Name: Dr. Afzal Shah
Designation: Tenured Associate Professor
Department: Chemistry
Qualifications: Post Doctorate (University of Toronto, Canada)

Ph.D  (Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad)

1st Position in M.Sc Physical Chemistry (University of Peshawar, 1992-1993)

2nd Position in B.Sc, 1991

1st Position in Matric Exams, 1987

Phone: +92-51 9064-2110
Status: On Job
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Research Interests/Publications/Conferences/Research Projects

Specialization: Physical Chemistry

Research Areas/Areas of Expertise:

1. Detection and degradation of water pollutants of emerging concern.

2. Sustainable development goals related to health, environment and energy.

3. Conversion of CO2 to other products.

4. Zero carbon based renewable energy sources.

5. Electron transfer in biologically important molecules.

6. Nanosensors for Pharmaceutical Analysis.

7. Engineeing micellar core of surfactants for loading and release of hydrophobics.

Awards and Grants:

PAS Gold Medal in the discipline of Chemical Sciences (2021)

Best QAU researcher award as Gold Medal (2013)

A category Research Productivity Award (2015) from Pakistan Council of Science and Technology

Best Review paper award from Chemical Society of Pakistan

Tubitak Fellowship Award

5 National and 2 International Grants

Instrumentation Available (Focal Person):

Metrohm Autolab PGSTAT302N, equipped with FRA module and NOVA 1.11 software

Shimadzu 1601UV-vis Spectrophotometer

Recent Publications:

Book as an author and editor “New developments in nanosensors for pharmaceutical analysis” Elsevier Academic Press, Publication date, 22/5/2019

Research articles

  1. MK Hakeem, A Shah, J Nisar, FJ Iftikhar, SB Khan, I Shah, Electrochemical Sensing Platform for the Detection and Degradation Studies of Metanil Yellow, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 169 (2022) 056503
  2. M Ali, M Usman, A Shah, A Rehman, Encapsulation of ethyl violet by anionic-cationic mixed micellar solution: Spectroscopic and conductometric studies, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 629 (2021) 127423
  3. EM Bakhsh, SB Khan, AM Asiri, A Shah, Zn/Fe nanocomposite based efficient electrochemical sensor for the simultaneous detection of metal ions, Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures 130 (2021) 114671
  4. T Kokab, A Shah, MA Khan, M Arshad, J Nisar, MN Ashiq, MA Zia, Simultaneous femtomolar detection of paracetamol, diclofenac, and orphenadrine using a carbon nanotube/zinc oxide nanoparticle-based electrochemical sensor, ACS Applied Nano Materials 4 (2021), 4699-4712
  5. Rahman, A Shah, C Han, AK Jan, Monitoring of Anthracene Using Nanoscale Au–Cu Bimetallic Alloy Nanoparticles Synthesized with Various Compositions, ACS Omega 5 (2021), 22494-22501
  6. AH Rashed, A Shah, The role of private sector in the implementation of sustainable development goals, Environment, Development and Sustainability 23 (2021), 2931-2948
  7. NA Almannaei, MS Akhter, A Shah, Improving environmental policy-making process to enable achievement of sustainable development goals, Environmental Policy and Law 50 (2020), 47-54
  8. T Kokab, A Shah, MA Khan, J Nisar, MN Ashiq, Electrochemical sensing platform for the simultaneous femtomolar detection of amlodipine and atorvastatin drugs, RSC Advances 11 (2021), 27135-27151
  9. A Shah, L-tryptophan modified glassy carbon electrode for the picomolar detection of As (III), Journal of The Electrochemical Society 167 (2020), 117509
  10. R Nimal, A Shah, M Siddiq, Thermodynamic characterisation of triazol ylimino-DNA interaction by UV–Vis spectroscopy, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology 2, (2020) 100006
  11. M Zulqarnain, A Shah, MA Khan, F Jan Iftikhar, J Nisar, FeCoSe2 Nanoparticles Embedded in g-C3N4: A Highly Active and Stable bifunctional electrocatalyst for overall water splitting, Scientific Reports 10 (2020), 1-8
  12. A Shah, A novel electrochemical nanosensor for the simultaneous sensing of two toxic food dyes ACS Omega 5 (2020), 6187-6193.
  13. M Ishaque, A Shah, FJ Iftikhar, M Akbar, Development of transition metal based electrolyzer for efficient oxygen evolution reaction, Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy 12 (2020), 024102
  14. A Rauf, A Shah, KS Munawar, S Ali, MN Tahir, M Javed, AM Khan, Synthesis, physicochemical elucidation, biological screening and molecular docking studies of a Schiff base and its metal (II) complexes, Arabian Journal of Chemistry 13 (2020), 1130-1141
  15. A Munir, BB Palabiyik, A Khan, A Shah, B Uslu, A novel electrochemical method for the detection of oxymetazoline drug based on MWCNTs and TiO2 nanoparticles, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry 844 (2019) 58-65
  16. A Shah, A Zahid, H Subhan, A Munir, FJ Iftikhar, M Akbar, Heteroatom-doped carbonaceous electrode materials for high performance energy storage devices, Sustainable Energy & Fuels 2 (2018), 1398-1429
  17. A Munir, A Shah, B Piro, Development of a selective electrochemical sensing platform for the simultaneous detection of Tl+, Cu2+, Hg2+, and Zn2+ ions, Journal of The Electrochemical Society 165 (2018), B399
  18. Z Ahmad, S Majeed, A Shah, In vitro release and cytotoxicity of cisplatin loaded methoxy poly (ethylene glycol)-block-poly (glutamic acid) nanoparticles against human breast cancer cell lines, Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology 43 (2018) 85-93
  19. A Zahid, A Shah, FJ Iftikhar, AH Shah, R Qureshi, Surfactant modified glassy carbon electrode as an efficient sensing platform for the detection of Cd (ӏӏ) and Hg (ӏӏ), Electrochimica Acta 235 (2017) 72-78
  20. A Shah, B Adhikari, S Martic, A Munir, S Shahzad, K Ahmad, HB Kraatz, Electron transfer in peptides, Chemical Society Reviews 44 (2015), 1015-102.

Courses Taught:

Course Title  level
ESD-793  Special Topics and Reading Ph.D
CH-304 and  CH-351 Physical Chemistry-1 B.S and M.Sc
CH-449 and 454 Chemical Thermodynamics B.S and M.Sc.
Physical Chemistry Paper III and CH-353 Physical Chemistry-II B.S and M.Sc.
MATH-200 and CH-50 Basic Mathematics for Chemistry B.S and M.Sc
CH-451 and CH-466 Chemistry of Colloids and Surfactants B.S and M.Sc.
CH-668 Advance solution Chemistry M.S/M.Phil/Ph.D
CH-666 Advance Electrochemistry M.S/M.Phil/Ph.D
CH-672 Advance colloids and surfactants M.S/M.Phil/PhD
CH-993 Review Papers writing M.S/M.Phil/PhD
ESD-791 Applied Research Methodology PhD
CH-452  Quantum Chemistry M.Sc
Physical Chem. Labs-I-IV BS and M.Sc

Supervised the thesis of 7 PhD and 31 MS students.