Β Dr. Muhammad Khurram Tufail | Immunology | Young Scientist Award

 

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ«Professional Summary 🌟

Experienced and self-motivated researcher with expertise in polymer synthesis and chemically stable solid electrolyte materials for next-generation all-solid-state Lithium batteries. Proven background in inorganic materials synthesis, characterization, and electrochemical testing, focused on enhancing the efficiency and safety of next-generation solid batteries (Li-S, Li-ion, LiSeS2). Collaborative team player with a track record of interdisciplinary collaborations, including the use of machine learning (ML) approaches and basic theoretical calculations by DFT.

🌐 Professional Profiles

 

 

πŸŽ“ Education

Ph.D. in Chemistry (July, 2021): Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China. Specialization: Electrochemistry, Grade: A. Thesis Title: Design Air-stable Sulfide-based Superionic Conductors for All-solid-state Lithium-Sulfur Batteries. M.Phil. in Chemistry (Nov, 2016): H.E.J Research Institute of Chemistry, ICCBS, University of Karachi, Pakistan. Specialization: Polymer Chemistry, Grade: A. Thesis Title: Synthesis and meticulous molecular characterization of amphiphilic block copolymer constituting PEO and PMMA. M.Sc. in Chemistry (Sept, 2013): The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan. Specialization: Analytical Chemistry, Grade: B.

πŸ’Ό Work Experience

Postdoctoral Researcher (Sept. 2021 – Present): College of Materials and Physics, Qingdao University, Qingdao, China. Responsibilities: Working on the project “Development of solid electrolytes (Solid, oxides) for All-solid-state lithium batteries.” Designing research funding projects. Mentoring research fellows. Visiting Faculty Member (Jan. 2023 – June 2023): Institute of Chemistry, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan. Responsibilities: Remotely teaching Materials and Chemistry courses (M.S, B.S). Co-mentoring research projects and MS Researchers.

πŸ† Awards/Achievements

Editorial board member, Science Journal of Chemistry. Associate Editor, Frontiers in Chemistry. Excellent student award, Beijing Institute of Technology, China (2020). Chinese Government Scholarship (CGS) award, Chinese Government Scholarship Council (2016). PEEF scholarship award, Punjab Education Endowment Fund, Pakistan (2012).

πŸ”§ Organizational Skills

Project management (participated in NSFC project). Time management (meets deadlines consistently). Scheduling (organized desk with a paper-filing system). Task Analysis & Planning (effective organization of big tasks into small steps).

 

πŸ” Ph.D. Researcher (Sept. 2016 – June 2021)

Participated in NSFC Project on designing the interface between sulfide electrolyte and high specific energy cathode in all-solid-state lithium batteries. Developed mechanisms for air stability of sulfide solid electrolytes using ex-situ XRD, XPS, NMR, SEM. Implemented strategies to improve active mass utilization in all-solid-state batteries. Authored progress reports and publications for Research & Development grant.

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ”¬ Junior Research Fellow (Sept. 2014 – July 2016)

Worked on the synthesis and characterization of polymers using different polymerization techniques. Synthesized di-, tri-block copolymeric architectures via radical (ATRP) and ring-opening polymerization techniques. Developed comprehensive analytical methods for di, tri-block copolymers using GPC, SEC, and Advanced LCCC methods.

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ« Lecturer of Chemistry (CTI) – Oct. 2013 – Jun. 2014

Taught courses in Inorganic, Analytical, and Applied Chemistry. Served as Laboratory In-Charge.

 

πŸ–₯ Digital Skills

  • Computational Chemistry.
  • Chemdraw3D.
  • Materials Studio.
  • Diamond.
  • VESTA.
  • Origin.
  • Microsoft Word.
  • Presentation designing skills.

πŸ’Ό Professional Skills

Interpretation of different NMR spectra (H, C, Li, and P). Operation and interpretation of XRD, XPS, Raman, SEM, and TEM. Practical experience on the electrochemical workstation and Battery performance machine. Trained in operating different chromatographic techniques such as HPLC, GPC, SEC, and Advanced LCCC. Interpretation of different mass spectrometry (EI, MALDI, TOP-SIMS).

πŸ“šTop Noted Publication

  1. “Synthesis of visible-light-responsive lanthanum-doped copper ferrite/graphitic carbon nitride composites for the photocatalytic degradation of toxic organic pollutants.”
    • Authors: Ahmed, Adeel, Rusul Alabada, Muhammad Usman, Asma A. Alothman, Muhammad Khurram Tufail*, Saikh Mohammad, and Zubair Ahmad.
    • Journal: Diamond and Related Materials 141 (2024): 110630.
    • Role: Corresponding Author.
    • Impact Factor (I.F): 4.1
  2. “Designing efficient materials for high-performance organic solar cells: Detailed chemical space exploration, machine learning and virtual screening.”
    • Authors: Muhammad Khurram Tufail*, Syed Shoaib Ahmad Shah, Salahuddin Khan, Farooq Ahmad, Lucy W. Kiruri, Misbah Sehar Abbasi, and Ali Ahmad.
    • Journal: Chemical Physics Letters 834 (2024): 140974.
    • Role: Corresponding Author.
    • Impact Factor (I.F): 2.8
  3. “Design of Solid Electrolytes with Fast Ion Transport: Computation-driven and Practical Approaches”.
    • Authors: Muhammad Khurram Tufail, Pengbo Zhai, Mengyang Jia, Ning Zhao*, Xiangxin Guo*.
    • Journal: Energy Materials Advances, (2023), 4,0015.
    • Role: First Author.
    • Impact Factor (I.F): 12.9
  4. “Evaluation of Solid Electrolytes: Development of Conventional and Interdisciplinary Approaches”.
    • Authors: Muhammad Khurram Tufail, Pengbo Zhai, Waquar Khokar, Mengyang Jia, Ning Zhao*, Xiangxin Guo*.
    • Journal: Interdisciplinary Materials; (2023) 2.12112.
    • Role: First Author.
  5. “Combination of 3D current collectors and in situ polymerized electrolytes enabling high-mass-loading cathodes for solid-state lithium batteries”.
    • Authors: Qifu Sun, Muhammad Khurram Tufail, Wenkai Li, Ning Zhao, Zhijie Bi, Xiangxin Guo*.
    • Journal: Applied Physics Letters; (2023), 21390.
    • Role: Second Author.
    • Impact Factor (I.F): 3.9
  6. “Insight into the key factors in high Li+ transference number composite electrolytes for solid lithium batteries”.
    • Authors: Mengyang Jia, Muhammad Khurram Tufail, Xiangxin Guo*.
    • Journal: ChemSusChem; (2023).
    • Role: Second Author.
    • Impact Factor (I.F): 9.1
  7. “Chemistry Aspects and Designing Strategies of Flexible Materials for High-performance Flexible Lithium-Ion Batteries”.
    • Authors: Muhammad Khurram Tufail, Adeel Ahmed, Muhammad Rafiq, Muhammad Asif Nawaz, Syed Shoaib Ahmad Shah, Manzar Sohail, Tayyaba Najam, Mohammed M. Rahman.
    • Journal: The Chemical Records; (2023), 202300155.
    • Role: First Author.
    • Impact Factor (I.F): 6.9
  8. “Selective capture of uranium and zirconium from strong HNO3 solution by ethenylphosphonic acid copolymerized polymer.”
    • Authors: Muhammad Hammad ul Haq,, Xu Zhang, Fengqi Zhang, Alemtsehay Tesfay Reda, Dongxiang Zhang, Muhammad Zahid, Muhammad Khurram Tufail et al.
    • Journal: Chemical Engineering Journal 476 (2023): 146674.
    • Impact Factor (I.F): 15.5
  9. “Synthesis of Electrical Conductive Metal‐Organic Frameworks for Electrochemical Applications.”
    • Authors: Shoaib Ahmad Shah, Syed, Muhammad Altaf Nazir, Azhar Mahmood, Manzar Sohail, Aziz ur Rehman, Muhammad Khurram Tufail, Tayyaba Najam et al.
    • Journal: The Chemical Record (2023): e202300141.
    • Impact Factor (I.F): 6.9
  10. “Ansa-metallocene catalyst based on 3-phenyl and 4-methyl substituted: catalyst evaluation in conjugated and nonconjugated diene polymerization.”
    • Authors: Ali, Amjad, Muhammad Nadeem, Ahmad Naveed, Tariq Aziz, Muhammad Khurram Tufail, Jamile Mohammadi Moradian, Naushad Ahmad et al.
    • Journal: Journal of Polymer Research 30, no. 8 (2023): 318.
    • Impact Factor (I.F): 2.8
Muhammad Khurram Tufail | Immunology | Young Scientist Award

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