Dr. Rabia Nazir
Lecturer, IRCBM
Area of Interest: ECM mimicking porous scaffolds for valvular tissue engineering
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007   (829)

At IRCBM she is working on improving design, biochemical, and biomechanical properties of natural polymer based degradable scaffolds for aortic valve tissue engineering.


Journal Papers:
1. Rabia Nazir, Arne A N Bruyneel, Carolyn A Carr, Jan T. Czernuszka (2019), "Collagen type I and hyaluronic acid based hybrid scaffolds for heart valve tissue engineering.", Biopolymers, pp: 1-13, Vol: 110, Issue: 8, Impact Factor: 2.248    (External URL)
2. Rabia Nazir (2016), "Collagen–hyaluronic acid based interpenetrating polymer networks as tissue engineered heart valve", Materials Science and Technology, pp: 871-882, Vol: 32, Issue: 9, Standard: Print ISSN: 0267-0836, Online ISSN: 1743-2847, Impact Factor: 1.538    (External URL)
3. Anila Asif, Rabia Nazir, Tehseen Riaz, Nafisa Ashraf, Saba Zahid, Ramla Shahid, Anis-Ur- Rehman, Aqif Anwar Chaudhry, and Ihtesham-Ur-Rehman (2014), "Influence of processing parameters and solid concentration on microstructural properties of gel-casted porous hydroxyapatite", Journal of Porous Materials, pp: 31-37, Vol: 21, Impact Factor: 1.624    (External URL)
4. Rabia Nazir, Abdul Samad Khan, Aftab Ahmed, Anis-Ur-Rehman, Aqif Anwar Chaudhry, Ihtesham-Ur-Rehman, and Ferranti S. L. Wonge (2013), "Synthesis and In-vitro cytotoxcity analysis of microwave irradiated nano-apatites", Ceramics International, pp: 1-9, Vol: 1, Issue: 1, Standard: 0272-8842, Impact Factor: 2.986    (External URL)
5. Nida Iqbal, Rabia Nazir, Anila Asif, Aqif Anwar Chaudhry, Muhammad Akram, Goh Yi Fan, Aftab Akram, Rashid Amin, Sung Ha Park, and Rafaqat Hussain (2012), "Electrophoretic deposition of PVA coated hydroxyapatite on 316L stainless steel", Current Applied Physics, pp: 755-759, Vol: 12, Issue: 1, Standard: 15671739, Impact Factor: 1.971    (External URL)
6. Rabia Nazir, Nida Iqbal, Abdul S.Khan, Aftab Akram, Anila Asif, Aqif A.Chaudhry, Ihtesham-Ur-Rehman, and Rafaqat Hussain (2012), "Rapid synthesis of thermally stable hydroxyapaptite", Ceramics International, pp: 457-462, Vol: 38, Issue: 1, Standard: 0272-8842, Impact Factor: 2.986    (External URL)
7. Tehreem Kanwal, Rabia Nazir, Saba Zulqernain, A. Salam, and Javaid Ahmad (2009), "Quench Hardening and Tempering Behaviour of A Low Carbon Steel", Journal of Pakistan Institute of Chemical Engineers, pp: 51-53, Vol: 37, Issue: 1 , Standard: 1813 – 4092   Abstract  (External URL)
Conference Papers:
1. Carolyn Carr, Arne Bruyneel, Jan Czernuszka, Rabia Nazir, Colleen Lopez, and Qi Chen, (2016) "Cardiosphere-derived cell-seeded porous collagen scaffolds for cardiac repair", British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) Conference, pp: A116, Vol: Suppl 6, Issue: 102, Standard: 10.1136/heartjnl-2016-309890.164, Impact Factor: 6.059    (External URL)
2. Rabia Nazir, Arne Bruyneel, Carolyn Carr, and Jan Czernuszka, (2015) "Collagen-GAGs based interpenetrating polymer networks (IPNs) for tissue engineered heart valve (TEHVs)", 27th Conference of European Society on Biomaterials (ESB), pp: 22, Vol: 1, Standard: ISBN: 978-1-5108-1441-7     (External URL)
3. Rabia Nazir, Nafisa Ashraf, Tehseen Riaz, Anila Asif, Aqif Anwar Choudhry and Ihtesham Ur Rehman, (2013) "Synthesis and Characterization of Macroporous Bio-ceramic Monoliths for Hard Tissue Replacement", 10th IBCAST proceedings published in IEEE Xplore Journal— Biomedical Track   
4. A.S.Khan, N.I.Khan, R.Nazir, R. Hussain, A.A.Chaudhry (2011) "A novel technique to synthesize next generation bioactive dental fillers", 1st IADSR international conference on dentistry in the era of globalization , research & oral health care , Impact Factor: 3.43  Abstract  (External URL)
5. Abdul Samad Khan, Rabia Nazir, Aqif Anwar Chaudhry and Sadat Anwer Siddique, (2011) "Synthesis and in-vitro Analysis of Bioactive Dental Filler Particles", IADR -- 25th IADR-SEA Division Annual Scientific Meeting, Impact Factor: 4.91    (External URL)
6. R. Hussain , N. Iqbal , A. Asif , A. A. Chaudhry , R. Nazir , I. U. Rehman , J.A. Darr , Dr. Riaz Ahmed (2010) "Electrophoretic Deposition of PVA coated Hydroxyapatite on 316L Stainless Steel", 2nd international symposium on biomedical materials-Current research & future signposting., pp: ---, Vol: -, Issue: -, Standard: -    (External URL)
7. Aqif Anwar Chaudhry,a* Nida Iqbal Khan,a Rabia Nazir,a Rafaqat Hussain,a Abdul Samad Khan, a,b Ihtesham-ur-Rehman,a,c Ali Abdullah,d M. Anis-ur-Rehman (2010) "Synthesis and Characterisation of Non-Stoichiometric Hydroxyapatite Nanoparticles for Potential Bone Replacement and Regeneration Applications", 2nd International Symposium on Biomedical Materials: Current Research and Future Signposting   Abstract 


D.Phil in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
Department of Materials, University of the Oxford, United Kingdom.
Oct 2013 to Feb 2018
M.Sc (Engg) Metallurgy and Materials Science
College of Engineering and Emerging Technologies, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.
Oct 2009 to Dec 2011
B.Sc (Engg) Metallurgy & Materials Science
Institute of Chemical Engineering &Technology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.
Jan 2005 to Jul 2009


Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Biomedical Materials (IRCBM), COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
Dec 2012 to Date
Research Associate
Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Biomedical Materials (IRCBM), COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.
Aug 2009 to Dec 2012

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