Dr. Sobia Tabassum
Assistant Professor, IRCBM
Area of Interest: Use of simple functional compounds to development of multifunctional biomaterials and targeted drug delivery systems for tissue regeneration
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007  
Dr. Sobia Tabassum is serving as Assistant Professor at Interdisciplinary Research Center in Biomedical Materials, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore. She earned her PhD Degree in Chemistry from Clausthal University of Technology, Germany.
Dr. Sobia Tabassum has strong background in material/organic/natural product chemistry. Her research interests at IRCBM focuses on Development of nature-mimic multifunctional tissue regenerative composite materials via functionalization
Her group is developing simple economical biomaterials by grafting of material with simple functional compounds so that they can mimic the functions of complex biological compounds.


Active Projects

  • Development of tissue regeneration composite materials function like Autografts via Doping of biomaterials with simple functional compounds
  • Synthesis of angiogenic, osteogenic and anti-infected biomaterials for tissue engineering
  • Organically modified Bioceramics for targeted drug delivery applications
  • Synthesis of moldable bone graft material
  • Use of Natural products/plant extract to control physiochemical and surface properties of biomaterials



Book Chapters:
1. Sobia Tabassum* (2019), "Role of Substitutions in Bioceramics ", Handbook of Ionic Substituted Hydroxyapatites, edited by: 1st Edition, , published by: Woodhead Publishing, Standard: 9780081028346,     (External URL)
2. Oksana Sereda, Sobia Tabassum, and René Wilhelm (2009), "Lewis Acid Organocatalysts in: “Asymmetric Organocatalysis”", Top. Curr. Chem. Asymmetric Organocatalysis. , edited by: R. Noyori, published by: Springer, Heidelberg, pp: (291) 349-393, Impact Factor; 8.45    (External URL)
Journal Papers:
1. Urooj Gul, Shamsa Kanwal, Sobia Tabassum, Mazhar Amjad Gilani, Abdur Rahim (2020), "Microwave-assisted synthesis of carbon dots as reductant and stabilizer for silver nanoparticles with enhanced-peroxidase like activity for colorimetric detection of hydrogen peroxide and glucose. ", Microchimica Acta, Vol: accepted, Impact Factor: 5.5   
2. Faiza Sharif*, Sobia Tabassum*, Waleed Mustafa, Anila Asif, Faiza Zarif, Muhammad Tariq, Saadat A. Siddiqui, Mazhar A. Gilani, Ihtesham Ur Rehman, Sheila MacNeil, (2019), "Bioresorbable Antibacterial PCL-PLA-nHA Composite Membranes for Oral and Maxillofacial Defects", Polymer Composites, pp: 1564-1575, Vol: 40, Impact Factor: 2.3    (External URL)
3. Naveen Kosar, Tariq Mahmood, Khurshid Ayub Sobia Tabassum, Muhammad Arshad, Mazhar Amjad Gilani, (2019), "Doping superalkali on Zn12O12 nanocage constitutes a superior approach to fabricate stable and high-performance nonlinear optical materials, ", Optics & Laser Technology, pp: 105753, Vol: 120, Impact Factor: 3.3    (External URL)
4. Faiza Zarif, Faiza Sharif, Madeeha Batool, Ammar Haider, Urooj Gul, Mazhar A. Gilani, Ayesha Idrees, Sobia Tabassum* (2019), "Enhanced Surface Properties of Hydroxyapatite by Grafting Tartaric Acid for Sustained Release of Moxifloxacin", Chemistryselect, pp: 4105-4111 , Vol: 4, Impact Factor: 1.5    (External URL)
5. Faiza Zarif, Sobia Tabassum*, Arshad Jamal, Urooj Gul, Mazhar Amjad Gilani, Faiza Sharif, Saba Zahid, Anila Asif, Aqif Anwar Chaudhry, Ihtesham ur Rehman (2019), "Surface-grafted remedial hydroxyapatite nanoparticles to avoid operational infections", Monatshefte für Chemie - Chemical Monthly, Impact Factor: 1.3    (External URL)
6. Farah Suhail, Madeeha Batool, Muhammad Imran Din, Misbahul Ain Khana, Khurshid Ayub, Sobia Tabassum, Asma Tufail Shah (2019), "Synthesis and characterization of immobilized 1-(1,3-diphenyl-5-hydroxy-1H-pyrazol-4-ypethanone on silica gel and its use for aqueous heavy metal removal, ", Desalination and Water Treatment, pp: 213-224. , Vol: 142, Impact Factor: 1.3    (External URL)
7. Mazhar Amjad Gilani, Sobia Tabassum, Urooj Gul, Tariq Mahmood, Abdulrahman I. Alharthi, Mshari A. Alotaibi, Mohammed Geesi, Rizwan Sheikh, Khurshid Ayub (2018), "Copper Doped Al12N12 Nano-cages: Potential Candidates for Nonlinear Optical Materials", Applied Physics A Materials Science and Processing, Vol: 124, Issue: 14, Impact Factor: 1.64    (External URL)
8. Bilal Khalid, Abdur Rahim, Mazhar Amjad Gilani, Nawshad Muhammad, Abdur Rehman Younus, Sobia Tabassum, Jibran Iqbal, Abdulrahman I. Alharthi (2018), "In situ immobilization of CuO on SiO2/graphite matrix, modified with benzimidazolium-1-acatate ionic liquid: Application as catechol sensor", Journal of Molecular Liquids, pp: 450-457, Vol: 251, Impact Factor: 3.64    (External URL)
9. Sobia Tabassum*, Saba Zahid, Faiza Zarif, Mazhar Amjad Gilani, Faisal Manzoor, Fozia Rehman, Arshad Jamal, Aqif Anwar Chaudhry, Saadat Anwar Siddiqi and Ihtesham ur Rehman, (2016), "Efficient drug delivery system for bone repair by tuning the surface of hydroxyapatite particles", RSC Adv., pp: 104969-104978, Vol: 6, Impact Factor: 3.2    (External URL)
10. Asma Tufail Shah, Sana Ahmad, Muhammad Farhan Khan, Khurram Shahzad, Sobia Tabassum, Adnan Mujahi (2016), "In situ synthesis of Copper Nanoparticles on SBA-16 Silica Spheres", Arabian Journal of Chemistry, pp: 537-41 , Vol: 9, Impact Factor: 4.5    (External URL)
11. Riaz Hussain, Sobia Tabassum*, Mazhar Amjad Gilani, Ejaz Ahmed, Ahsan Sharif, Faisal Manzoor, et al. (2016), "In situ synthesis of mesoporous polyvinyl alcohol/hydroxyapatite composites for better biomedical coating adhesion", Applied Surface Science, pp: 117-123, Vol: 364, Impact Factor: 3.38    (External URL)
12. Nazim Waheed, Azeem Mushtaq, Sobia Tabassum, Mazhar Amjad Gilani, Fawad Ashraf, Younis Jamal, Muhammad Roil Bilad, Asad Ullah Khan, Ayesha Ilyas, Asim Laeeq Khan. (2016), "Mixed matrix membranes based on polysulfone and rice husk extracted silica for CO2 separation", Separation and Puri?cation Technology, pp: 122–129, Vol: 170, Impact Factor: 3.35    (External URL)
13. Sobia Tabassum*, Mazhar Amjad Gilani, Khurshid Ayub, René Wilhelm (2015), "First Examples of Carbene Catalyzed Allylation of Benzaldehyde: A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Study", Journal of the Iranian Chemical Society, pp: 1199–1205, Vol: 12, Impact Factor: 1.406    (External URL)
14. Maximilian Koppenwallner, Eduard Rais, Magdalena Uzarewicz-Baig, Sobia Tabassum, Mazhar Amjad Gilani, René Wilhelm (2015), "Synthesis of New Camphor-Based Carbene Ligands and Their Application in a Copper Catalyzed Michael Addition with B2Pin2", Synthesis, pp: 789-800, Vol: 47(06): , Impact Factor: 2.5    (External URL)
15. Tariq Mahmood, Mazhar Amjad Gilani, Sobia Tabassum, Farhan Ahmed Khan, Ather Farooq Khan, (2014), "DFT Studies of biphenyl derivatives, potential application as chiral dopants for liquid crystals", Chem. Soc. Pak. accepted, pp: 498-502, Vol: 36, Issue: 3    (External URL)
16. Magdalena Uzarewicz-Baig, Maximilian Koppenwallner, Sobia Tabassum, René Wilhlem (2014), "Highly Regioselective Synthesis of Chiral Diamines via a Buchwald-Hartwig Amination from Camphoric Acid and their in the Henry Reaction", Applied Organometallic Chemistry, , Issue: ID AOC-14-0041, Impact Factor: 2.3    (External URL)
17. Sobia Tabassum (2014), "organocatalysis", Chemistry   
18. Sabeen, Qaisar Mahmood, Muhammad Irshad, Iftikhar Fareed, Afsar Khan, Farid Ullah, Yousaf Hayat and Sobia Tabassum (2013), "Cadmium Phytoremediation by Arundo donax L. from Contaminated Soil and Water", BioMed Research International, pp: 9, Issue: ID 324830, Impact Factor: 2.8    (External URL)
19. Ather Farooq Khan, Muhammad Awais Younas, Abdul Samad Khan, Sobia Tabassum, Aqif Anwar Chaudhry, Ihtesham ur Rehman (2013), "Raman Spectroscopy of Natural Bone and Synthetic Apatites", Applied Spectroscopy Reviews, pp: 329-355., Vol: 48, Impact Factor: 2.9    (External URL)
20. Ather Farooq Khan, Muhammad Awais Younas, Abdul Samad Khan, Sobia Tabassum, Aqif Anwar Chaudhry, Ihtesham ur Rehman (2013), "Raman Spectroscopy of Natural Bone and Synthetic Apatites", Applied Spectroscopy Reviews, pp: 329-355., Vol: 48, Impact Factor: 2.9    (External URL)
21. Sobia Tabassum, Mazhar Amjad Gilani and René Wilhelm (2011), "Imidazolinium sulfonate and sulfamate zwitterions as chiral solvating agents for enantiomeric excess calculations", Tetrahedron: Asymmetry , pp: 1632–1639 , Vol: 22 , Impact Factor: 2.11    (External URL)
22. Naturally Occurring Antifungal Aromatic Esters and Amides (2010), "Muhammad Shaiq Ali, Shahnaz, Sobia Tabassum, Isiaka ajani ogunwande , Muhammad Kashif Pervez and Oladosu Adebayo Ibrahim", J. Chem. Soc. Pak., pp: 565-570, Vol: 32 (4)    (External URL)
23. Sobia Tabassum, Oksana Sereda, Peddiahgari Vasu Govardhana Reddy and René Wilhelm (2009), "Hindered Brønsted bases as Lewis Base Catalysts", Org. Biomol. Chem., pp: 4009-4016, Vol: 7, Impact Factor: 3.56    (External URL)
24. P. Vasu Govardhana Reddy, Sobia Tabassum, Amélie Blanrue, René Wilhelm (2009), "Novel Enantiopure NHCs Derived From Camphor", Chem. Comm., pp: 5910-5912, Impact Factor: 6.37    (External URL)
25. Muhammad Shaiq Ali, Sobia Tabassum and Shakeel Ahmad (2008), "Spirotorvoside: A New Steroidal-glycoside from Solanum torvum (Solanaceae)", J. Chem. Soc. Pak., pp: 494-498, Vol: 30(3)    (External URL)
26. Muhammad Shaiq Ali, Sobia Tabassum (2007), "Solanaceae (The Potato Family)", Hamdard Medicus, Vol: 50(4)   


Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
Apr 2007 to Apr 2010
International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry, University of Karachi, Pakistan
Jan 2002 to Apr 2007
Govt. College Sargodha, University of the Punjab, , Pakistan
Sep 1999 to Aug 2001
Govt. College Karkhana Bazar Faisalabad, University of the Punjab, Pakistan
Aug 1997 to Aug 1999


Assistant Professor
Interdisciplinary Research Center in Biomedical Materials (IRCBM), COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Lahore
Aug 2011 to Date
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry, Lahore college for women university
Jul 2010 to Aug 2011
Research Scholar
International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry, University of Karachi, Pakistan
Jan 2002 to Jan 2007

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