Dr. Sajjad Hussain

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Dr. Sajjad Hussain

Associate Professor


Ph.D (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil), Post-Doctorate (State University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Research Interests:

Electrochemical and photo-electrochemical technologies for wastewater treatment. Preparation of Magnetic nanoparticles modified with molecular imprinted polymer (MIP) for food and environment security.

Research Interests

(I) Electrochemical and photo-electrochemical technologies for wastewater treatment. (II) Preparation of different electrodes and their application for the removal of classical and emerging pollutants. (III) Advanced oxidation processes, like Fenton, photo-Fenton, and direct photochemical process. (IV) Magnetic nanoparticles modified with molecular imprinted polymer (MIP) for the development of electrochemical biosensors determination of vitamins in food and environmental samples. (v) Physicochemical phenomena like adsorption for the removal of heavy metals and dyes from aqueous solution.

Journal Publications

  1. Hammad Khan,*, Fazal Wahab, Sajjad Hussain, Sabir Khan, Muhammad Rashid, Multi-object optimization of Navy-blue anodic oxidation via response surface models assisted with statistical and machine learning techniques, Chemosphere (Accepted) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2021.132818 (IF 7.086)
  2. Hammad Khan, Sajjad Hussain,⁎, Syed Fawad Hussain, Saima Gul, Atif Ahmad, Sana Ullah Multivariate modeling and optimization of Cr(VI) adsorption onto carbonaceous material via response surface models assisted with multiple regression analysis and particle swarm embedded neural network, Environmental Technology & Innovation Available online 20 September 101952, Vol 24, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eti.2021.101952 (IF 5.263)
  3. Shakeel Zeb, Ademar Wong, Sabir Khan, Sajjad Hussain, Maria DPT SotomayorUsing magnetic nanoparticles/MIP-based electrochemical sensor for quantification of tetracycline in milk samples, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry 900 (2021) 115713 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jelechem.2021.115713   (IF 4.464)
  4. Sajjad Hussain, Hammad Khan, Saima Gul, Juliana R Steter, Artur J Motheo, Modeling of photolytic degradation of sulfamethoxazole using boosted regression tree (BRT), artificial neural network (ANN) and response surface methodology (RSM); energy consumption and intermediates study, Chemosphere, Volume 276, 2021, 130151 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2021.130151 (IF 7.086)
  5. Sajjad Hussain, Hammad Khan, Nadeem Khan, Saima Gul, Fazal Wahab, Khurram Imran Khan, Shakeel Zeb, Sabir Khan, Ali Baddouh, Shozab Mehdi, Ariane Fiorese Maldonado, Marcelo Campos, Process modeling toward higher degradation and minimum energy consumption of an electrochemical decontamination of food dye wastewater, Environmental Technology & Innovation, Volume 22, May 2021, 101509, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eti.2021.101509  (IF 5.263)
  6. Saad Ullah Khan, Sajjad Hussain, João Angelo Lima Perini Hammad Khan, Sabir Khan, Maria Valnice Boldrin Zanoni, Self-doping of Nb2O5NC by cathodic polarization for enhanced conductivity properties and photoelectrocatalytic performance, Chemosphere (Volume 272, June 2021, 129880). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2021.129880 (IF 7.086)
  7. Kamran Alam, Khurram Imran Khan, Abid Ullah, Asmat Ullah, Saddam Ali, Saad Ullah, Asad Ali, Sajjad Hussain, Fabrication of superhydrophillic and graded index antireflective double layer coating for solar photovoltaics module using aerosol impact deposition assembly, Thin Solid Films 721 (2021) 138518. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsf.2021.138518 (IF 2.183)


  1. Shakeel Zeb, Nisar Ali, Zarshad Ali, Muhammad Bilal, Bushra Adalat, Sajjad Hussain, Saima Gul, Farman Ali, Rashid Ahmad, Hafiz MN Iqbal, Silica-based nanomaterials as designer adsorbents to mitigate emerging organic contaminants from water matrices, Journal of Water Process Engineering, 38 (2020) 101675, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwpe.2020.101675 (IF 5.485)
  2. Saad Ullah Khan, JAL Perini, Sajjad Hussain, H Khan, S Khan, MVB Zanoni, Electrochemical preparation of Nb2O5 nanochannel photoelectrodes for enhanced photoelectrocatalytic performance in removal of RR120 dye. Chemosphere, 257(2020), 127164, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.127164 (IF 7.086)
  3. Seema Sartaj, Nisar Ali, Adnan Khan, Sumeet Malik, Muhammad Bilal, Menhad Khan, Nauman Ali, Sajjad Hussain, Hammad Khan, Sabir Khan, Performance evaluation of photolytic and electrochemical oxidation processes for enhanced degradation of food dyes laden wastewater. Water Science and Technology, 81(5), (2020), 971-984, https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2020.182 (IF 1.915)
  4. Saad Ullah Khan, Hammad Khan, Sajid Anwar, Sabir Khan, Maria V. Boldrin Zanoni, Sajjad Hussain* Computational and statistical modeling for parameters optimization of electrochemical decontamination of synozol red dye wastewater, Chemosphere, 253 (2020) 126673. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.126673 (IF 7.086)
  5. Sana Ullah, Sajjad Hussain,  Waqas Ahmad,  Hammad Khan,  Khurram Imran Khan,  Saad Ullah Khan,  Sabir Khan, Desulfurization of Model Oil through Adsorption over Activated Charcoal and Bentonite Clay Composites, Eng. Technol. 2020,43, No. 3, 1–11 https://doi.org/10.1002/ceat.201900203,             (IF 1.915)
  6. Baddouh, Ali; El Ibrahimi, Brahim; Rguitti, M. Mohamed; Mohamed, Errami; Hussain, Sajjad; Bazzi, Lahcen, Electrochemical removal of methylene bleu dye in aqueous solution using Ti/RuO -IrO and SnO electrodes. Separation Science and Technology. 2019, 55 (10), 1852-1861, https://doi.org/10.1080/01496395.2019.1608244 (IF 2.478)
  7. Shakeel Zeb, Sajjad Hussain,*, HammadAmjad Khan, Zarshad Ali, Nadeem Khan, Khurram Imran Khan, Farman Ali, Sabir khan, Maria del Pilar Taboada Sotomayor, Saima Gul , Electrochemical Oxidation of Acid Brown 98 using Ti/Ru0.3Ti0.7O2 Composite Anode,  J. Electrochem. Sci., 13 (2018) 9428 – 9440, https://doi: 10.20964/2018.10.06 (IF 1.765)
  8. Sabir Khan, Sajjad Hussain, Ademar Wonga, Marcos ViniciusFoguel, Luís Moreira Gonçalves, Maria Isabel PividoriGurgo, Maria Del Pilar Taboada Sotomayor, Synthesis and characterization of magnetic-molecularly imprinted polymers for the HPLC-UV analysis of ametryn, Reactive and Functional Polymers, Volume 122, January 2018, Pages 175-182  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.reactfunctpolym.2017.11.002   (IF 3.975)
  9. Sajjad Hussain, Juliana R. Steter, Saima Gul, Artur J. Motheo. Photo-assisted electrochemical degradation of sulfamethoxazole using a Ti/Ru0.3Ti0.7O2 anode: Mechanistic and kinetic features of the process, Journal of Environmental Management 201 (2017)153-162 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2017.06.043,   (IF 6.789)
  10. Rodrigo Mattos, Sabir Khan, Sajjad Hussain, José de Alencar Simoni, Quantitation and Adsorption of Glyphosate Using Various Treated Clay, ZeitschriftfürPhysikalischeChemie, International journal of research in physical chemistry and chemical physics, 2017, Vol 231, issue 11-12, pages 1815, DOI:https://doi.org/10.1515/zpch-2016-0942.        (IF 2.408)
  11. Adnan Khan, Samina Begum, Nauman Ali, Sabir Khan, Sajjad Hussain and MariaDel Pilar Taboada Sotomayor, Preparation of crosslinked chitosan magnetic membrane for cations sorption from aqueous solution, Water Science and Technology,2017, 75 (9) 2034-2046; https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2017.078.  (IF 1.915)
  12. Sajjad Hussain, Zia ullah, Saima Gul, Sabir Khan, Adsorption characteristic of Magnesium modified bentonite clay with respect to acid blue 129 in aqueous media is considering for Polish Journal of Environmental Studies 25, No. 5 (2016), 1947-1953, http://doi.org/10.15244/pjoes/62272 (IF 1.699)
  13. Hussain, S., Khan, S., Gul, S., Pividori, M. I., & Del Pilar Taboada Sotomayor, M.. A novel core@shell magnetic molecular imprinted nanoparticles for selective determination of folic acid in different food samples. Reactive and Functional Polymers, (2016) 106, 51–56. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.reactfunctpolym.2016.07.011 (IF 3.975)
  14. FoziaRehman, Saima Gul, Sajjad Hussain, Sabir Khan, New Spectrophotometric method for the Determination of Mirtazapine in Pharmaceutical Formulations Journal of the Chilean Chemical Society, 2913–2915, 61(2), 2016.http://doi.org/10.4067/S0717-97072016000200013  (IF 1.034)
  15. Nida Kazmi, Waseem Hassan, Sajjad Hussain, Kamin Khan, Salma Amir, Hanif Ur Rehman, Ali Riaz. Estimation of Phytochemicals, Inorganic Profile and Antimicrobial Activity of Taxusbaccata Shoots. Journal Of Pure And Applied Microbiology, 2015. Vol. 9 (Spl. Edn. 1), p. 375-382.
  16. Sajjad Hussain, Saima Gul, Juliana R. Steter, Douglas W. Miwa, and Artur J. Motheo* Route of electrochemical oxidation of the antibiotic sulfamethoxazole on a mixed oxide anode. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2015, Volume 22, Issue 19, pp 15004-15015. DOI: 10.1007/s11356-015-4699-9. (IF 4.223)
  17. Zia Ullah, Sajjad Hussain, Saima Gul, Sabir Khan, F.K Bangash Use of HCl modified bentonite clay for the adsorption of acid blue 129 from aqueous solutions. Desalination and water treatment, 57, 2016 – 19, 8894-8903 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19443994.2015.1027282   (IF 1.254)
  18. Jan, F. Akbar, Khan, Sabir, Ishaq, M., Naeem, M., Ahmad, I., Hussain, Sajjad, “Brick kiln exhaust as a source of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the surrounding soil and plants: a case study from the city of Peshawar, Pakistan”. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, v.7, p.13 – 19, 2013. DOI:10.1007/s12517-013-0901-x. (IF 1.827)
  19. Khan, Sabir, Ishaq, M., Ahmad, Imtiaz, Hussain, Sajjad, Ullah, Hameed,”Evaluation of coal as adsorbent for phosphate removal”. Arabian Journal of Geosciences. v.6, p.1113 – 1117, 2013. DOI:10.1007/s12517-011-0431-3  (IF 1.827)
  20. Hussain, Sajjad, Gul, Saima, Khan, Sabir, Rehman, Habib-ur, Ishaq, Mohammad, KHAN, Adnan, Jan, Fazal Akbar, Din, Zia ud. Removal of Cr(VI) from aqueous solution using brick kiln chimney waste as adsorbent. Desalination and Water Treatment, 53 (2015) 373–381. DOI: 10.1080/19443994.2013.837001.    (IF 1.254)
  21. Hussain, Sajjad, Gul, Saima, Khan, Sabir, Rehman, Habib. Retention studies of chromium (VI) from aqueous solution on the surface of a novel carbonaceous material. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, v.6, p.4547 – 4556, 2013. DOI: 10.1007/s12517-012-0745-9. (IF 1.827)
  22. Ihtisham Bukhari, Mukhtiar Hassan, Fida M Abassi, Yasmeen Shakir, Asfandyar Khan, Sohail Ahmed, Rabia Masood, Zeba G Burki, Muhammad Afzal, Uzma Khan, Faisal Shahzad and Sajjad, Hussain. Antibacterial spectrum of traditionally used medicinal plants of Hazara, Pakistan. African Journal of Biotechnology, v.11, p.8404 – 8406, 2012. DOI:10.5897/AJB11.3173.
  23. Zia Ud Din, Sheraz Ahmad Khan Tanoli, NazishUroojTanoli, Sajjad Hussain, Saima Gul, Sabir Khan, Pir Muhammad khan, Shabnum. Nutritional potential and antioxidant activity of solanumnigram and oenotheraspeciosa from  northern area of Pakistan. International Journal of Biological & Pharmaceutical Research. v.3, p.974 – 979, 2012.

Awards and Honors

  • HEC Approved PhD Supervisor
  • Globally selected as young scientist for participation in TWAS/BioVisonAlexandria.NXT 2016 meeting (April 10-15, Alexandria, Egypt).
  • Globally selected as young scientist for participation in TWAS/BioVision Lyon France (14-16 April 2015).
  • CNPq Brazil Post Doctorade Fellowship under Science without Border Program, Brazil 2014-15.
  • TWAS-CNPq Postgraduate Fellowship Award, 2010-2014.

Graduate Student Supervision

Ph.D Students

  1. Saad Ullah Khan (Reg. # CM 1741). “Electrocatalytic, Photoelectrocatalytic and Photocatalytic removal of Azo dyes from Wastewater: From Experimental Test to Statistical and Computational Modelling and Optimization” (Completed 2021)

Master Students  (Supervision)

  1. Sana Ullah (Reg. # IF-1731). “Application of activated charcoal/bentonite clay composite for the isolation of dibenzothiophene from liquid fuel” (Completed 2018)
  2. Fazal Wahab (Reg. # CM-1883). “Modeling And Optimization of electrochemical Degradation Process Of Navy-Blue Dye By Nb/Bdd Anode Using Response Surface Methodology” (Completed 2020)
  3. Arshad Saleem (Reg. # CM-1934) “Photo-Fenton process for dye degradation in catalytic fluidized bed reactor” (Completed 2021)
  4. Saqib Mujtabal (Reg. # C-M 1968) Electrochemical oxidation of Sulfasalazine antibiotic in BDD and DSA anode system: Degradation kinetics, and energy consumption evaluation (completed Sep, 2021)

Master Students  (Co-Supervision)

  1. Rehman Zahoor (Reg. # CM-1840) Synthesis of eco friendly magnetic geopolymer for adsorption of dye from aqueous solution” (Completed, co-supervision)
  2. Muhammad Amad Udin (Reg # CM-1884) “Techno-economical optimization of reactive blue 19 dye removal by electro-Fenton process using carbon felt cathode and DSA-O2 as anode” (Completed, co-supervision)
  3. Abdullah Shah (Reg. # CM-1934) “Adsorption of Hexavalent chromium ion from aqueous solution using black tea particle as an adsorbent” (Completed, co-supervision)
  4. Nadeem Khan “A comparative study of electrochemical degradation of toxic food dyes in aqueous medium using Ti Ru anode” (Completed, co-supervision AWKUM Mardan)
  5. Seema Sartaj “Photolytic and electrochemical decontamination of food dye laden wastewater” (Completed, co-supervision University of Peshawar)
  6. Shakeel Zeb “Degradation efficiency of electrochemical process using mixed oxide anode toward leather dyes” (Completed, co-supervision, Hazara University)
  7. Wali Muahmmad “Degradation Studies Of Some Toxic Food Dyes In The Presence Of Persulphate Ions And Ozone In Aqueous Media Using Magnetite Catalyst”. (Completed, co-supervision AWKUM Mardan)

Conferences Proceedings

  1. Sajjad Hussain, Sabir khan, Maria del Pilar Taboada Sotomayor. Magnetic nanoparticles modified with molecular imprinted polymer (mip) for the development of electrochemical biosensors and biomimetric sensor for determination of antibiotics and vitamins in food and environmental samples. BIOVION the world life science forum, Lyon France 15,16 April 2015.
  2. Sabir Khan, Sajjad Hussain, Ademar Wong, Maria Del Pilar Taboada Sotomayor “Use of Magnetically Separable Molecular Imprinted Polymers for Determination of Pesticides in Food Samples. London, U.K. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology Chemical and Molecular Engineering Vol:2, No:1, 2015.
  3. Hussain, S., Miwa, D. W., Motheo, A. Electrochemical Transformation Study of Antibiotic Sulfamethoxazole Using Ti/Ru0.3Ti0.7O2 Anode: Kinetics and Energy Cost Evolution In: 224th ECS Meeting, 2013, San Francisco. 224th Electrochemical society Meeting. New Jersey USA: The Electrochemical Society, 2013. v.1. p.111.
  4. Hussain, S., Gul, S., Miwa, D. W., Aquino, J. M., Motheo, A. “Influence of PH and temperature on oxidative degradation of antibiotic sulfamethoxazole In: 11th International 23rd National Chemistry Conference, 2012, Peshawar. Abstract Book (Chemistry for Sustainable Development). Peshawar: The Printman Publishers & Printers, 2012. v.1. p.153 – 153.
  5. Hussain, S., Gul, S., Aquino, J. M., Miwa, D. W., Motheo, A. J. “Use of classical Fenton process for degradation and mineralization of antibiotic Sulfamethoxazole: 2nd International Multidisciplinary Conference toward better Pakistan, 2012, Peshawar. Papers Abstracts. Peshawar: Sarhad University, 2012. v.1. p.56 – 56.
  6.  XIX Simpósio Brasileiro de Eletroquímica e Eletroanalítica, Campo do Jordão, SP, Brazil. 2013.
  7.  Hussain, Sajjad, Gul, S., Aquino, J. M., Miwa, D. W., Motheo, A. J. Influence of pH and temperature on oxidative degradation of antibiotic Sulfamethoxazole, The 11th International 23rd National Chemistry Conference, 2012, Peshawar, Pakistan.
  8. Hussain, Sajjad, Gul, S., Aquino, J. M., Miwa, D. W., Motheo, A. J.Use of classical Fenton process for degradation and mineralization of antibiotic Sulfamethoxazole. 2nd International Multidisciplinary Conference toward better Pakistan 2012. Sarhad University Peshawar, Pakistan.
  9. Sajjad Hussain, Habib-Ur-Rehman, Removal of Cr(VI) from aqueous solution on Brik kiln soot. Recent Trends in Indigenous Chemical Research & Awareness on Data Presentation Skills Baragali Summer Campus, University of Peshawar, Pakistan, 2009.
  10. Workshop on Nanomaterial’s & Regional Meeting of Nanomaterial Forum, University   of Peshawar, Pakistan 2008.