Key Members

Dr. Maqsood Ahmed (Principal Investigator)

Dr. Maqsood Ahmed got his PhD entitled “Ultra high resolution crystallography of small molecules and proteins” from Universite de Lorraine, Nancy, France in 2012. He served in GC University Lahore for one year before joining IUB in September, 2013. CV

Dr. Sajida Noureen (Co-Principal Investigator)

Dr. Sajida Noureen became Lecturer in Chemistry in 2005 at University of Sargodha and then moved to IUB in 2007.  She was selected for PhD studies under the Faculty Development Program of the IUB. She earned her PhD from Universite de Lorraine, Nancy, France in 2012. Her worked is focused on the synthesis and characterization of Dye-sensitized solar cells.  
A Very Warm WELCOME!!  
The Materials Chemistry Laboratory is a part of the PC-1 Strengthening of Existing Departments at Islamia University of Bahawalpur. The project was approved by the HEC and the Planning Comission of Pakistan on 20 February 2015. The laboratory was established with a cost of Rs. 123 million. The laboratory hosts state of the art equipment and is part of the efforts to bring IUB at par with the advanced research institutions of the world. The research team specializes in the 3D structural characterization of the proteins and natural products extracted mainly from (but not limited to) the Cholistan desert, structural and functional studies of molecules applicable in dye-sensitized solar cells as well as routine chemical crystallography of diverse nature. Based on structural information of the molecules, we are trying to develop innovative solutions to address local and national issues related to health, energy and envoirnment. We take pride in saying that since its inauguration on 23 November 2018, hundreds of samples have been analyzed. The beneficiary departments include besides department of Chemistry, Pharmacy, Physics, Life Sciences and agriculture. In addition to this, a number of Universities and research centers have also collaborated with us. We thank them for their trust in us. MCL has started to make its impact!! The team thanks the Vice Chancellor of The Islamia University of Bahawalpur for his continued support. 
What's New


  • Dr. Maqsood Ahmed attends professional training workshop at NUST, Islamabad 23-26 Feb. 2021                       28-02-2021
  • Dr. Maqsood Ahmed has joined as Tenured Associate Professor w.e.f 17-7-2020                       01-02-2021
  • The Single Crystal XRD is back to operations after overhauling. The potential users can send their samples. 05- January 2021.


  • The First Ph.D. scholar from MCL Dr. Muhammad Umer Faroque successfully defended his thesis on 23-11-2020. He has been working under the supervision of Dr. Maqsood Ahmed.                             23-11-2020


  • Crystallization kits gifted to MCL by University of Liverpool                                           16-06-2020                                                                                                                                         
  • Workshop Concluded                                                                 20-02-2020                                                                






  • The first high impact publication from Materials Chemistry Laboratory has just appeared in a high impact journal (Impact factor 8.6).



Before sample submission, the supervisor or the corresponding author may please get an appointment to discuss terms and conditions. Any direct submission will not be entertained.

Research Team


During his M.Phil. he worked on removal of dyes from aqueous solution by raw and magnetically modified fruit waste of Trapa natans. Now he is the second year PhD scholar working under the supervision of Dr. Sajida Noureen in the Material chemistry laboratory. His work is aimed at biodiesel synthesis from local abundantly available non-edible oils, their characterization and applications.
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Materials Chemistry Laboratory, Institute of Chemistry, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, 63100, Pakistan.