Dr. Aamir Razaq
Assistant Professor, Physics
Area of Interest: Nanomaterials for Batteries/Supercapacitors
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007  
HEC approved PhD Supervisor

Dr. Aamir is working on popular science of light-weight, flexible and environment friendly nanocomposite materials for supercapacitor and batteries applications. His research interests are in nanostructured conductive-paper composite materials, consisting of conductive polymers/metallic nanorods and nanocellulose/lignin fibers. He is working to use green composite materials for high-tech applications: batteries/supercapacitors, flexible electronics and biomolecules separation due to outstanding aspects of environmental friendliness, mechanical flexibility, electrical conductivity and efficient electroactive behavior. 

Dr. Aamir is working on versatile high-tech projects under collaboration of researchers from Physics, Material Science, IRCBM, Chemical and Electrical Engineering departments. He published research articles in high impact factor journals and also contributed in several international conferences. Currently his impact factor is above 90, citation numbers are around 600, h-index and i10-index are 08. His scientific article was selected for back title cover of prestigious journal of Advanced Energy materials in 2012 and also another article crossed the barrier of 300 citations.

Approved Funding

  1. Fabrication of Nanocellulose and Conductive Polymer Based Flexible and Environmentally Safe Paper Electrodes for Development of Energy Storage Devices Via Indigenous Resources Approved as PI by HEC (NRPU2016) of worth Rs. 4.23 Million
  2. Fabrication of Zinc Oxide nanorods on waste paper-pulp fibers for development of Low input Voltage Light Emitting wallpaper to replace incandescent bulb Approved as PI by HEC(SRGP) of worth Rs. 0.5 Million
  3. Molybdenum Trioxide Nanorods as Additive in Waste Paper-Pulp and Polypyrrole Based Electrodes to Enhance Power and Energy Densities of Light-Weight and Flexible paper based batteries Approved as PI by CRGP(HEC) of worth Rs. 0.2 Million
  4. Development of Flexible, Light-Weight and Environment Friendly Paper Composites based Supercapacitors and Batteries From Indigenous Resources Under Major Revision by HEC(NRPU2014) of worth 9.20 Million
  5. ZnO/CuO Nanostructure fabrication using Low Temperature Techniques Approved as Co-PI by HEC(SRGP) of worth Rs. 0.5 Million
  6. Zinc Oxide nanorods on waste paper-pulp substrate for development of Low power Light Emitting Diodes wallpaper Approved as Co-PI by CRGP(HEC) of worth Rs. 0.2 Million
  7. Development of Natural Fibers Based Flexible Paper Electrodes for Li-Ion Batteries (HEC/R&D/NRPU/2017/8092) of worth Rs. 1.60 Millions submitted as PI at HEC (NRPU2017)
  8. Strengthening of Modern Li-ion Batteries by  Development  of  Flexible Energy Storage Electrode Using Alternative Anode Active Materials submitted as PI at PSF (TUBITAK-PSF/PSF-TUBITAK Call for Proposals2017) of worth Rs. 33.000 Euros
PhD Students Under SUpervision
- Adeel Islam
- Ayesha Masood
- Imtiaz Ahmad
- Aneeqa Masood
- Zahid Shoukat

Additional Duties
- Member/Secretary of Physics Department Academic Review Committee (DARC)
- Member of Departmental Graduate Committee
- Incharge of Nanocomposite Research Lab
- Head of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology Research Group Department of Physics CIIT Lahore
- Lab Incharge of computational research lab (Spring2012- Fall2016)
- Advisor of BS Batch
- Seminar Organizer at Physics Dept.(Spring2012 - Fall2016)
- Examiner of PhD Comprehensive Exam
- Internal Examiner of FYP projects
- Member of Departmental Orientation Committee
- Development of Department Webpage(Fall2012 - Fall2014)
- Member of Research Group Review Committee for Department of Physics, CIIT Lahore
- Member of public-private partnership team Department of Physics, CIIT Lahore
- Member/Secretary of Departmental Scrutiny Committee (Spring2012 to Spring 2016)
- Member of Associated Assignment at Energy Research Center (ERC)
- Member of Campus Academic Review Committee(CARC) CIIT Lahore (Spring 2012, Fall 2012)
- Member of Admission committee Physics Dept. CIIT Lahore
- Member of Purchase Committee for Atomic force Microscope(AFM)
- Member of Pak-China Business Forum academic review committee
- Dual Degree Program Course Moderator
- Member of Pak-China Business Forum(PCBF) refreshment committee
- Performed in Judge Panels of Inter Science Fair held at CIIT Lahore
- Member of Job Induction Committee
- Representative of CIIT Islamabad Newsletter(Spring2013 - Spring2015)
- Member of CIIT Lahore Job Fair Committee
- Evaluation of Start up business ideas through short listing committee
- Member of Convocation Committee
- Member of Punjab Youth Festival Committee
- Active participation in compilation of CIIT Prospectus for the year 2015-2016
Conference/Workshop Participation
Ultrafast All Polymer Based Batteries
Presented  in  International IEEE Conference on Power, Energy and Smart Grid, Mirpur University of Science and Technology(MUST), Azad Kashmir (April2018)
- Nanocellulose fibers Based Conductive Paper Electrode for Ion-Exchange and Energy Storage
Presented at Physics Dept. F. C. C. University Lahore (February 2015)
- Paper Based Energy Storage Device
Presented in international NanoSET2014 conference at CIIT, Lahore (March 2014)
-  A Battery mad From Nanocellulose Fibers
Presented in Pak-China Forum, Islamabad (March 2013)
- Salt and Paper Battery: A Future Energy Storage Device
Presented in Physics Colloquium at Physics Dept. CIIT Lahore (March 2013)
- Nanocellulose Fibers based Composite Materials for High-Tech Applications
Presented in International Workshop on Nanotechnology: Policy Ethics and Science, Islamabad (March 2013)
-  Nanocellulose Fiber based Conductive Composite for Biomolecular Extraction
Presented in Technology Workshop on Atomic Physics and Nanofabrication at NILOP Islamabad (March 2012)
-  Light-Weight Composite Materials as Electrodes for Paper Based Energy Storage Devices
Presented in Symposium on Fuel Cell and Energy Storage Technologies: Problems and Solutions at CIIT, Islamabad
- Nanostructured high surface area conducting paper composites for multiple purpose applications including extraction of DNA and  energy storage devices
Albert Mihranyan, Aamir Razaq, Gustav Nyström, Leif Nyholm, Maria Strømme Nanotech Europe, Berlin, 28-30 September, 2009
- High surface area conducting paper materials composed of polypyrrole and Cladophora cellulose
Albert Mihranyan, Aamir Razaq, Gustav Nyström, Maria Strømme, Leif Nyholm 216th ECS Meeting, Vienna, 4-9 October, 2009
- Salt and paper battery
Albert Mihranyan, Gustav Nyström, Aamir Razaq, Leif Nyholm, Maria Strømme Printed Electronics/Photovoltaics Europe, Dresden, April 13-14, 2010
- Electrochemically controlled ion-exchange membrane base


1. Muhammad H. Asif, Aamir Razaq, Sunil Bhand, Magnus Willander, Bengt Danielsson (2018), "Biosensors for Intracellular and Less Invasive Measurements Based on Nanostructured Metal Oxides", published by: ELSEVIER, pp: 29-49, Standard: r https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-813855-7.00002    (External URL)
Journal Papers:
1. Naadia Akhtar,Hafiz Muhammad Rafique, Shahid Atiq, Sana Aslam, Aamir Razaq, Murtaza Saleem (2018), "Dielectric based Energy Storage Capacity of Sol-Gel Synthesized Sr-doped ZrTiO4 Nanocrystallites", Ceramics International, pp: 6705-6712, Vol: 44   
2. I. Sultana , Aneeqa Masood , Zahid Shoukat , Shahzada Qamar Hussain , Ghulam Muhammad Mustafa , Shahid Atiq , Aamir Razaq* (2018), "Electrodeposition of multilayers Ag-Ni-Ag on graphite based paper electrodes", Ceramics International , Vol: Accepted, Issue: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2018.09.129    (External URL)
3. Muhammad Faisal Iqbal, Mahmood ul Hassan, Aamir Razaq, Muhammad Naeem Ashiq, Farhat Yasmeen Khurrum Saleem Joya, Shafqat Abbass, Yusuf Valentino Kaneti (2018), "Excellent Effect of Graphene Oxide Thin Film on Growth and Electrochemical Performance of Hierarchical Zinc Sulfide Nanoweb for Supercapacitor Applications", CHEMELECTROCHEM , pp: 2636-2644, Vol: 5    (External URL)
4. Muhammad Faisal Iqbal, Muhammad NaeemAshiq, Mahmood-Ul-Hassan, RahatNawaz, AneeqaMasood, Aamir Razaq (2018), "Excellent Electrochemical Behavior of Graphene Oxide based Aluminum Sulfide Nanowalls for Supercapacitor Applications", Energy, pp: 151-159, Vol: 159    (External URL)
5. Muhammad Faisal Iqbal, Muhammad Naeem Ashiq, Aamir Razaq, Murtaza Saleem, Bushra Parveen, Mahmood-Ul Hassan (2018), "Excellent electrochemical performance of graphene oxide based strontium sulfide nanorods for supercapacitor applications", Electrochemica Acta, pp: 136-144, Vol: 273   
6. Tanveer Farid, Adeel Islam, Aneeqa Masood, Faisal Iqbal, M. Yasir Rafiq, Aamir Razaq (2018), "Fabrication and Characterization of MnO2 based Composite Sheets for Development of Flexible Energy Storage Electrodes", Ceramics International, pp: 11397-11401, Vol: 44   
7. Tanveer Farid, Adeel Islam, Aneeqa Masood, Faisal Iqbal, M. Yasir Rafiq, Aamir Razaq* (2018), " Fabrication and Characterization of MnO2 based Composite Sheets for Development of Flexible Energy Storage Electrodes", Ceramics International , pp: 11397-11401, Vol: 44    (External URL)
8. Aamir Razaq*, Asim Ali Khan*, Unsa Shakir, Asim Arshad (2018), "Next Generation Flexible Antennas for Radio Frequency Applications", Transactions on Electrical and Electronic Materials (TEEM), pp: 311-318, Vol: 19    (External URL)
9. Naadia Akhtar, Hafiz Muhammad Rafique,• Shahid Atiq, Sana Aslam, Aamir Razaq, Murtaza Saleem (2018), "Ni doped ZrTiO4 ceramics for dielectric resonator applications ", Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics , pp: 13220-13228 , Vol: 29    (External URL)
10. Najmul Hassan; Junaid Riaz; Muhammad Tauseef Qureshi; Aamir Razaq; Muhammad Raheem; Arbab Muhamamd Toufiq; Abdul Shakoor (2018), "Vanadium Oxide (V2O3) for Energy Storage Applications through Hydrothermal Route", Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics , pp: 16021-16026 , Vol: 29    (External URL)
11. Mubeen Zafar, Muhammad Naeem Awais, Muhammad Asif , Aamir Razaq, Gul Amin (2017), "Fabrication and characterization of piezoelectric nanogenerator based on Al/ZnO/Au structure", Microelectronics International, pp: 35-39, Vol: 34    (External URL)
12. M. Yasir Rafiq, Faisal Iqbal, Fawad Aslam, Muhammad Bilal, Naeem Munir, I. Sultana, Fawad Ashraf , Faisal Manzoor, Najmul Hassan, Aamir Razaq* (2017), "Fabrication and characterization of ZnO/MnO2 and ZnO/TiO2 flexible nanocomposites for energy storage applications", Journal of Alloys and Compound, pp: 1072-1078, Vol: 729   
13. Muhammad Idrees, Aamir Razaq,*, Adeel Islam, Sumaira Yasmeen, K. Sultana, M. H. Asif, M. Nadeem (2017), "Morphology and Dielectric Properties of Directly Collected and Polyaniline Coated Lignocelluloses Fibers", Synthetic Metals, pp: 138-148, Vol: 238    (External URL)
14. Asil Ali Khan, Aamir Razaq, Jawad Ali, Sajid Riaz (2016), "Antenna Miniaturization using Pulp Fibers as a Substrate for Dual Band Operation", Microwave & Optical Technology , pp: 2146, Vol: 58    (External URL)
15. Ishrat Sultana, Aamir Razaq*, M. Idrees, M. H. Asif, Hassan Ali, Asim Arshad, Shahid Iqbal, Shahid M. Ramay, Shahzada Qamar Hussain (2016), "Electrodeposition of Gold on Lignocelluloses and Graphite Based Composite Paper Electrode for Superior Electrical Properties", Journal of Electronic Materials , pp: 5140, Vol: 45    (External URL)
16. Aamir Razaq*, Muhammad Asif, Riffat Kalsoom, Ather Farooq Khan, Muhammad Saif Awan, Ishrat Sultana, Shahid Mahmood Ramay (2015), "Conductive and Electroactive Composite Paper Reinforced by Coating of Polyaniline on Lignocelluloses Fiber", Journal of Applied Polymer Science 132 (2015) 9210, pp: 9210, Vol: 132   
17. Aamir Razaq,*, Muhammad Idrees, Adeel Malik, Nafeesa Mushtaq, Muhammad Nadeem, Irshad Hussain, Muhammad Yar (2015), "Dielectric Studies of Composite Paper Reinforced with Polypyrrole Coated Pulp Fibers from Wasted Egg Holders", Journal of Applied Polymer Science , pp: 10185, Vol: 132   
18. Ishrat Sultana, Aamir Razaq*, M. H. Asif, Hassan Ali, Asim Arshad, Shahid Iqbal, Shahid M. Ramay, Shahzada Qamar Hussain (2015), "Electrodeposition of Gold on Lignocelluloses and Graphite Based Composite Paper Electrode", AIP Advance, Vol: Submitted   
19. Aamir Razaq*, Asim Ali Khan, M. H. Asif, Shahid Iqbal, Jawad Ali, Faisal Manzoor, M. S. Awan, (2015), "Environmentally Friendly and Flexible Lignocelluloses Fibrils Sheet for Substrate of Patch Antenna", Modern Physics Letter B, pp: 1550187, Vol: 8   
20. S. Q. Hussain, G. Kwon, S. Ahn, S. Kim, N. Balaji,T. Le, H. Park, C. Shin, Aamir Razaq , S. Kim, Shahbaz Khan , J. Raja, S. Velumani, Y-J Lee, D. Pribat, Junsin Y (2015), "Light scattering effect of ITO:Zr/AZO films deposited on periodic textured glass surface morphologies for silicon thin film solar cells", Applied Physics A , pp: 823, Vol: 120    
21. Shahid Iqbal, Farah Alvi, M. H. Asif, S. M. Ramay, Aamir Razaq* (2015), "Lignocelluloses and Graphene Silica based Tertiary Paper Electrode for Energy Storage Applications", Chemical Physics Letters, Vol: Submitted   
22. M. Yasir Rafiq, Aamir Razaq*, Muhammad Bilal, Naeem Munir, Murtaza Saleem, Asif Mahmood (2015), "Time Dependent Fabrication of MnO2 Nanorods and Incorporation with Lignocelluloses fibers for Development of Composite Paper Electrode for Energy Storage", journal of renewable and sustainable energy, Vol: submitted   
23. A Razaq, L Nyholm, M Sjödin, M Strømme, A Mihranyan (2012), "Energy Storage: Paper-Based Energy-Storage Devices Comprising Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Polypyrrole-Cladophora Nanocellulose Composite Electrodes", Advanced Energy Materials , pp: 494-494, Vol: 2 (4)   
24. A Mihranyan, M Esmaeili, A Razaq, D Alexeichik, T Lindström (2012), "Influence of the nanocellulose raw material characteristics on the electrochemical and mechanical properties of conductive paper electrodes", Journal of Materials Science , pp: 4463-4472, Vol: 47 (10   
25. A Razaq, M Strömme, L Nyholm, A Mihranyan (2011), "Carbon Highways in High Surface Area Conducting Paper Membranes for Efficient DNA Separation.", MRS , Vol: Hybrid Biological Materials III, JJ9. 6   
26. A Razaq, M Stro?mme, L Nyholm, A Mihranyan (2011), "Electrochemically controlled separation of DNA oligomers with high surface area conducting paper electrode", ECS Transactions , pp: 135-142, Vol: 35 (7   
27. M Strømme, M Sjödin, G Nyström, DO Carlsson, N Ferraz, H Olsson, ... (2011), "Energy storage and biomolecular extraction using polypyrrole coated cellulose nanofiber composites", MRS   
28. A Razaq, G Nyström, M Strømme, A Mihranyan, L Nyholm (2011), "High-capacity conductive nanocellulose paper sheets for electrochemically controlled extraction of DNA oligomers", PloS one, pp: 6 (12), e29243, Vol: 6 (12),    
29. Stefano Rubino, Aamir Razaq, Leif Nyholm, Maria Strømme, Klaus Leifer and Albert (2010), "4. Spatial Mapping of Elemental Distributions in Polypyrrole-Cellulose Nanofibers using Energy-Filtered Transmission Electron Microscopy", Journal of Physical Chemistry B, pp: 13644-13649, Vol: 114, Impact Factor: 3.6   
30. Gustav Nyström, Albert Mihranyan, Aamir Razaq, Tom Lindstrom, Leif Nyholm and Maria Strømme (2010), "A Nanocellulose Polypyrrole Composite Based on Microfibrillated Cellulose from wood", Journal of Physical Chemistry B, pp: 4178-4182, Vol: 114   
31. Aamir Razaq, Albert Mihranyan, Ken Welch, Leif Nyholm, and Maria Strømme (2009), "Influence of the Type of Oxidant on Anion Exchange Properties of Fibrous Cladophora Cellulose/Polypyrrole Composites", Journal of Physical Chemistry B, pp: 426-433, Vol: 113, Impact Factor: 3.6   
32. Maria Strømme, Goran Frenning, Aamir Razaq, Kristina Gelin, Leif Nyholm and Albert Mihranyan (2009), "Ionic Motion in Polypyrrole-Cellulose Composites: Trap Release Mechanism during Potentiostatic Reduction", Journal of Physical Chemistry B, pp: 4582-4589, Vol: 113, Impact Factor: 3.6   
33. Kristina Gelin, Albert Mihranyan, Aamir Razaq, Leif Nyholm and Maria Strømme (2009), "Potential controlled anion absorption in a novel high surface area composite of Cladophora cellulose and polypyrrole", Electrochimica Acta , pp: 3394-3401, Vol: 54, Impact Factor: 3.64   
34. Gustav Nystrom, Aamir Razaq, Maria Strømme, Leif Nyholm and Albert Mihranyan (2009), "Ultrafast All-Polymer Paper-Based Batteries", Nano Letters, pp: 3635-3639, Vol: 9, Impact Factor: 13.19   
Conference Papers:
1. A Razaq,A Mihranyan (2011) "Carbon Highways in High Surface Area Conducting Paper Membranes for Efficient DNA Separation", Advanced Materials for the 21s Century   
2. A Mihranyan, G Nyström, A Razaq, L Nyholm, M Strømme (2010) "A battery from algae cellulose", Advanced Materials   
3. L Nyholm, A Mihranyan, G Nyström, A Razaq, M Strömme (2010) "High Surface Area Conducting Paper Materials composed of Polypyrrole and Cladophora Cellulose", Soft Materials   
4. A Mihranyan, G Nyström, A Razaq, L Nyholm, M Strömme (2010) "Salt and Paper Battery", Nano   
5. S Rubino, A Razaq, L Nyholm, M Strømme, K Leifer, A Mihranyan (2010) "Tracking Ion Distributions in Polypyrrole Coated Cellulose Nanofibers by means of Energy Filtered Transmission Electron Microscopy", 17th International Microscopy Congress-Rio de Janeiro   


PhD (Nanotechnology & Functional Materials)
Uppsala University, Sweden
Oct 2007 to Oct 2011
M.Sc. (Physics)
Physics deptt. Punjab University, Pakistan
Sep 1999 to Sep 2001


Assistant Professor
Dec 2011 to Date
Aug 2006 to Dec 2011
Lecturer (visiting)
Geology deptt. Punjab University Lahore
Sep 2004 to Oct 2006
Forman Christian College University Lahore
Aug 2003 to Aug 2006
NICON College of Computer Sciences Lahore
Jul 2001 to Jul 2003

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