Dr. Abdur Rahim
Assistant Professor, IRCBM
Area of Interest: Material Chemistry,Nanomaterials, Ceramic Materials, Biosensors, Electrochemical Sensors
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007   (829)

HEC Approved PhD Supervisor

Dr. Rahim  research is driven by a number of different approaches, namely;

 ¨   Immobilization and Functionalization of Mesoporous/Nano-materials

¨     Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Materials

¨ Biomimetic Nanomaterial

       ¨  Metal/Metal oxide nanomaterials modification with Ionic liquids/organic groups

       ¨ Electrode surface modification with DNA/aptamers/Enzymes etc.

       ¨Transition metal doped materials

Applications as Electrochemical Sensor, Biochemical Sensor, Gas Sensor, and Biosensor  fabrication.  

Research  Funding

1. Smart nitrite sensor for real-time food and water quality monitoring – improving public health”.  National Research Program for Universities - Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. (NRPU-HEC): PKR 4.5 Million (PI)

2. SiO2/C/M-Phthalocyanine conducting ceramic material, A new substrate to prepare electrochemical sensors and biosensors. Higher Education Commission: PKR 0.5 Million (PI)

3. Carbon Ceramic (SiO2/C) decorated with Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles, preparation, characterization and biosensors application.CIIT: PKR 0.2 Million (PI)

Publications:

Journal Papers:
1. B. Iqbal, N. Muhammad, A. Rahim, F. Iqbal, F. Sharif, S. Z. Safi, A. S. Khan, G. Gonfa, M. Uroos, I. U. Rehman (2018), "Development of collagen/PVA composites patches for osteochondral defects using a green processing of ionic liquid", International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials, pp: 0000, Vol: 0, Standard: 0091-4037, Impact Factor: 2.13    (External URL)
2. T. A. Saleh, K.M.M. AlAqad, A. Rahim (2018), "Electrochemical Sensor for The Determination of Ketoconazole Based on Gold Nanoparticles Modified Carbon Paste Electrode", Journal of Molecular Liquids, pp: 39–48, Vol: 256, Impact Factor: 4.5    (External URL)
3. K. Ahmed, F. Rehman, C. T.G.V.M.T. Pires, A. Rahim, M. Yamin, A. J. Khan, C. Airoldi (2018), "Fabrication of layered Al-silicate Magadiites for the Removal of reactive dyes from Textile effluents", Journal of Desalination and Water Treatment , pp: 159-168 , Vol: 104, Standard: 1944-3994, Impact Factor: 1.76    (External URL)
4. T. Riaz, R. Zeshan, K. Ilyas, F. Zarif, A. Rahim, S. Z. Safi, N. Muhammad, I. U. Rehman (2018), "FTIR Analysis of Natural and Synthetic Collagen", Journal of applied spectroscopy reviews, pp: 703–746, Vol: 53, Issue: 9, Standard: 0570-4928, Impact Factor: 4.25    (External URL)
5. A. Niaz, Bibi, Huma, M. I. Zaman, M. Khan, A. Rahim (2018), "Highly selective and ecofriendly colorimetric method for the detection of iodide using green tea synthesized silver nanoparticles", Journal of Molecular Liquids , pp: 1047–1051, Vol: 249, Impact Factor: 4.5    (External URL)
6. B. Khalid, A. Rahim*, M. A. Gilani N. Muhammad, A. R. Younus, S. Tabassum, J. Iqbal, A. 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: 4.5    (External URL)
7. B. Iqbal, Z. Sarfaraz, N. Muhammad, P. Ahmad, J. Iqbal, Z. U. H. Khan, G. Gonfa, F. Iqbal, A. Jamal, A. Rahim (2018), "Ionic Liquid as A Potential Solvent for Preparation of Collagen-Alginate-Hydroxyapatite Beads as Bone Filler", Journal of Biomaterials Science Polymer Edition , pp: 1-17, Vol: 6 , Standard: 0920-5063, Impact Factor: 2.13    (External URL)
8. F. Zarif, S. Rauf, M. Z. Qureshi, N. S. Shah, A. Hayat, N. Muhammad, A. Rahim, M. H. Nawaz, M. Nasir (2018), "Ionic liquid coated iron nanoparticles are promising peroxidase mimics for optical determination of H2O2", Microchimica Acta, pp: 302-310, Vol: 185, Standard: 1436-5073, Impact Factor: 5.7    (External URL)
9. S. U. Khan, T. A Saleh, A. Wahab, M. H. U. Khan, D. Khan, W. U. Khan, A. Rahim, S. Kamal, F. U. Khan, S. Fahad (2018), "Nano-silver: new ageless and versatile biomedical therapeutic scaffold", International Journal of Nanomedicine 13, 733–762, 2018, pp: 733–762, Vol: 13, Impact Factor: 4.33    (External URL)
10. F. Rehman, K. Ahmed, A. Rahim*, N. Muhammad, S. Tariq, U. Azhar, A. J. Khan, Z. U. Sama P. L. O.Volpe, C. Airoldi, (2018), "Organo-bridged Silsesquioxane incorporated Mesoporous silica as carrier for the Controlled delivery of Ibuprofen and Fluorouracil", Journal of Molecular Liquids, pp: 319-326, Vol: 258, Standard: 0167-7322, Impact Factor: 4.5    (External URL)
11. A. Rahim, Z. U. Rehman, S. Mir, N. Muhammad, F. Rehman, M. H. Nawaz, M. Yaqub, S. A. Siddiqi, A. A. Chaudhry (2017), "A non-enzymatic glucose sensor based on CuO-nanostructure modified carbon ceramic electrode", Journal of Molecular Liquids, pp: 425–431, Vol: 248, Impact Factor: 4.5    (External URL)
12. U. S. Khan, A. Rahim, N. Khan, N. Muhammad, F. Rehman, K. Ahmad, J. Iqbal (2017), "Aging Study of the Powdered Magnetite Nanoparticles", Materials Chemistry and Physics , pp: 86–89, Vol: 189,, Impact Factor: 2.08    (External URL)
13. F. Rehman, K. Ahmad, C. Airlodi, S. Gaisford, A. Bunaz, A. Rahim, N. Muhammad, P. Volpe (2017), "Amine bridges grafted mesoporous silica, as a prolonged/controlled drug release system for the enhanced therapeutic effect of short life drugs", Material Science and Engineering C, pp: 34–41, Vol: 72, Standard: 0928-4931, Impact Factor: 5.1    (External URL)
14. B. Iqbal, N. Muhammad, A. Jamal, P. Ahamd, Z. U. H. Khan, A. Rahim, A. S. Khan, G. Gonfa, J. Iqbal, I. U. Rehman (2017), "An application of Ionic liquid for preparation of homogeneous collagen and Alginate hydrogels for skin dressing", Journal of Molecular Liquids , pp: 720-725, Vol: 243, Standard: 0167-7322, Impact Factor: 4.5    (External URL)
15. M. Nasir, M. H. Nawaz, U. Latif, M. Yaqub, A.Hayat, A. Rahim (2017), "An overview on enzyme mimicking nanomaterials for use in electrochemical and optical assays", Microchimica Acta , pp: 323–342, Vol: 184, Standard: 0026-3672, Impact Factor: 5.7    (External URL)
16. M. Majdinasab, M. Yaqub, A. Rahim, G. Catanante, A. Hayat, J. L. Marty (2017), "An overview on recent progress in electrochemical biosensors for antimicrobial drug residues in animal-derived food", Sensors, pp: 1947, Vol: 17, Issue: 9 , Impact Factor: 2.68    (External URL)
17. N. Muhammad, A. Rahim, P. Ahmad, G. Gonfa, F. Iqbal, A. S.Khan, B. Iqbala, Z. Ullah,, I.U. Rehman (2017), "Investigation of ionic liquids as a pretreatment solvent for extraction of collagen biopolymer from waste fish scales using COSMO-RS and Experiment", Journal of Molecular Liquids , pp: 258–264, Vol: 232, Standard: 0167-7322, Impact Factor: 4.5    (External URL)
18. S. Riaz, M. Nasir, A. Hayat, N. Muhammad, A. Rahim, M. Asim, M. H. Nawaz (2017), "Poly (ethylene oxide) Tethered trans-Porphyrin: Synthesis, Self-assembly with Fullerene (C60) and DNA Binding Studies", Journal of Molecular Liquids , pp: 235–239, Vol: 225, Standard: 0167-7322, Impact Factor: 4.5    (External URL)
19. J. Iqbal, Y. Du, F. Howari, M. Bataineh, N. Muhammad, A. Rahim (2017), "Simultaneous Enrichment and On-line detection of low concentration Copper, Cobalt and Nickel ions in Water by Near-Infrared Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy Combined with Chemometrics", Journal of AOAC International , pp: 560-565, Vol: 100 , Impact Factor: 1.07    (External URL)
20. K. Ahmed, F. Rehman, C.T.G.V.M.T. Pires, A. Rahim, A. L. Santos, C. Airoldi (2016), "Aluminum doped mesoporous silica SBA-15 for the removal of remazol yellow dye from water", Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, pp: 167-175, Vol: 236, Standard: 1387-1811, Impact Factor: 3.62   
21. S. Rasheed, H. S Aziz, R.A. Khan, A. Rahim, J. Nisar, S.M Shah, F. Iqbal, Abdur R Khan (2016), "Effect ofLi–Cu dopingonstructural,electricalandmagneticproperties of cobaltferritenanoparticles", Ceramics International , pp: 3666–3672, Vol: 42, Standard: 0272-8842, Impact Factor: 2.6    (External URL)
22. Hafiz Sartaj Aziz, Saadia Rasheed, Rafaqat Ali Khan, Abdur Rahim, Jan Nisar, Syed Mujtaba Shah, Farasat Iqbalb, Abdur Rahman Khan (2016), "Evaluation of electrical, dielectric and magnetic characteristics of Al–La doped nickel spinel ferrites", RSC Advances, pp: 6589–6597, Vol: 6, Standard: 2046-2069, Impact Factor: 3.84    (External URL)
23. N. Muhammad, Y. Gao, F. Iqbal, P. Ahmad, Rile 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, Vol: 161, Standard: 1383-5866, Impact Factor: 3.36   
24. F.Rehman, A. Rahim, C. Airoldi, P. L. O. Volpe (2016), "Preparation and characterization of glycidyl methacrylate organo bridges grafted mesoporous silica SBA-15 as ibuprofen and mesalamine carrier for controlled release", Materials Science and Engineering C, pp: 970–979, Vol: 59, Standard: 0928-4931, Impact Factor: 5.11    (External URL)
25. M. Ihsan, A.Niaz, A. Rahim, M. I. Zaman, M. B. Arain, Sirajuddin, T. Sharif, M. Najeeb (2015), "Biologically synthesized silver nanoparticle-based colorimetric sensor for the selective detection of Zn2", RSC Advances, pp: 91158–91165, Vol: 5, Standard: 2046-2069 , Impact Factor: 2.92    (External URL)
26. A.Rahim, N.Muhammad, U.Nishan, U.S.Khan, F.Rehman,Y.Gushikem, L.T.Kubota (2015), "Copper phthalocyanine modified SiO2/C electrode as a biomimetic electrocatalyst for 4-aminophenol in the development of an amperometric sensor", RSC Advances, pp: 87043–87050, Vol: 5, Standard: 2046-2069 , Impact Factor: 3.84    (External URL)
27. N. Muhammada, Y. Gao, M. I. Khan, Z. Khan, A.Rahim, F. Iqbal, A. S. Khan, J. Iqbal (2015), "Effect of ionic liquid on thermo-physical properties of bamboo biomass", Wood Science and Technology, pp: 897-913, Vol: 49, Issue: 5, Standard: 0043-7719, Impact Factor: 1.92    (External URL)
28. Zulqarnain, A. Rahim, K. Ahmad, F.Ullah, H. Ullah, U.Nishan (2015), "In vitro antibacterial activity of selected medicinal plants from lower Himalayas", Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, pp: 581-587, Vol: 28, Issue: 2, Standard: 1011-601X, Impact Factor: 1.103  Abstract  (External URL)
29. U. Nishan, D. M. Damas-Souza, G. Ol.Barbosa , N. Muhammad, A. Rahim, H. F. Carvalho (2015), "New transcription factors involved with postnatal ventral prostate gland development in maleWistar rats during the first week", Life Sciences, pp: 168–173, Vol: 143 , Standard: 0024-3205, Impact Factor: 3.324   
30. Umar Saeed Khan, Nazir Shah Khattak, Abdul Manan, Aminur Rahman,Faridullah Khan & Abdur Rahim (2015), "Some Properties of Magnetite Nanoparticles Produced Under Different Conditions", Journal of Electroncis Materials, pp: 10, Vol: 43, Issue: 12, Standard: 0361-5235, Impact Factor: 1.675    (External URL)
31. U. S. Khan, Amanullah, A.Manan, N. Khan, A. Mahmood, A. Rahim (2015), "Transformation mechanism of magnetite nanoparticles", Materials Science-Poland, Vol: 33, Issue: 2, Standard: 2083-134x, Impact Factor: 0.85    (External URL)
32. M. Maroneze, A. Rahim, N. Fattori, L. P. da Costa, F. A. Sigoli, I. O. Mazali, R. Custodio, Y. Gushikem (2014), "Electroactive Properties of 1-propyl-3-methylimidazolium Ionic Liquid Covalently Bonded on Mesoporous Silica Surface: Development of an Electrochemical Sensor Probed for NADH, Dopamine and Uric Acid Detection", Journal of Electrochimica Acta, pp: 435– 440, Vol: 123, Standard: 0013-4686, Impact Factor: 5.12  Abstract  (External URL)
33. A. Rahim, L. S. S. Santos, S. B. A. Barros, L. T. Kubota, R. Landers, Y. Gushikem (2014), "Electrochemical detection of nitrite in meat and water samples using a mesoporous carbon ceramic SiO2/C electrode modified with Manganese (II) phthalocyanine", Journal of Electroanalysis, pp: 1-7, Vol: 26, Standard: 1521-4109, Impact Factor: 2.54  Abstract  (External URL)
34. A. Rahim, L.S.S. Santos, S.B.A. Barros, L.T. Kubota, Y. Gushikem (2013), "Dissolved O2 sensor based on Cobalt (II) phthalocyanine immobilized in situ on electrically conducting carbon ceramic mesoporous SiO2/C material", of Sensors and Actuators B , pp: 231– 238, Vol: 177, Standard: 0925-4005, Impact Factor: 3.840  Abstract  (External URL)
35. O. Tkachenko, A. Rahim, A. Baraban, R. Sukhov, Y. Gushikem, Y. Kholin (2013), "Hybrid silica-organic material with immobilized amino groups: surface probing and use for electrochemical determination of nitrite ions", Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology, pp: 145-154, Vol: 67, Issue: 1, Standard: 0928-0707, Impact Factor: 1.75  Abstract  (External URL)
36. S.B.A. Barros, A. Rahim, A.A. Tanaka, R. Landers, Y. Gushikem (2013), "In situ immobilization of nickel(II) phthalocyanine on mesoporous SiO2/C carbon ceramic matrices prepared by the sol–gel method: use in the simultaneous voltammetric determination of ascorbic acid and dopamine", Journal of Electrochimica Acta, pp: 140–147, Vol: 87, Standard: 0013-4686, Impact Factor: 5.12  Abstract  (External URL)
37. M.P. Dos. Santos, A.Rahim, N.Fattori., L.T.Kubota, Y.Gushikem (2012), "Novel amperometric sensor based on mesoporous silica chemically modified with ensal copper complexes for selective and sensitive dopamine determination", Journal of Sensors and Actuators B , pp: 712– 718, Vol: 171-172, Standard: 0925-4005, Impact Factor: 5.66  Abstract  (External URL)
38. A.Rahim, S.B.A.Barros, L.T. Arenes, Y. Gushikem (2011), "In situ immobilization of cobalt phthalocyanine on the mesoporous carbon ceramic SiO2/C prepared by the sol gel process. Evaluation as an electrochemical sensor for oxalic acid", Journal of Electrochimica Acta, pp: 1256-1261, Vol: 56, Standard: 0013-4686, Impact Factor: 5.12  Abstract  (External URL)
39. A,Rahim, S.B.A. Barros, L.T. Kubota, Y. Gushikem (2011), "SiO2/C/CuPc as a biomimetic catalyst for dopamine monooxygenase in the development of an amperometric sensor", Journal of Electrochimica Acta , pp: 10116-10121, Vol: 56, Standard: 0013-4686, Impact Factor: 5.12  Abstract  (External URL)
40. M.R. Jan, J. Shah, A.Rahim (2008), "Recovery of styrene monomer recovery from waste polystyrene using catalytic degradation", American Laboratory , pp: 12-14, Vol: 40, Standard: 0044-7749, Impact Factor: 0.19  Abstract  (External URL)
Conference Papers:
1. A. Rehman, A. Rahim, A. Hayat, M. H. Nawaz, M. Nasir, U. Latif, N. Muhammad, M. Yaqub (2016) "Fabrication of electrochemical sensor for sensing dopamine: a biomarker of Parkinson disease", 5th ISBM, 14-16th Dec.2016, pp: P-19   
2. M. A. H. Nawaz, S. Rauf, M. H. Nawaz, A. Rahim, M. Nasir, U. Latif, M. Yaqub, A. Hayt, (2016) "Formation of carbon nanotubes thin films on carbon interface for aptasensing of cancer biomarker ", 5th ISBM, 14-16th Dec.2016, pp: 24, Vol: 1   
3. M. A. Akhtar, A. Hayat, M. Nasir, A. Rahim, M. Yaqub, U. Latif, M. H. Nawaz (2016) "Functionalized graphene oxide-polypyrrol-chitosan modified screen printed electrodes for hydrogen peroxide detection ", 5th ISBM, 14-16th Dec.2016, pp: 27, Vol: 1   
4. Z. Ur. Rehman, S. Mir, A. A. Chaudhry, S. A. Siddiqui, R. Shahid, A. Rahim (2016) "Non-enzymatic biosensor based on SiO2/C/CuO-nanostructure electrode for detection of glucose", Biosensor 2016, 25-27 May 2016, pp: P2, 167   
5. M. H. Nawaz, A. Rahim, J. L. Marty, A. Hayat (2014) "C60 and Graphene based Nano-fibers for Biomedical Applications", 4th ISBM, 15-17th Dec.2014, , pp: 42, Vol: 1   
6. M. A. H. Nawaz, N. Iqbal, M. H. Nawaz, A. Rahim, J. L. Marty, A. Hayat (2014) "Disposable and portable electrochemical bio-device for probing phosphates activity in medical applications", 4th ISBM, 15-17th Dec.2014, pp: 20, Vol: 1   
7. A. Rahim, L. T. Kubota, Y. Gushikem (2012) "In situ immobilization of manganese phthalocyanine on the mesoporous carbon ceramic SiO2/C prepared by the sol–gel process. Application as an electrochemical sensor for nitrite", International and Expo on Material Science and Engineering, pp: 108-108, Vol: 1, Issue: 3   
8. A. Rahim, L.S.S, Santos, S.B.A. Barros, L.T. Kubota, Y. Gushikem (2012) "Mesoporous carbon ceramic SiO2/C prepared by sol-gel method and modified with manganese phthalocyanine (MnPc) and used as an electrochemical sensor for the oxidation of Nitrite", 6th International Workshop "Characterization of Porous Materials" (CPM-6), pp: 151-151, Vol: P74   
9. A. Rahim, S.B.A. Barros. L.T. Arenas, Y.Gushikem (2011) "In situ immobilization of cobalt phthalocyanine on the mesoporous carbon ceramic SiO2/C prepared by the sol gel process: application as an oxalic acid sensor", X Meeting SBPMat , pp: 88-88   
10. A. Rahim, L.T Kubota, Y. Gushikem (2011) "Mesoporous carbon ceramic SiO2/C prepared by sol-gel method and modified with copper phthalocyanine used as an amperometric sensor for 4-aminophenol", Sixteenth International Symposium on Silicon Chemistry, pp: 219-219, Vol: 1   
11. A. Rahim, L.S.S, Santos, L.T. Kubota, Y. Gushikem (2011) "SiO2/C/CuPc como catalisador biomimético da dopamina monoxigenase no desenvolvimento de um sensor amperométrico", 34a Reunião Anual SBQ, pp: ELE-194   
12. A. Rahim, L.T. Arenes, L.S.S. Santos, Y.Gushikem (2010) "Desenvolvimento de um sensor eletroquímico de oxigênio dissolvido em águas a partir da ftalocianina de cobalto (II) sintetizada in-situ em matriz SiO2/grafite", 33a Reunião Anual SBQ , pp: ELE-75   
13. A. Rahim, L.T. Arenes, Y. Gushikem (2010) "In-situ synthesis of Cobalt phthalocyanine (CoPc) on SiO2/C matrix and use as an electrochemical sensor for the oxidation of Nitrite", 11th international chemistry conference and Exhibition in Africa The Role of chemistry in development of Africa, pp: 85   
14. A. Rahim, S.B.A. Barros, L.T. Arenes, Y. Gushikem (2009) "Effect of HF in the preparation of carbon-ceramic materials by sol-gel process", 11th International conference on advanced materials(ICAM). In the VIII Econtro da SBPMat   
15. A. Rahim, L.T. Arenes. S.B.A. Barros, Y. Gushikem (2009) "Synthesis of SiO2/C-graphite mesoporous ceramic material and their electrochemical study", 11th International conference on advanced materials(ICAM). In the VIII Econtro da SBPMat    
16. A.Rahim, J. Shah., M.R. Jan (2007) "Catalytic Degradation of Polystyrene in to Styrene", 7th International and 17th National Chemistry Conference   
17. A. Rahim, J. Shah, M.R. Jan (2006) "Styrene monomer recovery from waste polystyrene by thermal and catalytic degradation", 9th Symposium on Analytical and Environmental Chemistry   

Qualification

Ph.D Chemistry
Institute of Chemistry, UNICAMP, Brazil
Mar 2009 to Feb 2013
   
M.Phil Chemistry
ICS, University of Peshawar, Pakistan
Sep 2004 to Aug 2007
   
M.Sc Chemistry
Gomal University, Pakistan
Sep 2001 to Aug 2003
   

Experience

Assistant Professor
IRCBM, CIIT, Lahore
Jul 2014 to Date
   
Assistant Professor
University of Science & Technology, Bannu
Apr 2013 to Jul 2014
   
Teacher Assistant
Institute of Chemistry, UNICAMP, Brazil
Feb 2012 to Feb 2013
   

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