Post Date
Oct 28 2021

Admitted as a Fellow to the Royal Society of Chemistry

Syed Babar Ali School of School of Science and Engineering is delighted to share that Dr. Irshad Hussain, Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, has been admitted as a Fellow to the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Dr. Irshad’s work is primarily focused on functional nanomaterials. His group specializes in the synthesis of metal/metal oxide nanoparticles with decent control over their size and surface chemistry. Functionalized nanoparticles and their composites have been used for applications in biomedical sciences, energy technologies and environmental remediation. For example, his work sees the applications of smaller metal nanoparticles (less than 2 nm), generally known as nanoclusters, to address a grave healthcare challenge i.e., multidrug resistance (MDR). In this regard, Dr. Irshad’s group has designed and prepared highly stable atomically monodisperse silver (and other metals) nanoclusters to kill bacteria that are resistant to many antibiotics. These nanoclusters can also be encapsulated in tiny capsules (nanocapsules) with other antibiotics to enhance their antimicrobial properties by synergistic effect.

We congratulate one of the Pakistan’s most active and celebrated scientists for his induction to the Royal Society of Chemistry. The Royal Society of Chemistry is the world's leading chemistry community, advancing excellence in the chemical sciences. With 49,000 members and a knowledge business that spans the globe, it is the UK's professional body for chemical scientists; a not-for-profit organisation with 170 years of history and an international vision for the future.