Name: Dr. Naveed Kausar Janjua
Designation: Professor (Tenured)
Department: Chemistry (Physical Section)
Qualifications: Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. Pakistan
Post-Doc in Fuel Cell Research, University of St Andrews, UK.
Phone: +92 51 9064-2146
 Web of Science Researcher ID AAU-8349-2021
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Physical Chemistry

(Electrochemistry, Nanomaterials, Electrocatalysis)

Research Areas/Areas of Expertise:

My research interests pertain to current and potential applications as well as new
methodologies in material science and electrochemistry; to name a few:
• Electrochemistry and fuel cell research with emphasis on SOFCs, PEMFCs
• Material characterization for SOFCs and fuel cell development
• Designing simple synthesis routes for electroactive nanomaterials for electrodes.

  • The water contamination problem-solving with simple metal oxides and composites
  • Functional nanomaterials like metal oxides for electrochemical applications
  • Electrocatalysis using versatile materials.

Research Projects (selected)

  1. HEC NRPU: Metal complexation of flavonoids:Spectroscopic and electrochemical studies towards drug development, 3.641 million, 2012-2015
  2. HEC NRPU: Development of materials for fuel cell applications, 8.074 million, 2016-2019
  3. URF QAU: Study of the effect of various chelating agents on synthesis, structural and electrochemical properties of LiMO2 (M = Co, Ni, Mn, etc.), 100,000 PKR, 2006-2007

Courses Taught:


1) Advanced Molecular Spectroscopy 2) Electrode Processes
3) Advanced Nuclear & Radiation Chemistry.


1) Physical Chemistry-I, 2) Physical Chemistry Labs-I, II, III, IV. 3) Electrochemistry,

4) Nuclear and Radiation Chemistry, 5) Chemical Thermodynamics, 6) Solid State Chemistry,

7) Molecular Spectroscopy.

Instrumentation Available (Focal Person):

Workstation Gamry 1000Ref for Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) and Voltammetric (CV) Applications;

Open-flange for fuel cell testing under different gases;

HT-EIS; Manual Tape-caster;

Roller mill for particle sizing.

Recent Selected Publications:

  1. “Sol-Gel Synthesized High Entropy Metal Oxides as High-Performance Catalysts for Electrochemical Water Oxidation”, Muhammad Asim, Akbar Hussain, Safia Khan, Javeria Arshad, Tehmeena Maryum Butt, Amina Hana, Mehwish Munawar, Farhat Saira, Malika Rani, Arshad Mahmood, Naveed Kausar Janjua*, Molecules, 2022, 27, 5951. (IF = 4.927)
  2. “Electrokinetic Analysis of Water Oxidation on Alumina Supported Silver Oxide Nanopowders”, Tehmeena Maryum Butt; Azmat Ullah; Naveed Kausar Janjua*, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 2022, 907, 116053. (IF = 4.464)
  3. “Synthesis of novel (Be,Mg,Ca,Sr,Zn,Ni)3O4 high entropy oxide with characterization of structural and functional properties and electrochemical applications”, Javeria Arshad*, Naveed Kauser Janjua*, Rizwan Raza, Journal of Electrochemical Science and Technology, 2021, 12(1), 112-125. (IF = 1.523)
  4. “Promoting effect of ruthenium, platinum and palladium on alumina supported cobalt catalysts for ultimate generation of hydrogen from hydrazine”, Naveeda Firdous*, Naveed Kausar Janjua*, Muhammad Hamid Sarwar Wattoo, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2020, 45, 21573-21587. (IF = 7.139)
  5. “Electrochemical Performance of Carbon Modified LiNiPO4 as Li-Ion Battery Cathode: A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Study”, Mehwish Huma Nasir, Naveed Kauser Janjua*, Jay Santoki, Journal of Electrochemical Society, 2020, 167(13), 130526. (IF = 4.316)
  6. “B-site doping in lanthanum cerate nanomaterials for water electrocatalysis”, Tehmeena Maryum Butt, Naveed Kausar Janjua*, Ayesha Mujtaba, et al., Journal of Electrochemical Society, 2020, 167, (IF = 4.316)
  7. “CoPtx/γ-Al2O3 bimetallic nanoalloys as promising catalysts for hydrazine electrooxidation”, Naveeda Firdous, Naveed Kausar Janjua, Heliyon, 2019, 5, 01380. (IF = 3.776)

Conferences (selected)

  1. Talk: Fabrication of CoIrx/γ-Al2O3 Modified Electrode and use in Electrochemical Oxidation of Hydrazine. Naveed Kausar Janjua, Naveeda Firdous 4th International Nanoenergy 2017 Conference, Aalto University Espoo Helsinki, Finland.
  2. Invited Talk: Doped Lanthanum Cerate Catalytic Materials for Fuel cell Applications,  3rd International Conference on Battery and Fuel Cell Technology, September 10-11, 2018 London, UK
  3. Invited Talk (online): Functional Materials for Facilitation in Water Oxidation Reaction, 2021, International Symposium on the Cooperation and Integration of Industry,  Education ,Research and Application of New Materials China Ministry of Education and Shaanxi Ministry of Education China.

Extra Information:

Supervised 12 Ph.D. and 48 M.Phil. students and 4 more in each category are currently doing research.

  1. Head of the Physical section in the Department of Chemistry, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad from March 2016 to 31-08-2016 semester & for 08-2019
  2. Life member of The Chemical Society of Pakistan (CSP)
  3. Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry, (FRSC) UK 2014- to-date
  4. Member of the Pakistan Universities Coordination Council since 1-9-2022
  5. Member of The International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) US, 2010-2016
  6. Member of The American Chemical Society (ACS) 2014- to-2016
  7. Member of the Academic Council of the Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad
  8. Member of the Academic Council of the Govt. College University Rawalpindi, 2020
  9. Member of the TRC of the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University Peshawar, 2019-21
  10. Invited meeting at MoST Islamabad Pakistan on Hydrogen Fuel Energy, June 2013
  11. Member of The International Bioelectrochemical Society (BES) for 2010-2012.
  12. Coordinated 20th National and 8th International Chemistry Conference, 15-16th Feb, 2010