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.

    • 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
Semester Title Code
Spring Semester 2017-18 Master's Thesis 1702
Spring Semester 2017-18 Chemical Problems & Reports 1702
Spring Semester 2017-18 Inorganic Chemistry Lab 1702
Fall Semester 2017-18 Master's Thesis 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Doctoral Thesis Research 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Molecular Symmetry I 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Analytical Chemistry I 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 Inorganic Materials Chemistry 1602
Fall Semester 2016-17 Master's Project 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Master's Thesis I 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Doctoral Thesis Research 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Selected Topics in Inorganic Chemistry 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry-I 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Analytical Chemistry I 1601
Summer Semester 2015-16 Doctoral Thesis Research 1503
Spring Semester 2015-16 Master's Thesis II 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Inorganic Materials Chemistry 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Chemical Problems & Reports 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Senior Project II 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Independent Study 1502
Fall Semester 2015-16 Master's Thesis I 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Selected Topics in Inorganic Chemistry 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry-I 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Inorganic Chemistry I 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Molecular Symmetry I 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Analytical Chemistry I 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Senior Project I 1501
Spring Semester 2014-15 Chemistry Literature Seminar 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Directed Research Project 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Inorganic Materials Chemistry 1402
Fall Semester 2014-15 Chemical Problems & Reports 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Molecular Symmetry I 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Analytical Chemistry I 1401
  • Past Courses
    Semester Title Code
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Inorganic Materials Chemistry 1302