Dr. Rauf has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea (2018) with a concentration in the design and synthesis of novel heterostructured photocatalysts for environmental applications. He also has a bachelor in Chemical Engineering from the University of Punjab (2012). Prior to joining LUMS, he has been academically engaged as Lecturer at the University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore in the Department of Chemical, Polymer and Composite Material Engineering while his industrial experience includes working as a Technical Management Resource at NIMIR Industrial Chemicals Ltd (2012).

Dr. Rauf’s research areas mainly cover the synthesis of nanocomposites materials for various environmental applications e.g. for mitigating environmental pollution and for the production of sustainable energy resources. He has worked on various metal oxides/chalcogenides, polymers, doped carbon as promising electrode materials for various electrochemical devices.

Dr. Rauf has also previously worked as a team lead for various company projects (BASF and Samsung). Among his honors and achievements, Dr. Rauf was awarded a scholarship under Faculty Development Program for UETs/UESTP (2013)

His research interests include:

1. Photocatalysis
2. Water Splitting
3. Energy Storage Devices

Title Publication Author Year
CuS/NiFe-LDH/NF as a Bifunctional Electrocatalyst for Hydrogen Evolution (HER) and Oxygen Evolution Reactions (OER) Fuel 2023
Theoretical investigation of the optoelectronic response of highly correlated Cu<inf>3</inf>P photocatalyst RSC Advances 2022
Development of Electromagnetic Shielding Material from Conductive Blends of Polyaniline/Polystyrene-isoprene-styrene Copolymer ChemistrySelect 2021
First-principles study on the electronic and optical properties of Bi<inf>2</inf>WO<inf>6</inf> RSC Advances 2021
Highly Stable Zero-Stain Na<inf>2</inf>MoO<inf>4</inf>/C Nanocomposite Anode for Long Life Na-Ion Batteries ACS Applied Energy Materials 2021
P-doped TiO<inf>2</inf> Nanofibers Decorated with Ag Nanoparticles for Enhanced Photocatalytic Activity under Simulated Solar Light ChemistrySelect 2020
Techno-economic assessment of process integration models for boosting hydrogen production potential from coal and natural gas feedstocks Fuel 2020
Electrostatically regulated ternary-doped carbon foams with exposed active sites as metal-free oxygen reduction electrocatalysts Nanoscale 2018
Mediator- and co-catalyst-free direct Z-scheme composites of Bi<inf>2</inf>WO<inf>6</inf>-Cu<inf>3</inf>P for solar-water splitting Nanoscale 2018
Non-stoichiometric SnS microspheres with highly enhanced photoreduction efficiency for Cr(VI) ions RSC Advances 2017
Highly interdigitated and porous architected ternary composite of SnS<inf>2</inf>, g-C<inf>3</inf>N<inf>4</inf>, and reduced graphene oxide (rGO) as high performance lithium ion battery anodes RSC Advances 2017
Facile Synthesis of Hierarchically Structured Bi<inf>2</inf>S<inf>3</inf>/Bi<inf>2</inf>WO<inf>6</inf> Photocatalysts for Highly Efficient Reduction of Cr(VI) ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering 2015
Self-supported Ag/AgCl nanoparticles incorporated polymeric multilayer films for reusable electrophotocatalyst Materials Express 2015
Particle-nested inverse opal structures as hierarchically structured large-scale membranes with tunable separation properties ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 2014