Faroha Liaqat

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad


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 I am currently an Assistant Professor (Physical Chemistry) in Pakistan’s top ranked Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. I have a PhD in Chemistry from Johannes Gutenberg Universitat-Mainz, German on a Max Planck international award and was later awarded the prestigious IRTG fellowship, which allowed me to obtain a dual PhD degree in Chemistry from Seoul National University, South Korea. I did my Postdoc research in the University of Glasgow and am an alumnus of the 2009 Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting in Chemistry. I am a recipient of two Gold Chancellor medals from QAU Pakistan and in  2009, worked in an Nature/iTv collaborative documentary on climate change, titled "The two degree target".

Research Interests: Electrochemical Sensors, Phononic crystals, Electrochromic Photonics, Computational Chemistry (DFT studies: Gaussian, Turbomole, ADF, Quantum Espresso, Autodock Vina),  Biosensors, Non-linear optical materials, Conducting polymer composites, Layer-by-layer assemblies, Lab-on-Chip diagnostics, Push-Pull compounds in photovoltaics