Dr. Muhammad Ramzan Abdul Karim

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Dr. Muhammad Ramzan Abdul Karim

Associate Professor (HEC Approved PhD Supervisor)


  • PhD in Science and Technology of Materials, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Research Interests: Composite Materials, CNT/Graphene Nanocomposites for Energy Storage Devices, Corrosion Degradation and Protection, Materials’ Characterization and Failure Analysis


Dr. Ramzan Abdul Karim did his bachelor and master degrees in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore.  Then he went to Technical University of Turin, Italy for the doctoral degree. His research interests are in the fields of composite materials especially the metal matrix composites. During his PhD research work, he has worked on two projects both of which are part of his PhD thesis as well. One project (from AeroAvio, Italy) was focused on the development of SiC fibers reinforced nickel matrix composite coatings deposited on Inconel-718 for the improvement of its stiffness and strength at high temperatures. The second project was to produce and characterize carbon nanomaterials (nanotubes, graphene and graphene oxide) reinforced nickel matrix composite coatings for friction and wear resistance applications. He also has expertise in the electrodeposition as he used electrochemical deposition method for the synthesis of the above mentioned composites. His research interests are in the area of composite materials for various applications, evaluation of corrosion behavior of materials and, corrosion prevention strategies.


A. Articles:

  1. HM Rizwan, TA Cheema, MRA Karim, et al. Experimental thermal performance intensification of gravitational water vortex heat exchanger using hexagonal boron Nitride-Water nanofluid. Applied Thermal Engineering (2024). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2024.123834
    Free access  till 28th August 2024 via the link: https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1jOp14r6KvFbUl
  2. R Zahid, MRA Karim*, FS Khan and MA Marwat. Elucidating the performance of Hexamethylene tetra-amine interlinked Bimetallic NiCo-MOF for efficient Electrochemical Hydrogen and Oxygen Evolution. RSC Advances (2024).
  3. MRA Karim*, W. Shehzad et al. Elucidating electrochemical energy storage performance of unary, binary, and ternary transition metal phosphates and their composites with carbonaceous materials for supercapacitor applications. Journal of Electrochemical Science and Technology (2024).
  4. AW Khan, AU Zaman, KI Khan, MRA Karim*, et al. Synergistic effects of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and white graphite (h-BN) on the microstructure and mechanical properties of aluminum matrix composites. Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering (2024). 
  5. Gohar, MZ Khan, I Bibi, N Bashir, U Tariq, M Bakhtiar, MRA Karim, et al. Nanomaterials for advanced energy applications: Recent advancements and future trends. Materials and Design (2024).
  6. D Tahir, MRA Karim, et al. Impact of fiber diameter on mechanical and water absorption properties of short bamboo fiber reinforced polyester composites. International Polymer Processing (2024).
  7. W Shehzad and MRA Karim*. Exploration of electrochemical energy storage potential of PANI functionalized CNTs/Zn-Co (PO4)2 nanocomposites synthesized via a facile ultrasounds-assisted chemical method. Journal of Energy Storage (2024).
  8. MRA Karim*, W Khalid et al. Comparison of In-Situ fabricated ternary NiCoMn-MOF versus Slurry Deposition on porous Ni-foam: A facile approach for enhancing Supercapacitor performance. Energy Technology (2024).
  9. MA Marwat, S Ishfaq, KM Adam, B Tahir, MH Shaikh, MF Khan, MRA Karim, et al. Enhancing Supercapacitor Performance of Ni-Co-Mn Metal-Organic Frameworks by Compositing it with Polyaniline and Reduced Graphene Oxide. RSC Advances (2024).
  10. KM Adam, MA Marwat, MF Khan, M Humayun, SS Shah, ZU Din, MRA Karim, et al. Battery-Grade Silver Citrate-Nickel Hydroxide-Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes Nanocomposites for High-Performance Supercapattery Applications. Journal of Energy Storage (2024).
  11. R Zahid, MRA Karim*, W Khalid and MA Marwat. Tailoring the effect of NiCo-MOF by doping manganese as a highly active redox electrode for electrochemical energy storage technologies: supercapattery devices. Energy Technology (2024). 
  12. MRA Karim*, W. Shehzad et al. Sonochemically synthesized novel CNTs-PANI/CoNi(PO4)2 nanocomposites with enhanced electrochemical energy storage performance for asymmetric supercapacitor applications. Energy and Environment (2024). 
  13. M Rashid, EU Haq, MRA Karim, W. Shehzad and A Ali. Polymer-Infiltration-Pyrolysis (PIP) Inspired Hydrophobic Nano Coatings for Improved Corrosion Resistance. Journal of Materials Science (2024). 
  14. W Khalid, MRA Karim*, et al. Nanocomposites of Ni-Co-Mn MOFs and PANI functionalized CNTs-GNPs with excellent electrochemical performance for energy storage applications. Journal of Energy Storage (2024).
  15. T Abid, MA Akram, TB Yaqub, MRA Karim, et al. Design and development of porous CoCrFeNiMn high entropy alloy (Cantor alloy) with outstanding electrochemical properties. Journal of Alloys and Compounds (2024).
  16. R Zahid, MRA Karim*, MW Khan and MA Marwat. Electrocatalytic Water Splitting: A Review under the Shade of Metal-Organic Frameworks. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (2024). [IF=7.2].
  17. SM Abdullah, MA Marwat, KM Adam, ZU Din, M Humayun, MRA Karim, et al.Tailoring NiCoCu layered double hydroxide with Ag-citrate/polyaniline/functionalized SWCNTs nanocomposites for supercapacitor applications. RSC Advances (2024).
  18. D Tahir, MRA Karim, et al. Analysis of mechanical and water absorption properties of hybrid composites reinforced with micron-size bamboo fibers and ceramic particles. International Polymer Processing (2023).
  19. W Khalid, MRA Karim* and MA Marwat. Revolutionizing Energy Storage: Exploring Processing Approaches and Electrochemical Performance of Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) and their hybrids. Journal of Electrochemical Science and Technology (2023).
  20. Z Abbas, MRA Karim*, W Shehzad, et al. Exploring the Electrochemical Utilization of PANI/CNT-Integrated Ni-Mn Phosphates for Advanced Supercapacitor Applications. Electrochimica Acta (2023). 
  21. A Siddique, T Abid, MA Akram, TB Yaqub, MRA Karim, et al. Design and development of NbTiVZr porous high entropy alloys for energy applications. Journal of Energy Storage (2023). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.est.2023.109131
  22. W Khalid and MRA Karim*. Ultrasounds-assisted solvothermal synthesis of Ni-Co-Mn MOFs/PANI-CNTs nanocomposites with enhanced electrochemical energy storage performance. Energy and Environment (2023).
  23. MRA Karim* and W Shehzad. Transition metal compounds and their hybrids with carbonaceous materials for electrochemical energy storage applications. Journal of Energy Storage (2023).
  24. W Shehzad and MRA Karim*. Improved energy storage performance of sonochemically synthesized Ni-Co-Zn ternary metal phosphate composites by incorporating PANI functionalized CNTs. Diamond and Related Materials (2023).
  25. W Shehzad and MRA Karim*. Synthesis and electrochemical energy storage performance evaluation of PANI functionalized CNTs/ Ni-Zn (PO4)2 nanocomposites. Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing (2023). Free to read online version available at: https://rdcu.be/deJjE
  26. S Manzoor, M Tahir, MRA Karim, et al. Effect of post-weld heat treatment on microstructure, mechanical properties, residual stresses and electrochemical behavior of AISI 4140 TIG weldments. Surface Review and Letters (2023).
  27. MF Khan, MA Marwat, Abdullah, SS Shah, MRA Karim, et. al. Novel MoS2-sputtered NiCoMg MOFs for high-performance hybrid supercapacitor applications. Separation and Purification Technology (2023).
  28. S Ali, MA Marwat, MF Khan, K M Adam, Z U Din, MRA Karim, and S Khan. Ti3SiC2-coupled NiCoMn LDH nanocomposites as positive electrode for high performance supercapacitors. Journal of Alloys and Compounds (2023).
  29. I Riaz, O A Qamar, F Jamil, M Hussain, A Inayat, L R Meneses, P Akhter, S Musaddiq, MRA Karim, and Y K Park. Comparative study of enhanced catalytic properties of clay-derived SiO2 catalysts for biodiesel production from waste chicken fat. Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering (2023).
  30. D Tahir, MRA Karim, et al. Sources, chemical functionalization, and commercial applications of nanocellulose and nanocellulose based composites: A review. Polymers (2022).
  31. MRA Karim*, A Khan, A Zaman and A Hussain. Hexagonal  boron nitride-based composites: An overview of processing approaches and mechanical properties. Journal of the Korean Ceramic Society (2022).
  32. KI Khan, M Khan, A Hussain, MRA Karim*, et al. A low cost novel talc based opaque glaze for ceramic floor tiles. Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering (2022).
  33. W Shehzad, MRA Karim*, et al. Sono-chemcial assisted synthesis of carbon nanotubes-nickel phosphate nanocomposites with excellent energy density and cyclic stability for supercapattery applications. Journal of Energy Storage (2022).
  34. W Shehzad, EU Haq, MRA Karim*, et al. Synthesis of Nano Ceramic Epoxy Hybrid Composite Coating on Metallic Substrate for Corrosion Protection. Solid State Phenomena (2022).
  35. SW Hussain, MA Mehmood, MRA Karim, et al. Microstructural evolution and mechanical characterization of a WC- reinforced CoCrFeNi HEA matrix composite.  Scientific Reports (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-13649-5
  36. MRA Karim*, SA Raza et al. Electrodeposition of nickel-graphene nano platelets (GNPs) composite coatings and evaluation of their morphological, electrochemical, and thermo-mechanical properties. Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing (2022).
  37. R Ali, M Hanif, SAB Shah, SZ Abbas, MRA Karim, et al. Effect of chromium‑doping onstructure and opto‑electronics properties of nanostructured indium tin oxide thin films. Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing (2022).
  38. MRA Karim*, D Tahir, et al. Improved mechanical and water absorption properties of epoxy-bamboo long natural fibres composites by eco-friendly Na2CO3 treatment. Plastics, Rubber and Composites: Macromolecular Engineering (2022).
  39. MH Asdi, MUA Khan, J Hussain, M Arshad, MRA Karim et al., Effect of Phosphorous Ion Implantation on the Surface, Crystal Structure , Mechanical and Electrochemical Properties of Bioresorbable Magnesium for Biomedical Applications. Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance (2022).
  40. MRA Karim*, M. Noman et al. Solvothermal synthesis of flower-flakes like nano composites of Ni-Co metal organic frameworks and graphene nanoplatelets for energy storage applications. ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology (2022).
  41. M Atif, M Naeem, MRA Karim, et al. Surface modification and characterization of waste derived carbon particles to reinforce photo-cured shape memory composites, RSC Advances (2022), Vol. 12(9): pp. 5085-5093.
  42. H Alrobei, A Maqbool, M A Hussain, R A Malik, MRA Karim et al. Single-Step Fabrication and Characterization of Nanoscale Cu Thinfilms for Optoelectronic Applications. Crystals (2022). https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst12010062
  43. EU Haq, MRA Karim*, et al. Study of structural and electrical properties of Zn-doped barium titanate ceramics synthesized by conventional solid-state method. Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials, Vol. 24, No. 1-2 (2022).
  44. M Nadeem, S Ilyas, EU Haq, F Ahmed, MZU Abdein, MRA Karim & SFA Zaidi. Improved Water Retention and Positive Behavior of Silica Based Geopolymer Utilizing Granite Powder. Silicon (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12633-021-01047-x
  45. SA Raza, MRA Karim*, al. Effect of pH and concentration on electrochemical corrosion behavior of aluminum Al-7075 T6 alloy in NaCl aqueous environment. Journal of Electrochemical Science and Technology (2022).
  46. MA Marwat, M Humayun, MW Afridi, H Zhang, MRA Karim, et. al. Advanced Catalysts for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting. ACS Applied Energy Materials (2021).
  47. SA Raza, MI Khan, MRA Karim, et. al. Effect of zirconium oxide reinforcement on microstructural, electrochemical and mechanical properties of TiNi alloy produced via powder metallurgy route. Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology (2021).
  48. A Iltaf, MRA Karim, AA Taimor, et. al. Effect of beam oscillation patterns on the electrochemical corrosion behavior of electron beam welded Ti-5Al-2.5Sn alloy in simulated marine environment. Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance (2021).
  49. MRA Karim*, SA Raza, et al. Electrochemical and thermo mechanical behaviour of nickel-graphene oxide (2-4L GO) nano-composite coatings. Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing (2021).
  50. IU Haq, MI Khan, MRA Karim, et. al. Effect of various thermal treatments and Cu contents on precipitation mechanism, martensitic growth and cold-workability of Ti50Ni50-xCux ternary shape memory alloys. Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance (2021).
  51. MRA Karim*, S. Daniel, et al. Improving the Corrosion Resistance of API X56 and API X70 Pipeline Steels by Hot Dip Aluminization. Key Engineering Materials (2021).
  52. MU Iqbal, N Zaman, M Shahid, A Hussain, MRA Karim. Surface Modification of Sputtered Carbon Supercapacitor Electrode by Hydrogen Annealing. Key Engineering Materials (2021).
  53. H Tariq, JJ Abraham, RA Shakoor, S Alqaradawi, MRA Karim et. al.  Synthesis of lithium manganese oxide nanocomposites using microwave-assisted chemical precipitation technique and their performance evaluation in lithium-ion batteries. Energy Storage (2020). 
  54. M Akbar, R Ullah and MRA Karim. Interpreting Surface Degradation of HTV-Silicone-Rubber Filled with micro/nano Silica under AC and DC Voltages, Journal of Electronic Materials (2020).
  55. MRA Karim*, et al. Experimental evaluation of sustainable geo-polymer mortars developed from loam natural soil, Asian Journal of Architechture and Building Engineering (2020).
  56. M Atif, MQ Fareed, SA Ahmad, MRA Karim, et al. Electrochemical evaluation of human hair derived carbon particles, ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology (2020).
  57. N Zaman, RA Malik, H Alrobei, J Kim, M Latif, A Hussain, A Maqbool, RA Karim, et al. Structural and Electrochemical Analysis of Decarburized Graphene Electrodes for Supercapacitor Applications, Crystals (2020). https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst10111043
  58. MRA Karim*, D Tahir, et al. Sodium carbonate treatment of fibres to improve mechanical and water absorption characteristics of short bamboo natural fibres reinforced polyester composite. Plastics, Rubber and Composites: Macromolecular Engineering (2020). 
  59. M Atif, MRA Karim, et al. Facile Oxidation Approach to Amend Surface Chemistry of Carbon Particles for Augmented Dispersion in Epoxy Matrix, Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry (2020), Vol. 93, No. 2, pp. 305−312. https://doi.org/10.1134/S1070427220020214
  60. MRA Karim*, D Tahir, et al. Natural fibres as promising environmental-friendly reinforcements for polymer composites, Polymers and Polymer Composites (2020).
  61. U Aziz, MF Aslam, H Ali, EU Haq, MRA Kareem et. Al. Optimization of thermal properties of ceramic coatings using fumed silica as raw material. Materials Today: Proceedings (2020).
  62. MZ Iqbal, S Alam, AM Afzal, MJ Iqbal, MA Kamran, K Yaqoob, MRA Karim, T Alherbi. Binary composites of strontium oxide/polyaniline for high performance asymmetric supercapacitors, Solid State Ionics (2020). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssi.2020.115276
  63. MZ Iqbal, MM Faisal, SR Ali, AM Afzal, MRA Karim, et al. Strontium phosphide-polyaniline composites for high performance supercapattery devices, Ceramics International (2020). 
  64. M Atif, MRA Karim, et al. Photochemical Thiolation of Carbon Particles with Mercaptoproyltrimethoxysilane, Composite Interfaces (2019). https://doi.org/10.1080/09276440.2019.1679560
  65. MZ Iqbal, SS Haider, S Siddique, MRA Karim, et al. Capacitive and diffusion-controlled mechanism of strontium oxide based symmetric and asymmetric devices, Journal of Energy Storage (2019). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.est.2019.101056
  66. MZ Iqbal, S Khan, A Rehman, SS Haider, MA Kamran, MRA Karim, et al. Enhancement in the mobility of solution processable polymer based FET by incorporating graphene interlayer, Superlattices and Microstructures (2019). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spmi.2019.106331
  67. MRA Karim*, MB Ahmed, et al. Investigation of Various Nanostructural Morphologies of Zinc Oxide (ZnO) for their Applications in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSCs), Key Engineering Materials (2018), Vol. 778, p. 91-99. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.778.91
  68. RB Naqvi, YF Joya, MRA Karim*, Next-Generation Biomaterials for Bone-Tissue Regeneration: Mg-Alloys on the Move, Key Engineering Materials (2018), Vol. 778, p. 306-315.
  69. Ambrosio, E.P., Karim, M.R.A.*, Pavese, M. et al.   Feasibility of electrochemical deposition of nickel/silicon carbide fibres composites over nickel superalloys, Metall and Mat Trans A (2017), Vol. 48A, p. 2504-2510. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11661-017-4007-z
  70. EU Haq, SFA Zaidi, M Zubair, MRA Karim, et al. Hydrophobic silica aerogel glass-fibre composite with higher strength and thermal insulation based on methyltrimethoxysilane (MTMS) precursor, Energy and Buildings (2017), Vol. 151, p. 494-500. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.07.003
  71. Ali, M., Haq, E.U., Ibrahim, A.,  Karim, M.R.A., et al. Increase in Ductility of High Carbon Steel due to Accelerated Precipitation of Cementite, Metal Science and Heat Treatment (2017), Vol. 59, p. 1-3. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11041-017-0145-6
  72. E U Haq, S K Padmanabhan, M R A Karim, A Licciulli, “Setting and curing of mortars obtained by alkali activation and inorganic polymerization from sodium silicate and silica aggregate”, Construction and Building Materials (2016), Vol. 105, p. 291-296. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2015.12.064
  73. Ali, M., Haq, E.U., Karim, M.R.A., Ahmed, S., et al. Effect of leaching with 5 – 6 N H2SO4 on thermal kinetics of rice husk during pure silica recovery, Journal of Advanced Research (2016), Vol. 7, p 47-51. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jare.2015.01.007
  74. M R A Karim*, M Pavese, E P Ambrosio, et al. Production and characterization of Ni and Cu composite coatings reinforced with carbon nanotubes or graphite nano platelets. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Vol. 439, 012019- – ISSN 1742-6568 (2013). doi:10.1088/1742-6596/439/1/012019
  75. Khalid Mahmood Ghauri, Liaqat Ali, Akhlaq Ahmad, Rafiq Ahmad, Kashif Meraj Din, Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhary, Ramzan Abdul Karim. Synthesis and Characterization of Al/SiC Composite Made by Stir Casting Method. Pak. J. Engg. & Appl. Sci. (ISSN: 1995-1302), Vol. 12, Jan., (2013) p. 102-110. https://journal.uet.edu.pk/ojs_old/index.php/pjeas/article/view/134/93
  76. Gul Hameed Awan, Liaqat Ali, Khalid Mahmood Ghauri, Engnr. Ramzan* and Engnr. Ehsan. Effect of various forms of Glass Fibre Reinforcements on Tensile Properties of Polyester Matrix Composites. Journal of Faculty of Engineering and Technology (JFET), ISSN No. 1992 3082 Vol. 16, No. 1 (2009) p. 33-39. http://pu.edu.pk/images/journal/jfet/Current-issue/JFET_04_2009%20EFFECT%20OF%20VARIOUS%20FORMS%20OF.pdf


B. Books/Book Chapters:

  1. MU Iqbal, A Hussain, M Shahid, MRA Karim and M Akhtar. Processing of Bioceramics by Pressing and Tape Casting in “Advanced Bioceramics: Properties, Processing, and Applications” edited by M E Hoque, KL Goh, S Sagadevan. CRC Press (Taylor and Francis Group), 2023. 


Workshops, Conferences, Invited Talks

  1. W Shehzad, W Khalid, DH Jokhio, AR Qureshi, AA Dojki and MRA Karim. Synthesis and Evaluation of Pristine Co and Hybrid Ni-Co Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) as Potential Electrodes for Electrochemical Energy Storage Applications. 1st International Conference on Modern Technologies in Mechanical & Material Engineering (MTME-2023). Digital Manufacturing Technology (DMT) 3 (2), 250-256 (2023). https://doi.org/10.37256/dmt.3220233094
  2. ZU Din, MA Marwat, A Ijaz and MRA Karim. Enhanced Thermal Stability of Polymers by Incorporating Novel Surface-Decorated SrTiO3@Graphene Nanoplatelets. 1st International Conference on Modern Technologies in Mechanical & Material Engineering (MTME-2023). Digital Manufacturing Technology (DMT) 3 (2), 181-189 (2023). https://doi.org/10.37256/dmt.3220233096
  3. AU Zaman, A Khan, M Waqas, TB Junaid, W Siddiqui, A Ahmad and MRA Karim*.  Tape Casting and Characterization of h-BN/PU composite Coatings for Corrosion Resistance Applications. 1st International Conference on Modern Technologies in Mechanical & Material Engineering (MTME-2023). Digital Manufacturing Technology (DMT) 3 (2), 156-163 (2023). https://doi.org/10.37256/dmt.3220233092
  4. S Ahmad, AU Zaman, M Junaind, T Shehbaz, MA Khan, FN Khan and MRA Karim.  Effect of Mass and Temperature Rate on the Thermal Properties of High-Density Polyethylene Using Differential Scanning Calorimetry. 1st International Conference on Modern Technologies in Mechanical & Material Engineering (MTME-2023). Digital Manufacturing Technology (DMT) 3 (2), 115-122 (2023). https://doi.org/10.37256/dmt.3220233097
  5. AU Zaman, A Khan, F Zaman, MM Khan, U Farooq, T Shehbaz and MRA Karim*. Development and Characterization of Boron-Nitride Reinforced Nickel Matrix Composites. 1st International Conference on Modern Technologies in Mechanical & Material Engineering (MTME-2023). MATEC Web of Conferences 381, 02009 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1051/matecconf/202338102009
  6. MRA Karim* Synthesis and evaluation of GNPs/Ni-CO-MOF composites as potential electrode material for energy storage applications. An invited talk in “International School on Physics & Allied Disciplines (ISPAD-2022)” NCP Islamabad 14-18 March 2022.
  7. MRA Karim* Hydroxyapatite/GNPs/MgO composites with improved properties for temporary prosthesis implants. An invited talk in 2nd International Conference on Advanced Materials and Emerging Technologies |2ndICAMET-2021|, organized by the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (MME), University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
  8. MRA Karim*, A Ahmad, EU Haq, et al. Improving the Corrosion Resistance of API X56 and API X70 Pipeline Steels by Hot Dip Aluminization. 16th International Symposium on Advanced Materials (ISAM-2019), 21-25 October 2019, National Centre for Physics, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  9. D Tahir, MRA Karim, et al. Effect of PVA Treatment of Bamboo Fibres on Mechanical Properties of Bamboo Epoxy Composites. 16th International Symposium on Advanced Materials (ISAM-2019), 21-25 October 2019, National Centre for Physics, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  10. W Shehzad, D Tahir, MRA Karim, et al. Effect of Stearic Acid Modification on Mechanical and Pysical Properties of Expoxy Composite Coatings. 16th International Symposium on Advanced Materials (ISAM-2019), 21-25 October 2019, National Centre for Physics, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  11. MU Iqbal, A Hussain, MRA Karim, et al. Surface Modification of Sputtered Carbon Supercapacitor Electrode by Hydrogen Annealing. 16th International Symposium on Advanced Materials (ISAM-2019), 21-25 October 2019, National Centre for Physics, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  12. MRA Karim*, Saad Naeem, Hamza Jamil.Electrodeposition and characterization of copper-graphene nanoplatelets composite coatings”. International Symposium on Advances in Metallurgy and Materials, 16-18 October 2018,  held at Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), Islamabad Pakistan.
  13. MRA Karim*, MB Ahmed, et al. Investigation of various nano structural morphologies of zinc oxide (ZnO) for their applications in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSCs). 15th International Symposium on Advanced Materials (ISAM-2017), 16-20 October 2017, National Centre for Physics, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  14. MR Abdul Karim*. Corrosion Inhibitors. An invited talk in Workshop on Corrosion and its Prevention, organized by International Symposium on Advance Materials (ISAM) held at NINVAST, Quaid e Azam University Islamabad 28-30 November 2016.
  15. MR Abdul Karim*, M Pavese, D Ugues, Azhar Hussain, et al. Study of Micro hardness, Roughness, Wear and Corrosion Behavior of Ni/CNT and Ni/GNP Composite Coatings produced by Electrodeposition. 5th World Tribology Congress, Torino-Italy, ISBN 978-88-90818509 (2013).
  16. A Hussain, M Pavese, L Settineri, P. Fino, S. Biamino, C.F. Badini, M.R. Abdul Karim, and E. Padovano. Aluminosilicates Assisted Pressureless Sintering of Sialon Ceramics. International Conference on Chemical, Agricultural and Medical Sciences (CAMS-2013) Dec. 29-30, 2013 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), p. 13-17. ISBN 978-93-82242-56-7(2013)  http://iicbe.org/upload/5270C1213083.pdf
Funded Projects

  1. Evaluation of galvanic corrosion effects in electrical home appliances. Funded by Dawlance Pakistan. Amount= PKR 1.6 million (In progress 2024-2025).
  2. PAK-UK Education Gateway Mobility Partnership for Faculty on the project theme “Energy, sustainability, climate change and Impacts of climate change on the degradation/corrosion of structures” funded by British Council and Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. Amount= PKR 18 million (Mobility Exchange between Cranfield University UK, and 5 Pakistani Universities including GIK Institute). Completed, 2023.
  3. Development and high temperature properties evaluation of boron nitride (BN) based tough composites for applications in machining and defence industry. Funded by HEC-Pakistan under NRPU program. Completed (2020-2023)
  4. Natural Fiber reinforced polymer matrix composites. Funded by Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF). Completed (2018-2020)
  5. Graphene-metal nanocomposites for energy storage devices (batteries). Funded by HEC-Pakistan. Completed (2017-2018)
Student Projects Supervised

PhD Thesis Supervision:

  1. Aneeq Ahmad (Reg. # GES1857). Synthesis and evaluation of binary/ternary nano-materials systems for energy storage devices applications (In progress, Co-Supervision).
  2. Waseem Shehzad (Reg. # GMM1857). Nanocomposites of transition metal phosphates with carbon nanotubes for asymmetric supercapacitor applications. (Completed2024).

MS Thesis Supervision:

  1. Muhammad Arqam Karim(Reg. # GMM2407). Corrosion pevention strategies for engineering materials. (In progress, Co-supervision).
  2. Huzaifa (Reg. # GES2180). Transition metal sulfides, oxides and their hybrids for supercapattery applications. (In progress, Co-supervision).
  3. Syed M Abdullah (Reg. # GMM2268). Evaluation of various nanostructures for energy storage applications (Completed, Co-supervision)
  4. M Adam (Reg. # GMM2180). Battery-grade silver citrate-nickel hydroxide-multiwalled carbon nanotubes nanocomposites for high-performance supercapattery applications (Completed2024, Co-Supervision)
  5. Rida Zahid (Reg. # GES2216). Elucidating the potential of catalytically active nickel-cobalt MOFs for electrochemical water splitting. (Completed2024, Co-supervision)
  6. Atteeq Uz Zaman. h-BN and GNPs reinforced copper composites for enhanced mechanical and tribological properties. (Completed2023)
  7. Awais Khan. Synergistic effects of carbon nanotubes (CNTS) and white graphite (h-BN) on the microstructure, mechanical, tribological and corrosion properties of aluminum matrix composites. (Completed2023)
  8. Wajahat Khalid (Reg. # GMM2180). Nanocomposites of Ni-Co-Mn ternary metal-organic frameworks with PANI functionalized CNTs-GNPs for energy storage applications (Completed2023)
  9. Muhammad Fawad Khan (Reg. # GMM2127). Trimetallic metal organic framework and layered double hydroxide-based nanocomposites for supercapacitor energy storage applications (Completed2023, Co-supervision).
  10. Talha Faizi (GMM2066). Effect of residual stresses on wear, corrosion, and adhesion of Ti/TiN multilayered hard PVD coatings (Completed2023, Co-supervision).
  11. Muhammad Noman (Reg. # GMM1933). Synthesis and evaluation of GNPs/Ni-Co-MOF nanocomposites as electrode material for energy storage devices applications (Completed2021).
  12. Danish Tahir (Reg. # GMM1844). Improving mechanical and water absorption characteristics of bamboo fibers reinforced polyester and epoxy matrix composites by sodium carbonate treatment (Completed).
  13. Rida Batool (Reg. # GMM1720). Development and physical and electrochemical corrosion characterization of graphene reinforced hydroxyapatite composites for temporary bone implants (Completed).
  14. Syed Abdul Basit Shah (Reg. # GMM1888). Cr doped Indium Tin Oxide films by Magnetron Sputtering (Completed, Co-supervision).
  15. Muhammad Tahir. Effect of Fe addition and aging treatment on cold workability, shape memory behavior and corrosion properties of TiNiZr based high temperature shape memory alloys (Completed, Co-supervision).

Undergraduate FYPs Supervision:

  1. Nanocellulose based Polymer composites for energy applications. (completed).
  2. Self-healing Geo-Polymer Concrete for Construction Applications (completed).
  3. Development of Binary Phosphates/CNTs Nanocomposites by Sono-Chemical Approach for Energy Storage Applications (completed).
  4. Synthesis and Characterization of MOF Based Nanocomposites for Energy Storage Applications (completed).
  5. Hydrothermal Development and Electrochemical Performance Evaluation of Ni-Mn LDH/PANI- CNTs for Supercapattery Applications (completed).
  6. Design and development of attrition mill to synthesize glass flakes for polymer tanks and vessel lining. (completed).
  7. Tape casting and characterization of hBN-Epoxy composites for aerospace and machining applications. (completed).
  8. Transition metal sulfides for energy storage applications. (completed).
  9. Boron Nitride based polymer composites for wear and corrosion resistance applications. (completed).
  10. Development and characterization of Boron Nitride reinforced metal matrix composites for aerospace and machine applications. (completed).
  11. Fabrication and sensitivity enhancement of MWCNT/PDMS pezoelectric tectile sensors (Co-supervisor)
  12. Design and development of electronic device to synthesize flexible piezoelectric films for transducer application (Co-supervisor)
  13. CNTs based nanocomposites for energy storage applications (completed).
  14. Graphene/MOF based nanocomposites for energy storage applications (completed).
  15. TiO2/HA composites for biomedical applications (completed).
  16. Investigation of fig and yucca based green inhibitors to prevent the corrosion of mild steel (Completed).
  17. Incremental forming of Aluminum matrix MMCs (Completed).
  18. Graphene Based Polymer Nanocomposites for Radar Absorbing/Stealth Applications (Completed).
  19. Casting and Characterization of TiB2 reinforced Fe MMC through in-situ process (Completed).
  20. Electrophoretic Deposition and electrochemical characterization of graphene based nano composite coating (Completed).
  21. Fabrication and characterization of CNTs/ZnO Composites for Photovoltaic Applications (Completed)
  22. Microstructure and Electrochemical corrosion behavior analysis of TIG welded and Electron Beam welded Ti super alloys (Completed).
  23. Development and characterization of Polymer nano-composite membranes for water filtration and Purification (Completed).
  24. Development characterization of geopolymers from loam natural soil (Completed).
  25. Development characterization of geopolymers from fly ash and slag (Completed).
  26. Impact Resistive Polyurea Coatings- Design and Characterization (Completed).
  27. Microstructure and Electrochemical corrosion behavior analysis of TIG welded and Electron Beam welded Ti super alloys (Completed).
  28. Development and characterization of Polymer nano-composite membranes for water filtration and Purification (Completed).
  29. Impact Resistive Polyurea Coatings- Design and Characterization (Completed).
  30. Design and Synthesis of Green Inhibitors for Prevention of Corrosion In Mild Steel (Completed).
  31. Design and Synthesis of Graphene Metal Composites for Rechargeable Batteries and Capacitors Applications (Completed).
  32. Corrosion Behavior Analysis of Steel in Different Corrosive Media (Completed)
  33. Development of zinc oxide (ZnO) nanostructures-based Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC) (Completed).
  34. Production and characterization of Kevlar/metal composites (Completed).


Teaching and Academic Advising/Counselling

Graduate Courses:

  • MM551- Corrosion Monitoring and Prevention
  • MM567-Composite Materials

Undergraduate Courses:

  • MM495-Nanosystems and Devices
  • MM435- Corrosion Degradation and Protection
  • MM365- Polymers and Composites
  • MM221- Materials Evaluation Techniques and Instrumentation
  • MM102- Introduction to Engineering Materials
  • MM101-Materials and Nanotechnology
  • MM345L- Materials Lab-V
  • MM242L- Materials Lab II




Academic Advising/Counselling:

  • Advisor to Graduate Students of MS and PhD programs of Department of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE). 
  • Avisor to Final year students of undergraduate program in Materials Engineering at DMSE.
Industrial Experience

  •  February 2008 to October 2009

             Assistant Manager Galvanizing Plants (STR Division), Pakistan Engineering Company (PECO) Kot-lakhpat Works Lahore, Pakistan.

Honors and Awards

  • GIK Institute Best Teaching Appreciation Award for the year 2021
  • HEC Approved PhD Supervisor
  • HEC Pakistan scholarship award for PhD studies abroad
Professional Memberships

  • Member Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) . Membership ID: metal/2026
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