Dr. Robina Farooq
Professor, Head ORIC / Head, Chemistry
Area of Interest: Waste Remediation Technologies
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007   (226)

Dr. Robina Farooq has a strong academic, teaching and research background. She has a number of credits and honors in her career. The academic career of Dr. Robina Farooq is comprised of brilliant successes. In every competitive environment, she proved herself the Best. During her academic carrier, she secured 1st positions in three excellent Universities i.e., University of Punjab (B. Sc., Chemistry), University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (M. Sc.) and East China University of Science and technology, Shanghai, China (PhD, Environmental Engineering). Most of her studies are on different scholarships e.g., President’s Talent Scholarship in 1988, Cultural Scholarship for PhD studies in 1999, BASF scholarship in 2003, etc. She proved her abilities not only in Pakistan but in China as well. During her PhD studies, she won the awards of Best Papers of years 2001, 2002 and 2003 and she also won the BASF Scholarship for being an excellent student of the year 2003.

Dr. Robina Farooq established Department of Chemistry at CIIT Abbottabad. She developed and taught courses to graduate and post graduate level students in Chemistry and Environmental Sciences. She has been teaching the courses of Environmental Chemistry, Pollution Control Technologies, Sustainable Development, Analytical Techniques and Waste water Technologies to BS and MS / PhD.She participated in the development of HEC National Curricula for BS and MS Chemistry at Pakistan.

During her stay at COMSATS, her various research projects were awarded under Sweddish Research Link Program, Sweden, Pak-US, Pak-China, HEC and CIIT, Islamabad. Along with her teaching and research supervising responsibilities, she is also working as the reviewer of Journals. She has published numerous books, book chapters, more than 60 research papers in international and national Journals, granted two patents by USPTO, USA. She is active in developing laboratories and laid the strong foundation in research at CIIT Abbottabad and Lahore. She established the laboratories of Analytical, Chemistry, Microbiology, Biotechnology, etc. She has been supervising MS and PhD students in research areas related to the treatment of waste water containing heavy metals and hazardous substances of industrial effluents of pesticides, tanneries, textiles and metal industries. She also worked as the reviewer of the technical research projects submitted to different research granting agencies like Higher Education Commission, Pakistan Science Foundation and Ministry of Science and technology, Pakistan.

 

Publications:

Patents:
1. Farooq R. & Shaukat S. F. (2016), "Recovery of nickel from industrial pickling acid solutions", Patent No: US 9340434    (External URL)
2. Farooq R. & Shaukat S. F., Farooq U, Yaqoob, Asim (2016), "Sonoelectrolysis for metal removal", Patent No: US 9512012    (External URL)
Books:
1. Robina Farooq (2010), "Copper Removal – Synergetic Techniques", published by: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing AG & Co. KG, Theodor-Heuss-Ring 26, 50668 Köln, Germany, pp: 108, Standard: 978-3-8383-3573-5    (External URL)
2. Robina Farooq (2009), "Environmentally sustainable Development III", edited by: Robina Farooq, IA Raja, Arshed Pervez, published by: COMSATS IIT Abbottabad, pp: 2500   
3. Robina Farooq (2009), "Wastewater Treatment Technologies", published by: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing AG & Co. KG, Theodor-Heuss-Ring 26, 50668 Köln, Germany, pp: 124, Standard: 978-3-8383-2767-9    (External URL)
4. Robina Farooq (2008), "Principles of Chemistry – A Practical Approach", edited by: Robina Farooq, published by: COMSATS IIT Abbottabad, pp: 56   
5. Robina Farooq (2007), "Environmentally sustainable Development II", edited by: Robina Farooq, IA Raja, Arshed Pervez, published by: COMSATS IIT Abbottabad, pp: 2000, Standard: 978-969-8779-14-6    
6. Robina Farooq (2005), "Environmentally sustainable Development-I", edited by: Robina Farooq, IA Raja, Arshed Pervez, published by: COMSATS IIT Abbottabad, pp: 2000, Standard: 969-8779-07-8    
Book Chapters:
1. Robina Farooq (2011), "Applications of Sonochemistry in Pharmaceutical Sciences", Handbook on Applications of Ultrasound - Sonochemistry for Sustainability, edited by: Dong Chen, Sanjay K. Sharma, Ackmez Mudhoo, published by: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group New York, pp: 697, Standard: 978-1-4398-4206-5    (External URL)
Journal Papers:
1. Sara Khalid, Farah Alvi, Masoom Fatima, Yongyu Zhang, Sara Riaz, Robina Farooq* (2018), "Dye Degradation and Electricity Generation Using Microbial Fuel Cell with Graphene Oxide Modified Anode", Materials Letters, pp: 272-276, Vol: 220, Impact Factor: 2.6    (External URL)
2. Javed U , Farooq R*, Shehzad F,Khan Z, (2018), "Optimization of HNO3 leaching of copper from old AMD Athlon processors using response surface methodology", Journal of Environmental Management, pp: 22-27, Vol: 211, Impact Factor: 4.01    (External URL)
3. Maria Siddique, Robina Farooq (2018), "Removal of Congo Red from Aqueous Solutions by Spent Black Tea as Adsorbent", PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY OF WATER TREATMENT PROCESSES, pp: 1–7., Vol: 40, Issue: 4   
4. Maria Siddique, Robina Farooq (2018), "Ultrasound-assisted Adsorption of Phenol from aqueous solution by using Spent Black Tea Leaves", Environmental Science and Pollution Research, pp: 2186-9 , Impact Factor: 2.74    (External URL)
5. MasoomFatima, RobinaFarooq, Rakel W.Lindström, MuhammadSaeed (2017), "A review on Biocatalytic Decomposition of Azo Dyes and Electrons Recovery", Journal of Molecular Liquids, pp: 275-281, Vol: 246, Impact Factor: 3.7    (External URL)
6. Jabeen G1, Farooq R. (2016), "Bio-electrochemical synthesis of commodity chemicals by autotrophic acetogens utilizing CO2 for environmental remediation.", JOURNAL OF BIOSCIENCES, pp: 367-80, Vol: 41, Issue: 3, Standard: : 0250-5991, Impact Factor: 2.064    (External URL)
7. Robina Farooq,Gugan Jabeen, Maria Siddique, Saleem Farooq Shaukat, Saif Ur Rehman (2016), "Bioelectrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide to Organic Compounds", International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, Vol: 7, Issue: 10, Standard: 2229-5518 , Impact Factor: 4.2    (External URL)
8. Zaki Ahmad*, Robina Farooq, Kanwal Rasheed, Asad U Khan, Umbreen Fatima and Mehmood Irfan (2016), "Harnessing Green Engineering for Eco-Friendly Housing and Utilities in South-Asian Countries", Journal of Petroleum & J Environmental Biotechnology, pp: 1-12, Vol: 8, Issue: 4, Standard: 2157-7463, Impact Factor: 0.000    (External URL)
9. Shaheen, M. A.; Islam, M. N.; Mehmood, T.; Karim, A.; Farooq, R.; Iqbal, M. (2016), "SEQUESTERING ATTRIBUTES OF TYPHA LATIFOLIA AS A LOW COST BIOSORBENTFOR THE REMOVAL OF REACTIVE DYE (DB-K2RL) FROM AQUEOUS MEDIA.", Pakistan Journal of Science, pp: 406-412, Vol: 68, Issue: 4, Standard: 0030-9877    (External URL)
10. Muhammad Ashraf Shaheen1*, Rehana Akram1 , Abdul Karim1 , Tahir Mehmood1* , Robina Farooq2 , Shahid Iqbal1 and Mudassir Iqbal3,4 (2016), "Sequestering Potential of Peach Nut Shells as an Efficient Sorbent for Some Toxic Metal Ions from Aqueous Media: A Kinetic and Thermodynamic Study", Pak. J. Anal. Environ. Chem, pp: 77-86, Vol: 17, Issue: 1, Standard: -1996-918X    (External URL)
11. GUGAN JABEEN*, ROBINA FAROOQ*, ASAD ULLAH KHAN and AQEEL AHMED KHAN (2015), "Acetyl-CoA Pathway for Biosynthesis of Organics", Asian Journal of Chemistry, pp: 1-8, Vol: 27, Issue: 1, Standard: 0975-427X, Impact Factor: 0.000    (External URL)
12. Gugan Jabeen ,Robina Farooq (2015), "Microbial Fuel Cells and Their Applications for Cost Effective Water Pollution Remediation", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Section B: Biological Sciences, pp: 625–635, Vol: 87, Issue: 3, Standard: 2250-1746, Impact Factor: 0.400    (External URL)
13. Qaisar Mahmood, Faiqa Masood, Zulfiqar Ahmad Bhatti, Maria Siddique, Muhammad Bilal, Hajira Yaqoob, Robina Farooq & Zahid Ullah (2014), "Biological treatment of the dye Reactive Blue 19 by cattails and anaerobic bacterial consortia", Toxicological & Environmental Chemistry, pp: 530-541, Vol: 96, Issue: 4, Standard: 02772248    (External URL)
14. Siddique M1, Farooq R2, Price GJ3 (2014), "Enhanced decomposition of reactive blue 19 dye in ultrasound assisted electrochemical reactor", Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, pp: 1206-12, Vol: 94, Issue: 40, Standard: 1350-4177, Impact Factor: 10.1016    (External URL)
15. Maria Sidique, Dr, Robina Farooq, Romana Khan, Ather Farooq Khan (2014), "Improved Photocatalytic Activity of TiO2 Coupling Ultrasound for Reactive Blue 19 Degradation", Journal of the Chemical Society of Pakistan, pp: 37-43, Vol: 36, Issue: 1, Standard: 0253-510    (External URL)
16. 1 TAYYABA ABID, 1 SIDRA NISAR MALIK, 1 NATASHA HUSSAIN, 2 MARIA SIDDIQUE 2 QAISAR MAHMOOD, 3 IJAZ HUSSAIN, 1 FAHAD MATEEN, 1 ZAKI AHMED, AND 1ROBINA FAROOQ* (2013), "Electrolyte Assisted Sono-Electrochemical Decomposition of Reactive Red 195 ", Journal of Chemical Society of Pakistan, pp: 377-384, Vol: 35, Issue: 1,2, Standard: 0253-5106    (External URL)
17. MUHAMMAD FAROOQ, 2 SHAHZAD ALAM, 3 SHAHZAD NASEEM, 4 SALEEM FAROOQ SHAUKAT* AND 5 ROBINA FAROOQ (2013), "Stabilize Consequences of Y2O3 in Zirconia Thermal Barrier Coatings (TBC)", Journal of the Chemical Society of Pakistan, pp: 37-41, Vol: 12, Issue: 1,2, Standard: 0253-5106    (External URL)
18. Farooq, R.; Ahmed, Z.; Gilani, M. A.; Durrani, M.; Mahmood, Q.; Shaukat, S. F.; Choima, N. (2013), "Treatment of Tanneries waste water by ultrasound assisted electrolysis process’", Journal of Chemical Society of Pakistan, pp: 599-603, Vol: 44, Issue: 50, Standard: 0253-5106    (External URL)
19. Asim Yaqub1,*, Huma Ajab2, Mohamed Hasnain Isa1, Hisyam Jusoh1, Muhammad Junaid3 and Robina Farooq4 (2012), "Effect of ultrasound and electrode material on electron chemical treatment of wastewater", Journal of New Materials for Electrochemical Systems, pp: 233-306, Vol: 15, Issue: 1,4, Standard: 2292-1168    (External URL)
20. Robina Farooq, S F Shaukat (2011), "20110162976 Recovery of nickel from industrial pickling acid solutions", US patent     (External URL)
21. Maria Siddique (2011), "Enhanced decomposition of Reactive Blue 19 dye in ultrasound assisted electrochemical reactor", Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, pp: 06, Standard: 350-4177   
22. Maria Siddique, Robina Farooq (2011), "Enhanced decomposition of Reactive Blue 19 dye in ultrasound assisted electrochemical reactor", Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, pp: 190-196 , Vol: 18 , Issue: 1  Abstract 
23. Maria siddique, Robina farooq (2011), "Removal of Reactive Blue 19 from wastewaters by physicochemical and biological processes - A review", Pakistan Journal of Chemical Society, Vol: 33, Issue: 2  Abstract 
24. Maria Siddique (2011), "Removal of Reactive Blue 19 from Wastewaters by Physicochemical and Biological Processes-A Review", Journal of the Chemical Society of Pakistan, pp: 284-285, Vol: 42, Issue: 30, Standard: 0253-5106    (External URL)
25. Natasha Hussain, Maleeha Aslam, Robina Farooq (2011), "Sensitivity Comparison between Rapid Immuno-Chromatographic Device Test and ELISA in Detection and Sero-Prevalence of HBsAg and Anti-HCV antibodies in Apparently Healthy Blood Donors of Lahore, Pakistan", World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, pp: 1112 to 1114, Vol: 5, Issue: 12, Standard: 2010376X    (External URL)
26. Natasha Hussain, Maleeha Aslam, Robina Farooq (2011), "Sensitivity Comparison between Rapid Immuno-Chromatographic Device Test and ELISA in Detection and Sero-Prevalence of HBsAg and Anti-HCV antibodies in Apparently Healthy Blood Donors of Lahore, Pakistan", World Academy of Science Engineering and, Technology, pp: 1112-1114, Vol: 60   
27. Noshin Mirza,Robina Farooq (2010), "Phytoremediation potential of Arundo donax in arsenic contaminated synthetic wastewater", Bioresource Technology, pp: 5815-5819, Vol: 101  Abstract 
28. Sofia Big, Robina Farooq, Faiza Rehman (2010), "Sonochemistry and its industrial applications", World Applied Sciences Journal,, pp: 936 – 944, Vol: 8, Issue: 10   
29. Farrah Ishtiaq, Robina Farooq, et. al. (2009), "Application of Ultrasound in Pharmaceutics ", World Applied Science Journal, pp: 886 – 893 , Vol: 7, Issue: 6    (External URL)
30. Robina Farooq, et.al. (2009), "Electrochemical Removal of Copper and Lead from Industrial Wastewater: Mass Transport Enhancement", Water Quality Research Journal of Canada, pp: 183 – 188, Vol: 2, Issue: 44, Impact Factor: 0.71    (External URL)
31. Robina Farooq, Sajjad Khan, et. al (2009), "Health risk assessment of heavy metals for population via consumption of vegetables ", World Applied Sciences Journal, pp: 1602 – 1606, Vol: 12, Issue: 6    (External URL)
32. Sara Khatoon, Robina Farooq, et. al. (2009), "Removal of Chromium (VI) by Biosorption of Eucalyptus Bark ", World Applied Science Journal, pp: 6(12), 1638 – 1643, Vol: 6(12), 1638 – 1643, Issue: 6(12), 1638 – 1643    (External URL)
33. Robina Farooq, Faiza Rehman, et. al. (2009), "The effect of ultrasonic irradiation on the anaerobic digestion of activated sludge", World Applied Science Journal, pp: 6(2), 234 – 237, Vol: 6(2), 234 – 237, Issue: 6(2), 234 – 237   
34. Maria Siddiue, Robina Farooq, et. al. (2009), "Thermal Pressure mediated hydrolysis of reactive blue 19 dye ", Journal of Hazardous materials, pp: 1007 – 1012, Vol: 172, Impact Factor: 3.723    (External URL)
35. Robina Farooq, Huma Ajab, (2008), "Evaluation of trace metals in Tobacco of local and imported cigarettes brands used in Pakistan by spectrophotometer through microwave digestion", Toxicological Sciences, pp: 415 – 420, Vol: 4, Issue: 33, Impact Factor: 0.4    (External URL)
36. Umar Farooq, Robina Farooq (2008), "Two new Sesquiterpene lactone – ester from Achillea vermicularis", Natural Product Communications, pp: 1871-1874, Vol: 11, Issue: 3, Impact Factor: 0.766   
37. Robina Farooq, et al. (2008), "Ultrasonic Induced Decomposition of methidathion pesticide", Journal of Applied Sciences, pp: 140- 145, Vol: 1, Issue: 8    (External URL)
38. Robina Farooq, Umer Farooq, et al., (2007), "Complete 1H and 13C NMR assignments of two new trans-clerodane diterpenoids from Otostegia limbata", Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry, pp: 766-769, Vol: 9, Issue: 45, Impact Factor: 1.443    (External URL)
39. Robina Farooq, et al. (2007), "Omethoate hydrolysis process under natural conditions of pressure and temperature", Pakistan Journal of Science, pp: 20-28, Vol: 1-2, Issue: 59   
40. Robina Farooq, S F Shaukat (2005), "Degradation of Organophosphorus Pesticides By Manganese Dioxide And Alkaline Earth Metals", Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution, pp: 1 –7, Vol: 2, Issue: 2    (External URL)
41. Robina Farooq, F K Lin, et al. (2004), "Pressure Hydrolysis for Degradation of Omethoate Pesticide in Water ", J. Shanghai Uni. , pp: 221 – 226, Vol: 2, Issue: 8    (External URL)
42. Robina Farooq, Lin Feng-kai, et al (2003), "Sonochemical degradation of organophosphorus pesticide in dilute aqueous solutions", J. Environ. Science, pp: 710–714, Vol: 15, Issue: 5, Impact Factor: 1.412    (External URL)
43. Robina Farooq, Wang Yu, F K Lin, J Donaldson, et al., (2002), "Effect of ultrasound on the removal of copper from the model solutions for copper electrolysis process", Water Research, pp: 3165 – 3169, Vol: 36, Issue: 12, Impact Factor: 4.546    (External URL)
Conference Papers:
1. 1. Masoom Fatima, Yohannes Kiros, Darren A. Baker, Robina Farooq, Rakel, Wreland Lindstrom (2016) "Organic Dye Degradation from textile industry waste in microbial fuel cell", 3rd EU-ISMET-2016   
2. Robina Farooq, Sidra Malik (2012) "Pakistan’s Energy Pathways To 2050 and Development of Clean Coal Utilization Techniques", UK-Pakistan Coal Conference 2012, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK   
3. Abda Khalid, Robina Farooq, Maria Siddique (2009) "Catalytic hydrolysis of reactive blue 222", 3rd International Conference of Environmentally Sustainable Developmen   
4. Maria Siddique, Robina Farooq (2009) "Photocatalytic degradation of reactive blue 19 dye in the presence of titanium dioxide catalyst under UV radiations ", 3rd International Conference of Environmentally Sustainable Development, pp: 406 - 414   
5. Robina Farooq, Sofia Baig, etc. al., (2009) "Spatial and temporal variations of water quality profile along Mandrochha stream", 3rd International Conference of Environmentally Sustainable Development   
6. Robina Farooq, et al (2008) "Conversion of plastic waste poly bags in to light hydrocarbons through pyrolytic technology", Energy & Environment; Issues, concerns and options, QEUST   
7. Robina Farooq, et al. (2007) "Effect of Ultraviolet Rays On The Decomposition of Hexadecyltrimethyl-Ammonium Bromide (C19H42NBr)", 2nd International Conference of Environmentlly Sustainable Development    
8. Robina Farooq, et al. (2007) "Post Treatment of UASB Effluent using advanced oxidation Techniques", 2nd International Conference of Environmentally Sustainable Development   
9. Robina Farooq, et al., (2007) "Preliminary Study of Biologically Active Secondary Metabolites From Endophytic Fungal Strain-6653", 2nd International Conference of Environmentally Sustainable Development   
10. Robina Farooq, et al (2005) "Catalytic Hydrolysis for the Degradation of Organophosphorus Pesticides in Water ", ESDev Conference    
11. Robina Farooq, et al., (2005) "Decomposition Of Pesticides In Effluents By Pressure-Thermal Hydrolysis Process– A Device For Industries", ESDev Conference   
12. Robina Farooq, et al., (2005) "Effect Of Ultrasonic Frequencies On The Degradation of Organophosphorus Pesticide In Aqueous Solutions", ESDev Conference    
13. Robina Farooq, et al. (2005) "Photo catalytic degradation of water containing trichloroethylene with TiO2 - mechanism", ESDev Conference    
14. Robina Farooq, et al., (2005) "The removal of chromium from industrial effluents by sono-electrolyis process", ESDev Conference    

Qualification

Post Doc
Glasgow University, UK
Mar 2012 to Jan 2013
   
PhD
East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China
Sep 1999 to May 2003
   
M.Phil
Brunel University, Uxbridge, London, UK
Sep 1995 to Aug 1997
   
Master of Science (Chemistry)
University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Sep 1987 to Jun 1989
   
Bachelor of Science
Govt College for Women Sargodha, Pakistan
Mar 1986 to Jun 1987
   
Intermediate
Government College for Women, Sargodha, Pakistan
May 1981 to Sep 1983
   
Matric
Govt College for Women, Sargodha, Pakistan
Mar 1979 to Jun 1981
   

Experience

Head of Chemistry & Pharmacy Departments, Head ORIC, Management Representative, Head Students startup bussiness
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore
Sep 2017 to Date
   
Professor (Chemical Engineering)
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore
Feb 2011 to Date
   
Associate Professor
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore
Feb 2010 to Feb 2011
   
Associate Professor
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad
Feb 2010 to Feb 2011
   
Associate Professor / In charge Campus Research Promotion and Coordination
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad
Jul 2009 to Jan 2010
   
In charge Campus Research Promotion and Coordination
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore
Jul 2009 to Jan 2010
   
Head of Chemistry Department
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore
May 2008 to May 2009
   
Head of Chemistry Department
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad
May 2008 to May 2009
   
Associate Professor
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad
Jul 2006 to Apr 2008
   
Assistant Professor
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad
Nov 2004 to Jun 2006
   
Assistant Professor
COMSATS IIT, Abbottabad
Nov 2004 to Jun 2006
   
Assistant Professor
Government College University, Lahore
Dec 2003 to Oct 2004
   
Lecturer
Government College
Oct 1989 to Nov 2003
   

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