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Dr. Zahoor Hussain Farooqi


Assistant Professor
Dr. Zahoor Hussain Farooqi
Zahoor Hussain Farooqi did M.Sc in Physical Chemistry from University of the Punjab Lahore in 2006. He obtained his M.Phil degree in Physical Chemistry from Quaid-I-Azam University Islamabad in 2008. He worked as lecturer in Physical Chemistry at Institute of Chemistry, University of the Punjab, Lahore from March 2008 to January 2009. He worked as research associate in CSI, The City University of New York, USA under Pak-US Science and Technology Cooperative Program from January 2009 to March 2010. He re-joined Institute of Chemistry, University of the Punjab Lahore as a lecturer in September 2010 after returning back to Pakistan. He obtained his PhD degree in Physical Chemistry from Quaid-I-Azam University Islamabad in June 2013 and promoted from lecturer to Assistant Professor on June 24, 2013. He worked as Honorary Research Fellow in Department of Chemistry, University of Liverpool, UK from 01-05-2018 to 06-10-2018. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry. Dr. Farooqi has developed several effective collaborations with leading research groups in UK, USA, China and Saudi Arabia. He has written a book on Physical Chemistry which is being used as text book for M.Sc/BS chemistry students in Pakistani universities. He has also written Physical Chemistry laboratory manuals for B.Sc and BS/M.Sc students. He has published 84 journal articles with accumulative impact factor of 211.694 which have attracted 1215 citations with H-index of 22 and i-10 index of 41 (Google Scholar). He has presented more than 40 research papers as poster/oral presentations in International and National Conferences. He has published a book chapter in Encyclopedia of Biopolymers and Polymeric Biomaterials published by Taylor & Francis: New York.  01 PhD, 26 M.Phil and 41 M.Sc/BS research students have completed their dissertations in his supervision. His area of research is polymer colloids and smart polymer microgels for biomedical, nano-technological and catalytic applications. He has successfully completed 7 research projects funded by home University. He has received funding from Higher Education Commission, Pakistan under various schemes including National Research Program for Universities (NRPU), Pakistan Program for Collaborative Research (PPCR) and Research Travel Grant etc.  He has won various awards including Research Productivity Award (Pakistan Council for Science & Technology), Highest Impact Factor Award (The Chemical Society of Pakistan) and Competitive Research Travel Award (RSC, UK) etc.   Dr. Farooqi is a member of The American Chemical Society and The Chemical Society of Pakistan. He is also associate member of Royal Society of Chemistry, UK. He has been a reviewer of The Journal of Physical Chemistry, Chemical Communication, Chemical Engineering Journal, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Catalysis Communication, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, RSC Advances, Polymer Chemistry, and more.
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