Name: Dr. Hazrat Hussain
Designation: Associate Professor
Department: Chemistry

Qualifications: MSc, and M.Phil (QAU), Dr.-Ing (PhD) Martin-Luther University Halle (Saale), Germany

Phone: +92-51
Status: On Job
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Research Interests Publications Conferences Research Projects

polymer synthesis, amphiphilic block copolymers, self-assembly, nanocomposites

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1.       Shreya Kundu, Ramakrishnan Ganesan, Nikita Gaur, Mohammad S. M. Saifullah, Hazrat Hussain, Hyunsoo Yang, & Charanjit S. Bhatia “Effect of angstrom-scale surface roughness on the self-assembly of polystyrene-polydimethylsiloxane block copolymer” Scientific Reports, 2012, 2, 617.

Due in 2013

2.        R. Ganesan, J. Dumond, M. S. M. Saifullah, Su Hui Lim, H. Hussain, H. Y. Low

 “Direct Pattering of TiO2 using Step-and-Flash Imprint Lithography” ACS Nano, 2012, 6, 1494.



3.       B.H. Tan, H. Hussain, et al.Stable Dispersions of Hybrid Nanoparticles Induced by Stereocomplexation between Enantiomeric Poly(lactide) Star Polymers” Langmuir 2011, 27, 10538.


4.       H. Hussain, E. Amado, J. Kressler “Functional Polyether-Based Amphiphilic Block Copolymers Synthesized via ATRP” Australian Journal of Chemistry 2011, 64, 1183.


5.       B.H. Tan, H. Hussain*, C.B. He “Tailoring Micelle Formation and Gelation in of (PEG – P(MA-POSS)) Amphiphilic Hybrid Block Copolymers” Macromolecules 2011, 44, 622. (*corresponding author)


6.       R. Ganesan, S. H. Lim, M. S. M. Saifullah, H. Hussain, et al. “Direct nanoimprinting of metal oxides by in situ thermal copolymerization of their methacrylates” Journal of Materials Chemistry 2011, 21, 4484.


7.       Pramoda KP, Hussain H, Koh HM, Hui RT, He CB “Covalent Incorporation of Graphite Oxide into PMMA Matrix: A New and Efficient Route to Improve Thermal and Mechanical Properties of the Nanocomposites” Journal of Polymer Science A: Polymer Chemistry 2010, 48, 4262. (co-1st author)              


8.       H. Hussain* B.H. Tan, G. L. Seah, Y. Liu, C.B. He, Thomas P. Davis “Micelle Formation and Gelation of (PEG-P(MA-POSS) Amphiphilic Block Copolymers Via Associative Hydrophobic Effects” Langmuir, 2010, 26, 11763. (*corresponding author)       


9.       S. H. Lim, M. S. M. Saifullah, H. Hussain, Wei Wei Loh, Hong Yee LowDirect Imprinting of High Resolution of TiO2 Nanostructures” Nanotechnology, 2010, 21, 285303.


10.   B.H. Tan, H. Hussain, K.C. Chaw, G.H. Dickinson, C.S. Gudipati, W.R. Birch, S.L.M. Teo, C.B. He, Y. Liu, Thomas P. DavisBarnacle Repellent Nanostructured Surfaces Formed by the Self-Assembly of Amphiphilic Block Copolymers” Polymer Chemistry, 2010, 1, 276.


11.   B.H. Tan, H. Hussain, Y. Liu, C.B. He, Thomas P. Davis, “Synthesis and Self-Assembly of Fluorinated Brush-type Synthesis and Self-Assembly of Brush-Type Poly[poly(ethylene glycol)methyl ether methacrylate]-block-poly(pentafluorostyrene) Amphiphilic Diblock Copolymers” Langmuir 2010, 26, 2361. (co-1st author)


12.   H. Hussain*, B.H. Tan, K. Mya, Y. Liu, Thomas P. Davis, C.B. He “Synthesis, Micelle Formation, and Bulk Properties of PEG-b-PPFS-graft-POSS Amphiphilic Hybrid Copolymers” J. Polym. Sci. A: Polym. Chem. 2010, 48, 152. (*corresponding author)


13.   H. Hussain, B.H. Tan, C.S. Gudipati, C.B. He, Y. Liu, Thomas P. Davis "Micelle Formation of Amphiphilic Polystyrene-b-Poly(N-Vinylpyrrolidone) Diblock Copolymers in Methanol and Water-Methanol Binary Mixtures" Langmuir 2009, 25, 5557.


14.   B.H. Tan, C.S. Gudipati, H. Hussain, C.B. He, Y. Liu, Thomas P. Davis "Synthesis and Self-assembly of pH-Responsive Amphiphilic Poly(dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate)-b-Poly(pentafluorostyrene) Block Copolymer in Aqueous Solution" Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2009, 30, 1002.


15.  M.A. Wahab, H. Hussain, C. B. He “Photoactive Perylenediimide-bridged Sissesquioxane Functionalized Periodic Mesoporous Organosilica Thin Films (PMO-SBA15): Synthesis, Self-Assembly, Photoluminescent, and Enhanced Mechanical Properties” Langmuir 2009, 25, 4743.


16.   H. Hussain*, C. B. He, K. Mya, “Self-Assembly of Brush-Like Poly[poly(ethylene glycol) methyl ether methacrylate] Synthesized via Aqueous Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization” Langmuir 2008, 24, 13279. (*corresponding author)


17.   C.S. Gudipati, B.H. Tan, H. Hussain, Liu Ye, C.B. He, Thomas P. Davis "Synthesis of Poly(glycidyl methacrylate)-block-Poly(pentafluorostyrene) by RAFT: Precursor to Novel Amphiphilic Poly(glyceryl methacrylate)-block-Poly(pentafluorostyrene)" Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2008, 29, 1902.


18.   H. Hussain, B.H. Tan, C. S. Gudipati, Y. Xaio, Y. Liu, Thomas P. Davis, C.B. He "Synthesis and Characterization of Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Star Polymers of 2,2,3,4,4,4-Hexafluorobutyl Methacrylate and Octa(aminophenyl)silsesquioxane Nano-cage Made via Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization" J. Polym. Sci. A: Polym. Chem. 2008, 46, 7287.


19.   H. Hussain, B.H. Tan, C.S. Gudipati, Y. Liu, C.B. He, Thomas P. Davis “Synthesis and Self-Assembly of Poly(styrene)-b-Poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone) Amphiphilic Diblock Copolymers Made via a Combined ATRP and MADIX Approach” J. Polym. Sci. A: Polym. Chem. 2008, 46, 5604.


20.   H. Hussain, K. Yi Mya, X. Yang, C. B. He,"Octafunctional Cubic Silsesquioxane (CSSQ) / Poly(methyl methacrylate) Nanocomposites: Synthesis by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization at Mild Conditions and the Influence of CSSQ on Nanocomposites" J. Polym. Sci. A: Polym. Chem. 2008, 46, 766.


21.   Hussain H., Rehman H. U., Ahmad Z., “Preparation and Properties of Aramid-Silica Hybrids with Inter-Phase Bonding Through (3-glycidoxypropyl)-Trimethoxysilane” J. Sol-Gel Sci. Tech. 2005, 36, 239.


22.    H. Hussain, E. Amado, J. Kressler, K. Busse, H. Budde, A. Blume, “Amphiphilic Block Copolymers at Lipid Mono and Bilayers” Polym. Mater. Sci. Eng. 2005, 92, 43.


23.   H. Hussain, A. Kerth, A. Blume, J. Kressler “Amphiphilic Block Copolymers of Poly(ethylene oxide) and Poly(perfluorohexylethyl methacrylate) at the Water Surface and their Penetration into the Lipid Monolayer” J. Phys. Chem. B 2004, 108, 9962.


24.   H. Hussain, A. Kerth, K. Busse, A. Blume, J. Kressler “Block Copolymers in Contact with Lipid Monolayer” Polym. Mater. Sci. Eng. 2004, 90, 563.


25.   H. Hussain, K. Busse, J. Kressler, “Poly(ethylene oxide) and Poly(perfluorohexylethyl methacrylate) Containing Amphiphilic Block Copolymers: Association Properties in Aqueous Solution” Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2003, 204, 936.


26.   H. Hussain, H. Budde, S. Höring, K. Busse, J. Kressler, “Synthesis and Characterization of Poly(ethylene oxide) and Poly(perfluorohexylethyl methacrylate) Containing Triblock Copolymers” Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2002, 203, 2103.


27.   K. Busse, H. Hussain, H. Budde, S. Höring, J. Kressler, “Micelle Formation of Perfluorinated Triblock Copolymers in Water” Polym. Prep. 2002, 43, 366.


28.   K. Busse, J. Kressler, H. Hussain, O. O. Krylova, P. Pohl, S. Höring, H. Budde, “Behavior of Amphiphilic Block Copolymers at Model Membranes” Polym. Mater. Sci. Eng. 2001, 84, 100.


29.   Sakhawat Shah S.; Naeem K.; Shah S.W.H.; Hussain H. “Solubilization of Short Chain Phenyl Alkanoic Acids by a Cationic Surfactant, Cetyltrimethylammonium Bromide” Colloid Surf. A, 1999, 148, 299.



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