Dr. Salman N. Arshad received BS in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering from GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Pakistan, and then moved to South Korea for Masters in Materials Science and Engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). At KAIST he developed novel bottom-up methods to synthesize carbon nanotubes reinforced metal and ceramic nanocomposite materials with enhanced mechanical and multifunctional properties.

After working for one year as Research Associate at GIK Institute where he taught materials engineering courses and developed laboratory courses, Dr. Arshad went to USA where he received Masters in Aerospace Engineering and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At UIUC, he developed optimized polymer and carbon nanofibers with modulated surfaces for enhanced strengthening and toughening for structural composite materials. He also worked on developing bulk nanostructured alloys using high temperature severe plastic deformation with grain and second phase precipitate sizes on the order of 10 nanometer.

Dr. Arshad's research focuses on the design and synthesis of nanofibers and nanocomposites for applications in energy and environment (see figure). His research work has been published in high quality peer-reviewed journals such as Advanced Materials, Carbon, Polymer, Scripta Materialia, Acta Materialia, Journal of Materials Research, Scientific Reports and RSC Advances. He also earned a US Patent and has more than 1500 citations to date (Google Scholar).

Dr. Arshad is currently working as Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering.

For more details please visit his Research group webpage!

Research domains pursued in Dr. Salman's research group


Office: 9-435A (4th floor)
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
SBA School of Science and Engineering
Lahore University of Management Sciences
Opposite Sector-U, DHA, Lahore 54792, Pakistan.
Tel: +92 42 3560 8478

Title Publication Author Year
The role of interface on dynamic mechanical properties, dielectric performance, conductivity, and thermal stability of electrospun carbon nanofibers reinforced epoxy Polymer Composites 2021
Development of optimized triaxially electrospun titania nanofiber-in-nanotube core-shell structure Journal of Applied Polymer Science 2021
Triaxial electrospun mixed-phased TiO<inf>2</inf> nanofiber-in-nanotube structure with enhanced photocatalytic activity Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 2021
Personalized cooling system using phase change materials Key Engineering Materials 2021
P-doped TiO<inf>2</inf> Nanofibers Decorated with Ag Nanoparticles for Enhanced Photocatalytic Activity under Simulated Solar Light ChemistrySelect 2020
Encapsulation of Fe/Fe<inf>3</inf>O<inf>4</inf> in carbon nanotubes grown over carbon nanofibers for high performance supercapacitor electrodes Synthetic Metals 2020
Fabrication of cobalt doped titania for enhanced oxygen evolution reaction Molecular Catalysis 2020
A Facile Synthesis of FeCo Nanoparticles Encapsulated in Hierarchical N-Doped Carbon Nanotube/Nanofiber Hybrids for Overall Water Splitting ChemCatChem 2020
TiO<inf>2</inf> nanofibers embedded with g-C<inf>3</inf>N<inf>4</inf> nanosheets and decorated with Ag nanoparticles as Z-scheme photocatalysts for environmental remediation Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering 2019
One-Pot Synthesis of Heterobimetallic Metal???Organic Frameworks (MOFs) for Multifunctional Catalysis Chemistry - A European Journal 2019
Nanostructured carbons containing FeNi/NiFe<inf>2</inf>O<inf>4</inf> supported over N-doped carbon nanofibers for oxygen reduction and evolution reactions RSC Advances 2019
Photo-reduction of heavy metal ions and photo-disinfection of pathogenic bacteria under simulated solar light using photosensitized TiO<inf>2</inf> nanofibers RSC Advances 2018
Photosensitization of TiO<inf>2</inf> nanofibers by Ag<inf>2</inf>S with the synergistic effect of excess surface Ti<sup>3+</sup> states for enhanced photocatalytic activity under simulated sunlight Scientific Reports 2017
Development and characterization of cobalt based nanostructured super hydrophobic coating IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering 2016
Towards providing full spectrum antenatal health care in low and middle income countries HEALTHINF 2016 - 9th International Conference on Health Informatics, Proceedings; Part of 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, BIOSTEC 2016 2016
A simple UV-ozone surface treatment to enhance photocatalytic performance of TiO<inf>2</inf> loaded polymer nanofiber membranes RSC Advances 2016
Self-organization of Cu-Ag during controlled severe plastic deformation at high temperatures Journal of Materials Research 2015
Sliding wear-induced chemical nanolayering in Cu-Ag, and its implications for high wear resistance Acta Materialia 2014
Dependence of shear-induced mixing on length scale Scripta Materialia 2013
Strong carbon nanofibers from electrospun polyacrylonitrile Carbon 2011
Molecular orientation and mechanical property size effects in electrospun polyacrylonitrile nanofibers Polymer 2011
Optimized carbon nanofibres for composites toughening ICCM International Conferences on Composite Materials 2009
Synthesis and characterisation of carbon nanotube reinforced copper matrix nanocomposites International Journal of Nanoparticles 2008
Field-emission behavior of a carbon-nanotube-implanted Co nanocomposite fabricated from pearl-necklace-structured carbon nanotube/Co powders Advanced Materials 2006
Extraordinary strengthening effect of carbon nanotubes in metal-matrix nanocomposites processed by molecular-level mixing Advanced Materials 2005