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farooq anwar | Food Chemistry | Excellence in Research

Professor at Universiti Putra Malaysia

👨‍🏫 Dr. Farooq Anwar, a distinguished figure in Analytical Chemistry and Food Science, boasts a PhD from NCEAC University of Sindh, Pakistan, and over 23 years of global expertise. He held leadership roles at the University of Sargodha (UOS), directing the Office of Research Innovation and Commercialization and the Institute of Chemistry. With 285 publications and supervision of numerous research scholars, his impact reverberates through 31,600 Google Scholar citations (h-index 90). Recognized as a Productive Scientist by PCST and a CSP Fellow, he earned accolades like the Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman Gold Medal and the TWAS Young Affiliate Fellowship, showcasing his outstanding contributions to academia and research excellence, their professional journey exemplifies dedication and expertise. 📚

🌐 Professional Profiles:

🎓 Educational Background

Presently a Professor at the Faculty of Food Science and Technology, Universiti Putra Malaysia, and having served various pivotal roles at the University of Sargodha, Dr. Anwar’s contributions continue to shape the realms of Analytical Chemistry and Food Science.

🔬 Areas of Research Interests:

  • Bio-Analytical/Food Chemistry
  • Phytochemistry

👨‍🎓 Dr. Farooq Anwar possesses a PhD in Analytical Chemistry from NCEAC University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan, and boasts over 23 years of expertise in national and international academic circles.

🌍 Professional Journey

Two Post-Doctoral fellowships: University of Lethbridge, Canada (2007-08) & Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia (2010-11). Associate Professor at Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia (2014-2017). Roles including Director of ORIC and Chairperson & Director of the Institute of Chemistry at the University of Sargodha, Pakistan. Currently serving as a Professor at the Faculty of Food Science and Technology, Universiti Putra Malaysia.

👨‍🔬Job Experience

Current Position: Professor: Faculty of Food Science and Technology, Universiti Putra, Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia (May 16, 2023 – Present) Previous Positions: Director: Institute of Chemistry, University of Sargodha, Pakistan (August 2020 – May 9, 2023) Director: Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC), University of Sargodha, Pakistan (February 2018 – May 14, 2023) Chairman: Department of Chemistry, University of Sargodha, Pakistan (July 2017 – August 2020) Associate Professor: Various academic and research roles in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Canada spanning Analytical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, and Biochemistry (2000 – Present)

📚 Research and Supervision

Supervised 14 PhDs, 70 MPhil, and 111 MSc research students. Contributions include 285 publications, 17 book chapters, and editing “A CENTUM OF VALUABLE PLANT BIOACTIVES” with Elsevier. Highly cited author with significant impact across Google Scholar, Scopus, and ResearchGate.

🏆 Awards and Distinctions

Multiple Research.com Awards and recognition as a top scientist by Elsevier BV Stanford University. Enlisted as Productive Scientist by PCST, Pakistan, and awarded the Research Excellence Award by PSAU, Saudi Arabia. Recipient of Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman Gold Medal/Prize-2010 (Chemistry) by PAS and TWAS Young Affiliate Fellow (2009-14) by TWAS.

🌐 Professional Memberships

Fellow of The Chemical Society of Pakistan (CSP) and TWAS Young Affiliate Fellow-2009-13. Active member of various academic committees and editorial boards.


Top Noted Publications 📚:

Moringa oleifera oil: A possible source of biodiesel Paper Published in 2008 Cited by 720

Production of biodiesel through optimized alkaline-catalyzed transesterification of rapeseed oil Paper Published in 2008 Cited by 673

Development of antibacterial cellulosic fabric via clean impregnation of silver nanoparticles Paper Published in 2015 Cited by 73

Capparis spinosa L.: A plant with high potential for development of functional foods and nutraceuticals/pharmaceuticals Paper Published in 2016 Cited by 81

Foliar spray of selected plant growth regulators affected the biochemical and antioxidant attributes of spinach in a field experiment Paper Published in 2016 Cited by 80

Optimization of Base Catalytic Methanolysis of Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) Seed Oil for Biodiesel Production by Using Response Surface Methodology Paper Published in 2009 Cited by 75


farooq anwar |Food Chemistry| Excellence in Research

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