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Nanotech Business Card 2015 - Dr. Asim Umer

3439929649?profile=originalDr. Asim Umer

Muhammad Nawaz Sharif-University of Engineering and Technology, Multan

Research topics:

Various methods for the synthesis of copper nanoparticles employing chemical, physical and biological techniques considering bottom-up and top-down methods synthesis have been studied. The properties of copper nanoparticles depend largely on their synthesis procedures. The results from various investigations performed by different scientists using these methods have been summarized. The applications, characterization techniques, advantages and disadvantages of each synthesis method are also the point of discussion. A detailed study of the results reveals that chemical reduction methods are most suitable for the synthesis of copper nanoparticles. Chemical reduction of copper salts using ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) is a new and green approach in which ascorbic acid is used both as the reduction and capping agent. This approach is the most effective and is also economical. Wide applications have been reported in various fields, including heat transfer, catalyst production, electronics and medicine at a commercial scale. This process is nontoxic, environment-friendly and economical. The applications, characterization techniques, advantages and disadvantages of each synthesis method have been presented.

Selected publication:

  1. Asim Umer, Shahid Naveed, Naveed Ramzan, Muhammad Shahid Rafique, SELECTION OF A SUITABLE METHOD FOR THE SYNTHESIS OF COPPER NANOPARTICLES, Vol. 7, No. 5 (2012) http://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/S1793292012300058


  1. Asim Umer, Shahid Naveed, Naveed Ramzan, Muhammad Shahid Rafique, Muhammad Imran, A green method for the synthesis of Copper Nanoparticles using L-ascorbic acid,  ISSN 1517-7076 artigo 11547, pp.197-203, 2014,http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?pid=S1517-70762014000300197&script=sci_abstract


  1. M. Bassyouni, F. H. Akhtar, Hussain A, A. Umer,Biodiesel Production and Investigations on the Performance of Diesel Engine Using Jatropha Oil, Asian Transactions on Engineering 07/2012; Volume: 02(Issue: 03):2221-4267. http://www.academia.edu/6252388/Biodiesel_Production_and_Investigations_on_the_Performance_of_Diesel_Engine_Using_Jatropha_Oil

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    I offer to add to your experimental techniques as well as to the results summarized the best tool for generalization of experimental results obtained. It is a Knowledge Base.

    Under the Knowledge Base, I mean an information and calculation tool, containing all relationships between all variables of nano object, allowing to calculate a value of one variable by means of others as well as allowing a solving of direct and inverse problems, allowing a predicting of characteristics of nano objects which have not been investigated yet as well as a predicting a technology parameters that provide the required characteristics of nano object. I have a large experience for the Knowledge Base creation by means of Data Mining.

    Will you see, please, a description in brief in Victor Abrukov. Knowledge base is a future of nanomaterials world. Abstracts of the 3rd International Conference on Nanotek & Expo, December 02-04, 2013 Hampton Inn Tropicana Las Vegas, USA // http://www.omicsgroup.com/conferences/ACS/conference/download-pdf.p...

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