Dr. Saad Naveed Ahmed

Assistant Professor


Dr.Saad Naveed Ahmed is currently working as an Assistant Professor in department of chemistry at University of Okara, Pakistan. He has completed his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from East China University of Science and Technology under Chinese government scholarship. This university is located in one of world’s largest city Shanghai, China. His research work is focused on preparation of cost-effective and environment friendly proton exchange membranes that can meet the future energy requirement. Dr. Saad is recently working on proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFCs) and flame retardant polymers. His research study provides a gateway for the novel preparation of low-cost and eco-friendly membranes that can prove ideal replacement of costly Nafion membranes. The use of natural hydrogen in PEMs is a field of growing interest, especially in automobile industry because they are environment friendly. While Nafion based fuel cells are harmful to human health. If all vehicles could be converted to hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, then it can improve health and save many human lives annually. The hydrogen fuel used in these PEMFCs can improve climate and air quality. During his four year PhD Stay, Dr. Saad has published high impact paper in top peer review journal. His graphical abstract was published on “Materials Express” cover page and was also nominated for ECUST researcher of the year award.





Ali, Muhammad, Yunhua Lu, Saad Ahmed, Santosh Khanal, and Shiai Xu. "Effect of Modified Cardanol as Secondary Plasticizer on Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Soft Polyvinyl Chloride." ACS Omega (2020).



Santosh Khanal, Lu Yunhua , Saad Ahmed, Muhammad Ali, and Shiai Xu “Synergistic effect of zeolite 4A on thermal, mechanical and flame retardant properties of intumescent flame retardant HDPE composites”. Polymer Testing (2019): 106177.



Saad Ahmed, Yangben Cai, Muhammad Ali, Santosh Khannal,Shiai Xu,Preparation and properties of alkyl benzene sulfonic acid coated boehmite/chitosan nanocomposite membranes with enhanced proton conductivity for proton exchange membrane fuel cells. Materials Express, 2019. 9(1): p. 42-50.



Saad Ahmed, Muhammad Ali, Yangben Cai, Yunhua Lu, Zaheer Ahmad, Santosh Khannal, Shiai Xu, Novel Sulfonated MWCNTs Incorporated Chitosan Composite Membrane for Fuel Cell Application. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2019: p. 47603.



Saad Ahmed, Yangben Cai, Muhammad Ali, Santosh Khannal, Zaheer Ahmad, Yunhua Lu, Songnan Wang, Shiai Xu ,One-step phosphorylation of graphene oxide for the fabrication of nanocomposite membranes with enhanced proton conductivity for fuel cell applications,journal of material science-materials in electronics, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 1-11.



Lu Yunhua, Santosh Khanal, Saad Ahmed, and Shiai Xu. "Mechanical and thermal properties of poly (vinyl chloride) composites filled with carbon microspheres chemically modified by a biopolymer coupling agent." Composites Science and Technology 172 (2019): 29-35.



Saad Ahmed, Yangben Cai, Muhammad Ali, Santosh Khanal,Shiai Xu, Preparation and performance of nanoparticle‐reinforced chitosan proton‐exchange membranes for fuel‐cell applications. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2018: p. 46904.



Khanal Santosh, Weipeng Zhang, Saad Ahmed, Muhammad Ali, and Shiai Xu. "Effects of intumescent flame retardant system consisting of tris (2-hydroxyethyl) isocyanurate and ammonium polyphosphate on the flame retardant properties of high-density polyethylene composites." Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 112 (2018): 444-451

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