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Nanotechnology

Introduction

Nanotechnology is the nexus of sciences; its umbrella covers a huge range of disciplines. The possible applications of this technology are immense. Realizing the enormous potential of Nano science and nanotechnology to solve the issues of energy, agriculture, water, health, environment and homeland security, countries all over the world have been making substantial investment for promoting this area. In the Nano Mission of SCME it is planned to become center of excellence, and promote institution-industry linked projects through increased public private partnerships. As part of the Nano Mission our main goal is to educate and train students in Nanotechnology, teach them skills necessary to become the future leaders in this rapidly emerging industrial revolution, support research and development projects, strengthening of characterization and infrastructural facilities, joint projects between educational institutions and industry for application development etc.

Team of Researchers

  • Dr. Habib Nasir (Focal Person)
  • Dr. M. Mujahid
  • Dr. Arshad Hussain
  • Dr. M. Shahid Khan
  • Dr. Amir Habib
  • Dr. Noaman Ul Haq
  • Dr. Iftikhar Gul
  • Dr. Shaneela Nosheen
  • Dr. Iram Mahmood
  • Research Facilities Available

    GC-MS (Gas Chromatography- Mass Spectrometry), FTIR (Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy), TG/DTA (Thermo Gravimetric/ Differential Thermal Analysis), Bomb Calorimeter, HPLC (High-Performance Liquid Chromatography), SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope), AFM (Atomic Force Microscopy), XRD (X-ray Diffraction), GPC (Gel Permeation Chromatography), GEMINI VII BET analyzer.

    Projects


     
  • Dr. Habib Nasir
  • Synthesis of graphene oxide framework for CO2 capture and utilization. Maha Yusuf (UG)
  • Synthesis of functionalized graphene based nano-composites. Syed Sajid Ali Shah (Ph.D)
  • Synthesis and characterization of ZnO nanoparticles by sol-gel process and their catalytic studies. Jamshed Khan (MS)
  • Catalytic cracking of high-molecular weight hydrocarbons to more valuable gasoline and olefinic gases. Ghulam Nabi (MS)
  • Synthesis and characterization of self-assembled nanoenergetic aluminum-ferric oxide thermite system. Muhammad Asif Khan (MS)
  • Synthesis and characterization of MgO nanoparticles and their study against pesticides. Sharif Ullah (MS)
  • Doping/functionalization and characterization of mono and few layer graphene. Muhammad Asif (MS)
  • Synthesis and analysis of cyanate ester based carbon fiber composite materials. Syed Sajid Ali Shah (MS)
  • Formulation, manufacturing and application of cyanate ester based composite materials for advanced processes. Rao Naumaan Nasim Khan (MS)
  • Dr. M. Mujahid
  • CIGS based think film solar cells. M. Aftab Akram, M. Islam, M. Mujahid
  • Synthesis and Charaterization of different Morphologies of CZTS Absorber Layer for Thin Film Based Solar Cell. Amna Safdar, M. Mujahid
  • Development of nano materials and structures for Dye sensitized solar cells (DSSC). Sofia Javed, M. Mujahid.
  • Synthesis and Characterization of Anodic Titanium Oxide Nano Structures for use in Dye Sensitized Solar Cells. Tassawar Aziz Malik, M. Mujahid.
  • Synthesis and characterization of nano materials structures. Tayyaba Ghani, M. Mujahid
  • Nano structures for photovoltaic applications. M. Aamir Hassan, M. Mujahid
  • Dr. Arshad Hussain
  • Blast impact mechanics & Blast proof Organic Nano Coatings. Naveed Islam
  • Studies on the burning of coated and uncoated micro and nano-sized aluminum particles. Safdar Hayat (MS)
  • Synthesis and studies of functionalized graphene based nanocomposites. Haris Mustafa (MS)
  • Dr. M. Shahid Khan
  • Synthesis of CNT using vapor deposition and fabrication of CNT Composite. M. Mansoor
  • Development, Fabrication and Characterization of Auxetic Materials based on Sponge EPDM (Ethylene-Propylene Rubbers and Elastomers) for application in Homeland Securiy.
  • Effect of Changing Fabrication Conditions and Consequently studying Mechanical Behavior of Polymer based Auxetic Mateirals and its Characterization. M. Tanweer Khan
  • Development and Characterization of Anodic Oxide layer Aluminum Alloys at Various Temperatures and Different Time Duration and Voltages. Hammad Abdul Haseeb
  • Dr. Amir Habib
  • Synthesis & characterization of un-doped/doped TiO2 Sol-Gel and Sol-Hydrothermal routes to improve photo-catalytic properties. Muhammad Imran (MS)
  • BaTiO3 Loaded Polythiophene Nanoparticles for Photovoltaic/Electronic Applications. Adnan Ullah Khan
  • etalate-based Advanced nanostructures: Synthesis, Characterization and Properties. Tanveer Ul Haq Zia
  • Preparation, Characterization and Photo Catalytic Activity of Graphene Based Titania - Hydroxyapatite 3D Aerogel. Haroon Mahmood.
  • Fabrication of Inorganic Mesoporous Structures for Application in Hybrid Organic - Inorganic Photovoltaic. Irfan Sami
  • Self Cleaning and Antimicrobial Nano Coatings on Cotton Fibers and Fabrics. Saira Fatima
  • The Fabrication and Charaterization of Organic Solar Cells. Fiaz Ahmad
  • Sol Gel Synthesis of Titania (TiO2) Thin Films on Glass with improved Photo-catalytic activity. Syyeda Sana Hurain
  • Hydrothermal/Solvothermal Synthesis of Nanoparticles of BaTiO3 High-k dielectric Functional Materials and their Characterization. M Farhan Mehmood
  • Dr. Noaman Ul Haq
  • Polymer Based Re-inforced Nanocomposites. Khalid Nawaz
  • Dr. Iftikhar Gul
  • Synthesis and study of spinel rear earth metal substituted Ni,Co nanoferrites. Syed Sammar Abbas
  • CU-Ni Spinel Ferrite Synthesis and their Comparative Study. Wasim Ullah.
  • Synthesis and Characterization of Cu1-x NixFe2O4 Spinel Ferrite Nano-particles by Co-precipitation Method. Saeed Anwar
  • Dr. Shaneela Noseen
  • Synthesis of nano crystalline zeolites used for the petrochemical, biochemical, environment, energy, and detergent industries.
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  • Dr. Iram Mahmood
  • Preparation of Magnesium/Aluminum Fluoropolymer Pyrotechnic Material. Muhammad Aamer
  • Functional Nanomaterials and their applications.
  • Collaborations

  • Prof. Wei-Yin Chen, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Mississippi, Anderson Hall, MS 38677, USA.
  • Chemistry Department, University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA.
  • Dr. Hameed Ullah Wazir, Department of Chemistry, Hazara University, Ma
  • Dr. Imran Hashmi, IESE, NUST.
  • Dr. Ishaq Ahmad Dar, NCP, Quaid-e-Azam Univeristy, Islamabad.
  • Dr. Asma Tufail Shah, COMSATS, Lahore.
  • Dr. Ishfaq Ahmad, IIU, Islamabad.
  • Achievements

    Project Titled “Production and Characterization of Graphene and its Application in Nanocomposites” submitted to HEC for final approval, P.I: Dr. Noaman Ul-Haq and Co-PI: Dr. Habib Nasir

    Key Words (Area of Research)

    Project Titled “Production and Characterization of Graphene and its Application in Nanocomposites” submitted to HEC for final approval, P.I: Dr. Noaman Ul-Haq and Co-PI: Dr. Habib Nasir.


    Dr. Habib Nasir

    Foreign Professor
    School of Chemical and Materials Engineering
    National University of Sciences and Technology
    H-12 Islamabad 44000

    Tel: +92 51 9085 5111 (off)

    Email: habibnasir@scme.nust.edu.pk