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  • 2002-2006 Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz (JGU), Germany Dissertation Title: “Inorganic Functionalized Surfaces and Surfaces Functionalization of Nanoparticles” Thesis grade: Distinction (summa cum laude)
  • M.PHIL ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 1999-2001 Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan Dissertation Title: “Contribution to the Phytochemical Study of Secondary Metabolites of a Biologically Active Plant Species Impatiens balsamina

Representative Publications/Patents ​
  • Hierachical Ni@Fe2O3 superparticles through epitaxial growth of γ-Fe2O3 nanorods on in situ formed Ni nanoplates M. N. Tahir,* J. Herzberger, F. Natalio, O. Köhler, R. Branscheid, E. Mugnaioli, V. Ksenofontov, M. Panthöfer, U. Kolb, H. Frey, W. Tremel*, Nanoscale, 2016, DOI: 10.1039/c6nr00065g.
  • Solids go bio: Inorganic nanoparticles as enzyme mimics R. Ragg, M. N. Tahir, W. Tremel, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2016, DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201501237.
  • Extraordinary performance of carbon-coated anatase TiO2 as sodium-ion anode M. N. Tahir, B. Oschmann, D. Buchholz, X. Dou, L. Wu, I. Lieberwirth, W. Tremel, S. Passerini, R. Zentel, Adv. Energ. Mater. 2016, 6, 1501489.
  • Mesoporous particle fabrication on superamphiphobic surface S. Wooh, H. Huesmann, M. N. Tahir, M. Paven, K. Wichmann, D. Vollmer, W. Tremel, P. Papadopoulos, H.-Jürgen Butt, Adv. Mater. 2015, 27, 7338-7343.
  • Ultra-strong polymer-infiltrated multilayers of metal oxide nanoparticles F. Liaqat, M. N. Tahir,* M. Kappl, G. K. Auernhammer, D. Schneider, K. Char, G. Fytas, H.-J. Butt, W.Tremel,* Mater. Horiz. 2015, 2, 434-441.