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Name: Dr. Syed Mujtaba Shah
Designation: Assistant Professor
Department: Chemistry


Qualifications:
  • M.Sc in Physical Chemistry, ICS, University of Peshawar.                                                 
  • Ph.D.  from  CiNaM (Centre Interdisciplinaire de Nanoscience de Marseille, Université de la Méditerranée, Aix Marseille II, 

  France.

  



Phone: +92-51 9064-2205
Email: smschem69@yahoo.com
Status: On Job
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Research Interests Publications Conferences Research Projects

 

  • Organic-Inorganic nanohybrid materials, their Synthesis, characterization and applications in solar cells.
  • Surface fnctionalization and Surface chemistry.
  • Photo-electrochemistry.
  • Fabrication and characterization of Hybrid, BHJ and Dye sensitized solar cells.

1.     Remy, S.; Shah, S. M.; Martini, C.; Poize, G.; Margeat, O.; Heynderickx, A.; Ackermann, J.; Fages, F., Functionalization of zinc oxide nanorods with diarylethene-based photochromic compounds. Dyes and Pigments 2011, 89, (3), 266-270. IF 4.05

 

2.     Shah, S. M.; Martini, C.; Ackermann, J.; Fages, F., Photoswitching in azobenzene self-assembled monolayers capped on zinc oxide: Nanodots vs nanorods. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 2012, 367, (1), 109-114. IF  3.78

 

3.     Shah, S. M.; Kira, A.; Imahori, H.; Ferry, D.; Brisset, H.; Fages, F.; Ackermann, J., Co-grafting of porphyrins and fullerenes on ZnO nanorods: Towards supramolecular donor-acceptor assembly. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 2012, 386, (1), 268-276. I.F 3.78

 

4.     Ali, R. N.; Naz, H.; Shah, S. M., Sulphonic acid functionalized porphyrin grafted ZnO nanorods: Synthesis, characterization and applications in the solid state dye sensitized solar cells. Dyes and Pigments 2013, 99, (3), 571-576. I.F =4.05

 

5.     Shahzad, N.; Shah, S. M.; Munir, S.; Hana, A.; Jabeen, U.; Nosheen, E.; Habib, B.; Khan, A.; Hassan, Z.; Siddiq, M.; Hussain, H., Charge-Transfer Complexation at Carminic Acid-CdS Interface and Its Impact on the Efficiency of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. Journal of Electronic Materials 2015, 44, (4), 1167-1174. I.F. 1.49

 

6.     Shah, S. M.; Iqbal, Z.; Iqbal, M.; Shahzad, N.; Hana, A.; Hussain, H.; Raheel, M., Role of pristine and acid-functionalized fullerene on breaking dye aggregates and its impact on the efficiency of dye sensitized solar cells. australian Journal of Chemistry 2014, 67, 819-825.  I.F. 1.43

 

7.     Shah, S. M.; Naz, H.; Ali, R. N.; Alam, F.-e.; Ali, A.; Farooq, M.; Shah, A.; Badshah, A.; Siddiq, M.; Waseem, A., Optical and morphological studies of transition metal doped ZnO nanorods and their applications in hybrid bulk heterojunction solar cells. Arabian Journal of Chemistry 2014, xxx, xxx-xxx. Article in press, I.F = 3.6

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1878535214002135

 

8.     Munir, S.; Shah, S. M.; Hussain, H.; Siddiq, M., Adsorption of porphyrin and carminic acid on TiO2 nanoparticles: A photo-active nano-hybrid material for hybrid bulk heterojunction solar cells. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology 2015, 153, 397-404. I.F. 3.05.

 

9.     Jabeen, U.; Shah, S. M.; Hussain, N.; Alam, F.; Ali, A.; Khan, A.; Khan, S. U., Synthesis, characterization, band gap tuning and applications of Cd-doped ZnS nanoparticles in hybrid solar cells. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry 2016, 325, 29-38. I.F. 2.47.

 

10.                         Ali, A.; Shah, S. M.; Bozar, S.; Kazici, M.; Keskin, B.; Kaleli, M.; Akyürekli, S.; Günes S., Metal-free polymer/MWCNT composite fiber as an efficient counter electrode in fiber shape dye-sensitized solar cells. Nanotechnology 2016, 27, 384003. I.F. 3.5.

 

11.                        Ali, A.; Shehzad. K.; Rehman, F-U.; Shah, S. M.; Khurram, M.; Mumtaz, M.; Sagar, R-U. R., Flexible, Low Cost, and Platinum-Free Counter Electrode for Efficient Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. ACS applied Materials and Interfaces 2016, 27, 384003. I.F. 7.1.

12.                        Chapel, A.;  Dkhil, S. B.; Therias,S.; Gardette, J-L.; Hannani, D.; Poize, G.; Gaceur, M.; Shah, S. M.; Wong-Wah-Chung, P.; Videlot-Ackermann, C.; Margeat, O.; Rivaton, A.; Ackermann, J., Effect of ZnO nanoparticles on the photochemical and electronic stability of P3HT used in polymer solar cells. Solar energy materials and solar cells 2016, 155, 79-87.  I.F. 4.73.

 

13.                         Nosheen, E.; Shah, S. M.; Hussain, H.; Murtaza. G., Photo-sensitization of ZnS nanoparticles with renowned ruthenium dyes N3, N719 and Z907 for application in solid state dye sensitized solar cells: A comparative study. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology 2016, 162, 583-591. I.F. 3.05.

 

14.                        Jabeen, U.; Shah, S. M.; Khan, S. U.,  Photo catalytic degradation of Alizarin red S using ZnS and cadmium doped ZnS nanoparticles under unfiltered sunlight. Surfaces and Interfaces 2016, 6, 40-49. I.F.  1.39

 

 

15.                        Munir, S.; Dionysiou, D. D.; Khan, S. B.; Shah, S. M.; Adhikari, B.; Shah, A., Development of photocatalysts for selective and efficient organic transformations. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology 2015, 148, 209-222. I.F. 3.05.

 

16.                        Munir, S.; Shah, S. M.; Hussain, H.; Khan, R. A., Effect of carrier concentration on the optical band gap of TiO2 nanoparticles. Materials and design 2016, 92, 64-72. I.F.  3.99

 

17.                        Ahmad, I.; Shah, S. M.; Ashiq, M. N.; Khan, R. A., Effect of Nd 3+ and Cd 2+ ions co-substitution on the dielectric and electron transport properties of spinel strontium nanoferrites. Ceramics International 2016, 42, 12763-12770.  I.F.  2.75

 

18.                        Ahmad, I.; Shah, S. M.; Ashiq, M. N.; Nawaz, F.; Shah, A.; Siddiq, M.; Fahim, I.; Khan, S-U., Fabrication of Nd3+ and Mn2+ ions Co-doped Spinal Strontium Nanoferrites for High Frequency Device Applications. Journal of Electronic Materials 2016, xx, ( ), xxxx-xxxx. I.F. 1.49

DOI: 10.1007/s11664-016-4653-8

 

 

19.                        Rasheed, S.; Aziz, H. S.; Khan, R. A.; Khan, A. M.; Rahim, A.; Nisar, J.; Shah, S. M.; Iqbal, F.; Khan, A. R., Effect of Li-Cu doping on structural, electrical and magnetic properties of cobalt ferrite nanoparticles. Ceramics International 2016, 42, 3666-3672.  I.F.  2.75

 

 

20.                        Shah, A.; Ullah, A.; Rauf, A.; Rehman, Z.-u.; Shujah, S.; Shah, S. M.; Waseem, A., Detailed Electrochemical Probing of a Biologically Active Isoquinoline. Journal of The Electrochemical Society 2013, 160, (9), H597-H603. I.F 3.27

 

21.                        Farooqi, Z. H.; Khan, H. U.; Shah, S. M.; Siddiq, M., Stability of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-co-acrylic acid) polymer microgels under various conditions of temperature, pH and salt concentration. Arabian Journal of Chemistry 2013, xxx, xxx-xxx. Article in press. I.F 3.6

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1878535213002311

 

22.                        Munir, S.; Shah, A.; Rana, U. A.; Shakir, I.; Zia ur, R.; Shah, S. M., Probing of the pH-Dependent Redox Mechanism of a Biologically Active Compound, 5,8-Dihydroxynaphthalene-1,4-dione. Australian Journal of Chemistry 2014, 67, (2), 206-212. I.F  1.43

 

23.                        Hussain, H.; Shah, S. M., Recent developments in nanostructured polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane-based materials via ‘controlled’ radical polymerization. Polymer International 2014, 63, (5), 835-847. I.F 2.41

 

24.                        Munir, A.; Ullah, I.; Shah, A.; Rana, U. A.; Khan, S. U.-D.; Adhikari, B.; Shah, S. M.; Khan, S. B.; Kraatz, H.-B.; Badshah, A., Synthesis, Spectroscopic Characterization and pH Dependent Electrochemical Fate of Two Non-Ionic Surfactants. Journal of The Electrochemical Society 2014, 161, (14), H885-H890. I.F. 3.27

 

25.                        Ullah, A.; Ullah, S.; Khan, G. S.; Shah, S. M.; Hussain, Z.; Mohammad, S.; Siddiq, M.; Hussain, H., Water Soluble Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane Based Amphiphilic Hybrid Polymers: Synthesis, Self-Assembly, and Applications. European Polymer Journal. 2016, 75, ( ), 67-92.  I.F. 3.5

 

26.                         Aziz, H. S.; Rasheed, S.; Khan, R. A.; Rahim, A.; Nisar, J.; Shah, S. M.; Iqbal, F.; Khan, A. R.;  Evaluation of electrical, dielectric and magnetic characteristics of Al–La doped nickel spinel ferrites. RSC Advances. 2016, 6, (8), 6589-6597. I.F. 3.3

 

27.                        Ullah, S.; Khan, A. Z.; Ullaha, A.; Muhammada, S.; Iqbal, Z.; Ali, Z.; Shah, S. M.; Siddiq, M.; Hussain., H., Synthesis and Characterization of Pentablock Copolymers Based on Pluronic® L64 and Poly(methyl methacrylate). Polymer Science Series B 2015, 57, 659-668.  I.F. 0.74

 

 

28.                        Rehman, S. U.; Shah, S. M.; Siddiq, M., Synthesis and optical studies of silver nanoparticles(Ag NPs) and their hybrids of smart plymer microgel. Journal of the Chemical Society of Pakistan. 2013, 35, (3), 717-725. I.F 0.28

 

29.                        Shah, L. A.; Farooqi, Z. H.; Naeem, H.; Shah, S. M.; Siddiq, M., Synthesis and Characterization of Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Hybrid Microgels with different Cross-linker Contents. . Journal of the Chemical Society of Pakistan. 2014, 36, (03), 1522-1529. I.F  0.28

 

30.                        Shabbeer, H. S.; Khan, A. M.; Shah, A.; Rehman, Z.-U.; Shah, S. M.; Khan, A. Y.; Shah, S. S., Effect of Acidic and Basic Conditions on the Plasmon Band of Colloidal Silver. Walailak Journal of Science and Technology (WJST) 2012, 9, (3), 229-237. I.F 0.086

 

31.                        Haider, I.; Siddiq, M.; Shah, S. M.; Saif-ur-Rehman., Synthesis and characterization of multi-responsive Poly(NIPAm-co-AAC) microgels. IOP Material Science and Engineering 2014, 60, 0120246.              83.67

  •  Hybrid nanocomposites based on semiconducting ZnO nanorods functionalized with supramolecular porphyrin-fullerenes complexes’’ in Symposium A, of the European Material Science Research Conference (EMRS Spring Meeting 12-16 June 2009) held at Strasbourg France. Syed Mujtaba Shah1, Aiko Kira2, H. Imahori2, Frédéric Fages1and Jörg Ackermann1,  1 :CiNaM UPR 3118 CNRS, Campus de Luminy case913, Marseille 13288, France 2 :Department of Molecular Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyotodaigak –katsura, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 615-8510, Japan.
  • Optical switching of azobenzene-based self organized layer on semiconducting ZnO nanospheres and nanorods’’ in symposium K of the European Material Science Research Conference (EMRS Spring Meeting 12-16 June 2009) held at Strasbourg France. Syed Mujtaba Shah, Jörg Ackermann, Frédéric Fages.CiNaM UPR 3118 CNRS, Campus de Luminy case 913, Marseille,13288, France.
  • Porphyrin-fullerene supramolecular complexes with special reference to their applications in Solar Cells’’ in MNPC 2009 (Materiaux et NanostructuresPi-Conjugués 09) held at Bordaux France (19-23 October 2009). Syed Mujtaba Shah1, Aiko Kira2, H. Imahori2, Frédéric Fages1, Jörg Ackermann1, 1 :CiNaM UPR 3118 CNRS, Campus de Luminy case 913, Marseille 13288, France. 2 :Department of Molecular Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyotodaigaku -katsura, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 615-8510, Japan.
  • Hybrid Nanocomposites based on ZnO nanorods Functionalized with Supramolecular Porphyrin-Fullerene Complexes. Syed Mujtaba Shah1, Aiko Kira2, H. Imahori2, Frédéric Fages1, and Jörg Ackermann1. 1 :CiNaM UPR 3118 CNRS, Campus de Luminy case 913, Marseille 13288, France. 2 :Department of Molecular Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyotodaigaku -katsura, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 615-8510, Japan.
  • Sensitization of CdS Nanoparticles with Carminic Acid and its Application in Dye Sensitized Solar Cells. Naila Shahzad, Amina Hana, Syed Mujtaba Shah, and  Shamsa Munir,  June 3-5 2014, PINSTICH, Islamabad. Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, 45320, Pakistan.

                  

Project Title

Principal / Co-Principal Investigator

Amount   

Sponsoring Agency

Duration

Remarks/status

1. Synthesis and characterization of photo-active nanohybrid material based on semiconducting ZnO nanoparticles.

 

Principal Investigator

0.5 million

Higher Education

Commission of Pakistan.

01  Year

2012-13

Completed

2.NRPU by HEC   (Harvesting solar energy With Hybrid Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells).

 

Principal Investigator

8.876630 million

Higher Education Commission of Pakistan

03 years

In progress

3. Synthesis and characterization of Porphyrin and Fullerene Co-grafted ZnO Nanoparticles.

 

Principal Investigator

0.075 million

Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad

01 year

2011-12

Completed

4.Synthesis and characterization of transition metal doped ZnO nanorods for application in solar cells.

Principal Investigator

0.044 Million

Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad

 01 year

2012-13

completed

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.Optical, Morphological and photovoltaic studies of  Dye-grafted CdSe nanoparticles.

Principal Investigator

0.025Million

Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad

 01 year

2013-14

In progress

6.Organic dye-functionalized Copper Oxide nanoparticles: Synthesis, characterization and application in solar cells.

 

Principal Investigator

0.060 million

Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad

01 year

2014-15

Completed



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