The Nanosciences and Technology Department (NS&TD) was established at NCP in the year 2006. Dr. Syed Tajammul Hussain was appointed as the first Project Director of NS&TD. After his sad demise in July 2013, Dr. Sara Qaisar took charge as the new Director General. She remained DG NS&TD for the period of 10 years. After her retirement in February 2023, Dr. Muhammed Shuaib took over the charge of NS&TD as Director General.

It is the most productive department of NCP in terms of research publications in ISI listed journals of international repute and registered patents in the field of Nanosciences & Technology.


  • Innovative research in the field of nanoscience, keeping in view the national interest for technological developments in relevant areas.
  • Providing stat-of-the art material characterization facility nationwide to academia, R&D organizations and Industry.
  • Facilitate Academia in their R&D activities by hosting PhD/MS/BS research students.
  • Hold Workshops/Seminars to acquire new ideas and to enhance collaboration among its participants at national as well international level.
  • To provide consultancy services to Industry on as and when required basis.

Future Research Plans

  • Ingenious development of MXene materials
  • Ingenious development of Quantum dots
  • High temperature nanomaterials (SiC, SiN, B4C)
  • Carbon nano-diamonds reinforced composites
  • Mesoporous materials for drug delivery
  • Graphene based photovoltaics
  • Synthesis of nanoparticles by microwave digestion
  • Radar absorbing materials

Research areas

  • Energy Storage Devices (Supercapacitor/Batteries)
  • Nanocomposites
  • Carbon materials
  • Environmental
  • Smart materials
  • Biofuels
  • Nano-bio materials

Dr. Mohammad Shuaib
Phone: +92(51)2077308