University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Peshawar has announced the Best Research Project Award for the Academic Year 2020-21 for the applied research projects being completed during the last three years. Prof Dr Khan Shahzada’s, Department of Civil Engineering, research project titled “Performance of Confined Dry Block Masonry against Blasts Loading” was declared as the Best Applied Research Project. Overalls, a total of six research projects were evaluated by the Evaluation Committee constituted by the Board of Advanced Studies and Research (BOASAR) UET Peshawar. The evaluation was being made on the basis of innovation of idea, novelty and potency of material’s industrialization. Under the opinion of evaluation committee, Prof Dr Khan Shahzada’s project was declared the best applied research project and he was presented with the cash prize of Rupees fifty thousand along with shield and meritorious certificate. The research project was completed with the help of Military College of Engineering (MCE) Risalpur.