Dr. Nasrullah Shah, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, AWKUM, has been awarded with a research grant of Rs. 4.55 million by HEC. His research project is aimed to develop advanced materials for controlled drug delivery and the implementation of the resultant product in pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Shah is already working on the fabrication of materials for analytical and biomedical applications. Dr. Shah is indebted to the Director ORIC, the Vice Chancellor and the HEC Pakistan for their cooperation and support during the process of project submission up to the acceptance.