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This website is primarily designed to present an overview of our research and on-going projects for possible future research collaborations with academic and industrial partners. Our research lies at the interface of chemistry, materials science, and nanotechnology. We are interested in the questions related to the development of advanced materials and smart devices for improving environment, health, and lifestyle. Broadly, our work can be classified into four inter-connected research themes:

  • Nanomaterials

  • Chemical sensors

  • Polymers and nanocomposites

  • Biomedical materials and diagnostics

These research areas incorporate a significant component of synthetic materials chemistry, but we are also involved in the characterization, fabrication, and testing of a variety of materials including polymer networks, composites, nanoparticles, bioceramics etc. In addition, we are always enthused to explore new materials and applications. Therefore, we welcome the opportunity to discuss collaborative research projects in related fields of chemistry, materials science, and-or nanotechnology.

To find out more about our research, please visit this link.


Jun 2017
Polypyrrole/carbon nanotube supercapacitors: Technological advances and challenges
Afzal et al. (2017) J. Power Sources 352: 174-186.

Mar 2017
Gravimetric viral diagnostics: QCM based biosensors for early detection of viruses
Afzal et al. (2017) Chemosensors 5: 7.

Aug 2016
A colaborative effect of imprinted polymers and Au nanoparticles on bioanalogous detection of organic vapors
Afzal et al. (2016) Sens. Actuators B. 231: 431-439.

May 2016
Deposition of morphology tailored PbS thin films by surfactant enhanced aerosol assisted chemical vapor deposition
Khan et al. (2016) Mater. Sci. Semicond. process. 5: 171-179.


A colaborative effect of imprinted polymers and Au nanoparticles on bioanalogous detection of organic vapors
A. Afzal et al. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 231: 431-439 (2016).

Au/In2O3 and Au/ZrO2 composite nanoparticles via in situ sacrificial gold electrolysis

A. Afzal et al. Materials Express 5: 171-179 (2015).

(Hydroxypropyl)methylcellulose mediated synthesis of highly porous composite scaffolds for bone repair applications
A.F. Khan et al. Science of Advanced Materials 6: 1177-1186 (2015).

Layer-by-layer assembly of low-temperature-imprinted poly(methacrylic acid)/gold nanoparticle hybrids for gaseous formaldehyde sensing
N. Iqbal et al. RSC Advances 4: 43121-43130 (2014).

Design of novel indium oxide supported gold nanocatalysts and their application in homocoupling of arylboronic acids
A. Monopoli et al. Journal of Molecular Catalysis: A. Chemical 386: 101-107 (2014).

Bioimprinting strategies: From soft-lithography to biomimetic sensors and beyond
A. Mujahid et al. Biotechnology Advances 31: 1435-1447 (2013).

Find a full list of publications here.

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