Nanomaterials are known for their special properties such as high surface-to-volume ratio, strong adsorption efficiency, high surface reactivity and outstanding tailored surface properties. The development of novel nanostructured artificial receptor materials combining biological recognition principles with the ruggedness of artificial materials and then its technological applications as a recognition material is of substantial interest. Numerous advanced analytical techniques has greatly improved the performance of analytical testing and chemical sensor technology is the most promising and suitable technique for on-line and real-life analysis.
Dr Ghulam Mustafaâ€™s research group currently focuses on the design and development mass sensitive (Quartz Crystal Microbalance) and Inter Digital capacitors based chemical and biochemical sensors. Our research activities are focused on a wide variety of topics including the synthesis and application of nanostructured chemically-selective recognition materials including molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs), thin-layers, nanoparticles, core-shell nanoparticles and nanocomposite to detect the important environmental contaminants.