Name: Dr. M. Naveed Zafar
Designation: Tenured Associate Professor
Department: Chemistry


MSc with First Position in Inorganic/Analytical Chemistry Section, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, 2004.

M.Phil with First Position in Chemistry and Awarded Chancellor’s Medal, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, 2006.

Ph.D with Doctoral Award, The University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2011.

Ph.D Project; "Development of New Ligands for Homogenous Transition Metal Catalysts" with Prof. Dr. Leonard James Wright.

Phone: +92-51 9064-2108
Status: On Job
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Research Interests Publications Conferences Research Projects

Homogeneous Catalysis (Energy, Green and Sustainable Chemistry):  Synthesis of Transition metal based catalysts  for:
  • C-C coupling reactions (Particularly Heck and Suzuki), C-H and C-F activation.
  • Grubb’s Metathesis, Polymerization and Oligomerisation of olefins.
  • Water Splitting (HER, WOC), CO2 reduction to fuels.

Chemistry (Coordination Chemistry and Organometallics) 
  • Design, synthesis and study of molecular machines such as molecular switches or shuttles. 
  • New acyclic and macrocyclic ligands  that can activate bound substrate molecules both through interactions with the metal centres and strategically placed functional groups on the ligand backbone.
  • Synthesized and characterization of biologically active molecules and their interaction studies.!divAbstract

Material Chemistry: Synthesized and characterization of suitable precursors for CVD of mixed metal oxides.

Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, 45320, Pakistan.
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