Dr. Mustansara Yaqub
Assistant Professor, IRCBM
Area of Interest: nanomaterials, polyoxometalates, electrochemical sensors & biosensors, conducting polymers
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007  


Journal Papers:
1. Muhammad Farrukh Nisar, Maryam Yousaf, Muhammad Saleem, Hamad Khalid, Kamal Niaz, Mustansara Yaqub, Muhammad Yasir Waqas, Arsalan Ahmed, Muhammad Abaid-Ullah, Jinyin Chen, Chuying Chen, Kannan R. R. Rengasamy, Chunpeng (Craig) Wan (2021), "Development of iron-sequester antioxidant Quercetin@ZnO nanoparticles with photo-protective effects on UVA irradiated HaCaT cells", Oxidative Medicine & Cellular Longevity, pp: 1-11, Vol: 2021, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1155/2021/6072631, Impact Factor: 6.54    (External URL)
2. Fatima Khalil, Mustansara Yaqub, Sana Ahmad, Madeeha Batool, Sobia Tabassum, Saadat Anwar Siddiqi & Asma Tufail Shah (2020), "Synthesis and characterization of hexadecyltrimethyl ammonium encapsulated silicovanadate and its antibacterial activity against uropathogenic Escherichia coli", Journal of the Iranian Chemical Society, pp: 1035-1041, Vol: 18, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13738-020-02089-5, Impact Factor: 2.019    (External URL)
3. S. Attique, M. Batool, M. Yaqub, O. Goerke, D. H. Gregory, C. Wilson, A. Tufail Shah (2020), "Synthesis and catalytic performance of novel cesium and potassium salts of aluminum substituted tungstoborate for pyrolysis of polyethylene waste to petrochemical feedstock", Materials Chemistry and Physics, pp: 12781, Vol: 246, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matchemphys.2020.122781, Impact Factor: 4.09    (External URL)
4. Saira Attique, Madeeha Batool, Mustansara Yaqub, Oliver Goerke, Duncan H. Gregory, Asma Tufail Shah (2020), "Highly efficient catalytic pyrolysis of polyethylene waste to derive fuel products by novel polyoxometalate/kaolin composites", Waste Management & Research, pp: 689-695, Vol: 38, Issue: 6, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0734242X19899718, Impact Factor: 3.549    (External URL)
5. . Husnain, R. Subhani, S. Yasmeen, M. Yaqub, H. Akhtar, S. Jabeen (2020), "Determination of Baseline Antibody Titre for Widal Agglutination Test in a Specific Geographical area of Poonch, Rawalkot, Azad Kashmir", Pakistan Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, pp: 273-275, Vol: 14    (External URL)
6. S. yasmeen, R. Subhani, S. Jabeen, M. Yaqub, H. Akhtar, N. Sattar (2020), "Relationship of Apal VDR Gene Polymorphism to Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Pakistani Population", Pakistan Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, pp: 276-278, Vol: 14    (External URL)
7. M. Yaqub, J. Walsh, F. Laffir, P. Olstoorn, L. Kailas, R. Foster, T. Keyes, T. McCormac, (2018), "Polypyrrole entrapped 18-molybdodisulphate anion for the detection of hydrogen peroxide", Electrochimica Acta, pp: 78-86, Vol: 287, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2018.08.053, Impact Factor: 6.9    (External URL)
8. Abdur Raheem, Zia ur Rehman, , Sadullah Mir, Nawshad Muhammad, Fozia Rehman, Mian Hasnain Nawaz,Mustansara Yaqub, Saadat Anwar Siddiqi, Aqif Anwar Chaudhry (2017), "A non-enzymatic glucose sensor based on CuO nanostructure modified carbon ceramic electrode", Journal of Molecular liquids, pp: 425, Vol: 248, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molliq.2017.10.087, Impact Factor: 6.165    (External URL)
9. Marjan Majdinasab, Mustansara Yaqub, Abdur Rahim, Gaelle Catanante, Akhtar Hayat, Jean Louis Marty (2017), "An Overview on Recent Progress in Electrochemical Biosensors for Antimicrobial Drug Residues in Animal-Derived Food", Sensors, pp: 1947, Vol: 17, DOI: 10.3390/s17091947, Impact Factor: 3.57    (External URL)
10. Muhammad Nasir, Mian Hasnain Nawaz,Usman Latif, Mustansara Yaqub, Akhtar Hayat, Abdur Rahim (2016), "An overview on enzyme-mimicking nanomaterials for use in electrochemical and optical assays", Microchimica Acta, pp: 323, Vol: 184, DOI: DOI 10.1007/s00604-016-2036-8, Impact Factor: 6.23    (External URL)
11. S. Imar, M. Yaqub, C. Maccato, C. Dickinson, F. Laffir, M. Vagin, T. McCormac (2015), "Nitrate and Nitrite Electrocatalytic Reduction at Layer-by-Layer Films Composed of Dawson-type Heteropolyanions Mono-substituted with Transitional Metal Ions and Silver Nanoparticles", Electrochim.Acta, pp: 323-330, Vol: 184, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2015.10.082, Impact Factor: 6.9    (External URL)
12. M. Yaqub, S. Imar, F. Laffir, G. Armstrong, T. McCormac (2014), "Investigations into the Electrochemical, Surface and Electrocatalytic Properties of the Surface Immobilised Polyoxometalate, TBA3K[SiW10O36(PhPO)2]", ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces , pp: 1046, Vol: 7, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/am5017864, Impact Factor: 9.229    (External URL)
13. N. Anwar, A. Sartorel, M. Yaqub, K. Wearen, F. Laffir, G. Armstrong, C. Dickinson, M Bonchio, T. McCormac (2014), "Surface Immobilization of a Tetra-Ruthenium Substituted Polyoxometalate Water Oxidation Catalyst through the Employment of Conducting Polypyrrole and the Layer by Layer Technique (LBL)", ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces , pp: 8022-8031, Vol: 6, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/am405295c, Impact Factor: 9.229    (External URL)
14. M. Yaqub, J. J. Walsh, T. E. Keyes, A. Proust, C. Rinfray, G. Izzet, T. McCormac, R. J. Forster (2014), "Electron Transfer to Covalently Immobilized Keggin Polyoxotungstates on Gold", Langmuir, pp: 4509-4516, Vol: 30, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/la4048648, Impact Factor: 3.88    (External URL)
15. M. F. Sabar, F. Iqbal, M. Shahid, M. Usman, M. Yaqub (2013), "Synthesis and Bioactivity Study of 30 KDa Linear PEG-Interferon and its Comparison with Tri-Branched PEG-Interferon", J. Chem. Soc. Pak, pp: 1, Vol: 35, Impact Factor: 0.51    (External URL)
16. M. F. Sabar, M. Yaqub, M. A. Khan, N. Ahmed, M. Usman, M. Shahid (2010), "Synthesis of a new tri-branched PEG-IFN a-2 and its impact on anti viral bioactivity", Int. J. Pept. Res. Ther, pp: 239-245, Vol: 16, DOI: DOI 10.1007/s10989-010-9219-7, Impact Factor: 1.93    (External URL)


Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dundalk, Ireland
Apr 2009 to Feb 2015
Institute of Chemistry, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Mar 2004 to Apr 2006
Institute of Chemistry, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Sep 2001 to Aug 2003


Assistant Professor
COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus
Apr 2016 to Date
Assistant Professor
Lahore College for Women University, Lahore
Oct 2015 to Mar 2016
Research Officer (BPS-17)
Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology (PU), Pakistan
Apr 2006 to Aug 2009

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