Keynote Speaker 5 : Professor Dr. Nasir M. Ahmad
InCharge Polymer Labs
School of Chemical and Materials Engineering (SCME)
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
Design and Applications of Antifouling Functional Polymeric Materials for Industry and Environment
Designing functional materials especially polymers with antifouling polymers with antifouling and antimicrobial properties has an important route to solve industrial challenges, such as infections and fouling, in healthcare, environment, energy, and water. Recently, there has been considerable interest in developing tailor made polymers because of their distinct properties including their sizes, length scale, ease of process ability, relatively lower cost, tunable properties as well as others diverse functionalities. Considering above, this presentation will focus to elaborate the polymer systems developed as antifouling and antimicrobial materials termed respectively as biopassive and bioactive polymers. Recent state of the art involving various types of bioactive and biopassive polymeric systems and their applications will be presented from the perspective of industrial challenges and applications.
School of Materials, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
(1989 1992) M.Sc.: Advanced Physical Chemistry. University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan; Degree class:1st.
(1986 1989) B.Sc.: Math, Chemistry, Physics. University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan; Degree class: 1st.
Dr. Nasir Ahmad has over 20-years extensive international experiences both in academia: Manchester University, McGill University; NUST; and industries: ICI (UK); Polychem (Canada); TechBlend (Canada); Celanese (Canada) in the R &D and project management of advanced polymeric/plastics materials and processes.
Dr. Ahmad also carried out projects in industrial collaboration such as British Petroleum (UK), AkzoNobel/International Paints (UK), Escher-Grad Technologies (Canada), BASF (Germany), Dow (USA), and ICI (UK).
A demonstrated technical leader with outstanding communication, analytical and problem-solving skills; Resolved manufacturing issues and increasing revenues through the creation of product designs and processes.
Dr. Ahmad also has published and acquired several research grants, supervised many students and research projects as principal investigator.