Faculty Profile

Dr. Salman Noshear Arshad

Assistant Professor

Department Of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering

Dr. Salman N. Arshad did his BS in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering from GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Pakistan. He then went to South Korea for Masters in Materials Science and Engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). At KAIST he developed novel bottom-up methods to synthesize carbon nanotubes reinforced metal and ceramic nanocomposite materials with enhanced mechanical and multifunctional properties.

After working for more than a year at GIK Institute as Research Associate, Dr. Arshad moved to USA where he did Masters in Aerospace Engineering and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At UIUC, he developed optimized polymer and carbon nanofibers with modulated surfaces for enhanced strengthening and toughening for structural composite materials. He also worked on developing bulk nanostructured alloys using high temperature severe plastic deformation with grain and second phase precipitate sizes on the order of 10 nanometer.

Dr. Arshad's research focus is on engineered nanomaterials (nanofibers, nanocomposites, multi-phase alloys) and use of advanced materials characterization techniques to study them on nanometer length scales. His research work has been published in high quality peer-reviewed journals such as Advanced Materials, Carbon, Polymer, Scripta Materialia, Acta Materialia, Journal of Materials Research and RSC Advances. He also earned a US Patent and has more than 500 citations to date.

Dr. Arshad is currently working as Assistant Professor of 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
Photo-reduction of heavy metal ions and photo-disinfection of pathogenic bacteria under simulated solar light using photosensitized TiO2 nanofibersRSC AdvancesGhafoor S., Hussain S.Z., Waseem S., Arshad S.N.2018
Photosensitization of TiO2 nanofibers by Ag2S with the synergistic effect of excess surface Ti3+ states for enhanced photocatalytic activity under simulated sunlightScientific ReportsGhafoor S., Ata S., Mahmood N., Arshad S.N.2017
Development and characterization of cobalt based nanostructured super hydrophobic coatingIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and EngineeringMohsin H., Sultan U., Joya Y.F., Ahmed S., Awan M.S., Arshad S.N.2016
Towards providing full spectrum antenatal health care in low and middle income countriesHEALTHINF 2016 - 9th International Conference on Health Informatics, Proceedings; Part of 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, BIOSTEC 2016Abubakar M., Bibi A., Hussain R., Bibi Z., Gul A., Bashir Z., Arshad S.N., Uppal M.A., Chaudhary S.U.2016
A simple UV-ozone surface treatment to enhance photocatalytic performance of TiO2 loaded polymer nanofiber membranesRSC Advances2016
Self-organization of Cu-Ag during controlled severe plastic deformation at high temperaturesJournal of Materials ResearchArshad S.N., Lach T.G., Ivanisenko J., Setman D., Bellon P., Dillon S.J., Averback R.S.2015
Sliding wear-induced chemical nanolayering in Cu-Ag, and its implications for high wear resistanceActa Materialia2014
Dependence of shear-induced mixing on length scaleScripta Materialia2013
Strong carbon nanofibers from electrospun polyacrylonitrileCarbonArshad S.N., Naraghi M., Chasiotis I.2011
Molecular orientation and mechanical property size effects in electrospun polyacrylonitrile nanofibersPolymerNaraghi M., Arshad S.N., Chasiotis I.2011
Optimized carbon nanofibres for composites tougheningICCM International Conferences on Composite MaterialsArshad S., Naraghi M., Chasiotis I.2009