Faculty Profile

Dr. Muhammad Zaheer

Assistant Professor

Department Of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering

Dr. Muhammad Zaheer earned his M.Phil degree from Quaid-i-Azam University. In 2009, he was awarded with HEC Overseas Scholarship for PhD studies in Germany. He completed his degree under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Rhett Kempe from the University of Bayrueth. During his PhD, he worked on the development of robust heterogeneous catalysts for sustainable chemistry applications including biomass tranformation into fuels and chemicals.

Dr. Zaheer has got published papers in the scientific journals of high impact like Chemical Society Reviews and Chemistry of Materials. He was a post doctoral fellow at the Department of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Bayreuth before joining LUMS as an assistant professor.

His research interests include the development of heterogeneous catalysts for the conversion of biomass to obtain fuels/chemicals, renewable energy generation/storage and green chemistry.

One-Pot Synthesis of Heterobimetallic Metal???Organic Frameworks (MOFs) for Multifunctional CatalysisChemistry - A European JournalIqbal B., Saleem M., Arshad S.N., Rashid J., Hussain N., Zaheer M.2019
g-C3N4/CeO2/Fe3O4 Ternary Composite as an Efficient Bifunctional Catalyst for Overall Water SplittingChemCatChemRashid J., Parveen N., Haq T.U., Iqbal A., Talib S.H., Awan S.U., Hussain N., Zaheer M.2018
Nitrogen-doped mesoporous SiC materials with catalytically active cobalt nanoparticles for the efficient and selective hydrogenation of nitroarenesScientific ReportsEckardt M., Zaheer M., Kempe R.2018
One-pot synthesis of graphene- cobalt hydroxide composite nanosheets (Co/G NSs) for electrocatalytic water oxidationScientific Reports2018
Photovoltage reversal in organic optoelectronic devices with insulator-semiconductor interfacesMaterialsHu L., Jin W., Feng R., Zaheer M., Nie Q., Chen G., Qiu Z.-J., Cong C., Liu R.2018
Direct laser writing of vertical junctions in graphene oxide films for broad spectral position-sensitive detectorsNanophotonicsFeng R., Hu L., Zhang Y., Zaheer M., Qiu Z.-J., Cong C., Nie Q., Qin Y., Liu R.2018
Direct laser writing of vertical junctions in graphene oxide films for broad spectral position-sensitive detectorsNanophotonicsFeng R., Hu L., Zhang Y., Zaheer M., Qiu Z.-J., Cong C., Nie Q., Qin Y., Liu R.2018
Stabilized fabrication of anatase-TiO2/FeS2 (pyrite) semiconductor composite nanocrystals for enhanced solar light-mediated photocatalytic degradation of methylene blueRSC AdvancesRashid J., Saleem S., Awan S.U., Iqbal A., Kumar R., Barakat M.A., Arshad M., Zaheer M., Rafique M., Awad M.2018
Laser-scribed highly responsive infrared detectors with semi-reduced graphene oxideApplied Physics Express2018
Synthesis of lignin model compound containing a ??-O-4 linkageZeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section B Journal of Chemical SciencesMukhtar A., Zaheer M., Saeed M., Voelter W.2017
Single-catalyst high-weight% hydrogen storage in an N-heterocycle synthesized from lignin hydrogenolysis products and ammoniaNature CommunicationsForberg D., Schwob T., Zaheer M., Friedrich M., Miyajima N., Kempe R.2016
Mesoporous silica nanosphere supported platinum nanoparticles (Pt@MSN): One-pot synthesis and catalytic hydrogen generationRSC AdvancesIrum M., Zaheer M., Friedrich M., Kempe R.2016
Robustly supported rhodium nanoclusters: Synthesis and application in selective hydrogenation of lignin derived phenolic compoundsNew Journal of Chemistry2016
Micro-/Mesoporous Platinum???SiCN Nanocomposite Catalysts (Pt@SiCN): From Design to Catalytic ApplicationsChemistry - A European JournalSachau S.M., Zaheer M., Lale A., Friedrich M., Denner C.E., Demirci U.B., Bernard S., Motz G., Kempe R.2016
Catalytic hydrogenolysis of aryl ethers: A key step in lignin valorization to valuable chemicalsACS CatalysisZaheer M., Kempe R.2015
Robust heterogeneous nickel catalysts with tailored porosity for the selective hydrogenolysis of aryl ethersChemCatChemZaheer M., Hermannsdorfer J., Kretschmer W.P., Motz G., Kempe R.2014
Robust microporous monoliths with integrated catalytically active metal sites investigated by hyperpolarized 129Xe NMRChemistry of Materials2012
Polymer derived non-oxide ceramics modified with late transition metalsChemical Society ReviewsZaheer M., Schmalz T., Motz G., Kempe R.2012
The generation of palladium silicide nanoalloy particles in a SiCN matrix and their catalytic applicationsJournal of Materials ChemistryZaheer M., Motz G., Kempe R.2011
Synthesis, characterization, electrochemistry and evaluation of biological activities of some ferrocenyl Schiff basesApplied Organometallic ChemistryZaheer M., Shah A., Akhter Z., Qureshi R., Mirza B., Tauseef M., Bolte M.2011
Voltammetric and spectroscopic investigations of 4-nitrophenylferrocene interacting with DNASpectrochimica Acta - Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular SpectroscopyShah A., Zaheer M., Qureshi R., Akhter Z., Faizan Nazar M.2010
N-(3-Nitro-benzyl-idene)anilineActa Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports OnlineZaheer M., Akhter Z., Bolte M., Siddiqi H.M.2008