Dr. Muhammad Riaz

Dr. Muhammad Riaz

Dr. Muhammad Riaz

Assistant Professor

Muhammad.riaaz@ucp.edu.pk
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Dr. Muhammad Riaz won the HEC Indigenous scholarship for Ph.D. studies and completed his Ph.D. at GC University, Faisalabad.  He also completed two years of Postdoctoral Fellowship while working at the University of Veterinary and Animal Science Lahore in an International Development Research Centre (IDRC), a Canada-funded research project.

He has very good expertise to handle many advanced analytical instruments such as HPLC, LC-MS, GC-MS, Atomic absorption spectrophotometer, flame photometer, spectrophotometer, ELISA, etc. His Professional research skills include mineral analysis in plants, heavy metal analysis in wastewater, wastewater treatment, and medicinal plant profiling by HPLC, LC-MS, GC-MS, IR, FTIR, and NMR. His area of research is biological studies such as cytotoxicity,  antimicrobial activity, antifungal, antioxidant purification, photochemistry, and total phenolic content determination from medicinal plants, along with well-developed problem-solving skills and initiative in establishing new method developments.

Dr. Riaz has also exposure to organizing technical workshops, conference, and symposium as an organizer. He has expertise to use Endnote and Mendeley and also conducted many hands-on technical workshops to use these software. He also as a resource person delivered lectures in technical workshops and oral and poster presentations at both national and international conferences/symposia.

PhD Chemistry GC University, Faisalabad, Pakistan 2013
M. Phil. Chemistry University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan 2007
M.Sc. Chemistry University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan 2005
Assistant Professor Chemistry University of Central Punjab Lahore 2021-Date
Postdoctoral Fellow University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore (International Development and Research Centre (IDRC) Canada- funded research project) 2019-2021
Assistant Professor Chemistry Department of Chemistry University of Sargodha, Sargodha 2018-2019
Assistant Professor Chemistry Department of Chemistry University of Sargodha Women Campus Faisalabad 2014 -2018
1Muhammad Riaz, Raziya Nadeem, Muhammad Asif Hanif, Tariq Mehmood Ansari, and Khalil Ur Rehman (2009) Pb (II) Biosorption from Hazardous Aqueous Streams Using Gossypium hirsutum (Cotton) Waste Biomass. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 161:3, 88–94, (Impact Factor = 6.434)
2Raziya Nadeem, Muhammad Asif Hanif, Muhammad Riaz, Abdul Aziz Azhar, Tahira Iqbal, and Tariq Mahmood Ansari (2010) Kinetic and Equilibrium Modeling of Cu (II) and Ni (II) Sorption onto Physically Pretreated Rosa centifolia Distillation Waste Biomass. African Journal of Biotechnology, 9:53: 9051–9062. (Impact Factor =0.6)
3Muhammad Riaz, Nasir Rasool, Iftikhar Hussain Bukhari, Muhammad Shahid, Muhammad Zubair, Komal Rizwan, and Umer Rashid. (2012) In Vitro Antimicrobial, Antioxidant, Cytotoxicity and GC-MS Analysis of Mazus goodenifolius. Molecules, 17: 14275–14287. (Impact Factor =2.426)
4Komal Rizwan, Muhammad Zubair, Nasir Rasool, Muhammad Riaz, Muhammad Zia-Ul-Haq, and Vincenzo de Feo. (2012) Phytochemical and Biological Studies of Agave attenuata. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 13: 6440–6451. (Impact Factor =2.598)
5Muhammad Riaz, Nasir Rasool, Iftikhar Hussain Bukhari, Muhammad Shahid, Ameer Fawad Zahoor, Mazhar Amjad Gilani, and Muhammad Zubair. (2012) Antioxidant, Antimicrobial and Cytotoxicity Studies of Russelia equisetiformis. African Journal of Microbiology Research, 6:27: 5700–5707. (Impact Factor = 0.539)
6Muhammad Riaz, Nasir Rasool, Iftikhar Hussain Bukhari, Komal Rizwan, Muhammad Zubair, Fatima Javed, Atif Ali Altaf, and Hafiz Muhammad Abdul Qayyum (2013) Antioxidant, Antimicrobial Activity and GC-MS Analysis of Russelia equsetiformis Essential Oils. Oxidation Communications, 36:1, 272–282. (Impact Factor =0.507)
7Muhammad Riaz, N. Rasool, I.H. Bukhari, M. Zubair, M. Shahid, T.H. Bokhari, Y. Gull, K. Rizwan, M. Iqbal, and M. Zia-Ul-Haq (2013) Antioxidant Studies Using Sunflower Oil as Oxidative Substrate and DNA Protective Assay by Antirrhinum majus. Oxidation Communications, 36:1: 542–552. (Impact Factor =0.507)
8Muhammad Riaz, Nasir Rasool, Shahid Rasool, Umer Rashid, Iftikhar Hussain Bukhari, Muhammad Zubair, Mnaza Noreen, and Mazhar Abbas. (2013) Chemical Analysis, Cytotoxicity and Antimicrobial Studies by Snapdragon a Medicinal Plant. Asian Journal of Chemistry, 25:10, 5479-5482. (Impact Factor =0.355)
9Muhammad Riaz, Raziya Nadeem, Muhammad Asif Hanif, Nasir Rasool, Rashid Saeed, Muhammad Idrees Jilani, Tahira Iqbal, and Muddassar Zafar (2013) Kinetic and Equilibrium Modeling, Equilibrium Gossypium hirsutum (Cotton) Chemically Pretreated Leaves Waste Biomass. Asian Journal of Chemistry, 25:2: 1111–1116. (Impact Factor =0.355)
10Sania Afzal, Nasir Rasool, Muhammad Riaz, Umer Rashid, Komal Rizwan, Muhammad Zubair, and Muhammad Shahid (2013) Evaluation of antioxidant activity, cytotoxic studies and GC. MS profiling of Matthiola incana (stockflower) Legume Research, 36 (1): 21–32. (Impact Factor 0.232)
11Tanveer Hussain Bokhari, Moneeb Hussain, Saira Hina, Muhammad Zubair, Nasir Rasool, Muhammad Riaz, Munawar Iqbal, Tanveer Hussain Bukhari, Abdullah Ijaz Hussain, and Muhammad Shahid (2013) Antioxidant, Antimicrobial, Cytotoxic Studies of Methanolic Extract, Fractions and Essential Oil of Curry Patta (Chalcas koeingii) from Pakistan. Journal of The Chemical Society of Pakistan, 35:2, 468-475 (Impact Factor =1.377)
12Hassan S., Shahid Rasool, Uzma Niaz, Muhammad Khalil Rehman, Muhammad Yasir Ali, Ghulam Abbas, Nasir Rasool and Muhammad Riaz (2012) Dermatological Potential of Crude Extracts and Different Fractions of Achyranthes aspera Linn. African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 6(44): 3096-3101. (Impact Factor =0.839)
13Shakeel Ahmad Khan, Nasir Rasool, Muhammad Riaz, Raziya Nadeem, Umer Rashid, Komal Rizwan, Muhammad Zubair, Iftikhar Hussain Bukhari, and Tahsin Gulzar (2013) Evaluation of Antioxidant and Cytotoxicity Studies of Clerodendrum inerme. Asian Journal of Chemistry, 25:13, 7457-7462. (Impact Factor 0.355)
14Beenish Riaz, Tariq Mehmood Ansar, Muhammad Asif Hanif, Sana Riaz, Muhammad Aslam Khand, Muhammad Riaz and Muhammad Idrees Jilani (2013) Utilization of Extensively Available Environmental Waste Mentha spicata for Uptake of Pb(II) from Aqueous Solutions. Asian Journal of Chemistry, 25:8, 4551-4555 (Impact Factor 0.355)
15Hira Tariq, Muhammad Zubair, Komal Rizwan, Hafeez Samia, Nasır Rasool, Iftikhar Hussain Bukhari, Ghulam Murtaza, Muhammad Riaz and Viqar Uddin Ahmad (2013) An Evaluation of Haemolytic and Antioxidant Potential of Kalanchoe pinnata Leaves. Asian Journal of Chemistry, 25:13, 7310-7314. (Impact Factor 0.355)
16Muhammad Zubair, Sadia Hassan, Komal Rizwan, Nasir Rasool, Muhammad Riaz, M. Zia-Ul-Haq, and Vincenzo De Feo. (2013) Antioxidant Potential and Oil Composition of Callistemon viminalis Leaves. Scientific World Journal, Vol. (2013): 1-8. (Impact Factor 1.724)
17I.H. Bukhari, G. Shabbir, J. Rehman, M. Riaz, N. Rasool, M. Zubair, Q.U. Ain, S. Munir, M. A. Shaheen (2013) Biosorption of Pb(II), Cu(II) and Mn(II) Metal Ions from Aqueous Solutions by Using Typha latifolia Waste Biomass. Journal of Environmental Protection and Ecology, 14:2, 453–462 (Impact Factor 0.338)
18Naima Termazi, Farhat Abbas, Iftikhar Hussain Bukhari, Tariq Mahmood Bhatti, Muhammad Riaz, Muhammad Aftab Rafiq, and Qaiser M. Khan. (2013) Synthesis and Characterization of Titanium Dioxide (TIO2) Nano Particles and Their Application in Environmental Remediation of Textile Dyes. Asian Journal of Chemistry, 25:17; 9766-9774. (Impact Factor 0.355)
19Rashid Saleem, Ahmad Adnan, Muhammad Riaz, Muhammad Hanif, Fahim Ashraf Qureshi. (2013) Study of Retanning Behaviour of Sulphonated Succinic Dihydrazide Formaldehyde Condensate Under Different Mole Ratios. Asian Journal of Chemistry, 25:17; 9829-9834. (Impact Factor = 0.355).
20Rashid Saleem, Ahmad Adnan, Fahim Ashraf Qureshi, and Muhammad Riaz. (2013) Study of Viscosity Behavior and Retanning Properties of Isophthalic Dihydrazide Based Amino Resins Under Different Reactant Conditions. Journal of the Society of Leather Technologists and Chemists, 97, 211-219 (Impact Factor = 0.44)
21Humera Iram, Nasir Rasool, Muhammad Riaz, Muhammad Zubair, Umer Rashid, Iftikhar Hussain Bukhari, and Rasool Bakhsh Tareen. (2013) Antioxidant, Antimicrobial, Cytotoxicity and HPLC Studies of Sophora mollis. Asian Journal of Chemistry, 25:18; 10519-10525. (Impact Factor = 0.335)
22Asma Mushtaq, Nasir Rasool, Muhammad Riaz, Rasool Buksh Tareen, Muhammad Zubair, Umer Rashid, and Muhammad Akmal Khan (2013) Antioxidant, antimicrobial studies and characterisation of essential oil, fixed oil of Clematis graveolens by GC-MS. Oxidation Communications, 36:4, 1067–1078. (Impact Factor 0.539)
23Shaukat Ali, Nasir Rasool, Aman Ullah, Faiz-Ul-Hassan Nasim, Asma Yaqoob, Muhammad Zubair, Umer Rashid, and Muhammad Riaz (2013) Design and Synthesis of Arylthiophene-2-Carbaldehydes via Suzuki-Miyaura Reactions and Their Biological Evaluation. Molecules, 18: 14711–14725. (Impact Factor 3.098)
24Tanveer Hussain Bokhari, Nasir Rasool, Maryam Riaz, Muhammad Riaz, Saira Hina, Rasool Buksh Tareen, Iftikhar Hussain Bukhari, Muhammad Zubair, Shazia Anwer Bukhari and Muhammad Shahid (2014) GC-MS, HPLC Profiling, Antioxidant, Antimicrobial and Cytotoxicity Studies of Malcolmia africana Leaves. Journal of the Chemical Society of Pakistan, 36:3, 473-480. (Impact Factor =0.345)
25Muhammad Imran, Nasir Rasool, Komal Rizwan, Muhammad Zubair, Muhammad Riaz, Muhammad Zia-Ul-Haq, Usman Ali Rana, Ayman Nafady, and Hawa Ze Jaafar. 2014. Chemical Composition and Biological Studies of Ficus benjamina. Chemistry Central Journal, 8 (12), 1–10. (Impact Factor 2.55)
26T. H. Bokhari, M. A. Aslam, S. Hina, N. B. Rizvi, N. Rasool, M. J. Saif, M. Zubair, A. I. Hussain, S. A. Shahid Chatha, M. Riaz (2014). Minerals Composition, Phenolic Profile, Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Activities of Corchorus depressus Roots Extracts. Bulgarian Chemical Communications, 46:4, 788 – 794. (Impact Factor 0.44)
27T. H. Bokhari, A. Aslam, N. B. Rizvi , N. Rasool, M. J. Saif, I. H. Bukhari, M. Zubair, A. Jabar, M. Riaz, S. Hina, M. Iqbal, A.I. Hussain (2014) Antioxidant, Antimicrobial, Minerals Analysis, HPLC and GC-MS Studies of Corchorus depressus Stem. Oxidation Communications, 37: 2, 483–491. (Impact Factor= 0.539)
28M. Abbas, N. Rasool, M. Riaz, M. Zubair, M. Abbas, Noor-Ul-Haq, N. Hayat (2014) GC-MS profiling, antioxidant, and antimicrobial studies of various parts of Carissa grandiflora. Bulgarian Chemical Communications, 46:4, 831 – 839. Impact Factor 0.44)
29Asghar, M., Rasool N., Riaz M., Abass M., Mustafa A. U., Adeel H. M., Zubair, M., Tareend R. B., Rana U. A. (2014) Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Study of Various Parts of Achillea wilhelmsii (A Medicinal Plant). Oxidation Communications, 37:2, 543–554. (Impact Factor 0.489)
30Rehman, Q. U., I.H. Bukhari, N. Rasool, T.H. Bukhari, N. Aslam, M. Riaz, and M.K.S. Qureshi (2014) Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Activities of Leontice eversmannii Roots. Oxidation Communications, 37:2, 533–542. (Impact Factor 0.489)
31H. M. Adeel, M. Ahmad, N. Rasool, A. Mansha, T. H. Bokhari, A. Ullah, M. Riaz, L. Tahir, S. Ercisli, M. Zia-Ul-Haq. 2015 Biochemical And Cytotoxic Studies Of Various Parts of Ranunculus glacialis. Oxidation Communication: 38:2, 700-713. (Impact Factor 0.489)
32H. Iram, N. Rasool, M. Riaz, A. Ullah, T. H. Bokhari, S. G. Musharraf, R. B. Tareen, M. Zubair, S. Ercisli, M. Zia-Ul-Haq (2015) GC-MS Analysis, Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Studies of Sophora mollis Essential Oil and Fixed Oil. Oxidation Communication, 38:2 689-699. (Impact Factor 0.489)
33Hina Rizvi, Nasir Ahmad, Farhat Abbas, Iftikhar Hussain Bukhari, Tahira Yasmeen, Shafaqat Ali, and Muhammad Riaz (2015) Start-up of UASB Reactors Treating Municipal Wastewater and Effect of Temperature/Sludge Age and Hydraulic Retention Time (HRT) on Its Performance. Arabian Journal of Chemistry, 8(6): 780–786. (Impact Factor 2.969)
34Shahzad, F., M. Zubair, K. Rizman, N. Rassol, R.B. Tareen, M. Riaz, S. Ercisli, M. Zia-Ul-Haq. (2015). Evaluation of Antioxidant, Antimicrobial Activities and GC-MS Analysis of Zigophyllum eurupterum. Oxidation Communications, 38:(4A): 1978–1994. (Impact Factor 0.539)
35Kashif Mahmood, Iqra Noreen, Muhammad Riaz, Mohammad Zuber, Mahwish Salman, Saima Rehman and Khalid Mahmood Zia (2016) Synthesis and characterization of novel curcumin based polyurethanes varying diisocyanates structure. Journal of Polymer Research 23:233, 1-9 (Impact Factor = 1.615)
36Marium Khaliq, Muhammad Riaz, Nida Kanwal, Iqbal Mahmood, Afsar Khan, Tanveer Hussain Bokhari and Muhammad Afzal (2017) Evolution of Cytotoxicity, Antioxidant, and Antimicrobial Studies of Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum) Roots Extracts. Journal of The Chemical Society of Pakistan Vol. 39, No. 01, 152-160 (Impact Factor = 0.327)
37Arooba Ashraf, M. Riaz, M. Nasrullah, M. Hanif, B. Javaid, S. Ali, H.M.A Qayyum (2017) Phytochemical, antioxidant and cytotoxicty studies of Calendula officinalis (Potmarigold) leaves extracts, Oxidation Communications 40, No 1-I, 120–130 (Impact Factor 0.489)
38Muhammad Riaz, Nasir Rasool, Mazhar Iqbal, Abdul Tawab, Fazal-e-Habib, Afsar Khan and Muhammad Farman (2017) Liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-ESI-MS/MS) analysis of Russelia equisetiformis extract. Bulgarian Chemical Communications. 49(2) 354-359 (Impact Factor =0.242)
39S. Idrees, R. A. Sarfraz, M. Riaz, R. A. Khera, A. Zia, M. A. Hanif, M. Suleman (2017) Evaluation Of Antidiabetic, Antioxidant, Antimicrobial And Cytotoxicity Properties of Avena sativa Roots Extracts. Oxidation Communications, 40(2) 613–623 (Impact Factor = 0.489)
40R. Riaz, M. Riaz, I. Mahmood, R. Nadeem, I. Ahmad, M. Abbas, F. A. Rizvi, I. Ishaque, M. Suleman (2017) Evaluation of effect of chemically modified Dalbergia sissoo (Sheesham) leaves on biosorption of Pb(II) from aqueous solutions Oxidation Communications, 40, No 2 898–909 (Impact Factor = 0.489)
41Muhammad Zubair, Komal Rizwan, Umer Rashid, Rabia Saeed, Anum Ayesha Saeed, Nasir Rasool, and Muhammad Riaz. (2017) GC/MS Profiling, In Vitro Antioxidant, Antimicrobial and Haemolytic Activities of Smilax macrophylla Leaves. Arabian Journal of Chemistry. 10(1): S1460-S1468. (Impact Factor =2.684)
42Shabbir Hussain, Saqib Ali, Saira Shahzadi, Muhammad Shahid, Asif Ali Tahir,Syed Mustansar Abbas, Muhammad Riaz, Iqbal Ahmad and Imdad Hussaih (2017) Multinuclear (Sn/Pd) complexes with disodium 2,2′-(dithiocarboxyazanediyl)diacetate hydrate; Synthesis, characterization and biological activities. Journal of Coordination Chemistry, 70(24): 4070–4092 (Impact Factor = 1.703)
43A. R. Abbas, Misbah, M. Riaz, M. A. Hanif, M. Suleman, Y. Gull. (2018) Kinetic and equilibrium modeling of the removal of Cr (VI) ions by chemically treated Zea mays (Corn) cob from aqueous solutions. Bulgarian Chemical Communications, 50(1):7–15. (Impact Factor =0.242)
44M. Afzal, M. Shahid, M. Riaz, M.A. Saleem, J.I. Wattoo, B. Zeshan And M. Naveed. Role of fungal-induced stress in biochemical and phytochemical profiling of Peganum harmala (2018). Journal of Biological Regulators & Homeostatic Agents, 32(2), 379-384. (Impact Factor = 1.397)
45Iqra Ashraf, Muhammad Zubair, Komal Rizwan, Nasir Rasool, Muhammad Jamil, Shakeel Ahmad Khan, Rasool Bakhsh Tareen, Viqar Uddin Ahmad, Abid Mahmood, Muhammad Riaz, M. Zia-Ul-Haq and Hawa ZE Jaafar (2018) Chemical composition, antioxidant and antimicrobial potential of essential oils from different parts of Daphne mucronata. Chemistry Central Journal, 12:135, 1-8. (Impact Factor = 2.284
46S. Naseer, MS Afzal, A. Nisa,S. Hussain, M.A. Ahmad, S. Parveen, F. Anjum, M. Riaz, (2019) Extraction of brown dye from Eucalyptus bark and its applications in food storage, Quality Assurance and Safety of Crops & Foods, 2019, 11(8): 769-780 (Impact Factor = 1.7)
47Rukhsar, B., Hussain, S., Saddiqa, A., Riaz, M., Iqbal, M., Javaid, K., Amjad, M., Arbab, A., Nasir, N., Akram, S. and Akram, A., (2019). Sepsis: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment/Prevention Procedures. Pakistan Journal of Science, 71(3): 173-179. HEC recognized Journal
48Ghani, A., Qayyum, I., Hussain, S., Riaz, M. and Saddiqa, A., (2019). Evaluation of Hardness of Ground Drinking Water in Vehari, Pakistan. International Journal of Economic and Environmental Geology, 10(4):84-89. HEC recognized Journal
49Ambreen, H., Hussain, S., Naeem, N., Ahmad, A., Riaz, M. and Saddiqa, A., (2019). Biological and Chemical Strategies for the Treatment of Sugar Industry Effluents. International Journal of Economic and Environmental Geology, 10(4):59-63. HEC recognized Journal
50R.Kiran, S. Hussain, A. Ahmad, M. Javed, Muhammad Riaz, M. A. Hanif, M. Suleman, A. Saddiqa, M. Iqbal, M. S. Bashir. (2019) Review; Chemical Characteristics And Therapeutic Potential Of Asphaltum Punjabianum (Shilajit). Postępy Biologii Komórki. 46 2019 NR 4 (437–446). (Impact Factor = 0.158)
51Hussain, Shabbir, Saqib Ali, Saira Shahzadi, Muhammad Riaz, Khalida Nazir, Muhammad Nadeem Arshad, and Abdullah M. Asiri. (2020) Synthesis, Structural and Biological Studies of Organotin (IV) Complexes with N-(Dithiocarboxy) Sarcosine. Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering: (6): 1-11. (Impact Factor = 1.518)
52Muhammad Riaz, Sadia Nawaz, Iqra Ilyas, Muhammad Misbah ur Rehman, Rahman Qadir, Tahir Mehmood, Muhammad Afzal, Natasha, Abid Ali, (2021) Evaluation of antidiabetic, antioxidant, and cytotoxic potential of maize (Zia mays L.) husk leaf extracts, Cellular and Molecular Biology. 67 (1)165-170 (Impact Factor = 1.270)
53Muhammad Riaz., Fatima H., Misbah ur Rehman M., Qadir R., Hussain S., Hafeez A., Siddique A.B. (2021) Appraisal of antioxidant potential and biological studies of bogan bail (Bougainvillea glabra) leaf extracts using different solvents. Czech J. Food Sci., 39: 176–180. (Impact Factor = 1.27)
54Mahrye, Anwar, Farooq, Tahir Mehmood, Rahman Qadir, and Muhammad Riaz. (2021): Phenolics profiling and biological activities of different solvent extracts from aerial parts of wild thyme (Thymus vulgaris L.). Journal of Food Measurement and Characterization 16, 610–618. (Impact Factor = 2.431)
55M. Javeda, S. Hussain, Muammad Riaz, A. Asghar, S. K. Syed, S. Barkaat, M. Suleman, M. A. Idrees, F. Ashraf, M. Faizan, F. Feroza (2021) Synthesis and characterization of nanoparticles derived from chitosan-based biopolymer; their photocatalytic and anti-termite potential. Digest Journal of Nanomaterials and Biostructures. 16(4)1607-1618 (Impact Factor = 0.99)
56Saeed, Muhammad Umar, Javed Iqbal, Rana Farhat Mehmood, Muhammad Riaz, S.J., Somaily, H.H., Shawky, A.M., Raheel, M., Khan, M.I., Rashid, E.U. and Khera, R.A. (2022) Structural modification on Dimethoxythienothiophene based non-fullerene acceptor molecule for construction of high-performance organic chromophores by employing DFT approach Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 170: 1-17. (Impact Factor = 3.95)

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