Material Chemistry

1. Phytochemistry And Isolation Of Biologically Active Components From Hartmannia Rosea

Phytochemistry and Isolation of Biologically Active Components from  Hartmannia rosea


Project Funding
 Funding Body Funds
1 Pakistan Science Foundation(PSF) no logo 6.6237 Million Rupee


Project Members
  • Dr.Rehana  Rashid
  • 2. Synthesis And Characterization Of Silane Crosslinked Linear Low Density Polyethylene/Chitosan/Closite Composite

    Synthesis and characterization of silane crosslinked linear low density polyethylene/chitosan/closite composite


    Project Funding
     Funding Body Funds
    1 Pakistan Higher Education Commission (HEC) no logo 0.5 Million Rupee


    Project Members
  • Dr. Sadullah  Mir
  • 3. Synthesis, Characterization And Studies Of Thermal Behaviour Of Polymer Composites

    Synthesis, characterization  and studies of  thermal behaviour of polymer composites


    Project Funding
     Funding Body Funds
    1 CIIT no logo 0.2 Million Rupee


    Project Members
  • Dr. Abida Kalsoom  Khan
  • 4. On The Development Of Polymer Based Chelating Resin For Solid Phase Extraction Of Various Metal Ions

    On the Development of Polymer Based Chelating Resin for Solid Phase Extraction of Various Metal Ions


    Project Funding
     Funding Body Funds
    1 CIIT no logo 0.2 Million Rupee


    Project Members
  • Dr.Syed Tauqir Ali  Sherazi
  • 5. Synthesis Spectroscopic Characterization , Crystallography And Microbial Activity Of The NANO-Organomettalic Complexes

    Synthesis  spectroscopic characterization , crystallography and microbial activity of the   NANO-organomettalic complexes


    Project Funding
     Funding Body Funds
    1 CIIT no logo 7 Million Rupee


    Project Members
  • Dr. Abida Kalsoom  Khan
  • 6. Development Of Thermoplastic Nano-Composites For Sustainable Environment

    Development of thermoplastic nano-composites for sustainable environment


    Project Funding
     Funding Body Funds
    1 HEC no logo 10 Million Rupee


    Project Members
  • Dr. Sadullah  Mir
  • 7. Synthesis And Characterization Of Silane Compatibilized Polyethylene-Carboxymethyl Cellulose-Clay Nano-Composite

    Synthesis and characterization of silane compatibilized polyethylene-carboxymethyl cellulose-clay nano-composite


    Project Funding
     Funding Body Funds
    1 DoST no logo 1 Million Rupee


    Project Members
  • Dr. Ahson Jabbar Shaikh
  • Dr. Sadullah  Mir
  • 8. Synthesis And Characterization Of Chalcoxyhalides Of Iron, Nickel And Cadmium

    This project is based upon synthesis and characterization of new oxohalides of iron, nickel and cadmium, which include chalcogen ions that have a stereochemically active lone pair. The new systems (M-Q-O-X where M = Ni, Fe, Cd  Q = Te, Se  X = Cl, Br)would be studied and characterized using single crystal x-ray diffraction, powder x-ray diffraction, Thermal gravimetric analysis, Scanning electron microscopy / energy dispersive x-ray, Mass spectrometry, vibrating sample magnetometer and bond valence sum calculations. The halides and chalcogen lone-pairs will typically act as chemical scissors to decrease the dimensionality of structures. All such compounds have sheets of transition metal cations arranged into layers, where the layers most often are connected through weak forces. 

    Project Members
  • Dr. Faiz Rabbani
  • 9. A Structural And Magnetic Study Of M-Q-O-Cl Materials Where M = 3D-Transition Metals And Q = Se, Te

    Investigating the structure-property relationship of new solid compounds is a discipline that has an immense capacity of advancement, which can be used to meet the challenges of the new scientific age. Metal chalco-oxochlorides is a prestigious branch of chemistry where one could find an abundance of new compounds with a variety of different structures and properties. Also there is great diversity of various ion formations in these compounds which leads to sometimes very unique combination. 

    Several metal chalco-oxochlorides have previously been prepared and studied as Cu5Se4Cl2O12 , Cu9Se4Cl6O14, Cu3Se2Cl2O6, Cu5Se2Cl2O8 , Co5Se4Cl2O12 , Zn2SeCl2O3  etc. However, there is still a lot of space to prepare many new such materials. Such ternary compounds have attracted great attention due to their structural varieties, interesting chemical bonding and physical properties. The basic requirements for the above materials are purity, high yield and thus selective synthetic routes, easy handling, storage and non-toxicity are desired properties for material applications. 

    Project Members
  • Dr. Faiz Rabbani
  • 10. Surface Functionalization Of Polyethylene By Chemical Grafting To Enhance Adhesion Characteristics

    Surface functionalization of polyethylene by chemical grafting to enhance adhesion characteristics


    Project Funding
     Funding Body Funds
    1 CIIT no logo 145000 Rs


    Project Members
  • Dr.Syed Tauqir Ali  Sherazi
  • 11. Modification And Characterization Of Carbon Fillers For Conductive Application

    Modification and characterization of Carbon fillers for conductive application


    Project Funding
     Funding Body Funds
    1 Higher Education Commission no logo 500000 Rs


    Project Members
  • Dr.Syed Tauqir Ali  Sherazi
  • 12. Gold Nanoparticles For Enhanced Anticancer Activity; In-Vitro Studies

    Gold Nanoparticles for enhanced anticancer activity; in-vitro studies


    Project Funding
     Funding Body Funds
    1 HEC no logo 0.36 Million Rupee


    Project Members
  • Dr. Ahson Jabbar Shaikh
  • 13. Connectivity Of Nanoparticles In Linear And Angular Pattern; Model For Molecular Electronic Studies

    Connectivity of nanoparticles in linear and angular pattern; model for molecular electronic studies


    Project Funding
     Funding Body Funds
    1 CIIT no logo 82500 Rs


    Project Members
  • Dr. Ahson Jabbar Shaikh
  • 14. Development Of Durable & Cost Effective Polymer Electrolyte Membranes For Fuel Cells: A Step Forward To Fuel Cell Commercialization

    Development of durable & cost effective polymer electrolyte membranes for fuel cells: A step forward to fuel cell commercialization


    Project Funding
     Funding Body Funds
    1 Higher Education Commission of Pakistan no logo 6730000 Rs


    Project Members
  • Dr.Syed Tauqir Ali  Sherazi
  • 15. Surface Modification/Characterization Of Carbon Black With Thiols

    Surface modification/characterization of carbon black with thiols


    Project Funding
     Funding Body Funds
    1 COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad no logo 190000 Rs


    Project Members
  • Dr.Syed Tauqir Ali  Sherazi
  • 16. Development Of Durable Anion Exchange Membranes For Solid Alkaline Fuel Cells And Prototype Assembly

    Development of Durable Anion Exchange Membranes for Solid Alkaline Fuel Cells and fabrication of its Prototype Assembly to evalluate the performance of developed electrolyte membranes


    Project Funding
     Funding Body Funds
    1 Pakistan Science Foundation and National Science Foundation China joint research grant no logo 17100000 Rs


    Project Members
  • Dr.Syed Tauqir Ali  Sherazi
  • 17. Development Of Chemical Sensor For Heavy Metal Evaluation In Aqueous Media.

    Laboratory equipment such as atomic spectrometric methods for heavy metal detection requires complex preparation, high cost and specialized laboratory and personnel. Electrochemical technique has relied on mercury-based electrodes. Mercury toxicity severely limits its application. Substitutions with disposable, robust, sensitive, and cost effective electrode by means of CME, glassy-carbon electrode (GCE) or SPE (screen printed carbon electrode) are other that present many advantages for in-situ trace determinations of heavy metal ions.  There are concerns related to long-term stability, befouling, the requisite for recalibration and renewal of the sensors in combination with the typical need of low detection limits. Selection of suitable sensing material and process optimization have to be carried out and validated to allow for reproducible and reliable analyses.


    Project Funding
     Funding Body Funds
    1 HEC-Start-Up Research Grant Program no logo 0.49 Million Rupee


    Project Members
  • Dr. Huma Ajab
  • 18. Efficient Quantum Dot Solar Cells By Making Semiconductor Nanoparticle - Metallic Nanoparticle Conjugates

    Quantum dot solar cells, which use semiconductor nanoparticles as the absorbing photovoltaic material in thin film solar cells are considered to be one of the third generation solar cells. Quantum dots get benefit of having a band gap that can be regulated easily by varying the size of the nanoparticles, or by selection of different materials, which allows them to absorb various segments of the solar spectrum from ultraviolet through visible to the infrared, resulting in power production during day and night. Quantum dots do not absorb light significantly and considerable amount of light is reflected back, which is one of the drawback of QD solar cells. This is due to the small thickness of absorbing photovoltaic material.

    Metallic nanoparticles are also used in thin film solar cells independently for a different purpose that is light trapping, and are generally described as plasmonic solar cells. This property originates from surface plasmon resonance of a metallic nanoparticle, which scatters light and help absorb increased amount of incoming light, which is very important factor for thin film solar cells.

    In this project, we aim to improve QD solar cells by combining chemically a quantum dot with a metallic nanoparticle, using organic linker moiety, and take advantage of both type of materials in thin film solar cells. We expect that higher efficiency of quantum dot solar cells can be achieved by chemically binding a quantum dot to a nanoparticle, compared to physical mixing of these two classes of nanoparticles.


    Project Funding
     Funding Body Funds
    1 HEC-NRPU no logo 13080928 Rs


    Project Members
  • Dr. Ahson Jabbar Shaikh
  • Dr. Bushra  Ismail