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.

Title Publication Author Year
Reversible Diels-Alder and Michael Addition Reactions Enable the Facile Postsynthetic Modification of Metal-Organic Frameworks Inorganic Chemistry 2021
Prato reaction derived polythiophene/C60donor-acceptor double cable polymer, fabrication of photodetectors and evaluation of photocurrent generation Journal of Materials Chemistry C 2020
Colon specific enzyme responsive oligoester crosslinked dextran nanoparticles for controlled release of 5-fluorouracil International Journal of Pharmaceutics 2020
Leaching of exhausted LNCM cathode batteries in ascorbic acid lixiviant: a green recycling approach, reaction kinetics and process mechanism Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology 2020
Utilization of biomass fly ash for improving quality of organic dye-contaminated water ACS Omega 2020
Nanoporous thin films in optical waveguide spectroscopy for chemical analytics Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 2020
A facile and versatile route to functional poly(propylene) surfaces via UV-curable coatings Reactive and Functional Polymers 2019
pH-sensitive drug delivery systems Metal Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery and Diagnostic Applications 2019
Soft-templated fabrication of antihypertensive nano-Irbesartan: Structural and dissolution evaluation Journal of Molecular Liquids 2019
Controlled release of cephradine by biopolymers based target specific crosslinked hydrogels International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 2019
Structural Insights into the Microemulsion-Mediated Formation of Fluoroquinolone Nanoantibiotics ChemistrySelect 2018
Silica based inorganic-organic hybrid materials for the adsorptive removal of chromium RSC Advances 2018
Antiplatelet effect of differentially charged PEGylated lipid-polymer nanoparticles Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine 2017
Encapsulation of antibiotic levofloxacin in biocompatible microemulsion formulation: Insights from microstructure analysis Journal of Physical Chemistry A 2017
Targeted brain delivery nanoparticles for malignant gliomas Nanomedicine 2017
Optimization of fibrin gelation for enhanced cell seeding and proliferation in regenerative medicine applications Polymers for Advanced Technologies 2017
Chemically reprogrammable metal organic frameworks (MOFs) based on Diels-Alder chemistry Chemical Communications 2017
Temperature-driven self-assembly of self-limiting uniform supraparticles from non-uniform unimolecular micelles Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 2016
Stimuli-responsive nanotheranostics Nanotheranostics for Personalized Medicine 2016
Degradable controlled-release polymers and polymeric nanoparticles: Mechanisms of controlling drug release Chemical Reviews 2016
Designing ??-Conjugated Polymeric Nano- and Microstructures via Light Induced Chemistry Macromolecules 2015
Design of enzyme-immobilized polymer brush-grafted magnetic nanoparticles for efficient nematicidal activity RSC Advances 2015
Polymer brush functionalized SiO2 nanoparticle based Nafion nanocomposites: A novel avenue to low-humidity proton conducting membranes Polymer Chemistry 2015
Drug Delivery Nanocarriers from a Fully Degradable PEG-Conjugated Polyester with a Reduction-Responsive Backbone Chemistry - A European Journal 2015
Hydrophobic Cysteine Poly(disulfide)-based Redox-Hypersensitive Nanoparticle Platform for Cancer Theranostics Angewandte Chemie - International Edition 2015