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.  

Dr. Muhammad Umer Faroque (Middle) soon after his successful PhD defense on 23-11-2020 is posing in front of the diffraction equipment at MCL along with Prof. Tariq Mahmood Ansari (Right) BZU, Multan and Dr. Maqsood Ahmed (Supervisor, Left) 

Group Photo of the participants at Opening Ceremony with the Chief Guest, The Vice Chancellor on 25-02-2020 in front of the Main Auditorium Baghdad Campus
Welcome Note by the Organizing Secretary, Dr. Maqsood Ahmed
Welcoming the chief guest
The Opening Lecture, Prof. Elspeth Garman, Oxford, UK

         Aspiring structural biologists listening to Prof. Elspeth

And asking curious questions

Prof. faiz-ul-Hasan Nasim graced the occasion as well
Keynote lecture, Prof. Samar Hasnain, Liverpool, UK
Hands on training on Protein Expression and purification
Hands on training on crystal hunting and on Single Crystal X-rays diffractometer
Gala Dinner was hosted at Noor Mahal, Bahawalpur on 26-02-2020

           So Elegant!

         A guided tour of Noor Mahal

Waiting for the Chief Guest, The Vice Chancellor at Gala Dinner
Noor Mahal Lit at Gala Dinner
Seems Something very funny has happened!
Workshop Plan being discussed chaired by Prof. Samar Hasnain
Proudly Posing in front of D8 Venture single crystal X-rays Diffractometer
Protein diffraction data handling, CCP4 Session
Written Examination
Winners of Bruker's Prize/souvenirs on the basis of a written examination
Closing Ceremony
 Dr. Moaz Ur Rehman, NIBGE, Faisalabad
 Dr. Aamir Shahzad, NIBGE, Faisalabad
Dr. Ahmad Akram, BZU, Multan
Dr. Muhammad Imran, FC College University, Lahore
Dr. Malik Shoaib Ahmed, ICCBS, University of Karachi
Dr. Saima Rasheed, ICCBS, University of Karachi
Dr. Samina Ejaz, IUB
Dr. Sajida Noureen, IUB
 Dr. Maqsood Ahmed, IUB (Organizer)
Shield and Souvenir to Prof. Osman Asghar Mirza, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Shield and Souvenir to Prof. Richard Charles Garratt, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Shield and Souvenir to Prof. Elspeth Garman, University of Oxford, UK
 Shield and Souvenir to Prof. Samar Hasnain, University of Liverpool, UK
Shield to Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashfaq, HoD Chemistry & Dean faculty of Sciences
Shield Presented to the worthy Vice Chancellor, Eng. Prof. Dr. athar Mahboob, TI
 And a big hug!!
Foreign and National Resource Persons also visited IUB Area Study Center in Cholistan Desert on 28-02-2020, Dr. Abduallah Welcomed and guided the tour
Buffet Lunch in the middle of a desert
Elspeth & Richard enjoying a camel ride at Derawar Fort
Saying Good-Bye to our guests
Group Photo December 2019 (L-R Alia Iqbal, Infal Iqbal, Asma Hasil, Dr. Maqsood Ahmed, Umer Faroque, Nadia Bashir, Farah fahim, Aisha Rehmat)
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

Saira Yaseen

She is the M.Phil. researcher in the lab and her research project is to characterize different oils to synthesize biofuel.
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