Dr. Muhammad Irfan
Assistant Professor, IRCBM
Area of Interest: Nanocomposite, Biomaterial, Hemodialysis, Polymeric based Membrane,
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007   (891)


Book Chapters:
1. Irfan et al., (2018), "Recent Development of Hemodialysis Membranes", Advanced Materials in Membrane Fabrication and Modification , published by: Taylor and Francis, CRC Press   
Journal Papers:
1. Irfan et. al (2018), "Fabrication and performance evaluation of blood compatible hemodialysis membrane using carboxylic multiwall carbon nanotubes and low molecular weight polyvinylpyrrolidone based nanocomposites", Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A   
2. Irfan et. al (2017), "Microalgae harvesting of Nannochloropsis sp. using polyethersulphone/lithium chloride/functionalised multiwall carbon nanotube membranes fabricated via temperature induced phase inversion and non-solvent induced phase inversion", International Journal of Nanoparticles, pp: 71-87, Vol: 9, Issue: 2   
3. Irfan et. al (2017), "Quantitative analysis of MWCNT agglomeration in polymeric-based membranes using atomic force microscope", Surface and Interface Analysis, pp: 55-62, Vol: 49, Issue: 1   
4. Irfan et. al (2017), "Targeted delivery of bromelain using dual mode nanoparticles: synthesis, physicochemical characterization, in vitro and in vivo evaluation", RSC Advances, pp: 40074-40094, Vol: 7, Issue: 64   
5. Irfan et. al (2016), "Characterization of maghemite (?-Fe2O3)-loaded poly-l-lactic acid/thermoplastic polyurethane electrospun mats for soft tissue engineering", Journal of materials science , pp: 8361-8381, Vol: 18   
6. M Irfan, A Idris, R Nasiri, JH Almaki (2016), "Fabrication and evaluation of polymeric membranes for blood dialysis treatments using functionalized MWCNT based nanocomposite and sulphonated-PES", RSC Advances, pp: 101513-101525, Vol: 6, Issue: 103   
7. Irfan et. al (2016), "In vitro evaluation of actively targetable superparamagnetic nanoparticles to the folate receptor positive cancer cells", Materials Science and Engineering: C, pp: 1147-1158, Vol: 69   
8. Irfan et. al (2016), "Investigation of Cu (II) removal by cobalt-doped iron oxide captured in PVA-alginate beads", Desalination and Water Treatment , pp: 2052-2063, Vol: 57, Issue: 5   
9. Muhammad Irfan, A Idris, NFM Khairuddin (2016), "Removal of heavy metal ions from its low concentrated lake water via LiBr/PES hollow fiber membrane module system", Desalination and Water Treatment , pp: 20388-20400, Vol: 57, Issue: 43   
10. Irfan et. al (2015), "An acid functionalized MWCNT/PVP nanocomposite as a new additive for fabrication of an ultrafiltration membrane with improved anti-fouling resistance", RSC Advances, pp: 95421-95432, Vol: 5, Issue: 116   
11. Irfan et. al (2015), "An Experimental Investigation: Effect of Phase Inversion Methods on Membrane Structure and Its Performance on PEG Filtration", Journal of Applied Membrane Science & Technology, Vol: 17, Issue: 1   
12. Irfan et. al (2015), "Enhanced Cu (II) rejection and fouling reduction through fabrication of PEG-PES nanocomposite ultrafiltration membrane with PEG-coated cobalt doped iron oxide nanoparticle", Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, pp: 50-58, Vol: 47   
13. Irfan et. al (2015), "Enhanced removal of Cu (II) by photocatalytic reduction using maghemite PVA-alginate separable beads: Kinetic and equilibrium studies", Separation Science and technology, pp: 487-494, Vol: 50, Issue: 4   
14. Irfan et. al (2015), "?-Fe2O3 nanoparticles filled polyvinyl alcohol as potential biomaterial for tissue engineering scaffold", Journal of the mechanical behavior of biomedical materials , pp: 90-104, Vol: 49   
15. Muhammad Irfan, Ani Idris (2015), "Overview of PES biocompatible/hemodialysis membranes: PES–blood interactions and modification techniques", Materials Science and Engineering: C , pp: 574-592, Vol: 56   
16. Irfan et. al (2014), "Comparison of delignification of oil palm empty fruit bunch (EFB) by microwave assisted alkali/acid pretreatment and conventional pretreatment method", International Journal of Advances in Chemical Engineering and Biological Sciences, pp: 155-7, Issue: 1.2   
17. Irfan et. al (2014), "Fabrication of PES/F-MWCNT/LiCl membrane and separation of Nannochloropsis sp", National postgraduate conference summit   
18. Irfan et. al (2014), "Fabrication of PES/F-MWCNT/LiCl membrane and separation of Nannochloropsis sp.", Journal of Applied Science and Agriculture, pp: 8-13, Vol: 18, Issue: 9, Standard: 1816-9112    (External URL)
19. Irfan et. al (2014), "Fabrication of polyvinylidene difluoride nano-hybrid dialysis membranes using functionalized multiwall carbon nanotube for polyethylene glycol (hydrophilic additive) retention.", Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry   
Conference Papers:
1. Irfan et. al., (2016) "AFM: A surface grain profile measurement technique for membrane", National Congress on Membrane Technology   
2. Irfan et. al., (2016) "Compact, lightweight and high performance of membrane system for safe drinking water", Flood Disaster Research Conference   
3. Irfan et. al., (2016) "Effect of sulfonated PES on the surface profile parameter of UF membrane", National Congress on Membrane Technology   
4. Irfan et. al., (2014) "Fabrication of PES/F-MWCNT/LiCl membrane and separation of Nannochloropsis sp.", National postgraduate conference summit   
5. Irfan et. al., (2014) "Surface modification of PES dialysis membrane by f-MWCNT/PVP nanocomposites for urea clearance", International graduate conference on engineering, science and humanities,   


PhD in Bio-Process Engineering
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Nov 2017
Master in Chemistry
University of Punjab, Pakistan


Assistant Professor
Comsats University Islamabad, Lahore Campus
Mar 2018 to Date
Research Executive and Lab Manager
Malaysian Technology Development Corporation Center, University Technology Malaysia (MTDC-UTM)
Feb 2014 to May 2017
Project leader
Faculty of chemical and Energy Engineering (2017), University Technology Malaysia
Apr 2012 to Nov 2017
Research Executive
Dainippon Inks and Chemicals (DIC), Pakistan Limited (A joint venture between Packages Limited and Dainippon Inks and Chemicals, Japan)
Feb 2007 to Apr 2012

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