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Saima ShabbirCountry of origin: Pakistan Currently in: Pakistan, Islamabad General field of specialization: Chemical Sciences
Degrees2011 Doctorate Chemical Sciences
Current Research Activities
Polymer/Nanomaterials Chemistry; Polymer Quantum dot hybrids for bio-imaging; Porous polymeric frameworks for CO2 capture; Nanocomposite membranes for photocatalytic antimicrobial water disinfection.
Publications resulting from Research:
Taskeen Niaz, Habib Nasir, Saima Shabbir, Asma Rehman, Muhammad Imran “Polyionic hybrid nano-engineered systems comprising alginate and chitosan for antihypertensive therapeutics” International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 91, 180-187, 2016.
Sara Sadiq, Muhammad Imran, Huma Habib, Saima Shabbir, Ayesha Ihsan, Yusuf Zafar, Fauzia Yusuf Hafeez “Potential of monolaurin based food-grade nano-micelles loaded with nisin Z for synergistic antimicrobial action against Staphylococcus aureus” LWT - Food Science and Technology, 71, 227–233, 2016.
Taskeen Niaz, Saima Shabbir, Shahid Manzoor, Asma Rehman, Abdur Rahman, Habib Nasir, Muhammad Imran “Antihypertensive nano-ceuticales based on chitosan biopolymer: Physico-chemical evaluation and release kinetics” Carbohydrate Polymers, 142, 268–274, 2016.
Hassan Waqas, Muhammad Saad Salman, Asim Riaz, Naeem Riaz, Saima Shabbir “Unique morphologies of zinc oxide synthesized by thermal decomposition and co-precipitation routes: ultraviolet absorption and luminescence characteristics” Crystal Research and Technology, 50, 379–388, 2015.
Saima Shabbir, Sonia Zulfiqar, Issa Sulaiman Al-Amri, Muhammad Ilyas Sarwar “Enhancement of thermal stability, processability and morphology of polystyrene blends” Thermochimica Acta, 573, 213-219, 2013.
Saima Shabbir, Sonia Zulfiqar, Muhammad Ilyas Sarwar “Amine-terminated aromatic and semi-aromatic hyperbranched polyamides: Synthesis and characterization” Journal of Polymer Research, 18, 1919-1929, 2011.
Saima Shabbir, Sonia Zulfiqar, Syed Ismat Shah, Zahoor Ahmad, Muhammad Ilyas Sarwar “Synthesis, Morphology and Properties of Self-assembled Nanostructured Aramid and Polystyrene Blends” Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 114, 13241-13248, 2010.
Saima Shabbir, Sonia Zulfiqar, Zahoor Ahmad, Muhammad Ilyas Sarwar “Pyrimidine Based Carboxylic Acid Terminated Aromatic and Semiaromatic Hyperbranched Polyamide-esters: Synthesis and Characterization” Tetrahedron, 66, 7204-7212, 2010.
Saima Shabbir, Sonia Zulfiqar, Zahoor Ahmad, Muhammad Ilyas Sarwar “Synthesis and Characterization of Hyperbranched Aromatic Polyester-imides with Good Thermal Properties based on 1,3,5-tris(3',4'-carboxyphenyl)benzene trianhydride” Polymer Degradation and Stability, 95, 1251-1259, 2010.
Sonia Zulfiqar, Saima Shabbir, Muhammad Ishaq, Muhammad Ilyas Sarwar “Investigation of Nanostructure and Properties of Aromatic-Aliphatic Polyamide-Based Nanocomposites with Clay Additives” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 112, 3141–3148, 2009.
Saima Shabbir, Sonia Zulfiqar, Muhammad Ishaq, Muhammad Ilyas Sarwar “Miscibility Studies of PVC/Aramid Blends” Colloid and Polymer Science, 286, 673-681, 2008.
Mahmood ul haq, Muzaffar Iqbal, Muhammad Aurag Zeb Gul Sial, Saima Shabbir, Muhammad Siddiq, Azhar Iqbal “Effect of Fe doping on the crystallinity of CuO nanotubes and the efficiency of the hybrid solar cells” Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry 335, 112-118, 2017.
Muhammad Saad Salman, Asim Riaz, Azhar Iqbalb, Sonia Zulfiqar, Muhammad Ilyas Sarwar, Saima Shabbir “Design and Fabrication of Covalently Linked PEGylated Nanohybrids of Zno Quantum Dots with Preserved and Tunable Fluorescence” Materials & Design, 131, 156-166, 2017.
Current professionCurrent professional activities type:ResearchTeaching
Workshop and Conference Attended2015 GNR Analytical Instruments Group, Novara, Italy Workshop on Explorer X-Ray Diffractometer in Powder Diffraction and Thin Film Analysis2015 Tertiary Education Support Program (TESP) of Highr Education Commission (HEC), Islamabad, Pakistan Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights2013 Institute of Space Technology (IST), Islamabad, Pakistan Third International Conference on Aerospace Science and Engineering - ICASE2013 Institute of Space Technology (IST), Islamabad, Pakistan Effective Teaching & Assessment Workshop2011 Institute of Space Technology (IST), Islamabad, Pakistan Second International Conference on Aerospace Science and Engineering - ICASE2006 Council for Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, Germany 18th Meeting of Nobel Laureates2017 Singapore Commonwealth Science Conference
AffiliationsThe Chemical Society of Pakistan (CSP), PakistanInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), USAHigher Education Commission of Pakistan
Other AwardsApr 2016NRPU Research GrantAwarded competitive research grant under National Research Program for Universities (NRPU) Role: Principal Investigator Title: “3-D Nanostructured Porous Polymer Organic Frameworks (POFs) for Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Capture” Funding Agency: Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan Funding: 2.169 Million PKRNov 2012Startup Research Grant (SRG)Awarded competitive research grant under Startup Research Grant (SRG) Role: Principal Investigator Title: “Fabrication of Nanostructured Polymeric Blend Films through in situ Reactive Compatibilization” Funding Agency: Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan Funding: 0.5 Million PKRMay 2014Dynamic Women Scientists of PakistanHonored as the Dynamic Women Scientists of Pakistan by Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST) under the auspices of Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), PakistanJun 2012Affiliate FellowHonored as Affiliate Fellow (June 2012 - May 2013) of International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), USA.Aug 2012Research Productivity Award (RPA) 2011Awarded Research Productivity Award (RPA) 2011 conferred by Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST) under the auspices of Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), Pakistan.Aug 2013Research Productivity Award (RPA) 2012Awarded Research Productivity Award (RPA) 2012 conferred by Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST) under the auspices of Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), Pakistan.Apr 2012HEC Approved SupervisorSelected as HEC Approved Supervisor for Ph.D. level students by Higher Education Commission of PakistanJun 2006Young Researcher in the 18th Meeting of Nobel Laureates (2006)Selected by Council for Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, Germany, in a competition among young scientists worldwide, to participate as a Young Researcher in the 18th Meeting of Nobel Laureates (2006) held at Lindau, GermanyMay 2005Indigenous Ph.D. FellowshipAwarded Indigenous Ph.D. Fellowship (2005) by Higher Education Commission of PakistanJan 2006Certificate of Distinction for First Position in M.Sc.First Position in M.Sc. Inorganic/Analytical Chemistry (2003) Quaid-i-Azam University, IslamabadJan 2006Certificate of Distinction for First Position in M.Phil.First Position in M.Phil. Inorganic/Analytical Chemistry (2005) Quaid-i-Azam University, IslamabadMar 2004Gold Medal and a Certificate of DistinctionAwarded Gold Medal and a Certificate of Distinction for securing First Position in B.Sc. (2000)Nov 2016Early Career Scientist AwardEarly career scientist award, to attend the Commonwealth Science Conference (June 13-16, 2017), conferred by the Royal Society, UKMar 2017TechWomen Emerging Leader 2017Conferred by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and the Institute of International Education (IIE) USMay 2017NRPU Research GrantAwarded competitive research grant under National Research Program for Universities (NRPU) Role: Principal Investigator Title: “Photodynamic Inactivation in Polymer based Nanohybrids: Solar Strides for Water Remediation” Funding Agency: Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan Funding: 1.61 Million PKRDec 2017Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowat Pennsylvania State University