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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.

Group Members

  • Dr. Zakir Hussain (Focal Person)
  • Dr. Mohammad Ali Mohammad
  • Dr. Umair Manzoor​
  • Dr. Iftikhar H.Gul​
  • 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.


  • Synthesis of graphene oxide framework for CO2 capture and utilization.​
  • Synthesis of functionalized graphene based nano-composites
  • Synthesis and characterization of ZnO nanoparticles by sol-gel process and their catalytic studies.
  • Synthesis and characterization of self-assembled nanoenergetic aluminum-ferric oxide thermite system.
  • Doping/functionalization and characterization of mono and few layer graphene.
  • CIGS based think film solar cells.
  • Synthesis and Charaterization of different Morphologies of CZTS Absorber Layer for Thin Film Based Solar Cell.
  • Development of nano materials and structures for Dye sensitized solar cells (DSSC).
  • Synthesis and characterization of nano materials structures.
  • Nano structures for photovoltaic applications.
  • Studies on the burning of coated and uncoated micro and nano-sized aluminum particles.
  • Synthesis and studies of functionalized graphene based nanocomposites.
  • Synthesis & characterization of un-doped/doped TiO through Sol-Gel and Hydrothermal routes to improve photo-catalytic properties.
  • Preparation, Characterization and Photo Catalytic Activity of Graphene Based Titania - Hydroxyapatite 3D Aerogel.
  • Fabrication of Inorganic Mesoporous Structures for Application in Hybrid Organic - Inorganic Photovoltaic.
  • Self Cleaning and Antimicrobial Nano Coatings on Cotton Fibers and Fabrics.
  • The Fabrication and Charaterization of Organic Solar Cells.
  • Hydrothermal/Solvothermal Synthesis of Nanoparticles of BaTiO3 High-k dielectric Functional Materials and their Characterization.
  • Synthesis and study of spinel rear earth metal substituted Ni,Co nanoferrites.
  • CU-Ni Spinel Ferrite Synthesis and their Comparative Study.
  • Synthesis and Characterization of Cu1-x NixFe2O4 Spinel Ferrite Nano-particles by Co-precipitation Method.
  • 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. 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.
  • Key Words

    1D & 2D materials, photo catalys​tss, Nano composites, solar cells, nano sensors, MOFs, Ferrites.

    ​Focal Person

    Dr. Zakir Hussain

    School of Chemical and Materials Engineering (SCME), NUST

    H-12 Islamabad, Pakistan, Telephone: 0092-051-90855205

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