Irshad Hussain is among the founding members of SBA School of Science & Engineering (SBASSE), LUMS, and has led the Chemistry department during its formative years, which has now been upgraded to the Department of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering. He completed MSc in Chemistry from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, and PhD (Chemistry, Nanomaterials) from the University of Liverpool, UK. Prior to joining LUMS, Dr. Hussain spearheaded research and development program in Nanobiotechnology at National Institute for Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Faisalabad, and developed a Nanotech group/facility that is now one among the few leading Nanobiotech groups in Pakistan. He has published over 130 research articles in prominent journals including Nature Materials, Science Advances, Nature Communications, Chem Soc Rev, Angew Chem Int Ed, Advanced Materials, J Am Chem Soc, Small, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, ACS Applied Energy Materials, ChemSusChem, Chem Commun, Langmuir and Nanoscale etc. His primary research interests include synthesis and applications of metal/metal oxide nanoparticles in biomedical sciences, renewable energy technologies, environmental remediation and catalysis. In order to sustain his research group at LUMS, Dr. Hussain has received several National/International competitive research grants, as Principal Investigator, well over 1 million USD, notably a joint Pak-US project funded by Pakistan Higher Education Commission (HEC) & US National Academy of Sciences, Pak-German joint project funded by DAAD, funding from Global Challenge Research Fund (EPSRC, UK) and a Pak-China collaborative project funded by Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) and National Science Foundation, China.

Dr. Hussain has developed several effective research collaborations with the leading nanomaterials groups in USA, Europe, China, Saudi Arabia (KAUST) and several National Institutions in Pakistan and have visited many of these institutions as a visiting faculty notably UMass (Amherst, USA), EPFL (Switzerland), Cambridge (UK, as a Charles Wallace Fellow), KAUST (Saudi Arabia) and several universities in China. In 2017 & 2019, he has served as a Foreign Professor at Huazhong University of Science & Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China.

Dr. Hussain has served as the Chair of National Nanotech Experts Panel at Pakistan Council for Science & Technology in 2015 and currently is the member of the National Core Group of Chemistry and Chair of the National Core Group of Nanotechnology formed by the PM Task Force on Science & Technology. He has also been awarded 02 Gold Medals in Chemistry by Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS) in 2007 (Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman Gold Medal) & 2014 (PAS Gold Medal).

In 2021, Dr. Hussain was admitted as a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), and more recently elected as a Fellow of Pakistan Academy of Sciences.

For more information, his professional profile can be viewed at Wikipedia, LinkedIn, Google Scholar, and ResearchGate etc. He is also available on Facebook and Twitter (DrIrshadSadhana).

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Engineering nanocomposite membranes of sodium alginate-graphene oxide for efficient separation of oil-water and antifouling performance Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering 2023
Determination of fluorine and chlorine in standard steel residues and zinc sulfide concentrates by ion chromatography-matrix interference study Chinese Journal of Analytical Chemistry 2023
Sodium decavanadate encapsulated Mn-BTC POM@MOF as high-capacity cathode material for aqueous sodium-ion batteries Journal of Alloys and Compounds 2023
Synthesis, characterization, and acute toxicity of pH-responsive Salvia spinosa mucilage-co-acrylic acid hydrogel: A smart excipient for drug release applications Reactive and Functional Polymers 2023
Long-term antibody production and viremia in American mink (Neovison vison) challenged with Aleutian mink disease virus BMC Veterinary Research 2022
A review on structural aspects and applications of PAMAM dendrimers in analytical chemistry: Frontiers from separation sciences to chemical sensor technologies TrAC - Trends in Analytical Chemistry 2022
Bubbles Templated Interconnected Porous Metallic Materials: Synthesis, Surface Modification, and their Electrocatalytic Applications for Water Splitting and Alcohols Oxidation ChemistrySelect 2022
Fabrication of NiCu interconnected porous nanostructures for highly selective methanol oxidation coupled with hydrogen evolution reaction International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 2022
Nanogold morphologies with the same surface chemistry provoke a different innate immune response: An in-vitro and in-vivo study NanoImpact 2022
A Fortunate Refining Trip Recommendation Model Electronics (Switzerland) 2022
Success Rate Comparison of Nasolacrimal Duct Probing with and without Assistance of Nasal Endoscope in Congenital Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal 2022
Can Patient Cooperation During Biometry Be A Predictor of The Type of Anesthesia For Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal 2022
Multifunctional porous NiCo bimetallic foams toward water splitting and methanol oxidation-assisted hydrogen production Energy Conversion and Management 2022
Electrochemical sensing of limonene using thiol capped gold nanoparticles and its detection in the real breath sample of a cirrhotic patient Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry 2022
Preparation of Spilanthes acmella based emulgel: Antimicrobial study and evaluation Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 2022
Efficient utilization of melon peels to produce ethanol: a step toward sustainable waste management Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery 2022
Microwave-assisted growth of spherical core-shell NiFe LDH@Cu<inf>x</inf>O nanostructures for electrocatalytic water oxidation reaction International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 2022
Petrogenesis and tectonic setting of Early Silurian island-arc-type quartz diorite at the southern margin of the East Kunlun orogenic belt: analysis of the evolution of the Proto-Tethyan Ocean International Journal of Earth Sciences 2022
Immobilized covalent triazine frameworks films as effective photocatalysts for hydrogen evolution reaction Nature Communications 2021
ATR-FTIR spectroscopy-based differentiation of hepatitis C and dengue infection in human freeze-dried sera Infrared Physics and Technology 2021
Fundamentals and Design-Led Synthesis of Emulsion-Templated Porous Materials for Environmental Applications Advanced Science 2021
The association of cataract type on central corneal thickness after phacoemulsification cataract surgery Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal 2021
Recent Advances in Electrocatalysts toward Alcohol-Assisted, Energy-Saving Hydrogen Production ACS Applied Energy Materials 2021
Facile preparation of silver nanocluster self-assemblies with aggregation-induced emission by equilibrium shifting Nanoscale 2021
Green synthesis of zinc oxide nanoparticles by Neem extract as multi-facet therapeutic agents Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology 2020
A proactive model on innovative biomedical applications of gold nanoparticles Applied Nanoscience (Switzerland) 2020
A smart drug delivery system based on Artemisia vulgaris hydrogel: Design, on-off switching, and real-time swelling, transit detection, and mechanistic studies Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology 2020
Influence of W-doping on the optical and electrical properties of SnO<inf>2</inf> towards photocatalytic detoxification and electrocatalytic water splitting Journal of Alloys and Compounds 2020
Controlled development of higher-dimensional nanostructured copper oxide thin films as binder free electrocatalysts for oxygen evolution reaction International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 2020
Bactericidal Effect of 5-Mercapto-2-nitrobenzoic Acid-Coated Silver Nanoclusters against Multidrug-Resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 2020
Screening and stability testing of commercially applicable Heliotropium crispum silver nanoparticle formulation with control over aging and biostability Applied Nanoscience (Switzerland) 2020
A stimuli-responsive, superporous and non-toxic smart hydrogel from seeds of mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris): stimuli responsive swelling/deswelling, intelligent drug delivery and enhanced aceclofenac bioavailability RSC Advances 2020
Controlled engineering of nickel carbide induced N-enriched carbon nanotubes for hydrogen and oxygen evolution reactions in wide pH range Electrochimica Acta 2020
Nanosilver Mitigates Biofilm Formation via FapC Amyloidosis Inhibition Small 2020
Synthesis of surface functionalized hollow microporous organic capsules for doxorubicin delivery to cancer cells Polymer Chemistry 2020
Citric acid crosslinking of mucilage from Cydonia oblonga engenders a superabsorbent, pH-sensitive and biocompatible polysaccharide offering on-off swelling and zero-order drug release Journal of Polymer Research 2020
Sol-Gel Synthesis of Mesoporous Silica-Iron Composite: Kinetics, Equilibrium and Thermodynamics Studies for the Adsorption of Turquoise-Blue X-GB Dye Zeitschrift fur Physikalische Chemie 2020
Fabrication and Characterization of Thiolated Chitosan Microneedle Patch for Transdermal Delivery of Tacrolimus AAPS PharmSciTech 2020
Development of gold nanoclusters based direct fluorescence restoration approach for sensitive and selective detection of pesticide Applied Nanoscience (Switzerland) 2020
Controlled Assembly of Cu/Co-Oxide Beaded Nanoclusters on Thiolated Graphene Oxide Nanosheets for High-Performance Oxygen Evolution Catalysts Chemistry - A European Journal 2020
Sodium hyroxyethylcellulose adipate: An efficient and reusable sorbent for cadmium uptake from spiked high-hardness ground water Arabian Journal of Chemistry 2020
Ultrasmall Co@Co(OH)<inf>2</inf> Nanoclusters Embedded in N-Enriched Mesoporous Carbon Networks as Efficient Electrocatalysts for Water Oxidation ChemSusChem 2019
Porous hypercrosslinked polymer-TiO <inf>2</inf> -graphene composite photocatalysts for visible-light-driven CO <inf>2</inf> conversion Nature Communications 2019
Seasonal variation???s effect on antidiabetic activity of silver nanoparticles Bioinspired, Biomimetic and Nanobiomaterials 2019
Fabrication of Emulsion-Templated Poly(vinylsulfonic acid)-Ag Nanocomposite Beads with Hierarchical Multimodal Porosity for Water Cleanup Langmuir 2019
Magnetic Hierarchically Macroporous Emulsion-Templated Poly(acrylic acid)-Iron Oxide Nanocomposite Beads for Water Remediation Langmuir 2019
Metal Nanoclusters: New Paradigm in Catalysis for Water Splitting, Solar and Chemical Energy Conversion ChemSusChem 2019
Fabrication of PLA incorporated chitosan nanoparticles to create enhanced functional properties of cotton fabric Pigment and Resin Technology 2019
Biosurfactant coated silver and iron oxide nanoparticles with enhanced anti-biofilm and anti-adhesive properties Journal of Hazardous Materials 2019