Dr. Nawshad Muhammad
Assistant Professor, IRCBM
Area of Interest: ionic liquid, biomass, dental material
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007  

Dr Nawshad Muhammad obtained his Postdoctoral certificate from China Ionic liquid laboratory, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences China in the field of green processing of bioactive materials. He obtained his PhD degree from PETRONAS Ionic liquid center, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS Malaysia in the domain of green chemistry and sustainable biotechnology. During PhD studies, ionic liquids; green solvents were synthesized from bio-sources like amino acids and choline for deconstruction of lignocellulosic to various chemicals. He obtained his MPhil from University of Peshawar in the field of Dental polymeric materials and biochemistry respectively. Currently his interest in synthesis of ionic liquids for extraction and processing of biopolymers i.e. cellulose, collagen and keratin etc. In addition, working on composite materials especially dental materials. He published more than 100 research articles in international journals with collective impact factor of 250 with h index of 16. He has granted for 1 US patent also. He has been reviewer for many reputed journals.

For more detail visit ; https://scholar.google.com.pk/citations?user=faKtwOEAAAAJ&hl=en 

Main interests

  • Ionic liquids and DES solvents
  • Biopolymers
  • Composite materials 


Journal Papers:
1. Nawshad Muhammad,*, Yasir A. Elsheikh, Muhammad Ibrahim Abdul Mutalib, Aqeel Ahmed Bazmi Rahmat Ali Khan, Hidayatullah Khan, Sikander Rafiq. Zakaria Man, Ihsanullah Khan (2014), "An overview of the role of ionic liquids in biodiesel reactions", Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Standard: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jiec.2014.01.046, Impact Factor: 4.4    (External URL)
2. Dilfaraz Khan, Hidayat Ullah Khan, Farmanullah Khan, Shafiullah Khan, Syed Badshah, Abdul Samad Khan, Abdul Samad, Farman Ali, Ihsanullah Khan, Nawshad Muhammad (2014), "New Cholinesterase Inhibitory Constituents from Lonicera quinquelocularis", plos one, Standard: DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0094, Impact Factor: 2.8   
3. Nawshad Muhammad,* Zakaria Man,Yasir A. Elsheikh, M. Azmi Bustam,and M.I. Abdul Mutalib (2014), "Synthesis and Thermophysical Properties of Imidazolium-Based Bronsted Acidic Ionic Liquids", Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data (ACS Publications), Standard: DOI: 10.1021/je400243j, Impact Factor: 2.34    (External URL)
4. Zakaria Man, Yasir A. Elsheikh, M. Azmi Bustam, Suzana Yusup, M.I. Abdul Mutalib, Nawshad Muhammad*. (2013), "A Brønsted ammonium ionic liquid-KOH two-stage catalyst for biodiesel synthesis from crude palm oil", Industrial Crops and Products , pp: 144– 149, Vol: 41 , Impact Factor: 3.2   
5. Abdus Saboor Shah, Rahmat Ali Khan, Mushtaq Ahmed, Nawshad Muhammad (2013), "Hepatoprotective role of Nicotiana plumbaginifolia Linn against CCl4 induced injuries", Toxicology and Industrial Health, Standard: DOI:10.1177/0748233713498448, Impact Factor: 1.6   
6. Nawshad Muhammad*, Zakaria B. Man, Mohamad Azmi Bustam†, M. I. Abdul Mutalib and Sikander Rafiq (2013), "Investigations of novel nitrile-based ionic liquids as pre-treatment solvent for extraction of lignin from bamboo biomass", Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, pp: 207-214, Vol: 19, Issue: 1, Impact Factor: 4.4   
7. Nawshad Muhammad, Wissam N. Omar , Zakaria Man, Mohamad Azmi Bustam and Yoshimitsu Uemura (2012), "Effect of ionic liquid treatment on pyrolysis products from bamboo", Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (ACS Publications), pp: 2280–2289, Vol: 51 , Issue: 5, Impact Factor: 2.8   
8. Nawshad Muhammad*, Zakaria Man, M. Azmi Bustam Khalil (2012), "Ionic liquid- a future solvent for enhanced uses of biomass", European Journal of Wood and Wood Products, pp: 125–133, Vol: 70, Impact Factor: 0.888   
9. Sikandar Rafiq, Farooq Ahmad, Zakaria Man, Nawshad Muhammad (2012), "Kinetics of Thermal Degradation of PSF/PI Blended Polymeric Membranes", Journal of Applied Polymer Science , pp: 3755–3763, Vol: 123, Issue: 6, Impact Factor: 1.9   
10. Sikander Rafiq, Zakaria Man,, Abdulhalim Maulud, Nawshad Muhammad, Saikat Maitra (2012), "Separation of CO2 from CH4 using polysulfone/polyimide silica nanocomposite membranes", Separation and Purification Technology , pp: 162–172, Vol: 90 , Impact Factor: 3.4   
11. Nawshad Muhammad, M. Ismail Hossain, Zakaria Man, Mohanad El-Harbawi1, M. Azmi Bustam, Glenn Hefter, Chun-Yang Yin (2012), "Synthesis and Physical Properties of Choline Carboxylate Ionic Liquids", Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data (ACS Publications), pp: 2191–2196, Vol: 57, Issue: 8, Impact Factor: 2.34   
12. Nawshad Muhammad *, Man Zakaria, Abobakr K. Ziyada, Mohamad Azmi Bustam, Wilfred Cecilia D., Abdul Mutalib M. I. and Rafiq Sikander and Isa Mohd Tan (2012), "Thermophysical properties of dual functionalized imidazolium-based ionic liquids", Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data (ACS Publications), pp: 737–743, Vol: 57 , Issue: 3, Impact Factor: 2.004   
13. Nawshad Muhammad*, Zakaria B. Man, Mohamad Azmi Bustam, M. I. Abdul Mutalib, Cecilia D. Wilfred, and Sikander Rafiq (2011), "Dissolution and Delignification of Bamboo Biomass Using Amino Acid-Based Ionic Liquid", Applied biochemistry and biotechnology , pp: 998-1009, Vol: 165, Issue: 3-4, Impact Factor: 1.893   
14. Zakaria Man, Nawshad Muhammad, M. Azmi Bustum, M. I. Abdul Mutalib (2011), "Dissolution of Biomass Using Amino Acid- based Ionic Liquids.", Malaysian patent , Standard: Application No. PI 2011004230 Filed on 8 September   
15. Sikandar Rafiq, Farooq Ahmad, Zakaria Man, Nawshad Muhammad Saikat Maitra (2011), "Effect of Varying Solvents Compositions on Morphology and Gas Permeation properties on Membranes Blends for CO2 Separation from Natural gas", Journal of Membrane Science , pp: 444– 452, Vol: 378, Impact Factor: 6.04   
16. Sikandar Rafiq, Farooq Ahmad, Zakaria Man, Nawshad Muhammad Saikat Maitra (2011), "Preparation of Asymmetric PSF/PI blended Membranes for CO2 Separation", Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering, pp: 2050-2056, Vol: 28, Issue: 10, Impact Factor: 2.1   
17. Nawshad Muhammad*, Zakaria Man, M. Azmi Bustum & Khalil and Sikander Rafiq (2011), "Preparation of cellulose nanocrystals using an ionic liquid", Journal of polymers and the environment , pp: 726-731 , Vol: 19 , Issue: 3 , Impact Factor: 2   
18. Nawshad Muhammada Ikram Ul Haq, Muhammad, Farooq, and Saikat Maitra (2011), "Some studies on the wear resistance of artificial teeth in presence of amorphous SiO2 and TiO2 fillers", Cerâmica , pp: 324-328, Vol: 57    
19. Nawshad Muhammad*, Zakaria B. Man, Mohamad Azmi Bustam†, M. I. Abdul Mutalib, Cecilia D. Wilfred, and Sikander Rafiq (2011), "Synthesis and Thermophysical Properties of Low Viscosity Amino Acid-Based Ionic Liquids", Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data (ACS Publications), pp: 3157–3162, Vol: 56, Issue: 7, Impact Factor: 2.34   
20. Nawshad Muhammad, Zakaria Man, M. Azmi Bustum & Khalil and Saikat Maitra (2010), "Studies on the thermal degradation behavior of ionic liquid regenerated cellulose", Journal of Waste Biomass Valorization, Springer link, pp: 315-321, Vol: 1, Issue: 3, Impact Factor: 1.3   
Conference Papers:
1. Zakaria Man, Nawshad Muhammad, Mohamad Azmi Bustam Khalil, M.I. Abdul Mutalib and Sikander Rafiq (2012) "Ionic Liquid as a Green Solvent for Biomass Dissolution ", ICPEAM 2012   
2. Nawshad Muhammad, Zakaria Man, M. Azmi Bustam Khalil and Yasir Ali Elsheikh (2009) "Dissolution of Biomass Using Environmental Benign Ionic Liquid Solvents", Regional Conference on Ionic Liquids    
3. Mohammad Farooq, Anitha Ramli, Mustaffer, Nawshad Muhammad (2009) "Effect of 12-hydroxystreaic acid on the tribological properties of environmental friendly lubricants’ ", National Tribology Conference    
4. Ikram Ul Haq, Nawshad Muhammad, Jamroze Bangash, Saira Ikram (2008) "A Study on the Wear Resistance Properties of Composite Material for making Artificial Teeth", 2nd International conference on advanced tribology   


Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS , Malaysia
Sep 2008 to Oct 2012
University of Peshawar, Pakistan
Jul 2006 to Aug 2008
University of Peshawar, Pakistan
Sep 2001 to Mar 2004


Assistant Professor
Sep 2012 to Sep 2013
Lecturer in Chemistry
Higher Education Department, KPK Pakistan
Sep 2006 to Aug 2008
Subject specialist in Chemistry
Secondary and Elementary Education Department, KPK, Pakistan
Aug 2004 to Jul 2006

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