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Dr. Naseem Iqbal
Head of Department
Department of Energy System Engineering

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

Specialization
Catalysis, Applied Synthetic Chemistry

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

  • Head of Department Energy System Engineering
  • Associate professor at USPCAS-E National university of Sciences and Technology(NUST)
  • Assistant Professor at USPCAS-E National university of Sciences and Technology(NUST) (2014-2016)
  • 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 works as Associate Professor and Head of Department Energy System Engineering at the USPCAS-E, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST). 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 30 refereed journal and conference 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 focuses in the following areas;

 

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

1.      Salahuddin,Haider Ejaz, Naseem Iqbal, Grid to wheel energy efficiency analysis of battery- and fuel cell–powered vehicles, International Journal of Energy Researrch, 2018, 42, 5, 2021-2028.

2.      Sarwar, Ehtsham, Noor, Tayyaba, Iqbal Naseem, Safeer Ahmed, Muhammad Yasir, Rimsha Mehek, Effect of Co-Ni ratio in graphene based bimetallic electro-catalyst for methanol oxidation. Fuel Cells, 18, 189-194, 2018.

3.      Rimsha Mehek, Naseem Iqbal, Tayyaba Noor, Habib Nasir, Yasir Mehmood, Safeer, Ahmed, Novel Co-MOF/Graphene Oxide Electrocatalyst for Methanol Oxidation, Electrochimica Acta  255, 20, 2017, 195-204.

4.      X. Shi, Naseem Iqbal, S. S.H. Kunwar, G. Wahab, H.A. Kasat, and A.M. Kannan, PtCo@NCNTs cathode catalyst using ZIF-67 for proton exchange membrane fuel cell, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2018,43, 3520-3526.

5.      Sharif, M.S., Arslan, M., Iqbal, N., Ahmad, N., Noor, T. Development of Hydrotalcite Based Cobalt Catalyst by Hydrothermal and Co-precipitation Method for Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis. Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering & Catalysis, 2017, 12 (3), 357-363.

6.      Naseem Iqbal and Rimsha Mehek, Co-MOF/GO composites as electrocatalyst for DMFC, 2nd International Conference on Battery and Fuel Cell Technology, Rome, Italy, 2017, J Fundam Renewable Energy Appl 2017, 7:6 (Suppl) DOI: 10.4172/2090-4541-C1-036.

7.      Rimsha Mehek, Naseem Iqbal, Habib Nasir. Novel Co-MOF-71/GO Composites as Efficient Electrocatalyst for Methanol Oxidation Reaction in DMFC International Symposium on Advanced Materials (ISAM), NCP, Islamabad, 2017.

8.      Muhammad Amin, Saleem munir ,  Naseem Iqbal. Synthesis and characterization of activated carbon from olive tree by H3PO4 chemical activation International Conference On Phosphorus, Boron and Silicon – Paris, PBSi 2017 Abstract ID: 300

9.      Rimsha Mehek, Naseem Iqbal, Habib Nasir. Co-MOF-71/GO Composites as Efficient Electrocatalyst for, Methanol Oxidation Reaction in DMFC International Conference on Nano Composites and Multifunctional Materials (ICNMM) SNS, NUST, Islamabad, 2017.

10.  Rimsha Mehek, Naseem Iqbal, Habib Nasir 4th Conference on Frontier of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (CFNN 2017), Pinstech Nilore, Islamabad.

11.  Salaman Raza Naqvi, M.Naqvi, Tayyaba Noor, Arshad Hussain, Naseem Iqbal, Y. Uemura, N. Nishiyama. Catalytic Pyrolysis Of Botryococcus Braunii (microalgae) Over Layered and Delaminated Zeolites for Aromatic Hydrocarbon Production, Energy Procedia 142 (2017) 381–385.

12.  S. T Jan, A. Z Khan, A. K Janjua, Z. N Ahmad, N. Iqbal. study on GaN based converters for the application of power conditioning of photovoltaic systems, Electrical Engineering (ICEE), 2017 International Conference on, 1-6A

13.  Ehtsham Sarwar, M. Irfan Raza, Naseem Iqbal, Development of Co-Ni/Graphene based bimettalic electrocatalyst for Methanol Oxidation. International Journal of Advances in Science Engineering and Technology, ISSN: 2321-9009, Vol-5, Iss-1, Spl. Issue-3 Mar.-2017.

14.  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.

15.  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.

16.  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.

17.  Ehtsham Sarwar, M Irfan Raza, and Naseem Iqbal. Graphene based Electrocatalysts for DMFCs, 3rd International conference on Innovative Engineering Technologies (ICIET'2016) August 5-6, 2016 Bangkok (Thailand).

18.  Muhammad Faizan Sharif, Muhammad Arslan, Naseem Iqbal, Hydrotalcite Based Cobalt Catalyst for Synthesis of Hydrocarbons from Syngas, 4th International Conference on Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development 2016 (EESD 2016) ID: 280.

19.  Muhammad Arslan, Muhammad Faizan Sharif, Naseem Iqbal, Promoted Hydrotalcite Based Cobalt Catalyst for Fischer Tropsch Synthesis Application, 4th International Conference on Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development 2016 (EESD 2016) ID: 281.

20.  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.

21.  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.

22.  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.

23.   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.

24.  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.

25.  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.

26.  Naseem Iqbal, Anne Fiksdahl, Gold(I) catalyzed benzo[c]azepine synthesis by intermolecular [5 + 2] cycloaddition, J.Org.Chem, 2013, 78, 7885-95.

27.  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.

28.  Naseem Iqbal, Christian Sperger, Anne Fiksdahl, Gold-catalysed alkene cycloaddition reactions of propargyl substrates, Eur.J.Org.Chem, 2013, 5, 907–914,

29.  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.

30.  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.

31.   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.

32.   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.

33.   J. H. Zaidi, Naseem Iqbal, Asymmetric Induction through metalation of chiral oxathioacetals and dithioacetals, Synn. Comm. 2007, 37, (17), 2835-2845.

34.  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.

35.  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.


Book Chapter

 

1.      Chapter Title: Progress on the Functionalization of Carbon Nanostructures for Fuel Cell Electrocatalysts, Book Tittle: Advanced Electrocatalysts for Low-Temperature Fuel Cells, Publisher: Springer, 2018 (Under Review)​

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