Muhammad Zaheer is a dedicated faculty member at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), where he strives to make a positive impact in the field of catalysis, sustainable chemistry and materials. 

Prof. Zaheer's research focuses on the discovery and development of advanced functional materials, particularly metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and derived materials, for sustainable synthesis, renewable energy and environmental remediation. His expertise encompasses a range of sophisticated spectroscopic and analytical techniques, including IR, UV-VIS, NMR, XPS, and gas adsorption, allowing him to explore the intricacies of structure-property relationships.

As an Assistant Professor at LUMS, Prof. Zaheer is deeply committed to the academic growth and success of his students. He takes great pride in mentoring and supervising research students at various levels, contributing to their development as aspiring researchers.

Beyond his academic pursuits, Prof. Zaheer actively contributes to fostering a safe research environment. For five years, he led the Departmental Safety Committee, making significant strides in promoting safety awareness through the creation of safety manuals, quizzes, and biannual safety seminars.

His dedication to scientific outreach is evident through his initiative in founding the International Student Chapter of the American Chemical Society at LUMS. By participating in prestigious science festivals like the Lahore Science Mela, he effectively demonstrates the practical applications of chemistry and introduces the wonders of the nanoworld to the wider public.

Prof. Muhammad Zaheer's contributions to the field have garnered national recognition, as exemplified by his Research Productivity Award (2016) from the Pakistan Council for Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology. Additionally, he is an accomplished researcher with over 35 published articles in reputed scientific journals, including Nature Communications and ACS Catalysis. 

His research excellence has also been acknowledged on the international stage, with presentations at prestigious events such as the ACS National Meetings


Title Publication Author Year
Exploration of morpholine-thiophene hybrid thiosemicarbazones for the treatment of ureolytic bacterial infections via targeting urease enzyme: Synthesis, biochemical screening and computational analysis Frontiers in Chemistry Munir R., Zaib S., Zia-ur-Rehman M., Javed H., Roohi A., Zaheer M., Fatima N., Bhat M.A., Khan I., 2024
A multivariate metal-organic framework based pH-responsive dual-drug delivery system for chemotherapy and chemodynamic therapy Materials Advances Akbar M.U., Akbar A., Saddozai U.A.K., Khan M.I.U., Zaheer M., Badar M., 2023
Mesoporous Silica (MCM-41) Containing Dispersed Palladium Nanoparticles as Catalyst for Dehydrogenation, Methanolysis, and Reduction Reactions ChemPlusChem Ul Huda N., Ul-Hamid A., Khan M.A., Shahida S., Zaheer M., 2023
Metal and metal oxide nanoparticles for photoelectrochemical bioanalysis Photoelectrochemical Bioanalysis: Fundamentals and Emerging Applications Huda N., Zaheer M., 2023
A pH-responsive bi-MIL-88B MOF coated with folic acid-conjugated chitosan as a promising nanocarrier for targeted drug delivery of 5-Fluorouracil Frontiers in Pharmacology Akbar M.U., Khattak S., Khan M.I., Saddozai U.A.K., Ali N., AlAsmari A.F., Zaheer M., Badar M., 2023
Electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution over micro and mesoporous cobalt metal-organic frameworks Molecular Catalysis Iqbal B., Laybourn A., O'Shea J.N., Argent S.P., Zaheer M., 2022
Programmable Drug Release from a Dual-Stimuli Responsive Magnetic Metal-Organic Framework ACS Omega Akbar M.U., Badar M., Zaheer M., 2022
Hydrothermal synthesis and characterization of transition metal (Mn/Fe/Cu) co-doped cerium oxide-based nano-additives for potential use in the reduction of exhaust emission from spark ignition engines RSC Advances Qadeer N., Jabeen N., Khan L.U., Sohail M., Zaheer M., Vaqas M., Kanwal A., Sajid F., Qamar S., Akhter Z., 2022
Challenges for sustainable water use in the northern part of Pakistan focusing on hydrology assessment of non-industrial zone Journal of Cleaner Production Hayder R., Hafeez M., Zaheer M., 2022
Amorphous to Crystalline Ni<inf>3</inf>S<inf>2</inf> Nanostructures Anchored on N-Doped Carbon Nanofibers for Electrochemical Splitting of Water ACS Applied Nano Materials Tahir A., Haq T.U., Aftab F., Zaheer M., Duran H., Kirchhoff K., Lieberwirth I., Arshad S.N., 2022
Development of functionalized carbon nanofibers with integrated palladium nanoparticles for catalytic hydrogen generation Results in Chemistry Abdullah M., Aziz I., Noshear Arshad S., Zaheer M., 2022
2-amino-6-methylpyridine based salt converted to carbon electrode material for supercapacitive application Journal of Molecular Structure Azeem shakil M., Mahmood K., Altaf A.A., Tahir M.N., Hussain A., Khalid M., Tariq M., Islam M., Yaqub M., Badshah A., Kausar S., Zaheer M., 2021
Alginate-chitosan/carbon nanotubes nanocomposites: An efficient alternative for co(ii) ions removal Desalination and Water Treatment Bibi A., Sadiq-Ur-rehman, Zaheer M., Akhtar T., 2021
Electrochemically Deposited Amorphous Cobalt-Nickel-Doped Copper Oxide as an Efficient Electrocatalyst toward Water Oxidation Reaction ACS Omega Asghar M.A., Ali A., Haider A., Zaheer M., Nisar T., Wagner V., Akhter Z., 2021
Catalytic C???O bond cleavage in a ??-O-4 lignin model through intermolecular hydrogen transfer Inorganica Chimica Acta Ahsan Usman M., Naeem M., Saeed M., Zaheer M., 2021
Size-controlled synthesis of spinel nickel ferrite nanorods by thermal decomposition of a bimetallic Fe/Ni-MOF Ceramics International Iqbal B., Laybourn A., ul-Hamid A., Zaheer M., 2021
Populus ciliata mediated synthesis of silver nanoparticles and their antibacterial activity Microscopy Research and Technique Hafeez M., Zeb M., Khan A., Akram B., Abdin Z.-U., Haq S., Zaheer M., Ali S., 2021
Catalytic removal of alizarin red using chromium manganese oxide nanorods: Degradation and kinetic studies Catalysts Hamza M., Altaf A.A., Kausar S., Murtaza S., Rasool N., Gul R., Badshah A., Zaheer M., Shah S.A.A., Zakaria Z.A., 2020
Fabrication of cobalt doped titania for enhanced oxygen evolution reaction Molecular Catalysis Abbas M., Haq T.U., Arshad S.N., Zaheer M., 2020
Soft template-based bismuth doped zinc oxide nanocomposites for photocatalytic depolymerization of lignin Inorganica Chimica Acta Kausar S., Ali Altaf A., Hamayun M., Danish M., Zubair M., Naz S., Muhammad S., Zaheer M., Ullah S., Badshah A., 2020
A Facile Synthesis of FeCo Nanoparticles Encapsulated in Hierarchical N-Doped Carbon Nanotube/Nanofiber Hybrids for Overall Water Splitting ChemCatChem Aftab F., Duran H., Kirchhoff K., Zaheer M., Iqbal B., Saleem M., Arshad S.N., 2020
One-Pot Synthesis of Heterobimetallic Metal???Organic Frameworks (MOFs) for Multifunctional Catalysis Chemistry - A European Journal Iqbal B., Saleem M., Arshad S.N., Rashid J., Hussain N., Zaheer M., 2019
g-C<inf>3</inf>N<inf>4</inf>/CeO<inf>2</inf>/Fe<inf>3</inf>O<inf>4</inf> Ternary Composite as an Efficient Bifunctional Catalyst for Overall Water Splitting ChemCatChem Rashid J., Parveen N., Haq T.U., Iqbal A., Talib S.H., Awan S.U., Hussain N., Zaheer M., 2018
Nitrogen-doped mesoporous SiC materials with catalytically active cobalt nanoparticles for the efficient and selective hydrogenation of nitroarenes Scientific Reports Eckardt M., Zaheer M., Kempe R., 2018
One-pot synthesis of graphene- cobalt hydroxide composite nanosheets (Co/G NSs) for electrocatalytic water oxidation Scientific Reports Mehmood R., Tariq N., Zaheer M., Bibi F., Iqbal Z., 2018