Dr Dildar Ahmed
Chairperson & Professor of Organic Chemistry
PhD HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry, Karachi
HEC-approved supervisor; taught at Defense Degree College (Karachi), Preston University (Islamabad) and Hazara University (Mansehra); translated two books by Dr Ata ur Rahman on NMR spectroscopy into Urdu (published by National Language Authority, Islamabad); published over 25 scientific papers in peer-reviewed international journals.
Research interests: Natural products, organic synthesis, antioxidants and pharmacological studies.
Dr Christy Munir
Principal & Professor 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 papers in national and international journals.
Research interests: Coordination chemistry, medicinal compounds.
Dr S E Benjamin
Professor of Analytical and Applied Chemistry
DPhil (Oxford University, UK), MSc (PU, Lahore)
Head of Chemistry Department at FC College (2006 -2008); post-doctoral research fellow at Korean Advanced Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, South Korea; second post-doctoral research at Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, USA; Senior Scientific Officer Metallurgy and Mineral Research Center, PCSIR, Lahore; Manager Quality Control, NIMIR Chemicals Pakistan Ltd, Sheikhupura; resin technologist, ICI Ltd, Pakistan; coordinator WIPO; member editorial board, Pakistan Institute of Metallurgical Engineers; member Pakistan Engineering Congress; strong liaison with industry; published over 70 research papers in national and international journals and conference proceedings and reports.
Research interests: Electrochemistry, environment, durability of materials, new materials.
Dr George Johnson
Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
PhD Michigan State University, USA
Four years postdoctoral research at National Cancer Institute (NCI); independent investigator for 16 years in Laboratory of Molecular Biology, NCI; published over 70 articles in high quality journals; for 20 years managed research grant portfolio focused on cancer drug discovery and mechanisms of drug action; instrumental in designing grant programs to promote drug discovery and foster academia/corporate/government partnering efforts; served as Scientific Coordinator for National Cooperative Drug Discovery Group program, to promote new drug discovery through participation of multiple scientific disciplines; involved with biodiversity preservation and drug discovery from natural sources; instrumental in initiation and development of International Cooperative Biodiversity Group (ICBG) program, and served on its Technical Advisory group; served on NCI’s patent review committee to advise on patenting issues.
Research interests: Cancer research, biochemistry, pharmacology, metabolism, regulatory mechanisms and pathways, drug discovery.
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 Athar Yasin Khan
Professor of Physical Chemistry
PhD Southampton University, UK
Commonwealth Scholar (1966-69); postdoctoral Research Associate SUNY, Binghamton USA (1969-71); DAAD Fellow (1992); taught at the Quaid-i-Azam University for 32 years and served as Professor and Chairman; Eminent Professor of HEC (2003-05); Professor and Consultant Allama Iqbal Open University (2005-2010); Focal Point of HEC in Physical Chemistry; member National Core Group in Chemistry; Fellow Chemical Society of Pakistan; past member of American Chemical Society and Electrochemical Society USA; has supervised PhD and MPhil students; published over 70 research papers in national and international journals.
Research interests: Material chemistry, electrochemistry and molecular spectroscopy.
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 top-most 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
MSc and MPhil (Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad)
PhD in progress (GCU, Lahore)
Recently done research on biopolymers at the University of Nottingham, UK
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 Ikram Aujla
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
PhD (GCU, Lahore)
Research chemist at Unilever Pakistan Ltd (2000-2002); research and development chemist at Packages Ltd (2002-2007); completed over 15 research projects of industrial interest; published over 19 research papers in national and international journals.
Research interests: Biochemistry, environmental chemistry, pharmacology.
Dr Asad Muhammad Khan
Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry
PhD (Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad)
Worked at SSE-LUMS (2008-2009); published 11 full length research articles in peer-reviewed journals; refereed over 15 research articles.
Research interests: Colloids, surfactants, drug-DNA interactions, surfactants-dyes interactions.
Dr Muhammad Nadeem Asghar
Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry
PhD (GCU, Lahore)
Awarded outstanding research paper award in analytical chemistry by HEC in 2009; 23 international research publications.
Research interests: Analytical chemistry, antioxidant studies.
Assistant Professor of Inorganic & Analytical Chemistry
PhD (PU, Lahore)
Life Member Chemical Society of Pakistan; published research papers in international peer-reviewed journals. Research interests: Design and synthesis of structurally diverse, biologically active sulfonamides and their metal coordination compounds as inhibitors of metal containing enzymes.
Dr Mudassar Abbas
PhD in Natural Sciences (Graz, Austria)
Conducted research on synthesis and studies of acid dyes and polyvinylacetate during postgraduate studies before starting his professional carrier from the textile industry; diversified as an academic professional and taught chemistry at various levels; has participated in many educational activities, conferences, and meetings, where he scientifically contributed with his writings and engaged in interdisciplinary work. After completing his PhD, he continued his research as a Post-Doctoral research fellow in the same group.
Research interests: Development of applied materials (ranging from nano- to macromolecules) using olefin metathesis in particular and organometallic chemistry in general.