Computational Mathematics

Computational Mathematics: Computational mathematics involves mathematical research in mathematics as well as in areas of science where computing plays a central and essential role and emphasizes algorithms, numerical methods and symbolic computations. Main areas of interest in computational mathematics are:
● Computational Physics (Modeling & Simulation of Semiconductor Devices)
● Computational Chemical Engineering (Modeling & Simulation of Chromatography, Batch & Coupled Crystallization)
● Computational Biology (Modeling & Simulation of COVID-19, Cancer Growth Models)

Dr. Ubaid Ahmed Nisar

General Relativity

It is the theory of gravity, which describes gravity as the warping of spacetime in contrast to other forces of nature. Main areas of interest in field are:
● Black Hole Physics
● Cosmology
● Astrophysics

Dr. Jamil Ahmed, Dr. Usman Alam Gillani

Cryptography, Commutative Algebra

Cryptography is the science of securing information by transforming it into a form that only intended recipients can process and read.
● Image Encryption
● Digital Watermarking

Dr. Atta Ullah

Computational Biomechanics

Computational biomechanics is an emerging research field that seeks to understand the complex biomechanical behaviors of normal and pathological human systems by modeling the system in the form of ODE or PDE and then solve the complex problems via appropriate numerical techniques like FDM, FEM, chebyshev spectral method etc. Few main areas are as follows:

● Computational Biofluid mechanics
● Computational Biophysics
● Computational Biology

Dr Zeeshan Asghar

Fluid Mechanics

Fluid mechanics: comprises mathematical study which helps us to understand the performance of fluid under different forces and at diverse atmospheric situations, and to select the suitable fluid for several uses. The highest area of attention in fluid mechanics are:

Fluid Mechanics and Chemical Engineering: Majority of chemical-treating procedures are conducted both partly and completely in the fluid phase.

Fluid Mechanics and Biology: (Blood flow analysis, bio-tribology, aerodynamics of birds and insects, laser operation, human cardiac and breathing systems, cell transportation and drug delivery etc.)

Fluid Mechanics and Geo-Physics: ( Rotation of the fluid in arrears to the planetary rotation and stratification (layering).

Dr. Muhammad Waqas, Dr. Mehwish Manzur

Experimental High Energy Physics

In experimental high energy physics, we study elementary particles and their properties which is vital for our understanding of the universe we live in. The field of study focuses on finding and investigating the most fundamental forces and nature of particles, and to advance human understanding of how the universe came into existence. The famous Higgs boson, Prof. Abdus Salam’s Electroweak theory, CERN, LHC, PAEC, are some of the key words and relevant aspects in experimental particle physics. Here at NUTECH, we are interested in investigating the phenomenological aspects of elementary particle interaction. With experience of working on Detectors, Data Analysis, Simulation and Software development, we are trying to keep the interest going with phenomenological studies as well as collaborating with other scientists involved in particle physics, in the region and at international level.

Dr. Sohail Amjad , Dr. Mohsan Waseem

Advanced Materials and Solar Cells

Synthesis of novel nanomaterials such as nanoparticles, nanofibers and composite nanostructures for renewable energy conversion devices. Particular focus on the third and fourth generation solar cells such as perovisite and tandem solar cells.

Dr. Qamar Wali


Nanotechnology is the use of matter on an atomic, molecular, and supramolecular scale for industrial purposes. In this field of study, we deal with the manipulation of matter in nanoscale range. At NUTECH we create new nanomaterials for different applications such as Nano electronics, cancer treatment using magnetic nanoparticles, wearable nanofibers, wastewater treatment using biocompatible nanoparticles for clean environment applications. Our main focus is nanofabrication, characterization, analysis and the specular vision of industrial applications of nanomaterials and devices. Modeling and simulation of these fabricated nanoparticles is also performed for potential effects in global industrial applications. .

Dr. Khush Bakhat Shamraiz, Ms. Ayesha Tariq, Mr. Muzahir Ali

Computational Quantum Physics

Charge transport: The study of time-dependent effects in the transport through molecular junctions is in the focus of this research line. Two different sources of time-dependent perturbations can be considered: fluctuations resulting from surrounding liquids and external (laser) fields that lead to large and fast fluctuations of the site energies of the orbitals involved in the charge transfer. Computational methods need to be employed to accurately and efficiently determine the charge current and noise in these cases.

Light harvesting complexes: The light absorption in light-harvesting complexes is mainly performed by chlorophyll or bilin molecules. Experimental findings in some of these complexes suggest the existence of long-lived coherences between the individual pigments at low temperatures. To this end we are performing classical molecular dynamics simulations and quantum chemistry calculations on some light-harvesting systems.

Dr. Hasan Abdur Rahman

Bio & chemical sensors

The research area focuses on Electrochemical bio- and chemical Sensors employing nanotechnology for detection of environmental toxins, virus detection etc. This field is also applicable for exploring biocompatible robust drug delivery devices.

Dr. Faiza Jan Iftikhar

Renewable Energy & Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology is a tool for enhanced Renewable Energy application in developing Countries.
Nanotechnology has the potential to provide cleaner, more affordable, more efficient and more reliable ways to harness renewable energy resources. It is also utilized for improved wind and geothermal power generation, energy storage, lighting and hydrogen fuel cells among others renewable energy applications e.g. Classic nanostructures such as carbon nanotubes (CNT), fullerenes and quantum dots are being used to make solar cells lighter, cheaper and more efficient. Nanotechnology is also used in improving the efficiency of windmills. An epoxy-containing carbon nanotubes is now used to make stronger and lighter windmill blades. Developing countries need to increase their eوٴort by investing on nanotechnology research as this could help them to overcome their energy challenges.

Dr. Shamsa Munir

Bio sensing & Nanomaterials

Bio sensing is one of the important area of nanomaterials to be explored in biomedical applications by detecting various biological structures and biomarkers such as neurotransmitters (dopamine, acetylcholine, glutamate, serotonin etc.), glucose, antigens, viruses, DNA, and even whole cells. The sensing can be measured both in vitro and in vivo. I am a strong research professional having expertise in thin films, microfabrication, lithography, and materials science. My area of research lies in the interface of nanomaterials and composites of engineered materials; electrochemically used in the Bio-sensing field and interested in wearable/ implantable platforms.

Dr. Mahmood Hassan Akhtar

Designing and development of Supramolecular Cluster Compounds(SCCs)

● Designing and development of Supramolecular Cluster Compounds(SCCs) as single source precursors for advanced material applications
● Using chemical biology to producing viable clinical candidates with lower toxic load on human system
● Exploring new catalytic systems to improve reaction kinetics for organic synthons of biological importance
● Fabrication of thin films with desired microstructure and properties through CVD and PVD Techniques

Dr. Sohaila Andleeb

Cell Biology and Live-Cell Imaging

Cellular biology encompasses a vast field, from the unicellular to complete living systems. Imaging of inter- and intracellular events range from the nanometer scale of molecular and ultrastructural investigations to the millimeter level required for developmental biology. Cells may derive from an immortalized cell line, primary cells, stem cells or ex vivo tumor cells for cancer cell imaging.
Live-cell imaging aims to capture as much information as possible while maintaining cellular health. This information can take the form of images, fluorescent signals, cell location, motility and interaction.

Dr. Sajid Hussain


Biotechnology is a vast science that uses biological processes, animals, cells, or cellular components to create new technologies. Biotechnologists' new tools and products are valuable in research, agriculture, industry, and the clinic. For more than a decade, recombinant DNA technology, often known as genetic engineering, dominated the biotechnology sector. Recombinant insulin was the first product created through genetic engineering to receive FDA approval in 1982. Since then, hundreds of genetically modified protein therapies, including recombinant versions of growth hormone, clotting factors, proteins for boosting the production of red and white blood cells, interferons, and clot-dissolving agents, have been commercialized around the world.

Dr. Roohi Aslam

Applied linguistics

Applied linguistics is a field of study that looks at how linguistics can help understand real-life problems in areas such as psychology, sociology and education. It can be compared with theoretical linguistics, which looks at areas such as morphology, phonology and lexis. Areas of applied linguistics of interest to teachers of languages include language acquisition, corpus studies and sociolinguistics.

Aaliya Yasmin

Pakistan Studies/International Relations

Pakistan Studies is a mandatory course under the constitution of Pakistan. It aims at inculcating basic information about the ideology of Pakistan, historical perspective, current national & international issues. The area of my PhD research (under-process) relates to the mega Chinese project of Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) through which China is connecting itself with Asia, Africa & Europe through developing six economic corridors (land-based) known as Silk Road Economic Belt (SREB) and 21st Century Maritime Silk Route (MSR). Out of this huge mega project, I have selected following two economic corridors for my research which have great potentials in bringing peace, prosperity, sustainable development and ultimately achieving regional integration in South Asia:
● China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). It is a bilateral corridor between Pakistan & China which has great potential not only for China & Pakistan but also for Central Asian Republics, Russia & South Asia. It is a 15 years project started in 2015 and will culminate in 2030.
● Bangladesh- China- India- Myanmar Corridor (BCIM). It is a corridor among four countries. It has also great potential in mitigating poverty and bringing sustainable development in South Asia. However, due to sheer opposition from India, it has not yet started off. In my research, I am focusing on potentials of these corridors along with studying geostrategic gains & losses of participating countries so that a balanced approach may be adopted in making any objective conclusions.

Mr. Awais