Dr. Asma Tufail Shah
Associate Professor, IRCBM
Area of Interest: 3D printing; Biomaterials; Mesoporous Materials, Nanomaterials; Polyoxometalates
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007  

Dr. Asma Tufail is serving as an Associate Professor at Interdisciplinary Research Center in Biomedical Materials (IRCBM), COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus, Lahore, Pakistan. She did her Ph.D. in Applied chemistry from China and then joined the Institute of Chemistry, University of the Punjab Lahore, Pakistan in the capacity of Assistant Professor and served for two and a half years.

She was awarded George Foster Fellowship for Experienced Researcher from Alexander von Humboldt for her postdoctorate at Technical University of Berlin, Germany, on "3D printing of Biomaterials for Cartilage and Bone Regeneration". It is a prestigious competitive fellowship by the Alexander von Humboldt organization.

Prior to that, she did Post-doctorate from the University of Sheffield under the Pak-UK fellowship program on "the Development of Functionally Graded Membranes for Guided Bone Regeneration/ Guided Tissue regeneration". She has been working on multiple materials including Bioceramics, Mesoporous materials, Zeolites, and Polyoxometalates.

Active Projects
(1) 3D printed Biomaterials for Bone and Cartilage Regeneration
(2) Development of Guided Bone Regeneration/Guided Tissue Regeneration Membranes for treatment of Periodontitis
(3) Development of Injectable for dental diseases
(4) Synthesis of POM based Anti-cancer materials
(5) Bioactive glass-based bone fillers
(6) Fluoride substituted bioactive glass
(7) Synthesis of different catalysts for catalytic degradation of plastic waste

Internationally Funded Projects
(1) 1.1 Million PKR project on Fabrication of drug-loaded silica-based bioactive nanocomposite scaffolds for bone regeneration funded by TWAS-COMSTECH, Italy
(2) 1.2 Million PKR project Synthesis and characterization of novel polyoxometalates catalysts for the production of fuel oil by catalytic cracking of polyethylene waste funded by International Foundation of Science, Sweden

Nationally Funded Projects
(1)3.8 Million PKR Project on Development of mechanically reinforced silica-based bioactive glass (SiO2-CaO-P2O5) polymer composites for potential application in osteochondral defect site, funded by Pakistan Science Foundation
(2)    0.18 Million PRK Project on Sol-Gel Synthesis of Mesoporous Bioactive Glass By Evaporation Induced Self-Assembly Method for Potential Osteological Applications Funded by CIIT.

(1) Department of Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
(2) Technical University of Berlin, Germany
(4) Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China



Journal Papers:
1. Saba Zahid, Asma Tufail Shah, Arshad Jamal, Aqif Anwar Chaudhry, Abdul Samad Khan, Ather Farooq Khan, Nawshad Muhammad and Ihtesham ur Rehman (2016), "Biological behavior of bioactive glasses and their composites", RSC Advances, pp: 70197-70214, Vol: 6, Impact Factor: 3.1    (External URL)
2. Madeeha Batool, Asma Tufail Shah, Muhammad Imran Din,1 and Baoshan Li, (2016), "Catalytic Pyrolysis of Low Density Polyethylene Using Cetyltrimethyl Ammonium Encapsulated Monovacant Keggin Units (C19H42N)4H3(PW11O39) and ZSM-5", Journal of Chemistry, pp: 5, Vol: 2016, Impact Factor: 1.3    (External URL)
3. Asma Tufail Shah, Madeeha Batool, Aqif Anwar Chaudhry, Farasat Iqbal, Ayesha Javaid, Saba Zahid, Kanwal Ilyas, Saad bin Qasim, Ather Farooq Khan, Abdul Samad Khan, Ihtesham ur Rehman (2016), "Effect of calcium hydroxide on mechanical strength and biological properties of bioactive glass", Journal of the mechanical behavior of biomedical materials, pp: 617–626 , Vol: 61, Impact Factor: 3.11   
4. Khurram Shehzad, Tajamal Hussain, Asma Tufail Shah, Adnan Mujahid, Mirza Nadeem Ahmad, Rizwan ur Rahman Sagar, Tauseef Anwar, Syed Nasir, Ayaz Ali (2016), "Effect of the carbon nanotube size dispersity on the electrical properties and pressure sensing of the polymer composites", Journal of Materials Science , pp: 11014, Vol: 51, Impact Factor: 2.599   
5. Riaz Hussai, Sobia Tabassum, Mazhar Amjad Gilani, Ejaz Ahmada, Ahsan Sharifa, Faisal Manzoorc, Asma Tufail Shah, Anila Asif, Faiza Sharif, Farasat Iqbal, Saadat Anwar Siddiqi (2016), "In situ synthesis hydroxyapatite and polyvinyl alcohol hybrid composites for better coating adhesions", Applied Surface Science, Impact Factor: 2.7   
6. Asma Tufail Shah, Quratul Ain, Aqif Anwar Chaudhry, Ather Farooq Khan, Bushra Iqbal, Sana Ahmad, Saadat Anwar Siddiqi, Ihtesham ur Rehman (2015), "A Study of the effect of precursors on Physical and Biological Properties of Mesoporous Bioactive Glass", Journal of Materials Sciences, pp: 1794, Vol: 50   
7. Asma Tufail Shah, Muhammad Imran Din, Farva Nausheen Kanwal, Muhammad Laif Mirza (2015), "Direct synthesis of mesoporous molecular sieves of Ni-SBA-16 by internal pH adjustment method and its performance for adsorption of toxic brilliant green dye", Arabian Journal of Chemistry, pp: 579, Vol: 50, Impact Factor: 3.725   
8. Tajamal Hussain, Asma Tufail Shah, Khurram Shehzad, Adnan Mujahid, Zahoor Hussain Farooqi, Muhammad Hamid Raza, Mirza Nadeem Ahmed, Zaib Un Nisa (2015), "Formation of self-ordered porous anodized alumina template for growing tungsten trioxide nanowires", International Nano Letters , pp: 37-41, Vol: 5   
9. Asma Tufail Shah, Muhammad Imran Din, Shahid Bashir (2015), "Green Synthesis and Characterization of Silver Nanoparticles Using Ferocactus echidne Extract as a Reducing Agent", Analytical Letters, pp: 1180-1189, Vol: 48, Impact Factor: 1.031   
10. Tajamul Hussain, R. Jamil, K. Shahzad, Z. H. Farooqi, E. Ahmad, A. Sharif, Asma Tufail Shah (2014), "Enhanced Control on the Electro Deposition Through Magnetic Field Using Reverse Microemulsion as Template", Asian Journal of Chemistry , pp: 6077-6080, Vol: 26, Issue: 18   
11. Khurram Shehzad, Mirza Nadeem Ahmad, Tajamal Hussain, Muhammad Mumtaz, Asma Tufail Shah, Adnan Mujahid, Chao Wang, Josef Ellingsen and Zhi-Min Dang (2014), "Influence of carbon nanotube dimensions on the percolation characteristics of carbon nanotube/polymer composites", Journal of Applied Physics, pp: 064908, Vol: 116, Impact Factor: 2.183   
12. Tajamal Hussain, Hifza Munir, Adnan Mujahid, Muhammad Umar Farooq, Khurram Shehzad, Asma Tufail Shah, Sana Ahmad, Muhammad Tahir Asghar (2014), "Molecular imprinted titania sol–gel layer for conductometric sensing of p-nitrophenol", Sensor Letters, pp: 1-6, Vol: 12, Impact Factor: 0.558   
13. Muhammad Imran Din, Zaib Hussain, Muhammad Latif Mirza, Asma Tufail Shah, Muhammad Makshoof Athar (2013), "Adsorption Optimization of Lead (II) Using Saccharum Bengalense as a Non-Conventional Low Cost Biosorbent: Isotherm and Thermodynamics Modeling", International Journal of Phytoremediation, Standard: DOI:10.1080/15226514.2013.803025, Impact Factor: 1.179    (External URL)
14. Asma Tufail Shah et al. (2013), "All-organic PANI–DBSA/PVDF dielectric composites with unique electrical properties", Journal of Materials Science, pp: 3737-3744, Vol: 48, Issue: 10, Impact Factor: 2.163   
15. Asma Tufail Shah, Sana Ahmad, Muhammad Farhan Khan, Khurram Shahzad, Sobia Tabassum, Adnan Mujahid (2013), "In situ synthesis of Copper Nanoparticles on SBA-16 Silica Spheres,", Arabian Journal of Chemistry, Impact Factor: 3.752    (External URL)
16. M. N Ahmad, K. M. Zia, S. Nadeem, T. Farooq, M. N. Anjum, Asma Tufail Shah, S. Khurshid, K. Shehzad, M. Zuber and W. Yang. (2013), "Modification of Diamond Particles for Improved Dispersion in Liquid Phase", Asian journal of chemistry, pp: 9840-9844, Vol: 25, Impact Factor: 0.16    (External URL)
17. Asma Tufail Shah et al. (2012), "Evaluation of Trace Elemental Composition of Aerosols in the Atmosphere of Rawalpindi and Islamabad using Radio Analytical Methods. ", Applied Radiation And Isotopes , pp: 906-910, Vol: 70, Impact Factor: 1.172   
18. Asma Tufail Shah et al. (2012), "Fabrication of Nickel nanoparticles modified electrode by reverse microemulsion method and its application in electrolytic oxidation of Ethanol", Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, pp: 19-21, Vol: 405, Impact Factor: 2.236   
19. Asma Tufail Shah et al. (2012), "Micelle Directed Synthesis of (C19H42N)4H3(PW11O39) Nanoparticles and their Catalytic Efficiency for Oxidative Degradation of Azo Dye.", Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology, pp: 194-199, Vol: 63, Impact Factor: 1.632   
20. Asma Tufail Shah et al. (2012), "Rapid assay of the comparative degradation of acetaminophen in binary and ternary combinations", Arabian Journal of Chemistry, Impact Factor: 2.26    (External URL)
21. Asma Tufail Shah et al. (2012), "Structurally Modified Poly(vinyl alcohol) Ionic Composites as Efficient Humidity Indicators. ", Polymer Composites, pp: 1018-1024, Vol: 33, Issue: 6, Impact Factor: 1.231   
22. Asma Tufail Shah et al. (2011), "Preparation and characterization of copper-substituted SBA-16 type mesoporous materials by modified pH-adjusting method", The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, pp: 1295, Vol: 89, Issue: 1288, Impact Factor: 0.748   
23. Asma Tufail Shah et al. (2010), "Direct synthesis of Cu-SBA-16 by internal pH modification method and its performance for adsorption of Dibenzothiophene.", Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, pp: 248-254, Vol: 103, Issue: 1-3, Impact Factor: 3.285   
24. Asma Tufail Shah et al. (2009), "Direct synthesis of mesoporous (C19H42N)4H3(PW11O39)/SiO2 and its catalytic performance in oxidative desulfurization.", Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering, pp: 86-92, Vol: 341, Impact Factor: 2.236   
25. Asma Tufail Shah et al. (2009), "Direct synthesis of Ti-containing SBA-16-type mesoporous material by the evaporation-induced self-assembly method and its catalytic performance for oxidative", Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, pp: 707-711, Vol: 336, Issue: 2, Impact Factor: 3.07   
26. Asma Tufail Shah et al. (2009), "Preparation of phosphate promoted Na2WO4/Al2O3 catalyst and its application for Oxidative Desulfurization.", Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, pp: 780-783, Vol: 15, Impact Factor: 1.977   
27. Asma Tufail Shah et al. (2009), "Synthesis of mesoporous zeolite Ni-MFI with high nickel contents by using the ionic complex [(C4H9)4N]+2 [Ni(EDTA)]2- as a template. ", Journal of Colloid and Interface Science , pp: 444-450, Vol: 332, Impact Factor: 3.07   


Technical University Berlin , Germany
Nov 2016 to 2020
University of Sheffield, UK
Nov 2014 to Jul 2016


Associate Professor
COMSATS University Islamabad Lahore Campus
Dec 2015 to Date
Assistant Professor
IRCBM, COMSATS University Islamabad Lahore Campus
Jul 2012 to Dec 2015
Assistant Professor
University of the Punjab
Jan 2010 to Jul 2012

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