I obtained my undergraduate degree from the University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan where I was studying in the Institute of Chemistry. My PhD is from the Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan with one year split research work in Philipps University of Marburg, Germany. The research was focused on the synthesis and self-assembly of metal nanoparticles/nanomaterials to fabricate nanostructures using various templates for a variety of applications especially in the field of bio-medicines and electronics.
After the completion of my PhD, I was appointed as Assistant professor in the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering at the Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), Nilore, Islamabad, Pakistan, where I had served for almost one year. After this, I undertook a postdoctoral position (Alexander von Humboldt fellowship) in the Biophotonics group at Philipps University of Marburg, Germany, working with Prof. Dr Wolfgang J Parak. My postdoctoral project was related to the synthesis of polyelectrolyte micro-capsules and checking the interaction of a variety of nano/micro materials with cell lines.
I joined the University of Liverpool to undertake a Marie Curie Fellowship in collaboration with Dr Raphaël Lévy. My project will investigate the development of multimodal preclinical imaging probes to evaluate the safety and efficacy of regenerative medicine therapies.
- Marie Curie Individual Fellowship (Competitive Fellowship, European Commission 2016)
- Humboldt Research Fellowship (Competitive Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation 2014)