Dr. Sonia Zulfiqar


Now an Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, School of Natural Sciences, National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan, Dr. Sonia was a Postdoctoral Scholar at ONE Lab during Sept 2010 - Sept 2011.
Education:
PhD Quaid-i-Azam University /Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, 2008
MPhil Quaid-i-Azam University, 2003
MSc Quaid-i-Azam University, 2001
BS Punjab University, 1999

Work:
Postdoc University of Delaware, 2008-2009
Visiting Faculty Quaid-i-Azam University, 2009-2010

Publications:

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Sonia's publications prior to joining ONE Lab:
2006:

1. Zulfiqar, S., Shabbir, S., Ishaq, M., Shaukat, M. S. and Sarwar, M.I., ‘Metal Distribution in Pakistani and Foreign Brands of Cigarette Tobacco’, Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 77 (5), 671-678, 2006.

2. Zulfiqar, S., Shabbir, S., Ishaq, M., Shaukat, M. S. and Sarwar, M.I., ‘Metal Distribution in Pakistani and Foreign Brands of Cigarette Ash’, Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 77 (5), 679-686, 2006.

2007:

3. Zulfiqar, S., Ahmad, Z., Ishaq, M., Saeed, S. and Sarwar, M.I., ‘Thermal and Mechanical Properties of SEBS-g-MA Based Inorganic Composite Materials’, Journal of Materials Science, 42 (1), 93-100, 2007.

4. Kausar, A., Zulfiqar, S., Shabbir, S., Ishaq, M. and Sarwar, M.I., ‘Mechanical Properties of Functionalized SEBS Based Inorganic Hybrid Materials’, Polymer Bulletin, 59(4), 457-468, 2007.

5. Sarwar, M.I., Zulfiqar, S. and Ahmad, Z., ‘Preparation and Properties of Polyamide-Titania Nanocomposites’, Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology, 44(1), 41-46, 2007.

6. Sarwar, M.I., Zulfiqar, S. and Ahmad, Z., ‘Organic-Inorganic Nanocomposites Prepared from Fluoro-Aramid and Silica’, Colloid and Polymer Science, 285(15), 1733-1739, 2007.

7. Zulfiqar, S., Ahmad, Z. and Sarwar, M.I., ‘Soluble Aromatic Polyamide Bearing Ether Linkages: Synthesis and Characterization ’, Colloid and Polymer Science, 285(15), 1749-1754, 2007.

2008:

8. Sarwar, M.I., Zulfiqar, S. and Ahmad, Z., ‘Polyamide-Silica Nanocomposites: Mechanical, Morphological and Thermomechanical Investigations’, Polymer International, 57(2), 292-296, 2008.

9. Sarwar, M.I., Zulfiqar, S. and Ahmad, Z., ‘Poly (ether amide) and Silica Nanocomposites Derived from Sol-gel Process’, Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology, 45(1), 89-95, 2008.

10. Zulfiqar, S., Lieberwirth, I. and Sarwar, M.I., ‘Soluble Aramid Containing Ether Linkages: Synthesis, Static and Dynamic Light Scattering Studies’, Chemical Physics, 344(1-2), 202-208, 2008.

11. Shabbir, S., Zulfiqar, S., Lieberwirth, I., Kausar, A. and Sarwar, M.I., ‘Compatibilizing Effect of Functionalized Polystyrene Blends: A Study of Morphology, Thermal and Mechanical Properties’, Surface and Interface Analysis, 40(5), 906-913, 2008.

12. Shabbir, S., Zulfiqar, S., Ishaq, M. and Sarwar, M.I., ‘Miscibility Studies of PVC/ Aramid Blends’, Colloid and Polymer Science, 286(6-7), 673-681, 2008.

13. Zulfiqar, S. and Sarwar, M.I., ‘Mechanical and Thermal Behavior of Clay Reinforced Aramid Nanocomposite Materials’ Scripta Materialia, 59(4), 436-439, 2008.

14. Zulfiqar, S., Lieberwirth, I., Ahmad, Z. and Sarwar, M.I., ‘New Aramid Based Nano- composites: Synthesis and Characterization’, Polymer Engineering and Science, 48(8), 1624-1633, 2008.

15. Zulfiqar, S., Ishaq, M. and Sarwar, M.I., ‘Effect of Surface Modification of Montmorillonite on the Properties of Aromatic Polyamide /Clay Nanocomposites.’, Surface and Interface Analysis, 40(8), 1195-1201, 2008.

16. Shabbir, S., Zulfiqar, S., Ahmad, Z. and Sarwar, M.I., ‘In-situ Reactive Compatibilization of Aramid/ Polystyrene Blends using Amine Functionalized Polystyrene.’, Polymer Engineering and Science, 48(9), 1793-1800, 2008.

17. Zulfiqar, S., Ishaq, M., Ahmad, Z. and Sarwar, M.I., ‘Synthesis, Static and Dynamic Light Scattering Studies of Soluble Aromatic Polyamide’, Polymers for Advanced Technologies, 19(9), 1250-1255, 2008.

18. Zulfiqar, S., Lieberwirth, I., Ahmad, Z. and Sarwar, M.I., ‘Morphology, Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Aramid/Layered Silicate Nanocomposite Materials’, Journal of Materials Research, 23(9), 2296-2304, 2008.

19. Zulfiqar, S., Lieberwirth, I., Ahmad, Z. and Sarwar, M.I., ‘Influence of Oligomerically Modified Reactive Montmorillonite on Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Aromatic Polyamide/Clay Nanocomposites’, Acta Materialia, 56(17), 4905- 4912, 2008.

20. Zulfiqar, S., Kausar, A., Rizwan, M. and Sarwar, M.I., ‘Probing the Role of Surface Treated Montmorillonite on the Properties of Semi-aromatic Polyamide/Clay Nanocomposites’ Applied Surface Science, 255(5), Part 1, 2080-2086, 2008.

21. Zulfiqar, S., Ahmad, Z. and Sarwar, M.I., ‘Preparation and Properties of Aramid / Layered Silicate Nanocomposites by Solution Intercalation Technique’, Polymers for Advanced Technologies, 19(12), 1720-1728, 2008.

22. Zulfiqar, S. and Sarwar, M.I., ‘Effect of Thermally Stable Oligomerically Modified Clay on the Properties of Aramid Based Nanocomposite Materials.’ Journal of Materials Research, 23(12), 3330-3338, 2008.

23. Zulfiqar, S. and Sarwar, M.I., ‘Inclusion of Aramid Chains into the Layered Silicates through Solution Intercalation Route’ Journal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry, 62(3-4), 353-361, 2008.

2009:

24. Sarwar, M.I., Zulfiqar, S. and Ahmad, Z., ‘Properties of Polyamide-Zirconia Nanocomposites Prepared from Sol-gel Technique’, Polymer Composites, 30(1), 95-100, 2009.

25. Rafique, M., Zulfiqar, S., Yap, G. P.A., Shah, S. I. and Sarwar, M.I., ‘Synthesis and Crystal Structure of 1, 3-Bis (p-nitrophenoxy)propane’ Journal of Chemical Crystallography, 39(1), 83-86, 2009.

26. Zulfiqar, S. and Sarwar, M.I., ‘Soluble Aromatic Polyamide Bearing Sulfone Linkages: Synthesis and Characterization’, High Performance Polymers, 21(1), 3-15, 2009.

27. Zulfiqar, S., Shabbir, S., Ishaq, M. and Sarwar, M.I., ‘Investigation of Nanostructure and Properties of Aromatic-Aliphatic Polyamide based Nanocomposites with Clay Additives’ Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 112(5), 3141-3148, 2009.

28. Zulfiqar, S. and Sarwar, M.I., ‘Synthesis and Characterization of Aromatic-Aliphatic Polyamide Nanocomposite Films Incorporating a Thermally Stable Organoclay’ Nanoscale Research Letters, 4(5), 391-399, 2009.

29. Sarwar, M.I., Zulfiqar, S. and Ahmad, Z., ‘Investigating the Property Profile of Polyamide-Alumina Nanocomposite Materials’, Scripta Materialia, 60(11), 988-991, 2009.

30. Zulfiqar, S., Rafique, M., Shaukat, M. S., Ishaq, M. and Sarwar, M.I., ‘Influence of Clay Modification on the Properties of Aramid/Layered Silicate Nanocomposites’, Colloid and Polymer Science, 287(6), 715-723, 2009.

31. Zulfiqar, S., Ahmad, Z and Sarwar, M.I., ‘Probing the Properties of Nanocomposites Synthesized from Aramid and Surface Modified Clay’, Australian Journal of Chemistry, 62(5), 441-447, 2009.

32. Zulfiqar, S. and Sarwar, M.I., ‘Investigating the Structure-Property Relationship of Aromatic-Aliphatic Polyamide/ Layered Silicate Hybrid Films’ Solid State Sciences, 11(7), 1246-1251, 2009.

33. Zulfiqar, S., Ahmad, Z., Ishaq, M. and Sarwar, M.I., ‘Aromatic-Aliphatic Polyamide/ Montmorillonite Clay Nanocomposite Materials: Synthesis, Nanostructure and Properties’ Materials Science and Engineering A-Structural Materials Properties Microstructure and Processing, 525(1-2), 30-36, 2009.

2010:

34. Shabbir, S., Zulfiqar, S. Ahmad, Z and Sarwar, M.I., ‘Synthesis and Properties of Hyperbranched Polyamide-Esters Derived from 1,3,5-tris(4'-hydroxyphenylcarbamoyl) benzene”, Tetrahedron, 66(6), 1389-1398, 2010

35. Shabbir, S., Zulfiqar, S. Ahmad, Z and Sarwar, M.I., ‘Synthesis, Characterization and Functionalization of thermally stable Hyperbranched Polyamide-Ethers Based on 6-hydroxy-2,4-bis(4′-nitrobenzamide) Pyrimidine’, Polymer Degradation and Stability, 95(4) 500-507, 2010.

36. Shabbir, S., Zulfiqar, S. Ahmad, Z. and Sarwar, M.I., ‘Synthesis and characterization of hyperbranched aromatic polyester-imides with good thermal properties based on 1,3,5-tris(3',4'-carboxyphenyl)benzene trianhydride’, Polymer Degradation and Stability, 95(7), 1251-1259, 2010.

37. Yassitepe, E., Khalifa, Z., Jaffari, G. H., Chou, C-S., Zulfiqar, S., Sarwar, M. I., and Shah, S. I, ‘A new route for the synthesis of CuIn0.5Ga0.5Se2 powder for solar cell applications’ Powder Technology, 201(1), 27-31, 2010.

38. Shabbir, S., Zulfiqar, S. Ahmad, Z and Sarwar, M.I., ‘Pyrimidine Based Carboxylic Acid Terminated Aromatic and Semiaromatic Hyperbranched Polyamide-esters: Synthesis and Characterization”, Tetrahedron, 66(35), 7204-7212, 2010.

39. Kausar, A., Zulfiqar, S., Ahmad, Z. and Sarwar, M.I., “Novel Processable and Heat Resistant Poly(phenylthiourea azomethine imide)s: Synthesis and characterization”, Polymer Degradation and Stability, 95(9), 1826-1833, 2010.

40. Shabbir, S., Zulfiqar, S., Shah, S.I., Ahmad, Z. and Sarwar, M.I., ‘Synthesis, morphology and properties of self-assembled nanostructured aramid and polystyrene blends’, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 114(41), 13241-13248, 2010.

41. Zulfiqar, S., Ishaq, M. and Sarwar, M.I., ‘Synthesis and Characterization of Soluble Aromatic-Aliphatic Polyamide’, Advances in Polymer Technology, 29(4), 300-308, 2010.

42. Kausar, A., Zulfiqar, S., Ahmad, Z. and Sarwar, M.I., “Studies on novel thermally stable segmented polyurethanes based on thiourea-derivative diols’, Polymer Degradation and Stability, DOI: 10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2010.09.006, 2010.

43. Kausar, A., Zulfiqar, S., Ahmad, Z. and Sarwar, M.I., “Novel thermally stable poly(thiourea-amide-imide)s bearing C=S moieties and pyridine units in the backbone: Synthesis and properties”, Polymer Degradation and Stability, DOI: 10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2010.07.021, 2010.

44. Kausar, A., Zulfiqar, S., Ahmad, Z. and Sarwar, M.I., “Facile synthesis and properties of a new generation of soluble and thermally stable polyimides’, Polymer Degradation and Stability, DOI: 10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2010.07.025, 2010.

45. Kausar, A., Zulfiqar, S. Ali, L., Ishaq, M. and Sarwar, M.I., “Novel Poly(thiourea-ether-imide)s derived from 4,4'-oxydiphenyl bis(thiourea): Probing the liability for high temperature applications”, Polymer International, DOI: 10.1002/pi.2979, 2010.

46. Kausar, A., Zulfiqar, S., Ali, L. and Sarwar, M.I., ‘Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Thermally Stable Aromatic and Semi-aromatic Polyamides Derived from Thiourea Based Flexible Diacid Chlorides’, Monatshefte für Chemie - Chemical Monthly, DOI: 10.1007/s00706-010-0422-1, 2010.
 
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