Departmental Publications

Journal Articles


Year: 2018


bullet_blue.jpg Syed Kazmi, Zahoor Awan , Saud Hashmi “Simulation Study of Ionic Liquid Utilization for Desulfurization of Model Gasoline” Iranian Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.  (2018) (In Press) I.F: 1.01.

bullet_blue.jpg Zahoor Awan , Zafar Khan Ghouri , Saud Hashmi, “Influence of Ag nanoparticles on state of the art MnO2 nanorods performance as an electrocatalyst for lithium air batteries” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 43 (2018) 2930 -2942. I.F: 4.23.

bullet_blue.jpg B.Kazmi, A.Zahoor, H.Saud, “Desulfurization of the dibenzothiophene (DBT) by using imidazolium-based ionic liquids (Ils) ”Materials Physics and Chemistry 1 (2) (2018).

bullet_blue.jpg S.Hashmi, A.Zahoor, Z.K.Ghouri, “Thermo-Rheological Complexity of Novel Branch Polyethylene Synthesized by High Performance Bulky α-Diimine Nickel (II) Catalysts” Materials Focus 7 (4)(2018), 573-581.

bullet_blue.jpg Syed Mohammad Bilal Kazmi , Dr Zahoor ul Hussain Awan , Dr Saud Hashmi,” Viability of Shale Gas and CO2 Removal using 1- Butyl-3-Methylimidazolium Tetrafluoroborate” International Journal of Innovative Science and Research Technology (2018) ISSN No:-2456-2165, Volume 3, Issue 5, May – 2018.

bullet_blue.jpg Zahoor Awan, Zafar Khan Ghouri, Hashmi S , “Influence of Ag nanoparticles on state of the art MnO 2 nanorods performance as an electrocatalyst for lithium air batteries” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Available online 4 January 2018. In press.  IF: 3.582


Year: 2017


bullet_blue.jpg K. Ramachandran, Awan Zahoor, T. Raj Kumar, Kee Suk Nahmb,A. Balasubramani, G. Gnana Kumar “MnO2 nanorods grown NGNF nanocomposites for the application of highly sensitive and selective electrochemical detection of hydrogen peroxide” Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry 46 (2017) 19–27. I.F: 4.17. 

bullet_blue.jpg Maria Christy, Anupriya Arul, Awan Zahoor, Kwang Uk Moon, Mi Young Oh, A. Manuel Stephan, Kee Suk Nahm “Role of solvents on the oxygen reduction and evolution of rechargeable Li-O2 battery” Journal of Power Sources 342 (2017) 825-835. I.F: 6.33

bullet_blue.jpg Mohammad Vatankhah-VarnoosfaderaniHashmi SFlorian J. Stadler, Amin GhavamiNejad ” Mussel-inspired 3D networks with stiff-irreversible or soft-reversible characteristics - It's all a matter of solvent” Polymer Testing, Volume 62, Pages 96-101, Available Online June 2017 IF: 2.24

bullet_blue.jpg Raza F, Yim DB, Park JH, Kim HI, Jeon SJ, and Kim JH*, J. Am. Chem. Soc.,,“Structuring Pd Nanoparticles on 2H-WS2 Nanosheets Induces Extraordinary Photocatalytic Activity under Visible Light”, 2017, 139, 14767–14774


Year: 2016


bullet_blue.jpg Awan Zahoor, Maria Christy, Yongbin Kim, Anupriya Arul, Yun Sung Lee, Kee Suk Nahm “Carbon/titanium oxide supported bimetallic platinum/iridium nanocomposites as bifunctional electrocatalysts for lithium-air batteries”. J Solid State Electrochem(2016) DOI 10.1007/s10008-016-3134-6. I.F: 2.234 

bullet_blue.jpg Hosaeng Jang, Awan Zahoor, Yongbin Kim, Maria Christy, Mi Young Oh, Vanchiappan Aravindan, Yun Sung Lee,, Kee Suk Nahm “Tailoring three dimensional α–MnO2/RuO2 hybrid nanostructure as prospective bifunctional catalyst for Li–O2 batteries” Electrochimica Acta 212 (2016) 701–709. I.F: 4.504 

bullet_blue.jpg Kaliyamoorthy Justice Babu, Awan Zahoor, Kee Suk Nahm, Md. Abdul Aziz, Periasamy Vengadeshe and Georgepeter Gnana Kumar “Manganese dioxide–vulcan carbon@silver nanocomposites for the application of highly sensitive and selective hydrazine sensors” New Journal of Chemistry DOI: 10.1039/c6nj00268d -2016. I.F: 3.27.

bullet_blue.jpg Hashmi S, GhavamiNejad A, Mohammad Vatankhah-Varnoosfaderani, Florian J. Stadler “Effect of H2O and reduced graphene oxide on the structure and rheology of self-healing, stimuli responsive catecholic gels” Rheologica Acta, Volume 55, Page 163-176, January 2016 IF: 1.8

bullet_blue.jpg Raza F, Park JH, Lee HR, Kim HI, Jeon SJ and Kim JH*, ACS Catalysis,“Visible-Light-Driven Oxidative Coupling Reactions of Amines by Photoactive WS2 Nanosheets”, 2016, 6, 2754-275

bullet_blue.jpg Lee HR, Park JH, Raza F, Yim DB, Jeon SJ, Kim HI, Bong, KW and Kim JH*,“Photoactive WS2 nanosheets bearing plasmonic nanoparticles for visible light-driven reduction of nitrophenol”, Chemical Communications, 2016, 52, 6150-6153

bullet_blue.jpg Park JH, Raza F, Jeon SJ, Yim DB, Kim HI, Kang TW and, Kim JH*,“Oxygen-mediated formation of MoSx-doped hollow carbon dots for visible light-driven photocatalysis”, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2016, 4, 14796-14803

bullet_blue.jpg Jeon SJ, Kang TW, Ju JM, Kim MJ, Park JH, Raza F and Kim H*,“Modulating the Photocatalytic Activity of Graphene Quantum Dots via Atomic Tailoring for Highly Enhanced Photocatalysis under Visible Light”, Advanced Functional Materials, 2016, 26, 8211-8219


Year: 2015


bullet_blue.jpg Awan Zahoor, Maria Christy, Yongbin Kim, Anupriya Arul, Yun Sung Lee, Kee Suk Nahm “Carbon/titanium oxide supported bimetallic platinum/iridium nanocomposites as bifunctional electrocatalysts for lithium-air batteries”. J Solid State Electrochem (2015) DOI 10.1007/s10008-016-3134-6. I.F: 2.234.

bullet_blue.jpg Awan Zahoor, Maria Christy, Yunju Hwang, Yun Sung Lee, Kee Suk Nahm “Increasing the reversibility of Li–O2 batteries with MnO2 grown on GNF as bifunctional catalysts for oxygen reduction in the air cathode” Electrochimica Acta 157 (2015) 299–306 . I.F: 4.086 

bullet_blue.jpg Ho Saeng Jang, Awan Zahoor, Maria Christy, Kee Suk Nahm “Sea urchin shaped α-MnO2/RuO2 mixed oxides nanostructure as promising air cathode catalyst for lithium air battery” Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 162 (3) A300-A307 (2015).I.F: 2.859 

bullet_blue.jpg Zafar Khan Ghouri, M. Shaheer Akhtar, Awan Zahoor, Nasser A.M. Barakat, Weidong Han, Mira Park, Bishweshwar Pant, Prem Singh Saud, Cho Hye Lee, Hak Yong Kim “High-efficiency super capacitors based on hetero-structured α–MnO2 nanorods” Journal of Alloys and Compounds 642 (2015) 210–215. I.F: 2.7.

bullet_blue.jpg Hashmi SMohammad Vatankhah-VarnoosfaderaniAmin GhavamiNejadFrancis O. Obiweluozor,Bing Du,Florian J. Stadler,” Self-associations and temperature dependence of aqueous solutions of zwitterionically modified N-isopropylacrylamide copolymers”, Rheologica Acta, Volume 54, Issue 6, Page 501-516, june 2015 IF: 1.8. 

bullet_blue.jpg Mohammad Vatankhah-Varnoosfaderani,Amin GhavamiNejad,Hashmi S,Florian J. Stadler “Hydrogen Bonding in Aprotic Solvents, a New Strategy for Gelation of Bioinspired Catecholic Copolymers with N –Isopropylamide”,Macromolecular Rapid Communication, Volume 36, Issue 5, pages 447–452, March 2015 IF: 4.6.

bullet_blue.jpg Hashmi S, GhavamiNejad A, Stadler FJ,” Oscillations in modulus in solutions of graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide with grafted poly-N-isopropylamide”,Soft Matter, 2015,11, 1315-1325 IF: 4.2


Year: 2014


bullet_blue.jpg Awan Zahoor, Maria Christy, Yun Ju Hwang, Yi Rang Lim, Pil Kim, Kee Suk Nahm, “Improved electrocatalytic activity of carbon materials by nitrogen doping” Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 147 (2014) 633– 641.I.F: 6.007

bullet_blue.jpg G. Gnana Kumar, Zahoor Awan, Kee Suk Nahm, J. Stanley Xavier “Nanotubular MnO2/graphene oxide composites for the application of open air-breathing cathode microbial fuel cells” Biosensors and Bioelectronics 53 (2014) 528–534. I.F: 6.45

bullet_blue.jpg K. Justice Babu, Awan Zahoor, Kee Suk Nahm,  R. Ramachandran,  M. A. Jothi Rajan,  G. Gnana kumar “The influence of shape and structure of MnO2 nanomaterials over the non-enzymatic sensing ability of hydrogen peroxide” J Nanopart Res (2014) 16:2250. I.F: 2.27 

bullet_blue.jpg Awan Zahoor, Ho Saeng Jang, Jeong Suk Jeon, Maria Christy, Yun Ju Hwang, Kee Suk Nahm “Comparative study of nanostructured α and δ-MnO2 for lithium oxygen battery application”  RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 8973. I.F: 3.708 

bullet_blue.jpg Awan Zahoor, Jeong Suk Jeon, Ho Saeng Jang, Maria Christy, Kee Suk Nahm “Mechanistic Study on Phase and Morphology Conversion of MnO2 Nanostructures Grown by Controlled Hydrothermal Synthesis” Science of Advanced Materials Vol. 6, pp. 2712–2723, 2014. I.F: 2.908 

bullet_blue.jpg G. Gnana Kumar , Hashmi S, C. Karthikeyan, Amin GhavamiNejad, Mohammad Vatankhah-Varnoosfaderani, Florian J. Stadler, “Carbonaceous nanocomposite hydrogels – versatile building blocks for microbial fuel cell applications”,Macromolecular Rapid Communication,Volume 35, Issue 21, pages 1861–1865, November 2014 IF: 4.6

bullet_blue.jpg Hashmi S, GhavamiNejad A,  Mohammad Vatankhah-Varnoosfaderani, Florian J. Stadler,” Network formation in graphene oxide composites with surface grafted PNIPAM chains in aqueous solution characterized by rheological experiments”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2014,16, 8675-8685. IF: 3.8

bullet_blue.jpg Francis O. Obiweluozor, Amin GhavamiNejad, Hashmi S, Mohammad Vatankhah-Varnoosfaderaniand, Florian J. Stadler, “A NIPAM–Zwitterion Copolymer: Rheological Interpretation of the Specific Ion Effect on the LCST”, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/macp.201300778. IF: 2.3

bullet_blue.jpg Mohammad Vatankhah-Varnoosfaderani, Hashmi S, Amin GhavamiNejad, Florian J. Stadler, “Rapid Self-Healing and Triple Stimuli Responsiveness of a Supramolecular Polymer Gel Based on Boron-Catechol Interactions in a Novel Water-Soluble Mussel-Inspired Copolymer”, Polym. Chem., 2014,5, 512-523  IF: 5.4

bullet_blue.jpg Park JH(First Co-Author), Raza F(First Co-Author), Jeon, SJ, Kim HI, Kang TW, Yim DB, and Kim JH*  Tetrahedron Letters, “Recyclable N-heterocyclic carbene/palladium catalyst on graphene oxide for the aqueousphase Suzuki reaction”, 2014, 55, 3426-3430


Year: 2013


bullet_blue.jpg Mohammad-Vatankhah-Varnoosfaderani, Amin GhavamiNejad, Hashmi S, Florian J. Stadler “Mussel-Inspired pH-triggered Reversible Foamed Gel – the Surprising Effect of Water”, Chemical Communications 2013, 49, 41, 4685-4687. IF: 6.3


Year: 2012


bullet_blue.jpg Awan Zahoor, Maria Christy, Yun Ju Hwang, and Kee Suk Nahm “Lithium Air Battery: Alternate Energy Resource for the Future” Journal of Electrochemical Science and Technology Vol. 3, No. 1, 2012, 14-23. (http://dx.doi.org/10.5229/JECST.2012.3.1.14)

bullet_blue.jpg Hashmi S, Obiweluozor F, GhavamiNejad A, Vatankhah-Varnoosfaderani M, Stadler FJ, "On-line Observation of Hydrogels during Swelling and LCST-induced changes", Korea-Australia Rheology Journal, 2012, 24, 3, 191-198. IF:1.2

bullet_blue.jpg Hashmi S, GhavamiNejad A, Obiweluozor F, Vatankhah-Varnoosfaderani M, Stadler FJ, "Supramolecular Interaction Controlled Diffusion Mechanism and Improved Mechanical Behavior of Hybrid Hydrogel Systems of Zwitterions and CNT", Macromolecules2012, 45 (24),pp 9804–9815. IF: 5.5


Conference Articles


Year: 2017


bullet_blue.jpg Hashmi S, Stadler FJ,  GhavamiNejad A, Vatankhah-Varnoosfaderani M , " Rheology of dopamine containing polymers ", ANNUAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE NORDIC RHEOLOGY SOCIETY, VOL. 25, 2017.


Year: 2016


bullet_blue.jpg Raza F,“Photocatalysis Consisting of WS2 Nanosheets and Pd  Nanopaticles for Visible Light Photocatalysis”, Poster presentation in 2106 KSIEC Fall Meeting, 26~28 Oct. 2016, ICC Jeju, Korea.

bullet_blue.jpg Raza F,“Photocatalyzed Oxidative Coupling of Primary Amines to Imines over WS2 Nanosheets”, Poster presentation in 2016 Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers, 27~29 Apr.,2016,Busan BEXCO Convection Center, Korea.

bullet_blue.jpg Raza F “Monolayer WS2 Nanosheets for Photocatalyzed Oxidative Coupling of Amines to Imines “,Poster presentation in The 3rd Muju International Winter School Serise, 17~21 Jan. 2016, Muju Deogyunsan Resort, Korea


Year: 2015


bullet_blue.jpg Raza F “Photoactive WS2 Nanosheets for Oxidative Coupling of Primary Amines to Imines”, Poster presentation in 2105 KSIEC Fall Meeting, 4~6 Nov. 2015, ICC Jeju, Korea.

Year: 2014


bullet_blue.jpg Awan Zahoor, Jeong Sook Jeon, Pil Kim, Kee Suk Nahm “Improved   lithium–O2 battery performance by the addition of Pd nanoparticles on the MnO2 bifunctional catalyst” Korean Electrochemical Society Conference April  10-11, 2014,  Republic of Korea [Oral Presentation]

bullet_blue.jpg Hashmi S ,Amin GhavamiNejad, Mohammad Vatankhah- Varnoosfaderani, F J Stadler “Rheochaos and Liquid-Solid Transition in PNIPAM-GO composites in aqueous solution”  Aspen Winter Conference 2014, Active Fluids: Bridging Complex Fluids and Biofluids, Aspen, USA, 2014.

bullet_blue.jpg Saud Hashmi, Florian J. Stadler, M. Vatankhah Varnoosfaderani, A. GhavamiNejad, ,” NIPAM-based polymers with dopamine-functionalities – versatile building blocks for self-healing hydro- and organogels with tunable rheological properties”. Annual European Rheology Conference 2014, Karlsruhe, 2014.

bullet_blue.jpg Hashmi S, F J Stadler, M Vatankhah-Varnoosfaderani, A GhavamiNejad, ,” Rheology and structure of catechol-containing hydrogels and organogels”.2014 Rheology Symposium on Complex Fluids, Shanghai Jiaotong University, 2014.

 bullet_blue.jpg Hashmi S F J Stadler, M Vatankhah-Varnoosfaderani, A GhavamiNejad, , S G Chen,” Catechol-containing Hydrogels -a Promising Platform for Tailored, Stimuli-responsive Hydro- and Organogels”. International Forum of Biomedical Materials, Hangzhou, 2014.


Year: 2013


bullet_blue.jpg Raza F,” Graphene Oxide-Based Robust Pd catalyst for C-C coupling reaction”,Poster presentation in 2103 MRS Fall Meeting, 1~6 Dec. 2013, Massachusetts Boston, USA

bullet_blue.jpgAwan Zahoor, Jeong Sook Jeon, Maria Christy, Yun Ju Hwang, Kee SukNahm “α-MnO2 nanorods decorated with Ag nanoparticles as a Bifunctional Catalyst”    Electrochemical Society Electrochemical energy summit  October 27-November 1,2013, San Francisco USA.

bullet_blue.jpg Awan Zahoor, Maria Christy, Jeong Suk Jeon, Ho Saeng Jang, Kee Suk Nahm “Electrochemical study on nitrogen doped carbon cathode catalysts for lithium air batteries” International Lithium air battery symposium October 2013 Republic of Korea. [Achievement: Best Poster award]. 

bullet_blue.jpg Awan Zahoor, Maria Christy, Jeong Suk Jeon, Ho Saeng Jang, Kee Suk Nahm “Comparative study on catalytic activity of α– and δ– MnO2 nanomaterials for lithium air battery applications” International Lithium air battery symposium October 2013 Republic of Korea. 

bullet_blue.jpg Awan Zahoor, Jeong Sook Jeon, Maria Christy, Yun Ju Hwang, Kee Suk Nahm “Enhanced electrocatalytic activity for Oxygen reduction of MnO2 based nanostructures as catalysts in alkaline media” Polymer batteries and Fuel Cells Conference June 2013 Germany. 

bullet_blue.jpg Awan Zahoor, Maria Christy ,Jeong Sook Jeo,  Ho Saeng Jang, Kee Suk Nahm “Metal oxide based  catalyst for lithium air batteries”  Korean Electrochemical Society Conference April 2013 Republic of Korea. 

bullet_blue.jpg Saud Hashmi, Amin GhavamiNejad, , Francis Obiweluozor, Mohammad Vatankhah-Varnoosfaderani, F J Stadler,” Supramolecular Gels Reinforced by Reduced Graphene Oxide”. POLYCHAR 21 World Forum on Advanced Materials, Gwangju, Republic of KOREA, 2013.

bullet_blue.jpg Saud Hashmi, Amin GhavamiNejad, Francis Obiweluozor, Mohammad Vatankhah-Varnoosfaderani, F J Stadler,” Supramolecular pH-triggered Reversible Foamed Gel - the Surprising Effect of Water”. POLYCHAR 21 World Forum on Advanced Materials, Gwangju, Republic of KOREA, 2013.

bullet_blue.jpg Saud Hashmi, Amin GhavamiNejad, Mohammad Vatankhah-Varnoosfaderani, F J Stadler,” Rheological Active Self-associating Supramolecular System of NIPAM-based Zwitterion Copolymer Solutions”. Annual European Rheology Conference, Leuven, Belgium, 2013.

bullet_blue.jpg Saud Hashmi, F J Stadler, Mohammad Vatankhah-Varnoosfaderani, ,Amin GhavamiNejad,” Hydrogen bonding, a new strategy for gelation of bio-inspired catecholic polymers”. KSR Fall Meeting, Daegu, Korea, 2013.


Year: 2012


bullet_blue.jpg Awan Zahoor, Maria Christy, Yun Ju Hwang, Jae Min Choi, Kee Suk  Nahm “Mesoporous Nitrogen doped Carbon as cathode materials for high capacity lithium-air batteries” Electrochemical Society PRiME October 7-12, 2012, Hawaii, USA. 

bullet_blue.jpg Awan Zahoor, Maria Christy, Yun Ju Hwang, Kee Suk Nahm “Novel electrocatalysts for air cathodes in lithium air batteries” International Lithium air battery symposium October 2012 Republic of Korea. 

bullet_blue.jpg Saud Hashmi, Francis Obiweluozor, Amin GhavamiNejad, Mohammad Vatankhah-Varnoosfaderani, Florian J. Stadler,” Understanding the Swelling and Rheological Properties of NIPAM-Based Hydrogels Containing Zwitterions and MWCNTs”. Meeting of the Korean Society of Rheology, Seoul, 2012