Dr. Usman Latif
Assistant Professor, IRCBM
Area of Interest: Chemo/Bio-Sensors, Molecular Imprinted Polymers/Nanoparticles, Plastic antibodies, Mass-Sensitive Sensors
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007  

Research Interests:


-Chemical sensor technology; new sensor designs and applications
-Developing new analytical methods
-Mass-sensitive sensors
-Interdigital transducers
-Development of sensitive and selective coatings for mass-sensitive devices
-Functionalized organic polymers
-Artificial receptors via molecular imprinting technique
-Imprinted nanoparticles
-Nanocomposites
-Biomimetic receptors
-Synthetic antibodies
-Plastic immunoglobulins

Publications:

Book Chapters:
1. Dickert, F. L.; Latif, U., (2017), "Quartz Crystal Microbalances: Chemical Applications", Comprehensive Supramolecular Chemistry II, published by: Elsevier, pp: 201-211    (External URL)
2. Latif, U., Dickert, F. L. (2015), "Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD)", Environmental Analysis by Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors , pp: 729-734    (External URL)
3. Latif, U., Dickert, F. L. (2015), "Chemical Oxygen Demand", Environmental Analysis by Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors, published by: Springer New York, pp: 719-728    (External URL)
4. Latif, U., Dickert, F. L. (2015), "Dissolved Oxygen", Environmental Analysis by Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors, pp: 735-749    (External URL)
5. Latif, U., Dickert, F. L. (2015), "pH Measurements", Environmental Analysis by Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors, pp: 751-777    (External URL)
Journal Papers:
1. Nasir, M.; Nawaz, M. H.; Latif, U.; Yaqub, M.; Hayat, A.; Rahim, A. (2017), "An overview on enzyme-mimicking nanomaterials for use in electrochemical and optical assays", Microchim Acta, pp: 323-342 , Impact Factor: 4.58   
2. Mushtaq, S.; Khan, J. A.; Rabbani, F.; Latif, U.; Arfan, M.; Yameen, M. A., (2017), "Biocompatible biodegradable polymeric antibacterial nanoparticles for enhancing the effects of a third-generation cephalosporin against resistant bacteria", J Med Microbiol , pp: 318-327, Impact Factor: 2.159    (External URL)
3. Afzal, A.; Mujahid, A.; Schirhagl, R.; Bajwa, S.Z.; Latif, U.; Feroz, S. (2017), "Gravimetric Viral Diagnostics: QCM Based Biosensors for Early Detection of Viruses", Chemosensors, pp: 7, Impact Factor: Indexed    (External URL)
4. Vasilescu, A.; Nunes, G.; Hayat, A.; Latif, U.; Marty, J.-L. (2016), "Electrochemical Affinity Biosensors Based on Disposable Screen-Printed Electrodes for Detection of Food Allergens", Sensors, pp: 1863, Impact Factor: 2.677   
5. Latif, U., Alrubeaan, K., Saeb, A. (2015), "A review on antimicrobial chitosan-silver nanocomposites: A roadmap toward pathogen targeted synthesis", International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials, pp: 448-458, Impact Factor: 1.515   
6. Latif, U.; Dickert, F.L. (2015), "Graphene Hybrid Materials in Gas Sensing Applications", Sensors, pp: 30504-30524 , Impact Factor: 2.677   
7. Latif, U., Qian, J., Can, S., Dickert, F. L. (2014), "Biomimetic receptors for bioanalyte detection by quartz crystal microbalances – From molecules to cells", Sensors, pp: 23419-23438 , Impact Factor: 2.677   
8. Latif, U., Dickert, F. L. (2013), "Biocompatible Membranes and Coatings for Glucose Senso", Journal of the Chemical Society of Pakistan, pp: 17-22, Impact Factor: 0.327   
9. Azhar, S., Latif, U., Murtaza, G., Khan, S. A., Hussain, I. (2013), "Mixed methodology approach in pharmacy practice research", Acta Poloniae Pharmaceutica - Drug Research, pp: 1123-1130 , Impact Factor: 0.745   
10. Latif, U., Najafi, B., Glanznig, G., Dickert, F. L. (2013), "Quality assessment of automotive fuel and oil - improving environmental sustainability", Sensors and Actuators B, pp: 584-589 , Impact Factor: 5.401   
11. Murtaza, G., Latif, U., Najam-ul-Haq, M., Sajjad, A., Karim, S., Akhtar, M. (2013), "Resveratrol: An active natural compound in red wines for health", Journal of food and drug analysis, pp: 1-12, Impact Factor: 3.048   
12. Latif, U., Can, S., Hayden, O., Grillberger, P., Dickert, F. L. (2013), "Sauerbrey and anti-Sauerbrey behaviour studies in QCM Sensors", Sensors and Actuators B, pp: 825-830, Impact Factor: 5.401   
13. Schirhagl, R., Latif, U., Dickert, F. L. (2012), "Natural and biomimetic materials for the detection of Insulin", Analytical Chemistry, pp: 3908-3913, Impact Factor: 6.32   
14. Hayden, O., Latif, U., Dickert, F. L. (2011), "A Mass Sensitive Approach for the Detection of Anesthetic Xenon", Australian Journal of Chemistry, pp: 1628-1632, Impact Factor: 1.328   
15. Schirhagl, R., Latif, U., Dickert, F. L. (2011), "Atrazine detection based on antibody replicae", Journal of Materials Chemistry, pp: 14594-14598, Impact Factor: 8.867   
16. Latif, U., Dickert, F. L. (2011), "Conductometric sensors using imprinted polymers as receptors for monitoring degradation of engine oil", Sensors, pp: 8611-8625, Impact Factor: 2.677   
17. Latif, U., Mujahid, A., Afzal, A., Sikorski, R., Lieberzeit, P. A., Dickert, F. L. (2011), "Dual and tetraelectrode QCMs using imprinted polymers as receptors for ions and neutral analytes", Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, pp: 2507-2515, Impact Factor: 3.431   
18. Polreichova, M., Latif, U., Dickert, F. L. (2011), "Functionalized polymers as receptors for detection of cells", Australian Journal of Chemistry, pp: 1256-1260, Impact Factor: 1.328   
19. Yaqub, S., Latif, U., Lieberzeit, P. A, Dickert, F. L. (2011), "Plastic antibodies as chemical sensor material for pesticides detection", Sensors and Actuators B, pp: 227-233, Impact Factor: 5.401   
20. Latif, U., Rohrer, A., Lieberzeit, P. A., Dickert, F. L. (2011), "QCM gas phase detection with ceramic materials-VOCs and oil vapors", Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, pp: 2457-2462, Impact Factor: 3.431   
Conference Papers:
1. Dickert, F. L., Can, S., Samardzic, R., Sussitz, H. F., Latif, U. (2013) "Monitoring cells and spores by biomimetic sensors – Applications in Biotechnology and Biological threat", AMA Conferences 2013, pp: 531 - 534    (External URL)
2. Dickert, F. L., Aigner, S., Polreichova, M., Latif, U., Lieberzeit, P. A. (2011) "Biomimetic Sensors in Medicine and Biology – Detection of Bioparticles; at European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering", 5th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering, pp: 1004-1006    (External URL)
3. Dickert, F. L., Latif, U., Mustafa, G., Yaqub, S., Najafi, B., Lieberzeit, P. A. (2011) "Chemical Sensors in Environmental Chemistry – Monitoring Air and Liquid Phase", AMA conference   
4. Dickert, F. L., Latif, U., Najafi, B., Lieberzeit, P. A. (2011) "SAWs for chemical sensing – optimizing receptors layers and transducers in respect to analytes of interest", AMA conference   

Qualification

PhD in Chemical Sensors
University of Vienna, Austria
Mar 2008 to Feb 2011
   

Experience

Assistant Professor
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
Sep 2011 to Date
   

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