Dr. Basit Yameen received his M.Sc. degree (2000) in Chemistry (with distinction) from Government College University, Lahore. He received his M.Phil. degree (2003) in Organic Chemistry from Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, and Ph.D. degree (2008) in Chemistry from University of Mainz, Germany. Dr. Yameen carried out his Ph.D. research work under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Knoll at Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany. During his stay at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, he worked in close collaboration with industrial partners including Siemens AG (Medical Solutions and Vacuum Technology, Erlangen, Germany). Before joining LUMS in 2010, Dr. Yameen served as an assistant professor in the Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering at GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology. Dr. Yameen is a recipient of Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Foundation research fellowship (2012-2013). His AvH fellowship stay in Germany was hosted by Prof. Christopher Barner-Kowollik at the Institute for Chemical Technology and Polymer Chemistry (ICTP), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany. Dr. Yameen has worked (2013-2016) at the Harvard Medical School (Boston, Massachusetts), initially as a postdoctoral research fellow and then as a junior faculty (Instructor) in the research group of Prof. Omid Farokhzad. During his stay at the Harvard Medical School, he was also affiliated with the research group of Prof. Robert Langer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Dr. Basit Yameen is a renowned expert in polymers with more than 18 years of experience in developing functional polymers, smart materials, and interfaces. His current research activities are related to the development of smart materials for biomedical applications (nanomedicine and structural biology), (bio)sensing applications (biomarkers and environmental contaminants), alternative energy technologies (solar cells, fuel cells, batteries), environmental remediation, and antiviral and antibacterial surfaces. Dr. Yameen is also working in close collaboration with several industrial partners for developing products and processes for real life applications. He has keen interest in developing technologies for a sustainable future. He has developed upcycling technologies to counter plastic pollution that are being deployed at the commercial scale, and has also developed ecofriendly Biobricks from biomass ash residues, which are being produced and deployed at mass scale.
Dr. Yameen has won several national and international research grants. He has authored more than 65 research articles, review articles, and book chapters published at the peer reviewed venues of high international standing.