Irshad Hussain is among the founding members of SBA School of Science & Engineering (SBASSE), LUMS, and has led the Chemistry department during its formative years, which has now been upgraded to the Department of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering. He completed MSc in Chemistry from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, and PhD (Chemistry, Nanomaterials) from the University of Liverpool, UK. Prior to joining LUMS, Dr. Hussain spearheaded research and development program in Nanobiotechnology at National Institute for Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Faisalabad, and developed a Nanotech group/facility that is now one among the few leading Nanobiotech groups in Pakistan. He has published over 150 research articles in prominent journals including Nature Materials, Science Advances, Nature Communications, Chem Soc Rev, Angew Chem Int Ed, Advanced Materials, J Am Chem Soc, Small, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, ACS Applied Energy Materials, ChemSusChem, Chem Commun, Langmuir and Nanoscale etc. His primary research interests include synthesis and applications of metal/metal oxide nanoparticles in biomedical sciences, renewable energy technologies, environmental remediation and catalysis. In order to sustain his research group at LUMS, Dr. Hussain has received several National/International competitive research grants, as Principal Investigator, well over 1 million USD, notably a joint Pak-US project funded by Pakistan Higher Education Commission (HEC) & US National Academy of Sciences, Pak-German joint project funded by DAAD, funding from Global Challenge Research Fund (EPSRC, UK) and a Pak-China collaborative project funded by Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) and National Natural Science Foundation, China.

Dr. Hussain has developed several effective research collaborations with the leading nanomaterials groups in USA, Europe, China, Saudi Arabia (KAUST) and several National Institutions in Pakistan and have visited many of these institutions as a visiting faculty notably UMass (Amherst, USA), EPFL (Switzerland), Cambridge (UK, as a Charles Wallace Fellow), KAUST (Saudi Arabia) and several universities in China. In 2017 & 2019, he has served as a Foreign Professor at Huazhong University of Science & Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China.

Dr. Hussain has served as the Chair of National Nanotech Experts Panel at Pakistan Council for Science & Technology in 2015 and as the member of the National Core Group of Chemistry and Chair of the National Core Group of Nanotechnology formed by the PM Task Force on Science & Technology (2020-22). He has also been awarded 02 Gold Medals in Chemistry by Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS) in 2007 (Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman Gold Medal) & 2014 (PAS Gold Medal).

Dr. Hussain is a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) and a Fellow of Pakistan Academy of Sciences.

For more information, his professional profile can be viewed at Wikipedia, LinkedIn, Google Scholar, and ResearchGate etc. He is also available on Facebook and Twitter (DrIrshadSadhana).

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Paleoclimatic and environmental conditions of the Lower-Middle Ordovician carbonate reservoir in the middle of Tarim Basin (NW China): Constrained by petrographic, geochemical, and carbon???oxygen isotopic characteristics Marine and Petroleum Geology Hussain I., Li Z.-C., Fida M., Chen H., Wu W., Hussain W., Fida F., 2024
A Gamma-ray spectroscopy approach to evaluate clay mineral composition and depositional environment: A case study from the lower Goru Formation, Southern Indus Basin, Pakistan Journal of Applied Geophysics Hussain W., Luo M., Ali M., Al-Khafaji H.F., Hussain I., Hussain M., Ahmed S.A.A., Obaidullah, 2024
A superabsorbent and pH-responsive copolymer-hydrogel based on acemannan from Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis M.): A smart material for drug delivery International Journal of Biological Macromolecules Irfan J., Ali A., Hussain M.A., Haseeb M.T., Alsahli T.G., Naeem-ul-Hassan M., Tulain U.R., Hussain S.Z., Hussain I., Azhar I., 2024
Efficient utilization of melon peels to produce ethanol: a step toward sustainable waste management Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery Chaudhary A., Hussain I., Ahmad Q.-U.-A., Hussain Z., Akram A.M., Hussain A., 2024
Conjugated cross-linked phosphine as broadband light or sunlight-driven photocatalyst for large-scale atom transfer radical polymerization Nature Communications Fang W.-W., Yang G.-Y., Fan Z.-H., Chen Z.-C., Hu X.-L., Zhan Z., Hussain I., Lu Y., He T., Tan B.-E., 2023
Continuous conducting architecture developed by supporting Prussian blue analogue on metal-organic framework derived carbon-doped manganese- oxide nanorods for high-performance sodium-ion batteries Journal of Alloys and Compounds Ullah I., Saeed R., Inayat A., Zubair M., Wu X., Duran H., Haider A., Pope M.A., Hussain I., 2023
Emulsion-derived porous carbon-based materials for energy and environmental applications Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews Mudassir M.A., Kousar S., Ehsan M., Usama M., Sattar U., Aleem M., Naheed I., Saeed O.B., Ahmad M., Akbar H.F., Ud Din M.A., Ansari T.M., Zhang H., Hussain I., 2023
Isostructural Nanocluster Manipulation Reveals Pivotal Role of One Surface Atom in Click Chemistry Angewandte Chemie - International Edition Dong C., Huang R.-W., Sagadevan A., Yuan P., Gutierrez-Arzaluz L., Ghosh A., Nematulloev S., Alamer B., Mohammed O.F., Hussain I., Rueping M., Bakr O.M., 2023
Diagnosis and monitoring of hepatocellular carcinoma in Hepatitis C virus patients using attenuated total reflection Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy Ali S., Naveed A., Hussain I., Qazi J., 2023
Use of ATR-FTIR spectroscopy to differentiate between cirrhotic/non-cirrhotic HCV patients Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy Ali S., Naveed A., Hussain I., Qazi J., 2023
Au/TiO<inf>2</inf> thin film with ultra-low content of gold: An efficient self-supported bifunctional electrocatalyst for oxygen and hydrogen evolution reaction Catalysis Today Tahir A., ul-Haq T., Zubair U., Rafique F., Munir A., Haik Y., Hussain I., ur Rehman H., 2023
Amine-Impregnated Porous Organic Polymers with Chemisorption Sites for Highly Efficient CO<inf>2</inf> Chemical Conversion under Ambient Conditions ACS Applied Polymer Materials Ouyang H., Song K., Hussain I., Tan B., 2023
Nanoscale Surface Functionalization Based on Heterogeneous Self-Assembled Monolayers for Molecular-Scale Electronics ChemPlusChem Khalid H., Tian L., Yu X., Hussain I., Hu W., 2023
Geotechnical Assessment of Rock Slope Stability Using Kinematic and Limit Equilibrium Analysis for Safety Evaluation Water (Switzerland) Rahman A.U., Zhang G., A. AlQahtani S., Janjuhah H.T., Hussain I., Rehman H.U., Shah L.A., 2023
Succinylated Salvia spinosa hydrogel: Modification, characterization, cadmium-uptake from spiked high-hardness groundwater and statistical analysis of sorption data Journal of Molecular Liquids Ali A., Ajaz Hussain M., Abbas A., Tahir Haseeb M., Azhar I., Muhammad G., Hussain S.Z., Hussain I., Alotaibi N.F., 2023
DNA Nanogel for Cancer Therapy Advanced Therapeutics Zhang X., Yan W., Song Z., Asif S., Hussain I., Xiao C., Chen X., 2023
Roles of Metal Oxide Nanostructure-Based Substrates in Sustainable Electrochemical Water Splitting: Recent Development and Future Perspective ACS Applied Nano Materials Tahir A., Arshad F., Haq T.U., Hussain I., Hussain S.Z., Rehman H.U., 2023
Microwave-assisted growth of spherical core-shell NiFe LDH@Cu<inf>x</inf>O nanostructures for electrocatalytic water oxidation reaction International Journal of Hydrogen Energy Arshad F., Munir A., Tahir A., Hussain S.Z., Jilani A., Hussain A., Ullah N., Sher F., Hussain I., 2023
A pH responsive and superporous biocomposite hydrogel of Salvia spinosa polysaccharide-co-methacrylic acid for intelligent drug delivery RSC Advances Ali A., Haseeb M.T., Hussain M.A., Tulain U.R., Muhammad G., Azhar I., Hussain S.Z., Hussain I., Ahmad N., 2023
Engineering nanocomposite membranes of sodium alginate-graphene oxide for efficient separation of oil-water and antifouling performance Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering Ehsan M., Razzaq H., Razzaque S., Kanwal M., Hussain I., 2023
Sodium decavanadate encapsulated Mn-BTC POM@MOF as high-capacity cathode material for aqueous sodium-ion batteries Journal of Alloys and Compounds Ullah I., ul Haq T., Khan A.A., Inayat A., Shoaib M., Haider A., Saleem M., Abbas S.M., Pope M.A., Hussain I., 2023
Mutual Coupling Reduction in MIMO Antenna for 5G Application by Self-Decoupled Method ViTECoN 2023 - 2nd IEEE International Conference on Vision Towards Emerging Trends in Communication and Networking Technologies, Proceedings Rashid A., Shah S.S., Hussain I., Jalal M., Ramalakshmi R., Ramachandran V., 2023
Energy Efficient Green Routing for UAVs Ad-Hoc Network Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing Muthukumar M., Rangasamy R., Hussain I., Alqahtani S.A., 2023
U-Shaped Low-Complexity Type-2 Fuzzy LSTM Neural Network for Speech Enhancement IEEE Access Saleem N., Khattak M.I., Alqahtani S.A., Jan A., Hussain I., Khan M.N., Dahshan M., 2023
Synthesis, characterization, and acute toxicity of pH-responsive Salvia spinosa mucilage-co-acrylic acid hydrogel: A smart excipient for drug release applications Reactive and Functional Polymers Ali A., Hussain M.A., Haseeb M.T., Tulain U.R., Farid-ul-Haq M., Tabassum T., Muhammad G., Hussain S.Z., Hussain I., Erum A., 2023
Green synthesis of zinc oxide nanoparticles by Neem extract as multi-facet therapeutic agents Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology 2020
A proactive model on innovative biomedical applications of gold nanoparticles Applied Nanoscience (Switzerland) 2020
A smart drug delivery system based on Artemisia vulgaris hydrogel: Design, on-off switching, and real-time swelling, transit detection, and mechanistic studies Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology 2020
Influence of W-doping on the optical and electrical properties of SnO<inf>2</inf> towards photocatalytic detoxification and electrocatalytic water splitting Journal of Alloys and Compounds 2020
Controlled development of higher-dimensional nanostructured copper oxide thin films as binder free electrocatalysts for oxygen evolution reaction International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 2020
Bactericidal Effect of 5-Mercapto-2-nitrobenzoic Acid-Coated Silver Nanoclusters against Multidrug-Resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 2020
Screening and stability testing of commercially applicable Heliotropium crispum silver nanoparticle formulation with control over aging and biostability Applied Nanoscience (Switzerland) 2020
A stimuli-responsive, superporous and non-toxic smart hydrogel from seeds of mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris): stimuli responsive swelling/deswelling, intelligent drug delivery and enhanced aceclofenac bioavailability RSC Advances 2020
Controlled engineering of nickel carbide induced N-enriched carbon nanotubes for hydrogen and oxygen evolution reactions in wide pH range Electrochimica Acta 2020
Nanosilver Mitigates Biofilm Formation via FapC Amyloidosis Inhibition Small 2020
Synthesis of surface functionalized hollow microporous organic capsules for doxorubicin delivery to cancer cells Polymer Chemistry 2020
Citric acid crosslinking of mucilage from Cydonia oblonga engenders a superabsorbent, pH-sensitive and biocompatible polysaccharide offering on-off swelling and zero-order drug release Journal of Polymer Research 2020
Sol-Gel Synthesis of Mesoporous Silica-Iron Composite: Kinetics, Equilibrium and Thermodynamics Studies for the Adsorption of Turquoise-Blue X-GB Dye Zeitschrift fur Physikalische Chemie 2020
Fabrication and Characterization of Thiolated Chitosan Microneedle Patch for Transdermal Delivery of Tacrolimus AAPS PharmSciTech 2020
Development of gold nanoclusters based direct fluorescence restoration approach for sensitive and selective detection of pesticide Applied Nanoscience (Switzerland) 2020
Controlled Assembly of Cu/Co-Oxide Beaded Nanoclusters on Thiolated Graphene Oxide Nanosheets for High-Performance Oxygen Evolution Catalysts Chemistry - A European Journal 2020
Sodium hyroxyethylcellulose adipate: An efficient and reusable sorbent for cadmium uptake from spiked high-hardness ground water Arabian Journal of Chemistry 2020
Ultrasmall Co@Co(OH)<inf>2</inf> Nanoclusters Embedded in N-Enriched Mesoporous Carbon Networks as Efficient Electrocatalysts for Water Oxidation ChemSusChem 2019
Porous hypercrosslinked polymer-TiO <inf>2</inf> -graphene composite photocatalysts for visible-light-driven CO <inf>2</inf> conversion Nature Communications 2019
Seasonal variation???s effect on antidiabetic activity of silver nanoparticles Bioinspired, Biomimetic and Nanobiomaterials 2019
Fabrication of Emulsion-Templated Poly(vinylsulfonic acid)-Ag Nanocomposite Beads with Hierarchical Multimodal Porosity for Water Cleanup Langmuir 2019
Magnetic Hierarchically Macroporous Emulsion-Templated Poly(acrylic acid)-Iron Oxide Nanocomposite Beads for Water Remediation Langmuir 2019
Metal Nanoclusters: New Paradigm in Catalysis for Water Splitting, Solar and Chemical Energy Conversion ChemSusChem 2019
Fabrication of PLA incorporated chitosan nanoparticles to create enhanced functional properties of cotton fabric Pigment and Resin Technology 2019
Biosurfactant coated silver and iron oxide nanoparticles with enhanced anti-biofilm and anti-adhesive properties Journal of Hazardous Materials 2019