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

Dr. Jamshaid Rashid leads the Environmental Nanotechnology research group at the Department of Environmental Sciences with research focus areas including:
  • Heterogeneous catalysis for environmental remediation
  • Nanomaterial synthesis and characterization
  • Photocatalysis for water and air decontamination
  • Electrocatalytic water splitting for H2 Production
  • H2 and CH4 production via catalytic pre-treatment of biomass
  • 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 Laboratory  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.

Jamshaid Rashid*, Ammara Abbas, Leng Chang, Aneela Iqbal, Ihsan-ul-Haq, Adeela Rehman, Saif Ullah Awan, Muhammad Arshad, Mohsin Rafique, M. A. Barakat.Butterfly cluster like lamellar BiOBr/TiO2 nanocomposite for enhanced sunlight photocatalytic mineralization of aqueous ciprofloxacin. Science of the Total Environment, 2019. 

Jamshaid Rashid*, Rafia Azam, Rajeev Kumar, Mahtab Ahmad, Adeela Rehman, M. A. Barakat. Sulfonated polyether sulfone reinforced multiwall carbon nanotubes composite for the removal of lead in wastewater. Applied Nanoscience, 2019.

Aneela Iqbal, Muhammad Arshad, Raghupathy Karthikeyan,Terry J. Gentry, Jamshaid Rashid, Iftikhar Ahmed, Arthur Paul Schwab. Diesel degrading bacterial endophytes with plant growth promoting potential isolated from a petroleum storage facility. 3 Biotech. 2019.

Jamshaid Rashid*, Nadia Parveen, Tanveer ul Haq, Aneela Iqbal, Shamraiz Hussain Talib, Saif Ullah Awan, Naveed Hussain, Muhammad Zaheer. g-C3N4/CeO2/Fe3O4 ternary composite as an efficient bifunctional catalyst for overall water splitting. ChemCatChem. 2018, Volume 10, Page No. 5587-5592.

Jamshaid Rashid*, Sahar Saleem, Saif Ullah Awan, A. Iqbal, Rajeev Kumar, M. A. Barakat, Muhammad Arshad, Muhammad Zaheer, Mohsin Rafique and M. Awad. Stabilized fabrication of anatase-TiO2/FeS2 (pyrite) semiconductor composite nanocrystals for enhanced solar light-mediated photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue. RSC Advances. 2018, Volume 8, Page No. 11935– 11945.

Jamshaid Rashid, M. A. Barakat. Facile in-situ synthesis and characterization of Ag3PO4 supported TiO2 nanocomposite for visible light photocatalysis. Desalination and Water Treatment. 2018, Volume 101: Page 193-202.

Saif Ullah Awan, S.K. Hasanain, Jamshaid Rashid, Shahzad Hussain, Saqlain A. Shah, Mian Zahid Hussain, Mohsin Rafique, M. Aftab, Rashid Khan. Structural, optical, electronic and Page 3 of 6 magnetic properties of multiphase ZnO/Zn(OH)2/ZnO2 nanocomposites and hexagonal prism shaped ZnO nanoparticles synthesized by pulse laser ablation in Heptanes. Materials Chemistry and Physics. 2018, Volume 211: Page 510-521.

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, Jamshaid 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, Jamshaid 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, Jamshaid Rashid, J. N. Kuhn. Pt nanoparticles/TiO2 for photocatalytic degradation of phenols in wastewater. Environmental Technology. 2014, Volume 35, Page No. 137-144.­­­

Jamshaid 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, Jamshaid 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).

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