Name: Dr. Afzal Shah
Designation: Tenured Associate Professor
Department: Chemistry
Qualifications: Ph.D  (Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad)Post Doctorate (University of Toronto, Canada)
Phone: +92-51 9064-2110
Email: afzals_qau@yahoo.com
Status: On Job
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Research Interests/Publications/Conferences/Research Projects

Specialization: Physical Chemistry

Research Areas/Areas of Expertise: Electrochemistry

Awards and Grants:

Best QAU researcher award of 2013 as Gold Medal

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:

 

Complete Name of Journal Title of the Publication Year Published
ACS Omega Calix [4] arene Derivative-Modified Glassy Carbon Electrode: A New Sensing Platform for Rapid, Simultaneous, and Picomolar Detection of Zn (II), Pb (II), As (III), and Hg (II) 2019
Electrochimica Acta Amino acid functionalized glassy carbon electrode for the simultaneous detection of thallium and mercuric ions 2019
Electroanalysis Development of a Surfactant/Platinum Composite for Sensitive Cardio‐selective Beta Blocker Detection and their Theoretical Studies 2019
Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis A Novel Electrochemical Nanosensor Based on NH2-Functionalized Multi Walled Carbon Nanotubes for the Determination of Catechol-Orto-Methyltransferase Inhibitor Entacapone 2019
Journal of The Electrochemical Society Development of a Highly Sensitive Electrochemical Sensing Platform for the Trace Level Detection of Lead Ions 2019
Bioelectrochemistry Electrochemical, spectroscopic and molecular docking studies on the interaction of calcium channel blockers with dsDNA 2019
Electroanalysis NH2‐Functionalized Multi Walled Carbon Nanotubes Decorated with ZnO Nanoparticles and Graphene Quantum Dots for Sensitive Assay of Pimozide 2019
Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry A novel electrochemical method for the detection of oxymetazoline drug based on MWCNTs and TiO2 nanoparticles 2019
Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical Carbon quantum dots co-catalyzed with multiwalled carbon nanotubes and silver nanoparticles modified nanosensor for the electrochemical assay of anti-HIV drug Rilpivirine 2019
Journal of The Electrochemical Society Development of a Selective Electrochemical Sensing Platform for the Simultaneous Detection of Tl+, Cu2+, Hg2+, and Zn2+ Ions 2018
Sustainable Energy & Fuels Heteroatom-doped carbonaceous electrode materials for high performance energy storage devices 2018
Journal of The Electrochemical Society Sensitive and Selective Detection of Multiple Metal Ions Using Amino Acids Modified Glassy Carbon Electrodes 2018
New Journal of Chemistry Thiamine-functionalized silver nanoparticles for the highly selective and sensitive colorimetric detection of Hg 2+ ions 2018
Applied Surface Science One-pot facile synthesis of the ZnO/ZnSe heterostructures for efficient photocatalytic degradation of azo dye 2018
Chemical Engineering Journal Stimuli-responsive peptide-based biomaterials as drug delivery systems 2018
Electrochimica Acta Two dimensional holey carbon nanosheets assisted by calcium acetate for high performance supercapacitor 2018
Electrochimica Acta Carbamazepine coated silver nanoparticles for the simultaneous electrochemical sensing of specific food toxins 2018
Nanomedicine: an effective tool in cancer therapy Nanomedicine: An effective tool in cancer therapy 2018
Global Challenges, Ionic Liquids as Environmentally Benign Electrolytes for High‐Performance Supercapacitors 2018
New Journal of Chemistry

ISSN: 1369-9261

Thiamine-functionalized silver nanoparticles for the highly selective and sensitive colorimetric detection of Hg 2+ ions 2018
Applied Surface Science

ISSN: 0169-4332

Broccoli-like porous carbon nitride from ZIF-8 and melamine for high performance supercapacitors 2018
Electrochimica Acta

ISSN: 0013-4686

Gold copper alloy nanoparticles (Au-Cu NPs) modified electrode as an enhanced electrochemical sensing platform for the detection of persistent toxic organic pollutants 2017
Journal of The Electrochemical Society

ISSN‎: ‎0013-4651

Gold-Ruthenium Alloy Nanoparticles Modified Glassy Carbon Electrode as a Sensing Platform for the Trace Level Detection of Indol-3-Carbaldehyde 2017
Electrochimica Acta

ISSN: 0013-4686

Highly sensitive and selective electrochemical sensor for the trace level detection of mercury and cadmium 2017
Electrochimica Acta

ISSN: 0013-4686

Surfactant modified glassy carbon electrode as an efficient sensing platform for the detection of Cd (ӏӏ) and Hg (ӏӏ) 2017
Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy

ISSN: 1386-1425

Synthesis, pH dependent photometric and electrochemical investigation, redox mechanism and biological applications of novel Schiff base and its metallic derivatives 2017
Journal of The Electrochemical Society

ISSN‎: ‎0013-4651

An Electrochemical Sensing Platform for the Trace Level Detection of Copper 2017
Journal of The Electrochemical Society

ISSN‎: ‎0013-4651

Monitoring of an Anti-Ulcer Drug Rabeprazole Using Au-Pt Bimetallic Alloy Nanoscale Electrochemical Sensor 2017
Renewable Energy

ISSN: 0960-1481

Enhanced biodiesel production from Jatropha oil using calcined waste animal bones as catalyst 2017
Chemical Reviews

ISSN · 0009-2665

 

Micelles as Soil and Water Decontamination Agents 2016
Journal of The Electrochemical Society

ISSN‎: ‎0013-4651

 

Redox Mechanism, Antioxidant Activity and Computational Studies of Triazole and Phenol Containing Schiff Bases 2016
Electrochimica Acta

ISSN: 0013-4686

 

Development of surfactant based electrochemical sensor for the trace level detection of mercury 2016
Journal of The Electrochemical Society

ISSN‎: ‎0013-4651

 

 

pH and Temperature Responsive Electrooxidation and Antioxidant Activity of Indole-3-Carbaldehyde 2016

 

Books: Afzal Shah (Editor and Author) “New Developments in Nanosensors for Pharmaceutical Analysis”, Elsevier Academic Press, 430 pages

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.