Thursday, June 13, 2024

Dr. Sadia Zafar Bajwa

Principal Scientist

Work Phone: 041-2651475-79 Ext 3317
Fax Phone: 0412651472
Cell/Direct Phone: 0345-8509922
Dr. Sadia Zafar Bajwa



2012         Doctor of the Natural Sciences in Analytical Chemistry

                 Institute of Analytical Chemistry, University of Vienna, Austria

2001         Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) in Physical Chemistry

                 Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan


Research Interests

  • Biosensors and biomimetic sensors technology; system miniaturization and applications
  • (bio)chemical molecular recognition layers for separation and sensing applications, artificial receptor materials via molecular imprinting technique, development of sensitive and selective coatings for mass-sensitive, microelectrode, and electrochemical devices
  • Solid phase extraction with functionalized materials functionalized organic polymers
  • Inorganic polymers and ceramics for high temperature applications
  • Substantiating developed materials and surfaces by using various characterizing techniques. Establishing mechanistic studies for their potential applications in real environment.


Funded Projects

  1. Development of smart chip sensors for the detection of veterinary drugs residues in human food (worth 11500 USD IFS)
  2. Development of nanobiosensosrs for the detection of tumor biomarkers (worth 7 M)
  3. Development of chip based  fro the detection of plants pathogens (worth 6 M)


List of Some Selected Publications (Total IF= 140)

  1. S. Younis, A. Taj, A. Mujahid, A.A. Yazdi, J Xu, H.N. Bhatti, W.S. Khan, S.Z. Bajwa. Ultrathin 2D bismuth oxychloride nanosheets as novel catalytic interfaces for detection of biomolecules. Materials Science and Engineering: B. 2022 Apr 1;278:115651. (I.F 4.051)
  2. A. Taj, H. Maqsood, R. Zia, A. Mujahid, A. Afzal, Z. Tariq, F.K. Butt, W.S. Khan, S.Z. Bajwa. Solution grown multilayered zinc vanadium oxide nanosheets as a new material to bind glutathione. Journal of Materials Research and Technology. 2022 Jan 29. (I.F 5.039)
  3. A. Shaheen, A. Taj, F. Jameel, M.A. Tahir, A. Mujahid, F.K. Butt, W.S. Khan, S.Z. Bajwa. Synthesis of graphitic carbon nitride nanosheets-layered imprinted polymer system as a nanointerface for detection of chloramphenicol. Applied Nanoscience. 2022 Jan 14:1-2. (I.F 3.674)
  4. A. Nasrullah, S. Roshan, U. Latif, A. Mujahid, G. Mustafa, S.Z. Bajwa, A. Afzal. ZnO nanoparticles and β-cyclodextrin containing molecularly imprinted polymers for gravimetric sensing of very-low-density lipoprotein. Measurement Science and Technology. 2022 Jan 21;33(4):045106. (I.F 1.83)
  5. A. Ullah, L. Rahman, S. Z. Hussain, W. Abbas, A. Tawab, A. Jilani, S. Z. Bajwa, W. S. Khan, R. Riaz, I. Hussain, and A. Rehman, "Mechanistic insight of dye degradation using TiO2 anchored α-MnO2 nanorods as promising sunlight driven photocatalyst, Materials Science and Engineering: B, 2021, 271,115257 (IF=4.051)
  6. A. Nasrullah, A. Afzal, A. Mujahid, P. Lieberzeit, S. Z. Bajwa, G. Mustafa, and U. Latif, "Imprinted polymer and Cu2O-graphene oxide nanocomposite for the detection of disease biomarkers, Measurement Science and Technology, 2021, 32 (10), 105111, (IF=2.046)
  7. A. Rafiq, W. Ali, M. Asif, N. Ahmed, W.S. Khan, S. Mansoor, S.Z. Bajwa, I. Amin, Development of a LAMP assay using a portable device for the real-time detection of cotton leaf curl disease in field conditions, Biology Methods and Protocol, 2021, 10 (1) (IF= 1.20)
  8. A. Rafiq, A. Taj, S. Haider, M.A. Tahir, R. Zia, D. Moschou, M.J. Iqbal, W.S. Khan, S. Mansoor, S.Z. Bajwa, I. Amin, Biologically prepared copper-graphene nanohybrid as the interface of microchips for sensitive detection of crop viruses, Journal of Materials Research and Technology, 2021, 12, 727-738. (IF= 5.039)
  9. U. Arshad, A. Mujahid, P.A. Lieberzeit, A. Afzal, S.Z. Bajwa, N. Iqbal, S. Roshan, Molecularly imprinted polymeric coatings for sensitive and selective gravimetric detection of artemether. RSC Advances 2020, 10 (57), 34355-34363. (IF= 3.36)
  10. T. Munir, A. Mahmood,  M. Imran, A.  Sohail, M.  Fakhar-e-Alam, M. Sharif, T. Masood, S.Z. Bajwa, F. Shafiq, S. Latif, Quantitative analysis of glucose by using (PVP and MA) capped silver nanoparticles for biosensing applications. Physica B: Condensed Matter 2020, 412564. (IF= 2.436)
  11. G. Naz, G. M.N. Anjum, M. Irfan, M. Arshad, S.Z. Bajwa, W.S. Khan, Quats stabilized gold nanospheres for efficient ligand exchange procedure. Results in Materials 2020, 5, 100065.
  12. Ayesha Taj, Rabisa Zia, Jie Xu, Sumaira Younis, Pedro Estrela, Arshad Mahmood, Asma Rehman, Waheed S. Khan, and Sadia Z. Bajwa, Biogenic preparation of doughnut shaped manganese nanograins embellished on graphene for superior interfacial binding of biomarkers, Journal of Materials Research and Technology, 2020, 9 (5), 9896-9906 (IF=5.039)
  13. H. Ijaza, R. Zia, A. Taj, N. Jameel, W. Abbas, M. Iqbal, S. Z. Bajwa, W. S. Khan, Synthesis of BiOCl nanoplatelets as the dual interfaces for the detection of disease biomarkers and assessment of biocompatibility, Applied Nanoscience, 2020, 10, 3569-3576 (IF=3.674)
  14. A. Shaheen, A. Taj, P. A. Liberzeit, A. Mujahid, S. Hameed, H. Yu, A. Mehmood, T. J. Webster, M. H. Rasheed, W. S. Khan, S. Z. Bajwa, Design of heterostructured hybrids comprising ultrathin 2D bismuth tungstate nanosheets reinforced by chloramphenicol imprinted polymers used as biomimetic interfaces for mass-sensitive detection, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 2020, 188, 110775. (IF= 5.268)
  15. A. Mujahid, A. Maryam, A. Afzal, S. Z. Bajwa,T. Hussain, M. Din, U. Latif, M. Irshad, Molecularly Imprinted Poly (methyl methacrylate)-Nickel Sulfide Hybrid Membranes for Adsorptive Desulfurization of Dibenzothiophene. Separation and Purification Technology 2019, 116453. (IF=7.312)
  16. M Rahmat, A. Rehman, S. Rahmat, H. N.Bhatti, M. Iqbal, W. S.Khan, S. Z. Bajwa, R. Rahmat, A. Nazir, Highly efficient removal of crystal violet dye from water by MnO2 based nanofibrous mesh/photocatalytic process. Journal of Materials Research and Technology 2019, 8 (6), 5149-5159. (IF= 5.039)
  17. W. Wang, Y. Jin, Y. Lai, S. Z. Bajwa, X. Liu, W. S. Khan, Z. Xu, H. Yu, Stimuli-activatable nanomedicines for chemodynamic therapy of cancer" WIREs Nanomedicine & Nanobiotechnology, Just accepted (IF= 9.182)
  18. A. Taj, R. Zia, S. Hameed, A. Mujahid, A. Rehman, W. S. Khan, S. Z. Bajwa, The development of antibiotics based on nanostructured manganese oxide; understanding mechanism from fundamental aspects to application, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Just Accepted, (IF= 2.88)
  19. A. Taj, A. Shaheen, J. Xu, P. Estrela, A. Mujahid, T. Asim, S.Z. Bajwa, (2019). In-situ synthesis of 3D ultra-small gold augmented graphene hybrid for highly sensitive electrochemical binding capability. Journal of colloid and interface science (IF= 8.128)
  20. A. Munawar, R. Schirhagl, A. Rehman, A. Shaheen, A. Taj, K. Bano, Nicole J. Bassous, T. J. Webster, W. S. Khan and S. Z. Bajwa, Facile in-situ generation of bismuth tungstate nanosheet-multiwalled carbon nanotube composite as unconventional affinity material for quartz crystal microbalance detection of antibiotics, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Just accpeted (IF= 10.588)
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