Name:  Dr. Syed Mujtaba shah

Designation: Associate Professor

Contact Details:  smschem69@yahoo.com, s.mujtaba@qau.edu.pk

092-51-90642205

 

Educational Qualification:

 

Ph.D  University of AIX-Marseille II, France

 

Specialization:

 

Physical Chemistry, Photochemistry, Photovoltaics

 

Research Areas/Areas of Expertise:

  • Organic-Inorganic nanohybrid materials, Synthesis, characterization and applications in solar cells.
  • Surface fnctionalization and Surface chemistry.
  • Photo-electrochemistry.
  • Fabrication and characterization of Hybrid, BHJ and Dye sensitized solar cells.
  • Phtocatalysis and Photovoltaics

 

Awards and Grants:

  • Awarded merit scholarship for PhD studies in France by the Higher Education of Pakistan.
  • Awarded research project, ( No-20-/2329/NRPU/R&D/HEC/12) harvesting solar energy with hybrid bulk heterojunction solar cells. (Rs 8.8 millions) by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.
  • Awarded Research project No: 6169/Federal/NRPU/R&D/HEC/2016, Synthesis and characterization of cost-effectiveNanohybrid material for photoelectrochemical solar cells (Rs 2019127) by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.
  • Awarded Post doctorate Scholarship by French Embassy Pakistan 2015-16.
  • Awarded Performance based increment for the year 2016 by Quaid-iAzam University Islamabad Pakistan

 

 

Recent Publications:

  1. Remy, S.; Shah, S. M.; Martini, C.; Poize, G.; Margeat, O.; Heynderickx, A.; Ackermann, J.; Fages, F., Functionalization of zinc oxide nanorods with diarylethene-based photochromic compounds. Dyes and Pigments 2011, 89, (3), 266-270. IF 3.47

 

  1. Shah, S. M.; Martini, C.; Ackermann, J.; Fages, F., Photoswitching in azobenzene self-assembled monolayers capped on zinc oxide: Nanodots vs nanorods. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 2012, 367, (1), 109-114. IF 4.23

 

  1. Shah, S. M.; Kira, A.; Imahori, H.; Ferry, D.; Brisset, H.; Fages, F.; Ackermann, J., Co-grafting of porphyrins and fullerenes on ZnO nanorods: Towards supramolecular donor-acceptor assembly. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 2012, 386, (1), 268-276. I.F 4.23

 

  1. Ali, R. N.; Naz, H.; Shah, S. M., Sulphonic acid functionalized porphyrin grafted ZnO nanorods: Synthesis, characterization and applications in the solid state dye sensitized solar cells. Dyes and Pigments 2013, 99, (3), 571-576. I.F =3.47

 

  1. Shahzad, N.; Shah, S. M.; Munir, S.; Hana, A.; Jabeen, U.; Nosheen, E.; Habib, B.; Khan, A.; Hassan, Z.; Siddiq, M.; Hussain, H., Charge-Transfer Complexation at Carminic Acid-CdS Interface and Its Impact on the Efficiency of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. Journal of Electronic Materials 2015, 44, (4), 1167-1174. I.F. 1.58

 

  1. Shah, S. M.; Iqbal, Z.; Iqbal, M.; Shahzad, N.; Hana, A.; Hussain, H.; Raheel, M., Role of pristine and acid-functionalized fullerene on breaking dye aggregates and its impact on the efficiency of dye sensitized solar cells. australian Journal of Chemistry 2014, 67, 819-825. I.F. 1.33

 

  1. Shah, S. M.; Naz, H.; Ali, R. N.; Alam, F.-e.; Ali, A.; Farooq, M.; Shah, A.; Badshah, A.; Siddiq, M.; Waseem, A., Optical and morphological studies of transition metal doped ZnO nanorods and their applications in hybrid bulk heterojunction solar cells. Arabian Journal of Chemistry 2017, 10, 1118–1124. I.F = 4.55

 

  1. Munir, S.; Shah, S. M.; Hussain, H.; Siddiq, M., Adsorption of porphyrin and carminic acid on TiO2 nanoparticles: A photo-active nano-hybrid material for hybrid bulk heterojunction solar cells. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology 2015, 153, 397-404. I.F. 3.05.

 

  1. Jabeen, U.; Shah, S. M.; Hussain, N.; Alam, F.; Ali, A.; Khan, A.; Khan, S. U., Synthesis, characterization, band gap tuning and applications of Cd-doped ZnS nanoparticles in hybrid solar cells. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry 2016, 325, 29-38. I.F. 2.63.

 

  1. Ali, A.; Shah, S. M.; Bozar, S.; Kazici, M.; Keskin, B.; Kaleli, M.; Akyürekli, S.; Günes S., Metal-free polymer/MWCNT composite fiber as an efficient counter electrode in fiber shape dye-sensitized solar cells. Nanotechnology 2016, 27, 384003. F. 3.44.

 

  1. Ali, A.; Shehzad. K.; Rehman, F-U.; Shah, S. M.; Khurram, M.; Mumtaz, M.; Sagar, R-U. R., Flexible, Low Cost, and Platinum-Free Counter Electrode for Efficient Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. ACS applied Materials and Interfaces 2016, 8, 25353−25360. F. 7.50.

 

 

  1. Chapel, A.; Dkhil, S. B.; Therias,S.; Gardette, J-L.; Hannani, D.; Poize, G.; Gaceur, M.; Shah, S. M.; Wong-Wah-Chung, P.; Videlot-Ackermann, C.; Margeat, O.; Rivaton, A.; Ackermann, J., Effect of ZnO nanoparticles on the photochemical and electronic stability of P3HT used in polymer solar cells. Solar energy materials and solar cells 2016, 155, 79-87.  F. 4.78.

 

  1. Nosheen, E.; Shah, S. M.; Hussain, H.; Murtaza. G., Photo-sensitization of ZnS nanoparticles with renowned ruthenium dyes N3, N719 and Z907 for application in solid state dye sensitized solar cells: A comparative study. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology 2016, 162, 583-591. F. 2.67.

 

  1. Nosheen, E.; Shah, S. M.; Z., Ru-dye grafted CdS and reduced graphene oxide Ru/CdS/rGO composite: An efficient and photo tuneable electrode material for solid state dye sensitized polymer solar cells. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology 2017, 167, 117-127. I.F. 2.67.

 

  1. Jabeen, U.; Shah, S. M.; Khan, S. U., Photo catalytic degradation of Alizarin red S using ZnS and cadmium doped ZnS nanoparticles under unfiltered sunlight. Surfaces and Interfaces 2017, 6, 40-49. F.  1.39

 

 

  1. Munir, S.; Dionysiou, D. D.; Khan, S. B.; Shah, S. M.; Adhikari, B.; Shah, A., Development of photocatalysts for selective and efficient organic transformations. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology 2015, 148, 209-222. F. 2.67.

 

  1. Munir, S.; Shah, S. M.; Hussain, H.; Khan, R. A., Effect of carrier concentration on the optical band gap of TiO2 Materials and design 2016, 92, 64-72. I.F. 4.36

 

  1. Ahmad, I.; Shah, S. M.; Ashiq, M. N.; Khan, R. A., Effect of Nd 3+ and Cd 2+ ions co-substitution on the dielectric and electron transport properties of spinel strontium nanoferrites. Ceramics International 2016, 42, 12763-12770. F.  2.99

 

 

  1. Ahmad, I.; Shah, S. M.; Ashiq, M. N.; Nawaz, F.; Shah, A.; Siddiq, M.; Fahim, I.; Khan, S-U., Fabrication of Nd3+ and Mn2+ ions Co-doped Spinal Strontium Nanoferrites for High Frequency Device Applications. Journal of Electronic Materials 2016, 15, 4979–4988. F. 1.58

 

 

  1. Rasheed, S.; Aziz, H. S.; Khan, R. A.; Khan, A. M.; Rahim, A.; Nisar, J.; Shah, S. M.; Iqbal, F.; Khan, A. R., Effect of Li-Cu doping on structural, electrical and magnetic properties of cobalt ferrite nanoparticles. Ceramics International 2016, 42, 3666-3672. F.  2.99

 

 

  1. Shah, A.; Ullah, A.; Rauf, A.; Rehman, Z.-u.; Shujah, S.; Shah, S. M.; Waseem, A., Detailed Electrochemical Probing of a Biologically Active Isoquinoline. Journal of The Electrochemical Society 2013, 160, (9), H597-H603. F 3.26

 

  1. Farooqi, Z. H.; Khan, H. U.; Shah, S. M.; Siddiq, M., Stability of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-co-acrylic acid) polymer microgels under various conditions of temperature, pH and salt concentration. Arabian Journal of Chemistry 2017, 10, 329-335 . F 4.55

 

  1. Munir, S.; Shah, A.; Rana, U. A.; Shakir, I.; Zia ur, R.; Shah, S. M., Probing of the pH-Dependent Redox Mechanism of a Biologically Active Compound, 5,8-Dihydroxynaphthalene-1,4-dione. Australian Journal of Chemistry 2014, 67, (2), 206-212.F 1.33

 

  1. Hussain, H.; Shah, S. M., Recent developments in nanostructured polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane-based materials via ‘controlled’ radical polymerization. Polymer International 2014, 63, (5), 835-847. F 2.07

 

  1. Munir, A.; Ullah, I.; Shah, A.; Rana, U. A.; Khan, S. U.-D.; Adhikari, B.; Shah, S. M.; Khan, S. B.; Kraatz, H.-B.; Badshah, A., Synthesis, Spectroscopic Characterization and pH Dependent Electrochemical Fate of Two Non-Ionic Surfactants. Journal of The Electrochemical Society 2014, 161, (14), H885-H890. F. 3.26

 

  1. Ullah, A.; Ullah, S.; Khan, G. S.; Shah, S. M.; Hussain, Z.; Mohammad, S.; Siddiq, M.; Hussain, H., Water Soluble Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane Based Amphiphilic Hybrid Polymers: Synthesis, Self-Assembly, and Applications. European Polymer Journal. 2016, 75, ( ), 67-92. F. 3.53

 

  1. Aziz, H. S.; Rasheed, S.; Khan, R. A.; Rahim, A.; Nisar, J.; Shah, S. M.; Iqbal, F.; Khan, A. R.;  Evaluation of electrical, dielectric and magnetic characteristics of Al–La doped nickel spinel ferrites. RSC Advances. 2016, 6, (8), 6589-6597. F. 3.11

 

  1. Jabeen, U.; Adhikari, T.; Shah, S. M.; Pathak, D.; Nunzi, J-M., Synthesis, characterization and photovoltaic performance of Mn-doped ZnS quantum dots- P3HT hybrid bulk heterojunction solar cells Optical materials. 2017, 73, (), 754762 F. 2.24

 

 

  1. Ullah, S.; Khan, A. Z.; Ullaha, A.; Muhammada, S.; Iqbal, Z.; Ali, Z.; Shah, S. M.; Siddiq, M.; Hussain., H., Synthesis and Characterization of Pentablock Copolymers Based on Pluronic® L64 and Poly(methyl methacrylate). Polymer Science Series B 2015, 57, 659-668. F. 0.62

 

  1. Jabeen, U.; Adhikari, T.; Shah, S. M.; P. Dinesh, Wagner, T.; Nunzi, J-M., Photovoltaic performance of P3HT- Porphyrin functionalized 1D CdS nanostructured organic inorganic bulk heterojunction hybrid solar cells The European Physical journal Applied Physics. 2017, 78, (3), 34809 F. 0.68

 

  1. Jabeen, U.; Adhikari, T.; Shah, S.M.; Nunzi, J-M.; Badshah, A.; Ahmad, I., Enhancement of efficiency by embedding ZnS and Mn-doped ZnS nanoparticles in P3HT: PCBM hybrid solid state solar cells The European Physical journal Applied Physics. 2017, 78, (3), 34810  F. 0.68

 

  1. Jabeen, U.; Adhikari, T.; Shah, S.M.; Pathak, D.; Wagner, T.; Nunzi, J-M., Influence of the dopant concentration on structural, optical and photovoltaic properties of Cu-doped ZnS nanocrystals based bulk heterojunction hybrid solar cells The European Physical journal Applied Physics. 2017, 78, (3), 34811 F. 0.68

 

  1. Rasheed, S.; Khan, R.A.; Shah, F.; Ismail, B.;Nisar, J.; Shah, S. M.; Rahim, A.; Khan, A. R., Enhancement of Electrical and Magnetic Properties of cobalt ferrite nanoparticles by co-substitution of Li-Cd ions Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials. 2019, 471, 236-241  F. 3.046
  2. Ullah, A.; Shah, S.M.; Hussain, H., Amphiphilic tadpole-shaped POSS-poly (glycerol methacrylate) hybrid polymers: synthesis and self-assembly Journal of Polymer Research. 2019, 26, (1), 4 F.
  3. Ullah, A.; Ullah, S.; Mahmood, N.; Shah, S.M.; Hussain, Z.; Hussain, H., Effect of polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane nanocage on the crystallization behavior of PEG5k‐b‐P (MA‐POSS) diblock copolymers achieved via atom transfer radical polymerization Polymer Crystallization. 2019, (), e10058 F. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/pcr2.10058

 

  1. Jabeen, U.; Adhikari, T.; Shah, S. M.; P. Dinesh, Kumar, V.; Nunzi, J-M.; Aamir, M.; Mushtaq, A., Synthesis, Characterization and Photovoltaic applications of noble metal–doped ZnS quantum dots Chinese Journal of Physics. 2019, 58, (3), 348-362 F.
  2. Saboor, A,; Shah, S. M.; Hussain, H., Band gap tuning and applications of ZnO nanorods in hybrid solar cell: Ag-doped verses Nd-doped ZnO nanorods Material Science in Semiconductor Processes. 2019, 93, 215-225 F.

 

 

  1. Hussain, M. N.; Shah, S. M.; Badshah, A.; Shabir, G,; Bhatti, A. S,; Bahadur, A.; Saboor, A.; Iqbal, S.; Khan, K.,Iron and nickel doped tin (IV) oxide nanosheets: Synthesis, characterization and applications in hybrid solar cells Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures. 2019, 108, 307-316 F. 2.4

 

  1. Farooq, Z.; Ali, R.; Qurashi, U.S.; Mahmood, M. HR.; Yaseen, M.; Qayyum, M.A.; Hussain, M. N.; Shah, S. M.; T., Spectroscopic studies of laser produced plasma of doped nano-structured material by laser induced breakdown spectroscopy Physics of Plasmas. 2018, 25, 093106. I.F 1.9

 

  1. Jabeen, U.; Adhikari, T.; Shah, S.M.; Khan, S-U,; Pathak, D.; Nunzi, J-M., Merocyanine-540 grafted on ZnS and CdS nanocrystals- An approach for enhancing the efficiency of inorganic- organic hybrid solar cell Optical Materials. 2018, 83, 165-175. F 2.32

 

  1. Perveen, T,; Ullah, S,; Siddiq, M.; Shah, S. M.; Khan, A. M.; Hussain, H., Amphiphilic comb-like pentablock copolymers of Pluronic L64 and poly(ethylene glycol)methyl ether methacrylate: synthesis by ATRP, self-assembly, and clouding behavior Iranian Polymer Journal. 2018, 27, (5), 297-306. F. 1.28

 

 

  1. Ali, A.; Kazici, M.; Bozar, S.; Keskin, B.; Kaleli, M.;Shah, S. M.; Gunes, S., Laminated Carbon Nanotubes for the Facile Fabrication of Cost-Effective Polymer Solar Cells ACS Applied Energy Materials. 2018, 1, (3) 1226-1232. F.

 

  1. Jabeen, U.; Adhikari, T.; Pathak, D.; Shah, S.M.; Nunzi, J-M.,Structural, Optical and Photovoltaic properties of P3HT and Mn-doped CdS quantum dots based bulk hetrojunction hybrid layers Optical Materials. 2018, 78, 132-141F 2.32

 

  1. Rehman, S. U.; Shah, S. M.; Siddiq, M., Synthesis and optical studies of silver nanoparticles(Ag NPs) and their hybrids of smart plymer microgel. Journal of the Chemical Society of Pakistan. 2013, 35, (3), 717-725. F 0.327

 

  1. Shah, L. A.; Farooqi, Z. H.; Naeem, H.; Shah, S. M.; Siddiq, M., Synthesis and Characterization of Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Hybrid Microgels with different Cross-linker Contents. Journal of the Chemical Society of Pakistan. 2014, 36, (03), 1522-1529. F  0.327

 

  1. Shabbeer, H. S.; Khan, A. M.; Shah, A.; Rehman, Z.-U.; Shah, S. M.; Khan, A. Y.; Shah, S. S., Effect of Acidic and Basic Conditions on the Plasmon Band of Colloidal Silver. Walailak Journal of Science and Technology (WJST) 2012, 9, (3), 229-237.F 0.086

 

  1. Haider, I.; Siddiq, M.; Shah, S. M.; Saif-ur-Rehman., Synthesis and characterization of multi-responsive Poly(NIPAm-co-AAC) microgels. IOP Material Science and Engineering 2014, 60, 0120246. F 0.32

 

Courses Taught: …Photochemistry, Photovoltaics, Nuclear and Radiation Chemistry, Surface Chemistry, Chemical Thermodynamics, Chemical Kinetics, Physical chemistry-351, Physical Chemistry-352, Advanced Spectroscopy and Polymers.

Extra Information:

Ph.D produced:

 

S.NO. Name of Student Thesis Title Year of Passing
1. Miss Shamsa Munir Synthesis, Characterization, Band gap Tuning and Photosensitization of TiO2 Nanoparticles for Applications in Hybrid Solar Cells 2016
2. Mr. Iqbal Ahmad Studies on Structural, Dielectric and Charge Transport Properties of Spinel Pure and Substituted Strontium Nanoferrites 2017
3. Mr. Abid Ali Free-Standing MWCNTs as Electrode Materials for Flexible Energy Harvesting Devices 2017
4. Miss Erum Nosheen Band gap Tuning, Photo-sensitization and Applications of ZnS and CdS Nanoparticles in Solid State Dye Sensitized Solar Cells 2018
5. Miss Uzma Jabeen Transition Metal Doped ZnS based Photoactive nanohybrid material: Synthesis, Characterization and  applications in hybrid solar cells 2018