Dr. Tahira Pirzada

Tahira is from Pakistan and has received her PhD in Physical Chemistry from Quaid-i- Azam

University, Islamabad (Pakistan) in 2012. Her PhD dissertation on ‘polymer silica hybrid

nanofibers and xerogels’ is co advised by Dr. Sakhawat Shah and Dr. Saad Khan. After

graduation, she started working with Federal Directorate of Education as an assistant professor

Chemistry. In 2016, she joined Khan Group as a postdoctoral researcher to work on a Bill &

Melinda Gates Foundation funded project. Presently she is working in collaboration with Forest

Biomaterals and Plant Pathology & Entomology departments to develop nutrient rich

biodegradable matrices for crop protection in Sub Saharan Africa. Her other research interests

are green chemistry, organic-inorganic nanocomposites, electrospun nanofibers and gels.

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