Dr. Sikander Rafiq
Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
Area of Interest: Gas Separation through Polymeric Membranes, Mixed Matrix Membranes, Composite Membranes Ionic Liquids, Facilitated Transport Membranes, Energy and Water Treatment Membranes.
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007   (114)
HEC approved PhD Supervisor
Served Previously
Research Areas Gas Separation through Polymeric Membranes, Mixed Matrix Membranes, Composite Membranes Ionic Liquids, Facilitated Transport Membranes, Energy and Water Treatment Membranes. Project On Mixed Matrix Membranes for CO2 Separation, NRPU-HEC Funded Project.

Publications:

Journal Papers:
1. Anum Jamshaid, Almas Hamid, Nawshad Muhammad, Ayesha Naseer, Moinuddin Ghauri, Jibran Iqbal, Sikander Rafiq, Noor Samad Shah (2017), "Cellulose-based Materials for the Removal of Heavy Metals from Wastewater – An Overview", ChemBioEng Reviews, pp: 1-18, Vol: 4, Standard: 2196-9744    (External URL)
2. Rashid Ur Rehman, Sikander Rafiq, Nawshad Muhammad, Asim Laeeq Khan et.al. (2017), "Development of ethanolamine-based ionic liquid membranes for efficient CO2/CH4 separation", Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol: DOI: 10.1002/APP.45395, Standard: 1097-4628   
3. Muhammad Saeed, Sikandar Rafiq, Linda Hildegard Bergersen, Liyuan Deng (2017), "Tailoring of water swollen PVA membrane for hosting carriers in CO2 facilitated transport membranes", Separation and Purification Technology, pp: 550, Vol: 179, Impact Factor: 3.299   
4. Ahmad M. Abu-Jrai , Farrukh Jamil , Ala’a H. Al-Muhtaseb , Mahad Baawain , Lamya Al-Haj , Mohab Al-Hinai , Mohammed Al-Abri , Sikander Rafiq (2017), "Valorization of waste Date pits biomass for biodiesel production in presence of green carbon catalyst", Energy Conversion and Management,Elsevier, pp: 236, Vol: 135 , Impact Factor: 4.801   
5. Sikander Rafiq, Liyuan Deng, May-Britt Hägg (2016), "Role of Facilitated Transport Membranes and Composite Membranes for Efficient CO2 Capture – A Review", ChemBioEng Reviews- Wiley, pp: 68, Vol: 3   
6. Nawshad Muhammad Khan, Yasir A. Elsheikh, M. I. Abdul Mutalib, Aqeel Ahmed Bazmi, Rahmat Ali Khan, Hidayatullah Khan Sikander Rafiq, Zakaria Man, Ihsanullah Khan (2015), "An Overview of the Role of Ionic Liquids in Biodiesel Reaction", Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry-Elsevier, pp: 1, Vol: 21, Impact Factor: 4.179   
7. Faizan Ahmad, K.K. Lau, S.S. M. Lock, Sikander Rafiq, Asad Ullah Khan, Moonyoung Lee, (2015), "Hollow fiber membrane model for gas separation: Process simulation, experimental validation and module characteristics study", Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry-Elsevier, pp: 1246, Vol: 21, Impact Factor: 4.179   
8. Sikander Rafiq, Abdulhalim Maulud, Zakaria Man, Mohamed Ibrahim Abdul Mutalib, Nawshad Muhammad, Asad Ullah Khan, Moinuddin Ghauri, Asim Laeeq Khan, Faizan Ahmad (2015), "Modeling in Mixed Matrix Membranes for Gas Separation", Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering-Wiley, pp: 88, Vol: 93, Standard: 1939-019X, Impact Factor: 1.066   
9. Nawshad Muhammad Khan, Zakaria B. Man, Mohamad Azmi Bustam, M. I. Abdul Mutalib, Sikander Rafiq (2013), "Investigations of novel nitrile-based ionic liquids as pre-treatment solvent for extraction of lignin from bamboo biomass", Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry- Elsevier, pp: 207, Vol: 19, Impact Factor: 4.179   
10. Sikander Rafiq, Zakaria Man, Saikat Maitra, Nawshad Muhammad and Farooq Ahmad (2012), "'Kinetics of Thermal Degradation of PSF/PI Blended Polymeric Membranes", Journal of Applied Polymer Science-Wiley, pp: 3755, Vol: 123, Impact Factor: 1.866   
11. Sikander Rafiq, Zakaria Man, Abdulhalim Maulud, Nawshad Muhammad and Saikat Maitra (2012), "'Separation of CO2 from CH4 using Polysulfone/Polyimide Silica Nanocomposite Membranes", Separation Purification & Technology-Elsevier, pp: 162, Vol: 92, Impact Factor: 3.299   
12. Nawshad Muhammad, Wissam N. Omar, Zakaria Man, Mohamad Azmi Bustam, Sikander Rafiq, and Yoshimitsu Uemura (2012), "Effect of Ionic Liquid Treatment on Pyrolysis Products from Bamboo", Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research- ACS, pp: 2280, Vol: 51, Impact Factor: 2.567   
13. Nawshad Muhammad, Zakaria Man, M. Azmi Bustam Khalil, Sikander Rafiq (2012), "Kinetics of Thermal Degradation of Ionic Liquid Regenerated Cellulose", Advanced Materials Research , pp: 923, Vol: 488-489    
14. Sikander Rafiq, Zakaria Man, Abdulhalim Maulud, Nawshad Muhammad and Saikat Maitra (2012), "Preparation and Characterization of Blended Composite Membranes", Advanced Materials Research, pp: 506, Vol: 488-489    
15. Nawshad Muhammad, Zakaria Man, Abobakr K. Ziyada, M. Azmi Bustam, M. I. Abdul Mutalib, Cecilia D. Wilfred, Sikander Rafiq, and Isa Mohd Tan (2012), "Thermophysical Properties of Dual Functionalized Imidazolium-Based Ionic Liquids", Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data- ACS, pp: 737, Vol: 57, Impact Factor: 1.835   
16. Sikander Rafiq, Zakaria Man, Abdulhalim Maulud, Nawshad Muhammad and Saikat Maitra (2011), "'Effect of Varying Solvents Compositions on Morphology and Gas Permeation properties on Membranes Blends for CO2 Separation from Natural gas", Journal of Membrane Science- Elsevier, pp: 444, Vol: 378, Impact Factor: 5.557   
17. S. Rafiq, Z. Man, F. Ahmad, S. Maitra (2011), "'Silica-Polymer Nanocomposite Membranes for Gas Separation – a Review, Part II", International Ceramic Review , pp: 8, Vol: 60   
18. Nawshad Muhammad, Zakaria Man, M. Azmi Bustam, M. I. Abdul Mutalib, Cecilia D. Wilfred, Sikander Rafiq (2011), "Dissolution and delignification of bamboo biomass using amino acid-based ionic liquid", Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology- SpringerLink, pp: 998, Vol: 165, Impact Factor: 1.606   
19. Sikander Rafiq, Zakaria Man, Saikat Maitra, Farooq Ahmad, Nawshad Muhammad (2011), "Preparation of Asymmetric PSF/PI blended Membranes for CO2 Separation", Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering- SpringerLink, pp: 2050, Vol: 28, Impact Factor: 1.408   
20. Zakaria B. Man, Nawshad Muhammad, Ariyanti Sarwono, Mohammad Azmi Bustam, M. Vignesh Kumar, Sikander Rafiq (2011), "Preparation of cellulose nanocrystals using an ionic liquid", Journal of Polymers And The Envirnoment- SpringerLink, pp: 726, Vol: 19, Impact Factor: 1.969   
21. S. Rafiq, Z. Man, F. Ahmad, S. Maitra (2011), "Silica-Polymer Nanocomposite Membranes for Gas Separation – a Review, Part I", International Ceramic Review , pp: 341, Vol: 59   
22. Nawshad Muhammad Khan, Zakaria B. Man, Mohamad Azmi Bustam, M. I. Abdul Mutalib, Cecilia D. Wilfred and Sikander Rafiq (2011), "Synthesis and Thermophysical Properties of Low Viscosity Amino Acid-Based Ionic Liquids", Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data- ACS, pp: 3157, Vol: 56, Impact Factor: 1.835   
23. Muhammad Nawshad, Man Zakaria, Mohamad Azmi/Bustam, Wilfred Cecilia D., Abdul Mutalib M. I., Rafiq Sikander (2011), "Thermophysical properties of some amino acid-based ionic liquids", Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment, pp: 772, Vol: 15 , Impact Factor: 0.636   
24. Sikander Rafiq, Muhammad Arif Butt, Arshad Chughtai (2006), "Removal of Chromium (VI) from Electroplating Wastewater by Adsorption", Journal of Faculty of Engineering & Technology, pp: 31, Standard: 1992-3082 Category: Y   
Conference Papers:
1. Sikander Rafiq, Vahid Sarfaraz, Liyuan Deng, May-Britt Hägg (2015) "Development of FSC composite membrane for efficient CO2/N2 Separation", EuroMembrane 2015,RWTH Aachen University; Aachen- Germany   
2. S. Rafiq*, A. H. Maulud, Z. Man, N. Muhammad (2012) "A Comparative Study on Theoretical Models for Evaluating Permeation of Mixed Matrix Membranes for Gas Separation", 2nd International Conference on Process Engineering and Advance Material (ESTCON) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   
3. Sikander Rafiq (2012) "Preparation and Characterization of Blended Composite Membrane", 2nd International Conference on Key Engineering Materials (ICKEM)-Singapore.   
4. Sikander Rafiq (2011) "Effect of Solvents on Morphology and Permeation Characterization of PSF/PI Blended Membranes for CO2 separation from Natural Gas", 5th International Conference of Chemistry and Environment (ICCE) Port Dickson-Malaysia   
5. Sikander Rafiq (2010) "Development of Mixed Matrix Membranes for Natural Gas Separation.", Asia Nano Camp (ANC), under Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) - Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur-Malaysia   
6. Sikander Rafiq, Farooq Ahmad, Zakaria Man (2009) "Separation of CO2 from Natural Gas through Mixed Matrix Membranes", XXVI EMS Summer School on Membrane Technology Germany   

Qualification

Post-Doc
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway
2016
   
PhD Chemical Engineering
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), Malaysia
2013
   
MSc Chemical Engineering
University of The Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
2007
   
BSc. Chemical Engineering
University of Engineering & Technology (U.E.T), Lahore, Pakistan
2004
   

Experience

Assistant Professor
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore
2013 to Date
   
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Membrane Research Group (MEMFO), NTNU, Norway
2014 to 2016
   
Graduate Assistant (Chemical Engineering)
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) Malaysia
2009 to 2013
   
Lecturer
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore
2008 to 2013
   

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