Dr. Irfan U. Jan

Assistant Professor (TTS)

Phone:
+92-91-9216427
+92-91-9216429

Email:
irfan_nceg@upesh.edu.pk
irfanjan6@gmail.com


Associate Editor: Journal of Himalayan Earth Sciences (HEC, Pakistan category "Y" recognized journal); http://nceg.upesh.edu.pk/researchjournal.html

HEC, Pakistan PhD approved supervisor; http://sc.hec.gov.pk/aphds/submit.asp?supid=5068

Google Scholar Citation Index; http://scholar.google.com.pk/citations?hl=en&user=0IE5CZIAAAAJ  

Academic Career
B. Sc. (Hons Geology) University of Peshawar, Pakistan (2002).
M Sc. (Geology) University of Peshawar, Pakistan (2003).
PhD. University of Leicester, UK (2012).


Research Interests
Palynology and palynostratigraphy.
Palaeclimatology, sedimentology and palaeoenvironments.


Additional Research Interests
Additionally Dr. Jan enjoys work related to the following topics.
Environment/Climate change/Sustainable development.
Disaster management, planing, awareness and mitigation.


PhD and M.S./M.phil Teaching
Geol. 798: Clastic Sedimentology.
Geol. 807: Palynological and Palynofacies Analyses.
Geol. 515: Technical Writing (Proposal writing and presentation skill).
Geol. 810: Continental Environment and Facies.


PUBLICATIONS AND SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES

Theme: Palynology, Palynostratigraphy, Sedimentology & Hyrdocarbon (Source and Reservoir)

Research Articles In This Theme (Impact Factor Journals)

  1. Ahmed S. Ali, F. Jalal, W. Hanif, M. Ullah, Z. Khan, S. Ali, A. Jan, I. U. Rehman, K. (Accepted). Using larger foraninifera for paleogeographic reconstruction of Neo-Tethys during Paleogene. Arabian Journal of Geoscience) (Impact Factor Journal).
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  3. Iqbal, S. Jan, I. U. & Hanif, M. 2014. Mianwali and Tredian formations: An example of the Triassic progradational system in the low-latitude Salt Range, Pakistan, Arabian Journal of Science and Engineering, 39, No. 7, 5489-5507 (DOI: 10.1007/s13369-013-0836-2)  (Impact Factor Journal).

  4. Jan, I. U. 2014. The development in the Carboniferous-Permian Nilawahan Group palynology and stratigraphic correlation: A brief review. Journal of Earth System Science, 123, No. 1, 21-32 (Impact Factor Journal).

  5. Stephenson, M. H. Jan, I. U. & Al-Mashaikie, S. Z. A. K. 2013. Palynology and correlation of Pennsylvanian glacigene rocks in Oman, Yemen and Pakistan. Gondwana Research, 24, 203-211 (Impact Factor Journal).

  6. Jan, I. U. & Stephenson, M. H. 2011. Palynology and regional correlation of the Upper Pennsylvanian Tobra Formation, Zaluch Nala, Salt Range, Pakistan, Palynology, 35, 212- 225  (Impact Factor Journal).

  7. Jan, I. U. Stephenson, M. H. & Khan, F. R. 2009. Palynostratigraphic correlation of the Sardhai Formation (Permian) of Pakistan. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 158, 72- 82 (Impact Factor Journal).


National Research Articles in This Theme (i.e. HEC, Pakistan Category "Y")


  1. Shah, A. Haneef, M. Hanif, M & Jan, I. U. 2010. Lithofacies and palaeoenvironments of the Carboniferous-Permian Nilawahan Group, Salt Range Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Hydrocarbon Research, 20, 1-13.

  2. Imraz, Muhammad. Hanif, Muhammad. Ali, Fahad. Haneef, Muhammad. Jan, I. U. Ahmad (jr.), Sajjad. & Saboor, Abdus. 2013. Miscellaneidae: A biostratigraphic tool for hydrocarbon exploration in Paleocene carbonate platform deposits of Tethys, An example from Upper Indus Basin, Pakistan. Journal of Himalayan Earth Sciences46 (2), 93-99.
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  4. Hussain, H. S. Fayaz, M. Gul, Bilal. Haneef, M. Hanif, M. & Jan. I. U. 2013. Microfacies and diagentic-fabric of the Samana Suk Formation at Harnoi section, Abbottabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Journal of Himalayan Earth Sciences, 46 (2), 79-91.

  5. Ahmad, S. Haneef, M. Jan, I. U. Tanveer, A. Kroon, D & Rigby, S. 2014. Integrated paleoenvironmental, bio- and sequence-stratigraphic analysis of the Late Thanitian Lockhart Limestone, in the Nammal Gorge section, western Salt Range, Pakistan.Journal of Himalayan Earth Sciences, 47 (1), 9-24.

  6. Khan, S. Ahmad, S. Hanif, M. Jan, I. U. Swati, M. A. F. Khan, S & Saboor, A. 2014. Lithofacies, paleoenvironments and sequence stratigraphic modelling of the Wargal Limestone: Implication for reservoir characterization in the Salt Range, northwest, Pakistan. Journal of Himalayan Earth Sciences. 47 (1), 41-60. 


Published Abstracts In This Theme 


  1. Iqbal, S. Jan, I. U. & Akhter, G. (Accepted) Palaeoenvironmental analysis of the Jurassic Datta Formation, Salt Range, Pakistan. 30th International Association of Sedimentologists meeting, Manchester University.

  2. Hanif, Muhammad. Jan, I. U. Ali, Fahad. & Iqbal, Shahid. 2013. Hydrocarbon Prospects in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Future strategies. International Conference on conventional and unconventional hydrocarbon potential of Pakistan: prospects and strategies, 57.

  3. Khan, S. Ahmad, S. Hanif. M. Jan. I. U. 2012. Palaeoenvironments and reservoir characterisation of the Middle to Late Permian Wargal Formation, NW Pakistan: Implications for hydrocarbon exploration. Abstract Volume of the Earth Sciences Pakistan, 2012, 60.

  4. Shah, A. Haneef, M. Hanif, M. Jan, I. U. 2012. Lithofacies and palaeoenvironments of the Carboniferous-Permian Nilawahan Group, Salt Range, Pakistan. Abstract volume of the Earth Sciences Pakistan, 2012, 92.

  5. Jan, I. U. 2012. Age and regional palynostratigraphic correlation of the Sardhai Formation, Salt Range, Pakistan. Abstract volume of the Earth Sciences Pakistan, 2012, 44.

  6. Stephenson, M. H. Jan, I. U. & Al-Mashaikie, S. Z. A. K. 2011. Palynology and correlation of Pennsylvanian glacigene rocks in Oman, Yemen and Pakistan. 44th annual meeting 2011. American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists, Southhampton, UK.

  7. Jan, I. U. & Stephenson, M. H. 2010. Palynology of the ?glacigenic Carboniferous Tobra Formation of Pakistan. In: MARZENA, O. MARZENA, S & ANDRZEJ, L. (eds). Proceedings of the CIMP Poland 2010 General Meeting, Warsaw, 26-28.

  8. Jan, I. U. & Stephenson, M. H. 2010. Age and regional context of the Carboniferous-Permian glacigenic Tobra Formation (Salt Range, Pakistan). Abstract volume of the 3rd International Palaeontological Congress, London, UK, 211.

  9. Stephenson, M. H. & Jan, I. U. 2010. Comparison and preliminary palynological correlation of the Early to Mid Permian clastic sedimentary succession of Oman and the Salt and Khisor ranges of Pakistan. 9th Middle East Geosciences Conference and Exhibition, Manama, Bahrain.

  10. Jan, I. U. & Stephenson, M. H. 2009. Palynostratigraphy of the Sardhai Formation (Permian) of Pakistan. In: FARNANDES, P. PEREIRA, Z. OLIVEIRA, J. T. CLAYTON, G & WICANDER, R. (eds) proceeding of the CIMP Faro'09, II Joint Meeting of Spores/Pollen and Acritarchs CIMP Subcommissions. University of Algarve Portugal, 53-56.

  11. Jan, I. U. Stephenson, H. & Stolle, E. 2009. Stratigraphic significance of monosaccate pollen, Florinites balmei.1st British Geological Survey-BUFI Science Festival. Nottingham, UK, 3.

  12. Jan, I. U. 2009. Permian palaeoclimates of Gondwana. 1st CIOPPINO workshop on Transient Changes in Past Warm Climates. University of Urbino Italy, 60. 

  13. Jan, I. U. Stephenson, M. H. & Stolle, E. 2008. The stratigraphic and palaeogeographic occurrence of the Mid- Permian pollen grain ?Florinites balmei. Abstract volume of the Palaeontological Association (Palass) 52nd annual meeting. Glasgow, UK, pp. 59. 

Theme: Sustainable development, Renewables, Environment & Climate change

International Research Articles In This Theme 


  1. Shah, A. Jan, I. U. Khan, R. & Qazi, H. E. 2013. Experimental investigation on the use of recycled aggregates in producing concrete. Structural Engineering and Mechanics, 47,4, 545-557. 

  2. Shah, A. Khan, S. & Jan, I. U. 2010. Re-use and remodeling of old buildings, using sustainable design principles. OIDA Ontario International journal of sustainable development, 1, 5, 61-66.

  3. Shah, A. Khan, S. Shah, M. H. Khan, R, U. & Jan, I. U. 2010. Environmental impact assessment of infra-structure development projects in the developing countries. OIDA Ontario International journal of sustainable development, 1, 4, 47-54.

Abstracts In This Theme


  1. Shah, A. Sharifullah. Jan. I. U. 2013. Exploring the opportunities of Renewable Energies in the Khyber Pukhtunkhwa: A case study of FATA. Abstract volume of the International Conference on Sustainable Utilization of Natural Resources of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa and FATA, 11 Feb., 2013. 

  2. Shah, A. Jan, I. U. Ehsanul-Haq, & Sharifullah, Khan, R. 2010. Energy crisis in Pakistan- An opportunity for renewable energy. International Conference on Power Generation Systems and Renewable Energy Technologies (PGSRET) 29th Nov. to 2nd Dec. 2010, Islamabad, Pakistan.

  3. Shah, A. Jan, I. U. Khan, & R. Khan, S. 2010. Exploring the opportunities of rain water harvesting in the urban areas of Pakistan. Abstract volume of the Earth Sciences Pakistan: 2010, University of Peshawar, Pakistan, 43, 81.

  4. Shah, A, Sindhu, A. S. Khan, R. & Jan, I. U. 2010. Impact of climate change on Pakistan in the aftermath of monsoon floods-2010. Devnet 2010 conference, Massey University, Palmerstone North, New Zealand, 72- 73.

  5. Shah, A. Khan, R. Jan, I. U. & Khan, S. (submitted) Evaluation of open and distance learning (ODL) for education of sustainability in the third world countries. Devnet 2010 conference, Massey University, Palmerstone North, New Zealand 1st Dec.-3rd Dec. 2010.

Theme: Disaster Management, Planning, Awareness & Mitigation

International Research Articles In This Theme


  1. Shah, A. U., Mumtaz, H., Mughal, H., Jan, I. U. & Khan, R. U. 2012. Performance Evaluation and Improvements of Mud Houses in Disaster Prone Areas, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, 5, 3, 390-401.

Abstracts In This Theme


  1. Shah, A. Khan, H. M, Jan, I. U. & Khan, S. (presented). Evaluation of training information system for the capacity building of various stakeholders for earthquake resisting building construction�. International Conference on Earthquake Engineering 25-26 April, 2011, NUST.

  2. Khan, H. M. Shah. A. Jan. I. U. & Khan, R. U. 2011. Evaluation and improvement of seismic performance of locally constructed non-engineered buildings in the earthquake prone areas of Pakistan. ICEES, NUST, Pakistan 25-26 April 2011.

  3. Shah, A. Jan, I. U. Khan, R. & Khan, S. 2010. Comparative analysis of the national disaster management plan of Pakistan in the regional context. Abstract volume of Earth Sciences Pakistan: 2010, university of Peshawar, Pakistan, 43, 80. 

  4. Shah, A. Anjum, N. & Jan, I. U. 2006. Planning for disaster preparedness & management (DP&MP) in Pakistan In: STANELY, C. & GARY, K. C. Abstract volume of the 10th International Conference on Inspection, Appraisal, Repair and Maintenance of Structures, Hong Kong, China, 23-25.


PhD and Ms supervision/co-supervision (In progress)       

                                                                                                      

Shahid Iqbal (PhD): Palaeoenvironmental studies, stratigraphic architecture and petroleum potential of the Jurassic Datta Formation in the low-latitude Tethyan Salt Range, Pakistan (Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Gularaiz, Quaid-e-Azam University and Dr. Irfan U. Jan). 

Hafiz Shahid (MS): Microfacies and palynofacies studies to decipher sequence stratigraphy of the Middle- to Late-Permian Zaluch Group, Pakistan; An analogue for the hydrocarbon strata of the Middle East (Supervisors: Dr. Irfan U. Jan and Dr. Muhammad Hanif).

Babar Siddique (MS): Reservoir evaluation of the Cretaceous-Palaeogene succession, Tal Block, NW, Kohat, Pakistan (Supervisors: Dr. Irfan U. Jan and Dr. Muhammad Hanif).

Bashir Ahmed (MS): Biostratigraphy and palaeoenvironmental investigation of the Palaeocene carbonate succession, Cherat-Nizampur Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan (Supervisors: Dr. Irfan U. Jan and Dr. Muhammad Hanif).

Azeem Shah (MS): Paleeoenvironmenal analysis, regional stratigraphic correlation and sequence modeling of the Early Dandot Formation, Salt Range, Pakistan (Supervisors: Dr. Irfan U. Jan and Dr. Muhammad Hanif).

Muhammad Ishaq (MS): Integrated petrographical and petrophysical analyses to evaluate Sakesar Limestone, Potwar, Plateau, Pakistan (Supervisors: Dr. Irfan U. Jan and Dr. Muhammad Hanif).

Hasbeeullah (MS): Unconventional hydrocarbon potential of the Sardhai Formation, Pakistan (Supervisors: Dr. Irfan U. Jan and Dr. Muhammad Hanif). 

Abdullah (MS): Reservoir characterization and 2D static modeling of the Kandhkot Gas Field, Central Indus Basin, Pakistan (Supervisors: Dr. Irfan U. Jan and Dr. Muhammad Hanif).

Nasar Khan (MS): Source rock evaluation of the Early Jurassic Datta Formation, western Salt Range, Pakistan (Supervisors: Dr. Irfan U. Jan and Mr. Shahid Iqbal QAU).

Naveed Akhtar (MS): Integrating petrographic and petrophysical studies to evluate Khewra Frmation, Salt Range, Pakistan (Supervisors: Dr. Irfan U. Jan and Mr. Younas).

Nowrad Ahmed (MS): Investigating timing constraints of the Eocene Tethyan closure (Supervisors: and Dr. Muhammad Hanif and Dr. Irfan U. Jan).

MAF Swati (MS): Investigating larger forimiferal biozones at the Paleocene-Eocene boundary  (Supervisors: and Dr. Muhammad Hanif and Dr. Irfan U. Jan).


Research Grants Won

HEC Pakistan NRPU grant worthed 9 million PKR (P.I. Dr. Irfan U. Jan, Co-P.Is. Prof. Dr. Michael H. Stephenson (BGS) and Dr. M. Hanif).

Pakistan Science Foundation grant worthed 1.7 millions PKR  (P.I. Dr. Irfan U. Jan, Co-P.I. and Dr. M. Hanif).

NCEG in-house grant worthed 1.3 millions PKR (P.I. Dr. M. Hanif, Co-P.I.Dr. Irfan U. Jan).

NCEG in-house grant worthed 1.3 millions PKR (P.I. Dr. Samina Siddique, Co-P.Is. Dr. Irfan U. Jan and Dr. M. Hanif).

 
Honors and Awards

1. 3rd position in the order of merit in BSc. (Hon) Geology 2002. 

2. 3rd position in the order of merit in MSc. (Geology) 2003.

3. Pakistan Higher Education Commission Foreign Scholarship for PhD studies at University of Leicester, UK.

4. University of Leicester Department of Geology funds for analytical work during the course of doctoral studies

4. British Geological Survey UK�s funding to support analytical work during the course of the PhD studies.

5. British Geological Survey-Funding-Initiative Funds for attending the geological workshop at Milos island- Greece from 8th to 18th May 2009.

6. Department of Geology, University of Leicester funds to attend the CIMP Faro2009 conference at University of Algarve, Portugal.

7. UK-IODP steering committee funding to attend summer school at Urbino Italy 2008.

8. UK-IODP steering committee funding to attend summer school at Urbino Italy 2009.

9. Department of Geology University of Leicester funds to attend the CIMP 2010 conference at institute of geological sciences, Warsaw Poland.

10. Higher Education Commissions of Pakistan travel and registration grant to attend the CIMP2010 conference at Institute of Geological Sciences, Warsaw Poland.

11. Geological Society London�s Edmund Johnson Funds given for best PhD project in "Tethyan sedimentology and palaeontology 2010", substituted by one year free fellowship of the society for year 2010 �2011 and free one year access of the Geol. Soc. journals.

12. International Federation of the Palynological Societies fund to present at the 3rd International Palaeontological Congress, 28th June to 3rd July, 2010, London, UK.

13. CIMP fund to present at the CIMP 2010 conference at institute of geological sciences, Warsaw Poland.



National & International Workshops and Courses


TNO and University of Utrecht, jointly organized Pollen and Spore Master Class, 16 to 20th August 2010, Utrecht, The Netherlands (Role of palynology in exploration & production industry).


6th Urbino Summer School on Palaeoclimatology, July 23th to August 5th, 2009. University of Urbino Italy (Geochemical and biological proxies in the palaeoclimatology). 


CIOPPINO 2009 workshop on Transient Changes in Past Warm Climates, 1st August 2009. University of Urbino Italy.


The British Geological Survey�s Workshop on the �Geological deposits of Greece�, 8 to 18th May, 2009, Milos Island, Greece.


Regional Training course on Multi-Hazard Risk assessment: Geospatial mapping for earthquake vulnerability, 13 to 31st March, 2006, National Centre of Excellence in Geology, University of Peshawar, Pakistan.


Geo-Services Oil & Gas South Asia training for the well site geologists, 7 to 18th March, 2005, Abu Dhabi Training Institute UAE.


Conferences and workshops organized/co-organized

Earth Sciences Pakistan; 2012: Co-organized a two days conference at Baragali Campus of the University of Peshawar, Pakistan (24-25th, June, 2012).


Sustainable Utilization of Natural Resources, KhyberPakhtunkhwa and FATA; 2013: Co-organized a one day international conference at the Pearl Continental Hotel, Peshawar, Pakistan (11th Feb., 2013).

 

Geoscience Information System for Natural Hazard Management; Organized a four days international workshop organized under the British Council�s DELPHE funds for the faculty members of Kabul University, Kabul Polytechnic University and Education University, Afghanistan (12th-16th Feb., 2013).

Towards better understanding of gold mineralization of the northern areas of Pakistan; Co-Organized a one day workshop under the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and US Department of State at the Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan (18th December, 2013).


Current and Past Membership at the Professional Societies


Fellow Geological Society of London (GSL).


The British Micropalaeontological Society (TMS).


Palaeontological Association (PALASS).


The Commission Internationale de la Microflora du Palaeozoique (CIMP).


Society of Petroleum Engeneers (SPE).


Pakistan Association of Petroleum Geoscientists.


Scientific Newsletters 

  1. Stephenson, M. H. Jan, I. U. & Al-Mashaikie, S. 2009. Advances in Permian palynological correlation in the southern Tethys. Permophiles, 54, 24-25.
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  3. Stephenson, M. H. Jan, I. U. 2013. Palynological evidence for diachroneity in the basal Khuff Formation clastics in the Middle East. Permophiles, 57, 15-19.

  4. Stephenson, M. H. Jan, I. U. & Al-Mashaikie, S. Z. A. K. 2012. Comparison and palynological correlation of Pennsylvanian glacigene rocks in Oman, Yemen and Pakistan. CIMP newsletter, N, 79, 16.

  5. Jan I. U. 2012. In front of the Himalayas: new discoveries in the Salt Range of Pakistan. CIMP newsletter, N, 79, 22- 23.