Dr Khalida Naseem

Dr Khalida Naseem

Assistant Professor Chemistry(adjunct)

Dr. Khalida Naseem obtained her M.Sc and M.Phil degree in Chemistry from the University of the Punjab, Lahore. She did her Doctorate of Chemistry from Institute of Chemistry, University of the Punjab, Lahore in September 2019. She served as Lecturer in Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore from August 2016 to June 2017. She served as Research Assistant at the University of the Punjab from October 2017 to October 2019. She is currently serving as Assistant Professor in Faculty of Sciences, University of Central Punjab, Lahore. She has published 27 journal articles with an accumulative impact factor of 77.334. She has presented her research papers as a poster/oral presentation at National and International conferences. Three BS research students have completed their dissertations in her supervision. Her area of research is smart polymers, microgels, hybrid microgels in the field of catalysis, adsorption and water treatment. Dr. Khalida Naseem is a member of the Chemical Society of Pakistan.

  1. Organic Chemistry
  2. Physical Chemistry

Education

PhD
Physical Chemistry University of the Punjab, Lahore

M.Phil
Physical Chemistry University of the Punjab, Lahore

B.Ed
Science,Pak Study University of Sargodha, Sargodha

M.Sc
Chemistry University of the Punjab, Lahore

B.Sc
Botany,Zoology,Chemistry Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan

F.Sc
Biology,Physics,Chemistry BISE Multan

Experience

  • 02-04-2012 to 12-10-2013 (1.5 Years)
  • SESE (Science): BPS-14
  • 09-02-2014 to 12-03-2015 (1.0 Year)
  • Lecturer Chemistry (Visiting-Weekend Program): Minhaj University, Lahore
  • 15-10-2015 to 15-08-2016 (1.0 Year)
  • Lecturer Chemistry (Visiting): Institute of Education and Research, University of the Punjab, Lahore
  • 15-08-2016 to 15-06-2017 (1.0 Year)
  • Lecturer Chemistry (Adhoc): Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore
  • 12-11-2017 to 12-11-2018 (1.0 Year)
  • Assistant superintendent (Contract): Girls Hostel 10, University of the Punjab, Lahore
  • 02-10-2017 to 02-10-2019 (2.0 Years)
  • Research assistant (Contract): Institute of Chemistry, University of the Punjab, Lahore
  • 10-10-2019 to continue
  • Assistant Professor (Contract): Faculty of Sciences, University of Central Punjab, Lahore

Research Accomplishments

  • Publications: 27
  • Total Impact factor: 334
  • Citations: 338
  • h-index: 10
  • i10-index: 11
  • Students supervised: 03

List Of Thesis Supervised

Sr. # Name of student Session Title of thesis
1 Maeda Ghufran 2013-2017 Microgels as efficient and recyclable adsorbent for the removal of selected heavy metals
2 Aiman Shahbaz 2013-2017 Biosorptive potential of Vigna radiata biomass for the removal of copper (II) and cadmium (II) ions from aqueous medium
3 Jawaria Jamal 2013-2017 Kinetics and thermodynamic study for adsorption of nickel (II) and cobalt (II) ions from aqueous medium using mug bean husk

Publications

2019

  1. Robina Begum, Jawayria Najeeb, Ayesha Sattar, Khalida Naseem, Irfan Ahmad, Abdullah Al-sehemi, Zahoor H. Farooqi “Chemical reduction of methylene blue in the presence of nanocatalysts: a critical review” Reviews in Chemical Engineering, 2019, org/10.1515/revce-2018-0047 (IF = 4.200).
  2. Khalida Naseem, Robina Begum, Weitai Wu, Muhammad Usman, Ahmad Irfan, Abdullah G.Al-Sehemi, Zahoor H. Farooqi “Adsorptive removal of heavy metal ions using polystyrene-poly(N-isopropyl methacrylamide-acrylic acid) core/shell gel particles: Adsorption isotherms and kinetic study” Journal of Molecular Liquids, 2019, 277, 522-531, (IF = 4.561).
  3. Khalida Naseem, Robina Begum, Weitai Wu, Ahmad Irfan, Abdullah G.Al-Sehemi, Zahoor H. Farooqi “Catalytic reduction of toxic dyes in the presence of silver nanoparticles impregnated core-shell composite microgels” Journal of Cleaner Production, 2019, 211, 855-864, (IF = 6.395).

2018

  1. Khalida Naseem, Zahoor H. Farooqi, Robina Begum, Weitai Wu, Muhammad Abdur Rahman “Silver nanoparticles engineered polystyrene-p(N-isopropylmethacrylamide-acrylic acid) core shell hybrid microgels catalyst for reduction of toxic Congo red” Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 2018, 219(181), 1800211- 1800224, DOI: 10.1002/macp.201800211 (IF = 622).
  2. Khalida Naseem, Zahoor H. Farooqi, Robina Begum, Maida Ghufran, Muhammad Zia Ur Rehman, Jawayria Najeeb, Ahmad Irfan, Abdullah G. Al-Sehemi “Poly(N-isopropylmethacrylamide-acrylic acid) microgels as efficient adsorbents for the removal of toxic dyes from aqueous medium” Journal of Molecular Liquids, 2018, 268(1), 229-238, DOI: org/10.1016/j.molliq.2018.07.039 (IF = 4.561).
  3. Khalida Naseem, Zahoor H. Farooqi, Robina Begum, Muhammad Zia Ur Rehman, Aiman Shahbaz, Umar Farooq, Muhammad Ali, Hafiz Muhammad Abd Ur Rahman, Ahmad Irfan and Abdullah G. Al-Sehemi “Removal of Cadmium (II) from Aqueous Medium Using Vigna radiata Leave Biomass: Equilibrium Isotherms, Kinetics and Thermodynamics” ZEITSCHRIFT FÜR PHYSIKALISCHE CHEMIE (International Journal of Research in Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics) 2018, DOI: org/10.1515/zpch-2018-1223 (IF=1.012).
  4. Khalida Naseem, Rahila Huma, Aimen Shahbaz, Jawaria Jamal, Muhammad Zia Ur Rehman, Ahsan Sharif, Ejaz Ahmed, Robina Begum, Ahmad Irfan, Abdullah G. Al-Sehemi, Zahoor H. Farooqi “Extraction of heavy metals from aqueous medium by husk biomass: Adsorption isotherm, kinetic and thermodynamic study” ZEITSCHRIFT FÜR PHYSIKALISCHE CHEMIE (International Journal of Research in Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics) 2018, org/10.1515/zpch-2018-1182 (IF=1.012).
  5. Khalida Naseem, Zahoor H. Farooqi, Robina Begum and Ahmad Irfan “Removal of Congo red dye from aqueous medium by catalytic reduction method in the presence of various inorganic nano-catalysts: A review” Journal of Cleaner Production, 2018, 187(1), 296-307 (IF = 6.395).
  6. Khalida Naseem, Zahoor H. Farooqi, Muhammad Zia Ur Rehman, Muhammad Atiq ur Rehman, Robina Begum, Rahila Huma, Aiman Shahbaz and Jawayria Najeeb “A systematic study for removal of heavy metals from aqueous medium using Sorghum bicolor: An efficient biosorbent” Water Science and Technology, 2018, 77(10), 2355-2368, DOI:2166/wst.2018.190 (IF = 1.624).
  7. Muhammad Imran Din, Khalida Naseem, Muhammad Latif Mirza and Madeeha Batool “Evaluation of Saccharum bengalense as a non-conventional biomaterial for biosorption of Mn (II) ions from aqueous solutions” Iranian Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, 2018, (Accepted) (IF = 0.606).
  8. Robina Begum, Zahoor H. Farooqi, Khalida Naseem, Faisal Ali, Madeeha Batool, Jianliang Xiao and Ahmad Irfan “Applications of UV/vis spectroscopy in characterization and catalytic activity of noble metal nanoparticles fabricated in responsive polymer microgels: A review” Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry, 2018, 48(6), 503-516, DOI.org/10.1080/10408347.2018.1451299 (IF = 4.325).
  9. Zahoor H. Farooqi, Rida Khalid, Robina Begum, Umar Farooq, Qingshi Wu, Weitai Wu, Muhammad Ajmal, Ahmad Irfan and Khalida Naseem “Facile synthesis of silver nanoparticles in crosslinked polymeric system by in-situ reduction method for catalytic reduction of 4-nitroaniline” Environmental Technology, 2018, 40(15), 2027-2036, DOI: org/10.1080/09593330.2018.1435737 (IF = 1.918).
  10. Muhammad Shahid, Zahoor H. Farooqi, Robina Begum, Khalida Naseem, Muhammad Ajmal and Ahmad Irfan “Designed synthesis of silver nanoparticles in responsive polymeric system for their thermally tailored catalytic activity towards hydrogenation reaction” Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2018, 35(5), 1099-1107, DOI: 10.1007/s11814-018-0016-x (IF = 2.476).
  11. Khalida Naseem, Robina Begum, Weitai Wu, Ahmad Irfan and Zahoor H. Farooqi “Advancement in multi-functional poly(styrene)-Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) based core shell polymer microgels and their applications” Polymer Reviews, 2018, 58(2), 288-325, DOI: org/10.1080/15583724.2017.1423326 (IF = 6.766).
  12. Khalida Naseem, Zahoor H. Farooqi, Muhammad Zia Ur Rehman, Muhammad Atiq Ur Rehman, Maida Ghufran “Microgels as efficient adsorbents for removal of pollutants from aqueous medium: A Review” Reviews in Chemical Engineering, 2018, DOI: org/10.1515/revce-2017-0042 (IF = 4.200).
  13. Khalida Naseem, Muhammad Atiq Ur Rehman and Rahila Huma “Review on vinyl acetic acid-based polymer microgels for biomedical and other applications” International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials, 2018, 67(5), 322-332, DOI: org/10.1080/00914037.2017.1327434 (IF = 2.263).
  14. Khalida Naseem, Robina Begum and Zahoor H. Farooqi “Platinum nanoparticles fabricated multiresponsive microgel composites: Synthesis, characterization, and applications” Polymer Composites, 2018, 39(7), 2167-2180, DOI: 10.1002/pc.24212 (IF=2.268).

2017

  1. Khalida Naseem, Robina Begum and Zahoor H. Farooqi “Catalytic reduction of 2-nitroaniline: a review” Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2017, 24(7), 6446-6460, DOI: org/10.1007/s11356-016-8317-2 (IF = 2.914).
  2. Jawayria Najeeb, Ghazia Ahmad, Saima Nazir, Khalida Naseem and Ayesha Kanwal “Critical analysis of various supporting mediums employed for the incapacitation of silver nanomaterial for aniline and phenolic pollutants-Review” Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2017, DOI: org/10.1007/s1181 (IF = 2.476).
  3. Muhammad Imran Din, Kiran Ijaz and Khalida Naseem “Biosorption potentials of acid modified Saccharum bengalense for removal of methyl violet from aqueous solutions” Chemical Industry & Chemical Engineering Quarterly, 2017, 23(3), 339-409 DOI:10.2298/CICEQ151217054D (IF=0.806)

2016

  1. Robina Begum, Khalida Naseem and Zahoor H. Farooqi “A review of responsive hybrid microgels fabricated with silver nanoparticles: synthesis, classification, characterization and applications” Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology, 2016,77(2), 497-515. DOI: 10.1007/s10971-015-3896-9 (IF=1.986).
  2. Zahoor H. Farooqi, Aysha Ijaz, Robina Begum, Khalida Naseem, Muhammad Usman, Muhammad Ajmal and Usman Saeed ” Synthesis and characterization of inorganic–organic polymer microgels for catalytic reduction of 4-nitroaniline in aqueous medium” Polymer Composites, 2016, 39(3), 645-653 DOI: 10.1002/pc.23980 (IF=2.268).
  3. Zahoor H. Farooqi, Robina Begum, Khalida Naseem, Uma Rubab, Muhammad Usman, Abbas Khan and Aysha Ijaz “Fabrication of silver nanoparticles in pH responsive polymer microgel dispersion for catalytic reduction of nitrobenzene in aqueous medium” Russian Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 2016, 90(13), 2600–2608. DOI: 10.1134/S0036024416130239 (IF=0.581).
  4. Robina Begum, Ijaz Ahmed, Zahoor H. Farooqi, Khalida Naseem, Sania Ashraf and Ahsan Sharif. “Catalytic reduction of 4-nitrophenol using silver nanoparticles-engineered poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-co-acrylamide) hybrid microgels” Applied Organometallic Chemistry, 2016, 31(2), 3563-3571 DOI: 10.1002/aoc.3563 (IF=3.259).
  5. Robina Begum, Khalida Naseem, Ejaz Ahmed, Ahsan Sharif, Zahoor H. Farooqi “Simultaneous catalytic reduction of nitroarenes using silver nanoparticles fabricated in poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-acrylic acid-acrylamide) microgels” Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 2016, 511(1),17–26, org/10.1016/j.colsurfa.2016.09.076 (IF=3.131).

2015

  1. Zahoor H. Farooqi, Khalida Naseem, Robina Begum and Aysha Ijaz “Catalytic reduction of 2-Nitroaniline in aqueous medium using silver nanoparticles functionalized polymer microgels” Journal of inorganic and organometallic polymers and materials 2015, 25(6), 1554-1568. DOI: 10.1007/s10904-015-0275-5 (IF=1.637).
  2. Zahoor H. Farooqi, Khalida Naseem, Aysha Ijaz and Robina Begum “Engineering of silver nanoparticle fabricated poly (N-isopropylacrylamide-co-acrylic acid) microgels for rapid catalytic reduction of nitrobenzene” Journal of Polymer Engineering 2015, 36(1), 87–96. DOI: 10.1515/polyeng-2015-0082 (IF=1.072).

Under Review

  1. Robina Begum, Zahoor H. Farooqi, Aysha Ijaz, Almas Alvi, Khalida Naseem and Tajamal Hussain “Silver nanoparticles fabricated in poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-co-acrylic acid) microgels for catalytic reduction of nitrobenzene” (Under review).
  2. Khalida Naseem, Zahoor H. Farooqi, Robina Begum, Maida Ghufran, Jawayria Najeeb, Muhamad Abdur Rahman “Insight of copper (II) and cobalt (II) adsorption on poly(N-isopropyl methacrylamide-acrylic acid) microgels: kinetic and thermodynamic aspect” (Under review).
  3. Khalida Naseem, Zahoor H. Farooqi, Robina Begum, Weitai Wu, ahmad Irfan “Synthesis of Designed Silver Nanoparticles Engineered Polystyrene Based Core Shell Hybrid Microgels Catalyst for Reduction of Nitroarenes” (Under review).
  4. Khalida Naseem, Zahoor H. Farooqi, Robina Begum, Watai Wu, Ahmad Irfan “Systematic study for reduction of nitrobenzene derivatives in the presence of silver nanoparticles loaded core/shell hybrid microgels catalysts” (Under review).
  5. Khalida Naseem, Zahoor H. Farooqi “Magnetic nanoparticles fabricated composite microgels and their applications in different fields” (Under review).
  6. Khalida Naseem, Zahoor H. Farooqi, Robina Begum, Weitai Wu “Novel core/shell composite micro particles for catalytic reduction of p-nitrophenol: Kinetic and thermodynamic study” (Under review).

Conferences

2019

  1. Khalida Naseem, Muhammad Zia Ur Rehman, Zahoor H. Farooqi, Paper entitled “Polystyrene based core@shell hybrid catalyst for degradation of wastewater toxic dyes and nitro-aromatic compounds” has been accepted for oral presentation in 1st National Symposium on Advanced Energy Materials (AEM-2019) held in PINSTECH, Islamabad, Pakistan on August 27-28, 2019.
  2. Muhammad Zia Ur Rehman, Khalida Naseem, Muhamad Zaheer Aslam, Paper entitled “Amine functionalized carbon for binary adsorption of toxic dyes from aqueous medium” has been accepted for poster presentation in 1st National Symposium on Advanced Energy Materials (AEM-2019) held in PINSTECH, Islamabad, Pakistan on August 27-28, 2019.
  3. Khalida Naseem, Zahoor H. Farooqi, Paper entitled “Individual and simultaneous degradation of nitro aromatic compounds using polystyrene-poly(N-isopropylmethacrylamide-acrylic acid) [PSt-pNIPMam-Ac] Core@Shell Hybrid Microgel catalyst” has been accepted for Oral presentation in 2nd International Conference on Chemistry (ICC), Advances in the Field of Polymer, Material and Bio-Chemistry going to be held in Lahore Garrison University, Lahore, Pakistan on April 26-27, 2019.
  4. Khalida Naseem, Zahoor H. Farooqi, Robina Begum, Muhammad Zia Ur Rehman, Muhammad Dilshad, Paper entitled “Catalytic Activity of Polystyrene based Core@Shell Hybrid Polymer Microgels for degradation of Toxic Dyes” has been accepted for Poster presentation in 2nd International Conference on Chemistry (ICC), Advances in the Field of Polymer, Material and Bio-Chemistry going to be held in Lahore Garrison University, Lahore, Pakistan on April 26-27, 2019.
  5. Khalida Naseem, Zahoor H. Farooqi, Paper entitled “Investigation of activity of polystyrene-poly(N-isopropyl methacrylamide-acrylic acid) based catalyst for degradation of nitro aromatic compounds” has been accepted for Oral Presentation in 8th Invention to Innovation Summit Punjab (To Buy and Sell Technology) held in 2-3 April, 2019 in CEMB, University of the Punjab, Lahore.
  6. Khalida Naseem, Zahoor H. Farooqi, Robina Begum, Paper entitled “Catalytic Activity of Core Shell Hybrid Microgel Particles for Reduction of Toxic Dyes” has been accepted for Poster Presentation in 8th Invention to Innovation Summit Punjab (To Buy and Sell Technology) held in 2-3 April, 2019 in CEMB, University of the Punjab, Lahore.
  7. H. Farooqi, Muhammad Dilshad, Khalida Naseem, Robina Begum, Paper entitled “silver nanoparticles fabricated poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-2-hydroxyethylmethacrylate-acrylic acid) hybrid microgels catalysts for reduction of 2,4-dinitrophenol” has been accepted for Poster Presentation in 8th Invention to Innovation Summit Punjab (To Buy and Sell Technology) held in 2-3 April, 2019 in CEMB, University of the Punjab, Lahore.
  8. Khalida Naseem, Zahoor H. Farooqi’ Paper entitled “Investigation of Catalytic Activity of Polystyrene based Core@Shell Hybrid Particles for Rapid Degradation of Toxic Dyes” has been accepted for poster presentation in 2nd International Conference on Recent Advances in Chemical Sciences Organized by Department of Chemistry, GC University, Lahore and Pakistan Institute of Chemists (PIC) in GCU, Lahore on March 20-22, 2019.
  9. Khalida Naseem, Zahoor H. Farooqi, Muhammad Zia Ur Rehman, Paper entitled “Novel core/shell gels based nano-catalysts for rapid degradation of toxic dyes and nitro aromatic compounds” has been accepted for oral presentation in Three-day conferenceon “Nanomaterials: New Trends in Development and Applications” held on 29 – 31 January, 2019 at the Forman Christian College (A Chartered University), Lahore, Pakistan.
  10. Khalida Naseem, Zahoor H. Farooqi, Paper entitled “Catalytic Activity of Core Shell Hybrid Microgel Particles for Reduction of Toxic Dyes” has been accepted for poster presentation in International Conference on Natural Science, Engineering, and Technology (ICNSET 2019) going to be held at the Sapporo Convention Center in Sapporo, Japan on January 19-21, 2019.
  11. Robina Begum, Zahoor H. Farooqi, Hira Zulfiqar, Khalida Naseem, Paper entitled “Reduction of 4-nitroaniline Using Silver-Poly (N-isopropylacrylamide-co-2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate-co-acrylic acid) Hybrid Microgels Catalyst” has been accepted for a poster presentation at the UK Catalysis Conference 2019 which will take place at Holywell Park, Loughborough over 9th – 11th January 2019.
  12. Zahoor H. Farooqi, Robina Begum, Shumaila Batool, Khalida Naseem, Paper entitled “Reduction of Methyl Orange in Presence of Silver-Pol(N-isopropylacrylamide-2-hydroxyethylmethacrylate-acrylic acid) Hybrid microgels Catalyst” has been accepted for oral presentation at the UK Catalysis Conference 2019 which will take place at Holywell Park, Loughborough over 9th – 11th January 2019.

2018

  1. Khalida Naseem, Zahoor H. Farooqi, Muhammad Zia Ur Rehman, Paper entitled “Catalytic reduction of toxic dyes using nanoparticles loaded polystyrene (PST) based core shell composite microgels” has been accepted for poster presentation in the International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN 2018) held on 1st – 2nd November, 2018 at SCME, NUST.
  2. Muhammad Zia Ur Rehman, Khalida Naseem, Muhammad Zaheer Aslam, Paper entitled “Biosorptive potential of husk biomass for heavy metals removal from aqueous medium” has been accepted for Oral Presentationin International Conference organized by Faculty of Sciences, University of Kotli Azad Jammu and Kashmir, on “Natural Sciences at the Interface of Climate Change, Food Security andx Sustainability (NSICFSS)”, held on October 24 to 26, 2018 at University of Kotli Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
  3. Khalida Naseem, Zahoor H. Farooqi, Paper entitled “Silver nanoparticles endowed polystyrene based core/shell composite micro particles for reduction of toxic Congo red” has been accepted for Oral Presentationin International Conference organized by Faculty of Sciences, University of Kotli Azad Jammu and Kashmir, on “Natural Sciences at the Interface of Climate Change, Food Security and Sustainability (NSICFSS)”, held on October 24 to 26, 2018 at University of Kotli Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
  4. Muhammad Zia Ur Rehman, Khalida Naseem, Paper entitled “Biosorptive potential of Mug bean leave biomass for removal of cadmium (II) ions” has been accepted for poster presentation in 1st INTERNATIONAL CONFERECNE ON CHEMISTRY (ICC), LAHORE GARRISON UNIVERSITY, LAHORE, PAKISTAN held on 16-17 April, 2018.
  5. Khalida Naseem, Zahoor H. Farooqi, Paper entitled “Silver nanoparticles engineered poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-methacrylic acid) composite microgels catalyst for reduction of toxic nitroarene” has been accepted for oral presentation in 1st INTERNATIONAL CONFERECNE ON CHEMISTRY (ICC), LAHORE GARRISON UNIVERSITY, LAHORE, PAKISTAN held on 16-17 April, 2018.
  6. Zahoor H. Farooqi, Anum Masood, Robina Begum, Khalida Naseem, Paper entitled “Systematic study of catalytic reduction of m-nitroaniline in the presence of responsive nano-hybrid catalyst” accepted for oral presentation in UK catalysis conference on 3-5 January, 2018.
  7. Khalida Naseem, Zahoor H. Farooqi, Muhammad Zia Ur Rehman, Paper entitled “Biosorptive removal of cadmium (II) ions from wastewater by agriculture biomasshas been accepted for an ORAL PRESENTATIONat the ICPBS-2018 Conference to be held in Expo Center, Lahore, Pakistan from 23-24 January, 2018.

2017

  1. Khalida Naseem, Zahoor H. Farooqi, Paper entitled “Catalytic efficiency of silver nanoparticles engineered PSt-P(NIPMAM-Ac) core shell hybrid microgels for reduction of nitroarenes” has been accepted for poster presentation in a day long International Conference on recent challenges and chemical sciences to be held on 22 December, 2017 at BZU, Multan.
  2. Khalida Naseem, Robina Begum, Zahoor H. Farooqi, Paper entitled “Catalytic efficiency of P(NIPMAM) based core shell hybrid micorgels for reduction of 4-Nitroaniline” has been accepted for oral presentation in 28th National and 16th International Chemistry Conference Global Challenges and Chemistry going to be held in Department of Chemistry, Fedral Urdu University for Arts, Science and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan on November 20-22, 2017.
  3. Muhammad Zia Ur Rehman, Khalida Naseem, “Equilibrium isotherms, kinetic and thermodynamic study for biosorptive extraction of cadmium (II) from aqueous medium” has been accepted for poster presentation in 28th National and 16th International Chemistry Conference Global Challenges and Chemistry going to be held in Department of Chemistry, Fedral Urdu University for Arts, Science and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan on 20-22 November, 2017.
  4. Zahoor H. Farooqi, Khalida Naseem, Robina Begum, paper entitled “Facile fabrication of silver nano catalysts within polymer microgel particles for reduction reactions in aqueous medium” has been accepted for poster presenctation in 91st acs Colloid and Surface Science Symposium The City College of New York held on 9-12 July, 2017.
  5. Khalida Naseem, Zahoor H. Farooqi, paper entitled “Reduction of o-nitroaniline in aqueous medium using silver nanoparticles fabricated hybrid microgels as catalysts” has been accepted for oral presentation in 1st National Science Conference (Sciences for the Betterment of Humanity) in The Govt. Sadiq College Women University Bahawalpur being held on 4-6 May, 2017.
  6. Khalida Naseem, Zahoor H. Farooqi, Robina Begum, paper entitled “Silver nanoparticles fabricated poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) based hybrid microgels as efficient catalyst for simultaneous reduction of nitroaromatic compounds” has been accepted for poster presentation in 1st National Science Conference (Sciences for the Betterment of Humanity) in The Govt. Sadiq College Women University Bahawalpur being held on 4-6 May, 2017.

2016

  1. Zahoor H. Farooqi, Robina Begum, Khalida Naseem, Ejaz Ahmed, Ahsan Sharif, paper entitled “Organic-Inorganic hybrid nano-reactors for simultaneous reduction of nitroaromatic compounds” accepted for oral presentation in the 27th National and 15th International Chemistry Conference (Chemcon 2016) organized by The University of Malakand, Chakdara, Dir (Lower), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan held on 22-25 August, 2016.
  2. Robina Begum, Zahoor H. Farooqi, Ejaz Ahmed, Khalida Naseem, Sania Ashraf, Ahsan Sharif, Rida Rehan, paper entitled “Silver-Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-acrylamide) hybrid microgels for catalysis” accepted for oral presentation in the 27th National and 15th International Chemistry Conference (Chemcon 2016) organized by The University of Malakand, Chakdara, Dir (Lower), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan to be held on 22-25 August, 2016.
  3. Khalida Naseem, Zahoor H. Farooqi, Robina Begum, paper entitled “Reduction of o-Nitroaniline in aqueous medium using silver nanoparticles loaded Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-co-methacrylic acid) hybrid microgels as catalyst” accepted for oral presentation in the 27th National and 15th International Chemistry Conference (Chemcon 2016) organized by The University of Malakand, Chakdara, Dir (Lower), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan to be held on 22-25, August, 2016.

2015

  1. Zahoor H. Farooqi, Khalida Naseem, Robina Begum, Paper entitled “Simultaneous reduction of nitroarenes by silver nanoparticles fabricated Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-co-acrylamide-co-acrylic acid) hybrid microgels” accepted for oral presentation in 7th Chemistry Conference 2015 on Chemistry in Engineering & Life Sciences jointly Organized by Chemistry Division, PINSTECH,UML, NCC, CPC and PIEAS held on 24-25 November, 2015.
  2. Robina Begum, Khalida Naseem, Zahoor H. Farooqi, Paper entitled “Catalytic reduction of 2-nitroaniline in aqueous medium using Multi-responsive hybrid microgels as catalysts” accepted for oral presentation in 7th Chemistry Conference 2015 on Chemistry in Engineering & Life Sciences jointly Organized by Chemistry Division, PINSTECH,UML, NCC, CPC and PIEAS held on 24-25, November 2015.
  3. Zahoor H. Farooqi, Khalida Naseem, Robina Begum, Aysha Ijaz, Paper entitled “Catalytic reduction of 2-nitroaniline in aqueous medium using silver nanoparticles functionalized polymer microgels” presented as oral presentation in the 1st International Conference on Applied Chemistry (ICAC 2015) “Chemistry for sustainable World” organized by King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia held on 18-19 November, 2015.
  4. Robina Begum, Aysha Ijaz, Zahoor H. Farooqi, Khalida Naseem, Usman Saeed, Paper entitled “Synthesis and Characterization of silver nanoparticles fabricated in poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-co-acrylic acid) microgels for catalytic applications” presented as oral presentation in the 1st International Conference on Applied Chemistry (ICAC 2015) “Chemistry for sustainable World” organized by King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia held on 18-19 November, 2015.
  5. Zahoor H. Farooqi, Khalida Naseem, Almas Alvi, “Paper entitled “Fabrication of silver nanoparticles in pH responsive microgel dispersion for catalytic reduction of nitrobenzene in aqueous medium” presented as poster in the 17th International Symposium on Relations between Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis organized by the Catalysis Centre Utrecht, Utrecht University, The Netherlands on 12-15 July, 2015.
  6. Robina Begum, Khalida Naseem, Almas Alvi, Zahoor H. Farooqi, Paper entitled “Catalytic Reduction of Nitrobenzene using Silver Nanoparticles Stabilized in Multi-Responsive Polymer Microgels” presented as the poster presentation in the 17th international Symposium on relations between Homogenous and Heterogeneous Catalysis organized by Catalysis Centre Utrecht, Utrecht University, The Netherlands held on 12-15 July, 2015.
  7. Zahoor H. Farooqi, Robina Begum, Khalida Naseem, “Paper entitled “Catalytic reduction of nitroarenes in aqueous medium using silver nanoparticles functionalized polymer microgels” accepted at Bayreuth Polymer Symposium 20-22 September, 2015.
  8. Zahoor H. Farooqi, Khalida Naseem, Robina Begum, Aysha Ijaz, Paper entitled “Silver-Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-co-methacrylic acid) copolymer hybrid microgels for catalytic reduction of o-Nitroaniline in aqueous medium” presented as oral presentation in the 26th national and 14th international Chemistry Conference of the Chemical Society of Pakistan organized by The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, held on 5-8 October, 2015.
  9. Robina Begum, Aysha Ijaz, Zahoor H. Farooqi, Khalida Naseem, Usman Saeed, Paper entitled “Catalytic Reduction of 4-Nitroaniline by Silver Nanoparticles Fabricated Poly(N-Isopropylacrylamide-co-acrylic acid) Hybrid Microgels” presented as poster presentation in the 26th national and 14th international Chemistry Conference of the Chemical Society of Pakistan organized by The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, held on 5-8 October, 2015.

Symposium Attended

2018

  1. Active participant in “International symposium on advanced energy materials: production to storage ISAEM 2018” held in Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Biomedical Materials COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus, Lahore, Pakistan, on 25 June, 2018.
  2. Active participant in “1st International Symposium on Sensors and Biosensors (ISSB – 2018)” held in Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Biomedical Materials COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus, Lahore, Pakistan, on 11 September, 2018.

Thesis & Research Projects

PhD. Thesis Title

  • Synthesis and characterization of multifunctional inorganic-organic hybrid microgels for catalytic applications

M.Phil. Thesis Title

  • Silver nanoparticles functionalized hybrid microgels for catalytic reduction of nitroarenes in aqueous medium.

M.Sc. Thesis Title

  • A systematic study on equilibrium and kinetics of biosorptive performance of natural and modified Saccharum officinarum for removal of Mn (II) from aqueous solutions.

Research Projects

  • Synthesis of hybrid microgels and their catalytic activity for reduction of nitrobenzene.
  • Study of concentration effect of co-monomer on catalytic activity of hybrid microgel suspensions for reduction of nitrobenzene.
  • Synthesis of different metal nanorods with different aspect ratio.

Research Interests

  • Polymers, microgels, nanotechnology, catalysis, adsorption

Academic Distinctions

  • Merit based scholarship in M.Sc chemistry (20102012), Institute of chemistry, University of the Punjab, Lahore.
  • First Position in Bachelor of Science Annual Examination (Pre-medical) (2010), Government College for Women, Khanewal.
  • First Position in Secondary School Annual Examination (2004) Government Girl High School, Chichawatni.

Others Distinctions

  • 2nd position on poster presentation in 2nd International Conference on Chemistry (ICC), Lahore Garrison University, Lahore, Pakistan from April 26-27, 2019.
  • Won travel grant award to present research paper entitled “Catalytic Activity of Core Shell Hybrid Microgel Particles for Reduction of Toxic Dyes” in 2019 International conference on Natural Science, Engineering and Technology (ICNSET 2019) Sapporo, Japan, January 19-21, 2019.
  • Won travel grant award to present research paper entitled “Catalytic Reduction of o-Nitroaniline in Presence of Silver Nanoparticles Loaded Composite Microgels Catalysis” (RKMC-2018) going to be held on 06-09 June, 2018, in Budapest, Hungary.
  • 2nd position on poster presentation in 1st International Conference on Chemistry (ICC), Lahore Garrison University, Lahore, Pakistan from April 16-17, 2018.
  • 5th positon in 7th Invention to Innovation Summit Punjab (To Buy and Sell Technology) held in 7-8 March, 2018 in University of the Punjab, Lahore.
  • 2nd position in poster presentation in 1st National Science Conference (Sciences for the Betterment of Humanity) in The Govt. Sadiq College Women University, Bahawalpur being held on 4-6 May, 2017.
  • Participant in 5th Invention to Innovation Summit (The innovation Expo to Buy and Sell Technology) held in 2-3 March, 2016 in University of the Punjab, Lahore.
  • Active management committee member (2010-2012) in Girls Hostel, University of the Punjab, Lahore.

Workshops

  • Workshop organized by Speer Chemical Society on “Computational Chemistry” at Department of Chemistry, Forman Christian Collage, Lahore on 25 October, 2017.
  • Seminar organized by University of the Punjab, Department of Social Work in collaboration with Provincial Disaster Management Authority and Punjab Social Welfare Department on emerging challenges in Disaster Management and Volunteerism at the auditorium of Institute of Chemistry, on 23 October, 2017.
  • Active participant in Teaching Methodologies organized by Quality Enhancement Cell, Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore on 9th September, 2016.

Instrument Used (Herself)

  • UV-Visible Spectrophotometer
  • FTIR Spectrometer
  • Polarimeter
  • Refractometer
  • Conductivity meter
  • pH meter

Membership

  • Pakistan chemical Society


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