Name: Dr. Amir Waseem
Designation: Professor
Contact Details: .+92-51-90642021

Educational Qualification: PhD
Specialization: Analytical Chemistry.
Research Areas/Areas of Expertise:

Flow Injection Analysis, Chemiluminescence.

Awards and Grants:
• HEC Research Project 6172/Federal/NRPU/R&D/HEC/2016 "Development and
applications of Engineered nanoclay composite materials for food toxins remediation
and hydrogen storage" PKR. 4.2 million, Awarded 2017.
• HEC Research Project Federal/NRPU/R&D/HEC/2018 New heterogeneous
ceramic/porcelain supported Ti/Sr catalyst for fatty acid methyl ester (biodiesel)
generation. Accepted 2019, Co-PI, 3.35 million.
• HEC Research Project 9139/Federal/NRPU/R&D/HEC/2018. Environmental
Monitoring and Assessment of Disinfection By-products (DBPs) within Municipal
Drinking Water Supply Network of Bahawalpur City, Southern Punjab. Accepted 2019,
Co-PI, 8.9 million.

Instrumentation Available (Focal Person):

Hydrothermal Reactor, Parr Instruments USA.

Recent Publications: 53 (Last Five years).

1. Fouzia Noreen, Ashif Sajjad, Khalid Mahmood, Muhammad Anwar, Manzar Zahra,
Amir Waseem. Human biomonitoring of trace elements in scalp hair from healthy
population of Pakistan. Biological Trace Element Research. (online 2019)
2. Nasira Wahab, Muhammad Saeed, Muhammad Ibrahim, Akhtar Munir,
Muhammad Saleem, Manzar Zahra, Amir Waseem. Synthesis, characterization
and applications of silk/bentonite clay composite for heavy metal removal from
aqueous solution. Frontiers in Chemistry, 7; article:654 (2019) doi:
3. Muhammad Saeed, Mamoona Munir, Muhammad Nafees, Shoaib Ahmed Shah,
Haseeb Ullah, Amir Waseem. Synthesis, characterization and applications of
silylation based grafted bentonite for the removal of Sudan dyes: Isothermal,
Kinetic and Thermodynamic studies. Microporous & Mesoporous Materials. 291
(2020) 109697.
4. Muhammad Jawad. Abdul Faheem Khan, Amir Waseem, Afzal Hussain Kamboh.
Muhammad Mohsin, Sohail Anjum Shahzad, Sajid Hussain Shah, Sanjay Mathur,
Ahson Jabbar Shaikh. Effect of gold nanoparticles on transmittance and
conductance of graphene oxide thin films and efficiency of perovskite solar cells.
Applied Nanoscience (online 2019)
5. Muhammad Asghar, Mohammad Yaqoob, Masood Ahmed Siddiqui, Nusrat
Munawar Amir Waseem, and Abdul Nabi. Chemiluminescence determination of
manganese(II) based on diperiodatonickelate(IV)-rhodamine 6G reaction.
Luminescence (online 2019)
6. A. Morsy, M. H. Taha, M. Saeed, Amir Waseem, M.M. Elmaadawy. Isothermal,
kinetic and thermodynamic studies for solid phase extraction of uranium (VI) via
hydrazine impregnated carbon-based material as efficient adsorbent. Nuclear
Science and Techniques 30(11) 167 (2019).

7. Hussain Ullah, Viola Previtali, Helene B. Mihigo, Brendan Twamley, Muhammad
Khawar Rauf, Fatima Javed, Amir Waseem, Robert J. Baker, Isabel Rozas.
Structure-Activity Relationships of New Organotin(IV) Anticancer Agents and their
Cytotoxicity Profile on HL-60, MCF-7 and HeLa Human Cancer Cell
Lines.European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 181, 111544 (2019).
8. Muhammad Jawad, Shazia Ali, Amir Waseem, Faiz Rabbani, Bilal Ahmad Zafar
Amin, Muhammad Bilal and Ahson J. Shaikh. A Plasmonic effects and size relation
of gold-platinum alloy nanoparticles. Advances in Nano Research. 7(3) (2019) 167-
178. DOI:10.12989/anr.2019.7.3.167.
9. Mamoona Munir, Mushtaq Ahmad, Amir Waseem, Muhammad Zafar, Muhammad
Saeed, Aneela Wakeel, Moona Nazish and Shazia Sultana. Scanning Electron
Microscopy Leads to Identification of Novel Non-Edible Oil Seeds as Energy
Crops. Microscopy Research and Technique. 109 (2019) 321-332. DOI:
10. Mamoona Munir, Muhammad Saeed, Mushtaq Ahmad, Amir Waseem,
Muhammad Arshad, and Shazia Sultana. Sustainable Production of Bioenergy
from Novel Non-Edible Seed Oil (Prunus cerasoides) using Bimetallic Impregnated
Montmorillonite Clay Catalyst. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews 109
(2019) 321–332.
11. Maryam T. Akhtar, Mushtaq Ahmad, Anjuman Shaheen, Muhammad Zafar, Riaz
Ullah, Maliha Asma, Shazia Sultana, Mamoona Munir, Neelam Rashid, Khafsa
Malik, Muhammad Saeed, Amir Waseem. Comparative Study of Liquid Biodiesel
from Sterculia foetida (Bottle tree) using CuO.CeO2 and Fe2O3 Nano catalysts.
Frontiers in Energy Research. 7:4 (2019) 1-15. (doi: 10.3389/fenrg.2019.00004).
12. Saba Tahir, Tariq Mahmood, Faiqa Dastgir, Ihsan ul-Haq, Amir Waseem, Umer
Rashid. Design, Synthesis and Anti-bacterial Studies of Piperazine Derivatives
against Drug Resistant Bacteria. European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 166
(2019) 224-231.
13. Fatima Khan, Mohammad Yaqoob, Muhammad Asghar, Shahzia Iqbal, Samar Ali,
Amir Waseem and Abdul Nabi. Surfactant Enhanced Flow Injection

Chemiluminescence method for Vitamin D3 Determination in Pharmaceutical
Formulations. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular
Spectroscopy 208 (2019) 150–156.
14. Attiq-Ur-Rehman Kakar, Naqeebullah Khan, Samiullah, Naeemullah, Amir
Waseem and Fazal Ur Rehman. The Applications of Flow Injection Analysis
Coupled with Luminol Chemiluminescence in Basic Medium. Journal of the
Chemical Society of Pakistan. 40(6), (2018) 1103-1117.
15. Ahson Jabbar Shaikh, Maria Batool, Muhammad Arfat Yameen, and Amir
Waseem. Plasmonic effects, size and biological activity relationship of Au-Ag alloy
nanoparticles. Journal of Nano Research 54 (2018) 98-111.
16. Waqas Shah, Amir Waseem, Muhammad Arif Nadeem, Paul Kögerler. Leaching
free encapsulation of cobalt based polyoxometalates in MIL-100 (Fe) for highly
reproducible photocatalytic water oxidation. Applied Catalysis A: General. 567
(2018) 132-138. (
17. Jahan Zaib Arshad, Muhammad Hanif, Ayesha Zafar, Sanam Movassaghi, Kelvin
K. H. Tong, Johannes Reynisson, Mario Kubanik, Amir Waseem, Tilo Sçhnel,
Stephen M. F. Jamieson, and Christian G. Hartinger. Organoruthenium and
Organoosmium Complexes of 2-Pyridinecarbothioamides Functionalized with a
Sulfonamide Motif: Synthesis, Cytotoxicity and Biomolecule Interactions.
ChemPlusChem 83, (2018), 612 – 619.
18. Shabeeb Hussain, Mohammad Mahdi Tavakoli, Aashir Waleed, Umar Siddique
Virk, Shihe Yang, Amir Waseem, Zhiyong Fan, and Muhammad Arif Nadeem.
Nanotextured Spikes of α‑Fe2O3/NiFe2O4 Composite for Efficient
Photoelectrochemical Oxidation of Water. Langmuir 34(12) (2018), 3555–3564
DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b02786.
19. Syed Shoaib Ahmad Shah, Tayyaba Najam, Dan Cheng, Abdul Hafeez, Yi Lu,
Amir Waseem. Nano-Metal Organic Frame Work an Excellent Tool for
BIOMEDICAL IMAGING. Current Medical Imaging Reviews. 14 (5)(2018) 669-674.
DOI: 10.2174/1573405613666170919151454.
20. Tayyaba Najam, Syed Shoaib Ahmad Shah, Khalid Mehmood, Ahmad Ud Din,
Sabeena Rizwan, Muhammad Ashfaq, Salma Shaheen, Amir Waseem. An

overview on the progress and development on metals/non-metal catalyzed
Cyanation reaction. Inorganica Chimica Acta, 469 (2018) 408–423. DOI:
21. Laiba Saleem, A.A. Altaf, A. Badshah, M. K. Rauf, Amir Waseem, M. Danish, S. S.
Azam, M. N. Arshad, A. M. Asiri, S. Ahmad, R. Gul. Structural Investigations, Anti-
Leishmanial, Antibacterial and Docking Studies of New Pentavalent Antimony
Carboxylates, Inorganica Chimica Acta, 474 (2018) 148–155
22. Jahanzaib Arshad, Muhammad Hanif, Sanam Movassaghi, Mario Kubanik, Amir
Waseem, Tilo Söhnel, Stephen M.F. Jamieson, Christian G. Hartinger. Anticancer
Ru(η6-p-cymene)Complexes of 2-Pyridinecarbothioamides: A Structure–Activity
Relationship Study: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry. 177 (2017) 395-401.
23. Syed Mujtaba Shah, Hina Naz, Rai Nauman Ali, Fakhr-e-Alam, Muhammad
Farooq, Afzal Shah, Abid Ali, Amin Badshah, Muhammad Siddiq and Amir
Waseem. Optical and Morphological Studies of Transition Metal Doped ZnO
Nanorods and their Applications in Hybrid Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells. Arabian
Journal of Chemistry 10(8) (2017), 1118-1124. doi:10.1016/j.arabjc.2014.10.001.
24. Ullah, Hussain; Twamley, Brendan; Waseem, Amir; Khawar Rauf, Muhammed;
Tahir, Muhammad; Platts, James; Baker, Robert. Tin…Oxygen Tetrel Bonding: A
Combined Structural, Spectroscopic and Computational Study. Crystal Growth &
Design 17 (7)(2017), 4021-4027.
25. Hamid Nawaz, Amir Waseem, Zia Ur Rehman, Muhammad Nafees, Muhammad
Nadeem Arshad, Umer Rashid. ‘Synthesis, characterization, cytotoxicity and
computational studies of new phosphine and carbodithioate based palladium(II)
complexes. Applied Organometallic Chemistry. (2017) 31;e3771, 1-14.
26. Haseeb Ullah, Muhammad Nafees, Farhat Iqbal, Muhammad Saifullah Awan, Afzal
Shah, Amir Waseem. Adsorption kinetics of malachite green and methylene blue
from aqueous solutions using surfactant-modified organoclays. Acta Chimica
Slovenica 64(2) 2017, 449-460.

27. Amara Mumtaz, Sumera Zaib, Fareeha Zahoor, Azhar Nawaz, Aamer Saeed, Amir
Waseem, Afsar Khan, Izhar Hussain and Jamshed Iqbal. Synthesis,
Characterization and Biological Activities of Creatinine Amides and Creatinine
Schiff Bases. Medicinal Chemistry, 13(2) (2017) 196-203 DOI:
28. Muhammad Arshad, Mehwish Jadoon, Zafar Iqbal, Mehwish Fatima, Muhammad
Ali, Khurshid Ayub, Ashfaq Mahmood Qureshi, Muhammad Ashraf, Muhammad
Nadeem Arshad, Abdullah M. Asiri, Amir Waseem, Tariq Mahmood. Synthesis,
molecular structure, quantum mechanical studies and urease inhibition assay of
two new isatin derived sulfonylhydrazides. Journal of Molecular Structure. 1133
(2017) 80-89.
29. Hussain Ullah, Shamsa Noreen, Fozia, Ali Rehman, Amir Waseem, Shumaila
Zubair, Muhammad Adnan, Ijaz Ahmad. Comparative study of heavy metals
content in cosmetics products of different countries marketed in Khyber
Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Arabian Journal of Chemistry 10 (2017) 10-18.
30. Azam Khan, Zia-ur- Rehman, Muneeb-ur- Rehman, Rajwali Khan, Zulfiqar, Amir
Waseem, Azhar Iqbal, Zawar Hussain Shah. CdS nanocapsules and nanospheres
as efficient solar light-driven photocatalysts for degradation of Congo red dye.
Inorganic Chemistry Communications. 72 (2016) 33-41. doi:
31. Mustafa Nawaz Shafqat, Salina Shahid, Syed Ali Musstjab Akber Shah Eqani,
Syed Haider Shah and Amir Waseem. Soil phosphorus fractionation as a tool for
monitoring dust phosphorus signature underneath a Blue Pine (Pinus wallichiana)
canopy in a Temperate Forest. Forest System. 25(3) e070 (2016) 11pages.
32. Amir Waseem, Jahanzaib Arshad. A review of Human biomonitoring studies of
trace elements in Pakistan. Chemosphere, 163 (2016) 153-176.
33. Anum Zahid, Aref Lashin, Usman Ali Rana, Nassir Al-Arifi, Imdad Ullah, Dionysios.
D. Dionysiou, Rumana Qureshi, Amir Waseem, Heinz-Bernhard Kraatz, Afzal

Shah. Development of surfactant based electrochemical sensor for the trace level
detection of mercury. Electrochimica Acta, 190 (2016) 1007-1014.
34. Tauqir A. Sherazi, Tayyiba Rehman, Syed Ali Raza Naqvi, Ahson Jabbar Shaikh,
Sohail Anjum Shahzad, Ghazanfar Abbas, Rizwan Raza, Amir Waseem. Surface
functionalization of solid state ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene through
chemical grafting. Applied Surface Science 359 (2015) 593–601.
35. Nusrat Faheem, Ashif Sajjad, Zahid Mehmood, Farhat Iqbal, Qaisar Mahmood,
Sehrish Munsif, Amir Waseem. Pesticide exposure through fruits and meat in
Pakistan: A review. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin. 24(12b) (2015) 4555-4566.
36. Faridullah, Arif Alam, Muhammad Umar, Akhtar Iqbal, Muhammad Amjad Sabir,
Amir Waseem. Nutrient Extractability and Bioavailability of Fresh and Composted
Poultry Litter and its application on Maize (zea mays) Crop. Fresenius
Environmental Bulletin. 24(9) (2015) 2742-2746.
37. Amir Waseem, Hussain Ullah, Muhammad Khawar Rauf, Ijaz Ahmad. Distribution
of natural uranium in surface and groundwater resources: A Review. Critical
Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology. 45 (22) (2015), 2391–2423.
38. Syed Shoaib Ahmad Shah, Muhammad Ashfaq, Amir Waseem, M. Mehboob
Ahmed, Tayyaba Najam, Salma Shaheen and Gildardo Rivera. Synthesis and
Biological Activities of Organotin(IV) Complexes as Antitumoral and Antimicrobial
Agents. A Review. Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry. 15(5) (2015) 406-426.
39. Sadia Nasreen, Hui Liu, Dejan Skala, Amir Waseem, Liang Wan. Preparation of
biodiesel from soybean oil using La/Mn oxide catalyst. Fuel Processing
Technology. 131, (2015) 290–296.
40. Lubna Rishi, Mohammad Yaqoob, Amir Waseem and Abdul Nabi. Vitamin A
determination in milk samples based on luminol-periodate chemiluminescence
system. Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology. 60-1 (2014) 9-16.
41. Muhammad Irshad, Amir Waseem, Muhammad Umar, Mohammad Amjad Sabir.
Leachability of nitrate from sandy soil using waste amendments. Communication in
Soil Science and Plant Analysis. 45(5) (2014) 680–687.
42. Abdul Rauf Siddiqi, Pierre Nioche, Abdul Basit Siddiqui, Sadaf Abdul Rauf, Amir
Waseem and Bruno O. Villoutreix. Efficiency of a hierarchical docking protocol for

computational ligand screening against homology models. Biomedical Engineering:
Applications, Basis and Communications. 26(2) (2014) 1450024, 7 pages DOI:
43. Ayesha Babar, Huma Khalid, Khurshid Ayub, Sarah Saleem, Amir Waseem, Tariq
Mahmood, Munawar Ali Munawar, Ghulam Abbas, Ather Farooq Khan. Synthesis,
characterization and density functional theory study of some new 2-
Anilinothiazoles. Journal of Molecular Structure. 1072 (2014) 221-227.
44. Mohammad Amjad Sabir, S. Shafiq ur Rehman, Muhammad Umar, Amir Waseem,
Muhammad Farooq, Faridullah, Muhammad Irshad. Assessment of Hydro Power
Potential of Swat, Kohistan Himalayas: A Solution for Energy shortfall in Region.
Water Resources, 41(5) (2014) 612-618.
45. Faridullah, Aneesah Pervaiz, Sahira Hafeez, Arif Alam, Jian Ma, Syed Haider
Shah, and Amir Waseem. Evaluating nutrient elements and heavy metals in fresh
and composted manure of different livestock. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin.
23(8) (2014) 1773-1777.
46. Amir WASEEM, Muhammad NAFEES, Ghulam MURTAZA, Ashif SAJJAD, Zahid
MEHMOOD, Abdul Rauf SIDDIQI. Salt Toxicity (Sodium Intake): A Serious Threat
to Infants and Children of Pakistan. Iranian Journal of Public Health 43(9) (2014)
47. Amir Waseem, Jahanzaib Arshad, Farhat Iqbal, Ashif Sajjad, Zahid Mehmood, and
Ghulam Murtaza. Pollution status of Pakistan: A retrospective review on heavy
metal contamination of water, soil and vegetables. BioMed Research International
vol.2014 (2014), 29 pages, article Article ID 813206,

48. Aamir Hassan Shah, Afzal Shah, Salah Ud-Din Khan,Usman Ali Rana, Hidayat
Hussain, Sher Bahadar Khan, Rumana Qureshi, Amin Badshah, Amir Waseem.
Probing the pH dependent electrochemistry of a novel quinoxaline carboxylic acid
derivative at a glassy carbon electrode. Electrochimica Acta 147 (2014) 121-128.
49. Muhammad Nafees, Amir Waseem. Organoclays as a sorbent material for
phenolic compounds: A Review. Clean-Soil Air Water. 42(11) (2014) 1500-1508.

50. Muhammad Umar, Amir Waseem, Abdul Salam Khan, Amjad Sabir, Muhammad
Farooq, Faridullah. Surface and subsurface water quality assessment in semi-arid
region: a case study from Quetta and Sorange intermontane valleys, Pakistan.
Global NEST Journal. 16(5), (2014), 938-954.
51. Sarah Saleem, Ahmad Nauman Shah Saqib, Adnan Mujahid, Muhammad Hanif,
Ghulam Mustafa, Tariq Mahmood, Amir Waseem, Abdur Rahman Khan. Extraction
of Pb (II) from Water Samples by Ionic Liquid Modified Silica Sorbents.
Desalination and Water Treatment. 52(40-42), (2014), 7915-7924.
52. Amir Waseem, Shoaib Ahmad Shah, Ashif Sajjad, Abdul Rauf Siddiqi and
Muhammad Nafees. Human exposure to Mycotoxins: A retrospective review of
leading toxins and metabolites in human biological matrices. Journal of The
Chemical Society of Pakistan 36(6) (2014), 1196-1214.
53. Muhammad Asgher, Mohammad Yaqoob, Abdul Nabi, Ghulam Murtaza, Abdul
Rauf Siddiqi and Amir Waseem. Flow Injection Photo-sensitized
Chemiluminescence of Luminol with Cu(II)-Rose Bengal: Mechanistic Approach
and Vitamin A and C Determination. International Journal of Analytical Chemistry.
Vol. 2014 (2014), pages 6. Paper id: 109592.

Courses Taught:
• Advanced analytical techniques
• Environmental analysis
• Electro-analytical techniques
• Luminescence, fluorescence and phosphorescence spectroscopy
• Research methodology and chemical data handling
• Special topics in analytical chemistry
• SPE and MSPE techniques
• Environmental Chemistry (Water and soil chemistry)
• Atmospheric Chemistry

Extra Information:
Administrative responsibilities
• Provost, University hostels: from May 18th, 2018 to Feb 2nd, 2019
• Director Students Affairs from 2017 to till date
• Turnitin Institutional Administrator (for plagiarism control) from 2013 to till date