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Dr. Aamna Balouch | Chemistry | Best Researcher Award

Β Associate Professor of University of Sindh, Pakistan

Dr. Aamna Balouch πŸŽ“, Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry, is an Associate Professor at the National Center of Excellence in Analytical Chemistry, University of Sindh, Pakistan 🏒. Her research focuses on nanomaterials, smart materials, and advanced analytical methods πŸ”¬. She has received numerous awards, including the Best Researcher Award (2019) and Research Productivity Award (2012) πŸ…. Dr. Balouch is a member of the American Chemical Society and the Chemical Society of Pakistan 🌍. She has also served as a visiting scientist in Turkey and completed postdoctoral research in Malaysia 🌟.

Professional Profile:

EducationπŸŽ“

Dr. Aamna Balouch πŸŽ“ holds a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Sindh, Pakistan (2004-2010) πŸ“œ. She completed a short-term Ph.D. course at Wake Forest University, USA (2007) 🌎 and a postdoctorate in Nanotechnology at the University Kebangsaan Malaysia (2012-2014) πŸ§ͺ. Dr. Balouch was a visiting scientist at Istanbul Technical University, Turkey (2020-2021) 🌟. She also earned a Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Sindh, securing the first position in her class (2002-2003) πŸ₯‡πŸ©ΊπŸŽ“

 

Professional Experience πŸ“š

Dr. Aamna Balouch πŸŽ“ is an Associate Professor at the National Center of Excellence in Analytical Chemistry, University of Sindh, Pakistan (2017-present) 🏒. She served as an Assistant Professor (2012-2017) and Lecturer (2009-2012) at the same institution. Her career began as a Research Associate (2004-2009) πŸ§ͺ. Dr. Balouch was a trainer for the DELPHI PROJECT on urban water demand management (2008-2011) 🌍. She has also held the role of a visiting scientist at Istanbul Technical University, Turkey (2020-2021) 🌟, contributing significantly to the field of analytical chemistry.

Research Interest πŸ”

Dr. Aamna Balouch’s research interests πŸ”¬ include the synthesis of nanomaterials (metals, metal oxides, metal chalcogenides) and their applications in catalyst and sensor technology πŸ§ͺ. She focuses on the development of novel smart materials and metal ion imprinted polymers for environmental analytical applications 🌍. Additionally, Dr. Balouch is dedicated to advancing chromatographic, spectrophotometric, and spectrofluorimetric methods for analyzing ionic analytes using non-toxic micellar media πŸ“Š. Her innovative work aims to improve the accuracy and efficiency of environmental monitoring and analytical chemistry techniques.

Award and HonorπŸ†

Dr. Aamna Balouch has received numerous awards and honors πŸ†, including the prestigious Best Researcher Award from the University of Sindh (2019) πŸ₯‡ and the Research Productivity Award from the Ministry of Science and Technology (2012) πŸ…. She was recognized for outstanding research in Science by the Australian Multicultural Charity and SAWF in 2021 🌟. Additionally, she earned a Ph.D. split program scholarship from the Higher Education Commission, Islamabad, for research at Wake Forest University, USA (2007) πŸŽ“. Dr. Balouch also secured first positions in both her M.Phil and M.Sc programs πŸ₯‡.

 

Research Skills🌟

 

Dr. Aamna Balouch possesses advanced research skills in nanomaterials synthesis, including metals, metal oxides, and metal chalcogenides πŸ§ͺ. She excels in fabricating smart materials and metal ion imprinted polymers for environmental applications 🌍. Dr. Balouch is proficient in developing chromatographic, spectrophotometric, and spectrofluorimetric methods for ionic analytes using non-toxic micellar media πŸ“Š. Her expertise extends to the design and application of nanosensors for detecting toxic ions and pollutants πŸ”. With a strong background in analytical chemistry, she continually enhances techniques to improve environmental monitoring and catalysis.

AchievementsπŸ†

  • Best Researcher Award (2019): University of Sindh πŸ₯‡.
  • Research Productivity Award (2012): Ministry of Science and Technology πŸ….
  • Outstanding Research in Science Award (2021): Australian Multicultural Charity and SAWF 🌟.
  • Ph.D. Split Program Scholarship (2007): Higher Education Commission, Islamabad, for research at Wake Forest University, USA πŸŽ“.
  • First Position in M.Phil and M.Sc Programs: University of Sindh πŸ₯‡.
  • Reviewer: 10 International and 1 National Chemistry Journals πŸ“š.

ProjectsπŸ’§πŸ”¬

  • Metal Ion Imprinted Polymers (MIIPs): Novel material for pre-concentration and separation of total arsenic in aqueous systems, funded by the Pakistan Science Foundation (2016-2018) πŸ’§πŸ”¬.
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Surfactant-assisted, shape-controlled synthesis of metal nanowires or nanorods and their application, funded by UKM, Malaysia (Completed) πŸ§ͺ🌟.

Publications πŸ“š

  • Changes in fatty acid composition in muscle of three farmed carp fish species (Labeo rohita, Cirrhinus mrigala, Catla catla) raised under the same conditions
    • Author, Year: NN Memon, FN Talpur, MI Bhanger, A Balouch (2011)
    • Citation: Food Chemistry 126 (2), 405-410 πŸŸπŸ”¬
  • A novel green synthesis and characterization of Ag NPs with its ultra-rapid catalytic reduction of methyl green dye
    • Author, Year: Y Junejo, A Baykal, M Safdar, A Balouch (2014)
    • Citation: Applied Surface Science 290, 499-503 πŸŒ±πŸ”¬
  • Biosorption of fluoride from aqueous solution by whiteβ€”rot fungus Pleurotus eryngii ATCC 90888
    • Author, Year: F Amin, FN Talpur, A Balouch, MA Surhio, MA Bhutto (2015)
    • Citation: Environmental Nanotechnology, Monitoring & Management 3, 30-37 πŸ„πŸ’§
  • Sorption kinetics, isotherm and thermodynamic modeling of defluoridation of groundwater using natural adsorbents
    • Author, Year: A Balouch, M Kolachi, FN Talpur, H Khan, MI Bhanger (2013)
    • Citation: Scientific Research Publishing πŸŒπŸ”¬
  • Efficient heterogeneous catalytic hydrogenation of acetone to isopropanol on semihollow and porous palladium nanocatalyst
    • Author, Year: A Balouch, A Ali Umar, AA Shah, M Mat Salleh, M Oyama (2013)
    • Citation: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 5 (19), 9843-9849 πŸ§ͺ🌟
  • Poriferous microtablet of anatase TiO2 growth on an ITO surface for high-efficiency dye-sensitized solar cells
    • Author, Year: AA Umar, S Nafisah, SKM Saad, ST Tan, A Balouch, MM Salleh (2014)
    • Citation: Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 122, 174-182 β˜€οΈπŸ”‹
  • Microwave-assisted synthesis of imprinted polymer for selective removal of arsenic from drinking water by applying Taguchi statistical method
    • Author, Year: FA Mustafai, A Balouch, N Jalbani, MI Bhanger, MS Jagirani, A Kumar (2018)
    • Citation: European Polymer Journal 109, 133-142 🌊πŸ§ͺ
  • Sensitive fluorescence detection of Ni 2+ ions using fluorescein functionalized Fe 3 O 4 nanoparticles
    • Author, Year: MT Shah, A Balouch, E Alveroglu (2018)
    • Citation: Journal of Materials Chemistry C 6 (5), 1105-1115 πŸ’‘πŸ”¬
  • ZnO nanocubes with (1 0 1) basal plane photocatalyst prepared via a low-frequency ultrasonic assisted hydrolysis process
    • Author, Year: ST Tan, AA Umar, A Balouch, M Yahaya, CC Yap, MM Salleh, M Oyama (2014)
    • Citation: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry 21 (2), 754-760 πŸ”²πŸŒŠ
  • Synthesis of ultrasonic-assisted lead ion imprinted polymer as a selective sorbent for the removal of Pb2+ in a real water sample
    • Author, Year: A Balouch, FN Talpur, A Kumar, MT Shah, AM Mahar (2019)
    • Citation: Microchemical Journal 146, 1160-1168 🌊πŸ§ͺ
Aamna Balouch | Chemistry | Best Researcher Award

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