Mr. Muhammad Azhar Hayat Nawaz
Lecturer, IRCBM
Area of Interest: Biosensors, Electrochemistry, Microfabrication, (Nano)Paper-based Sensors, Carbon Nanomaterials, Biomedical Fixation Devices, Natural Product Chemistry
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007  
On Leave

Muhammad Azhar Hayat Nawaz completed his PhD in Analytical Chemistry from the State Key Laboratory of Electroanalytical Chemistry, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science, and University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). His research includes the fabrication of electrochemical, fluorescence, and paper-based biosensors, synthesis of 2D nanomaterials, and development of biomedical fixation devices.

Honors and Awards

  • CSC Scholarship for Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry at the University of Science and Technology of China (2018)
  • Research visit to Laboratoire B.A.E, Universite De-Perpignan Via Domitia, Perpignan Cedex, France under PAK-French collabrative research project (PERIDOT) 2017
  • Research productivity award COMSATS University Pakistan (2016)
  • Research productivity award COMSATS University Pakistan (2014)
  • COMSATS scholarship for MS Chemistry Program (2011)
  • Talent Scholarship (2007-2011) for BS Chemistry at FC College University Lahore, Pakistan
  • President SPEERS Chemical Society Department of Chemistry FC College University (2010-2011)
  • FC College University Core Values Award (2011)
  • FC College University Services Award (2011)
  • FC College University BEST Student Award Department of Chemistry (2011)

US Patent

Colorimetric filter paper assay for rapid monitoring of cholesterol level US201900255294A1

Inventors: Akhtar Hayat, Muhammmad Azhar Hayat Nawaz


1) Member organizing committee and presented a poster at The Seventeenth International  Symposium on Electroanalytical Chemistry & The Third International Meeting on Electrogenerated Chemiluminesence August 22-25, 2019 Changchun, Jilin, China

2) Delivered oral talk and presented a poster at The First Graduate Academic Forum of the University of Science and Technology of China-Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese  Acadamy of Sciences

3) Delivered invited oral talk at "Perceive China-Sun Island International Materials Forum" for C9 Universities of International Students October 24-27, 2019 Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin (out of 40 participants, among seven selected for oral talk)



Book Chapters:
1. Muhammad Azhar Hayat Nawaz, Sajid Rauf, Akhtar Hayat (2017), "Determination of Mycotoxins in Food", Analysis of Food Toxins and Toxicants, published by: Wiley, pp: .137-168    (External URL)
Journal Papers:
1. Muhammad Azhar Hayat Nawaz, Saima Zulfiqar, Manzar Abbas, Wei Zhou, Ying Li, Wenzhao Han , Di Demi He, Ning Liu, Akhtar Hayat, Mahmood Hassan Akhtar, Cong Yu (2023), "Copper-pyridine-2,4,6-tricarboxylate metal organic framework nanoparticles based opto-electrochemical sensor for sensitive detection of matrix metalloproteinase-2", Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects , Impact Factor: 5.2    (External URL)
2. Muhammad Azhar Hayat Nawaz, Muhammad Waseem Fazal, Naeem Akhtar, Mian Hasnain Nawaz, Akhtar Hayat, Cong Yu (2022), "Multifunctional Smart ZnSe-Nanostructure-Based Fluorescent Aptasensor for the Detection of Ochratoxin A", Biosensors, Impact Factor: 5.7    (External URL)
3. Muhammad Azhar Hayat Nawaz, Mahmood Hassan Akhtar, Jia Ren, Naeem Akhtar, Akhtar Hayat, Cong Yu (2022), "Black phosphorus nanosheets/poly (allylamine hydrochloride) based electrochemical immunosensor for the selective detection of human epididymis protein 4", Nanotechnology, Impact Factor: 3.9    (External URL)
4. Xiaoyu Gou, Muhammad Azhar Hayat Nawaz, Chaoyi Liu, Na Yang, Jia Ren, Huipeng Zhou, Yunhui Li, Jianwei Zhu, Wenzhao Han, Cong Yu (2022), "Polypeptide induced perylene probe excimer formation and its application in the noncovalent ratiometric detection of matrix metalloproteinase activity", Journal of Materials Chemistry B, Impact Factor: 7.5    (External URL)
5. Muhammad Azhar Hayat Nawaz, Lianjie Meng, Huipeng Zhou, Jia Ren, Sohail Anjum Shahzad, Akhtar Hayat and Cong Yu (2021), "Tetraphenylethene probe based fluorescent silica nanoparticles for the selective detection of nitroaromatic explosives", Analytical Methods, Impact Factor: 2.5    (External URL)
6. Lianjie Meng, Muhammad Azhar Hayat Nawaz, Xinan Huang, Yuqin Ma, Yongxin Li, Huipeng Zhou and Cong Yu (2019), "The use of aggregation-induced emission probe doped silica nanoparticles for the immunoassay of human epididymis protein 4", Analyst, Impact Factor: 4    (External URL)
7. Amara Mumtaz, Jahanzaib Arshad, Aamer Saeed, Muhammad Azhar Hyat Nawaz, Jamshed Iqbal (2018), "Synthesis, characterization and urease inhibition studies of transition metal complexes of thioureas bearing Ibuprofen moiety", Journal of the Chilean Chemical Society, Vol: 63, Issue: 2, DOI:     (External URL)
8. Sajid Rauf, Geetesh K. Mishra, Jahanzaib Azhar, Rupesh K. Mishra, K. Yugender Goud, Muhammad Azhar Hayat Nawaz, Jean Louis Marty, Akhtar Hayat (2018), "Carboxylic group riched graphene oxide based disposable electrochemical immunosensor for cancer biomarker detection”", Analytical Biochemistry, pp: 553-563, Vol: 545, Impact Factor: 2.2    (External URL)
9. Muhammad Azhar Hayat Nawaz, Marjan Majdinsab, Usman Latif, Muhammad Nasir, Gultekin Gokce, Akhtar Hayat (2018), "Development of a disposable electrochemical sensor for detection of cholesterol using differential pulse voltammetry", Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, pp: 398-405, Vol: 159, Impact Factor: 2.8    (External URL)
10. Haffsah Iqbal, Moazzam Ali, Rabia Zeeshan, Zeeshan Mutahir, Farasat Iqbal, Muhammad Azhar Hayat Nawaz et al (2017), "Chitosan/hydroxyapatite (HA)/hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose (HPMC) spongy scaffolds synthesis and evaluation as potential alveolar bone substitutes", Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, pp: 553-563, Vol: 160, Impact Factor: 3.8    (External URL)
11. Rupesh K. Mishra, Mian Hasnain Nawaz, Akhtar Hayat, Muhammad Azhar Hayat Nawaz, Vinay Sharma, Jean-Louis Marty (2017), "Electrospinning of graphene-oxide onto screen printed electrodes for heavy metal biosensor", Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, pp: 366-373, Vol: 247, Impact Factor: 4.5    (External URL)
12. Sajid Rauf, Muhammad Azhar Hayat Nawaz, Nawshad Muhammad, Rizwan Raza, Shakir Ahmad Shahid, Jean Louis Marty, Akhtar Hayat (2017), "Protic ionic liquids as a versatile modulator and stabilizer in regulating artificial peroxidase activity of carbon materials for glucose colorimetric sensing", Journal of Molecular Liquids, pp: 333-340, Vol: 243, Impact Factor: 3.5    (External URL)
13. Sajid Rauf · Muhammad Azhar Hayat Nawaz · Mihaela Badea. Jean Louis Marty and Akhtar Hayat (2016), "Nano-Engineered Biomimetic Optical Sensors for Glucose Monitoring in Diabetes", sensors, pp: 1931, Impact Factor: 2.033    (External URL)
14. Muhammad Azhar Hayat Nawaz, Sajid Rauf, Gaelle Catanante, Mian Hasnain Nawaz, Gilvanda Nunes, Jean Louis Marty, Akhtar Hayat (2016), "One Step Assembly of Thin Films of Carbon Nanotubes on Screen Printed Interface for Electrochemical Aptasensing of Breast Cancer Biomarker", sensors, Impact Factor: 2.03    (External URL)
15. Amara Mumtaz, Sumera Zaib, Fareeha Zahoor, Muhamamd Azhar Hayat Nawaz (2016), "Synthesis, Characterization and Biological Activities of Creatinine Amides and Creatinine Schiff Bases", Medicinal Chemistry, Vol: 12, Issue: 8, Standard: 1875-6638, Impact Factor: 1.45    (External URL)
16. Muhammad Hanif, Muhammad Azhar Hayat Nawaz, Maria V. Babak, Jamshed Iqbal, Alexander Roller, Bernhard K. Keppler, Christian G. Hartinger (2014), "RutheniumII(6-arene) Complexes of Thiourea Derivatives:Synthesis, Characterization and Urease Inhibition", Molecules , pp: 8080-8092, Vol: 19, Issue: 6, Standard: 1420-3049, Impact Factor: 2.416    (External URL)
Conference Papers:
1. Muhammad Azhar Hayat Nawaz, Sajid Rauf, Akhtar Hayat (2016) "Formation of carbon nanotubes thin films on carbon electrode surface for aptasensing applications", 9th Meeting of Young Researchers of the Catalan Countries ( Perpignan France) Catalan Society of Chemistry    
2. Muhammad Azhar Hayat Nawaz, Naseer Iqbal, Hasnain Nawaz (2014) "Synthesis and characterization of bioresorbable nanogaraphene- gelatin functionalize polycarpolactone based bionanocomposites for regenerative studies", 3rd ASEAN-Pakistan Conference on Materials Science   


PhD (Analytical Chemistry)
University of Science and Technology of China, China
2018 to 2023
MS Chemistry
COMSATS Abbotabad, Pakistan
2011 to 2013
BS Chemistry
FC College, Lahore, Pakistan
2007 to 2011

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