Faculty Profile

Dr. Muhammad Zaheer

Assistant Professor

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.

    • Journal Articles
      • Zaheer, M. .(2016). Biological Evaluation of Newly Synthesized Schiff Bases: Crystal Structure Complemented by DFT Calculation . Journal of Chemical Society of Pakistan , Chemical Society of Pakistan , pp. 737-748
      • Zaheer, M. .(2016). Single-catalyst high weight-% hydrogen storage in an N-heterocycle synthesized from lignin hydrogenolysis products and ammonia . Nature Communications , Nature Publishing Group , pp. 13201
      • Zaheer, M. .(2016). Micro-/Mesoporous Platinum–SiCN Nanocomposite Catalysts (Pt@SiCN): From Design to Catalytic Applications . Chemistry – A European Journal , Wiley-VCH , pp. 15508-1551
      • Zaheer, M. .(2016). Robustly supported rhodium nanoclusters: Synthesis and applications in selective hydrogenation of lignin derived phenolic compounds . New Journal of Chemistry , Royal Society of Chemistry
      • Zaheer, M. .(2016). Mesoporous silica nanosphere supported platinum nanoparticles (Pt@MSN): one-pot synthesis and catalytic hydrogen generation . RSC Advances , Royal Society of Chemistry , pp. 10438-1041
      • Zaheer, M. .(2015). Catalytic Hydrogenolysis of Aryl Ethers: A Key Step in Lignin Valorization to Fuels and Chemicals . ACS Catalysis , American Chemical Society , pp. 1675
      • Zaheer, M. .(2014). Robust Heterogeneous Nickel Catalysts with Tailored Porosity for Hydrogenolysis of Aryl Ethers . ChemCatChem , Wiley , pp. 91
      • Zaheer, M. .(2012). Robust Microporous Monoliths with Integrated Catalytically Active Metal Sites Investigated by Hyperpolarized 129Xe NMR . Chemistry of Materials , American Chemical Society , pp. 3952
      • Zaheer, M. .(2012). Polymer Derived Non-oxide Ceramics Modified with Late Transition Metals . Chemical Society Reviews , Royal Society of Chemistry , pp. 5102
      • Zaheer, M. .(2011). The generation of palladium silicide nanoalloy particles in a SiCN matrix and their catalytic applications . Journal of Materials Chemistry , RSC , pp. 18825-1883
      • Zaheer, M. .(2010). Synthesis, characterization, electrochemistry and evaluation of biological activities of some ferrocenyl Schiff bases . Applied Organometallic Chemistry , John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. , pp. 61-69
      • Zaheer, M. .(2010). Voltammetric and spectroscopic investigations of 4-nitrophenylferrocene interacting with DNA . Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy , , pp. 1082-1087
      • Zaheer, M. .(2008). N-(3-Nitrobenzylidene) aniline . Acta Crystallographica section E , IUCr , pp. 2381-2382
Analytical Chemistry IFall Semester 2014-151401
Molecular Symmetry IFall Semester 2014-151401
Chemical Problems & ReportsFall Semester 2014-151401
Inorganic Materials ChemistrySpring Semester 2014-151402
Directed Research ProjectSpring Semester 2014-151402
Chemistry Literature SeminarSpring Semester 2014-151402
Senior Project IFall Semester 2015-161501
Analytical Chemistry IFall Semester 2015-161501
Molecular Symmetry IFall Semester 2015-161501
Inorganic Chemistry IFall Semester 2015-161501
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry-IFall Semester 2015-161501
Selected Topics in Inorganic ChemistryFall Semester 2015-161501
Master's Thesis IFall Semester 2015-161501
Independent StudySpring Semester 2015-161502
Senior Project IISpring Semester 2015-161502
Chemical Problems & ReportsSpring Semester 2015-161502
Inorganic Materials ChemistrySpring Semester 2015-161502
Master's Thesis IISpring Semester 2015-161502
Doctoral Thesis ResearchSummer Semester 2015-161503
Analytical Chemistry IFall Semester 2016-171601
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry-IFall Semester 2016-171601
Selected Topics in Inorganic ChemistryFall Semester 2016-171601
Doctoral Thesis ResearchFall Semester 2016-171601
Master's Thesis IFall Semester 2016-171601
Master's ProjectFall Semester 2016-171601
Inorganic Materials ChemistrySpring Semester 2016-171602
Doctoral Thesis ResearchSpring Semester 2016-171602
Master's Thesis IISpring Semester 2016-171602
Doctoral Thesis ResearchSummer Semester 2016-171603
Analytical Chemistry IFall Semester 2017-181701
Molecular Symmetry IFall Semester 2017-181701
  • Past Courses
    Inorganic Materials ChemistrySpring Semester 2013-141302