Dr. Ahson Jabbar Shaikh

Designation: Assistant Professor
Email: ahson@cuiatd.edu.pk
Phone No. : N/A
Role: Faculty
Research Interests:

Nano-composite Hybrid Materials, Metallic & Semiconductor Nanoparticles (Quantum Dots), Molecular Electronics, Polymers, Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry.

Academics/ Degrees

  • PhD, Delft University of Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering (ChemE) and University of Groningen, Stratingh Institute for Chemistry, the Netherlands, 2013

  • M.Sc., Jacobs University Bremen, Germany, 2006
  • M.Sc., University of Karachi, Pakistan, 2002
  • B.Sc., University of Karachi, Pakistan, 1999



  • 11-04-2022-till date: Tenured Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, COMSATS University Islamabad – Abbottabad Campus, Abbottabad- 22060, KPK, Pakistan.
  • 09/2013 – 10-04-2022     Assistant Professor Department of Chemistry, COMSATS University Islamabad – Abbottabad Campus, Abbottabad- 22060, KPK, Pakistan.
  • 10/2018 – 10/2018    Motivational Scientist Directorate of Science and Technology (DOST), Government of KPK for "promotion and support of scientific innovation / product development by youth of schools, colleges and universities" to increase their interest in Science, Technology, Innovation and Discovery.
  • 08/2018 – 10/2018    DAAD Visiting Researcher Department of Inorganic & Material Chemistry, University of Cologne, Greinstraße 6, 50939 Köln, Germany.
  • 01/2012 – 09/2013 Lecturer Department of Chemistry, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad-22060, KPK, Pakistan.
  • 09/2010 – 03/2011 Postdoctoral Research fellow Stellenbosch University, Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
  • 01/2003 -01/2004  Research Assistant HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry, ICCBS, University of Karachi, Pakistan.
  • 06/2001-07/2001 Internship Training Novartis Pharma Ltd, Karachi,  Pakistan.


·                 Workshop on Research Methodology in Chemical Sciences RMCS-2020 (Spectroscopy and Structural Analysis), February 24-25, 2020. Organizer and Resource Person.

·                 17th International Conference on Emerging Materials and Nanotechnology, March 07-08, 2019, Berlin, Germany. (Photocatalytic degradation of Azo dyes using N-TiO2 photocatalyst: Effect of nitrogen loading and calcination temperature), Journal of Material Sciences & Engineering Volume 8, Page 54.

·                 2nd International Rhine Round Table: Emerging Frontiers in Ceramic Materials and Glass Inaugural symposium of the Rhine Chapter Cologne, 24. September 2018, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany.

·                 International conference on "Research and Enterprise on Food Safety in Developing Countries" COMSATS IIT, Islamabad, Pakistan, December 5-8, 2016. (Oral Presentation titled “The Gold Nanoparticle – Fluoroquinolones Approach to Resistant Bacteria: Can We Trust This Approach?”), page 25 (abstract book).

·                 2nd International Symposium on Applied Materials & Nanodevices” NILOP, Islamabad, Pakistan, November 14-16, 2016. (Poster Presentation by Student titled “Plasmonics of Gold Nanorods for Efficient Infrared Solar Cells”).

·                 Workshop on Modern Techniques in Structural Chemistry and Structural Biology, COMSATS IIT, Abbottabad, Pakistan, April 17-18, 2014. (Organizer)

·                 International Conference on Advances in Polymer Science and Rubber Technology, IIT, Kharagpur, India, March 3-5, 2011 (Oral Presentation titled “Densely Grafted Alternating Brush Copolymers – Functional Macromolecular Architectures”), page 96 (abstract book).

·                 National postdoctoral Research Forum, Somerset, South Africa, December 6-8, 2010 (poster presentation titled “Densely grafted alternating brush copolymers”).

·                 Scientific Meetings, October 2006-2010 (each year, poster presentation), Lunteren, The Netherlands.

·                 4th International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry, Maastricht, The Netherlands, June 21-25, 2009 (poster presentation titled “A Step towards highly sensitive sensors”), page 287 (abstract book)

·                 Prof. Roeland Nolte Symposium, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, December 11-12, 2008.

·                 Nanoned symposium, Wageningen, The Netherlands, November 17, 2008.

·                 Ameland Summer School, Ameland, The Netherlands, June 24-29, 2007 (poster presentation).

·                 Trends in Nanoscience 2007, February 24-28, 2007, kloster Irsee, Germany.

·                 Harz Ski-Hut Seminar, January 29-February 02, 2007, Harz, Germany.

·                 KNCV – Section NSA – Nanostructures and Self-Assembly, January 26, 2007, Delft, the Netherlands.

·                 Workweek, May 15-19, 2006, Reims, France.

·                 9th International SFB Symposium Asymmetric Synthesis, October 10-11, 2005, Aachen, Germany.

·                 CRC International Symposium, “Cross-Coupling and Organometallics”, October 12, 2005, Aachen, Germany (poster presentation titled “A One-Pot Asymmetric Simultaneous Amination-Alkylation Reaction: Expedient Synthesis of Aliphatic alpha-Chiral Amines”), page 207 (abstract book)

·                 9th International Symposium on Natural Product Chemistry, January 10-13, 2004, Karachi, Pakistan (poster presentation titled “Computational Studies at the Interface of Organic Chemistry and Ribosomal Function for Protein Engineering”), page 198 (abstract book).

·                 H.E.J.-Comstech (CPC)-TWAS International Workshop on the Development of Medicines from Plants, September 8-13, 2003, Karachi, Pakistan (with poster presentation).

·                 7th International Symposium on Protein Structure Function Relationship, January 20-24, 2003 Karachi, Pakistan. (poster presentation titled “Synthesis and Structure Activity Relationship of Tetraketones through Tyrosinase Inhibition”), page 79 (abstract book).

·                 3rd International and 13th National Chemistry Conference, December 28-31, 2002, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan (with poster presentation).

·                 7th Eurasia Conference on Chemical Sciences, March 09-12, 2002, Karachi, Pakistan (with poster presentation).

Professional Trainings attended

1.      Conference presentation skills, Stellenbosch, South Africa, November 15, 2010.

2.      Workshop on Ethical Fitness, Sustainable Development through Ethics Literacy, COMSATS IIT, Abbottabad, Pakistan, March 30th, 2013.

3.      Faculty Development workshop, COMSATS IIT, Abbottabad, Pakistan, Feb 25th - March 1st, 2013

4.      Professional Development Training for Faculty, Faculty Development Academy (FDA), COMSATS Head Quarters, Islamabad, Pakistan, Feb 27th - March 31st, 2017.

Professional Certifications obtained:

  1. 1st Prize in category B (Physical Sciences and Agricultural Sciences), DICE 2016 Mega Innovation & Entrepreneurship Event, NUST, Islamabad, December 21-22, 2016.
  2. Marie Curie Actions Fellowship for Nano-structured materials and Membranes in the Food Industry, held at Cetraro and Rende (Institute of Membrane Technology), Italy, 15 – 24 September 2010; Project/Prize winning team member.
  3. GRE Chemistry:   59 percentile, 2003.
  4. English Language test: Common European Framework exam level C1, equiv. IELTS 6.5, 2007.
  5. English Language Teaching: TPK (Test of Professional Knowledge) course and Assessment in the ELTeach professional development program for English language teachers. Score 250/300. Test date 8th December, 2014.
  6. DICE 2016 Mega Innovation & Entrepreneurship Event, NUST, Islamabad, Pakistan, December 21-22, 2016. (Poster Presentation titled “Enhancing the efficiency of infrared solar cells using metallic nanorods”)