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Appreciation for Winning First prize in the Research Showcase Category of the Aerospace Hackathon 2023

Monday, September 04, 2023

The Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) is proud to share the remarkable achievement of the Students and Faculty from the Department of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Technology (AMET), Institute of Aviation Studies (IAS), on winning First Prize in the “Research Showcase” category of the Aerospace Hackathon 2023, which was held in Islamabad on August 9th to 10th, 2023.

This event was organized by the National Incubation Center for Aerospace Technologies (NICAT) at the newly built National Aerospace Science and Technology Park (NASTP) complex. Different teams from various universities and institutes participated in the event, including Three groups of UMT students along with their projects. The details are as follows:

Sr. No.



Project Title



M. Mahmood Mudasir


3D-Printed Miniature Turbojet Engine

Dr. Ahmad Aizaz


M. Talha


Vertical Autonomous Parking System

Dr. Faran Ahmad Hameed


Abdul Saboor


Detachable Mechanism of a wheelchair on boarding stairs

Dr. Kamran Asim


The details of winner projects are as follows:

Project Name:  3D Printed Operational Miniature Gas Turbine Engine (This project is funded and supported by ORIC-UMT and declared WINNER, along with a cash prize of PKR 25,000/-).

Supervisor Name: Dr Ahmad Aizaz (Associate Principal, IAS, UMT)

Student Name: M. Mahmood Mudasir

The credit for this outstanding success goes to the Students, Associate Principal, and Faculty members of the Institute of Aviation Studies (IAS), who participated in this competition and presented on behalf of the University of Management and Technology, Lahore.

Their dedication, hard work, and professionalism are worth emulating. We hope this achievement will encourage other UMT students to participate in these activities. 


I, Prof. Abid Hussain Khan Shirwani, also congratulate the Honorable PresidentWorthy Rector, and all Deans and Directors who provided a conducive environment to evolve the research at UMT. As always, ORIC remains committed to supporting all of you to promote research at UMT. 

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