Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Raza is working as Associate Professor of Chemistry, HEC approved PhD supervisor, at the National Textile University, Faisalabad. He is also performing additional responsibility as Deputy Director Research and Development at National Textile University, Faisalabad. He has published numerous research papers in peer reviewed international science journals of Springer, Elsevier, Taylor & Francis and other renowned publishers. He has presented his research work at several national and international conferences throughout the last decade. He is honorary referee of several international science journals. His doctoral research work dealt with the biosynthesis of microbial surfactants, their physicochemical and advanced analytical characterization. The biosurfactants hence produced were applied in environmental and nano-technological applications.
He has successfully completed two HEC funded projects and four are under progress. He has established a Chemistry Research Laboratory (CRL) in the National Textile University, Faisalabad with state-of-the-art research facilities and expertise. His group is active collaboration with the other institutes of the region and with the faculty members of other departments of the university. He is supervising several researchers, postgraduate research scholars and under graduate group in the fields of Textile Chemistry, Advanced Materials and Polymer Engineering. His research group has developed novel biomaterials including rhamnolipids, polyhyroxyalkanoates (PHAs), modified chitosan, textile finishes and so on.