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Dr. Sofia Javed
Assistant Professor
Materials Engineering Department

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
H12, Islamabad.
Tel : 051-90855216

Nanomaterials & Nanostructures, Materials for Energy Applications, Materials Characterization.

PhD, NUST (Nanomaterials for Solar Cells)

Sofia Javed obtained her PhD degree in Materials and Surface Engineering from NUST SCME in 2015 and joined MS Materials and Surface Engineering in 2008 on Mega S&T Scholarship of NUST and was able to receive President’s Gold Medal in formal convocation. In 2007, she graduated from University of Punjab with M.Sc. degree in Chemistry. She got 2 months research experience at Ludwig Maximillians University of Munich, Germany after MS on NIMS internship programme and 6 months research experience at City University of Hong Kong during PhD on HEC-IRSIP programme. Till date, she has more than 20 publications including one book chapter.​


Current research work includes:​

  • All inorganic stable perovskite materials for solar cell application

  • 2D Nanomaterials for energy applications

  • Nanostructured TiO2 based devices for energy and environment.

  • Synthesis and electrical characterization of hierarchical nanostructures of titanium dioxide for DSSC/ photocatalysis.

  • ZnO/Au/ZnO nanorod arrays for dye sensitized solar cell applications.

  • Low emissivity coatings and films for energy efficiency​

Funded Projects as PI:​

​Sr. No. Project Title​ Funding
Funding Agency​ Remarks​
1.​ All Inorganic Stable Perovskite materials for solar cell applications​ ~2 M​ USAID/USPCAS-E​ On Going​
2.​ Nanostructured TiO2 based devices for sustainable energy and environment​ 12.2 M​ HEC NRPU​ On Going​
3.​ Development of Self Cleaning and Low Emissivity thin films for glass​ 3 M​ USAID/USPCAS-E​ Completed​
4.​ Graphene Utilization for EMI shielding and sensing applications​ 0.25 M​ NESCOM RAC III​ Completed​
5.​ Effects of doping on electrical and optical properties of sol gel reflux synthesized TiO2 for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells.​ 0.495 M​ HEC SRGP​​ Completed​​

​List of Publications can be found by clicking on the link​. 

  • MSE-854     Characterisation of Materials
  • MSE-954     Advanced Characterisation Techniques
  • NSE-843     Nanotechnology and Photovoltaics
  • MSE- 463    Nanomaterials
  • CH-108        Applied Chemistry