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Director
Dr Uzma Yunus
051-9571600
uzma.yunus@aiou.edu.pk

Education

Ph.D. Chemistry (Organic Chemistry) 

Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany & Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan

Post Doctorate

Umeå University, Sweden

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Experience

Head of Chemistry Department since July, 2021 with 21 years of experience in teaching M.Sc., M.Phil and PhD Students. Supervised 4 PhD Thesis, 20 M.PhilThesis and 36 M.Sc. Research Projects in addition to 49 Publications in Impact factor Journals. Currently leading cutting-edge Research in following areas of interest:

  • Synthesis of Heterocyclic compounds of medicinal interest.
  • Supra-molecular Chemistry with emphasis on the development of Pharmaceutical Co-crystals to improve physico-chemical properties of drugs.
  • Development of Nano carriers-based drug delivery systems for target specific delivery of cancer drugs.
  • Applications of Chiral Metal Organic Frameworks (CMOFs) for resolution of racemic drugs.

About

The Allama Iqbal Open University was established in May, 1974, with the main objectives of providing educational opportunities to masses and to those who cannot leave their homes and jobs. During all these past years, the University has more than fulfilled this promise.