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Zafar Iqbal
Research Professor
Department of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences
Also at: the Electronic Imaging Center
New Jersey Institute of Technology
University Heights
Newark, New Jersey 07102-1982

Voice: (973) 596-8571
Fax: (973) 596-3586


Before joining the New Jersey Institute of Technology Dr. Zafar Iqbal was Senior Principal Scientist and Program Manager at Honeywell's Corporate Laboratory in Morristown, New Jersey, where he spent nearly 20 years of his career. He obtained his Ph.D in SurfacePhysics from the University of Cambridge, England in 1967 and was a Science Research Council Fellow in Molecular Sciences at the University of Warwick, England between 1967-69.  In 1969 he joined the US Army's Feltman Research Laboratory in Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, as a research scientist where he remained till 1977. Before joining Honeywell (then Allied Signal) in 1983, he was a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry in the University of Zurich, Switzerland and guest Professor at the Laboratory for Solid State Physics of Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich. He received the US Army Science Paul A. Siple Medal, the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship and numerous research and development awards from both Picatinny Arsenal and Honeywell. He has published over 180 papers in refereed journals, including articles in Science and Nature. He has edited two monographs, published numerous book chapters and is currently working on a multi-volume Atlas on the high temperature superconductors. He holds 14 awarded and 5 pending US patents on a wide range of technologies. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.


Research Interests

His current research interests center around nanotechnology -  carbon nanotubes and related materials, and their applications in smart coatings, nanoenergetics, nanocomposites, sensors, hydrogen storage, biofuel cells and solar cells. He has close collaborations with City College, New York; Arizona State University, Tempe; Rutgers University, New Brunswick; Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden; and Picatinny Arsenal. Current funding for his group is from the US Army, DARPA and NSF.


Fall 2007: Chem/Mtse 648 Nanomaterials

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