Chemistry

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.
Teaching Interests: Reaction mechanism, organic synthesis, NMR spectroscopy, natural products and medicinal chemistry.
Research Interests: Natural products, organic synthesis, antioxidant and pharmacological studies.
Research Projects:
PSF funded project: Phytochemical and biotechnology study on chemical constituents of Lagenaria siceraria.
HEC funded project: Activity-guided isolation of bioactive compounds from medicinal plant Carissa opaca.
College funded projects: His research group is working on a number of college funded small projects involving MPhil and BS students.
dildarahmed@fccollege.edu.pk

Dr Christy Munir
Professor Emeritus of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry
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.
christymunir@fccollege.edu.pk 

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 Interest:  Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Biochemical control mechanisms
georgejohnson@fccollege.edu.pk

Dr Athar Yaseen Khan
Professor of Physical Chemistry
PhD from University of Southampton, U.K.
Postdoctorate from 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
atharkhan@fcollege.edu.pk 

Dr Muhammad Saeed Iqbal
Professor of Inorganic & Analytical Chemistry
PhD (Strathclyde, UK)
Over 38 years experience in teaching, research and industry; over 90 research publications in peer-reviewed international journals; 2 patents of drug molecules; HEC-approved PhD supervisor; produced 16 PhDs; worked on technology transfer projects.
Teaching Interests: Inorganic  and Analytical Chemistry
Research Interests: Metal-based Drugs, Application of Analytical Chemistry to Biological Problems; Nanomedicine; Development of Biomaterials as Drug Delivery Devices; Pharmacokinetics.
saeediqbal@fccollege.edu.pk 

Dr Seemal Jelani
Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry
PhD from University of Punjab, Lahore
Teaches Organic, Natural Product, Environmental, and General Chemistry courses.
Teaching Interests: Organic chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Natural Product Chemistry, Textile Chemistry, Industrial Microbiology, and Green Chemistry
Research Interests: Natural Products, Textile Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Green Chemistry
seemaljelani@fccollege.edu.pk

Shazma Azeem
Assistant Professor  of Inorganic/Analytical Chemistry
MSc and MPhil Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.
PhD GC University, Lahore (in progress)
Done research on biopolymers at The University of Nottingham, UK, in 2012
Teaching Interests: Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry
Research Interests: Isolation and study of biomaterials useful for pharmaceutical applications such as binders in tablets, suspensions, capsule shell, contact lenses, targeted and controlled drug delivery devices; stability constants of metal complexes.
shazmaazeem@fccollege.edu.pk

Dr Muhammad Nadeem Asghar
Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry
PhD from GC University, Lahore
Postdoctorate from University College London, UK
HEC-approved PhD supervisor; teaches Analytical, Inorganic and General Chemistry courses, and has published 37 research papers in peer reviewed international journals.
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.
Current Research Projects: Method development for antioxidants evaluation of biological and abiological systems
Synthesis of new organo-metallic compounds for medicinal applications
nadeemasghar@fccollege.edu.pk

Dr Mariya-al-Rashida
PhD from Institute of Chemistry, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.
HEC Approved Supervisor
Editor, International Journal of Analytical Sciences
Guest Editor, Special Issue “Recent Developments of Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors as Potential Drugs” in BioMed Research International
Teaching Interests: Analytical and inorganic chemistry
Research Interests: Synthesis of inhibitors of metalloenzymes (carbonic anhydrase, ecto-nucleotidases); DNA-Interaction and Molecular Docking studies.
mariyarashida@fccollege.edu.pk 

Dr Amjid Iqbal
Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry
PhD (University of Cambridge, UK), Worked as visiting research scholar at University of East Anglia and University of Oxford, UK.
Teaching Interest: Reaction mechanism, Heterocyclic chemistry, Biochemistry and Enzymology.
Research Interest: Interface of Organic synthesis and Chemical Biology, Enzyme kinetics, Synthesis of fluorescent compounds , Use of novel Lead (IV) compounds for carbon-carbon linkage
Current Research Projects:  Synthesis of hydroxamic acid based urease inhibitors; Synthesis of Rhodamine based compounds to use in latent finger prints; Synthesis and enzymatic evaluation of pyrophosphate mimics.
amjidiqbal@fccollege.edu.pk

Dr Hafiz Muhammad Abd Ur Rahman
Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry
PhD from Regensburg University, Germany
Postdoctorate from Regensburg University, Germany
teaches Physical and  General Chemistry courses, and has published 05 research papers in peer reviewed international journals.
Teaching Interests: Chemical kinetics, Electrochemistry, Surface and solid state chemistry, and Polymer chemistry
Research Interests: Interaction and dynamics in aqueous and non-aqueous electrolyte solutions and neat solvents, Phase separation in miceller solutions, Green chemistry, Synthesis and characterization of microemulsions, Interaction of drugs and dyes in miceller solution.
Current Research Projects: Hydration and ion aggregation in aqueous electrolyte solutions in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Richard Buchner (Regensburg University, Germany) and Prof. Glenn Hefter (Murdoch University, Australia).
High temperature dynamics studies of different ethylene glycols by dielectric relaxation spectroscopy in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Richard Buchner (Regensburg University, Germany).
Synthesis and characterization of silicon oil based microemulsions.
Interaction of  drugs and dyes in aqueous solutions of green surfactants
hafizrahman@fccollege.edu.pk 

Hina Abid
Lecturer of Applied Chemistry
MPhil from University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore Teaching Interests:
Industrial chemistry, environmental chemistry, polymer chemistry.
Research Interests: Environmental & toxicological studies.
Research Projects: Currently working on the study of biomass as a potential biosorbant for the toxic trace metals from soil and water.
hinaabid@fccollege.edu.pk 

Naeem Asadullah
Assistant Professor
MPhil UET, Lahore
On study leave (Fulbright Fellow, USA)

Ruhamah Yunis
Lecturer
MS from Punjab University
On study leave (Canterbury University, New Zealand)