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Name: Dr. Azhar Iqbal
Designation: Assistant Professor
Department: Chemistry


Qualifications: M. Sc & M. Phil  Quaid-I-Azam University

2001-2005            Islamabad, Pakistan


Research Project: Technical University

2005-2007              of Clausthal Germany,

                                                                                 

PhD.                University of Warwick,

2007-2010        United Kingdom.        

        

Post-doc.        University of Warwick,

2010-2010.       United Kingdom.  

 

Post-doc.        Lund University,

2010-2013        Sweden.



Phone: +92-51 9064-2144
Email: aiqbal@qau.edu.pk
a_i_janjua@yahoo.com
Status: On Job
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Research Interests Publications Conferences Research Projects

Time-resolved Spectroscopy of Nano-structured energy materials: Using time-resolved fluorescence and time-resolved transient absorption spectroscopy methods to investigate the lifetime of photo-generated electrons and holes in semi-conductor nano-structured materials, which plays a decisive role to control the efficiency of the solar cells. Synthesis of core-shell nano-sized materials, surface passivation and band-gap tuning. Synthesis and optical characterization of quantum dots (QDs) and nanocomposites.     

Photochemistry and Femtochemistry: Using steady-state and time-resolved spectroscopies to understand the photo-induced processes in variety of bio-molecules.

 

(1). Iqbal, A.; Anttu, N.; Pistol, M.-E.; Samuelson, L.; Borgström, M. T.; Yartsev, A. Radiative versus non-radiative recombination of carriers in vertically standing S-doped InP nanowires ensemble. Manuscript to be submitted, 2016.

 

(2). Amir, M. et. al. and Iqbal, A*. Synthesis, characterization and photocatalytic behavior of new hydroxyl ammonium lead halide perovskites under sunlight. Submitted, 2015.

 

(3). Sial, M. A. Z. G. S. et.al. and Iqbal, A*. Synthesis of SnO2 Nano-rods by Hydrothermal Method and their Photoluminescence Studies. Submitted, 2015.

 

(4). Iqbal, M.; Haq, M.; Sial, M. A. Z. G. S.; Shabbir, S.; Siddiq, M. Iqbal, A*. Effect of Fe Doping on the crystallinity of CuO Nanowires and Efficiency of the Hybrid Solar Cell. Submitted, 2016.

 

(5). Khan, A.; Rehman, Z.; Khan, A.; Iqbal, A.; Wasim, A. Growth mechanism of CdS nanospheres and nanocapsules from new single source precursors and their visible light-driven photocatalytic efficacy. Submitted, 2016.

 

(6). Zafar, F.; Iqbal, A*. Indium Phosphide Nanowires and their Applications in Optoelectronic Devices. Proc. R. Soc. A, 2016, 472, 20150804/1-18. (IF = 2.192)

 

(7). Javed, H.; Fatima, K.; Akhter, Z.; Nadeem, M.A.; Siddiq, M.; Iqbal, A*. Fluorescence Modulation of CdS Quantum Dots by Azobenzene Photochromic Switches. Proc. R. Soc. A, 2016, 472, 20150692/1-13. (IF = 2.192)

 

(8). Khan, I. A.; Ullah, S.; Nasim, F.; Choucair, M.; Nadeem, M. A.; Iqbal, A; Badshah, A.; Nadeem, A. N. Cr2O3-Carbon composite as a new support material for efficient methanol electrooxidation. Mater. Res. Bull. 2016, 2016, 77, 221-227. (IF = 2.288)

 

(9). Dilpazir, S.; Siddiq, M.; Iqbal. A*. Synthesis of Zinc Sulphide Nanoparticles by Co-precipitation Method: Effects of Doping on Electro-optical Properties. J. Nanotech. Nanosci. 2015, 1: 100105/1-10. (IF = NA)

 

(10). Ponseca, C. S. Jr.; Nìmec, H.; Mics, Z.; Wallentin, J.; Anttu, N.; Beech, J.; Iqbal, A.; Borgström, M. T.; Pistol, M.-E.; Samuelson, L.; Yartsev, A. Bulk-like transversal electron mobility in an array of heavily n-doped InP nanowires probed by terahertz spectroscopy. Phys. Rev. B 2014, 90, 085405. (IF = 3.736)

 

(11). Mergenthaler, K.; Iqbal, A.; Wallentin, J.; Borgström, M. T.; Samuelson, L.; Yartsev A.; Pistol, M.-E. Large-energy-shift photon upconversion in degenerately doped InP nanowires by direct excitation into the electron gas. Nano Res. 2013, 6, 752-757.  (IF = 7.01)

 

(12). Anttu, N.; Iqbal, A.; Heurlin, M.; Pistol, M.-E.; Samuelson, L.; Borgström, M. T.; Yartsev, A.  Reflection measurements to reveal the absorption in nanowires arrays. Opt. Lett., 2013, 38, 1449-1451. (IF = 3.292)

 

(13). Iqbal, A.; Beech, J. P.; Anttu, N.; Pistol, M.-E.; Samuelson, L.; Borgström, T. M.; Yartsev, A. Photoluminescence study of as-grown vertically standing wurtzite InP nanowire ensembles. Nanotechnology 2013, 24, 115706/1-8. (IF = 3.821)

 

(14). Iqbal, A.; Stavros, V. G. Active participation of πσ* states in the   photodissociation of tyrosine and sub-units. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2010, 1, 2274-2278. (IF = 7.458)

 

(15). Iqbal, A.; Stavros, V. G. Exploring the timescales of H-atom elimination from photoexcited indole. J. Phys. Chem. A 2010, 114, 68-72. (IF = 2.693)

 

(16). Iqbal, A.; Stavros, V. G. Unravelling the pathways for H-atom elimination from photoexcited phenol molecules. Abs. Pap. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 238, 412-PHYS. (IF = NA)

 

(17). Iqbal, A.; Cheung, M. S. Y.; Nix, M. G. D.; Stavros, V. G. Exploring the time-scales of H-atom detachment from photoexcited phenol-d5: Statistical vs. non-statistical decay. J. Phys. Chem. A 2009, 113, 8157-8164. (IF = 2.693)

 

(18). Iqbal, A.; Pegg, L.-J.; Stavros, V. G. Direct vs. indirect hydrogen atom elimination from photoexcited phenol molecules. J. Phys. Chem. A 2008, 112, 9531-9534. (IF = 2.693)

 

(19). Abdullah, S. A.; Iqbal, A.; Frormann, A.; Melt mixing of carbon fibres and carbon nanotubes incorporated polyurethanes. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2008, 110, 196-202. (IF = 1.768)

 

(20). Iqbal, A.; Frormann, L.; Abdullah, S. A.. Thermo-viscoelastic behavior of PCNF filled polypropylene nanocomposites. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2008, 107, 2695- 2703.  (IF = 1.768)

 

(21). Saleem, A.; Iqbal, A.; Frormann, L. Mechanical, thermal and electrical resistivity properties of thermoplastic composites filled with carbon fibres and carbon particles. J. Polym. Res. 2007, 14, 121-127. (IF = 1.92)

 

(22). Saleem, A.; Iqbal, A.; Frormann, L. High performance thermoplastic composites: Study on the mechanical, thermal and electrical resistivity properties of carbon fibre reinforced polyetheretherketone and polyethersulphone. Polym. Compos. 2007, 28, 785-796. (IF = 1.632)

(23). Iqbal, A.; Frormann, L.; Saleem, A.; Ishaq, M. The effect of filler concentration on the electrical, thermal and mechanical properties of carbon particle and carbon fibre reinforced poly (styrene-co-acrylonitrile) composites. Polym. Compos. 2007, 28, 186-197. (IF = 1.632)

 

(24). Iqbal, A.; Ishaq, M.; Sarwar, M. I.; Formann, L. The effect of tri (n-butyl) tin (IV)-2-[3-benzoyl phenyl] propionate on the degradation and stabilization of PVC in inert and oxidative atmospheres. Polymers & Polymer Composites 2007, 15, 121-129. (IF = 0.271)


 

Accumulative Impact Factor = 51

Total number of citations received = 245   

   

(1). A. Iqbal, V. G. Stavros. Unravelling the pathways for H-atom elimination from photoexcited phenol molecules. American Chemical Society National Meeting, Washington DC, USA, August 2009.       (Poster)

 

(2). A. Iqbal, V. G. Stavros. Unravelling the pathways for H-atom elimination from photoexcited phenol molecules. CoCoChem (Coherent Control of Chemistry) summer school symposium, University College London (UCL), UK, April 2009. (Poster)

 

 

(3). K. Wells, A. Iqbal, V. G. Stavros. Ultrafast dynamics of N-H and O-H bond dissociation in biomolecules. SDG (Spectroscopy and dynamics group) annual meeting University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, December 2007. (Poster)

 

(4). 5th National and 15th International Chemistry Conference, Department of Chemistry, Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan, December 2004.

 

(5). A. Iqbal. Ultrafast H-atom elimination from photoexcited biomolecules driven through 1πσ* states. Midland Universities Gas-phase Dynamics Group Meeting, University of Nottingham, UK, April 2009.        (Oral Talk)

 

(6). A. Iqbal. Ultrafast H-atom elimination from photoexcited tyrosine molecules driven through 1πσ* states. Midland Universities Gas-phase Dynamics Group Meeting, University of Leicester, UK, April 2010. (Oral Talk)

 

(7). A. Iqbal. Towards understanding the photochemistry of tyrosine. Annual Symposium of Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, UK, 18th June, 2010. (Oral Talk)

 

(8). A. Iqbal and A. Yartsev. Charge carrier dynamics in semiconductor nano-wires. Nm@LU Annual Meeting, Department of Solid State Physics Lund University, Sweden, 27th September 2011. (Poster)                                                        

 (9). A. Iqbal. Time-resolved spectroscopy of as-grown core (InP) – shell (GaP) nanowires. 10th Nordic Femtochemistry Conference, Skåne, Sweden, May-June 2012. (Oral Talk)

 

(10). A. Iqbal and A. Yartsev. Charge Carriers Dynamics in As-grown S-doped Wurtzite InP Nanowires Ensembles. Nm@LU Annual Meeting, Department of Solid State Physics Lund University, Sweden, 3rd October 2012. (Poster)

 

(11). A. Iqbal and A. Yartsev. Effects of Doping and Surface Modification on Charge Carriers Dynamics in As-grown InP Nanowire ensembles. Nm@LU Annual Meeting, Department of Solid State Physics Lund University, Sweden, 3rd October 2012. (Poster)


(12). Iqbal, A. Time-resolved Spectroscopy of Bio-molecules and Semiconductor nanowires. Celebrating Light, IYL-2015. National Centre for Physics, QAU Campus, Islamabad, Pakistan, 3 February 2015.    (Oral Talk)


(13). Iqbal, A. Enlightening Chemistry by Light. Recent Trends in Chemistry, AIOU, Islamabad, Pakistan, 10 October 2015.            (Oral Talk)                                                                 



                                                                                                           

Research Grants Awarded:

(1). Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan, 0.5 MPKR.

(2). Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan, 11.4 MPKR.

(3). International Founadation for Science (IFS), for Young Scientists,   

      12,000 US$, research proposal submitted, 2015.

(4). Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan, 3.6 MPKR, submitted, 2015.


(5). Approved supervisor of PhD. Level students for HEC indigenous 

       scholarships programs. 



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