Monday, November 20, 2017
Nanobiotechnology

(Group Leader)

Dr. Waheed S. Khan

Principal Scientist


Team Members

 

PhD Scholars/M.Phil Students

  • Ms. Khizra Bano                              (PhD Scholar)
  • Ms. Mehvish Zahoor                    (PhD Scholar)
  • Ms. Anam Munawar                    (PhD Scholar)
  • Mr. Maqsood ur Rehman          (PhD Scholar)
  • Mr. M. Shafique                               (PhD Scholar)
  • Mr. Malik Ihsan Ullah Khan     (PhD Scholar)
  • Mr. Rizwan Younis                        (M.Phil Student)
  • Ms. Kanwal                                        (M.Phil Student)
  • Mr. Usama Marghoob                (M.Phil Student)

 

Technical/Scientific Staff

  • Mr. M. Ehsan Mahmood              (SA-1)
  • Muhammad Farooq                        (SA-1)
  • Nazeer Ahmad                                   (SA-III)

 

Objective of Nanobiotech Group (NBT)

“Development of multifarious novel nanostructured materials for exploring their potential applications mainly in the areas of environment, health, industry, agriculture through the optimal use of highly sophisticated research facilities and immensely experienced manpower available at our prestigious institute NIBGE exploiting our national/international collaborative contacts.”

 

Over the past two decades, nanotechnology has emerged as the steadily growing area of science and technology which deals with manipulation of matter at nanometer (10-9m) scale. Nanobiotechnology refers to the use of nanotechnological approaches for studying the biological systems. The main objective of multipurpose research of Nanobiotech Group (NBT) at NIBGE is to develop new, facile & efficient strategies for the synthesis of  metal- , semiconductor-, alloy-, porous, composite-based nanostructured materials with useful novel morphologies and subsequently explore their potential applications in diversified areas such as drug/gene delivery, chemical & biosensors, antibacterial/antiviral agents, forensics (finger prints development), environmental remediation, optoelectronics, light emitting devices (photoluminescence), energy storage (hydrogen absorption), heavy metals removal, etc. Our focused nanomaterials are group-II metals (Zn. Cd); Transition metals like Gold (Au), Silver (Ag), Platinum (Pt),  Paladium (Pd), Iron (Fe), Nickel (Ni); Selenium (Se); Oxide based semiconductors such as Zinc Oxide (ZnO), Cadmium Oxide (CdO), Tin Oxide (SnO2), Titanium Oxide (TiO2),; Chalcogenide semiconductor such as Zinc Selenide (ZnSe), Zinc Sulphide (ZnS), Zinc telluride (ZnTe), Cadmium Selenide (CdSe), Tin Selenide (SnSe), Cadmium Telluride (CdTe), polymers for porous structures, molecularly imprinting polymers (MIP) for biosensors, drug discovery, catalysis, antibody receptors, etc. NBT has developed several synthesis techniques leading to the preparation of nanomaterials with various interesting morphologies like nanoparticles, nanocontainers nanowires, nanosheets, nanotowers, nanofibers, nanorods, nanocups, nanocrystals, polymer beads, monoliths, etc.

 There are four sections of Nanobiotechnology Research Group which are described below:

          1-     Nanostructured Functional Materials

          2-     Drug Delivery and Bioimaging

          3-     Nanoporous and Polymeric Materials

          4-     Development of Nanomaterials based Miniaturized Sensors

Salient Facilities:

Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope, Scanning Probe Microscope, Surface Area Analyzer and Porosimetry System, Pycnometer, Ultramicrotome, Sputter Coater, Dynamic Light Scattering (Zetasizer Nano), Particle Size Distribution Analyzer, Ultracentrifuge, FTNIR etc.

 

Support:

The research work is succeeded by grants from the following agencies:

  • Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of Pakistan
  • International Foundation of Science (IFS), Sweden