Dr. Robina Farooq has been involved in teaching, research, management and academic work in numerous distinguished universities of Britain, China and Pakistan for the last 28 years. Currently, she is working at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore, Pakistan. She discovered innovative and low-cost processes for the treatment of wastewater. She is the author of scientific manuscripts, books, book chapters and granted patents by USPTO, USA. She is the recipient of Best Innovator, Best University Teacher and Productive Scientist Awards. She worked on projects including ultrasonic decomposition of pollutants, phytoremediation of wastewater, bioelectrochemical synthesis of renewable fuel, bioelectrochemical decomposition of wastewater and energy recovery, recovery of heavy metals from effluents, microbial fuel cell technology for wastewater remediation and retrieval of precious metals from printed circuit boards.