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.

    • 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 . ,
      • Arshad, S. N. .(1999). OPTIMIZED CARBON NANOFIBRES FOR COMPOSITES TOUGHENING . ,
    • 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
Semester Title Code
Spring Semester 2017-18 Master's Thesis 1702
Spring Semester 2017-18 Chemical Problems & Reports 1702
Spring Semester 2017-18 Physical Chemistry Lab 1702
Spring Semester 2017-18 Special Topics in Physical Chemistry 1702
Fall Semester 2017-18 Master's Thesis 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Doctoral Thesis Research 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Selected Topics in Physical Chemistry 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Advanced Physical 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 Special Topics in Physical Chemistry 1602
Fall Semester 2016-17 Master's Thesis I 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Doctoral Thesis Research 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Selected Topics in Physical Chemistry 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Advanced Physical Chemistry-I 1601
Summer Semester 2015-16 Doctoral Thesis Research 1503
Spring Semester 2015-16 Master's Thesis II 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Chemical Problems & Reports 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Senior Project II 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Physical Chemistry Lab 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Independent Study 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Special Topics in Physical Chemistry 1502
Fall Semester 2015-16 Master's Thesis I 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Selected Topics in Physical Chemistry 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Advanced Physical Chemistry-I 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Quantum Chemistry 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Senior Project I 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Introduction to Chemical Engineering 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Physical Chemistry Lab 1501
Spring Semester 2014-15 Polymer Science & Technology 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Chemistry Literature Seminar 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Senior Project II 1402
Fall Semester 2014-15 Selected Topics in Physical Chemistry 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Chemical Problems & Reports 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Advanced Physical Chemistry-I 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Physical Chemistry Lab 1401
  • Past Courses
    Semester Title Code
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Quantum Chemistry & Spectroscopy 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Advanced Physical Chemistry II 1302