Nano-Green Research Group | Research Laboratory: Nanofabrication and Green Energy Lab

Research Group Scope

The Nano-Green Research Group is a multidisciplinary research group with the central theme of green energy production. The research focuses on minimizing energy needs using alternative approaches to energy generation. Among these alternatives, our primary research domains are nanogenerators, resistive energy devices, and fuel cells.

The research areas emphasis on green energy generation, whether hydrogen production for fuel cell applications or advanced materials for energy generation; in this group, we try to cover it all.

The Scope currently includes but is not limited to the following domains.

Scope 1: Synthesis of nanostructures and thin films

The initial scope covers the synthesis of nanostructures and thin films which can be employed for energy purposes.

The Nano-Green group is currently working with the nanostructures such as nanoparticles, nanowires, and nanorods. These nanostructures are synthesized using polyol, solution combustion, sol-gel, and hydrothermal and cracking processes at elevated temperatures.

In the Nano-Green Research group, thin film devices are one of the leading research areas. For the fabrication of thin films, we have developed an in-house electrospray setup. The electrospray setup helps to fabricate thin films on different substrates at high voltage.

Scope 2: Green Energy

The thin film devices are a way for future energy. A compact thin film device can operate as an energy efficient devices andenergy harvesting devices that includes a nanogenerator based on resistive properties or thin film electrode materials. These thin films are capable to revolutionize the energy needs of tomorrow.

Waste to Energy is a need in today’s energy and environmental problems. In the Nano-Green research group, we focus on the minimization of plastic waste by converting it into useful fuel through the pyrolysis process. The pyrolysis process is performed at elevated temperatures and ambient pressure. There is a provision for changing the pyrolysis feed to biomass and other organic feedstock.

Another facility available at Nano-Green lab is the reforming reaction setup. Currently, the setup is operated at elevated temperatures and ambient pressure. The reforming setup is designed for the liquid and gaseous feed reactions. The focus is to obtain high purity syngas which can be further used as a PEM fuel cell feedstock.

Research Group Members

The Nano-Green Research Group is a multidisciplinary research group. At present, the following are the members of the research group.

Research Group Lead: Dr. Um-e-Salma Amjad (Associate professor)

Research Group Members: Dr. Maria Mustafa (Assistant professor)

Dr. Amna Mir (Assistant Professor)

Dr. Lubna Sherin (Assistant Professor)

Dr. Abdul Razzaq (Assistant Professor)

Research Group Students: Ammar Hussain (Ph.D. Scholar)

Muzammil Hussain (Ph.D. Scholar)

Research Laboratory

The Nano-Green Research Group is located at the K-2 Lab Department of Chemical engineering CUI Lahore Campus. The lab is equipped with state-of-the-art research facilities related to green energy.

Research Funding

Project #




7869/Federal/ NRPU/R&D/HEC/ 2017

Dr. Umesalma Amjad

Rs. 9.858961 Million

In Progress

7278/Federal/ NRPU/R&D/HEC/ 2017

Dr. Maria Mustafa

Rs. 2.813866 Million

In Progress

17-028 RG/ENG/AS_C – FR3240300052

Dr. Umesalma Amjad

USD 6,000.00



Dr. Maria Mustafa

Rs. 0.325450 Million



Dr. Umesalma Amjad

Rs. 0.488750 Million


Research Facilities

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