Monday, October 21, 2019

Dr. Irshad Hussain

Principal Scientist

Work Phone: (+92 42) 35608133
Fax Phone: (+92 42) 5722694
Cell/Direct Phone: +92 3016042336
Dr. Irshad Hussain


  • BSc. 1990 (Botany, Zoology, Chemistry), Govt. College Bosan Road Multan.
  • MSc. 1993 (Chemistry), Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.
  • PhD. 2005 (Chemistry, nanomaterials), University of Liverpool, UK.


Research Interests:


  • Nanobiotechnology – Nanomaterials synthesis, their assembly and applications


Research Publications:


  • Irshad Hussain, Haifei Zhang, Mathias Brust, Justas Barauskas, Andrew I. Cooper. Size-controlled emulsions directed assembly of gold nanoparticles to spherical aggregates. In press in Journal of Colloids and Interface Science.
  •  Asma Rehman, Zulfiqar Ali Raza, Saif-ur-Rehman, Zafar M. Khalid, Chandramouleeswaran Subramani, Vincent M. Rotello and Irshad Hussain. Synthesis and use of self-assembled rhamnolipid microtubules as template for gold nanoparticles assembly to form porous gold microstructures. Journal of Colloids and Interface Science, 2010, 347, 332-335.
  • Roger Ristau, Ramchandra Tiruvalam, Patrick L. Clasen, Edward P. Gorskowski, Martin P. Harmer & Christopher J.Kiely, and Irshad Hussain & Mathias Brust. Thermal stability studies of self-assembled arrays of gold nanoparticles. Gold Bulletin, 2009, 42, 133.
  • Irshad Hussain, Mathias Brust, Justas Barauskas and Andrew I. Cooper. Controlled step growth of molecularly linked gold nanoparticles – from metallic monomers to dimers to polymeric nanoparticle chains. Langmuir, 2009, 25, 1934.
  • Haifei Zhang, Jun-Young Lee, Adham Ahmed, Irshad Hussain, and Andrew I. Cooper. Freeze-align and heat-fuse: Microwires and networks from nanoparticle suspensions. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 4573.
  • Muhammad Afzal, Ghulam Shabir, Irshad Hussain, Zafar M. Khalid. “Paper and board mill effluent treatment with the combined biological–coagulation–filtration pilot scale reactor”. Bioresource Technology 2008, 99, 7383.
  • Antonios G. Kanaras, Zhenxin Wang, Irshad Hussain, Mathias Brust, Richard Cosstick, and Andrew D. Bates. “Site-specific ligation of DNA-modified gold nanoparticles activated by the restriction enzyme StyI”. Small, 2007, 1, 67.
  • Zhenxin Wang, Bien Tan, Irshad Hussain, Nicholas Schaeffer,  Mark Wyatt,  Mathias Brust and Andrew I. Cooper. “Design of polymeric stabilizers for size-controlled synthesis of mono-disperse gold nanoparticles in water”. Langmuir, 2007, 23, 885.
  • Irshad Hussain, Zhenxin Wang, Andrew I. Cooper and Mathias Brust. Formation of spherical nanostructures by controlled aggregation of gold colloids. Langmuir, 2006, 22, 2941.
  • Haifei Zhang, Irshad Hussain, Mathias Brust, and Andrew I. Cooper. “Synthesis of hierarchically porous inorganic–metal site-isolated nanocomposites”. Chemical Communications, 2006, 24, 2539.



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