Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Raza

Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Raza

Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Raza

Associate Professor

  •  Address: Sheikhupura Road, Faisalabad - 37610, Pakistan
  •  Phone: +92-41-9230081-85 Ext: 130
  •  Direct Line: +92 301 7184548
  •  Mobile: +92 301 7184548
  •  Fax: +92-41-9230098
  •  Email: zaraza@ntu.edu.pk / zarazapk@yahoo.com
  • No. of Journal Publications: 90
  • No. of Conference Papers: 0


Biography

Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Raza, Associate Professor Chemistry, received his doctoral degree in Physical Chemistry (in 2007) with specialization in Polymer Chemistry from National Center of Excellence in Physical Chemistry, the University of Peshawar-Pakistan in collaboration with the National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Faisalabad, and Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), Islamabad. Dr. Raza is regarded among the pioneers who have initiated research activities and culture in the NTU by establishing chemistry research laboratories there. He originated the application of biotechnology in the conventional and advanced textile processes and products at NTU. He introduced, at NTU, the research related to antibacterial textiles for medical and environmental applications. He was the first to bring funded research projects in the textile/chemistry domain to this university. Currently, he is employing novel nanobiotechnology products and processes for applications in antibacterial and medical textiles, and in advanced materials.


  1. Ph.D. Physical Chemistry
    University of Peshawar, Pakistan  (2007)
  2. M.Sc. Applied Chemistry
    University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan  (2003)

Applied Chemistry, Biomaterials, Biosurfactants, Nano-biomaterials, Textile Surface Modification, and Novel textile materials - Developments and applications


  1. Associate Professor
    National Textile University Faisalabad-Pakistan (December 8, 2014 to date)

  2. Assistant Professor
    National Textile University Faisalabad-Pakistan (January 7, 2010 to December 7, 2014)

  3. Assistant Professor
    The University of Faisalabad, Faisalabad-Pakistan (September 20, 2007 to January 5, 2010)


2021

1

Ahmad N, Kamal S, Raza ZA, Zeshan M and Abid S, Javed Z and Karahan M , "A comparative analysis of the performances of six Taguchi based multi-response optimization techniques in industrial product development", Fibers & Textiles in Eastern Europe, Vol. , No. , (2021), pp.

2

Raza ZA, Noor S and Majeed MI, "PEGylation of poly(hydroxybutyrate) into multicomponent nanostructures and loading thereon with bioactive molecules for potential biomedical applications", Journal of Polymer Research, Vol. 28, No. , (2021), pp.

3

Raza ZA, Taqi M and Tariq MR, "Antibacterial agents applied as antivirals in textile-based PPE: A narrative review", The Journal of the Textile Institute, Vol. , No. , (2021), pp.

4

Raza Z.A., Khatoon R., Banat I.M, "Altering the Hydrophobic/Hydrophilic Nature of Bioplastic Surfaces for Biomedical Applications", Bioplastics for Sustainable Development, Vol. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-1823-9_17, No. , (2021), pp.

5

Taqi M, Gillani HS, Tariq M, Raza ZA and Haider MZ, "Current updates on clinical management of COVID-19 infectees: A narrative review", Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira , Vol. , No. , (2021), pp.

6

Masood R, Khubaib MA, Hussain T and Raza ZA, "Silver-containing polysaccharide-based tri-component antibacterial fibers for wound care application", Journal of Wound Care, Vol. 30, No. , (2021), pp.

7

Ayub A, Irfan A, Raza ZA, Abbas M, Muhammad A, Ahmad K and Munwar A , "Development of poly(1-vinylimidazole)-chitosan composite sorbent under microwave irradiation for enhanced uptake of Cd(II) ions from aqueous media", Polymer Bulletin, Vol. , No. , (2021), pp.

8

Raza ZA, Anwar F and Abid S, "Sustainable antibacterial printing of cellulosic fabrics using an indigenous chitosan-based thickener with distinct natural dyes", International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, Vol. , No. , (2021), pp.

9

Raza ZA, Munim SA and Ayub A, "Recent developments in polysaccharide-based electrospun nanofibers for environmental applications", Carbohydrate Research, Vol. , No. , (2021), pp.

2020

10

Khubaib MA, Raza ZA, Abid S, Nazir A and Tariq MR, "Cell-free culture broth of Pseudomonas aeruginosa – an alternative source of biodispersant to synthetic surfactants for dyeing the polyester fabric", Journal of Surfactants and Detergents , Vol. , No. , (2020), pp.

11

Zahra N, Raza ZA and Mahmood S, "Effect of salinity stress on various growth and physiological attributes of two contrasting maize genotypes", Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology, Vol. 63, No. , (2020), pp.

12

Ayub A, Raza ZA, Majeed MI, Tariq MR and Irfan A , "Development of sustainable magnetic chitosan biosorbent beads for kinetic remediation of arsenic contaminated water", International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, Vol. 163, No. , (2020), pp.

13

Raza ZA, Khalil S and Abid S , "Recent progress in development and chemical modification of poly(hydroxybutyrate) based blends for potential medical applications", International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, Vol. 160, No. , (2020), pp.

14

Raza ZA, Khalil S, Ayub A and Banat IM, "Recent developments in chitosan encapsulation of various active ingredients for multifunctional applications", Carbohydrate Research, Vol. 492, No. , (2020), pp.

15

Aslam M, Raza ZA and Siddique A , "Fabrication and chemo-physical characterization of CuO/chitosan nanocomposite mediated tricomponent PVA films", Polymer Bulletin, Vol. , No. , (2020), pp.

16

Aslam M, Kalyar MA and Raza ZA , "Fabrication of nano CuO loaded PVA composite films with enhanced opto-mechanical properties", Polymer Bulletin, Vol. , No. , (2020), pp.

17

Raza ZA, Abid S, Azam A and Rehman A, "Synthesis of alpha-tocopherol encapsulated chitosan nano-assemblies and their impregnation on cellulosic fabric for potential antibacterial and antioxidant cosmetotextiles", Cellulose, Vol. 27, No. , (2020), pp.

18

Ahmad N, Kamal S, Raza ZA, Abid S and Zeshan M, "Multi-response optimization in the development of a superhydrophobic cotton fabric using ZnO nanoparticles mediated resin finish under Taguchi based grey relational analysis and fuzzy logics approaches", Fibers and Polymers, Vol. 21, No. , (2020), pp.

19

Raza ZA, Khalid ZM, Ahmad N and Tehseen B , "Statistical optimizing rhamnolipids production using a Pseudomonas putida strain cultivated on renewable carbon sources of waste vegetable oils", Tenside Surfactants Detergents, Vol. 57, No. , (2020), pp.

20

Riaz S, Raza ZA and Majeed MI, "Preparation of cadmium sulfide nanoparticles and mediation thereof across poly(hydroxybutyrate) nanocomposite", Polymer Bulletin, Vol. 77, No. , (2020), pp.

21

Rehman A, Raza ZA and Masood R, "Optimization of lipase activity under various chemo-physical conditions for hydrolysis of polyester fabric using multiple statistical approaches", The Journal of the Textile Institute, Vol. 111, No. , (2020), pp.

22

Munim SA, Saddique MT, Raza ZA and Majeed MI, "Fabrication of cellulose-mediated chitosan adsorbent beads and their surface chemical characterization", Polymer Bulletin, Vol. 77, No. , (2020), pp.

2019

23

Raza ZA, Noor S and Khalil S, "Recent developments in the synthesis of poly(hydroxybutyrate) based biocomposites", Biotechnology Progress, Vol. 35, No. , (2019), pp.

24

Raza ZA, Bilal U, Noreen U, Munim SA, Riaz S, Abdullah MU and Abid S , "Chitosan mediated formation and impregnation of silver nanoparticles on viscose fabric in single bath for antibacterial performance", Fibers and Polymers, Vol. 20, No. , (2019), pp.

25

Raza ZA, Tariq MR, Majeed MI and Banat IM, "Recent developments in bioreactor scale production of bacterial polyhydroxyalkanoates", Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering, Vol. , No. 42, (2019), pp.42

26

Raza ZA, Aslam M, Azeem A and Maqsood HS , "Development and characterization of nano-crystalline cellulose incorporated poly(lactic acid) composite films", Materialwissenschaft und Werkstofftechnik (Material Science and Engineering Technology), Vol. 50, No. , (2019), pp.

27

Abid S, Hussain T, Raza ZA and Nazir A, "Current applications of electrospun polymeric nanofibers in cancer therapy", Materials Science & Engineering C, Vol. 97, No. , (2019), pp.

28

Khalid HF, Tehseen B, Sarwar Y, Hussain SZ, Khan WS, Raza ZA, Bajwa SZ, Kanaras AG, Hussain T and Rehman A, "Biosurfactant coated silver and iron oxide nanoparticles with enhanced anti-biofilm and anti-adhesive properties ", Journal of Hazardous Materials, Vol. 364, No. , (2019), pp.

29

Aslam M, Kalyar MA and Raza ZA, "Effect of separate zinc, copper and graphene oxides nanofillers on electrical properties of PVA based composite strips ", Journal of Electronic Materials, Vol. 48, No. , (2019), pp.

30

Raza ZA, Anwar F and Abid S, "Multi-response optimization in impregnation of chitosan nanoparticles on polyester fabric", Polymer Bulletin, Vol. 76, No. , (2019), pp.

31

Munim SA and Raza ZA, "Poly(lactic acid) based hydrogels: formation, characteristics and biomedical applications", Journal of Porous Materials, Vol. 26, No. , (2019), pp.

32

Aslam M, Kalyar MA and Raza ZA, "Investigation of structural and thermal properties of distinct nanofillers doped PVA composite films ", Polymer Bulletin, Vol. 76, No. , (2019), pp.

33

Raza ZA, Anwar F, Hussain I, Abid S, Masood R, Maqsood HS, "Fabrication of PLA incorporated chitosan nanoparticles to create enhanced functional properties of cotton fabric ", Pigment and Resin Technology, Vol. 48, No. , (2019), pp.

2018

34

Aslam M, Kalyar MA and Raza ZA, "Polyvinyl alcohol: A review on research status and trends of its nanocomposites", Polymer Engineering & Science, Vol. 58, No. , (2018), pp.

35

Niaz T, Shabbir S, Noor T, Abbasi R, Raza ZA and Imran M, "Polyelectrolyte multicomponent colloidosomes loaded with nisin Z for enhanced antimicrobial activity against foodborne resistant pathogens", Frontiers in Microbiology, Vol. 8, No. , (2018), pp.

36

Zahra N, Mahmood S and Raza ZA, "Salinity stress on various physiological and biochemical attributes of two distinct maize (Zea mays L.) genotypes", Journal of Plant Nutrition, Vol. 41, No. , (2018), pp.

37

Aslam M, Kalyar MA and Raza ZA, "Investigation of zinc oxide loaded poly(vinyl alcohol) nanocomposite films in tailoring their structural, optical and mechanical properties ", Journal of Electronic Materials, Vol. 47, No. , (2018), pp.

38

Masood R, Hussain T, Miraftab A, Raza ZA, Ullah A, Areeb T, Umar M and Riaz R, "Development of tri-component antibacterial hybrid fibers for potential use in wound care ", Journal of Wound Care, Vol. 27, No. , (2018), pp.

39

Munim SA, Saddique MT and Majeed MI, "Preparation and physico-chemical characterization of β-cyclodextrin incorporated chitosan biosorbent beads with potential environmental applications", Materials Research Express, Vol. 5, No. , (2018), pp.

40

Riaz S, Raza ZA, Majeed MI and Jan T, "Synthesis of zinc sulfide nanoparticles and their incorporation into poly(hydroxybutyrate) matrix in the formation of a novel nanocomposite", Materials Research Express, Vol. 5, No. , (2018), pp.

41

Siddique A, Hussain T, Ibrahim W, Raza ZA, and Abid S, "Optimization of discharge printing of indigo denim using potassium permanganate via response surface regression", Pigment and Resin Technology, Vol. 47, No. , (2018), pp.

42

Abid S, Hussain T, Nazir A, Raza ZA, Siddique A, Azeem A and Riaz A, "Simultaneous fixation of wrinkle free finish and reactive print on cotton fabric using response surface methodology", Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, Vol. 36, No. , (2018), pp.

43

Raza ZA, "In situ synthesis and immobilization of silver nanoparticles on knitted cotton fabric", Journal of Natural Fibers, Vol. 15, No. , (2018), pp.

44

Raza ZA, Abid S and Banat IM, "Polyhydroxyalkanoates: Characteristics, production, recent developments and applications", International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation, Vol. 126, No. , (2018), pp.

45

Raza ZA and Anwar F, "Fabrication of poly(lactic acid) incorporated chitosan nanocomposites for enhanced functional polyester fabric", Polimeros-Ciencia e Tecnologia, Vol. 28, No. , (2018), pp.

46

Raza ZA, Riaz S and Banat IM, "Polyhydroxyalkanoates: Properties and chemical modification approaches for their functionalization", Biotechnology Progress, Vol. 34, No. , (2018), pp.

2017

47

Raza ZA, Siddque A and Mohsin M, "Multi-performance enhancement of knitted wool fabric with citric acid: an eco-compatible cross-linker ", Journal of Natural Fibers, Vol. 14, No. , (2017), pp.

48

Aslam M, Kalyar MA and Raza ZA, "Graphene oxides nanosheets mediation of poly(vinyl alcohol) thin films in tuning their structural and opto-mechanical attributes", Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, Vol. 28, No. , (2017), pp.

49

Siddique A, Hussain T, Ibrahim W, Raza ZA, Abid S and Nazir A , "Response surface optimization in discharge printing of denim using potassium permanganate as oxidative agent ", Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, Vol. 35, No. , (2017), pp.

50

Masood R, Hussain T, Miraftab M, Ullah A, Raza ZA, Areeb T and Umar M , "Novel alginate, chitosan and psyllium composite fiber for woundcare applications", Journal of Industrial Textiles, Vol. 47, No. , (2017), pp.

51

Aslam M, Kalyar MA and Raza ZA , "Fabrication of reduced graphene oxide nanosheets doped PVA composite films for tailoring their opto-mechanical properties", Applied Physics A, Vol. 123, No. , (2017), pp.

52

Aslam M, Kalyar MA and Raza ZA , "Erratum to: Fabrication of reduced graphene oxide nanosheets doped PVA composite films for tailoring their opto-mechanical properties", Applied Physics A, Vol. 123, No. , (2017), pp.

53

Raza ZA and Anwar F, "Fabrication of chitosan nanoparticles and multi-response optimization in their application on cotton fabric by using a Taguchi approach", Nano-Structures & Nano-Objects, Vol. 10 , No. , (2017), pp.

54

Ahmad N, Kamal S, Raza ZA and Hussain T , "Multi-objective optimization in the development of oil and water repellent cotton fabric based on response surface methodology and the desirability function", Materials Research Express, Vol. 4, No. , (2017), pp.

2016

55

Abid S, Raza ZA and Hussain T, "Production kinetics of polyhydroxyalkanoates by using Pseudomonas aeruginosa gamma ray mutant strain EBN-8 cultured on soybean oil", 3Biotech , Vol. 6, No. , (2016), pp.

56

Raza ZA, Rehman A and Masood R, "Polyurethane based finishing of cotton fabric for imparting multifunctional properties by using central composite design", Pigment and Resin Technology, Vol. 45, No. , (2016), pp.

57

Raza ZA, Anwar F, Ahmad S and Aslam M, "Fabrication of ZnO incorporated chitosan nanocomposites for enhanced functional properties of cellulosic fabric", Materials Research Express , Vol. 3, No. , (2016), pp.

58

Raza ZA, Abid S, Rehman A and Hussain T, "Synthesis kinetics of polyhydroxybuturate by using a Pseudomonas aeruginosa mutant strain grown on n-hexadecane", International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation, Vol. 115, No. , (2016), pp.

59

Abid S, Raza ZA and Rehman A, "Synthesis of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) nanospheres and deposition thereof into porous thin film", Materials Research Express , Vol. 3, No. , (2016), pp.

60

Aslam M, Kalyar MA and Raza ZA, "Synthesis and structural characterization of separate graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide nanosheets", Materials Research Express, Vol. 3, No. , (2016), pp.

61

Raza ZA and Rehman A, "Optimization of amylase activity in the presence of various metal ions and surfactants in aqueous system", Journal of Biochemical Technology, Vol. 7, No. , (2016), pp.

62

Raza ZA and Anwar F, "Impregnation of zinc oxide mediated chitosan nano-composites on polyester fabric for performance characteristics", Fibers and Polymers, Vol. 17, No. , (2016), pp.

63

Naeem A, Ullah A, Iqbal Y, Mahmood T, Mahmood A, Raza ZA, "Synthesis, kinetic analysis and electrical characterization of (Ca0.8Sr0.2)0.6La0.267TiO3 by polymeric precursor method", Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Vol. 672, No. , (2016), pp.

64

Raza ZA, Anwar F, Ahmad N, Rehman A and Nasir N, "Polyurethane cum hydrophobic finishing of acrylic fabrics for enhanced comfort characteristics.", Pigment and Resin Technology, Vol. 45, No. , (2016), pp.

65

Raza ZA, Rehman A, Anwar F and Usman A, "Development and antibacterial performance of silver nanoparticles incorporated dopamine-polyester knitted fabric", Bulletin of Materials Science, Vol. 39, No. , (2016), pp.

66

Ahmad N, Kamal S, Raza ZA, Hussain T and Anwar F, "Multi-response optimization in the development of oleo-hydrophobic cotton fabric using Taguchi based grey relational analysis", Applied Surface Science, Vol. 367, No. , (2016), pp.

67

Raza ZA, Ahmad N, Khalid ZM and Ahmad N, "Response surface optimization in biosurfactant production by using a renewable growth substrate", Indian Journal of Biotechnology, Vol. 15, No. , (2016), pp.

2015

68

Raza ZA, Rehman A, Mohsin M, Bajwa SZ, Anwar F, Naeem A and Ahmad N , "Development of antibacterial cellulosic fabric via clean impregnation of silver nanoparticles", Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 101, No. , (2015), pp.

69

Raza ZA, "The role of rhamnolipids in coffee ring deposition and influence of metal ions", Tenside Surfactants Detergents, Vol. 52, No. , (2015), pp.

70

Rehman A, Raza ZA, Masood R, Hussain MT and Ahmad N, "Multi-response optimization in enzymatic desizing of cotton fabric under various chemo-physical conditions using a Taguchi approach", Cellulose, Vol. 22, No. , (2015), pp.

71

Khan Z, Ashraf M, Hussain T, Asraf R, Raza ZA, Nawab Y and Zia Q, "In situ deposition of TiO2 nanoparticles on polyester fabric and study of its functional properties", Fibers and Polymers, Vol. 16, No. , (2015), pp.

72

Raza ZA, Anwar F, "Low-formaldehyde hydrophobic cum crease resistant finishing of woven silk fabric", Fibers & Textiles in Eastern Europe, Vol. 23, No. , (2015), pp.

73

Rehman A, Sarwar Y, Raza ZA, Hussain SZ, Mustafa T, Khan WS and Ghauri MA, Haque A, Hussain I, "Metal nanoparticles assisted polymerase chain reaction for strain typing of Salmonella Typhi", Analyst, Vol. 140, No. , (2015), pp.

2014

74

Javid A, Raza ZA, Hussain T and Rehman A , "Chitosan microencapsulation of various essential oils to enhance the functional properties of cotton fabric", Journal of Microencapsulation, Vol. 31, No. , (2014), pp.

75

Raza ZA, Ahmad N and Kamal S, "Multi-response optimization of rhamnolipid production using grey rational analysis in Taguchi method", Biotechnology Reports, Vol. 3, No. , (2014), pp.

76

Raza ZA, Rehman A, Hussain MT, Masood R, Haq A, Saddique MT, Javid A and Ahmad N, "Production of rhamnolipid surfactant and its application in bioscouring of cotton fabric", Carbohydrate Research, Vol. 391, No. , (2014), pp.

77

Mohsin M, Farooq U, Raza ZA, Ahsan M, Afzal A and Nazir A, "Performance enhancement of wool fabric with environmentally-friendly bio cross-linker", Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 68, No. , (2014), pp.

78

Khan MS, Sultana S and Raza ZA, "Electrical, structural and optical characterization of coal ash-PEO/PMMA blend composites", Ionics, Vol. 20, No. , (2014), pp.

2011

79

Mahmood T, Saddique MT, Naeem A, Mustafa S, Dilara B and Raza ZA, "Cation exchange removal of Cd from aqueous solution by NiO", Journal of Hazardous Materials, Vol. 85, No. , (2011), pp.

2010

80

Rehman A, Raza ZA, Rehman S, Khalid ZM, Subramani C, Rotello VM and Hussain I , "Synthesis and use of self-assembled rhamnolipid microtubules as templates for gold nanoparticles assembly to form gold microstructures", Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Vol. 347, No. , (2010), pp.

81

Raza ZA, Khalid ZM, Khan MS, Banat IM, Rehman A, Naeem A and Saddique MT, "Surface properties and subsurface aggregate assimilation of rhamnolipid surfactants in different aqueous systems", Biotechnology Letters, Vol. 32, No. , (2010), pp.

2009

82

Raza ZA, Khalid ZM and Banat IM, "Characterization of rhamnolipids produced by a Pseudomonas aeruginosa mutant stain grown on waste oils", Journal of Environmental Science and Health A, Vol. 44, No. , (2009), pp.

2008

83

Raza ZA and Khalid ZM, "Characterization of rhamnolipids of Pseudomonas aeruginosa mutant strain and its dependence on their recipes", Journal of Biotechnology, Vol. 136, No. , (2008), pp.

2007

84

Rehman A, Raza ZA, Afzal M and Khalid ZM , "Kinetics of p-nitrophenol degradation by Pseudomonas pseudomallei wild and mutant strains", Journal of Environmental Science and Health A, Vol. 42, No. , (2007), pp.

85

Raza ZA, Khan MS and Khalid ZM, "Physicochemical and surface-active properties of biosurfactant produced using molasses by a Pseudomonas aeruginosa mutant", Journal of Environmental Science and Health A, Vol. 42, No. , (2007), pp.

86

Raza ZA, Khan MS and Khalid ZM, "Evaluation of distant carbon sources in biosurfactant production by a gamma ray-induced Pseudomonas putida mutant", Process Biochemistry, Vol. 42, No. , (2007), pp.

87

Raza ZA, Rehman A, Khan MS and Khalid ZM, "Improved production of biosurfactant by a Pseudomonas aeruginosa mutant using vegetable oil refinery wastes", Biodegradation, Vol. 18, No. , (2007), pp.

2006

88

Raza ZA, Khan MS, Khalid ZM and Rehman A, "Production kinetics and tensioactive characteristics of biosurfactant from a Pseudomonas aeruginosa mutant grown on waste frying oils", Biotechnology Letters, Vol. 28, No. , (2006), pp.

89

Raza ZA, Khan MS, Khalid ZM and Rehman A, "Production of biosurfactant using different hydrocarbons by Pseudomonas aeruginosa EBN-8 mutant", Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung C , Vol. 61, No. , (2006), pp.

2002

90

Amjad M and Raza ZA, "Investigation of the oxidation of ethylamine at oxides-covered silver-bismuth composite electrodes", Science International, Vol. 14, No. , (2002), pp.


2020

1 MS/MPhil Polyacrylonitrile-based graphene embedded electrospun nanocomposite fibers for improved thermal properties
2 MS/MPhil Development of electrospun silver nanoparticles incorporated silk-based fibers for sensing applications
3 MS/MPhil A study of topological indices of aramids
4 MS/MPhil Fabrication of CuO nanoparticles mediated chitosan membrane for degradation of textile dyes

2019

5 MS/MPhil Development and chemical functionalization of poly(hydroxybutyrate)/poly(caprolatone) biocomposite via aminolysis for potential medical applications
6 MS/MPhil Development of magnetic chitosan biosorbent beads for the removal of arsenic from drinking water
7 MS/MPhil Development of citric acid grafted graphene oxide nanosheets as a novel nanocatalyst

2018

8 PhD Polyvinyl alcohol-based graphene, copper and zinc oxides-based nanocomposite films in tailoring their mechanical, optical and electrical properties
9 MS/MPhil Bioreactor scale production of a bacterial poly(hydroxyalkanoate)
10 MS/MPhil Lipase treatment of poly(hydroxybutyrate) for enhanced drug conjugation
11 MS/MPhil Development of poly(ethylene glycol) mediated poly(hydroxybutyrate) composites for application in nanotechnology
12 MS/MPhil Optimization and characterization of polysaccharides and silver based antimicrobial fibers for nonhealing chronic wounds by using Box-Behnken Technique
13 MS/MPhil Chitosan encapsulation of alpha tocopherol for muti-functional textile finshing
14 MS/MPhil Development and characterization of multifunctional composite fibers for wound care applications

2017

15 MS/MPhil Chemical modification of polyhydroxybutyrate for the synthesis of nanocomposites
16 MS/MPhil Clean fabrication and impregnation of silver nanoparticles on viscose fabric for antibacterial performance
17 MS/MPhil Encapsulation of antibiotic drug into polyhydroxybutyrate nanospheres and their application on textile fabrics

2016

18 Bachelor Development and characterization of chitosan based biocomposite
19 Bachelor Fabrication and characterization of antibacterial polymeric water filter
20 Bachelor Investigation of mechanical properties of jute reinforced sandwich composites

2015

21 MS/MPhil Development of chitosan based nanofinishes and their application on various fabrics
22 MS/MPhil Development of a novel bioplastic and its application in nanotechnology
23 Bachelor Development and characterization of chitosan based thin film
24 Bachelor Development and characterization of silver nanoparticles incorporated polyvinyl alcohol/starch blended thin films

2014

25 MS/MPhil Biological treatment of various textile fabrics for multifunctional finishing
26 MS/MPhil Synthesis of quaternized chitosan as an alternative antibacterial textile material

2013

27 Bachelor Production and isolation of biosurfactant and its application in bioscouring of cotton fabric
28 Bachelor Effect of starch and silver concentrations on the characteristics of silver finishes and their application on cotton fabric

2012

29 MS/MPhil Use of chitosan for microencapsulation of various essential oils and their application on cotton fabric
1
Development of novel biofibers and their functionalization with metal nanoparticles for biomedical applications

Awarding Body: HEC
Awarding Year: 2019
Amount: 15

2
Development of ecofriendly biodispersant for anionic dyeing of polyester fabrics

Awarding Body: ORIC-NTU
Awarding Year: 2018
Amount: 1

3
Development of nanofibers based bioresorbable scaffolds for drug delivery applications

Awarding Body: HEC
Awarding Year: 2017
Amount: 3

4
Synthesis and characterization of rGO-CuO nanocomposites for photo-degradation of multi-drug resistant bacteri

Awarding Body: HEC
Awarding Year: 2017
Amount: 1

5
Development of novel biomaterials and their application in textile and nanobiotechnology

Awarding Body: HEC
Awarding Year: 2014
Amount: 9

6
Development of chitosan based novel biosorbents and their application in heavy metals removal from textile wastewater

Awarding Body: HEC
Awarding Year: 2014
Amount: 3

7
Development of shape memory polymer composite stent

Awarding Body: HEC
Awarding Year: 2013
Amount: 1

8
Development and characterization of multifunctional polysaccharide based nonwoven wound dressings

Awarding Body: HEC
Awarding Year: 2012
Amount: 10

9
Chemical and biological surface modification of textile fabrics

Awarding Body: HEC
Awarding Year: 2011
Amount: 8

1
RPA Award
Ministry of Science and Technology  (2012)
2
RPA Award
Ministry of Science and Technology  (2013)
  • HEC Approved Ph.D. Supervisor
  • PSP Score in Chemistry (2017-18): 3.138 (301/688)
  • Impact Factor 200 plus

Life Member
The Chemical Society of Pakistan