Dr. Irshad Hussain has recently joined US-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCAS-E) at UET, Peshawar, as a Professor of Renewable Energy Systems, while on sabbatical leave from LUMS for one year. His major role would be to promote research culture at USPCAS-EP, mentor young faculty members and graduate students, develop networking and help organize National and International Conferences.
Dr. Hussain is among the founding members of SBA School of Science & Engineering (SBASSE) and has played a key role to lead the development of Chemistry Department at LUMS. He has led the Chemistry department during 2010-2016 at SBASSE that has emerged as the most prominent school in the region to bring a paradigm shift in Science & Engineering Education. Approx. 40% of SBASSE graduating BS students are offered fully funded graduate admission offers from the world best institutions including Harvard, MIT, UC Berkeley, Princeton, Yale, Chicago, Cornell, Rice, Cambridge, Oxford, UIUC and CMU etc., a phenomenon not much common in Pakistan before, and this ratio over 90 % for Chemistry undergraduate majors interested in higher studies. Prior to joining LUMS, Dr. Hussain spearheaded research and development program in Nanobiotechnology at National Institute for Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Faisalabad, and developed a Nanotech group/facility that is now one among the few most productive Nanotech groups in Pakistan. He has published over 70 research articles in prominent journals including Nat Mater, Science Advances, Angew Chem Int Edit, Adv Mater, J Am Chem Soc, Small, Chem Commun, Langmuir and Nanoscale etc. Dr. Hussain has developed several effective research collaborations with the leading nanotechnology/nanomaterials groups in USA, Europe, China, Saudi Arabia (KAUST) and several National Institutions in Pakistan. Dr. Hussain has got several competitive National/International research grants to explore the applications of metal nanoparticles/nanoclusters in renewable energy technologies, water, environment and biomedical sciences. Dr. Hussain has also served as the Chair of National Nanotech Experts Panel at Pakistan Council for Science & Technology and was awarded Gold Medals in Chemistry by Pakistan Academy of Sciences in 2007 (Prof. Atta-ur-Rehman Gold Medal in Chemistry) & 2014 (PAS Gold Medal in Chemistry)
Academic Program: Renewable Energy Systems
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