Faculty Profile

Dr. Irshad Hussain

Associate Professor

Department Of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering

Dr. Hussain is among the founding members of SBA School of Science & Engineering (SSE) and has played a key role to lead the development of Chemistry Department at LUMS. He is leading department of Chemistry at LUMS since 2009 that is now one of the best Chemistry departments in the region especially with reference to the placement of over 90% of the undergraduate students in the fully funded graduate programs in the world best universities including MIT, Princeton, Yale, Chicago, Cornell, Rice, UIUC, John Hopkins, University of California and University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and the quality of research. Prior to joining LUMS, Dr. Hussain spearheaded research and development program in Nanobiotechnology at National Institute for Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Faisalabad, Pakistan, and developed a Nanobiotech group/facility for the synthesis of metal nanoparticles and explore their applications in biotechnology and advanced materials fabrication, which is now among the few best such facilities in Pakistan. Dr. Hussain has published ~70 research articles in prominent journals including Nature Materials, Angewandte Chemie - Int. Ed., Advanced Materials, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Small, ChemCommun, Langmuir, and Nanoscale. He has delivered several invited/keynote/plenary lectures at national and international forums to highlight the potential of nanotechnology in various disciplines with particular reference to his own research achievements in this emerging field. Dr. Hussain has developed several effective research collaborations with the leading research groups in USA, Europe, China (HUST), Saudi Arabia (KAUST) and several National Institutions in Pakistan. He has got several competitive National/International research grants to explore the applications of metal nanoparticles/ nanoclusters in Chemical/Biomedical Sciences and Renewable Energy Technologies. Notably, Dr. Hussain has got highly competitive Pak-US collaborative research grant (~600,000 USD) funded by HEC and US National Academy of Sciences, Pak-German collaborative research grant (~50,000 Euro) funded by DAAD, Germany, and EPSRC global fund (92,000 GBP) funded by EPSRC-UK. These projects are in collaboration with Prof. Vincent M. Rotello at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA, Prof. Wolfgang J. Parak at the Philipps University, Marburg, and Prof. Antonis G. Kanaras at the University of Southampton, UK, respectively and are meant to explore the applications of functional nanomaterials in bacteria detection, bio-imaging/bio-sensing, catalysis and multidrug resistance. In addition, more recently Dr. Hussain has also got 02 more research grants in collaboration with US-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCAS-E) at the University of Engineering & Technology (UET), Peshawar, to explore the applications of nanomaterials in solar cells and fuel cells that are funded by KPK provincial Govt. and USAID respectively.

In 2007, Dr. Hussain was awarded a Professor Atta-ur-Rehman Gold Medal/Prize in chemistry and more recently (2014) he is also awarded Gold Medal in Chemistry by Pakistan Academy of Sciences to acknowledge his achievements in the field of Chemistry. Dr. Hussain is also the Fellow of the Chemical Society of Pakistan and has served as the Chair of National Nanotech Foresight Committee constituted by Pakistan Council for Science & Technology (PCST) in 2014. Recently Dr. Hussain was also awarded Charles Wallace visiting fellowship to visit the University of Cambridge, UK, in Summer 2016 to develop linkages.

Title Publication Author Year
Polymeric nanocapsules embedded with ultra-small silver nanoclusters for synergistic pharmacology and improved oral delivery of Docetaxel Scientific Reports Sohail M.F., Hussain S.Z., Saeed H., Javed I., Sarwar H.S., Nadhman A., Huma Z.-E., Rehman M., Jahan S., Hussain I., Shahnaz G. 2018
Polymeric nanocapsules embedded with ultra-small silver nanoclusters for synergistic pharmacology and improved oral delivery of Docetaxel Scientific Reports Sohail M.F., Hussain S.Z., Saeed H., Javed I., Sarwar H.S., Nadhman A., Huma Z.-E., Rehman M., Jahan S., Hussain I., Shahnaz G. 2018
Synthesis, characterization, DFT calculations and antimicrobial studies of cadmium(II) sulfate complexes of thioureas and 2-mercaptopyridine; X-ray structures of polymeric diaqua(N,N???-dimethylthiourea) sulfatocadmium(II) and bis(2-mercaptopyridine)sulfatocadmium(II) Polyhedron Ahmad S., Saleem M., Georgieva I., Ruffer T., Schaarschmidt D., Lang H., Murtaza G., Hussain I., Habib-ur-Rehman, Isab A.A., Malik M.R., Ali S. 2018
Synthesis, characterization, DFT calculations and antimicrobial studies of cadmium(II) sulfate complexes of thioureas and 2-mercaptopyridine; X-ray structures of polymeric diaqua(N,N???-dimethylthiourea) sulfatocadmium(II) and bis(2-mercaptopyridine)sulfatocadmium(II) Polyhedron Ahmad S., Saleem M., Georgieva I., Ruffer T., Schaarschmidt D., Lang H., Murtaza G., Hussain I., Habib-ur-Rehman, Isab A.A., Malik M.R., Ali S. 2018
Hollow mesoporous hydroxyapatite nanostructures; smart nanocarriers with high drug loading and controlled releasing features International Journal of Pharmaceutics Munir M.U., Ihsan A., Sarwar Y., Bajwa S.Z., Bano K., Tehseen B., Zeb N., Hussain I., Ansari M.T., Saeed M., Li J., Iqbal M.Z., Wu A., Khan W.S. 2018
Hollow mesoporous hydroxyapatite nanostructures; smart nanocarriers with high drug loading and controlled releasing features International Journal of Pharmaceutics Munir M.U., Ihsan A., Sarwar Y., Bajwa S.Z., Bano K., Tehseen B., Zeb N., Hussain I., Ansari M.T., Saeed M., Li J., Iqbal M.Z., Wu A., Khan W.S. 2018
Advancements in the oral delivery of docetaxel: Challenges, current state-of-the-art and future trends International Journal of Nanomedicine Sohail M.F., Rehman M., Sarwar H.S., Naveed S., Salman O., Bukhari N.I., Hussain I., Webster T.J., Shahnaz G. 2018
Advancements in the oral delivery of docetaxel: Challenges, current state-of-the-art and future trends International Journal of Nanomedicine Sohail M.F., Rehman M., Sarwar H.S., Naveed S., Salman O., Bukhari N.I., Hussain I., Webster T.J., Shahnaz G. 2018
Synthesis and crystal structure of [azido-bis(cis-1,2-diaminocyclohexane)copper(II)] chloride trihydrate Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section B Journal of Chemical Sciences Nawaz S., Monim-Ul-Mehboob M., Tahir M.N., Hussain I., Habib-Ur-Rehman, Hussain S.Z., Ahmad S. 2018
Synthesis and crystal structure of [azido-bis(cis-1,2-diaminocyclohexane)copper(II)] chloride trihydrate Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section B Journal of Chemical Sciences Nawaz S., Monim-Ul-Mehboob M., Tahir M.N., Hussain I., Habib-Ur-Rehman, Hussain S.Z., Ahmad S. 2018
Mechanically robust superhydrophobic coating from sawdust particles and carbon soot for oil/water separation Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects Zulfiqar U., Hussain S.Z., Subhani T., Hussain I., Habib-ur-Rehman 2018
Mechanically robust superhydrophobic coating from sawdust particles and carbon soot for oil/water separation Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects Zulfiqar U., Hussain S.Z., Subhani T., Hussain I., Habib-ur-Rehman 2018
Polyacrylamide exotemplate-assisted synthesis of hierarchically porous nanostructured TiO2 macrobeads for efficient photodegradation of organic dyes and microbes RSC Advances Mudassir M.A., Hussain S.Z., Khan M., Asma S.T., Iqbal Z., Huma Z., Ullah N., Zhang H., Ansari T.M., Hussain I. 2018
Photoluminescence properties of Co and Ni co-doped CdS/ZnS core/shell nanoparticles Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE Sabir N., Qayyum W., Hussain S.Z., Hussain I., Amin F. 2018
Sodium hyroxyethylcellulose adipate: An efficient and reusable sorbent for cadmium uptake from spiked high-hardness ground water Arabian Journal of Chemistry Hussain M.A., Zaman S., Abbas A., Tahir M.N., Amin M., Hussain S.Z., Hussain I. 2018
Fabrication of PLA incorporated chitosan nanoparticles to create enhanced functional properties of cotton fabric Pigment and Resin Technology Ali Raza Z., Anwar F., Hussain I., Abid S., Masood R., Shahzad Maqsood H. 2018
Polyacrylamide exotemplate-assisted synthesis of hierarchically porous nanostructured TiO2 macrobeads for efficient photodegradation of organic dyes and microbes RSC Advances Mudassir M.A., Hussain S.Z., Khan M., Asma S.T., Iqbal Z., Huma Z., Ullah N., Zhang H., Ansari T.M., Hussain I. 2018
Mannosylated thiolated polyethylenimine nanoparticles for the enhanced efficacy of antimonial drug against Leishmaniasis Nanomedicine Sarwar H.S., Ashraf S., Akhtar S., Sohail M.F., Hussain S.Z., Rafay M., Yasinzai M., Hussain I., Shahnaz G. 2018
Mannosylated thiolated polyethylenimine nanoparticles for the enhanced efficacy of antimonial drug against Leishmaniasis Nanomedicine Sarwar H.S., Ashraf S., Akhtar S., Sohail M.F., Hussain S.Z., Rafay M., Yasinzai M., Hussain I., Shahnaz G. 2018
Photoluminescence properties of Co and Ni co-doped CdS/ZnS core/shell nanoparticles Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE Sabir N., Qayyum W., Hussain S.Z., Hussain I., Amin F. 2018
Fabrication of PLA incorporated chitosan nanoparticles to create enhanced functional properties of cotton fabric Pigment and Resin Technology Ali Raza Z., Anwar F., Hussain I., Abid S., Masood R., Shahzad Maqsood H. 2018
Sodium hyroxyethylcellulose adipate: An efficient and reusable sorbent for cadmium uptake from spiked high-hardness ground water Arabian Journal of Chemistry Hussain M.A., Zaman S., Abbas A., Tahir M.N., Amin M., Hussain S.Z., Hussain I. 2018
Optical Investigation of Sm3+ Doped in Phosphate Glass Glass Physics and Chemistry Hussain S., Amjad R.J., Tanveer M., Nadeem M., Mahmood H., Sattar A., Iqbal A., Hussain I., Amjad Z., Hussain S.Z., Siddique S.A., Dousti M.R. 2017
Optical Investigation of Sm3+ Doped in Phosphate Glass Glass Physics and Chemistry Hussain S., Amjad R.J., Tanveer M., Nadeem M., Mahmood H., Sattar A., Iqbal A., Hussain I., Amjad Z., Hussain S.Z., Siddique S.A., Dousti M.R. 2017
Molecular basis of Cd+2 stress response in Candida tropicalis Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology Khan Z., Rehman A., Nisar M.A., Zafar S., Hussain S.Z., Zerr I., Hussain I., Waseem M., Arif M. 2017
Molecular basis of Cd+2 stress response in Candida tropicalis Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology Khan Z., Rehman A., Nisar M.A., Zafar S., Hussain S.Z., Zerr I., Hussain I., Waseem M., Arif M. 2017
A durable superhydrophobic coating for the protection of wood materials Materials Letters Shah S.M., Zulfiqar U., Hussain S.Z., Ahmad I., Habib-ur-Rehman, Hussain I., Subhani T. 2017
A durable superhydrophobic coating for the protection of wood materials Materials Letters Shah S.M., Zulfiqar U., Hussain S.Z., Ahmad I., Habib-ur-Rehman, Hussain I., Subhani T. 2017
Design, characterization and evaluation of hydroxyethylcellulose based novel regenerable supersorbent for heavy metal ions uptake and competitive adsorption International Journal of Biological Macromolecules Abbas A., Hussain M.A., Sher M., Irfan M.I., Tahir M.N., Tremel W., Hussain S.Z., Hussain I. 2017
Design, characterization and evaluation of hydroxyethylcellulose based novel regenerable supersorbent for heavy metal ions uptake and competitive adsorption International Journal of Biological Macromolecules Abbas A., Hussain M.A., Sher M., Irfan M.I., Tahir M.N., Tremel W., Hussain S.Z., Hussain I. 2017
Development of Silver-Nanoparticle-Decorated Emulsion-Templated Hierarchically Porous Poly(1-vinylimidazole) Beads for Water Treatment ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces Mudassir M.A., Hussain S.Z., Rehman A., Zaheer W., Asma S.T., Jilani A., Aslam M., Zhang H., Ansari T.M., Hussain I. 2017
Development of Silver-Nanoparticle-Decorated Emulsion-Templated Hierarchically Porous Poly(1-vinylimidazole) Beads for Water Treatment ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces Mudassir M.A., Hussain S.Z., Rehman A., Zaheer W., Asma S.T., Jilani A., Aslam M., Zhang H., Ansari T.M., Hussain I. 2017
Evaluation of chemically modified polysaccharide pullulan as an efficient and regenerable supersorbent for heavy metal ions uptake from single and multiple metal ion systems Desalination and Water Treatment Abbas A., Hussain M.A., Sher M., Hussain S.Z., Hussain I. 2017
Evaluation of chemically modified polysaccharide pullulan as an efficient and regenerable supersorbent for heavy metal ions uptake from single and multiple metal ion systems Desalination and Water Treatment Abbas A., Hussain M.A., Sher M., Hussain S.Z., Hussain I. 2017
Durable and self-healing superhydrophobic surfaces for building materials Materials Letters Zulfiqar U., Awais M., Hussain S.Z., Hussain I., Husain S.W., Subhani T. 2017
Durable and self-healing superhydrophobic surfaces for building materials Materials Letters Zulfiqar U., Awais M., Hussain S.Z., Hussain I., Husain S.W., Subhani T. 2017
Layered microporous polymers by solvent knitting method Science Advances Wang S., Zhang C., Shu Y., Jiang S., Xia Q., Chen L., Jin S., Hussain I., Cooper A.I., Tan B. 2017
Layered microporous polymers by solvent knitting method Science Advances Wang S., Zhang C., Shu Y., Jiang S., Xia Q., Chen L., Jin S., Hussain I., Cooper A.I., Tan B. 2017
Fabrication of superhydrophobic filter paper and foam for oil???water separation based on silica nanoparticles from sodium silicate Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology Khan S.A., Zulfiqar U., Hussain S.Z., Zaheer U., Hussain I., Husain S.W., Subhani T. 2017
Fabrication of superhydrophobic filter paper and foam for oil???water separation based on silica nanoparticles from sodium silicate Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology Khan S.A., Zulfiqar U., Hussain S.Z., Zaheer U., Hussain I., Husain S.W., Subhani T. 2017
Facile method to synthesize dopamine-capped mixed ferrite nanoparticles and their peroxidase-like activity Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics Mumtaz S., Wang L.-S., Abdullah M., Hussain S.Z., Iqbal Z., Rotello V.M., Hussain I. 2017
Facile method to synthesize dopamine-capped mixed ferrite nanoparticles and their peroxidase-like activity Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics Mumtaz S., Wang L.-S., Abdullah M., Hussain S.Z., Iqbal Z., Rotello V.M., Hussain I. 2017
A superporous and superabsorbent glucuronoxylan hydrogel from quince (Cydonia oblanga): Stimuli responsive swelling, on-off switching and drug release International Journal of Biological Macromolecules Ashraf M.U., Hussain M.A., Muhammad G., Haseeb M.T., Bashir S., Hussain S.Z., Hussain I. 2017
A superporous and superabsorbent glucuronoxylan hydrogel from quince (Cydonia oblanga): Stimuli responsive swelling, on-off switching and drug release International Journal of Biological Macromolecules Ashraf M.U., Hussain M.A., Muhammad G., Haseeb M.T., Bashir S., Hussain S.Z., Hussain I. 2017
Glucuronoxylan-mediated silver nanoparticles: Green synthesis, antimicrobial and wound healing applications RSC Advances Muhammad G., Hussain M.A., Amin M., Hussain S.Z., Hussain I., Abbas Bukhari S.N., Naeem-Ul-Hassan M. 2017
Synthesis of water-soluble and highly fluorescent gold nanoclusters for Fe3+sensing in living cells using fluorescence imaging Journal of Materials Chemistry B Zhang J., Cai C., Razzaque S., Hussain I., Lu Q.-W., Tan B. 2017
Development of functionalized hollow microporous organic capsules encapsulating morphine - an in vitro and in vivo study Journal of Materials Chemistry B Razzaque S., Cai C., Lu Q.-W., Huang F.-Z., Li Y.-S., Tang H.-B., Hussain I., Tan B. 2017
Glucuronoxylan-mediated silver nanoparticles: Green synthesis, antimicrobial and wound healing applications RSC Advances Muhammad G., Hussain M.A., Amin M., Hussain S.Z., Hussain I., Abbas Bukhari S.N., Naeem-Ul-Hassan M. 2017
Synthesis of water-soluble and highly fluorescent gold nanoclusters for Fe3+sensing in living cells using fluorescence imaging Journal of Materials Chemistry B Zhang J., Cai C., Razzaque S., Hussain I., Lu Q.-W., Tan B. 2017
Development of functionalized hollow microporous organic capsules encapsulating morphine - an in vitro and in vivo study Journal of Materials Chemistry B Razzaque S., Cai C., Lu Q.-W., Huang F.-Z., Li Y.-S., Tang H.-B., Hussain I., Tan B. 2017