Faculty Profile

Dr. Irshad Hussain

Associate Professor

Department Of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering

Dr. Hussain is among the founding members of SBA School of Science & Engineering (SSE) and has played a key role to lead the development of Chemistry Department at LUMS. He is leading department of Chemistry at LUMS since 2009 that is now one of the best Chemistry departments in the region especially with reference to the placement of over 90% of the undergraduate students in the fully funded graduate programs in the world best universities including MIT, Princeton, Yale, Chicago, Cornell, Rice, UIUC, John Hopkins, University of California and University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and the quality of research. Prior to joining LUMS, Dr. Hussain spearheaded research and development program in Nanobiotechnology at National Institute for Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Faisalabad, Pakistan, and developed a Nanobiotech group/facility for the synthesis of metal nanoparticles and explore their applications in biotechnology and advanced materials fabrication, which is now among the few best such facilities in Pakistan. Dr. Hussain has published ~70 research articles in prominent journals including Nature Materials, Angewandte Chemie - Int. Ed., Advanced Materials, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Small, ChemCommun, Langmuir, and Nanoscale. He has delivered several invited/keynote/plenary lectures at national and international forums to highlight the potential of nanotechnology in various disciplines with particular reference to his own research achievements in this emerging field. Dr. Hussain has developed several effective research collaborations with the leading research groups in USA, Europe, China (HUST), Saudi Arabia (KAUST) and several National Institutions in Pakistan. He has got several competitive National/International research grants to explore the applications of metal nanoparticles/ nanoclusters in Chemical/Biomedical Sciences and Renewable Energy Technologies. Notably, Dr. Hussain has got highly competitive Pak-US collaborative research grant (~600,000 USD) funded by HEC and US National Academy of Sciences, Pak-German collaborative research grant (~50,000 Euro) funded by DAAD, Germany, and EPSRC global fund (92,000 GBP) funded by EPSRC-UK. These projects are in collaboration with Prof. Vincent M. Rotello at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA, Prof. Wolfgang J. Parak at the Philipps University, Marburg, and Prof. Antonis G. Kanaras at the University of Southampton, UK, respectively and are meant to explore the applications of functional nanomaterials in bacteria detection, bio-imaging/bio-sensing, catalysis and multidrug resistance. In addition, more recently Dr. Hussain has also got 02 more research grants in collaboration with US-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCAS-E) at the University of Engineering & Technology (UET), Peshawar, to explore the applications of nanomaterials in solar cells and fuel cells that are funded by KPK provincial Govt. and USAID respectively.

In 2007, Dr. Hussain was awarded a Professor Atta-ur-Rehman Gold Medal/Prize in chemistry and more recently (2014) he is also awarded Gold Medal in Chemistry by Pakistan Academy of Sciences to acknowledge his achievements in the field of Chemistry. Dr. Hussain is also the Fellow of the Chemical Society of Pakistan and has served as the Chair of National Nanotech Foresight Committee constituted by Pakistan Council for Science & Technology (PCST) in 2014. Recently Dr. Hussain was also awarded Charles Wallace visiting fellowship to visit the University of Cambridge, UK, in Summer 2016 to develop linkages.

TitlePublicationAuthorYear
Porous hypercrosslinked polymer-TiO 2 -graphene composite photocatalysts for visible-light-driven CO 2 conversionNature CommunicationsWang S., Xu M., Peng T., Zhang C., Li T., Hussain I., Wang J., Tan B.2019
Porous hypercrosslinked polymer-TiO 2 -graphene composite photocatalysts for visible-light-driven CO 2 conversionNature CommunicationsWang S., Xu M., Peng T., Zhang C., Li T., Hussain I., Wang J., Tan B.2019
Fabrication of PLA incorporated chitosan nanoparticles to create enhanced functional properties of cotton fabricPigment and Resin TechnologyAli Raza Z., Anwar F., Hussain I., Abid S., Masood R., Shahzad Maqsood H.2019
Fabrication of PLA incorporated chitosan nanoparticles to create enhanced functional properties of cotton fabricPigment and Resin TechnologyAli Raza Z., Anwar F., Hussain I., Abid S., Masood R., Shahzad Maqsood H.2019
Biosurfactant coated silver and iron oxide nanoparticles with enhanced anti-biofilm and anti-adhesive propertiesJournal of Hazardous MaterialsKhalid H.F., Tehseen B., Sarwar Y., Hussain S.Z., Khan W.S., Raza Z.A., Bajwa S.Z., Kanaras A.G., Hussain I., Rehman A.2019
Biosurfactant coated silver and iron oxide nanoparticles with enhanced anti-biofilm and anti-adhesive propertiesJournal of Hazardous MaterialsKhalid H.F., Tehseen B., Sarwar Y., Hussain S.Z., Khan W.S., Raza Z.A., Bajwa S.Z., Kanaras A.G., Hussain I., Rehman A.2019
Carbon-dot wrapped ZnO nanoparticle-based photoelectrochemical sensor for selective monitoring of H 2 O 2 released from cancer cellsMicrochimica ActaKhan F., Akhtar N., Jalal N., Hussain I., Szmigielski R., Hayat M.Q., Ahmad H.B., El-Said W.A., Yang M., Janjua H.A.2019
Carbon-dot wrapped ZnO nanoparticle-based photoelectrochemical sensor for selective monitoring of H 2 O 2 released from cancer cellsMicrochimica ActaKhan F., Akhtar N., Jalal N., Hussain I., Szmigielski R., Hayat M.Q., Ahmad H.B., El-Said W.A., Yang M., Janjua H.A.2019
Combatting antibiotic-resistant bacteria using nanomaterialsChemical Society ReviewsGupta A., Mumtaz S., Li C.-H., Hussain I., Rotello V.M.2019
PVP-templated highly luminescent copper nanoclusters for sensing trinitrophenol and living cell imagingNanoscaleLi Y., Feng L., Yan W., Hussain I., Su L., Tan B.2019
Combatting antibiotic-resistant bacteria using nanomaterialsChemical Society ReviewsGupta A., Mumtaz S., Li C.-H., Hussain I., Rotello V.M.2019
PVP-templated highly luminescent copper nanoclusters for sensing trinitrophenol and living cell imagingNanoscaleLi Y., Feng L., Yan W., Hussain I., Su L., Tan B.2019
Design, characterization and appraisal of chemically modified polysaccharide based mucilage from Ocimum basilicum (basil) seeds for the removal of Cd(II) from spiked high-hardness ground waterJournal of Molecular LiquidsLodhi B.A., Abbas A., Hussain M.A., Hussain S.Z., Sher M., Hussain I.2019
Design, characterization and appraisal of chemically modified polysaccharide based mucilage from Ocimum basilicum (basil) seeds for the removal of Cd(II) from spiked high-hardness ground waterJournal of Molecular LiquidsLodhi B.A., Abbas A., Hussain M.A., Hussain S.Z., Sher M., Hussain I.2019
Facile Synthesis of Hypercrosslinked Hollow Microporous Organic Capsules for Electrochemical Sensing of CuII IonsChemistry - A European JournalRazzaque S., Wang K., Hussain I., Tan B.2019
Facile Synthesis of Hypercrosslinked Hollow Microporous Organic Capsules for Electrochemical Sensing of CuII IonsChemistry - A European JournalRazzaque S., Wang K., Hussain I., Tan B.2019
Metal Nanoclusters: New Paradigm in Catalysis for Water Splitting, Solar and Chemical Energy ConversionChemSusChemMunir A., Joya K.S., Ul haq T., Babar N.-U.-A., Hussain S.Z., Qurashi A., Ullah N., Hussain I.2019
Metal Nanoclusters: New Paradigm in Catalysis for Water Splitting, Solar and Chemical Energy ConversionChemSusChemMunir A., Joya K.S., Ul haq T., Babar N.-U.-A., Hussain S.Z., Qurashi A., Ullah N., Hussain I.2019
Cationic silver nanoclusters as potent antimicrobials against multidrug-resistant bacteriaACS OmegaHuma Z.-E., Gupta A., Javed I., Das R., Hussain S.Z., Mumtaz S., Hussain I., Rotello V.M.2018
Cationic silver nanoclusters as potent antimicrobials against multidrug-resistant bacteriaACS OmegaHuma Z.-E., Gupta A., Javed I., Das R., Hussain S.Z., Mumtaz S., Hussain I., Rotello V.M.2018
Polymeric nanocapsules embedded with ultra-small silver nanoclusters for synergistic pharmacology and improved oral delivery of DocetaxelScientific ReportsSohail M.F., Hussain S.Z., Saeed H., Javed I., Sarwar H.S., Nadhman A., Huma Z.-E., Rehman M., Jahan S., Hussain I., Shahnaz G.2018
Polymeric nanocapsules embedded with ultra-small silver nanoclusters for synergistic pharmacology and improved oral delivery of DocetaxelScientific ReportsSohail M.F., Hussain S.Z., Saeed H., Javed I., Sarwar H.S., Nadhman A., Huma Z.-E., Rehman M., Jahan S., Hussain I., Shahnaz G.2018
Synthesis, characterization, DFT calculations and antimicrobial studies of cadmium(II) sulfate complexes of thioureas and 2-mercaptopyridine; X-ray structures of polymeric diaqua(N,N???-dimethylthiourea) sulfatocadmium(II) and bis(2-mercaptopyridine)sulfatocadmium(II)PolyhedronAhmad S., Saleem M., Georgieva I., Ruffer T., Schaarschmidt D., Lang H., Murtaza G., Hussain I., Habib-ur-Rehman, Isab A.A., Malik M.R., Ali S.2018
Synthesis, characterization, DFT calculations and antimicrobial studies of cadmium(II) sulfate complexes of thioureas and 2-mercaptopyridine; X-ray structures of polymeric diaqua(N,N???-dimethylthiourea) sulfatocadmium(II) and bis(2-mercaptopyridine)sulfatocadmium(II)PolyhedronAhmad S., Saleem M., Georgieva I., Ruffer T., Schaarschmidt D., Lang H., Murtaza G., Hussain I., Habib-ur-Rehman, Isab A.A., Malik M.R., Ali S.2018
Hollow mesoporous hydroxyapatite nanostructures; smart nanocarriers with high drug loading and controlled releasing featuresInternational Journal of PharmaceuticsMunir M.U., Ihsan A., Sarwar Y., Bajwa S.Z., Bano K., Tehseen B., Zeb N., Hussain I., Ansari M.T., Saeed M., Li J., Iqbal M.Z., Wu A., Khan W.S.2018
Hollow mesoporous hydroxyapatite nanostructures; smart nanocarriers with high drug loading and controlled releasing featuresInternational Journal of PharmaceuticsMunir M.U., Ihsan A., Sarwar Y., Bajwa S.Z., Bano K., Tehseen B., Zeb N., Hussain I., Ansari M.T., Saeed M., Li J., Iqbal M.Z., Wu A., Khan W.S.2018
Advancements in the oral delivery of docetaxel: Challenges, current state-of-the-art and future trendsInternational Journal of NanomedicineSohail M.F., Rehman M., Sarwar H.S., Naveed S., Salman O., Bukhari N.I., Hussain I., Webster T.J., Shahnaz G.2018
Advancements in the oral delivery of docetaxel: Challenges, current state-of-the-art and future trendsInternational Journal of NanomedicineSohail M.F., Rehman M., Sarwar H.S., Naveed S., Salman O., Bukhari N.I., Hussain I., Webster T.J., Shahnaz G.2018
Synthesis and crystal structure of [azido-bis(cis-1,2-diaminocyclohexane)copper(II)] chloride trihydrateZeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section B Journal of Chemical SciencesNawaz S., Monim-Ul-Mehboob M., Tahir M.N., Hussain I., Habib-Ur-Rehman, Hussain S.Z., Ahmad S.2018
Synthesis and crystal structure of [azido-bis(cis-1,2-diaminocyclohexane)copper(II)] chloride trihydrateZeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section B Journal of Chemical SciencesNawaz S., Monim-Ul-Mehboob M., Tahir M.N., Hussain I., Habib-Ur-Rehman, Hussain S.Z., Ahmad S.2018
Mechanically robust superhydrophobic coating from sawdust particles and carbon soot for oil/water separationColloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering AspectsZulfiqar U., Hussain S.Z., Subhani T., Hussain I., Habib-ur-Rehman2018
Mechanically robust superhydrophobic coating from sawdust particles and carbon soot for oil/water separationColloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering AspectsZulfiqar U., Hussain S.Z., Subhani T., Hussain I., Habib-ur-Rehman2018
Polyacrylamide exotemplate-assisted synthesis of hierarchically porous nanostructured TiO 2 macrobeads for efficient photodegradation of organic dyes and microbesRSC AdvancesMudassir M.A., Hussain S.Z., Khan M., Asma S.T., Iqbal Z., Huma Z., Ullah N., Zhang H., Ansari T.M., Hussain I.2018
Mannosylated thiolated polyethylenimine nanoparticles for the enhanced efficacy of antimonial drug against LeishmaniasisNanomedicineSarwar H.S., Ashraf S., Akhtar S., Sohail M.F., Hussain S.Z., Rafay M., Yasinzai M., Hussain I., Shahnaz G.2018
Sodium hyroxyethylcellulose adipate: An efficient and reusable sorbent for cadmium uptake from spiked high-hardness ground waterArabian Journal of ChemistryHussain M.A., Zaman S., Abbas A., Tahir M.N., Amin M., Hussain S.Z., Hussain I.2018
Photoluminescence properties of Co and Ni co-doped CdS/ZnS core/shell nanoparticlesProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIESabir N., Qayyum W., Hussain S.Z., Hussain I., Amin F.2018
Polyacrylamide exotemplate-assisted synthesis of hierarchically porous nanostructured TiO 2 macrobeads for efficient photodegradation of organic dyes and microbesRSC AdvancesMudassir M.A., Hussain S.Z., Khan M., Asma S.T., Iqbal Z., Huma Z., Ullah N., Zhang H., Ansari T.M., Hussain I.2018
Mannosylated thiolated polyethylenimine nanoparticles for the enhanced efficacy of antimonial drug against LeishmaniasisNanomedicineSarwar H.S., Ashraf S., Akhtar S., Sohail M.F., Hussain S.Z., Rafay M., Yasinzai M., Hussain I., Shahnaz G.2018
Sodium hyroxyethylcellulose adipate: An efficient and reusable sorbent for cadmium uptake from spiked high-hardness ground waterArabian Journal of ChemistryHussain M.A., Zaman S., Abbas A., Tahir M.N., Amin M., Hussain S.Z., Hussain I.2018
Photoluminescence properties of Co and Ni co-doped CdS/ZnS core/shell nanoparticlesProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIESabir N., Qayyum W., Hussain S.Z., Hussain I., Amin F.2018
Multinuclear (Sn/Pd) complexes with disodium 2,2???-(dithiocarboxyazanediyl)diacetate hydrate; Synthesis, characterization and biological activitiesJournal of Coordination ChemistryHussain S., Ali S., Shahzadi S., Shahid M., Tahir A.A., Mustansar Abbas S., Riaz M., Ahmad I., Hussain I.2017
Multinuclear (Sn/Pd) complexes with disodium 2,2???-(dithiocarboxyazanediyl)diacetate hydrate; Synthesis, characterization and biological activitiesJournal of Coordination ChemistryHussain S., Ali S., Shahzadi S., Shahid M., Tahir A.A., Mustansar Abbas S., Riaz M., Ahmad I., Hussain I.2017
Optical Investigation of Sm 3+ Doped in Phosphate GlassGlass Physics and ChemistryHussain S., Amjad R.J., Tanveer M., Nadeem M., Mahmood H., Sattar A., Iqbal A., Hussain I., Amjad Z., Hussain S.Z., Siddique S.A., Dousti M.R.2017
Optical Investigation of Sm 3+ Doped in Phosphate GlassGlass Physics and ChemistryHussain S., Amjad R.J., Tanveer M., Nadeem M., Mahmood H., Sattar A., Iqbal A., Hussain I., Amjad Z., Hussain S.Z., Siddique S.A., Dousti M.R.2017
Molecular basis of Cd +2 stress response in Candida tropicalisApplied Microbiology and BiotechnologyKhan Z., Rehman A., Nisar M.A., Zafar S., Hussain S.Z., Zerr I., Hussain I., Waseem M., Arif M.2017
Molecular basis of Cd +2 stress response in Candida tropicalisApplied Microbiology and BiotechnologyKhan Z., Rehman A., Nisar M.A., Zafar S., Hussain S.Z., Zerr I., Hussain I., Waseem M., Arif M.2017
A durable superhydrophobic coating for the protection of wood materialsMaterials LettersShah S.M., Zulfiqar U., Hussain S.Z., Ahmad I., Habib-ur-Rehman, Hussain I., Subhani T.2017
A durable superhydrophobic coating for the protection of wood materialsMaterials LettersShah S.M., Zulfiqar U., Hussain S.Z., Ahmad I., Habib-ur-Rehman, Hussain I., Subhani T.2017
Design, characterization and evaluation of hydroxyethylcellulose based novel regenerable supersorbent for heavy metal ions uptake and competitive adsorptionInternational Journal of Biological MacromoleculesAbbas A., Hussain M.A., Sher M., Irfan M.I., Tahir M.N., Tremel W., Hussain S.Z., Hussain I.2017
Design, characterization and evaluation of hydroxyethylcellulose based novel regenerable supersorbent for heavy metal ions uptake and competitive adsorptionInternational Journal of Biological MacromoleculesAbbas A., Hussain M.A., Sher M., Irfan M.I., Tahir M.N., Tremel W., Hussain S.Z., Hussain I.2017