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Dr. Muhammad Fahad Ehsan
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry

SNS
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
School of Natural Sciences, H-12, Islamabad
Tel : +92-51-90855593

Specialization
Physical Chemistry (Nanomaterials for Energy and Environment)

Education
Ph.D Chemistry (NCNST, Beijing)

Education:

 
  • Ph. D. in Physical Chemistry, 2015. (NCNST, Beijing)
  • M. Phil. in Physical Chemistry, 2010. (BZU Multan, Pakistan)
  • BS in Chemistry, 2008. (BZU Multan, Pakistan)
     
Honor and Awards:
  • Excellent International Graduate Award (2011-2014), National Center for Nanoscience and Technology.
  • Excellent Student Award (2013-2014), National Center for Nanoscience and Technology.
  • Excellent Student Award (2012-2013), University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
  • Partial Support Scholarship Award (2013), Higher Education Commission, Pakistan.
  • University of Chinese Academy of Sciences Scholarship (2011-2014).
  • 3rd position holder, BS Chemistry (2004-2008), B.Z.U. Multan, Pakisan.
PERSONAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
Personal Skills And Competencies:
Experience in working with: Furnaces, Characterization Techniques (SEM, EDX, BET, TEM/HRTEM, XRD, AFM, FTIR, UV/visible, PL, XPS) Gas Chromatograph (GC), Synthesis of Nanomaterials, Experience in working with: Furnaces, Characterization Techniques (SEM, EDX, BET, TEM/HRTEM, XRD, AFM, FTIR, UV/visible, PL, XPS) Gas Chromatograph (GC), Synthesis of Nanomaterials, Experience in working with: Furnaces, Characterization Techniques (SEM, EDX, BET, TEM/HRTEM, XRD, AFM, FTIR, UV/visible, PL, XPS) Gas Chromatograph (GC), Synthesis of Nanomaterials, Experience in working with: Furnaces, Characterization Techniques (SEM, EDX, BET, TEM/HRTEM, XRD, AFM, FTIR, UV/visible, PL, XPS) Gas Chromatograph (GC), Synthesis of Nanomaterials, Experience in working with: Furnaces, Characterization Techniques (SEM, EDX, BET, TEM/HRTEM, XRD, AFM, FTIR, UV/visible, PL, XPS) Gas Chromatograph (GC), Synthesis of Nanomaterials, Experience in working with: Furnaces, Characterization Techniques (SEM, EDX, BET, TEM/HRTEM, XRD, AFM, FTIR, UV/visible, PL, XPS) Gas Chromatograph (GC), Synthesis of Nanomaterials, Experience in working with: Furnaces, Characterization Techniques (SEM, EDX, BET, TEM/HRTEM, XRD, AFM, FTIR, UV/visible, PL, XPS) Gas Chromatograph (GC), Synthesis of Nanomaterials, Experience in working with: Furnaces, Characterization Techniques (SEM, EDX, BET, TEM/HRTEM, XRD, AFM, FTIR, UV/visible, PL, XPS) Gas Chromatograph (GC), Synthesis of Nanomaterials, Experience in working with: Furnaces, Characterization Techniques (SEM, EDX, BET, TEM/HRTEM, XRD, AFM, FTIR, UV/visible, PL, XPS) Gas Chromatograph (GC), Synthesis of Nanomaterials, Experience in working with: Furnaces, Characterization Techniques (SEM, EDX, BET, TEM/HRTEM, XRD, AFM, FTIR, UV/visible, PL, XPS) Gas Chromatograph (GC), Synthesis of Nanomaterials, Experience in working with: Furnaces, Characterization Techniques (SEM, EDX, BET, TEM/HRTEM, XRD, AFM, FTIR, UV/visible, PL, XPS) Gas Chromatograph (GC), Synthesis of Nanomaterials, Experience in working with: Furnaces, Characterization Techniques (SEM, EDX, BET, TEM/HRTEM, XRD, AFM, FTIR, UV/visible, PL, XPS) Gas Chromatograph (GC), Synthesis of Nanomaterials, Experience in working with: Furnaces, Characterization Techniques (SEM, EDX, BET, TEM/HRTEM, XRD, AFM, FTIR, UV/visible, PL, XPS) Gas Chromatograph (GC), Synthesis of Nanomaterials,
Excellent International Graduate Award (2011-2014), National Center for Nanoscience and Technology.
Excellent Student Award (2013-2014), National Center for Nanoscience and Technology.
Excellent Student Award (2012-2013), University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Partial Support Scholarship Award (2013), Higher Education Commission, Pakistan.
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences Scholarship (2011-2014).
3rd position holder, BS Chemistry (2004-2008), B.Z.U. Multan, Pakisan.Excellent International Graduate Award (2011-2014), National Center for Nanoscience and Technology.
Excellent Student Award (2013-2014), National Center for Nanoscience and Technology.
Excellent Student Award (2012-2013), University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Partial Support Scholarship Award (2013), Higher Education Commission, Pakistan.
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences Scholarship (2011-2014).
3rd position holder, BS Chemistry (2004-2008), B.Z.U. Multan, Pakisan.Excellent International Graduate Award (2011-2014), National Center for Nanoscience and Technology.
Excellent Student Award (2013-2014), National Center for Nanoscience and Technology.
Excellent Student Award (2012-2013), University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Partial Support Scholarship Award (2013), Higher Education Commission, Pakistan.
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences Scholarship (2011-2014).
3rd position holder, BS Chemistry (2004-2008), B.Z.U. Multan, Pakisan.Excellent International Graduate Award (2011-2014), National Center for Nanoscience and Technology.
Excellent Student Award (2013-2014), National Center for Nanoscience and Technology.
Excellent Student Award (2012-2013), University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Partial Support Scholarship Award (2013), Higher Education Commission, Pakistan.
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences Scholarship (2011-2014).
3rd position holder, BS Chemistry (2004-2008), B.Z.U. Multan, P
Experience in working with: Furnaces, Characterization Techniques (SEM, EDX, BET, TEM/HRTEM, XRD, AFM, FTIR, UV/visible, PL, XPS) Gas Chromatograph (GC), Synthesis of Nanomaterials, ​​​​
Research Interests:

 
1.Artificial Photosynthesis
2.Simultaneous H2 production and water purification
3.Functional Nanomaterials
4.Environment Cleaning
5.Biofuels
 
RESEARCH STUDENTS
MS/M. Phil.
1. Ayesha Nudrat (Spring 2016 – Present)
2. Saba Bashir (Spring 2016 – Present)
3. Adeel Zia (Spring 2016 – Present)RESEARCH STUDENTS
MS/M. Phil.
1. Ayesha Nudrat (Spring 2016 – Present)
2. Saba Bashir (Spring 2016 – Present)
3. Adeel Zia (Spring 2016 – Present)RESEARCH STUDENTS
MS/M. Phil.
1. Ayesha Nudrat (Spring 2016 – Present)
2. Saba Bashir (Spring 2016 – Present)
3. Adeel Zia (Spring 2016 – Present)
RESEARCH STUDENTS

MS/M. Phil.
 
  • Ayesha Nudrat (Spring 2016 – Present)
  • Saba Bashir (Spring 2016 – Present)
  • Adeel Zia (Spring 2016 – Present)
  • Samia Qudoos (Fall 2016 – Present)
  • Samia Qudoos (Fall 2016 – Present)Samia Qudoos (Fall 2016 – Present)Rabia Khan (Fall 2016 – Present)
  • Rooha Khurram (Fall 2016 – Present)
  • Rooha Khurram (Fall 2016 – Present)Rooha Khurram (Fall 2016 – Present)Maryam Shafique (Fall 2016 – Present)
Publications:
 
​S/No ​Reference
​1. M.N. Ashiq, M.F. Ehsan, M.J. Iqbal and I.H. Gul, Synthesis, structural and electrical characterization of Sb3+ substituted spinel nickel ferrite (NiSbxFe2−xO4) nanoparticles by reverse micelle technique J. Alloys Compd., 509 (2011) 5119. (I.F: 3.014)
​2. M.N. Ashiq, F. Jahan, M.F. Ehsan, M.A. Malana, M. N. Haq and A.M. Qureshi, Effect of Ce-Co Substitution on the Structural, Electrical and Dielectric Properties of Mn Spinel Nanoferrites,  J. Chem. Soc. Pak., 34 (2012) 1609. (I.F: 0.276)
​3. M.N. Ashiq, M.F. Ehsan, M.J. Iqbal and M.N. Haq, Role of Zr–Co substitution at iron site on structural, magnetic and electrical properties of Sr-hexaferrites nanomaterials synthesized by the sol–gel combustion method, J. Magn. Magn. Mater., 332 (2013) 93. (I.F: 2.357)​
​4. B. Ahmad, A. Mahmood, M.N. Ashiq, M.A. Malana, M.N. Haq, M.F. Ehsan, M.F. Warsi and I. Shakir, New multiferroics BiFe12xAlxMnxO3 nanoparticles: Synthesis and evaluation of various structural, physical, electrical, dielectric and magnetic parameters, J. Alloys Compd., 590 (2014) 193. (I.F: 3.014)​
​5. M.A Farid, M.A. Asghar, M.N. Ashiq, M.F. Ehsan and M. Athar, Hydrothermal synthesis of doped lanthanum zirconate nanomaterials and the effect of V-Ge substitution on their structural, electrical and dielectric properties, Mater. Res. Bull., 59 (2014) 405. (I.F: 2.435)​
​6. R.B. Qureshi, M.A. Malana, M.N. Ashiq and M.F. Ehsan, Synthesis, structural, magnetic and dielectric properties of zirconium copper doped M-type calcium strontium hexaferrites, J. Alloy. Compd., 617 (2014) 437. (I.F: 3.014)
​7. M.S. Khan, M.N. Ashiq, M.F. Ehsan, T. He and S. Ijaz, Controlled synthesis of cobalt telluride superstructures for the visible light photo-conversion of carbon dioxide into methane, Appl. Catal. A Gen., 487 (2014) 202. (I.F: 4.012)​
​8. M.F. Ehsan, M.N. Ashiq, F. Bi, Y. Bi, S. Palanisamy and T. He, Preparation and characterization of SrTiO3-ZnTe nanocomposites for visible-light photoconversion of carbon dioxide to methane, RSC Adv., 4 (2014) 48411. (I.F: 3.289)​
​9. F. Bi, M.F. Ehsan, W. Liu and T. He, Visible-Light Photocatalytic Conversion of Carbon Dioxide into Methane Using Cu2O/TiO2 Hollow Nanospheres, Chin. J. Chem., 33 (2015) 112. (I.F: 1.872)​
​10. M.F. Ehsan and T. He, In-situ synthesis of ZnO/ZnTe common cation heterostructure and its visible-light photocatalytic reduction of CO2 into CH4, Appl. Catal. B Environ., 166-167 (2015) 345. (I.F: 8.328)​
​11. M.F. Ehsan, M.N. Ashiq and T. He, Hollow and mesoporous ZnTe microspheres: Synthesis and visible-light photocatalytic reduction of carbon dioxide into methane, RSC Adv., 5 (2015) 6186. (I.F: 3.289)​
​12. Y. Huang, Y. Wang, Y. Bi, J. Jin, M.F. Ehsan, M. Fu and T. He, Preparation of 2D hydroxyl-rich carbon nitride nanosheets for photocatalytic reduction of CO2, RSC Adv., 5 (2015) 33254. (I.F: 3.289)​
​13. M. Aamir, M.N. Ashiq, B. Ahmad, G. Yasmeen, M.F. Ehsan and T. He, Synthesis and characterization of polyanaline/NiFe1.2Zr0.4Co0.4O4 nanocomposites: their applications for photodegradation of methylene blue, Desalin. Water Treat., 57 (2016) 12168. (I.F: 1.272)​
​14. S. Ijaz, M.F. Ehsan, M.N. Ashiq and T. He, Synthesis of Bi2S3/CeO2 nanocatalyst and its visible-light-driven conversion of CO2 into CH3OH and CH4, Cat. Sci. Tech.,5 (2015) 5208. (I.F: 5.287) ​
​15. M.N. Ashiq, R.B. Qureshi, M.A. Malana and M.F. Ehsan, Fabrication, structural, dielectric and magnetic properties of tantalum and potassium doped m-type strontium calcium hexaferrites, J. Alloy Compd., 651 (2015) 266. (I.F: 3.014)​
​16. N.A. Muhammad, Y. Wang, F.E. Muhammad and T. He, Photoreduction of carbon dioxide using strontium zirconate nanoparticles, Sci. China Mater., 58 (2015) 634. (I.F: Not Received Yet)​
​17. A. Aziz, E. Ahmed, I. Ali, M. Athar, M.F. Ehsan and M.N. Ashiq, Effect of Gd and Cu on the structural, electrical, and dielectric properties of MnFeO3 nanomaterials synthesized by the sol–gel method, J. Elect. Mater., 44(11) (2015) 4300. (I.F: 1.491)​
​18. M.N. Ashiq, R.B. Qureshi, M.A. Malana and M.F. Ehsan, Synthesis, structural, magnetic and dielectric characterization of molybdenum doped calcium strontium M-type hexaferritese, Ceramics Int., 42 (2016) 2686. (I.F: 2.758)​
19.​ Y. Bi, M.F. Ehsan, J. Jin, Y. Huang and T. He, Synthesis of Cr-doped SrTiO3 photocatalyst and its application in visible-light-driven transformation of CO2 into CH4, J. CO2 Utilization, 12 (2015) 43. (I.F: 4.764)
​20. ​M.A. Nazir, M. Islam, I. Ali, H. Ali, B. Ahmad, S.M. Ramay, N. Raza, M.F. Ehsan and M.N. Ashiq, Structural, electrical and dielectric properties of multiferroics and spinel ferrite composites, J. Elect. Mater., 45(2) (2016) 1065. (I.F: 1.491)​
​21. ​A. Aziz, E. Ahmed, M.N. Ashiq, M.F. Ehsan, I. Ali and M.A. Khan, Role of Ni-Co co-substitution in improving electrical and dielectric properties of La-based multiferroics nanomaterials, Ceramics Int., 42 (2016) 5218. (I.F: 2.758)
​22. ​T.A. Tabish, M.N. Ashiq, M.A. Ullah, S. Iqbal, M. Latif, M. Ali, M.F. Ehsan and F. Iqbal, Biocompatibility of Cobalt Iron Oxide magnetic nanoparticles in male rabbit, Korean J. Chem. Eng., 32(4) (2015) 1. (I.F. 1.408)
​23. ​​S. Ijaz, M.F. Ehsan, M.N. Ashiq, N. Goraya, M.N. Haq and T. He, Flower-like CdS/CdV2O6 composite for visible-light photoconversion of CO2 into CH4, Mater Design, (2016) (Accepted). (I.F: 3.997)
​Positions Held:

 
1.Assistant Professor (IPFP) at Institute of Chemical Sciences, BZU Multan, Mar 2015 to Aug 2015.
2.Assistant Professor at School of Natural Sciences (SNS), NUST Islamabad, Aug 2015 to date.