Dr. Abdul Razzaq
Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
Area of Interest: Dye sensitized solar cells, Quantum dots sensitized solar cells, Photocatalysis for environmental remediation and solar fuels generation, hybrid anodes for MFC.
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007   (123)
HEC approved PhD Supervisor

Dr Abdul Razzaq completed his BSc in Chemical Engineering from ICET, University of the Punjab, Lahore in year 2005. After his BSc completion he worked as a shift engineer in polyester and food industries. In 2008, he won the HEC scholarship for MS Engineering in South Korean Universities and obtained his MS from KAIST in year 2010. Upon compleetion of MS, he worked as a Research Associate in Department of Polymer Engineering, University of the Punjab, Lahore followed by Lecturer in SCME, NUST, Islambad. He joined Chemical Engineering Department, COMSATS, Lahore in year 2012 as a Lecturer and then left for PhD in 2013. At present he is serving the same department after completion of PhD from DGIST, SOuth Korea.


Journal Papers:
1. Kshaf Azam. Rizwan Raza, Nasir Shezad, Maira Shabir, Wenshu Yang, Nabeel Ahmad, Iqrash Shafiq, Parveen Akhter. Abdul Razzaq, Murid Hussain (2020), "Development of recoverable magnetic mesoporous carbon adsorbent for removal of methyl blue and methyl orange from wastewater", Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, Vol: 8, Issue: 5, Impact Factor: 4.30    (External URL)
2. Shahid H.Ansari, Ashfaq Ahmed. Abdul Razzaq, Diane Hildebrandt, Xinying Liu, Young-KwonPark, (2020), "Incorporation of solar-thermal energy into a gasification process to co-produce bio-fertilizer and power", Environmental Pollution, Vol: 266, Issue: 3, Impact Factor: 6.792    (External URL)
3. Tahir Fazal, Abdul Razzaq, Fahed Javed. Ainy Hafeez, Naim Rashid, Ume Salma Amjad, Muhammad Saif Ur Rehman, Abrar Faisal (2020), "Integrating adsorption and photocatalysis: A cost effective strategy for textile wastewater treatment using hybrid biochar-TiO2 composite", Journal of Hazardous Materials, Vol: 398, Issue: 5, Impact Factor: 9.038    (External URL)
4. Shahzad Ali, Junho Lee, Hwapyong Kim, Yunju Hwang, Abdul Razzaq, Jin-Woo Jung, Chang-Hee Choc, Su-Il In (2020), "Sustained, photocatalytic CO2 reduction to CH4 in a continuous flow reactor by earth-abundant materials: Reduced titania-Cu2O Z-scheme heterostructures", Applied Catalysis B: Enviornmental, Vol: 279, Impact Factor: 16.683    (External URL)
5. Muhammad Atif Irshad, Rab Nawaz, Muhammad Zia ur Rehman, Muhammad Imran, Jamil Ahmad, Sajjad Ahmad, Aqil Inam, Abdul Razzaq, Muhammad Rizwan, Shafaqat Ali, (2020), "Synthesis and characterization of titanium dioxide nanoparticles by chemical and green methods and their antifungal activities against wheat rust", Chemosphere, Vol: 258, Impact Factor: 5.778    (External URL)
6. Shahzad Ali, Abdul Razzaq, Su-Il In (2019), "Development of graphene based photocatalysts for CO2 reduction to C1 chemicals: A brief overview", Catalysis Today, pp: 38-45, Vol: 335, Issue: 1, Impact Factor: 5.825    (External URL)
7. Tareq Manzoor, Tariq Javed, Ghulam Mustafa, Habib Ullah Manzoor Ahmed, Abdul Razzaq (2019), "Facile synthesis of CuxZn1-xFe2O4 nanoparticles and their thermo-physical properties evaluation", Applied Physics A, pp: 626, Vol: 125, Impact Factor: 1.810    (External URL)
8. Shahzad Ali, Monica Claire Flores, Abdul Razzaq, Saurav Sorcar, Chaitanya B. Hiragond, Hye Rim Kim, Young Ho Park, Yunju Hwang, Hong Soo Kim, Hwapyong Kim, Eun Hee Gong, Junho Lee, Dongyun Kim and Su-Il In (2019), "Gas Phase Photocatalytic CO2 Reduction, “A Brief Overview for Benchmarking”", Catalysts, pp: 727, Vol: 9, Issue: 9, Impact Factor: 3.520    (External URL)
9. Viona Wongso, Chew Jing Chen, Abdul Razzaq, Norashikin Ahmad Kamal, Nonni Soraya Sambudi (2019), "Hybrid kaolin/TiO2 composite: Effect of urea addition towards an efficient photocatalyst for dye abatement under visible light irradiation", Applied Clay Science, pp: 105158, Vol: 180, Issue: 1, Impact Factor: 4.180    (External URL)
10. Sung Hyun Lee, Kyeong-Seok Lee , Saurav Sorcar , Abdul Razzaq , Maan-Gee Lee and Su-Il In (2019), "Novel Porous Brain Electrodes for Augmented Local Field Potential Signal Detection", Materials, pp: 1-8, Vol: 12, Issue: 542, Impact Factor: 3.057    (External URL)
11. Iqrash Shafiq, Murid Hussain, Nasir Shehzad, Ibrahim M.Maafa, Parveen Akhter, Um-e-salma Amjad, Sumeer Shafique, Abdul Razzaq, Wenshu Yang, Muhammad Tahir, Nunzio Russo (2019), "The effect of crystal facets and induced porosity on the performance of monoclinic BiVO4 for the enhanced visible-light driven photocatalytic abatement of methylene blue", Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, pp: 103265, Vol: 7, Issue: 4, Impact Factor: 4.30    (External URL)
12. Abdul Razzaq and Su-Il In (2019), "TiO2 Based Nanostructures for Photocatalytic CO2 Conversion to Valuable Chemicals", Micromachines, pp: 326,1-25, Vol: 10, Issue: 5, Impact Factor: 2.523    (External URL)
13. Muhammad Zubair, HyeRim-Kim, Abdul Razzaq, Craig A.Grimes, Su-il In (2018), "Solar spectrum photocatalytic conversion of CO2 to CH4 utilizing TiO2 nanotube arrays embedded with graphene quantum dots", Journal of CO2 Utilization, pp: 70-79, Vol: 26, Impact Factor: 5.993    (External URL)
14. Sung Hyun Lee, Kyeong-Seok Lee, Saurav Sorcar, Abdul Razzaq, Craig A.Grimes, Su-Il In (2018), "Wastewater treatment and electricity generation from a sunlight-powered single chamber microbial fuel cell", Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, pp: 432-440, Vol: 358, Impact Factor: 3.306    (External URL)
15. Muhammad Zubair, Abdul Razzaq, Craig A. Grimes, Su-Il In (2017), "Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS)-ZnO: A noble metal-free hybrid Z-scheme photocatalyst for enhanced solar-spectrum photocatalytic conversion of CO2 to CH4", Journal of CO2 Utilization, pp: 301-311, Vol: 20, Impact Factor: 5.993    (External URL)
16. Abdul Razzaq, Apurba Sinhamahapatra, Tong-Hyung Kang, Craig A. Grimes, Jong-Sung Yu and Su-Il In (2017), "Efficient solar light photoreduction of CO2 to hydrocarbon fuels via magnesiothermally reduced TiO2 photocatalyst", Applied Catalysis B: Enviornmental, pp: 28-35, Vol: 215, Impact Factor: 16.683    (External URL)
17. Bo Ram Lee, Hye-Rim Kim, Eun-Sook Choi, Jung-Hoon Cho, Nam-Jun Kim, Jung-Hee Kim, Kyeong-Min Lee, Abdul Razzaq, Hansaem Choi, Yunju Hwang, Craig A. Grimes, Bong-Hyo Lee, Eunjoo Kim & Su-Il In (2017), "Enhanced Therapeutic Treatment of Colorectal Cancer Using Surface-Modified Nanoporous Acupuncture Needles", Scientific Reports, pp: 1-9, Vol: 7, Issue: 12900, Impact Factor: 4.011    (External URL)
18. Saurav Sorcar, Abdul Razzaq, Haining Tian, Craig A. Grimes, Su-Il In (2017), "Facile electrochemical synthesis of anatase nano-architectured titanium dioxide films with reversible superhydrophilic behavior", Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, pp: 203-211, Vol: 46, Impact Factor: 5.278    (External URL)
19. Hye Rim Kim, Abdul Razzaq, Craig A. Grimes, Su-Il In (2017), "Heterojunction p-n-p Cu2O/S-TiO2/CuO: Synthesis and application to photocatalytic conversion of CO2 to methane", Journal of CO2 Utilization, pp: 91-96, Vol: 20, Impact Factor: 5.993    (External URL)
20. Hyeon-Woo Kim, Kyeong-Seok Lee, Abdul Razzaq, Sung Hyun Lee, Craig A. Grimes,and Su-Il In (2017), "Photocoupled Bioanode: A New Approach for Improved Microbial Fuel Cell Performance", Energy Technology, pp: 1-7, Vol: 5, Impact Factor: 3.163    (External URL)
21. Abdul Razzaq, Craig A. Grimes and Su-Il In (2016), "Facile fabrication of a noble metal-free photocatalyst: TiO2 nanotube arrays covered with reduced graphene oxide ", Carbon, pp: 537-544, Vol: 98, Impact Factor: 8.821    (External URL)
22. Su-ll In, Young S. Gwak, Hye Rim Kim, Abdul Razzaq, Kyeong-Seok Lee, Hee Young Kim, SuChan Chang, Bong Hyo Lee, Craig A. Grimes and Chae Ha Yang (2016), "Hierarchical Micro/Nano-Porous Acupuncture Needles Offering Enhanced Therapeutic Properties", Scientific Reports, pp: 34061, Vol: 6, Impact Factor: 4.011    (External URL)
23. Seung-Min Park, Abdul Razzaq, Young Ho Park, Saurav Sorcar, Yiseul Park, Craig A. Grimes, and Su-Il In (2016), "Hybrid CuxO-TiO2 Heterostructured Composites for PhotocatalyticCO2 Reduction into Methane Using Solar Irradiation: Sunlight into Fuel", ACS Omega, pp: 868-875, Vol: 1, Impact Factor: 2.87    (External URL)
24. Kidon Kim, Abdul Razzaq, Saurav Sorcar, Yiseul Park, Craig A. Grimes and Su-Il In (2016), "Hybrid mesoporous Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS)–TiO2 photocatalyst for efficient photocatalytic conversion of CO2 into CH4 under solar irradiation", RSC Advances, pp: 38964-38971, Vol: 6, Impact Factor: 3.119    (External URL)
25. Sreenivasan Koliyat Parayil, Abdul Razzaq, and Su-Il In (2015), "Formation of Titania-Silica Mixed Oxides in Solvent Mixtures and Their Influences for the Photocatalytic CO2 Conversion to Hydrocarbon", Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, pp: 7285-7292, Vol: 15, Issue: 9, Impact Factor: 1.354    (External URL)
26. Sreenivasan Koliyat Parayil*, Abdul Razzaq*, Seung-Min Park, Hye Rim Kim,Craig A. Grimes, Su-Il In (2015), "Photocatalytic conversion of CO2 to hydrocarbon fuel using carbon and nitrogen co-doped sodium titanate nanotubes", Appplied Catalysis A: General, pp: 205-213, Vol: 498, Impact Factor: 5.006    (External URL)
27. Abdul Razzaq, Jun Young Lee, Bhaskar Bhattacharya and Jung-Ki Park (2014), "Surface treatment properties of CdS quantum dot-sensitized solar cells", Applied Nanoscience, pp: 745-752, Vol: 4, Impact Factor: 2.951    (External URL)
28. Minju Kim*, Abdul Razzaq*,Young Kwang Kim, Soonhyun Kim and Su-Il In (2014), "Synthesis and characterization of platinum modified TiO2-embedded carbon nanofibers for solar hydrogen generation", RSC Advances, pp: 51286-51293, Vol: 4, Impact Factor: 2.880    (External URL)
29. Hye Rim Kim, Abdul Razzaq, Hyo Jung Heo and Su-Il In (2013), "Photocatalytic conversion of CO2 into hydrocarbon fuels with standard titania (Degussa P25) using newly installed experimental setup ", Rapid Communication in Photoscience, pp: 64-66, Vol: 2, Issue: 2    (External URL)


Ph.D. Energy Systems Engineering
Daegu Gyeonkbeok Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), South Korea
Mar 2013 to Feb 2017
MS Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea
Sep 2008 to Aug 2010
MS Total Quality Management
IQTM, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Sep 2006 to Aug 2008
B.Sc. Chemical Engineering
University of the Punjab, Pakistan
Jan 2001 to Mar 2005


School of Chemical and Materials Engineering, NUST.
Feb 2011 to Aug 2012
Department of Polymer Engineering, University of the Punjab
Sep 2010 to Feb 2011

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