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Name: Dr. Azhar Iqbal
Designation: Assistant Professor
Department: Chemistry


Qualifications:

M.Sc. & M.Phil:       Quaid-I-Azam University

2001-2005                Islamabad, Pakistan.


Researcher:            Technical University

2005-2007                of Clausthal, Germany.


PhD:                         University of Warwick,

2007-2010                United Kingdom. 

 

Post-doctorate:      Lund University,

2010-2013                Sweden.


Post-doctorate:      Nanyang Technological

2016-2018.               University, Singapore. 

                                                                                                                                               



Phone: +92-51 9064-2144
Email: aiqbal@qau.edu.pk
a_i_janjua@yahoo.com
Status: On Job
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Research Interests Publications Conferences Research Projects

  • Femtosecond and picosecond studies of charge carriers dynamics using time-resolved fluorescence and transient absorption spectroscopies in semiconductor nanowires and quantum dots.
  • Mechanisms of charge/energy transfer processes in quantum-dot-sensitized solar cells and photochrome-fluorophore systems.
  • Synthesis and electro-optical characterization of inorganic & organic semiconductors, with particular focus on photovoltaics, light emitting diodes and other energy devices.
  • Photochemistry and photophysics of bio-molecules.


  1. Iqbal, A.; Zhang, W.; Ponseca C.; Zou, X.; Borgström, M. T.; Yartsev, A. Low Electron Trapping and Long Lived Photoconductivity of Vertically Standing S-doped InP Nanowires. Manuscript to be submitted, 2018.
  2. Ibrahim, S.; Iqbal, A.; Nadeem, M. A. Toward Highly Dispersed Cu/Ni Nanoparticles on Titania Derived from a Hetero-Bimetallic Coordination Polymer: A Noble Metal Free Photocatalyst for Water Splitting. Submitted, 2018.
  3. Saeed, S.; Yin, J.; Channar, P.A.; Shabir, G.; Saeed, A.; Nadeem, M.A.; Cesare, C.; Iqbal, A*. Photoresponsive Azobenzene Ligand as an Efficient Photoswitch for Luminous CdTe Quantum Dots. Submitted, 2018.
  4. Bibi, N.; Iqbal, F.;Ahmad, I.;Ashiq, M.N.; Shabbir, S.;Siddiq, M.; Nadeem, M.A.; Zhang, S.;  Iqbal, A*. Ce2Zr2O7/PbS Nanocomposite for High-performance Highly Stable Supercapacitor Electrode. Submitted, 2018.
  5. Bibi, N.; Xia, Y.; Zhu, Y.; Zhang, S.; Iqbal, A*. Novel High Performance High Stability Supercapacitor Electrode Based on CeO2/CeS2 Mesoporous Nanocomposite. Submitted, 2018.
  6. Aamir, M.; Sher, M.; Shah, S.; Iqbal, A.; Malik, A.; Akhtar, A. Synthesis, Stability and Optical Studies of Novel Tetraethyl Ammonium Lead Halide Layered Hybrid Perovskites. Submitted, 2018.
  7. Yantara, N.; Bruno, A.; Iqbal, A.; Jamaludin, N.F.; Soci, C.; Mhaisalkar, S.; Mathews, N*. Designing fast energy cascading kinetics in Ruddlesden-Popper perovskite for high performance light emitting diode. Adv. Mater. Accepted, 2018. (IF = 19.791)
  8. Ibrahim, S.; Majeed, I. M.; Qian, Y.; Iqbal, A.; Turner, D.; Nadeem, M. A. Novel hetero-bimetallic coordination polymer as a single source of highly dispersed Cu/Ni nanoparticles for efficient photocatalytic water splitting. Inorg. Chem. Front. Accepted, 2018. (IF = 4.036)
  9. Sohail, M.; Shah, Z. H. S.; Saeed, S.; Bibi, N.; Shahbaz, S.; Ahmed, S.; Shabbir, S.; Siddiq, M.; Iqbal, A*. Hole transfer from CdSe nanoparticles to TQ1 polymer in hybrid solar cell device. J Mol. Struct. 2018, 1159, 67-73. (IF = 1.780)
  10. Salman, M. S.; Riaz, A.; Iqbal, A.; Zulfiqar, S.; Sarwar, M. I.; Shabbir, S. Design and fabrication of covalently linked PEGylated nanohybrids of ZnO quantum dots with preserved and tunable fluorescence. Mater. Des. 2017, 131, 156-166. (IF = 4.364)
  11. Sial, M. A. Z. G. S.; Iqbal, M.; Siddique, Z.; Nadeem, M.A.; Ishaq, M.; Iqbal, A*. Synthesis of SnO2 Nano-rods by Hydrothermal Method and their Photoluminescence Studies. J Mol. Struct. 2017, 1144, 355-359. (IF = 1.780)
  12. Amir, M. et. al. and Iqbal, A. Enahanced Photocatalytic Activity of Water Stable Hydroxyl Ammonium Lead Halide Perovskites. Mater. Sci. Semicond. Process. 2017, 63, 6-11. (IF = 2.359)
  13. Iqbal, M.; Thebo, A. A.; Shah, A. H.; Iqbal, A*.; Thebo, K. H.;Phulpoto, S.; Mohsin, M. A. Influence of Mn-doping on the Photocatalytic and Solar Cell Efficiency of CuO Nanowires. Inorg. Chem. comm. 2017, 76, 71-76. (IF = 1.640)
  14. Haq, M.; Iqbal, M.; Sial, M. A. Z. G. S.; Shabbir, S.; Siddiq, M. Iqbal, A*. Effect of Fe Doping on the crystallinity of CuO Nanotubes and Efficiency of the Hybrid Solar Cell. J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chem.  2017, 335, 112-118. (IF = 2.625)
  15. Majeed, I.; Nadeem, M.A.; Hussain, E.; Waterhouse, G.I.N.; Badshah, A.; Iqbal, A.; Nadeem, M.A.; Idris H. On the synergism between Cu and Ni for photocatalytic hydrogen production and their potential as substitutes as nobel metals. ChemCatChem, 2016, 8, 1-11. (IF = 4.803)
  16. Khan, A.; Rehman, Z.; Khan, A.; Iqbal, A.; Wasim, A. Growth mechanism of CdS nanospheres and nanocapsules from new single source precursors and their visible light-driven photocatalytic efficacy. Inorg. Chem. Comm. 2016, 72, 33-41. (IF = 1.640)
  17. Zafar, F.; Iqbal, A*. Indium Phosphide Nanowires and their Applications in Optoelectronic Devices. Proc. R. Soc. A, 2016, 472, 20150804/1-18. (IF = 2.164)
  18. Javed, H.; Fatima, K.; Akhter, Z.; Nadeem, M.A.; Siddiq, M.; Iqbal, A*. Fluorescence Modulation of CdS Quantum Dots by Azobenzene Photochromic Switches. Proc. R. Soc. A, 2016, 472, 20150692/1-13. (IF = 2.164)

 

  1. Khan, I. A.; Ullah, S.; Nasim, F.; Choucair, M.; Nadeem, M. A.; Iqbal, A; Badshah, A.; Nadeem, A. N. Cr2O3-Carbon composite as a new support material for efficient methanol electrooxidation. Mater. Res. Bull. 2016, 2016, 77, 221-227. (IF = 2.446)
  2. Dilpazir, S.; Siddiq, M.; Iqbal. A*. Synthesis of Zinc Sulphide Nanoparticles by Co-precipitation Method: Effects of Doping on Electro-optical Properties. J. Nanotech. Nanosci. 2015, 1: 100105/1-10. (IF = Awaiting)
  3. Ponseca, C. S. Jr.; Nìmec, H.; Mics, Z.; Wallentin, J.; Anttu, N.; Beech, J.; Iqbal, A.; Borgström, M. T.; Pistol, M.-E.; Samuelson, L.; Yartsev, A. Bulk-like transversal electron mobility in an array of heavily n-doped InP nanowires probed by terahertz spectroscopy. Phys. Rev. B 2014, 90, 085405. (IF = 3.636)
  4. Mergenthaler, K.; Iqbal, A.; Wallentin, J.; Borgström, M. T.; Samuelson, L.; Yartsev A.; Pistol, M.-E. Large-energy-shift photon upconversion in degenerately doped InP nanowires by direct excitation into the electron gas. Nano Res. 2013, 6, 752-757.  (IF = 8.893)
  5. Anttu, N.; Iqbal, A.; Heurlin, M.; Pistol, M.-E.; Samuelson, L.; Borgström, M. T.; Yartsev, A.  Reflection measurements to reveal the absorption in nanowires arrays. Opt. Lett., 2013, 38, 1449-1451. (IF = 3.416)
  6. Iqbal, A*.; Beech, J. P.; Anttu, N.; Pistol, M.-E.; Samuelson, L.; Borgström, T. M.; Yartsev, A. Photoluminescence study of as-grown vertically standing wurtzite InP nanowire ensembles. Nanotechnology 2013, 24, 115706/1-8. (IF = 3.672)
  7. Iqbal, A.; Stavros, V. G. Active participation of πσ* states in the   photodissociation of tyrosine and sub-units. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2010, 1, 2274-2278. (IF = 9.353)
  8. Iqbal, A.; Stavros, V. G. Exploring the timescales of H-atom elimination from photoexcited indole. J. Phys. Chem. A 2010, 114, 68-72. (IF = 2.883)
  9. Iqbal, A.; Stavros, V. G. Unravelling the pathways for H-atom elimination from photoexcited phenol molecules. Abs. Pap. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 238, 412-PHYS. (IF = NA)
  10. Iqbal, A.; Cheung, M. S. Y.; Nix, M. G. D.; Stavros, V. G. Exploring the time-scales of H-atom detachment from photoexcited phenol-d5: Statistical vs. non-statistical decay. J. Phys. Chem. A 2009, 113, 8157-8164. (IF = 2.883)
  11. Iqbal, A.; Pegg, L.-J.; Stavros, V. G. Direct vs. indirect hydrogen atom elimination from photoexcited phenol molecules. J. Phys. Chem. A 2008, 112, 9531-9534. (IF = 2.883)
  12. Abdullah, S. A.; Iqbal, A.; Frormann, A.; Melt mixing of carbon fibres and carbon nanotubes incorporated polyurethanes. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2008, 110, 196-202. (IF = 1.866)
  13. Iqbal, A.; Frormann, L.; Abdullah, S. A. Thermo-viscoelastic behavior of PCNF filled polypropylene nanocomposites. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2008, 107, 2695- 2703.  (IF = 1.866)
  14. Saleem, A.; Iqbal, A.; Frormann, L. Mechanical, thermal and electrical resistivity properties of thermoplastic composites filled with carbon fibres and carbon particles. J. Polym. Res. 2007, 14, 121-127. (IF = 1.969)
  15. Saleem, A.; Iqbal, A.; Frormann, L. High performance thermoplastic composites: Study on the mechanical, thermal and electrical resistivity properties of carbon fibre reinforced polyetheretherketone and polyethersulphone. Polym. Compos. 2007, 28, 785-796. (IF = 2.324)
  16. Iqbal, A.; Frormann, L.; Saleem, A.; Ishaq, M. The effect of filler concentration on the electrical, thermal and mechanical properties of carbon particle and carbon fibre reinforced poly (styrene-co-acrylonitrile) composites. Polym. Compos. 2007, 28, 186-197. (IF = 2.324)
  17. Iqbal, A.; Ishaq, M.; Sarwar, M. I.; Formann, L. The effect of tri (n-butyl) tin (IV)-2-[3-benzoyl phenyl] propionate on the degradation and stabilization of PVC in inert and oxidative atmospheres. Polymers & Polymer Composites 2007, 15, 121-129. (IF = 0.256)
                      
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  1. Iqbal, A. Probing Ultrafast energy cascading kinetics in Ruddlesden-Popper perovskites. 256th ACS National Meeting in Boston, MA, United States of America, 2018, abstract accepted, (Poster)
  2. Iqbal, A. ICON – 2DMAT 2017. The 3rd International Conference on 2D materials and Technology Singapore 11 – 14 December 2017, Singapore. (Participated)

  3. Iqbal, A. Femtochemistry: Probing Ultrafast Photo-induced Processes in Bio-molecules and Semiconductor Nano-materials. Istitute of Space Technology, 03 December, 2016. (Invited Talk)

  4. Iqbal, A. Time-resolved Spectroscopy: A Powerful Tool to Understand Ultrafast Photo-induced Processes in Bio-molecules and Semiconductor Nano-materials. National University of Science and Technology, 29 December, 2016. (Invited Talk)

  5. Iqbal, A. Time-resolved Fluorescence of Semiconductor Quantum Dots and Nanowires Based Devices. AIOU Islamabad, Pakistan, 24-25 November, 2016. (Oral Talk)

  6. Iqbal A. Dynamics of Photo-injected Charge Carriers in Semiconductor Nanostructured Materials. PINSTECH, Pakistan, 27 October, 2016. (Oral Talk)

  7. Iqbal, A. Enlightening Chemistry by Light. Recent Trends in Chemistry, AIOU, Islamabad, Pakistan, 10 October 2015. (Oral Talk)

  8. Iqbal, A. Time-resolved Spectroscopy of Bio-molecules and Semiconductor nanowires. Celebrating Light, IYL-2015. National Centre for Physics, QAU Campus, Islamabad, Pakistan, 3 February 2015.  (Oral Talk)

  9. Iqbal, A. and Yartsev, A. Effects of Doping and Surface Modification on Charge Carriers Dynamics in As-grown InP Nanowire ensembles. Nm@LU Annual Meeting, Department of Solid State Physics Lund University, Sweden, 3rd October 2012. (Poster)

  10. Iqbal, A. and Yartsev, A. Charge Carriers Dynamics in As-grown S-doped Wurtzite InP Nanowires Ensembles. Nm@LU Annual Meeting, Department of Solid State Physics Lund University, Sweden, 3rd October 2012. (Poster)

  11. Iqbal, A. Time-resolved spectroscopy of as-grown core (InP) – shell (GaP) nanowires. 10th Nordic Femtochemistry Conference, Skåne, Sweden, May and June 2012. (Oral Talk)

  12. Iqbal, A.; and Yartsev, A. Charge carrier dynamics in semiconductor nano-wires. Nm@LU Annual Meeting, Department of Solid State Physics Lund University, Sweden, 27th September 2011. (Poster)                                                

  13. Iqbal, A. Towards understanding the photochemistry of tyrosine. Annual Symposium of Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, United Kingdom, 18th June 2010. (Talk)

  14. Iqbal, A. Ultrafast H-atom elimination from photoexcited tyrosine molecules driven through 1πσ* states. Midland Universities Gas-phase Dynamics Group Meeting, University of Leicester, United Kingdom, April 2010. (Oral Talk)

  15. Iqbal, A. Ultrafast H-atom elimination from photoexcited biomolecules driven through 1πσ* states. Midland Universities Gas-phase Dynamics Group Meeting, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, April 2009. (Oral Talk)

  16. Iqbal, A.; Stavros, V, G. Unravelling the pathways for H-atom elimination from photoexcited phenol molecules. American Chemical Society National Meeting, Washington DC, United States of America, August, 2009. (Poster)

  17. Iqbal, A.; Stavros, V. G. Unravelling the pathways for H-atom elimination from photoexcited phenol molecules. CoCoChem (Coherent Control of Chemistry) summer school symposium, United Kingdom, April 2009. (Poster)

  18. Wells, K.; Iqbal, A.; Stavros, V. G. Ultrafast dynamics of N-H and O-H bond dissociation in biomolecules. SDG (Spectroscopy and dynamics group) annual meeting University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, December 2007, (Poster)

  19. Iqbal, A. 5th National and 15th International Chemistry Conference, Department of Chemistry, Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan, December 2004. (Participated)


Research Grants Awarded:

1. Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan, 3.3 

    MPKR, 2018 - 2020. 

2. Quaid-I-Azam University (QAU) Islamabad, 0.07 MPKR, 

    2018 - 2019.   

3. Quaid-I-Azam University (QAU) Islamabad, 0.1 MPKR,

    2017 - 2018.       

4. Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan, 11.4

    MPKR, 2015 - 2018.

5. Quaid-I-Azam University (QAU) Islamabad, 0.06 MPKR,

    2015 - 2016.

6. Quaid-I-Azam University (QAU) Islamabad, 0.025 MPKR,

    2014 - 2015. 

7. Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan, 0.5

    MPKR, 2013 - 2014.

     

**Approved supervisor for PhD students for HEC indigenous scholarships programs.                                                              




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