Name: Dr. Faroha Liaqat
Designation: Assistant Professor
Department: Chemistry

  •   Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Glasgow, UK
  • PhD (Chemistry), Johannes Gutenberg University-Mainz, Germany (Magna cum Laude)
  • Joint PhD (Chemistry), Seoul National University, South Korea
  • M.Phil (Physical Chemistry), Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan  (Chancellor’s Medal, 1st position)   
  • M.Sc (Physical Chemistry), Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan (Chancellor’s Medal, 1st position)                                                          

Phone: +92-51 9064-2142
Status: On Job
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Research Interests Publications Conferences Research Projects

  1. Photonic crystals and electrochromic devices
  2. Phononic crystals and defects in crystal lattices
  3. Structure-property relationships in Bragg Stacks
  4. Polymeric nanocomposites - investigation of thermal, mechanical and conducting properties
  5. Green synthesis; inorganic synthesis of nanostructures
  6. Computational studies: DFT (Gaussian, ADF, Turbomole), Molecular docking, Comsol Multiphysics, Dispersion, L-Edit.
  7. Lab-on-chip diagnostics
  8. Thin films, multilayers and LbL assemblies
Highlights only

§  “High-Performance TiO2 Nanoparticle/DOPA- Polymer Composites”, F. Liaqat,, Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2015, 36, 1129-1137 (IF = 4.608)

§   “Ultrastrong composites from Dopamine Modified-Polymer-Infiltrated Colloidal Crystals”, F. Liaqat et al. Mater. Horiz. 2015, 2, 434-441 (IF = 13.183)

§  “Engineering the Hypersonic Phononic Band Gap of Hybrid Bragg-Stacks”, D. Schneider, F. Liaqat, et al. Nano Lett. 2012, 12, 3101 (IF = 13.77)

§   “Defect-Controlled Hypersound Propagation in Hybrid Superlattices”, D. Schneider, F. Liaqat, et al. Phys. Rev. Lett. 2013, 111, 164301 (IF = 8.839)

§  “Physical and Electrical Properties of Nanosized Mn- and Cr-Doped Strontium Y-Type Hexagonal Ferrites”, M.J. Iqbal and F. Liaqat, J. Am. Ceram.Soc, 2010, 93, 474 (IF = 2.956)

-   Engineering the Band Structure of One-dimensional Hypsersonic Phononic Crystals”, D. Schneider, F. Liaqat, et al. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 2011, 130, 2402 (IF = 1.572)

  1. Young researcher representing Pakistan in the 59th Nobel Laureates conference in Lindau, Germany (2009).   
  2. Summer school on “Optoelectronics”, Cambridge, UK (08/2011).
  3. 24th International Liquid Crystal Conference (ILCC), Mainz, Germany (08/2012)
  4.  Korea - Japan workshop, Seoul, South Korea (11/ 2012).
4.    Oral presentation at IUPAC World Chemistry Congress, Istanbul, Turkey (08/2013) titled “Creating and Exploring Barriers: Phononic Band Gap in One-dimensional Periodic Bragg Stacks in Hypersonic region”. 
5.  Oral presentation, “A Bioinspired Strategy to Fabricate Bragg Stacks as Hard and Adhesive Coatings” at IUPAC World Chemistry Congress, Istanbul, Turkey (08/2013)
6.    Poster at 8th German-Korean Polymer Workshop, Hamburg, Germany (08/ 2013). 
7.    Research Staff Conference, University of Glasgow, UK (03/2016)
8.    8th International and 20th National Chemistry Conference, Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan (01/2010). 
9.   Oral presentation in National Seminar on “Policies & Strategies for Successful Implementation of Employment Generating Programs in Renewable Energies, Biotechnology, Agriculture, Environment and ICTs”, COMSTECH Pakistan (08/2009). 
10.  National Meeting on “Challenges for Socio-Economic Development in Pakistan and the Role of Science & Technology”, COMSTECH Pakistan (10/2009). 
11. Workshop on “Teacher Training Program”, PDC NUST, Pakistan (24-28 July, 2017).
12. Workshop on “Gaussian-09”, RCMS NUST, Pakistan (2017)
13. International Workshop on “Effective Implementation of Student Centered Learning: Engaging Listeners through Active Learning”, NUST and UTM Malaysia (2017)

Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, 45320, Pakistan.
Tel: +92-51 9064 0000,