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.  
 

PhD Researchers

 
Nazra Nawaz
Nazra is 3rd year PhD student working under the supervision of Dr. Maqsood Ahmed. She worked on the crystal structure, disorder modeling and charge density analysis of amino acids. Now she is working as PhD scholar in the MCL. Her research interests are the characterization of kidney stones and to design renal calculi inhibitors.
 
 
Alia Iqbal
Alia did her MPhil thesis on 10-12-2019 and now she is first year PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Maqsood Ahmed. She also teaches to undergraduate Chemistry classes in the Dept. of Chemistry.
 
Infal Iqbal
Infal did her MPhil thesis on 09-11-2019 under the supervision of Dr. Maqsood Ahmed. Now she is first-year PhD student.
 
 
 
 
Ijaz-ul-Haq
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.
Faisal Shehzad
He is the second year PhD scholar in the Material chemistry laboratory where he is working on optimization the conditions for biodiesel synthesis, making their blends and characterization. During his M.Phil. he worked on the radioisotopes for cancer treatment.
 
 

M.Phil Researchers

 

Past Members

 
Dr. Muhammad Umar Faroque
Dr. Muhammad Umar Faroque successfully defended his PhD thesis on 23-11-2020 Under the supervision of Dr. Maqsood Ahmed. His thesis was entitled Applications of crystal engineering and  X-rays charge density methods to new class of co-crystals of antimalarial drug Pyrimethamine. His work has already been published in Acta Cryst C. (03 publications) and J. Mol structure. He has usd high resolution crystallographic and computational methods to study the electrostatic properties of pharmaceutical compounds.

 

Muhammad Ali

Ali carried out topological analysis of metal-oxygen bonds in inorganic materials under the supervision of Dr. Maqsood Ahmed. He has successfully defended his thesis.

Muhammad Ali

Farah Fahim

Farah had a background in inorganic chemistry. She has been working under the supervision of Dr. Maqsood Ahmed on the synthesis and charge density of new inorganic materials. She has also worked on the study of the photosalient effect in crystals. She is a teacher by profession and teaches Chemistry in the prestigious Sadiq Public School, Bahawalpur.

Muhammad Waqas

Waqas was working under supervision of Dr. Maqsood Ahmed on the synthesis and structure characterization of ornganomettalic complexes. He successfully defended his thesis on 06-07-2020.

Sehrish Akram

Sehrish was working under the supervision of Dr. Maqsood Ahmed on crystal engineering and phenomenon of polymorphism in pharmaceutical co-crystals. She successfully defended her thesis on 21-08-2020.

 

 

Alia Iqbal
She joined Material Chemistry Laboratory in 2017 to pursue her M.Phil where she is working to enhance the physicochemical, mechanical and phase transformation of pharmaceutical drugs. She has defended her MPhil thesis on 10-12-2019. She is still very active member of the lab. Currently,  she is working on the charge density analysis of pharmaceutical co-crystals.
 
Asma Hasil
Asma Hasil has successfully defended her MPhil thesis on 07-10-2019 under the supervision of Dr. Maqsood Ahmed. Congratulations Asma! Currently she is pursuing her PhD at CRM2, Universite de Lorraine, Nancy, France starting December 2019.
Infal Iqbal
Infal has successfully defended her MPhil thesis on 09-11-2019 under the supervision of Dr. Maqsood Ahmed. Congratulations Infal. 
Infal is still very active member of the lab and preparing her publications.
 
 
Ayesha Rehmat
Ayesha Rehmat has successfully defended her MPhil thesis on 10th December 2019. Congratulations Ayesha
Saira Yaseen
She has successfully defended her MPhil thesis under the supervision of Dr. Sajida Noureen. Congratulations Saira!
  
 
Syed Ubaid Hussain
Ubaid has successfully defended his MPhil thesis under the supervision of Dr. sajida Noureen on 04 October 2019. Congratulations Ubaid.
Zahra Razzaq
Zahra has successfully defended his MPhil thesis under the supervision of Dr. sajida Noureen on 04 October 2019. Congratulations Zahra.
Irum Razzaq
Irum has successfully defended his MPhil thesis under the supervision of Dr. sajida Noureen on 04 October 2019. Congratulations Irum.
Ishrat Kalsoom
Ishrat has successfully defended his MPhil thesis under the supervision of Dr. sajida Noureen on 04 October 2019. Congratulations Ishrat.
M. Zaman Abbasi
Zaman has successfully defended his MPhil thesis under the supervision of Dr. sajida Noureen on 04 October 2019. Congratulations Zaman.
Ayesha Zulfiqar
Ayesha has successfully defended his MPhil thesis under the supervision of Dr. sajida Noureen on 04 October 2019. Congratulations Ayesha.
What's New

 

  • 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

 

  • The Single Crystal XRD is undergoing necessary maintenance. Please keep on visiting this page for updates.        09-11-2020
  • Crystallization kits gifted to MCL by University of Liverpool                                           16-06-2020                                                                                                                                         
  • Workshop Concluded                                                                 20-02-2020                                                                

 

 

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

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Muhammad Umar Farooq

He is the second year PhD scholar in our Material chemistry laboratory. His previous work was to study the charge density properties of small molecules and the pharmaceutical cocrystals. His current research interests are aimed at protein crystallography.
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