Dr. Iftikhar Ahmed
Assistant Professor, Energy Research Center
Area of Interest: Photocatalysis , OPV ,Solar Desalination , NanoChemistry of Biomedical ,DNA Sensor , synthesis /applications of hybrid polymers of bio /nanomaterials. Wastewater , Bio-refinery , Energy Efficiency /audit & project planning .
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007  
Served Previously

Dr. Iftikhar   Ahmed ( Presidents Award 1997).

MSc. M. Phil. PhD. (France), Postdoc. (MIT/Masdar)

Research Areas: Chemistry of Photocatalysis , Photovoltaics , synthesis /applications of hybrid polymers of bio /nanomaterials. Wastewater ,  Bio-refinery , Energy audit & project planning .   

Introduction:   Dr. I. Ahmed   MRSC. MACS.  is serving Asst. Professor  at Energy Research Centre of COMSATS University Islamabad Lahore campus. Prior to this he has served  USAID –ASU/UET joint venture US-Pak center for advanced studies in energy as faculty / project lead for  laboratory Development  as well as USAID  industrial liaison. He has been pioneer lead author for MS/PhD curriculum of energy management & sustainability (EMS)  as well as Renewable energy engineering program. After formal  MSc, M.Phil   Presidents Award  from Institute of chemistry University of the Punjab and GCU Lahore, he  completed his PhD from University of Paris Sud France early 2013, with distinction & honorary title of Research faculty as well as an invited speaker to CALTECH  USA.  He returned and offered services in teaching and established a  SUN Lab. for industrial innovation  before proceeding to MIT /Masdar positions as research scientist /lecturer abroad.  

Dr. Ahmed with professional training in Adv. Project Management for engineers  from Oxford University  UK , possess a  mixed career of over 20 years with academia , industry and International organization such as UNIDO  , UNDP , USAID,  in energy , water and environment. He owns a track as trainer of sustainable development / media documentaries for UNO, WWF, ADNOC refinery with awards of excellence from French Society of Microscopy 2012, ADNOC -UAE 2016. He has co-supervised international MS dissertations at Masdar Institute vetted endorsed by MIT-USA in 2015-16, UET-ASU  2017-2018 and COMSATS 2019-2020.He has contributed /accomplished international research projects Such as Masdar city / Trevi-sysytem USA 2016 , Pak-US  Energy modeling  strategy 2017 UET-Arizona state University USA. Currently, there are two national projects are short listed for further consideration and about 03 projects are under review.

Publications:

Book Chapters:
1. Elsevier Book title: Jia Jia Leam, Muhammad Roil Bilad, Yusuf Wibisono, Mohd Dzul Hakim Wirzal, Iftikhar Ahmed, (2020), "Membrane Technology for Microalgae Harvesting", Elsevier Book title: Microalgae Cultivation for Biofuels Production., edited by: Abu Yousuf, published by: Elsevier Book, pp: 97-110,, Standard: ISBN 9780128175361   
Journal Papers:
1. Materials Research Express- American Inst. of Physics . IF. 1.9 (2021), " Enhanced energy storage properties of La3+ modified 92Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3 -06Ba(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O3-02NaNbO3 ternary ceramic system". Article reference: MRX-122973.R2- ", Materials Research Express, Vol: 6,, Impact Factor: 1.9   
2. Willey Publisher – J. Nano Select . Naila Arshad , Iftikhar Ahmed *, Muhammad Sultan Irshad, Hong Rong (2021), " Antioxidant, and enhanced flexible nano porous scaffolds for bone tissue engineering applications", Nano Select 2021, ", Nano Select, Vol: 35, , Impact Factor: 2.1   
3. Royal Society of Chemistry UK , RSC Advances ( Q1-IF 3.2 ) (2021), " Green material thin films for stable electrical switching in a low cost memory Device. A proof of the concept. ", RSC Advances,, pp: 4327-4338 , Vol: 11, Impact Factor: 3.28   
4. American Inst.of Physics -USA - Engg. Res. Express. Qazi, Hummad Habib; Salim, Mohd Rashidi bin ; Bin Mohd Supa'at, Abu Sahmah ; Ahmed, Iftikhar; Abbasi, Misbah Sehar ; Ali, Muhammad Mahmood ; Idrus, Sevia Mahdaliza ; Mohammad, Yasmeen, Farhat, (2021), " Modified fiber optic sensor for highly precise identification of Mercuric Ion (Hg2+) Concentrations in Aqueous Solution" Engg. Res. Express 2021 ", Engg. Res. Express , Vol: 51, Impact Factor: 1.5   
5. American Chemical Society –ACS OMEGA ( Q1-IF 2.4 ) Misbah Sehar Abbasi,Muhammad Sultan Irshad,Naila Arshad, Iftikhar Ahmed, Muhammad Idrees, Shafiq Ahmad,Zhou, Wei,Mohamed, (2020), " Biomaterial-Induced Stable Resistive Switching Mechanism in TiO2 Thin Films: The Role of Active Interstitial Sites/Ions in Minimum Current Leakage and Superior Bioactivity. (corresponding author )", ACS Omega , pp: 19050–19060, , Vol: 5, , Issue: 30, , Impact Factor: 2.4   
6. Nature -Sci. Report ( Q1 - IF 3.2 ) .Irshad, M.S., Arshad, N., Ahmed, Iftikhar. et al. (2020), " Low-cost green recyclable biomaterial for energy-dependent electrical switching and intact biofilm with antibacterial properties, . (corresponding author ) ", Scientific Report , pp: 14600 , Vol: 10, , Impact Factor: 3.2   
7. MDPI- Nanomaterials- ( Q1- IF 4.3 ). Arshad, N.; Ahmed, I.; Irshad, M.S.; Li, H.R.; Wang, X.; Ahmad, S.; Sharaf, M.; Firdausi, M.; Zaindin, M.; Atif, M. (2020), " Super Hydrophilic Activated Carbon Decorated Nanopolymer Foam for Scalable, Energy Efficient Photothermal Steam Generation, as an Effective Desalination System. (Submitting /corresponding author ). ", Nanomaterials , pp: 2510, Vol: 10 , Issue: 12, Impact Factor: 4.3   
8. Elsevier - Desalination (IF 7.02) E. Abdulkarem , I. Ahmed , S.W. Hasan , (2017), " Electrokinetic pretreatment of seawater to decrease the Calcium , magnesium ,sulphate ions and bacteria contents in membrane desalination applications. ", Desalination , pp: 107–116 , Vol: 403, Impact Factor: 7.02   
9. E. Abdulkarem , Iftikhar. Ahmed , S.W. Hasan , (2017), "Electrokinetic pretreatment of seawater to decrease the Calcium , magnesium ,sulphate ions and bacteria contents in membrane desalination applications.", Elsevier - Desalination , pp: 107-16, Vol: 403, Issue: 403, Standard: ISSN, Impact Factor: 8.05    (External URL)
10. Elsevier- J. of Water Process Engg ( IF 3.46) A Giwa, S Daer, I Ahmed, PR Marpu, SW Hasan (2016), " Experimental investigation and artificial neural networks ANNs modeling of electrically-enhanced membrane bioreactor for wastewater treatment. ", (Elsevier) J. of Water Process Engg. , pp: 88-97, Vol: (11)   
11. Hasan, S. W. I. Ahmed , A. A. Housani, A. Giwa (2016), "Molecular and ionic-scale chemical mechanisms behind the role of nitrocyl group in the electrochemical removal of heavy metals from sludge.", Nature- scientific reports, pp: 1-13, Vol: 6,, Issue: 31828, Impact Factor: 3.14    (External URL)
12. Elsevier- J. Environment Management – (IF 5.64) Adewale Giwa, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadi Hasan, (2015), " Enhanced sludge properties and distribution study of sludge components in electrically-enhanced membrane bioreactor ", J. Environment Management , pp: 78–85., Vol: 159, Impact Factor: 5.64   
13. Elsevier - Electrochimica Acta (IF 6.21 ) M Zeyoudi,, Iftikhar Ahmed, AF Yousef, SW Hasan, (2015), " Impact of continuous and intermittent supply of electric field on the function and microbial community of wastewater treatment electro-bioreactors. doi:10.1016/j.electacta.2015.04.095", Electrochimica Acta , Impact Factor: 6.21   
14. Elsevier - Desalination (IF 7.02) S Jamaly, NN Darwish, I Ahmed, SW Hasan (2014), " A short review on reverse osmosis pretreatment technologies. . ", Desalination, pp: 30-38 , Vol: 354,, Impact Factor: 7.21   
15. Royal Society of Chemistry - Chem. Commun - Iftikhar Ahmed, R. Farha, M. Goldmann, L. Ruhlmann, (2013), " Molecular photovoltaic system based on Dawson type polyoxometalate and porphyrin formed by layer-by- layer self assembly", Chem. Commun., pp: 496-498. , Vol: 49, Impact Factor: 6.00   
16. Elsevier - Electrochimica Acta (IF 6.21) .Iftikhar Ahmed, R Farha, Z Huo, C Allain , M Goldmann, B.Hasenknpf, LRuhlman, (2013), " Porphyrin-polyoxometalate hybrids connected via a tris-alkoxo linker for generation of photocurrent . ", Electrochimica Acta , pp: 726– 734. , Vol: 110 , Impact Factor: 6.21   
17. Royal Society of Chemistry - Dalton trans ( IF 4.02), I. Azcarate, I Ahmed, R Farha, M Goldmann, X Wang, H Xu, (2013), " Synthesis and characterization of conjugated Dawson-type polyoxometalate-porphyrincopolymers. ", Dalton trans. , pp: 12688, Vol: 42,    
18. Elsevier- Catalysis A - Iftikhar Ahmed, X. Wang, H. Xu, R. Farha, M. Goldmann, and L. Ruhlmann, et al. (2012), " Photocatalytic synthesis of silver dendrites using electrostatic hybrid films of Porphyrin-Polyoxometalate”. ", Elsevier- Catalysis A : General , pp: 89-99, Vol: 447, Impact Factor: 5.1   
19. L. Ruhlmann, D. Schaming, Iftikhar Ahmed, A. Courville, (2012), " Spectroscopic and Electrochemical Study of the Interconversion and Decomplexation of Cobalt(II) Sandwich Polyoxometalates based on Dawson-type anion." Inorg Chem. https://doi.org/10.1021/ic3007603.", American Chemical Society - In-orgnic Chemistry, pp: 8202-8211, Vol: 51, Issue: 15, Impact Factor: 4.82   
20. D. Schaming, S. Marggi-Poullain, Iftikhar Ahmed, R. Farha, L. Ruhlmann, (2011), "Easy methods for the electropolymerization of porphyrins based on the oxidation of the macrocycles. ", Elsevier-Electrochimca. Acta , pp: 10454–10463, Vol: 56, , Issue: 56, , Impact Factor: 6.21   
21. D. Schaming, Iftikhar Ahmed, J. Hao, V. Alain-Rizzo, R. Farha,M. Goldmann, H. Xu, A. Giraudeau, P. Audebert and L. Ruhlmann (2011), "Electrosynthesis and electrochemical properties of porphyrin dimers with pyridinium as bridging spacer. ", New J. Chem., pp: 2534-2543, Vol: 35, , Issue: 35, , Impact Factor: 3.28   

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