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Quantum Mechanical Design and Prediction of Nonlinear Optical Properties in Hybrid Composites
Date: Wednesday, April 20th, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Building 4, Room 125​


Dr. Muhammad Ramzan Saeed Ashraf Janjua
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, KSA

The design and synthesis of novel compounds combining Inorganic cluster (hexamolybdate/ polyoxometalate) with various organic ligands through supramolecular arrays have aroused particular interest and expedited the development of this new kind of materials. Here the design for these hybrid compounds has been suggested. Polyoxometalates can accept and release a certain number of electrons without decomposition, thus serving as multielectron relays. This feature has made these inorganic-organic hybrids very attractive in electrode modification and electrocatalytic research. These POM-based inorganic-organic materials have great potential in the field of electronics, photonics, optics, and information technology. The new insights into the properties of inorganic-organic hybrid functional compounds may provide a full suit of molecular design rules for highly efficient nonlinear optical hybrid composites.
Dr. Muhammad Ramzan Saeed Ashraf Janjua is currently serving as Assistant Professor at KFUPM (Chemistry Department). He earned his Ph.D. (Physical Chemistry) in 2010 from NENU, China. His research was based on the computational modeling of functional, inorganic-organic hybrid materials which stand out for their remarkable nonlinear optical properties. In 2010, he joined University of Sargodha, Pakistan as Assistant Professor and in the meantime he completed his one year Post-Doc (2011-2012) from University of Coimbra Portugal. He is a Visiting Research Scientist at Chinese Academy of Sciences since 2014. He has also won the Best Research Paper Award by HEC, Pakistan for the year 2012 (M.R.S.A. Janjua, Inorg. Chem. 51 (2012), 11306-11314). He is an author of 30 publications printed in world's leading scientific societies e.g., ACS, RSC, Wiley, and Elsevier.
Courtesy: SAICSC- ACS
There will be a get-together with refreshments at 10:45-11:00 a.m.
​All faculty, researchers and graduate students are invited to attend.