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Dr. Naseem Iqbal
Associate Professor
Department of Energy System Engineering

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
USPCAS-E Building, NUST, Sector H-12, Islamabad
Tel : +92-51-90855281

Catalysis, Applied Synthetic Chemistry

Ph.D. (Chemistry), Institute of Applied Synthetic Chemistry, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Associate professor at USPCAS-E National university of Sciences and Technology(NUST)
Postdoc (Chemistry), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway
PhD (Chemistry), Vienna University of Technology, Austria
M.Phill Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan

Dr. Naseem Iqbal did PhD in Chemistry from Institute of Applied Synthetic Chemistry, Vienna University of Technology, Austria.  After PhD Dr. Naseem Iqbal was a postdoctoral fellow at chemistry department Norwegian University of Sciene and Technology (NTNU).  He went as Exchange Faculty member to Arizona State University in spring 2016 and worked with Prof Kannan (Fuel Cell and Batteries Lab). Dr. Naseem Iqbal has authored and co-authored more than 20 refereed journal publications, and given many talks and poster presentations in the area of catalysis. He also served as a reviewer for various scientific publications
Dr. Naseem Iqbal research focusses in the following areas;

Industrial Catalysis
Catalyst development for Coal to Liquid Technologies
Metal Organic Frameworks for gas adsorption application
MOF based Electrocatalyst for PEM Fuel Cell

1. X. Shi, Naseem Iqbal, S. S.H. Kunwar, G. Wahab, H.A. Kasat, and A.M. Kannan, Pt-Co@NCNT Cathode Catalyst using ZIF-67 for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2017, Accepted.
2. Muhammad Faizan Shareef, Muhammad Arslan, Naseem Iqbal, Nisar Ahmad, Tayyaba Noor, Development of hydrotalcite based cobalt catalyst by hydrothermal and co-precipitation method for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering & Catalysis, 2017, in press.
3. Mahmood Jamil, Zuhair S. Khan, Asghar Ali, Naseem Iqbal, Studies on solution processed Graphene-Nb2O5 nanocomposite based photoanode for dye-sensitized solar cells, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 694, 2017, Pages 401–407. 
4. Florian Rudroff,  Dario A. Bianchi, Roberto Moran-Ramallal, Naseem Iqbal, Dominik Dreier, Marko D. Mihovilovic. Synthesis of tetrahydrofuran-based natural products and their carba analogs via stereoselective enzyme mediated BaeyereVilliger oxidation Tetrahedron, 2016, 72. 7212 - 7221. 
5. Huey-San Melanie Siah, Morten Christian Hogsnes, Naseem Iqbal, Anne Fiksdahl Gold(I)-catalysed tandem cyclization of propargyl acetals and alkynes, Tetrahedron, 2016, 72, 1058-1068. 
6. Syed Majid Bukhari, Iftikhar Ali, Asma Zaidi, Naseem Iqbal, Tayyaba Noor, Rashad Mehmood, Muhammad Salman Chishti, Basit Niaz, Pharmacology and synthesis of daurichromenic acid as a potent anti-HIV agent, Acta Poloniae Pharmaceutica– drug research, 2015,72, 6, 1059-1071.
7. Asma Zaidi, Syed Majid Bukhari, Farhan A Khan, Tayyaba Noor and Naseem Iqbal, Ethnobotanical, Phytochemical and Pharmacological Aspects of Daphne mucronata (Thymeleaceae) Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 2015, 14, 8, 1517-1523. 
8. Jon Erik Aaseng, Naseem Iqbal, Jørn Eivind Tungen, Christian A. Sperger and Anne Fiksdahl, 3-Fluorotetrahydropyran-4-one derivatives from homopropargyl acetal, Synn. Comm., 2014, 44, 2458–2467 
9. Jon Erik Aaseng, Naseem Iqbal, Jørn Eivind Tungen, Christian A. Sperger and Anne Fiksdahl, 3-Fluorotetrahydropyran-4-one derivatives from homopropargyl acetal, Journal of Fluorine Chemistry, 2014, 161, 142-148. 
10. Melanie Siah, Maya Kaur, Naseem Iqbal, Anne Fiksdahl, Gold(I) catalyzed tandem cyclization reactions of propargyl acetals, Eur.J.Org.Chem, 2014, 8, 1727-1740. 
11. Nikolin Oberleitner, Christin Peters, Jan Muschiol, Maria Kadow, Stefan Saß, Thomas
Bayer, Patricia Schaaf, Naseem Iqbal, R Florian., M. D. Mihovilovic, U. Bornscheuer, An enzymatic toolbox for cascade reactions: A showcase for an in vivo redox sequence in asymmetric synthesis, ChemCatChem, 2013, 5, 12, 3524-3528. 
12. Naseem Iqbal, Anne Fiksdahl, Gold(I) catalyzed benzo[c]azepine synthesis by intermolecular [5 + 2] cycloaddition, J.Org.Chem, 2013, 78, 7885-95. 
13. Naseem Iqbal, Guro Blakstad, Anne Fiksdahl, Acid catalyzed vinylamide homo- and heterodimerization promoted by a catalytic [Au(I)SbF6] – alkyne system, Tetrahedron, 2014, 70, 6, 1317-1325, 
14. Naseem Iqbal, Christian Sperger, Anne Fiksdahl, Gold-catalysed alkene cycloaddition reactions of propargyl substrates, Eur.J.Org.Chem, 2013, 5, 907–914, 
15. D. Bianchi, R. Ramallal, Naseem Iqbal, F. Rudroff, M. D. Mihovilovic, Enantiocomplementary access to carba-analogs of C-nucleoside derivatives by recombinant baeyer-villiger monooxygenases, Bioorg.Med.Chem.Lett, 2013, 23, 2718-2720. 
16. Naseem Iqbal, F. Rudroff, A. Brige, M. D. Mihovilovic, Asymmetric bioreduction of activated carbon-carbon double bonds using Shewanella Yellow Enzyme (SYE-4) as novel enoate reductase, Tetrahedron,2012, 68, 7619-7623. 
17. M. Huck, P. Gemeiner, V. Stefuca, Naseem Iqbal, M. D. Mihovilovic, Encapsulation of recombinant E. coli expressing cyclopentanone monooxygenase in polyelectrolyte complex capsules for Baeyer–Villiger biooxidation of 8-oxabicyclo[3.2.1] oct-6-en-3-one, Biotechnol Lett, 2010, 32, 5, 675-680. 
18. J. H. Zaidi, Naseem Iqbal, K. M. Khan, M. Arfan, Synthesis of Benzyl chloromethyl ether in situ and its use for the Protection and Deprotection of Bifuctional Hydroxyl Compounds. Letters in Org.Chem. 2008, 5, 125-127. 
19. J. H. Zaidi, Naseem Iqbal, Asymmetric Induction through metalation of chiral oxathioacetals and dithioacetals, Synn. Comm. 2007, 37, (17), 2835-2845. 
20. Jamil, M.; Ali, A.; Husnain, I.; Mushtaq, W.; Iqbal, N.; Khan, Z.S., "Effect of calcination on the particle size of nano-Nb2O5 for development as photo-anode material in advanced generation DSSCs," in Power Generation System and Renewable Energy Technologies (PGSRET), 2015 , IEEE Explorer, pp.1-6, 10-11 June 2015, doi: 10.1109/PGSRET.2015.7312194.
21. Siddique, S.; Wazir, R.; Khan, Z.A.; Iqbal, N., "Technical and financial analysis of 50MW wind farm at Gwadar, Balochistan," in Power Generation System and Renewable Energy Technologies (PGSRET), 2015, IEEE Explorer, pp.1-5, 10-11 June 2015, doi: 10.1109/PGSRET.2015.7312211.

​Dr. Naseem has taught courses at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway.​