Name: Dr. Jamshaid Rashid
Designation: Assistant professor
Department: Environmental Sciences


PhD. Department of Environmental Sciences, King Abdulaziz University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. (

M.S. Department of Environmental Sciences, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan.

M.Sc. Chemistry, University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Muzaffarabad, Pakistan

Phone: +92-51 9064-4138
Status: On Job
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Research Interests Publications Conferences Research Projects

  • Heterogeneous catalysis for environmental remediation
  • Photocatalysis for water and air decontamination
  • Nanomaterial synthesis and characterization
  • Steam reforming of methane to produce H2 via syngas production
  • Adsorptive removal of organic and inorganic pollutants from wastewater  

The research focus of Catalysis for Environment and Energy Research Group is on development of novel, sunlight active and environmental friendly nanomaterial catalysts for advance wastewater treatment of toxic, recalcitrant and emerging contaminants in wastewater.

Semiconductor materials and Metal oxide nanocomposites (e.g., InVO4/TiO2, Ag/ZnO, Fe3O4/Al2O3/TiO2) as well as supported thin films are synthesized and evaluated for visible/sunlight photocatalytic treatment of  waste water. The nanomaterials are tailored to overcome catalyst agglomeration, post operation recovery and reuse with special focus on enhanced visible light activity by reducing the energy band gap and electron-hole pair (e-/h+) recombination.

Rajeev Kumar, M. Sh. Abdel-Wahab, M.A. Barakat, Jamshaid Rashid, Numan Salah, Attieh A. Al-Ghamdi. Role of N doping on the structural, optical and photocatalytic properties of the silver deposited ZnO thin films. Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2016, Volume 69, Page No. 131–138.

Jamshaid Rashid, M. A. Barakat, Numan Salah, Sami S. Habib. ZnO-nanoparticles thin films synthesized by RF sputtering for photocatalytic degradation of 2-chlorophenol in synthetic wastewater. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry. 2015, Volume 23, Page No. 134–139.

Jamshaid Rashid, M. A. Barakat, Y. Ruzmanova, A. Chianese, Fe3O4/SiO2/TiO2 nanoparticles for photocatalytic degradation of 2-chlorophenol in simulated wastewater. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res., 2015, Volume 22, Page No. 3149–3157.

R. Kumar, J. Rashid, M. A. Barakat. Zero Valent Ag Doped TiO2 for the efficient photocatalysis of Methylene blue under UV-C light irradiation. Colloids and Interface Science Communications. 2015, Volume 5, Page No. 1–4.

Jamshaid Rashid, M. A. Barakat, Numan Salah, Sami S. Habib. Ag/ZnO nanoparticles thin films as visible light photocatalysts. RSC Advances. 2014, Volume 4, Page No. 56892–56899.

R. Kumar, J. Rashid, M.A. Ba­­rakat. Synthesis and characterization of a starch–AlOOH–FeS2 nanocomposite for the adsorption of congo red dye from aqueous solution. RSC Advances, 2014, Volume 4, Page No. 38334-38340.

Jamshaid Rashid, M. A. Barakat, R.M. Mohamed, I. A. Ibrahim. Enhancement of photocatalytic activity of zinc/cobalt spinel oxides by doping with ZrO2 for visible light photocatalytic degradation of 2-chlorophenol in wastewater. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry. 2014, Volume 284, Page No. 1–7.

Jamshaid Rashid, M. A. Barakat, S. L. Pettit, J. N. Kuhn. InVO4/TiO2 composite for visible-light photocatalytic degradation of 2-chlorophenol in wastewater, Environmental Technology. 2014, Volume 35, Page No. 2153-2159.

M. A. Barakat, R. I. Al-Hutailah, E. Qayyum, J. Rashid, J. N. Kuhn. Pt nanoparticles/TiO2 for photocatalytic degradation of phenols in wastewater. Environmental Technology. 2014, Volume 35, Page No. 137-144.­­­

J. Rashid, M. A. Barakat, M. A. Alghamdi, Adsorption of Chromium (VI) from wastewater by Anion-exchange resin. Journal of Advanced Catalysis Science and Technology, 2014, Volume 1, Page No. 26-34.

  • Jamshaid Rashid, M. A. Barakat, Salah, Sami S. Habib. Modified ZnO nanoparticles thin films as a visible light photocatalyst for wastewater treatment. Int. Conf. on Pollution Control & Sustainable Environment. Dubai, UAE. DOI:10.4172/2375-4397.C1.003  25th -26th April 2016
  • Jamshaid Rashid, M. A. Barakat, Ag3PO4 enhanced TiO2 for visible light photocatalysis of 2-chlorophenol in wastewater, Proc. of the Second Int. Conf. on Advances In Bio-Informatics, Bio-Technology and Environmental Engineering- ABBE 2014. Birmingham, United Kingdom. DOI:10.15224/978-1-63248-053-8-120. 16th-17th November 2014
  • M. A. Barakat, J. Rashid, M. A. Alghamdi. Removal of chromium (VI) from synthetic wastewater using spectra/gel ion-exchange resin. 17th International Water Technology Conference, IWTC17, Istanbul. November 5-7, 2013
  • Tuning II-VI semiconductor nanocomposite for sun/visible light photocatalytic decolourization of hazardous dyes as advance wastewater treatment. One year. Principal-Investigator, PKR 0.5 Million. HEC Pakistan (In Progress).

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