Dr Ishtiaq A Qazi

Dr Ishtiaq A Qazi

Chairperson & Professor

PhD (Aston, U.K); MSc (University of Birmingham, UK)
Room # S-338, Armacost Science Building
Ext: 500

35 years experience in research and academia.

Research Interests:

  • Environmental Nanotechnology: Application of Titania Nanoparticles to environmental remediation
  • Environmental Analysis: Development of techniques of determination of environmental pollutants
  • Photovoltaics: Six months training in Silicon Photovoltaics at SOLAREX Corporation, Rockville, Maryland, USA, (1982)
  • Renewable Energy Sources: Regular Associate, Non-Conventional Sources of Energy, Abdus-Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (AS – ICTP) Trieste, Italy (1995 – 2000)


  • Highly Efficient Fenton and Enzyme-Mimetic Activities of Mixed Phase VOx Nanoflakes, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2016, 8(44), 30126-30132, (I.F. 7.1)
  • Survivability of Polyethylene Degrading Microbes in the Presence of Titania Nanoparticles, J Nanomater Mol Nanotechnol, 2016, 5:3, 7 pages, doi:10.4172/2324-8777.1000185 (I.F. 1.2)
  • Immobilization in cement mortar of chromium removed from water using titania nanoparticles, Journal of Environmental Management, 2016, 172, 10-17 (I.F. 2.27)
  • Biodegradation of low density polyethylene (LDPE) modified with dye sensitized titania and starch blend using Stenotrophomonas pavanii, International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, 2016, 113, 276–286 (I.F. 2.13)
  • Enhanced Photodegradation of Titania Loaded Polythene Films in H2O/O2 Presence, International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, 2016, 113, 287-296 (I.F. 2.13)
  • Photocatalytic degradation of low density polyethylene (LDPE) films using titania nanotubes, Environ. Nanotech. Monit. & Man., 2016, 2016, 5, 44 – 53 (I.F. 1.68)
  • Monitoring of chlorination disinfection by-products and their associated health risks in drinking water of Pakistan, Journal of Water and Health, 2015, 13(1):270-84, (I.F. 1.5)
  • Metallic Nanoparticles (TiO2 and Fe3O4) Application Modify Rhizosphere Phosphorus Availability Uptake by Lactuca Sativa, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2015, 63(31), 6876-6882 (I.F. 2.9)
  • Removal and Recovery of Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH) form Industrial Wastewater by Two-Stage Diffusion Dialysis (DD) and Electrodialysis (ED) Processes, Desalination, and Water Treatment, 2015 (I.F. 1.17)
  • Comparison of Adsorption Capability of Activated Carbon and Metal Doped TiO2 for Geosmin and 2-MIB Removal from Water, Journal of Nanomaterials, 2015, Article ID 479103, 11 pages, 2013. DOI:10.1155/2015/479103 (I.F. 1.64)
  • Phyto-availability of Phosphorus to Lactuca Sativa in Repsonse to Soil Applied TiO2 Nanoparticles, Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 2015, 52(1), 177-182 (I.F. 1.05)
  • Application of Photodegraded Polythene Films for the Treatment of Drimarene Brilliant Red (DBR) dye, International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, 2015, 102, 31-39 (I.F. 2.13)
  • Novel Method for Preparation of Pure and Iron Doped Titania Nanotube Coated Wood Surfaces to Disinfect Airborne Bacterial Species, Environmental Engineering Science, 2014, 31(12), 681-688 (I.F. 0.99)
  • Visible light photocatalytic water disinfection and its kinetics using Ag-doped Titania nanoparticles, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2014, 21, 740–752 (I.F. 2.83)
  • Effects of substrate-potential on the growth of diamond films through hot-filament chemical vapour deposition, Int. J. Surf. Sci. & Engg., 2013, 7(2), 171 – 179 (I.F. 0.45)
  • Deposition of Diamond onto a Titanium Substrate using a Molybdenum Intermediate Layer, Chemical Vapor Deposition, 2013, 19, 1-6, DOI: 10.1002/cvde.201307063 (I.F. 1.7)
  • Arsenic removal from aqueous solution using pure and metal doped Titania Nanoparticles coated on glass beads: Adsorption and Column studies, Journal of Nanomaterials, 2013, Article ID 873694, 17 pages, 2013. DOI:10.1155/2013/873694 (I.F. 1.64)
  • Synthesis of Silver-Doped Titanium TiO2 Powder-Coated Surfaces and its ability to Inactivate Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Bacillus subtilis, Journal of Nanomaterials, 2013, (2013) Article ID 531010, 8 pages, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/531010 (I.F. 1.64)
  • Determination of Heavy Metals in Ambient Air Particulate Matter using Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, Arabian Journal of Science and Engineering, 2013, DOI 10.1007/s13369-013-0548-7 (I.F. 0.37)
  • Determination of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in Potable Water using Solid Phase Micro Extraction-gas Chromatography (SPME-GC), Arabian Journal of Science and Engineering, 2012, 37, pp 1255 – 1262 (I.F. 0.37)
  • Development of a Method for the Determination of Chromium and Cadmium in Tannery Wastewater Using Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry, Volume 2012, Article ID 823016, 7 pages, doi:10.1155/2012/823016 (I.F. 0.79)
  • Effect of substrate temperature on hot-filament CVD grown diamond films at constant filament current, Int. J. of Surface Science and Engineering, 2012 Vol.6, No.3, pp.214 – 230 (I.F. 0.48)
  • Comparative Solid-Phase Photo Catalytic Degradation of Polythene Films with Doped and Undoped TiO2 Nanoparticles, Journal of Nanomaterials, 2011, (2011) Article ID 461930, 8 pages, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/461930 (I.F. 1.64)
  • Photocatalytic degradation of Nitro and Chlorophenols using doped and undoped Titanium dioxide Nanoparticles, Journal of Nanomaterials, 2011, (2011) Article ID 589185, 8 pages, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/589185 (I.F. 2.0)
  • Effect of Cathodic Arc PVD Parameters on Roughness of TiN Coating on Steel Substrate, Current Applied Physics, 10(2)(2010), 471-474 (I.F. 2.2)
  • Evaluation of the Adsorption Potential of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles for Arsenic Removal, Journal of Environmental Sciences, 21, 2009, 402-408 (I.F. 2.0)
  • Macrodroplet reduction and growth mechanisms in cathodic arc physical vapour deposition of TiN films, Surface Review and Letters, Vol. 15 No. 5, 2008, 653-659 (I.F. 0.4)
  • Effect of coating thickness on the properties of TiN coatings deposited on tool steels using cathodic arc PVD technique, Surface Review and Letters, Vol. 15(4), 2008,401-410 (I.F. 0.4)
  • Monitoring of microbial count (Coliforms) and chlorine
    residual in water distribution network of Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 140(1-3), 2008, 339-347 (I.F. 1.7)
  • Treatment performances of compost-based and gravel-based vertical flow wetlands operated identically for refinery wastewater treatment in Pakistan, Ecological Engineering, 30(1), 2007, 34-42 (I.F. 3.0)
  • Development of Thermo Chromic Strips as Water Pasteurisation Indicators, Journal of Environmental Science, 15(2003) 863-864 (I.F. 2.0)
  • Removal of Heavy Metals through Adsorption using Sand: Journal of Environmental Science, 15(2003) 413-416 (I.F. 2.0)
  • Optical and X-Ray Studies of Low Resistively CdS Films, J. Mater. Sci. Lett., 19(2000)1229 –1231 (I.F. 2.3)
  • Evidence of Simple Cubic Phase Electron Beam Vacuum Evaporated Indium-Oxide on a Glass Substrate, Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology, A, 13(1995) 151-152 (I.F. 2.1)
  • Indirect Determination of Malathion Using Atomic Absorption, J. Chem. Soc. Pak., 16(1994) 194-195 (I.F. 0.6)
  • Barrier Height, Series Resistance and diode Quality Factor for a Tin Oxide Doped Zinc Oxide Silicon Junction Diode, Semiconductor Science and Technology, 7(1992) 275-277 (I.F. 2.2)
  • Effect of Oxygen and Carbon Impurities on the Performance of Silicon Single Crystal Solar Cells, Semiconductor Science and Technology, 6(1991) 135-136 (I.F. 2.2)
  • On Angle Dependant Growth of Electron beam Vacuum Evaporated Tin Oxide Thin Films, Journal of Physics, D: Applied Physics, 24(1991) 81- 82 (I.F. 2.7)
  • Evaluation of the Modified Colorimetric Method for the Determination of Malathion – its Application to the Analysis of Malathion Residues in Water, Water Research, 14(8)(1980) 1037-1040 (I.F. 5.5)
  • Further Improvement of the Modified Spectrophotometric Method for the Determination of Malathion, Analyst, 105(1980) 564-567(I.F. 4.1)
  • Modified Colorimetric Method for the Determination of Malathion, Analyst, 104(1979) 1129-1134 (I.F. 4.1)