Nationality : Pakistan
Position : Tenured Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, SBA School of Science & Engineering (SSE), Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan
Field of study : Functional nanomaterials for applications in renewable energy technologies, catalysis, biomedical and environmental sciences
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Prof. Irshad Hussain is a tenured Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, SBA School of Science & Engineering (SSE), LUMS, Pakistan. He is among the founding faculty members of SBASSE, and the founding Chair of the Chemistry Department at LUMS. He is also the founding Project Director of the Nanobiotech group at the National Institute for Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering, Faisalabad, and has led several National forums on Nanotechnology in Pakistan. Currently, he leads the Functional Nanomaterials group at LUMS that focuses on tuning the size and surface chemistry of nanomaterials for applications in renewable energy technologies, catalysis, biomedical and environmental sciences and has published over 150 research/review articles in highly prestigious journals in the field including Nature Materials, Nature Communications, Science Advances, JACS, Advanced Materials, Advanced Science, Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed., Chemical Society Reviews and Small, etc. He served as the Chair of the National Nanotech Experts Panel at the Pakistan Council for Science & Technology in 2015 and has been the member and Chair of the National Core Groups of Chemistry and Nanotechnology, respectively, formed by the PM Task Force on Science & Technology during 2019-2022. He is also the recipient of 02 Gold Medals in Chemistry from the Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS) in 2007 (Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman Gold Medal) & 2014 (PAS Gold Medal).
Dr. Hussain is a Fellow of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), UK, and a Fellow of International Engineering and Technology Institute (IETI).