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.

Title Publication Author Year
Hollow mesoporous hydroxyapatite nanostructures; smart nanocarriers with high drug loading and controlled releasing features International Journal of Pharmaceutics Munir 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 features International Journal of Pharmaceutics Munir 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
Synthesis and crystal structure of [azido-bis(cis-1,2-diaminocyclohexane)copper(II)] chloride trihydrate Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section B Journal of Chemical Sciences Nawaz 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 trihydrate Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section B Journal of Chemical Sciences Nawaz 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 separation Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects Zulfiqar U., Hussain S.Z., Subhani T., Hussain I., Habib-ur-Rehman 2018
Mechanically robust superhydrophobic coating from sawdust particles and carbon soot for oil/water separation Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects Zulfiqar U., Hussain S.Z., Subhani T., Hussain I., Habib-ur-Rehman 2018
Mannosylated thiolated polyethylenimine nanoparticles for the enhanced efficacy of antimonial drug against Leishmaniasis Nanomedicine Sarwar H.S., Ashraf S., Akhtar S., Sohail M.F., Hussain S.Z., Rafay M., Yasinzai M., Hussain I., Shahnaz G. 2018
Mannosylated thiolated polyethylenimine nanoparticles for the enhanced efficacy of antimonial drug against Leishmaniasis Nanomedicine Sarwar H.S., Ashraf S., Akhtar S., Sohail M.F., Hussain S.Z., Rafay M., Yasinzai M., Hussain I., Shahnaz G. 2018
Photoluminescence properties of Co and Ni co-doped CdS/ZnS core/shell nanoparticles Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE Sabir N., Qayyum W., Hussain S.Z., Hussain I., Amin F. 2018
Photoluminescence properties of Co and Ni co-doped CdS/ZnS core/shell nanoparticles Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE Sabir N., Qayyum W., Hussain S.Z., Hussain I., Amin F. 2018
Optical Investigation of Sm3+Doped in Phosphate Glass Glass Physics and Chemistry Hussain 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 Sm3+Doped in Phosphate Glass Glass Physics and Chemistry Hussain 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+2stress response in Candida tropicalis Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology Khan Z., Rehman A., Nisar M.A., Zafar S., Hussain S.Z., Zerr I., Hussain I., Waseem M., Arif M. 2017
Molecular basis of Cd+2stress response in Candida tropicalis Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology Khan 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 materials Materials Letters Shah 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 materials Materials Letters Shah 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 adsorption International Journal of Biological Macromolecules Abbas 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 adsorption International Journal of Biological Macromolecules Abbas A., Hussain M.A., Sher M., Irfan M.I., Tahir M.N., Tremel W., Hussain S.Z., Hussain I. 2017
Development of Silver-Nanoparticle-Decorated Emulsion-Templated Hierarchically Porous Poly(1-vinylimidazole) Beads for Water Treatment ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces Mudassir M.A., Hussain S.Z., Rehman A., Zaheer W., Asma S.T., Jilani A., Aslam M., Zhang H., Ansari T.M., Hussain I. 2017
Development of Silver-Nanoparticle-Decorated Emulsion-Templated Hierarchically Porous Poly(1-vinylimidazole) Beads for Water Treatment ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces Mudassir M.A., Hussain S.Z., Rehman A., Zaheer W., Asma S.T., Jilani A., Aslam M., Zhang H., Ansari T.M., Hussain I. 2017
Evaluation of chemically modified polysaccharide pullulan as an efficient and regenerable supersorbent for heavy metal ions uptake from single and multiple metal ion systems Desalination and Water Treatment Abbas A., Hussain M.A., Sher M., Hussain S.Z., Hussain I. 2017
Evaluation of chemically modified polysaccharide pullulan as an efficient and regenerable supersorbent for heavy metal ions uptake from single and multiple metal ion systems Desalination and Water Treatment Abbas A., Hussain M.A., Sher M., Hussain S.Z., Hussain I. 2017
Durable and self-healing superhydrophobic surfaces for building materials Materials Letters Zulfiqar U., Awais M., Hussain S.Z., Hussain I., Husain S.W., Subhani T. 2017
Durable and self-healing superhydrophobic surfaces for building materials Materials Letters Zulfiqar U., Awais M., Hussain S.Z., Hussain I., Husain S.W., Subhani T. 2017
Fabrication of superhydrophobic filter paper and foam for oil???water separation based on silica nanoparticles from sodium silicate Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology Khan S.A., Zulfiqar U., Hussain S.Z., Zaheer U., Hussain I., Husain S.W., Subhani T. 2017
Fabrication of superhydrophobic filter paper and foam for oil???water separation based on silica nanoparticles from sodium silicate Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology Khan S.A., Zulfiqar U., Hussain S.Z., Zaheer U., Hussain I., Husain S.W., Subhani T. 2017
Layered microporous polymers by solvent knitting method Science Advances Wang S., Zhang C., Shu Y., Jiang S., Xia Q., Chen L., Jin S., Hussain I., Cooper A.I., Tan B. 2017
Layered microporous polymers by solvent knitting method Science Advances Wang S., Zhang C., Shu Y., Jiang S., Xia Q., Chen L., Jin S., Hussain I., Cooper A.I., Tan B. 2017
Facile method to synthesize dopamine-capped mixed ferrite nanoparticles and their peroxidase-like activity Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics Mumtaz S., Wang L.-S., Abdullah M., Hussain S.Z., Iqbal Z., Rotello V.M., Hussain I. 2017
Facile method to synthesize dopamine-capped mixed ferrite nanoparticles and their peroxidase-like activity Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics Mumtaz S., Wang L.-S., Abdullah M., Hussain S.Z., Iqbal Z., Rotello V.M., Hussain I. 2017
A superporous and superabsorbent glucuronoxylan hydrogel from quince (Cydonia oblanga): Stimuli responsive swelling, on-off switching and drug release International Journal of Biological Macromolecules Ashraf M.U., Hussain M.A., Muhammad G., Haseeb M.T., Bashir S., Hussain S.Z., Hussain I. 2017
A superporous and superabsorbent glucuronoxylan hydrogel from quince (Cydonia oblanga): Stimuli responsive swelling, on-off switching and drug release International Journal of Biological Macromolecules Ashraf M.U., Hussain M.A., Muhammad G., Haseeb M.T., Bashir S., Hussain S.Z., Hussain I. 2017
Development of functionalized hollow microporous organic capsules encapsulating morphine - an in vitro and in vivo study Journal of Materials Chemistry B Razzaque S., Cai C., Lu Q.-W., Huang F.-Z., Li Y.-S., Tang H.-B., Hussain I., Tan B. 2017
Synthesis of water-soluble and highly fluorescent gold nanoclusters for Fe3+sensing in living cells using fluorescence imaging Journal of Materials Chemistry B Zhang J., Cai C., Razzaque S., Hussain I., Lu Q.-W., Tan B. 2017
Glucuronoxylan-mediated silver nanoparticles: Green synthesis, antimicrobial and wound healing applications RSC Advances Muhammad G., Hussain M.A., Amin M., Hussain S.Z., Hussain I., Abbas Bukhari S.N., Naeem-Ul-Hassan M. 2017
Cell to rodent: Toxicological profiling of folate grafted thiomer enveloped nanoliposomes Toxicology Research Sohail M.F., Sarwar H.S., Javed I., Nadhman A., Hussain S.Z., Saeed H., Raza A., Irfan Bukhari N., Hussain I., Shahnaz G. 2017
Controlled Synthesis of TiO2Nanostructures: Exceptional Hydrogen Production in Alcohol-Water Mixtures over Cu(OH)2???Ni(OH)2/TiO2Nanorods ChemistrySelect Majeed I., Nadeem M.A., Kanodarwala F.K., Hussain E., Badshah A., Hussain I., Stride J.A., Nadeem M.A. 2017
Dopamine coated Fe3O4nanoparticles as enzyme mimics for the sensitive detection of bacteria Chemical Communications Mumtaz S., Wang L.-S., Hussain S.Z., Abdullah M., Huma Z., Iqbal Z., Creran B., Rotello V.M., Hussain I. 2017
Controlled Synthesis of TiO2Nanostructures: Exceptional Hydrogen Production in Alcohol-Water Mixtures over Cu(OH)2???Ni(OH)2/TiO2Nanorods ChemistrySelect Majeed I., Nadeem M.A., Kanodarwala F.K., Hussain E., Badshah A., Hussain I., Stride J.A., Nadeem M.A. 2017
Development of functionalized hollow microporous organic capsules encapsulating morphine - an in vitro and in vivo study Journal of Materials Chemistry B Razzaque S., Cai C., Lu Q.-W., Huang F.-Z., Li Y.-S., Tang H.-B., Hussain I., Tan B. 2017
Synthesis of water-soluble and highly fluorescent gold nanoclusters for Fe3+sensing in living cells using fluorescence imaging Journal of Materials Chemistry B Zhang J., Cai C., Razzaque S., Hussain I., Lu Q.-W., Tan B. 2017
Glucuronoxylan-mediated silver nanoparticles: Green synthesis, antimicrobial and wound healing applications RSC Advances Muhammad G., Hussain M.A., Amin M., Hussain S.Z., Hussain I., Abbas Bukhari S.N., Naeem-Ul-Hassan M. 2017
Dopamine coated Fe3O4nanoparticles as enzyme mimics for the sensitive detection of bacteria Chemical Communications Mumtaz S., Wang L.-S., Hussain S.Z., Abdullah M., Huma Z., Iqbal Z., Creran B., Rotello V.M., Hussain I. 2017
Cell to rodent: Toxicological profiling of folate grafted thiomer enveloped nanoliposomes Toxicology Research Sohail M.F., Sarwar H.S., Javed I., Nadhman A., Hussain S.Z., Saeed H., Raza A., Irfan Bukhari N., Hussain I., Shahnaz G. 2017
In-situ synthesis of bi-modal hydrophobic silica nanoparticles for oil-water separation Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects Zulfiqar U., Hussain S.Z., Awais M., Khan M.M.J., Hussain I., Husain S.W., Subhani T. 2016
In-situ synthesis of bi-modal hydrophobic silica nanoparticles for oil-water separation Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects Zulfiqar U., Hussain S.Z., Awais M., Khan M.M.J., Hussain I., Husain S.W., Subhani T. 2016
Modification in surface properties of poly-allyl-diglycol-carbonate (CR-39) implanted by Au+ions at different fluences Materials Science- Poland Sagheer R., Rafique M.S., Saleemi F., Arif S., Naab F., Toader O., Mahmood A., Rashid R., Hussain I. 2016
Modification in surface properties of poly-allyl-diglycol-carbonate (CR-39) implanted by Au+ions at different fluences Materials Science- Poland Sagheer R., Rafique M.S., Saleemi F., Arif S., Naab F., Toader O., Mahmood A., Rashid R., Hussain I. 2016
Atomically monodisperse nickel nanoclusters as highly active electrocatalysts for water oxidation Nanoscale Joya K.S., Sinatra L., Abdulhalim L.G., Joshi C.P., Hedhili M.N., Bakr O.M., Hussain I. 2016
Atomically monodisperse nickel nanoclusters as highly active electrocatalysts for water oxidation Nanoscale Joya K.S., Sinatra L., Abdulhalim L.G., Joshi C.P., Hedhili M.N., Bakr O.M., Hussain I. 2016
Semester Title Code
Fall Semester 2018-19 Experimental Methods in Chemical Research 1801
Fall Semester 2018-19 Selected Topics in Organic Chemistry 1801
Fall Semester 2018-19 Advanced Organic Chemistry-I 1801
Fall Semester 2018-19 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry 1801
Summer Semester 2017-18 Doctoral Thesis Research 1703
Spring Semester 2017-18 Master's Thesis 1702
Spring Semester 2017-18 Doctoral Thesis Research 1702
Spring Semester 2017-18 Organic Chemistry Lab I 1702
Fall Semester 2017-18 Master's Thesis 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Doctoral Thesis Research 1701
Summer Semester 2016-17 Doctoral Thesis Research 1603
Spring Semester 2016-17 Master's Thesis II 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Doctoral Thesis Research 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Senior Project II 1602
Fall Semester 2016-17 Master's Thesis I 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Doctoral Thesis Research 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Selected Topics in Organic Chemistry 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Advanced Organic Chemistry-I 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Principles of Chemistry 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Senior Project I 1601
Summer Semester 2015-16 Doctoral Thesis Research 1503
Spring Semester 2015-16 Master's Thesis II 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Doctoral Thesis Research 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Chemical Problems & Reports 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Organic Chemistry Lab I 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Senior Project II 1502
Fall Semester 2015-16 Master's Thesis I 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Doctoral Thesis Research 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Selected Topics in Organic Chemistry 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Advanced Organic Chemistry-I 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Principles of Chemistry 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Senior Project I 1501
Summer Semester 2014-15 Doctoral Thesis Research 1403
Spring Semester 2014-15 Doctoral Thesis Research 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Chemistry Literature Seminar 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Directed Research Project 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Doctoral Thesis Research 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Organic Chemistry Lab I 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Senior Project II 1402
Fall Semester 2014-15 Master's Thesis I 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Doctoral Thesis Research 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Selected Topics in Organic Chemistry 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Chemical Problems & Reports 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Advanced Organic Chemistry-I 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Senior Project I 1401
  • Past Courses
    Semester Title Code
    Summer Semester 2013-14 Doctoral Thesis Research 1303
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Chemistry Seminar 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Organic Chemistry Lab I 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Senior Project II 1302
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Selected Topics in Organic Chemistry 1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Chemical Problems & Reports 1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Advanced Organic Chemistry-I 1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry 1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Senior Project I 1301
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Organic Chemistry Lab I 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Senior Project II 1202
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry 1201
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Senior Project I 1201
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Chemistry of the Organic Functional Groups 1201
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Organic Chemistry Lab I 1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Senior Project II 1102
    Fall Semester 2011-12 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry 1101
    Fall Semester 2011-12 Senior Project I 1101
    Fall Semester 2011-12 Chemistry of the Organic Functional Groups 1101
    Spring Semester 2010-11 Organic Chemistry Lab I 1002
    Fall Semester 2010-11 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry 1001
    Fall Semester 2010-11 Chemistry of the Organic Functional Groups 1001
    Fall Semester 2010-11 Nanoscale Science and Colloidal Chemistry 1001
    Spring Semester 2009-10 Organic Chemistry Lab I 902
    Fall Semester 2009-10 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry 901
    Winter Qtr 2008-09 Principles of Chemistry 2 802