Prof. Dr. Robina Farooq has a strong academic, teaching and research background. She has completed her PhD in Environmental Engineering from East China University of Science and technology, Shanghai, China. Prof. Dr. Robina Farooq is serving in education sector for the last thirty-two years in the fields of Science and Engineering. She is the recipient of International Gold Medal Award for Advanced Materials (Sweden) and various others. She is honored by winning eight research grants worth more than 100 million (Swedish Research Council Grant, TDF, NRPU, Pak-China, Pak-USAID).
She has established research linkages with Swedish Research Council Sweden; Chinese Academy of Sciences, Higher Education Commission, Pakistan & Ministry of Science and Technology. Sustainable research collaboration with KTH University Stockholm Sweden, North Dakota University USA, Brunel University UK, University of Glasgow UK, East China University of Science and Technology Shanghai China; Wuhan University China; Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology, Qingdao, China , Yıldız Technical University, Istanbul, TURKEY and Eskisehir Osmangazi University Eskisehir, Turkey. Her research area includes innovative and low-cost processes for recovery of water, metals, polymers and electricity, conversion of Molasses of sugar industries into materials used for heart stents, bone cartilage and biodegradable food grade plastic synthesis. Similarly, she developed Hydrocheck kit to avoid water borne diseases. The knowledge created at her lab is in turn helping community and its outcomes are going to provide entrepreneurship opportunities to her students.