Dr. Mian Hasnain Nawaz
Associate Professor, IRCBM
Area of Interest: Materials Science and Engineering, Polymer Grafting, Carbon Materials, Composite Materials, Sensors and Biosensors, Energy Materials
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007   (828)

Dr. Hasnain earned his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai (2013). During his doctoral dissertation he mainly focused on polymer chemistry and porphyrin-fullerene nano-composites.

In details he has worked on;

·        Synthesis and characterization of metal complexes.

·        Synthesis and functionalization of different Porphyrin, Graphene and Fullerene derivatives.

·        Decoration of porphyrin and fullerene derivatives with different types of polymers including pH, UV and thermosensitive polymers via RAFT and Click-chemistry approaches.

·        Synthesis of metallic nanoparticles for their electrochemical and catalytic studies.

·        Fabrication and modification of different types of electrodes via Electrospinning and sputtering for biosensors and bio-fuel cell applications.

·        Fabrication of modified electrodes and development of different aptasensors and immunosensors.

He has published a number of articles in internationally recognized journals. Currently, he has multidisciplinary research interests in supramolecular chemistry, advance materials, metal nanoparticles and biomaterials including their potential applications as  sensors and biosensors, bioresorbable medical devices and Bio-fuel cells. He'll welcome the self-motivated and hard-working young researchers under the said domain for their Masters and PhD thesis.

Membership and Honors:

HEC Approved PhD Supervisor

Chemical Society of Pakistan



Funded Projects:

Completed Projects:
1. Synthesis and Characterization of Graphite/Graphene/PVA Electrospun Nanofibers and Their Electrochemical Studies (2016 - 2018) PIs: Dr. Mian Hasnain Nawaz, Budget: 0.2, Funded By: CIIT .
2. Electrospun nanofibers modified carbon electrode for glucose detection: a USB Doctor (2015 - 2018) PIs: Dr. Mian Hasnain Nawaz, Other Team: SBS Group IRCBM, Budget: 6.6 M, Funded By: HEC, Pak .
3. Sonication induced self-assembly of polymeric porphyrin-fullerene adducts and their drug delivery assessment (2015 - 2018) PIs: Dr. Mian Hasnain Nawaz, Other Team: SBS Group, IRCBM, CUI, Budget: M PKR 0.5, Funded By: Higher Education Commission, Pakistan .


Book Chapters:
1. G. NUNES, M.H. NAWAZ, A. HAYAT, J.L. MARTY (2015), "EVALUATION AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE SENSITIVITY IN ELECTROCHEMICAL METHODS FOR TRACE ANALYSIS ", New Trends on Monitoring and Diagnosis for health Sciences, published by: LAMBERT Acadmic Publishing, pp: 59   
Journal Papers:
1. Mariam Sabar, Umay Amara, Sara Riaz, Akhtar Hayat, Muhammad Nasir, Mian Hasnain Nawaz (2022), "Fabrication of MoS2 enwrapped carbon cloth as electrochemical probe for non-enzymatic detection of dopamine", Materials Letters, pp: 131233, Vol: 308, Impact Factor: 3.019   
2. Umay Amara, Sara Riaz, Khalid Mahmood, Naeem Akhtar, Muhammad Nasir, Akhtar Hayat, Muhammad Khalid, Muhammad Yaqub, Mian Hasnain Nawaz (2021), "Copper oxide integrated perylene diimide self-assembled graphitic pencil for robust non-enzymatic dopamine detection", RSC Advances, pp: 25084, Vol: 11, Issue: 40   
3. Umay Amara, Muhammad Taqi Mehran, Bilal Sarfaraz, Khalid Mahmood, Akhtar Hayat, Muhammad Nasir, Sara Riaz, Mian Hasnain Nawaz (2021), "Perylene diimide/MXene-modified graphitic pencil electrode-based electrochemical sensor for dopamine detection", Microchimica Acta, pp: 1-13, Vol: 188, Issue: 7   
4. Aftab Ahmed, Akhtar Hayat, Mian Hasnain Nawaz, Aqif Anwar Chaudhry, Peter John, Muhammad Nasir (2021), "Fluorescence quenching mediated detection of hydrogen peroxide using tungsten incorporated graphitic carbon nitride nanoflakes", RSC Advances, pp: 7479, Vol: 11, Issue: 13   
5. Umay Amara, Khalid Mahmood, Sara Riaz, Muhammad Nasir, Akhtar Hayat, Muhammad Hanif, Muhammad Yaqub, Dongxue Han, Li Niu, Mian Hasnain Nawaz (2021), "Self-assembled perylene-tetracarboxylic acid/multi-walled carbon nanotube adducts based modification of screen-printed interface for efficient enzyme immobilization towards glucose biosensing", Microchemical Journal, pp: 106109, Vol: 165, Impact Factor: 6.78   
6. Sidra Saqib, Sikander Rafiq, Nawshad Muhammad, Asim Laeeq Khan, Ahmad Mukhtar, Sami Ullah, Mian Hasnain Nawaz, Farrukh Jamil, Chong Zhang, Veeramuthu Ashokkumar (2021), "Sustainable mixed matrix membranes containing porphyrin and polysulfone polymer for acid gas separations", Journal of Hazardous Materials, pp: 125155, Vol: 411, ISSN: 0304-3894, Impact Factor: 10.58    (External URL)
7. Maham Liaqat, Sara Riaz, Mian Hasnain Nawaz, Mihaela Badea, Akhtar Hayat, Jean Louis Marty (2021), "Fabrication of electro-active nano-trans surfaces to design label free electrochemical aptasensor for ochratoxin A detection", Electrochimica Acta, pp: 138172, Vol: 389   
8. S Rashid, MH Nawaz, I ur Rehman, A Hayat, JL Marty (2021), "Dopamine/mucin-1 functionalized electro-active carbon nanotubes as a probe for direct competitive electrochemical immunosensing of breast cancer biomarker", Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical , pp: 129351, Vol: 330   
9. Sidra Rashid, Mian Hasnain Nawaz, Ihtesham ur Rehman, Akhtar Hayat, Jean Loius Marty (2021), "Dopamine/mucin-1 functionalized electro-active carbon nanotubes as a probe for direct competitive electrochemical immunosensing of breast cancer biomarker", Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, pp: 129351, Vol: 330   
10. Aftab Ahmed, Akhtar Hayat, Peter John, Mian Hasnain Nawaz, Muhammad Nasir (2021), "Coral-shaped tin oxide incorporated graphitic carbon nitride nanosheets as peroxidase mimic for sensitive colorimetric and fluorescence quenching based detection of hydrogen peroxide", Journal of Nanostructure in Chemistry, pp: 1-17   
11. Ayesha Saleem Siddiqui, Akhtar Hayat, Mian Hasnain Nawaz, Muhammad Ashfaq Ahmad, Muhammad Nasir (2020), "Effect of sulfur doping on graphene oxide towards amplified fluorescence quenching based ultrasensitive detection of hydrogen peroxide", Applied Surface Science, pp: 144695, Vol: 509, ISSN: 0169-4332, Impact Factor: 6.7    (External URL)
12. Rabia Arshad, Amina Rhouati, Akhtar Hayat, Mian Hasnain Nawaz, Muhammad Arfat Yameen, Adnan Mujahid, Usman Latif (2020), "MIP-Based Impedimetric Sensor for Detecting Dengue Fever Biomarker", Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, pp: 1-11, ISSN: 1559-0291, Impact Factor: 2.9    (External URL)
13. A Ahmed, A Hayat, MH Nawaz, P John, M Nasir (2020), "Construction of sponge-like graphitic carbon nitride and silver oxide nanocomposite probe for highly sensitive and selective turn-off fluorometric detection of hydrogen peroxide", Journal of colloid and interface science, pp: 230, Vol: 558, ISSN: 0021-9797, Impact Factor: 8.12    (External URL)
14. AS Siddiqui, MA Ahmad, MH Nawaz, A Hayat, M Nasir (2020), "Nitrogen-doped graphene oxide as a catalyst for the oxidation of Rhodamine B by hydrogen peroxide: application to a sensitive fluorometric assay for hydrogen peroxide", Microchimica Acta, pp: 47, Vol: 187, ISSN: 1436-5073, Impact Factor: 6.23    (External URL)
15. Sidra Saqib, Sikander Rafiq, Nawshad Muhammad, Asim Laeeq Khan, Ahmad Mukhtar, Nurhayati Binti Mellon, Zakaria Man, Mian Hasnain Nawaz, Farrukh Jamil, Nasir M Ahmad (2020), "Perylene based novel mixed matrix membranes with enhanced selective pure and mixed gases (CO2, CH4, and N2) separation", Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, pp: 103072, Vol: 73, ISSN: 1875-5100, Impact Factor: 4.96    (External URL)
16. Aftab Ahmed, Akhtar Hayat, Mian Hasnain Nawaz, Peter John, Muhammad Nasir (2020), "Graphitic Carbon Nitride for Efficient Fluorometric Quenching Bioassay of Hydrogen Peroxide: Effect of Structure on Properties", Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, pp: 112731, Impact Factor: 4.38    (External URL)
17. Jia Tian, Baoxuan Huang, Mian Hasnain Nawaz, Weian Zhang (2020), "Recent advances of multi-dimensional porphyrin-based functional materials in photodynamic therapy", Coordination Chemistry Reviews, pp: 213410, Vol: 420, Impact Factor: 15.36    (External URL)
18. Mian Hasnain Nawaz, Jianan Xu, Zhongqian Song, Sara Riaz, Dongxue Han, Li Niu (2019), "N-Doped Graphene Oxide Decorated with PtCo Nanoparticles for Immobilization of Double-Stranded Deoxyribonucleic Acid and Investigation of Clenbuterol-Induced DNA Damage", ACS Omega, pp: 16524, Vol: 4, Issue: 15, ISSN: 2470-1343, Impact Factor: 3.51    (External URL)
19. Li Niu Jianan Xu, Fenghua Li, Dandan Wang, Mian Hasnain Nawaz, Qingbo An, Dongxue Han (2019), "Co3O4 nanostructures on flexible carbon cloth for crystal plane effect of nonenzymatic electrocatalysis for glucose", Biosensors and Bioelectronics, pp: 25, Vol: 123, Impact Factor: 8.17    (External URL)
20. Aftab Ahmed, Peter John, Mian Hasnain Nawaz, Akhtar Hayat, Muhammad Nasir (2019), "Zinc-Doped Mesoporous Graphitic Carbon Nitride for Colorimetric Detection of Hydrogen Peroxide", ACS Applied Nano Materials, pp: 5156, Vol: 2, Issue: 8, ISSN: 2574-0970, Impact Factor: 5.09    (External URL)
21. Fangjie Han, Zhongqian Song, Mian Hasnain Nawaz, Mengjiao Dai, Dongfang Han, Lipeng Han, Yingying Fan, Jianan Xu, Dongxue Han, Li Niu (2019), "MoS2/ZnO-heterostructures-based label-free, visible-light-excited photoelectrochemical sensor for sensitive and selective determination of synthetic antioxidant propyl gallate", Analytical Chemistry, pp: 10657, Vol: 91, Issue: 16, ISSN: 0003-2700, Impact Factor: 6.98    (External URL)
22. Razia Batool, Muhammad Asim Akhtar, Akhtar Hayat, Dongxue Han, Li Niu, Muhammad Ashfaq Ahmad, Mian Hasnain Nawaz (2019), "A nanocomposite prepared from magnetite nanoparticles, polyaniline and carboxy-modified graphene oxide for non-enzymatic sensing of glucose", Microchimica Acta, pp: 267, Vol: 186, Issue: 5, Impact Factor: 5.7    (External URL)
23. R Batool, A Rhouati, MH Nawaz, A Hayat, JL Marty (2019), "A Review of the Construction of Nano-Hybrids for Electrochemical Biosensing of Glucose", Biosensors, pp: 46, Vol: 9, Issue: 1, Impact Factor: 3.66    (External URL)
24. Muhammad Asim Akhtar, Razia Batool, Akhtar Hayat, Dongxue Han, Sara Riaz, Shifa Ullah Khan, Muhammad Nasir, Mian Hasnain Nawaz, Li Niu (2019), "Functionalized Graphene Oxide Bridging between Enzyme and Au-Sputtered Screen-Printed Interface for Glucose Detection", ACS Applied Nanomaterials, pp: 1589, Vol: 2, Issue: 3    (External URL)
25. Kanwal Ilyas, Saba Zahid, Madeeha Batool, Aqif Anwar Chaudhry, Arshad Jamal, Farasat Iqbal, Mian Hasnain Nawaz, Oliver Goerke, Aleksander Gurlo, Asma Tufail Shah, Ihtesham ur Rehman (2019), "In-vitro investigation of graphene oxide reinforced bioactive glass ceramics composites", Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, pp: 122, Vol: 505, Impact Factor: 2.48    (External URL)
26. Shifa Ullah Khan, Jing Du, Yuanyuan Ma, Mansoor Akhtar, Mian Hassnain Nawaz, Jun Peng, Sihang Cheng, Yingnan Zhao, Yangguang Li (2018), "Keggin type butterfly core phosphate-bridged poly-nuclear copper (II) complex photo/bi-functional electro-catalytic material", Inorganic Chemistry Communications, pp: 21, Vol: 100, Impact Factor: 1.8    (External URL)
27. Zhongqian Song, Weiyan Li, Yu Bao, Zhonghui Sun, Lifang Gao, Mian Hasnain Nawaz, Dongxue Han, Li Niu (2018), "A new route to tailor high mass loading all-solid-state supercapacitor with ultra-high volumetric energy density", Carbon, pp: 46-53, Vol: 136, ISSN: 0008-6223, Impact Factor: 9.59    (External URL)
28. Faiza Zarif, Sajid Rauf, Muhammad Zahid Qureshi, Noor Samad Shah, Akhtar Hayat, Nawshad Muhammad, Abdur Rahim, Mian Hasnain Nawaz, Muhammad Nasir (2018), "Ionic liquid coated iron nanoparticles are promising peroxidase mimics for optical determination of H 2 O 2", Microchimica Acta, pp: 302, Vol: 185, Issue: 6, ISSN: 1436-5073, Impact Factor: 4.58    (External URL)
29. Mian Hasnain Nawaz, Akhtar Hayat, Gaelle Catanante, Usman Latif, Jean Louis Marty (2018), "Development of a portable and disposable NS1 based electrochemical immunosensor for early diagnosis of dengue virus (FEATURE article with FRONT cover)", Analytica Chimica Acta, pp: 1-7, Vol: 1026, ISSN: 1873-4324, Impact Factor: 4.95    (External URL)
30. Mian Hasnain Nawaz, Gaelle Catanante, Jean Louis Marty, Akhtar Hayat (2018), "One step growth of electro-assisted BSA functionalized screen-printed carbon interface with improved antifouling characteristics", Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, pp: 107-113, Vol: 916, ISSN: 1572-6657, DOI: 10.1016/j.jelechem.2018.03.047, Impact Factor: 3.01    (External URL)
31. A. Rahim, Z. Ur 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, Vol: 248, Standard: 0167-7322, Impact Factor: 3.64    (External URL)
32. 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, Vol: 184, Standard: 1436-5073, Impact Factor: 4.8    (External URL)
33. Muhammad Nasir, Sajid Rauf, Nawshad Muhammad, Mian Hasnain Nawaz, Aqif Anwar Chaudhry, Muhammad Hamza Malik, Shakir Ahmad Shahid, Akhtar Hayat (2017), "Biomimetic nitrogen doped titania nanoparticles as a colorimetric platform for hydrogen peroxide detection", Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, pp: 1147, Vol: 505, Standard: 0021-9797, Impact Factor: 4.23    (External URL)
34. R. K. Mishra, M. H. Nawaz, A. Hayat, M. A. H. Nawaz, V. Sharma, J. L. Marty (2017), "Electrospinning of graphene-oxide onto screen printed electrodes for heavy metal biosensor", Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, pp: 366, Vol: 247, Impact Factor: 4.7    (External URL)
35. M. A. Akhtar, A. Hayat, N. Iqbal, J. L. Marty, M. H. Nawaz (2017), "Functionalized graphene oxide–polypyrrole–chitosan (fGO–PPy–CS) modified screen-printed electrodes for non-enzymatic hydrogen peroxide detection", Journal of Nanoparticle Research, pp: 334, Vol: 19, Standard: 1572-896X, Impact Factor: 2.02    (External URL)
36. M. A. Akhtar, S. Riaz, A. Hayat, M. Nasir, N. Muhammada, A. Rahima, 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: 2.74  Abstract  (External URL)
37. M. A. H. Nawaz, S. Rauf, G. Catanante, M. H. Nawaz, G. Nunes, J. L. Marty, A. Hayat (2016), "One Step Assembly of Thin Films of Carbon Nanotubes on Screen Printed Interface for Electrochemical Aptasensing of Breast Cancer Biomarker", Sensors, pp: 1651, Vol: 16, Issue: 10, Impact Factor: 2.03    (External URL)
38. Sara Riaz, Wang Feng, Ather Farooq Khan and Mian Hasnain Nawaz (2016), "Sonication-induced self-assembly of polymeric porphyrin–fullerene: Formation of nanorings", Journal of Applied Polymer Science, pp: 43537, Vol: 133, Standard: 1097-4628, Impact Factor: 1.6    (External URL)
39. Sara Riaz, Muhammad Nasir, Jibran Iqbal, Mian Hasnain Nawaz (2015), "Polystyrenic Porphyrins as Catalyst for Alkane Oxidation", Research on Chemical Intermediates, pp: 6283-6287, Vol: 41, Issue: 9, Standard: 1568-5675, Impact Factor: 1.8    (External URL)
40. M. H. Nawaz, S. Riaz, F. Liu (2014), "Atomic Force Microscopic Investigations of Fibrils Formed by Complexation of Monochelic Polystyrenic Porphyrin and PEGylated Fullerene (C60)", Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology, pp: 753-756, Vol: 35, Issue: 5, ISSN: 1532-2351, Impact Factor: 1.11    (External URL)
41. Feng Wang, Lei Xu, Mian Hasnain Nawaz, Feng Liu, Weian Zhang (2014), "Morphology controlled supramolecular assemblies via complexation between (5, 10, 15, 20-tetrakisphenyl-porphine) zinc and 4, 4'-bipyridine: from nanospheres to microrings", RSC Advances, pp: 61378-61382, Vol: 4, Issue: 106, Impact Factor: 3.708    (External URL)
42. Sara Riaz, Muhammad Nasir, Jibran Iqbal, Mian Hasnain Nawaz (2014), "Polystyrenic porphyrins as catalysts for alkane oxidation", Research on Chemical Intermediates, pp: 6283-6287, Vol: 41, Issue: 9, Impact Factor: 1.83    (External URL)
43. M. H. Nawaz, L. Xu, F. Liu, X. Wang and W. Zhang (2013), "Continuous Fibrils from the Self-Assembly of Monochelic Polymeric Porphyrin and Fullerene", RSC Advances, pp: 9206-9, Vol: 3, Impact Factor: 3.7   
44. S. Wang, Q. Shen, M. H. Nawaz and W. Zhang (2013), "Photocontrolled reversible supramolecular assemblies of a diblock azo-copolymer based on ß-cyclodextrin–Azo host–guest inclusion complexation", Polymer Chemistry, pp: 2151-7, Vol: 4, Impact Factor: 5.368    (External URL)
45. M. H. Nawaz, J. Liu, F. Liu, X. Wang, W. Zhang (2013), "Synthesis of Porphyrinic polystyrenes and their Self-assembly with Pristine Fullerene (C60)", Materials Letters, pp: 71-4, Vol: 91, Impact Factor: 2.3    (External URL)
46. M. Hussain, Z. Shafiq, M. H. Nawaz, M. A. Shad, H. Nawaz, M. Yaqub, H. B. Ahmad (2013), "Synthesis, Characterization and Biological Evaluation of Some Novel Hydrazide Schiff’s Bases and Their Metal Complexes", Asian Journal of Chemistry, pp: 2668-2672, Vol: 25, Impact Factor: 0.35    (External URL)
47. S. Riaz, W. Ma, C. Jing, M. H. Nawaz, D. W. Li and Y. T. Long (2013), "Thiol-ubiquinone assisted fragmentation of gold nanoparticles", Chemical Communication, pp: 1738, Vol: 49, Impact Factor: 6.718    (External URL)
48. Z. Shafiq, M. Yaqub, M. N. Tahir, M. H. Nawaz and M. S. Iqbal (2009), "3-Hydroxy-N0-[(Z)-(5- methyl-2-furyl)-methylidene]naphthalene-2-carbohydrazide", Acta Crystallographica Section E, pp: 2845, Vol: E65   
Conference Papers:
1. M H Nawaz, D X Han, L Niu (2018) "Self-assembly of perylene-CNT for the assessment of Clenbuterol induced dsDNA damage (Oral)", 31st Academic Annual Conference of the Chinese Chemical Society, 5-8 May 2018    
2. M H Nawaz (2017) "Conducting polymer/functionalized graphene oxide/chitosan nanocomposite for hydrogen peroxide detection (Oral)", Annual Meeting of Analytical Chemistry Society China   
3. M. H. Nawaz, A. H. Nawaz, A. Rahim, J. L. Marty, A. Hayat (2014) "Graphene/C60 based nanofibers for biomedical applications ", 4th International Symposium on Biomedical Materials Translational Research and Commercialization   
4. M. H. Nawaz (2013) "Porphyrin and Fullerene (C60) Polymers and Self-assembly Morphology", 12th International and 24th National Chemistry Conference    


Research Visitor
DAE, Universite de Perpignan, France
Oct 2016 to Dec 2016
PhD (Materials Science)
East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, P. R. China
Sep 2009 to Jul 2013
Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Pakistan
Feb 2008 to Oct 2009
MSc (Industrial Chemistry)
GCU Lahore, Pakistan
Aug 2005 to Sep 2007


CAS Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow
Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry (CIAC), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun China
Jul 2017 to Jan 2019
Research Associate
School of Biological Sciences University of the Punjab
Dec 2007 to Feb 2008
Junior Scientist
R&D Qarshi Industries, pvt. ltd
Aug 2007 to Dec 2007

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