Faculty Profile

Dr. Salman Noshear Arshad

Assistant Professor

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.

    • Article
      • Arshad, S. N. .(2016). A simple UV – Ozone surface treatment to enhance photocatalytic performance of TiO2 loaded polymer nanofiber membranes . RSC Advances ,
      • Arshad, S. N. .(1999). Sliding wear-induced chemical nanolayering in Cu-Ag, and its implications for high wear resistance . ,
      • Arshad, S. N. .(1999). High strength carbon nanofibers derived from electrospun polyacrylonitrile . ,
      • Arshad, S. N. .(1999). A simple UV-ozone surface treatment to enhance photocatalytic performance of TiO 2 loaded polymer nanofiber membranes . ,
      • Arshad, S. N. .(1999). Shear induced mixing and self-organization in immiscible alloys during severe plastic deformation . ,
      • Arshad, S. N. .(1999). Carbon nanofibers derived from polymer nanofibers and method of producing the nanofibers . ,
      • Arshad, S. N. .(1999). Synthesis and characterisation of carbon nanotube reinforced copper matrix nanocomposites . ,
      • Arshad, S. N. .(1999). Fabrication and field emission properties of carbon nanotube implanted metal aanocomposite . ,
      • Arshad, S. N. .(1999). Effect of processing parameters on Cu-Co-Fe-based diamond impregnated metal matrix composite for stone cutting . ,
      • Arshad, S. N. .(1999). Fabrication and Characterization of Carbon Nanotube/Ceramic Nanocomposite Powders . ,
      • Arshad, S. N. .(1999). The Big Bang . ,
      • Arshad, S. N. .(1999). Production and properties of metallic foams . ,
    • Journal Articles
      • Arshad, S. N. .(2015). Self-Organization of Cu-Ag During Controlled Severe Plastic Deformation at High Temperatures . Journal of Materials Research , , pp. 1943-1956
      • Arshad, S. N. .(2014). Sliding wear-induced chemical nanolayering in Cu–Ag, and its implications for high wear resistance . Acta Materialia , , pp. 148-158
      • Arshad, S. N. .(2013). Dependence of shear-induced mixing on length scale . Scripta Materialia , , pp. 215-218
      • Arshad, S. N. .(2011). Strong carbon nanofibers from electrospun polyacrylonitrile . Carbon , , pp. 1710-1719
      • Arshad, S. N. .(2011). Molecular orientation and mechanical property size effects in electrospun polyacrylonitrile nanofibers . Polymer , , pp. 1612-1618
      • Arshad, S. N. .(2008). Synthesis and Characterization of Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Copper Matrix Nanocomposites . Journal of Nanoparticles , , pp. 164-173
      • Arshad, S. N. .(2006). Field-Emission Behavior of a Carbon-Nanotube-Implanted Co Nanocomposite Fabricated from Pearl-Necklace-Structured Carbon Nanotube/Co Powders . Advanced Materials , , pp. 553-558
      • Arshad, S. N. .(2005). Extraordinary Strengthening Effect of Carbon Nanotubes in Metal-Matrix Nanocomposites Processed by Molecular-Level Mixing . Advanced Materials , , pp. 1377-1381
Physical Chemistry LabFall Semester 2014-151401
Advanced Physical Chemistry-IFall Semester 2014-151401
Chemical Problems & ReportsFall Semester 2014-151401
Selected Topics in Physical ChemistryFall Semester 2014-151401
Senior Project IISpring Semester 2014-151402
Chemistry Literature SeminarSpring Semester 2014-151402
Polymer Science & TechnologySpring Semester 2014-151402
Physical Chemistry LabFall Semester 2015-161501
Introduction to Chemical EngineeringFall Semester 2015-161501
Senior Project IFall Semester 2015-161501
Quantum ChemistryFall Semester 2015-161501
Advanced Physical Chemistry-IFall Semester 2015-161501
Selected Topics in Physical ChemistryFall Semester 2015-161501
Master's Thesis IFall Semester 2015-161501
Special Topics in Physical ChemistrySpring Semester 2015-161502
Independent StudySpring Semester 2015-161502
Physical Chemistry LabSpring Semester 2015-161502
Senior Project IISpring Semester 2015-161502
Chemical Problems & ReportsSpring Semester 2015-161502
Master's Thesis IISpring Semester 2015-161502
Doctoral Thesis ResearchSummer Semester 2015-161503
Advanced Physical Chemistry-IFall Semester 2016-171601
Selected Topics in Physical ChemistryFall Semester 2016-171601
Doctoral Thesis ResearchFall Semester 2016-171601
Master's Thesis IFall Semester 2016-171601
Special Topics in Physical ChemistrySpring Semester 2016-171602
Doctoral Thesis ResearchSpring Semester 2016-171602
Master's Thesis IISpring Semester 2016-171602
Doctoral Thesis ResearchSummer Semester 2016-171603
Advanced Physical Chemistry-IFall Semester 2017-181701
Selected Topics in Physical ChemistryFall Semester 2017-181701
  • Past Courses
    Advanced Physical Chemistry IISpring Semester 2013-141302
    Quantum Chemistry & SpectroscopySpring Semester 2013-141302