Faculty Profile

Dr. Muhammad Saeed

Associate Professor

Department Of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering

Dr. Saeed received his M.Sc. in chemistry from the University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan with distinction (Punjab University topper with Gold Medal) in 1996. Before his Ph.D. research, he served at Research Assistant/Research Officer at H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry, University of Karachi. During this time he was awarded DAAD fellowship to conduct PhD research at the University of Tübingen, Germany under the supervision of Prof. Dr. h.c.(mult.) Wolfgang Voelter.


In 1998, Dr. Saeed started his PhD research on the total synthesis of a,b-unsaturated d-lactone-containing natural products by using carbohydrate as chiral templates. In 2000, he was selected by the DAAD to represent its students in the 50th Annual Nobel Laureate Meeting at Lindau, Germany. By 2001, he was able to synthesize several natural products and their unnatural analogs, which earned him a PhD degree from the University of Tübingen in the span of less than three years.


From 2001 to 2009, Dr. Saeed conducted post-doctorate research in the area of chemical carcinogenesis and cancer biology, by investigating the metabolism of estrogens, formation of genotoxic metabolites and their reactions with DNA to induce cancer-specific mutations, and the initiation of cancer. In 2009, he joined Department of Chemistry of the University of Iowa as Research Scholar and visiting assistant professor. He has published more than 40 peer-reviewed articles in reputed international journals, such as Journal of Biological Chemistry,International Journal of Cancer, Free Radical Biology and Medicine, Chemical Research in Toxicology, and Tetrahedron Letters. He has presented his research in several National and International meetings and conferences.

Since Aug 2014, Dr. Saeed is working at the Department of Chemistry/SBASSE LUMS as an associate professor.


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Fall Semester 2018-19Master's Thesis1801
Fall Semester 2018-19Senior Project1801
Fall Semester 2018-19Bio-organic Chemistry1801
Fall Semester 2018-19Doctoral Thesis Research1801
Fall Semester 2018-19Organic Chemistry Lab II1801
Summer Semester 2017-18Doctoral Thesis Research1703
Spring Semester 2017-18Master's Thesis1702
Spring Semester 2017-18Molecular Spectroscopy1702
Spring Semester 2017-18Chemical Problems & Reports1702
Spring Semester 2017-18Advanced Organic Chemistry1702
Fall Semester 2017-18Master's Thesis1701
Fall Semester 2017-18Doctoral Thesis Research1701
Fall Semester 2017-18Selected Topics in Organic Chemistry1701
Fall Semester 2017-18Advanced Organic Chemistry-I1701
Summer Semester 2016-17Doctoral Thesis Research1603
Spring Semester 2016-17Master's Thesis II1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Doctoral Thesis Research1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Molecular Spectroscopy1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Senior Project II1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Advanced Organic Chemistry1602
Fall Semester 2016-17Master's Project1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Bio-organic Chemistry1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Master's Thesis I1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Doctoral Thesis Research1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Selected Topics in Organic Chemistry1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Senior Project I1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Master's Thesis I1601
Summer Semester 2015-16Doctoral Thesis Research1503
Spring Semester 2015-16Master's Thesis II1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Doctoral Thesis Research1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Molecular Spectroscopy1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Chemical Problems & Reports1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Senior Project II1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Advanced Organic Chemistry1502
Fall Semester 2015-16Bio-organic Chemistry1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Master's Thesis I1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Doctoral Thesis Research1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Selected Topics in Organic Chemistry1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Senior Project I1501
Summer Semester 2014-15Doctoral Thesis Research1403
Spring Semester 2014-15Chemistry Literature Seminar1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Directed Research Project1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Organic Spectroscopy1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Molecular Spectroscopy1402
Fall Semester 2014-15Selected Topics in Organic Chemistry1401