Executive Board

OUR TEAM

Our Team

The team of researchers in the IM Group exemplifies a steadfast commitment to dedication and hard work. They understand that breakthroughs and significant advancements in research require perseverance and unwavering determination. Each team member approaches their work with a strong work ethic, consistently putting in the necessary time and effort to achieve their research goals.

Through their dedication and hard work, the team of researchers in the IM Group sets a high standard for research excellence, inspiring others and making significant contributions to their respective fields.

IZAZ UL ISLAM

The Founder & Managing Director of IM GROUP OF RESEARCHERS

Welcome to IM Group of Researchers and Review Hub, where innovation meets expertise in the realm of environmental remediation and advanced materials. Founded by Izaz Ul Islam, a passionate researcher and lecturer in Chemistry at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Technical and Vocational Training Authority, our group is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of scientific knowledge and practical application.

With a strong foundation in analytical chemistry, Izaz Ul Islam brings forth a wealth of experience in the synthesis of green adsorbents from natural and agricultural waste materials. His research endeavors focus on addressing pressing environmental challenges such as wastewater treatment, heavy metal removal, and air purification.

Backed by a solid academic background from GPGC Mardan and Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Izaz Ul Islam’s expertise lies in the fabrication and characterization of innovative materials, including stimuli-responsive polymers and magnetic composites for drug delivery systems. His contributions to the field are evident through his publications in reputable international peer-reviewed journals.

At IM Group of Researchers and Review Hub, we pride ourselves on our commitment to excellence in research, driven by a passion for sustainable solutions and a dedication to advancing the frontiers of science. Join us on our journey towards a cleaner, healthier environment through cutting-edge research and innovation.


DR. FAHMIDA JABEEN
(Executive Director)

Dr. Fahmida Jabeen, the Executive Director of IM Group of Researchers, has completed her doctorate from the Institute of Chemical Sciences, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Pakistan, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Muhammad Najam ul Haq. She has worked on the development of separation strategies for the selective separation of biomolecules in the field of proteomics. Currently, she holds the position of Assistant Professor in the Institute of Chemical Sciences, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan. Her research interests lie in the fields of separation science, nanomaterials and composites, polymeric stationary phases, phosphoproteomics, glycoproteomics, and lipoproteomics.

Dr. Ashraf

DR. ASHRAF ALI
(Director)

Dr. Ashraf Ali, the Director of IM Group of Researchers, is an Assistant Professor in  Department of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering , Henan University of Technology, China. He has work experience as Postdoctoral fellow in Inha University South Korea (March 2018-August 2020), Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, The University of Haripur Pakistan (September 2020-January 2023). Currently he is working as Assistant Professor in Henan University of Technology, China (January 2023- till date).

Dr. Memuna Ghafoor Shahid

DR. MEMUNA GHAFOOR SHAHID
(Director)

Dr. Memuna Ghafoor Shahid is currently working as Assistant Professor, Department of Botany, GC University, Lahore. She got her PhD degree from GC University, Lahore, Pakistan and recently won the HEC Post-Doc. Fellowship for research in University of Edinburgh, UK. She is an author of number of research articles and book chapters published in reputable research journals and books. She is also serving as an associate editor of various research journals of Botany. She is also serving as Advisor, Horticultural Society, GC University, Lahore, Pakistan. She has organized various national and international conferences, seminars and trainings on Plants, Floral Arts and on Biotechnology.  She is also an HEC approved supervisor and also conducting research at graduate and post-graduate levels. Her research achievements/contributions are internationally acknowledged, highly applicable and have long lasting impacts in the industrial sect


DR. ADNAN
(Director)

Dr. Adnan, the Director of IM Group of Researchers, is an Assistant Professor of Material and Analytical Chemistry at the Institute of Chemical Sciences, the University of Swat, Pakistan. He received his PhD in Analytical Chemistry from University of Peshawar, Pakistan in 2014 and he completed part of his PhD from Columbia University, NY, USA. His research interest includes alternate energy production; energy storage & water splitting reactions; heterogeneous catalysis; waste to valuable chemicals and fuels; nano-size particle technology; removal of heavy metals, dyes, and other toxicants from aqueous media; method development for the determination of toxicants. He has published several research papers in prestigious journal and conferences, such as journal of molecular structure, coordination chemistry reviews, journal of industrial and engineering chemistry, journal of Taiwan institute of chemical engineers, journal of analytical and applied pyrolysis, and process safety and environmental protection etc.

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Nasimullah Qureshi

DR. MUHAMMAD NASIMULLAH QURESHI
(Director)

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Nasimullah Qureshi is currently working as Chairman, Department of Chemistry, University of Swabi. He got his PhD degree from the University of Innsbruck, Austria and completed Post Doctorate Chinese Academy of Science, China. He is the author of a number of research articles published in reputable research journals, book chapters and technical reports. He is the editor and reviewer of a number of Chemistry research journals. He has been among the organizers of national and international conferences and presented his research work in national and international forums in different countries. He is an HEC and IRTC approved supervisor for research scholars and students at graduate and undergraduate level. His research achievements/contributions are internationally acknowledged, highly applicable and have long lasting impacts in the industrial sector. His established protocols/techniques are being used in national, international pharmaceutical/chemical industries for the quality control of different materials, products and for R&D activities. Based on his research work he has been awarded OEAD visiting researcher fellowship, Austria 2022, Ernst-Mach Award, Austria 2018 and 2019, Chinese Academy of Science Fellowship for Postdoctoral Scholars from Developing Countries Award, China in 2014, Research Productivity Award by the Pakistan Council of Science and Technology, Pakistan in 2012, HEC-OEAD scholarships for PhD studies in Austria, and Productive Scientist of Pakistan.


DR. ERDAL YABALAL
(Director)

Erdal Yabalak has been Assoc. Prof. of Chemistry since 2019 and currently works in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Processing Technology and the Department of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials at Mersin University Turkey. He received his BSc (Chemistry) from Mersin University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Chemistry in 2008, and his MSc and PhD degrees from Mersin University, Institute of Science and Technology, Department of Chemistry, in 2011 and 2015, respectively. He was a research assistant between 2008 and 2015 and a Dr. research assistant between 2015 and 2019. His research areas include extraction, solubility degradation, and synthesis in sub/supercritical fluids medium. Also, chromatography, degradation of water pollutants and hazardous materials, water purification, environmental and analytical chemistry, biochar/ hydrochar production and utilization, and nanotechnology, as well as analysis of the chemical contents of endemic plants and determination of phytochemicals, antioxidants and other bioactive compounds  are his research interests.


IZAZ UL ISLAM

(Managing Director)

Mr. Izaz Ul Islam, founder and managing director of IM Group of Researchers is passionate researcher and lecturer in Chemistry at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Technical and Vocational Training Authority, With a strong foundation in analytical chemistry, Izaz Ul Islam brings forth a wealth of experience in the synthesis of green adsorbents from natural and agricultural waste materials. His research endeavors focus on addressing pressing environmental challenges such as wastewater treatment, heavy metal removal, and air purification. Backed by a solid academic background from GPGC Mardan and Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Izaz Ul Islam’s expertise lies in the fabrication and characterization of innovative materials, including stimuli-responsive polymers and magnetic composites for drug delivery systems. His contributions to the field are evident through his publications in reputable international peer-reviewed journals.

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AQSA IQBAL

(Assistant Director)

Ms. Aqsa Iqbal, Assistant Director of IM Group of Researchers, has completed her M.Sc. in analytical chemistry from the School of Chemistry, University of the Punjab, Lahore and her M.Phil. in chemistry from the University of Okara. Her research interests lie in the development of novel treatment methods and technologies for effectively removing pollutants and contaminants from wastewater. Her publication areas include nanohybrid batteries, MXenes in energy storage applications, nanosensors for environmental samples, polymers recycling, organic contaminants in food and wastewater treatment.  She has the honor of developing website for this organization. Currently, she is serving as lecturer chemistry in University of Okara.

CO-FOUNDERS & TEAM LEADS


SADIA BANO

Dr. Sadia Bano is the Co-founder and Team Leader of IM Group of Researchers. She completed her PhD in chemistry from Lahore College for Women University. Her research interests primarily focus on separation processes, particularly membrane technology, and the mitigation of environmental pollutants. Additionally, she serves as a member of the organizing committee within the group. Dr. Sadia Bano has recently been awarded the Best Group Leader Award by IM Group of Researchers.

Mushtaq Ahmad

MUSHTAQ AHMAD

Mr. Mushtaq Ahmad is the Co-founder and Team Leader of IM Group of Researchers. He completed his bachelor’s degree in analytical chemistry from Government Post Graduate College Mardan in 2022. His research expertise lies in wastewater treatment, fabrication of green adsorbents, removal of heavy metals, renewable energy resources, and batteries. He has two research publications at the bachelor’s level in international peer-reviewed journals, and two articles are currently under revision. He has been awarded the Best Group Leader Award by IM Group of Researchers. Currently, he is pursuing an MS degree in Chemistry from Tianjin University, China.


FAIZAN WASEEM BUTT

Mr. Faizan Waseem Butt is the Co-founder and Team Leader of IM Group of Researchers. He completed his M.Phil. from GCU, Lahore. Currently, he is working as a lecturer in HED, Punjab. Mr. Faizan is known for his active and devoted participation within the IM Group of Researchers. He has been nominated for the Best Author Award by the IM Group of Researchers.

Atir

ATIR NAEEM QURASHI

Mr. Atir Naeem Qurashi is a Team Lead, Host and Website Manager (SEO & Content Development) at  IM Group of Researchers. He completed his Bachelors in Analytical Chemistry from FUUAST Karachi & M.Phil. Chemistry from The IUB, Bahawalpur. He is a skilled laboratory operator with hands on working experience in various analytical techniques and instrumentation. His research is focused on Gold Nanoparticles functionalized with polymer as efficient Colorimetric Sensors (Chemosensor) for Pharmaceutical and Environmental samples. He has worked as Quality Assurance Officer in Multinational Pharmaceutical Companies (Pfizer Inc. & Abbott Laboratories). Currently, he is working as an Educator at SED, Punjab & part time as Science Communicator. Mr. Atir Naeem Qurashi is known for his active and devoted participation within the IM Group of Researchers. 


SAFIA KHAN

Ms. Safia Khan has been involved in hosting conferences and webinars for IM Group of Researchers. She is an active member of the group and also serves as a member of the organizing committee. Currently, Safia is pursuing her M.Phil. in inorganic chemistry from Benazir Bhutto Women’s University, Peshawar. Her research expertise lies in chitosan-based hydrogels for biomedical applications and charcoal nano membranes.

Kashaf

KASHAF SEHAR RANA

Ms. Kashaf Sehar Rana is currently doing PhD in Chemistry from East China University of Science and technology, Shanghai and she is International Student Ambassador of ECUST. Completed Masters from Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad and Bachelor from Government College University Faisalabad. GCUF awarded her with gold medal for being the highest achiever of the session 2015-19.
Her research is focused on materials chemistry and environmental applications.

Naqshe Zuhra

NAQSHE ZUHRA

Ms. Naqshe Zuhra, a distinguished Environmental Scientist and Researcher with a prestigious B.Sc. (Hons.) in Environmental Sciences and a Bronze Medallist. With a stellar international research background, including notable contributions at TH KOLN University of Applied Sciences, Germany, and active participation in global forums such as the Annual Meeting of South Asian Nitrogen Hub in Maldives and the Nitrogen Workshop in Spain. Her commitment to shaping a sustainable future is evident through her passion for optimizing nutrient utilization and minimizing environmental impact. As a World Bank Youth Summit 2023 delegate, she not only completed the Environmental & Social Framework Training but also organized a World Bank training workshop at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad. A dedicated educator, Ms. Zuhra is devoted to nurturing bright minds for a greener tomorrow.

Dr. Sara Janiad

DR. SARA JANIAD

Dr. Sara Janiad is working as a Lecturer in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, The Women University Multan, Pakistan. She has strong information in Microbiology techniques related to the selection and screening of microbes including bacteria, cyanobacteria, and microalgae, sensitivity testing, vibrant in the field of biofuel production (Biodiesel, bio-hydrogen, bioethanol) from cyanobacteria and microalgae, experience in the field of Bioinformatics and Bio-statistical analysis. She has completed her PhD in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, from The Institute of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of the Punjab. She worked as a guest researcher at the Angstrom Laboratory, Uppsala University, Sweden. She has been a core member of SciFest-2017- Uppsala University Sweden. She received the Best Oral Presentation Award at the 11th Biennial Conference on Molecular Biosciences- Challenges and Opportunities (2013). She is working as an Associate and Managing Editor of The Journal of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics; Assistant Director of QEC (Quality Enhancement Cell), and Assistant Director of ORIC (Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization), The Women University Multan, Pakistan.

 


SAFIA KHAN

Ms. Safia Khan has been involved in hosting conferences and webinars for IM Group of Researchers. She is an active member of the group and also serves as a member of the organizing committee. Currently, Safia is pursuing her M.Phil. in inorganic chemistry from Benazir Bhutto Women’s University, Peshawar. Her research expertise lies in chitosan-based hydrogels for biomedical applications and charcoal nano membranes.

Kashaf

KASHAF SEHAR RANA

Ms. Kashaf Sehar Rana is currently doing PhD in Chemistry from East China University of Science and technology, Shanghai and she is International Student Ambassador of ECUST. Completed Masters from Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad and Bachelor from Government College University Faisalabad. GCUF awarded her with gold medal for being the highest achiever of the session 2015-19.
Her research is focused on materials chemistry and environmental applications.

Haleema

HALEEMA BIBI

Haleema Bibi, a dedicated Ph.D. scholar in Chemistry, holds a BS and M.Phil. from Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan. Her expertise lies in researching nanoparticles, nanocomposites, and nanohybrids, showcased through various projects. Engaged in effective research strategies, she participated in various programs and secured certificates in diverse international conferences, symposiums and seminars. Haleema’s commitment extends beyond academia, with professional experience in teaching, chemical analysis at medical labs and the pharmaceutical industry, where she gained valuable experience. Her extensive training, including advanced courses and workshops, spans fields from nanotechnology to leadership skills. A recipient of numerous awards for leadership, coaching, stress management, public speaking, creative writing and project planning. Haleema exemplifies excellence in both academic and extracurricular pursuits. Currently pursuing a Ph.D. with a focus on polyphenol extraction and drug delivery. Haleema is poised to make significant contributions to the scientific community.

Hajira

HAJIRA MAHMOOD

Ms Hajira Mahmood Ph.D Chemistry Scholar. She has completed BS In Applied Chemistry From GCUF and her Research topic was “A brief report on green natural dyes based on color index”. She completed her MPhil in Analytical Chemistry from GCUF with thesis title “Method development for the determination of Amino acids from hair samples using Ion exchange chromatography” under the Supervision of Prof Dr. Abdullah Ijaz Hussain. She will detail Results shortly in a paper for publications. Her other publications related to computational Chemistry, Graphene composites & plants related are also in processing. Her areas of expertise include materials synthesis techniques, conducting research using equipment such as the Thermo Fisher Scientific 8R centrifuge, Vortex mixer, pH conductivity TDS meter, heating incubator, Memmert thermal oven, digital thermostatic water bath, 850-type auto sampler, and analyzing data from amino acid analyzers. Currently she is doing Ph.D in Chemistry again from GCUF and here her Area of interest is extraction of polyphenols from natural sources, optimization of parameters, Nanoparticles, Nano encapsulation & Targeted Drug delivery. Other than that she attended many seminars, Webinars & conferences both in physical and online mode. Recently she gained 2-Day Hands on training/workshop organized by “Nano-Materials & Bio sensing Research Center (NBRC), Department of physics, GCUF.

Website Developer

Aqsa Iqbal, Assistant Director, IM Group of Researchers