DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY
Ph.D. (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow)
MSc (University of the Punjab)
Over 42 years of teaching, research and industrial management experience in various universities in Pakistan, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission and pharmaceutical industry; supervised 20 PhD and several MS scholars in the areas of chemistry, chemical engineering and pharmacy. Fellow IUPAC, Fellow Pakistan Institute of Chemists, National Representative IUPAC (USA) – Chemistry & Human Health Division, Member Boards of Studies in Chemistry of several universities in Pakistan. Involved in teaching and research at graduate and post-graduate level. HEC-approved supervisor.
Research interests: Analytical, inorganic, medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry. Currently my group is working on a number of projects including: isolation, modification and pharmaceutical applications of naturally occurring swellable biomaterials; drug delivery systems; design and discovery of metal-based drugs; interaction of metal-based drugs with amino acids, proteins and DNA; in silico synthesis and docking studies, nano-medicine; and mechano-chemical synthesis.
About 100 research publications in peer-reviewed international journals with a total impact factor greater than 142, h-index 16 and i10-index 31. Three patents (2 Pak and 1 US) of medicinal products. Reviewer of 20 peer-reviewed journals and served on editorial boards of three international journals.