Dr. Farasat Iqbal
Assistant Professor, IRCBM
Area of Interest: Bioactive Coatings, Biodegradable Metallic Alloys & Composites, Bone Repair & Regeneration Materials & Composites, 3D Printing of Biomaterials & Structure-Property Relationship
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007  

Dr. Farasat Iqbal obtained his PhD and M.Sc. degree in Materials Science & Engineering from Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. His basic research interests are in development of Magnesium based biodegradable metallic alloys, bioactive coating for tailored degradation behavior and better adhesion, development of ceramic based materials and composites for bone repair and regeneration using 3D printing technique & structure-property relationships of metals & alloys. He is currently looking after Electron Microscopy & Mechanical Characterization suites at IRCBM.

He is interested in joint interdisciplinary and collaborative research on biomedical materials and tissue engineering to address the challenges exists in this domain in Pakistan. He is always keen to help young scientists and students willing to work in the domain of biomaterials & tissue engineering.

1. Department of Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
2. Department of Materials Science, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
3. Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
Research Projects:
1. Development of Electrochemical Deposition Process for Novel Bioactive Composite Coatings on Metallic Bone Implants. 5.7 Million PKR Grant under HEC-NRPU (PI).
2. Development of mechanically reinforced silica based bioactive glass polymer composites for potential application in osteochondral defect site. 3.8 Million PKR Grant from PSF (PI).
3. Electrophoretic deposition of bioactive coatings on surgical grade stainless steels using modulated eletric fields. 0.2 Million PKR from CIIT.
4. Extraction of biological apatite from natural resources (Completed)
Membership & Recognition:
1. HEC Approved PhD Supervisor
2. Member of German Association of Materials Science (DGM)
Granted US Patent US9758377B2: Extraction of hydroxyapatite from fish scales employing ionic Liquids 


Journal Papers:
1. S. Ahtzaz, M Nasir, L. Shahzadi, W. Amir, A. Anjum, R. Arshad, F Iqbal, A.A. Chaudhry, M. Yar, I. U. Rehman (2017), "A study on the effect of zinc oxide and zinc peroxide nanoparticles to enhance angiogenesis-pro-angiogenic grafts for tissue regeneration applications", Materials & Design, pp: 409-418, Vol: 132, Impact Factor: 4.36   
2. F Iqbal, F Pyczak, S Neumeier, M Göken (2017), "Crack nucleation and elastic/plastic deformation of TiAl alloys investigated by in-situ loaded atomic force microscopy", Materials Science & Engineering (A), pp: 11-16, Vol: 689, Impact Factor: 3.09   
3. A T Shah, M Batool, A A Chaudhry, F Iqbal and I U Rehman (2016), "Effect of Calcium hydroxide on mechanical strength and biological properties of bioactive glass", Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, Impact Factor: 3.4   
4. H S Aziz, S M Shah, S Rasheed, F Iqbal, R A Khan, A Rahim, Abdur Rahman Khan & J Nisar (2016), "Evaluation of electrical, dielectric and magnetic characteristics of Al–La doped nickel spinel ferrites", RSC Advances, pp: 6589-6597, Vol: 6, Impact Factor: 3.84   
5. N Muhammad, Y Gao, F Iqbal, P Ahmad, R Ge, U Nishan, A Rahim, G Gonfa, Z Ullah (2016), "Extraction of biocompatible hydroxyapatite from fish scales using novel approach of ionic liquid pretreatment", Separation and Purification Technology, pp: 129-135, Impact Factor: 3.36   
6. R Hussain, S Tabassum, M A Gilani, E Ahmad, A Sharif, F Manzoor, A T Shah, A Asif, F Sharif, F Iqbal & S A Siddiqi (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   
7. Nawshad Muhammad, Yanan Gao, Muhammad Irfan Khan, Zakir Khan, Abdur Rahim, Farasat Iqbal, Amir Sada Khan (2015), "Effect of ionic liquid on thermo-physical properties of bamboo biomass", Wood Science & Technology, Impact Factor: 1.9   
8. Saadia Rasheed, Hafiz Sartaj Aziz, Rafaqat Ali Khan, Asad Muhammad Khan, Abdur Rahim, Jan Nisar, Syed Mujtaba Shah, Farasat Iqbal, Abdur Rahman Khan (2015), "Effect of Li-Cu doping on structural, electrical and magnetic properties of cobalt ferrite nanoparticles", Ceramics International, Impact Factor: 2.97   
9. M. Batentschuk, R. Geisler, J. Hum, F. Iqbal, F. Meister, A. Osvet, A. Stiegelschmitt (2012), "Eu2+ and Eu3+ based “concentrated phosphors” as converters for UV LED light: two approaches and two new examples", Applied Physics B , Vol: 106, Issue: 211 - 221, Impact Factor: 1.85   
10. F. Iqbal, J. Ast, M. Göken, K. Durst (2012), "In situ micro-cantilever tests to study fracture properties of NiAl single crystals", Acta Materialia, pp: 1193 - 1200, Vol: 60, Impact Factor: 5.4   
11. M. Schloffer, F. Iqbal, H. Gabrisch, E. Schwaighofer, F.-P. Schimansky, S. Mayer, A. Stark, T. Lippmann, M. Göken, F. Pyczak (2012), "Microstructure development and hardness of a powder metallurgical multi phase gamma-TiAl based alloy", Intermetallics, pp: 231 - 240, Vol: 22, Impact Factor: 3.14   


University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Oct 2014 to Jul 2017
PhD in Materials Science & Engineering
Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Dec 2007 to Dec 2012
MS in Materials Science & Engineering
Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Oct 2004 to Jan 2007
BE in Metallurgy & Materials Science
University of the Punjab, Pakistan
May 1998 to Jul 2002


Assistant Professor
IRCBM, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore
Mar 2013 to Date
Teaching Assistant
Institute of General Material Properties, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Mar 2007 to Aug 2012
Research Assistant
Institute of Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg , Germany
Jun 2006 to Jan 2007
Research Assistant
Fraunhofer Institute of Integrated Systems and Device Technology, Erlangen, Germany
Jul 2005 to Apr 2006
Research Assistant
Institute of Particle Technology, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Oct 2004 to Mar 2005

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