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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Optical Investigation of Sm3+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 Sm3+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+2stress 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+2stress 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
Development of Silver-Nanoparticle-Decorated Emulsion-Templated Hierarchically Porous Poly(1-vinylimidazole) Beads for Water TreatmentACS Applied Materials and InterfacesMudassir 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 TreatmentACS Applied Materials and InterfacesMudassir 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 systemsDesalination and Water TreatmentAbbas 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 systemsDesalination and Water TreatmentAbbas A., Hussain M.A., Sher M., Hussain S.Z., Hussain I.2017
Durable and self-healing superhydrophobic surfaces for building materialsMaterials LettersZulfiqar U., Awais M., Hussain S.Z., Hussain I., Husain S.W., Subhani T.2017
Durable and self-healing superhydrophobic surfaces for building materialsMaterials LettersZulfiqar 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 silicateJournal of Sol-Gel Science and TechnologyKhan 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 silicateJournal of Sol-Gel Science and TechnologyKhan S.A., Zulfiqar U., Hussain S.Z., Zaheer U., Hussain I., Husain S.W., Subhani T.2017
Layered microporous polymers by solvent knitting methodScience AdvancesWang 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 methodScience AdvancesWang 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 activityJournal of Physics D: Applied PhysicsMumtaz 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 activityJournal of Physics D: Applied PhysicsMumtaz 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 releaseInternational Journal of Biological MacromoleculesAshraf 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 releaseInternational Journal of Biological MacromoleculesAshraf 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 studyJournal of Materials Chemistry BRazzaque 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 imagingJournal of Materials Chemistry BZhang J., Cai C., Razzaque S., Hussain I., Lu Q.-W., Tan B.2017
Glucuronoxylan-mediated silver nanoparticles: Green synthesis, antimicrobial and wound healing applicationsRSC AdvancesMuhammad 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 nanoliposomesToxicology ResearchSohail 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/TiO2NanorodsChemistrySelectMajeed 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 bacteriaChemical CommunicationsMumtaz 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/TiO2NanorodsChemistrySelectMajeed 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 studyJournal of Materials Chemistry BRazzaque 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 imagingJournal of Materials Chemistry BZhang J., Cai C., Razzaque S., Hussain I., Lu Q.-W., Tan B.2017
Glucuronoxylan-mediated silver nanoparticles: Green synthesis, antimicrobial and wound healing applicationsRSC AdvancesMuhammad 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 bacteriaChemical CommunicationsMumtaz 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 nanoliposomesToxicology ResearchSohail 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 separationColloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering AspectsZulfiqar 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 separationColloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering AspectsZulfiqar 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 fluencesMaterials Science- PolandSagheer 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 fluencesMaterials Science- PolandSagheer 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 oxidationNanoscaleJoya 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 oxidationNanoscaleJoya K.S., Sinatra L., Abdulhalim L.G., Joshi C.P., Hedhili M.N., Bakr O.M., Hussain I.2016
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