Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmad Rehan

Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmad Rehan

Assistant Professor

  • Address: Sheikhupura Road, Faisalabad - 37610, Pakistan
  • Phone: +92-41-9230081-82 Ext: 244
  • Mobile: 00923009844363
  • Fax: +92-41-9230098
  • Email: zarehan@ntu.edu.pk
  • No. of Journal Publications: 19
  • No. of Conference Papers: 0

  • Polymeric Nano-composites Membranes & their Performances in Seawater Desalination
    King Abdul-Aziz University Jeddah, KSA, Saudi Arabia 
  • Metal Analysis in Drinking Water and Quality Control by Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy
    University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore Pakistan, Pakistan 
  • BSc Chemistry
    University of Central Punjab, Lahore Pakistan, Pakistan 

Nano-composite Membranes, Nanomaterials, Material Characterization,  

  • One-week training on surface characterization of membrane and other material using ANTON PAAR electrokinteic Analyzer (Zeta potential analyzer)
    Graz Austria (2014)

  • One-week training on Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (FESEM)
    Eindhoven Netherlands  (2014)

  • One-week training on Development of skills on analytical equipment and quality control
    Ak-Kim Kimya San. Ve Tic. A.Ş Turkey (July 2008)

  • One-day safety training
    NIMIR Group of Industries Lahore Pakistan (2005)

  • Six-week internship training “Analytical lab equipment training”
    Pak Arab Fertilizer Limited Multan Pakistan (June -July 2001)

  • Analytical skill development course about streaming potential determination of membranes (ANTON PAAR
    CEDT King Abdul Aziz University Jeddah KSA (one week/2012)

  • Training Course of Characterization of membrane (Polymeric, Ceramic, Hollow fiber) using Optical Tensiometer (Attension Sweden)
    CEDT King Abdul Aziz University KSA  (2012/one week)

  • Operational and method development training course about DSC-evo (SETARAM France)
    King Abdul Aziz University Jeddah KSA  (2013)

  • Research Assistant,
    Center of Excellence in Desalination Technology, King Abdul-Aziz University, Saudi Arabia. (2011-2016)

    The previous position was research associate and during my stay here I established the three labs i.e analytical lab, Characterization lab, Process lab.

    •  The job included the procurement of all the lab equipment as mentioned below as well as installation, commissioning and troubleshooting of this equipment.
    •  I was also involved in some of the projects of the university as well as the different desalination plants for tracing out the different problems related to the plant performance etc.
    •  Characterization of sea water and drinking water
    •  Trace metal and micro pollutants analysis in drinking water and sea water

  • Deputy Manager (Lab&QC)
    Sitara peroxide Limited Faisalabad Pakistan. (2007-2011)

    Established the analytical and quality control laboratory for the first plant of hydrogen peroxide (Sitara peroxide limited) including the procurement, installation, and commissioning and trouble shooting of all the equipment including GC, HPLC,
    FTIR, TOC analyzer and rest of the necessary equipment. The analysis includes both Hydrogen plant reforming unit from natural gas and the hydrogen plant samples and quality control along with customer compliances.

  • Senior officer chemist
    NIMIR group of industries Lahore Pakistan (2003-2007)

    Alkyd resin and water base polymer manufacturing and analysis.

    •  Tremendous experience of analysis about fatty acids, stearic acids, glycerin.
    •  Handsome experience as senior chemist about caustic soda plant products including Sodium  hydroxide liquid and flakes, Hydrochloric acid, Sodium hypochlorite and also soap noodles 


Muhammad Zahid, Anum Rashid, Saba Akram, Zulfiqar Ahmad Rehan and Wasif Razzaq, "A Comprehensive Review on Polymeric Nano-Composite Membranes for Water Treatment", Journal of membrane science and Technology, Vol. 8, No. , (2018), pp.


M. F. Soliman, M. H. Abdel-Aziz, Omar A. Bamaga, Lassaad Gzara, Sharaf F. Al-Sharif, M. Bassyouni, Iqbal Ahmed, Zulfiqar Ahmad Rehan, Enrico Drioli, Mohammad Albeirutty, Imtiaz Ali, H. Bakee , " Performance evaluation of blended PVDF membranes for desalination of seawater RO brine using direct contact membrane distillation", Desalination and Water Treatment, Vol. 63, No. , (2017), pp.


Mohammad Aslam, Muhammad Tariq Qamar, Muhammad Tahir Soomro, Iqbal M.I. Ismail, Zulfiqar Ahmed Rehan, and Abdul Hameed, "The influence of p-type Mn3O4 nanostructures on the photocatalytic activity of ZnO for the removal of bromo and chlorophenol in natural sunlight exposure", Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, , Vol. 201, No. , (2017), pp.


Liyakat Hamid Mujawar, Iqbal M.I. Ismail, Zulfiqar Ahmad Rehan, Mohammad Soror El-Shahawi, , "A miniaturized assay for sensitive determination of Cu2 + ions on nanoliter arrayed 4-(2-pyridylazo) resorcinol (PAR) spots on polyethersulfone membrane platform", Journal of Molecular Liquids , Vol. 229, No. , (2017), pp.


Muhammad Imtiaz, Iqbal M.I. Ismail, Zulfiqar Ahmad Rehan, Liyakat Hamid Mujawar , "Potent antibacterial activity of biogenic silver nanoparticles synthesized from Cassia fistula fruit", Microbial Pathogenesis , Vol. 107, No. , (2017), pp.


Mohammad Aslam, Muhammad Tariq Qamar, Muhammad Tahir Soomro, Iqbal.I. Ismail, Zulfiqar Ahmed Rehan, and Abdul Hameed , "MoO3 altered ZnO: A suitable choice for the photocatalytic removal of chloro-acetic acids in natural sunlight exposure", Chem. Eng. Journal, Vol. , No. , (2017), pp.


Lassaad Gzara, Zulfiqar Ahmad Rehan, Silvia Simone, Francesco Galiano,, Naser Tavajohi Hassankiadeh, Sharaf Faisal Al-Sharif, Alberto Figoli, Enrico Drioli, , "Tailoring of PES membranes morphology and properties by acting on selected process parameters", Journal of Polymer Engineering , Vol. 37, No. 1, (2016), pp.1


Mohammad Aslam, Muhammad Tariq Qamar, Muhammad Tahir Soomro, Iqbal M.I. Ismail, Zulfiqar Ahmed Rehan, Muhammad Waqar Ashraf and Abdul Hameed, "The effect of cerium alteration on the photocatalytic performance of WO3 in sunlight exposure for water decontamination", RSC Adv., , Vol. 6, No. , (2016), pp.


Zulfiqar Ahmad Rehan, Lassaad Gzara, Sher Bahadar Khan, Khalid A. Alamry, M.S. El-Shahawi, Mohammad H. Albeirutty, Alberto Figoli, Enrico Drioli , "Synthesis and characterization of silver Nanoparticles- filled polyethersulfone membranes for antibacterial and anti-biofouling application. ", Recent patents on Nanotechnology, Vol. 10, No. 3, (2016), pp.3


Lassaad Gzara, Zulfiqar Ahmad Rehan, Sher Bahadar Khan, Khalid A. Alamry, M.S. El-Shahawi, Muhammad H. Albeirutty, Muhammad Imtiaz Rashid, Alberto Figoli, Enrico Drioli, , "Preparation and characterization of PES-cobalt nanocomposite membranes with enhanced anti-fouling properties and performances ", Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, Vol. 65, No. , (2016), pp.


Fatima Faisal, M. Tariq Qamar, Zulfiqar Ahmad Rehan, M. Aslam, Almas Hameed, Iqbal M. I. Ismail, A. Hameed, "The photocatalytic efficacy of TiO2 polymorphs, P-25 and hexagonal ZnO in sunlight exposure for water decontamination: A comparison. ", Current nanoscience, Vol. 12, No. 6, (2016), pp.6


Mujawar, Liyakat Hamid; Zulfiqar Ahmed Rehan; Rashid, Muhammad Imtiaz; Vattamkandathil, Sajith; Almeelbi, Talal; Basahi, Jalal; EL-Shahawi, Mohammad Soror, "Polyethersulfone membrane printed with 1-(2-pyridylazo)-2-naphthol (PAN) sensor for sensitive enrichment and rapid determination of Zn2+ in water", RSC Adv., Vol. 6, No. , (2016), pp.


Mohammad Aslam, Muhammad Tariq Qamar, Muhammad Tahir Soomro, Iqbal M.I. Ismail, Zulfiqar Ahmed Rehan, and Abdul Hameed, "The effect of Fe3+ based visible light receptive interfacial phases on the photocatalytic activity of ZnO for the removal of 2, 4-dichlorophenoxy acetic acid in natural sunlight exposure, separation and purification, ", Separation and Purification Technology, Vol. , No. , (2016), pp.


Zulfiqar Ahmad Rehan, Sher Bahadar Khan, Shahid Ali Khan, Lassaad Gzara, Khalid A. Alamry, Muhammad H. Albeirutty, Mohammad Oves, Abdullah M. Asiri, "Ag-SiO2 embedded PES as a selective ultrafiltration membrane for the rejection of BSA and organic toxin. ", RSC advances , Vol. , No. , (2016), pp.


Imtiaz Ali, Omar A. Bamaga, , Lassaad Gzara , M. Bassyouni, M. H. Abdel-Aziz, , M. F. Soliman , Sharaf F. Al-Sharif, , Iqbal Ahmed, Zulfiqar Ahmad Rehan, Enrico Drioli, Mohammad Albeirutty, H. Bakee , "Effect of blend and concentration on PVDF types on membrane properties for membrane distillation ", Journal of desalination and water treatment , Vol. , No. , (2016), pp.


Mohammad Oves M. • Huda A. Qari • Nadeen M. Felemban 1 Mohammad Z. Khan, Zulfiqar Ahmad Rehan,Iqbal M.I. Ismail, "Marinobacter lipolyticus from Red Sea for lipase production and modulation of silver nanomaterials for anti-candidal activities", IET Nanobiotechnology , Vol. , No. , (2016), pp.


Muhammad Imtiaz Rashid, Mujawar, Liyakat Hamid; Zulfiqar Ahmed Rehan; Vattamkandathil, Sajith; Almeelbi, Talal; Basahi, Jalal , "One-step synthesis of silver nanoparticles using Phoenix dactylifera leaves extract and their enhanced bactericidal activity", Journal of Molecular Liquids , Vol. 223, No. , (2016), pp.


Saima Gul, Zulfiqar Ahmad Rehan, Shahid Ali Khana, Kalsoom Akhtar, Murad Ali Khan, M I Khan, Muhammad Imtiaz Rashid, Abdullah M. Asiri, Sher Bahadar Khana, , "Antibacterial PES-CA-Ag2O nanocomposite supported Cu nanoparticles membrane towards ultrafiltration, BSA rejection and reduction of nitriophenol, ", Journal of Molecular Liquids , Vol. , No. , (2016), pp.


SB Khan, KA Alamry, EN Bifari, AM Asiri, M Yasir, L Gzara, Rehan Zulfiqar Ahmad, "Assessment of antibacterial cellulose nanocomposites for water permeability and salt rejection", Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry , Vol. 24, No. , (2015), pp.

Book Title Subject Published Year Publisher
Potential of Nanoparticles for the Development of Polymeric Membranes Membrane Development 2018 Bentham Science Publishers
The Importance of Iron Oxides in Natural Environment and Significance of its Nanoparticle Applications Metal oxides 2018 Bentham Science Publishers
1 Bachelor Cellulose acetate silver (Ag) filled nanocomposite membranes for antibacterial performance
2 MS/MPhil Investigating the anti-biofouling behaviour of polymeric membrane fabricated with aminated graphene oxide (NH2-GO)
3 MS/MPhil Fabrication and characterization of sulfonated graphene oxide (SGO) doped polymeric membrane with improved anti-biofouling behaviour
Member of scientific societies

International Association of Advanced Materials

Advisory services

Board of Studies, Polymer Engineering Department, National Textile University, Faisalabad, Pakistan.

Dr. Enrico Drioli

Designation: Professor  |  Institution / Organization: Institute on Membrane Technology ITM-CNR, Italy.
Phone: -- |  E-Mail: e.drioli@itm.cnr.it
Address:  |  Country: Italy

Dr. Mohammad soroor El-Shahawi

Designation: Professor |  Institution / Organization: Department of Chemistry, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, 21589, Saudi Arabia
Phone: -- |  E-Mail: mohammad_el_shahawi@yahoo.co.uk
Address:  |  Country: Saudi Arabia