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Dr. Sarah Farrukh
Assistant Professor
Chemical Engineering Department

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
H12, Islamabad.
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Membrane gas separation and adsorption, Polymers, Physics, Propulsion, Computational Analysis.

PhD, National university of Sciences and Technology.

​Dr. Sarah Farrukh received her PhD in Energetic Materials Engineering from the National University of Sciences and Technology, MS in Energetic Materials Engineering from National University of Sciences and Technology and MSc in Physics from Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad. She has teaching and research experience while working as PhD student and as visiting faculty at School of Chemical and Material Engineering, National University of Sciences and Technology. She has visited  Institute of Materials and  Processes, University of Edinburgh, Scotland and has worked in the labs  of Dr. Xian Feng Fan  and Dr. Claudia Martin Fernandez for six months. Her current research work involves projects like CO2 capture from polymeric membranes, gas adsorption study in membranes. Dr. Sarah Farrukh has published 11 papers in refereed international journals and conference proceedings.

  • ​CO2 capture using polymeric membranes

  • CO2 adsorption using membranes

  • Research on mix matrix membrane

  • Research on Cavitands.
  • Sarah Farrukh, A Hussain, N Iqbal.Fabrication and characterization of microfiltration blended membranes. Desalination and Water Treatment 52 (10-12), 1833-1840

  • Sarah Farrukh, F Minhas, A Hussain, S Memon, MI Bhanger, M Mujahid.Preparation, Characterization and Applicability of Novel Calix[4]arene Based Cellulose Acetate Membrane in Gas Permeation. Journal of Applied Polymer Science

  • Sarah Farrukh, S Javed, A Hussain, M Mujahid. Blending of TiO2 nanoparticles with cellulose acetate polymer: to study the effect on morphology and gas permeation of blended membranes.

  • M Ahsan, Sarah  Farrukh . A new type of shooting method for nonlinear boundary value problems. Alexandria Engineering Journal 52 (4), 801-805

  • A Hussain, Sarah Farrukh, FT Minhas. Two-stage membrane system for post-combustion CO2 capture application . Energy & Fuels 29 (10), 6664-6669.

  • Sarah, X Fan, A Hussain, CF Martín , CO 2 adsorption using TiO 2 composite polymeric membranes: A kinetic study. Journal of Environmental Sciences 35, 163-171.

  • A Hassan, MBK Niazi, A Hussain, Sarah  Farrukh, T Ahmad. Development of Anti-bacterial PVA/Starch Based Hydrogel Membrane for Wound Dressing Journal of Polymers and the Environment, 1-9

  • Sarah Farrukh, X Fan, A Hussain. A Comparative CO2 Adsorption Analysis in Pure and Amine Modified Composite Membranes. Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering

  • Hizba waheed, Sarah Farrukh, Arshad Hussain. Fabrication, characterization and permeation study of ultrafiltration dialysis membranes. Desalination and Water treatment.

  • Sarah, X Fan, A Hussain A Kinetic Study of CO2 Adsorption in Cellulose Acetate Membranes. International Journal of Environmental science and Development 6 (10), 755-759

  • FT Minhas, Sarah Farrukh, A Hussain, M Mujahid.  Comparison of silica and novel functionalized silica-based cellulose acetate hybrid membranes in gas permeation study. Journal of Polymer Research 22 (4), 63.

  • Sarah Farrukh, Fozia T. Minhas, Arshad Hussain, Fabrication, characterization and CO 2/N2 gas permeance study of Novel blended membrane.International Journal of Global Warming.

  • Sarah Farrukh, M Bilal Khan. Mitigation of slivers using a new propellant grain design to improve propulsion systems. Aviation 16 (3), 76-83

  • A Raza, Sarah Farrukh, A Hussain. Synthesis, Characterization and NH3/N2 Gas Permeation Study of Nanocomposite Membranes. Journal of Polymers and the Environment, 1-10.

  • H. Ghaedi, M. Ayoub,S. Sufian, S. M. Hailegiorgis, G. Murshid, S. Farrukh, S.N. Khan, Experimental and prediction of volumetric properties of aqueous solution of (allyltriphenylPhosphonium bromide—Triethylene glycol) deep eutectic solvents, Thermochimica Acta, 657 123-133

  • S.N. Khan, S.M. Hailegiogis, Z. Man, S. Garg, A.M. Shariff, S. Farrukh, M. Ayoub, H. Ghaedi, High-pressure absorption study of CO2 in aqueous N-methyldiethanolamine (MDEA) and MDEA-piperazine (PZ)-1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium trifluoromethanesulfonate [bmim][OTf] hybrid solvents, Journal of Moleculr Liquids, 249, 1236-1244

  • H. Ghaedi, M. Ayoub, S. Sufian, G. Murshid, S. Farrukh, A.M. Shariff, Investigation of various process parameters on the solubility of carbon dioxide in phosphonium-based deep eutectic solvents and their aqueous mixtures: Experimental and modelling, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 66, 147-158

  • A. Hussain, S. Farrukh, A. Hussain, M. Ayoub, Carbon capture from natural gas using multi-walled CNTs based mixed matrix membranes, Environmental Technology, 1-12

  • S. Hafeez, X. Fan, A. Hussain, A Kinetic Study of CO2 Absorption in Cellulose Acetate Membranes, IACSIT Press, 6 (10) 755-759

  • M. Ayoub, S. Farrukh, K. Mustafa, A. Hussain, Synthesis and Applications of Carbohydrate-Based Hydrogels, Cellulose-Based Superabsorbent Hydrogels

  • M.J. Afzal, E. Pervaiz, S. Farrukh, T. Ahmed, Z. Bingxue, M. Yang, Highly integrated nanocomposites of RGO/TiO2 nanotubes for enhanced removal of nanotubes from water, Environmental Technology, 1-10

  • M. Ahsan, S. Farrukh, Corrigendum to: “A new type of shooting method for boundary value problems”, Alexandria Engineering Journal, 3 (53) 767-768


PHY-102        Applied Physics
CHE-816        Molecular Nanotechnology
EME-913        Rocket Motor Design & Propellants
​​PHY-101        ​Physics
​EME-803        ​Ballistics
​EME-809        ​Combustion and Propulsion