, policies, NUST statutes and even PC-1 for the creation of NUST. Dr Muhammad Ali Maud, previous HOD Electrical, also played a very important role in this regard. Dr Younus Javed is a world-known researcher and has produced a massive 151 research papers, among which are 72 international conference papers, 21 international journal papers, 12 home journal papers and 46 home conference papers. The Computer Department has produced two PhDs so far, and a third has almost completed, and their research work carries on under the supervision of Dr Younus Javed. At present, 7 PhD students are working under his supervision. Dr Younus Javed got married in 1983, and is blessed with two sons and two daughters. His elder son, Kashif Javed, is getting almost over with his MS in Computer Engineering from KTH Sweden. His youngest son, Qaiser Javed who stood second in NUST entry test, is a student of Army Medical College, and his pursuing MBBS. One of his daughters is a Lecturer at Bahria University, and has done MS in Telecom and Network Engineering, while his other daughter did MA English from NUML, and is currently working with Zong Telecom. In his message to the students, he wants them to work with full energy and dedication so that they earn a good name for themselves, their families and the country.

All Pakistan Open Merit Ministry of Science and Technology Scholarship was announced by the Government of Pakistan Dr Younus Javed is also one of the piofor Higher Education in 1987. Dr. Younus neers of NUST, and has been instrumental 14 | CE&ME NEWSLETTER | JUNE 15, 2009

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CampBuzz bids farewell to members of the Editorial Board

Newly Wed
Lab Technician Faiz Alam from the Department of Computer Engineering has got married. The impressive marriage ceremony took place on 24th May 2009, in Gilgit. The Campbuzz Editorial Board congratulates Mr. Faiz Alam on his marriage, and wish him all the best. Rabia Maqbool Co-Editor Aneeqa Ishaq Assoc Editor Uzair Sukhaira Correspondent

Dutiful
Muhammad Mushtaq generally known as Mushtaq Baba joined EME College way back in 1985.His dedicated services are spread over twenty four years. He is a Mess Waiter and is running the Tea Bar of Mechanical Engineering Department. Throughout his service, honesty remained his principal and that

The Campbuzz Editorial team bids farewell to the DE-27 Editorial team members, which include NS Rabia Maqbool, CoEditor Campbuzz, NS Aneeqa Ishaq, Associate Editor Campbuzz and NS Uzair Sukhera, Senior Correspondent Campbuzz. The graduating seniors completed their work on this issue, which is the last issue which is being published under their guidance. Being the senior half of the Editorial team, they have helped us a lot and put in great effort for improving the quality and content of the college newsletter. It was in their tenure Campbuzz was upgraded from a fortnightly grey scaled newsletter to a monthly colored official college newsletter and magazine, which is now also being sent to other universities all across Pakistan. Other great improvements include various content improvements and induction of student polls and other regular features which include more student interaction. The existing Campbuzz Editorial board is pleased to congratulate the graduating Editorial team members, and wishes them the best of luck for all the future endeavors they may embark upon. Good luck!

TRAINING SESSIONS FOR ALL FACULTY AND STAFF ON ISO 9001:2008 QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM STANDARD
Quality Management representative of the College, Professor Brigadier Dr Nawar Khan conducted training sessions for all faculty and staff members of the College on the following aspects of ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System (QMS) is the Academic Studies Group Lecture Hall as under:  Introduction to ISO 9001:2008, its clauses and documentation requirements on 18th February 2009  Audits and its techniques on 25th February 2009  Also, a special training session for only the top management of the College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineerging on ISO 9001:2008 QMS was conducted at the Conference Hall of the College on the same topics on 17th April 2009. Professor Brigadier Dr Nawar Khan delivered the talk and carried out a detailed discussion on each clause of the Quality Management System standard. This interactive session was most beneficial as a practical approach, and was adopted for better understanding, implementation, documentation and record-keeping. College of E&ME is going to prove once again that it is the first 15 | CE&ME NEWSLETTER | JUNE 15, 2009 and leading defense organization in the country to get certification on ISO 9001:2008 QMS. It may also be noted that this time, the complete College of E&ME, including both its academics and the military group are going to get the certification.

Educational Trip
As further testimony to the fact that EME College’s Mechanical Engineering stands supreme in Pakistan, the Department recently organized a couple of educational trips for the students of the department in its bid to link practice with theory. On the 5th of June, an educational trip was organized in collaboration with the Society of Automobile Engineers (SAE) to Military Vehicles Research and Development Establishment, Rawalpindi. The students benefitted greatly by the experience during which they were given an insight about the development of military vehicles in Pakistan, and the research and design activities underway. Especially enthralling for the participants was a vehicle simulator that simulated with remarkable detail the workings of battle tanks and gunship helicopters. The next day, students of DE 29 (ME) were taken to the Heavy Mechanical Complex, Taxilla. It was a fantastic learning opportunity for them as they were able to relate the processes used in the heavy industries with the things they had learnt from text-books and course work. The students especially took note of the casting and forging processes that were instrumental in making large gears and shafts for use in sugar and cement plants, and the assembly techniques vital for boilers and pressure vessels. The students were overjoyed to find out that real manufacturing activities were underway in the country to boost our reliance on locally developed technologies, and that the HMC, a public sector organization, stands a stalwart in this regard.

Best Drill Instructor
Havaldar Tazir, EME, is one of the best drill instructors of Pakistan Army. Under his training, the Nishter Company won the Drill Competition for the year 2009. In fact, due to the professionalism and commitment that Havaldar Tazir imparts, the Nishter Company has won this title so many times. He was declared the Best Drill Instructor for 2009, and was honored on the occasion by Major General Muhammad Shahid, Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Military), Commandant College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Rawalpindi. The Editorial Board congratulates him on his achievement.

New at Campus
Lecturer Junaid Arshad has recently joined the Department of Engineering Management. Mr. Arshad did his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from UET Taxila in 2005, and Masters in Quality and Operations Management from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden in 2008. The Editorial Board of Campbuzz welcomes Mr. Junaid Arshad to the College.

BREAKTHROUGH INITIATIVE BY NUST
NS Muhammad Talha Aftab People in all parts of the world are facing the brunt of the energy crises. Fossil Fuels, once abundant, are now scarce and their demand is ever rising. This has compelled us to venture into alternative, renewable sources of energy, because the exponential depletion of fossil fuels has raised concerns about the availability of viable sources of energy for generations to come. could be fulfilled by using solar collectors, installed at the roof. Project Execution Team Principal Investigator : Mr. Ahmed Sohail, CEME Project Engineer : Mr Khurram Shahzad from NC Lab Assistants : Mr Noor Muhammad : Mr Muhammad Afzal The most heavily used fuels for the purpose of obtaining energy Project Management/Adminstration: NUST Consulting (NC), in Pakistan are oil and gas. We import 80% of our oil, which NUST causes problems for us due to the fluctuating nature of its price in the world market. The gas used is obtained from reserves in Paki- Performance Evaluation :Mr. Zia Ud Din, Faculty stan but they are being fast depleted. For these reasons there is a & Commercialization Member, School of Mechanical dire need to explore renewable sources of energy, such as solar & Manufacturing Engineering energy. There have not been any significant initiatives taken in this direction overall, so we can be proud of the fact that our very own college, under the auspices of NUST, was involved in a Pakistan is a country blessed with sunlight round the year. Such break-through of sorts, as far as using solar energy as an alterna- enterprises of making solar energy useful can be used in industries throughout Pakistan to curtail the consumption of our natutive to fossil fuels is concerned. ral gas resources. The natural gas saved can be utilized in households instead. Conserving the little fuel we have and exploring Siddiq Leather Works (SLW) located at Sheikhupura Road, La- new sources of energy is the way forward in this fast progressing hore was selected for implementation of this project. The leather world. The job of engineers is perhaps to find solutions for all factory used gas boilers to heat a certain amount of water for its problems existing and impending. It should be a source of pride daily requirements. The NUST team with the help of funding for us that our university, and especially our college, the college through the HEC, and the industry in question, successfully of E&ME, is taking a lead in crossing new thresholds in this showed that about 40-50% of the total heating requirements regard. 16 | CE&ME NEWSLETTER | JUNE 15, 2009

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