Muhammad Awais

Muhammad Awais
PhD student
Civil Engineering

BSc (National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences, Pakistan), MSc (Technical University Dresden)

Area of expertise

Multi-scale water, energy, land integrated assessment models

Muhammad Awais is a PhD student in the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Victoria. He is also associated with the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) as a Research Assistant in the Energy program. His doctoral research focus on developing a multi-scale water, energy, land integrated assessment model to support multi-sectoral policy analysis ranging from national to regional scales.
His main research interests include integrated assessment modeling for accessing sustainable pathways for water-energy-land challenges to support policy analysis from national to regional scales focusing on climate adaptation and mitigation pathways. His MS Thesis was about quantifying costs of environmental flows in Indus River Basin using Nexus Solutions Tool (NEST) model developed by IIASA. He obtained his master’s degree in Hydro Science & Engineering from the Technical University Dresden, Germany (August 2019) and his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences, Pakistan (May 2016). Along with this, he has one year of experience working with an engineering consultancy firm on designing electricity transmission lines and reviewing hydraulic structures for different national and international projects.