Dr. Mohammad Faruq obtained his PhD in Environmental Toxicology from Southern University and A&M College (Baton Rouge, LA, USA) in May 2011. Prior to this, in 2005, Mohammad obtained his Master’s degree in Synthetic Organic Chemistry from Acharya Nagarjuna University (Namburu, India). Before joining the Institute of Advanced Technology, UPM as Postdoctoral researcher during September 2013, Mohammad worked as the same in the Pharmacy department at the North-West University (Potchefstroom campus; South Africa). His main area of research is in the development of theranostic platforms for a simultaneous diagnosis and treatment of cancerous diseases. Other research areas includes
- engineering of nanomaterials for applications in environmental, biomedical, and catalytic systems
- qualitative and quantitative analysis of environmental pollutants generated by combustion methods,
- understanding the toxicity of drugs, metallic nanomaterials and environmental pollutants on in vitro systems, and
- Enzymatic conversion of cellulosic biomass for biofuel production.