Dr Dildar Ahmed
Professor & Chairperson
PhD HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry, Karachi
HEC-approved PhD supervisor; teaches organic chemistry courses, and has published over 30 research papers in peer reviewed international journals; current research projects: 1) PSF funded project: Phytochemical and biotechnology study on chemical constituents of Lagenaria siceraria. 2) HEC funded project: Activity-guided isolation of bioactive compounds from medicinal plant Carissa opaca. 3) College funded projects: His research group is working on a number of college funded small projects involving MPhil and BS students. Teaching interests: Reaction mechanism, organic synthesis, NMR spectroscopy, natural products and medicinal chemistry.
Research interests: Natural products, organic synthesis, antioxidant and pharmacological studies.
Dr Christy Munir
Professor Emeritus of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry & Principal Emeritus
PhD Wayne State University, USA
Taught at Quaid-i-Azam University (1974 -2001) where he supervised PhD, MPhil and MSc students; directed various government-sponsored research projects; member of American Chemical Society; life member of Pakistan Chemical Society; published over 50 research articles in national and international journals.
Research interests: Coordination chemistry, medicinal compounds.
Dr George S. Johnson
Visiting Professor of Organic/Biochemistry
PhD (Michigan State University, USA)
Postdoctoral experience: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD USA; about 80 publications, most in high quality journals.
Teaching interests: Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Biochemical control mechanisms.
Dr Athar Yaseen Khan
Professor of Physical Chemistry
PhD University of Southampton, UK
Postdoctoral State University of New York (SUNY) Binghamton , New York; HEC approved PhD supervisor; teaches physical chemistry and spectroscopy courses; published over 78 research papers in peer reviewed international and national journals. Teaching interests: Physical Chemistry Courses: Thermodynamics, Chemical Kinetics, Spectroscopy and Molecular Structure, Quantum Chemistry, Mathematics for Chemists, Material Chemistry, General Chemistry, Electrochemistry.
Research Interests: Superconductivity, Nanoparticles, Elecrtrochemistry (Cyclic voltammetric studies) Organic Charge Transfer Complexes.
Dr Muhammad Saeed Iqbal
Professor of Inorganic & Analytical Chemistry
PhD (Strathclyde, UK)
Over 35 years experience in teaching, research and industry; over 75 research publications in peer-reviewed international journals; 2 patents of drug molecules; HEC-approved PhD supervisor; produced 12 PhDs; worked on technology transfer projects. Research interests: Metal-based Drugs, Application of Analytical Chemistry to Biological Problems; Nanomedicine; Development of Biomaterials as Drug Delivery Devices; Pharmacokinetics.
Dr Seemal Jelani
Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry
PhD University of Punjab
Worked with Ministry of Education Islamabad on deputation for over 5 years to develop National Curriculum of Pakistan; research-oriented projects completed with involvement of leading institutions and educationists; experience in imparting skill-based education and transferring skills to learners by utilizing latest methodologies; joined FCC in 2003. Research interests: Natural products; textile chemistry; environmental chemistry.
Assistant Professor of Inorganic & Analytical Chemistry
MPhil Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad
PhD in progress (GCU, Lahore); Teaching interests: Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry. Research interests: Isolation and study of biomaterials useful for pharmaceutical applications such as materials for capsule shell, contact lenses, targeted and controlled drug delivery devices and also the study of these materials as binders and in suspensions; Determination of stability constants of metal complexes of chiral antibiotic drugs.
Dr Muhammad Nadeem Asghar
Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry (on study leave, HEC Postdoctoral Fellowship)
PhD GCU, Lahore
Postdoctorate from University College London, UK; HEC-approved PhD supervisor; published 37 research papers in peer reviewed international journals; Current research projects: 1) Method development for antioxidants evaluation of biological and abiological systems; 2) Synthesis of new organo-metallic compounds for medicinal applications. Teaching interests: Instrumental techniques, General Inorganic Chemistry, Biological activity evaluation techniques Research interests: Oxidative stress status evaluation at chemical and biochemical levels, Organo-metallic chemistry, composite materials of titania and hydroxyapatite.
PhD Institute of Chemistry, University of the Punjab, Lahore
HEC-approved PhD supervisor. Teaching Interests: Analytical and inorganic chemistry.
Research Interests: Synthesis of inhibitors of metalloenzymes (carbonic anhydrase, alkaline phosphatases and ecto-nucleotidases); exploring chemistry and biological activity of sulfonamides, sulfonates and chromones.
Dr Amjid Iqbal
Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry
PhD University of Cambridge, UK
Before moving to UK for higher studies, Amjid was also part of faculty team in Department of Chemistry of FCC; worked as visiting research scholar at University of Oxford (Mark Moloney Group) and then at University of East Anglia, UK (Chris Hamilton Group) for more than a year; awarded Cambridge Commonwealth Trust award for PhD at University of Cambridge, UK (Finian Leeper Group). Teaching interests: Organic and biochemistry.
Research interests: Interface of organic synthesis and chemical biology; designing of substrate based enzyme inhibitors and use of novel lead (IV) compounds for carbon-carbon linkage.
Assistant Professor (On study leave, Fulbright Fellow USA)
MPhil UET, Lahore
Dr Hafiz Abdur Rahman
PhD Regensburg University, Germany
MPhil FCC, Lahore
MPhil UET, Lahore