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Farooq Sher

Senior Lecturer

Department of Engineering

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Senior Lecturer -  Department  of Engineering

Career overview

Dr Farooq Sher is Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering, School of Science and Technology at Nottingham Trent University. His undergraduate degree (BEng) was in Chemical Engineering, followed by MSc Chemical Engineering from the University of Leeds. He was awarded PhD in Chemical and Environmental Engineering from the University of Nottingham in 2017. He has extensive teaching experience across multidisciplinary engineering and sciences. His research focus is on the area of energy and environment with an emphasis on the utilisation of various renewable energy resources for clean energy using sustainable technologies.

Research areas

Dr Farooq Sher current research overviews the diverse range of approaches and technologies to minimise emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) a greenhouse gas from the use of fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas). It also includes developing technologies to remove carbon dioxide from the flue gases of power plants and chimneys, as well as burn the fuels in pure oxygen (Oxy-fuel), which results in a flue gas that consists entirely of carbon dioxide and water vapours that can be captured relatively easily and can be stored safely in repositories deep underground. Moreover, He is working towards nanomaterials synthesis with applications in wastewater treatment, sustainable energy, climate change and low carbon technologies. The main interests are in the conversion of renewable sources such as biomass, solar, wind and hydro into heat and power including their impact on the environment and climate change. He is also studying the combustion behaviour of different fossil fuels to get a better understanding of their environmental impacts. His expertises are in energy, energy optimisation, wastewater treatment, hydrogen production, fluidised bed combustion (FBC), life cycle assessment (LCA), oxy-fuel combustion, carbon capture and storage (CCS) and environmental management.

Dr Farooq Sher has published more than 100 research papers, several conference papers, book chapters and editorials. Apart from this, he is the editor of more than 10 different multidisciplinary scientific journals. He has reviewed more than 1300 journal papers for several journals. He has been awarded a top reviewer for Engineering from Publons Academy in 2018.

External activity

Dr Farooq Sher is a member of departmental and faculty committees. Externally, he is an associate member of Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), senior member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and professional engineering member of Engineers Australia (IEAust). He is also interested in various forms of community work both within the University and outside such as British Red Cross and STEM Ambassador for youngsters to value them in their lives and careers.


  1. Syuhada, A., M. Ameen, F. Sher, M. T. Azizan, A. Aqsha, M. H. M. Yusoff and M. S. H. Ruslan. Effect of Calcium Doping Using Aqueous Phase Reforming of Glycerol over Sonochemically Synthesized Nickel-Based Supported ZrO2 Catalyst. 2021; 11(8): 977.
  2. Sadiq H, Sher F, Sehar S, Lima EC, Zhang S, Iqbal HM, Zafar F, Nuhanović M. Green synthesis of ZnO nanoparticles from Syzygium Cumini leaves extract with robust photocatalysis applications. Journal of Molecular Liquids. 2021 Aug 1;335:116567.
  3. Zafar N, Niazi MB, Sher F, Khalid U, Jahan Z, Shah GA, Zia M. Starch and polyvinyl alcohol encapsulated biodegradable nanocomposites for environment friendly slow release of urea fertilizer. Chemical Engineering Journal Advances. 2021 Aug 15;7:100123.
  4. Yusoff MH, Ayoub M, Nazir MH, Sher F, Zahid I, Ameen M. Solvent extraction and performance analysis of residual palm oil for biodiesel production: Experimental and simulation study. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering. 2021 Aug 1;9(4):105519.
  5. Nazir MH, Ayoub M, Zahid I, Shamsuddin RB, Ameen M, Sher F, Farrukh S. Waste sugarcane bagasse‐derived nanocatalyst for microwave‐assisted transesterification: Thermal, kinetic and optimization study. Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining. 2021 Jul 16.
  6. Lima EC, Sher F, Saeb MR, Abatal M, Seliem MK. Comments on “Reasonable calculation of the thermodynamic parameters from adsorption equilibrium constant, Journal of Molecular Liquids 322 (2021) 114980.”. Journal of Molecular Liquids. 2021 Jul 15;334:116542.
  7. Khan NA, Niazi MB, Sher F, Jahan Z, Noor T, Azhar O, Rashid T, Iqbal N. Metal Organic Frameworks Derived Sustainable Polyvinyl Alcohol/Starch Nanocomposite Films as Robust Materials for Packaging Applications. Polymers.  2021 Jan;13(14):2307.
  8. Azhar O, Jahan Z, Sher F, Niazi MB, Kakar SJ, Shahid M. Cellulose acetate-polyvinyl alcohol blend hemodialysis membranes integrated with dialysis performance and high biocompatibility. Materials Science and Engineering: C. 2021 Jul 1;126:112127.
  9. Jason YJ, How HG, Teoh YH, Sher F, Chuah HG, Teh JS. Tribological Behaviour of Graphene Nanoplatelets as Additive in Pongamia Oil. Coatings. 2021 Jun;11(6):732.
  10. Sher F, Chen S, Raza A, Rasheed T, Razmkhah O, Rashid T, Rafi-ul-Shan PM, Erten B. Novel strategies to reduce engine emissions and improve energy efficiency in hybrid vehicles. Cleaner Engineering and Technology. 2021 Jun 1;2:100074.
  11. Iqbal M, Niazi MB, Jahan Z, Ahmad T, Hussain Z, Sher F. Fabrication and characterization of carbon-based nanocomposite membranes for packaging application. Polymer Bulletin. 2021 Jun 2:1-22.
  12. El Messaoudi N, El Khomri M, Dabagh A, Chegini ZG, Dbik A, Bentahar S, Lacherai A, Iqbal M, Jada A, Sher F, Lima ÉC. Synthesis of a novel nanocomposite based on date stones/CuFe2O4 nanoparticles for eliminating cationic and anionic dyes from aqueous solution. International Journal of Environmental Studies. 2021 Jun 5:1-9.
  13. Xiao X, Zhang S, Sher F, Chen J, Xin Y, You Z, Wen L, Hu M, Qiu G. A Review on Recycling and Reutilization of Blast Furnace Dust as a Secondary Resource. Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy. 2021 Jun 3:1-8.
  14. Rasheed T, Rizwan K, Bilal M, Sher F, Iqbal HM. Tailored functional materials as robust candidates to mitigate pesticides in aqueous matrices—a review. Chemosphere. 2021 Jun 5:131056.
  15. Rasheed S, Sher F, Rasheed T, Sehar S, Al Qubeissi M, Zafar F, Lima EC. Hydrothermally engineered Ni–CuC hybrid nanocomposites: Structural and morphological investigations with potential fuel catalytic applications. Materials Chemistry and Physics. 2021 Jun 15:124837.
  16. Qamar SA, Qamar M, Bilal M, Bharagava RN, Ferreira LF, Sher F, Iqbal HM. Cellulose-deconstruction potential of nano-biocatalytic systems: A strategic drive from designing to sustainable applications of immobilized cellulases. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. 2021 Jun 17.
  17. Teoh YH, How HG, Sher F, Le TD, Ong HC, Nguyen HT, Yaqoob H. Optimization of Fuel Injection Parameters of Moringa oleifera Biodiesel-Diesel Blend for Engine-Out-Responses Improvements. Symmetry. 2021 Jun;13(6):982.
  18. Ali M, Jahan Z, Sher F, Niazi MB, Kakar SJ, Gul S. Nano architectured cues as sustainable membranes for ultrafiltration in blood hemodialysis. Materials Science and Engineering: C. 2021 Jun 18:112260.
  19. Teixeira RA, Lima EC, Benetti AD, Thue PS, Cunha MR, Cimirro NF, Sher F, Dehghani MH, dos Reis GS, Dotto GL. Preparation of hybrids of wood sawdust with 3-aminopropyl-triethoxysilane. Application as an adsorbent to remove Reactive Blue 4 dye from wastewater effluents. Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers. 2021 Jun 20.
  20. Ali N, Riead MH, Bilal M, Yang Y, Khan A, Ali F, Karim S, Zhou C, Wenjie Y, Sher F, Iqbal HM. Adsorptive remediation of environmental pollutants using magnetic hybrid materials as platform adsorbents. Chemosphere. 2021 Jun 22:131279.
  21. Khan O, Niazi MB, Shah GA, Hazafa A, Jahan Z, Sadiq M, Sher F. Green synthesis and evaluation of calcium-based nanocomposites fertilizers: A way forward to sustainable agricultural. Journal of the Saudi Society of Agricultural Sciences. 2021 Jun 24.
  22. Lima DR, Lima EC, Thue PS, Dias SL, Machado FM, Seliem MK, Sher F, dos Reis GS, Saeb MR, Rinklebe J. Comparison of acidic leaching using a conventional and ultrasound-assisted method for preparation of magnetic-activated biochar. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering. 2021 Jun 25:105865.
  23. Khalid U, Sher F, Noreen S, Lima EC, Rasheed T, Sehar S, Amami R. Comparative effects of conventional and nano-enabled fertilizers on morphological and physiological attributes of Caesalpinia bonducella plants. Journal of the Saudi Society of Agricultural Sciences. 2021 Jun 30.
  24. Shahbudin MI, Jacob DM, Ameen M, Aqsha A, Azizan MT, Yusoff MH, Sher F. Liquid Value-Added Chemicals Production from Aqueous Phase Reforming of Sorbitol and Glycerol over Sonosynthesized Ni-based catalyst. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering. 2021 May 29:105766.
  25. Qureshi Y, Ali U, Sher F. Part load operation of natural gas fired power plant with CO2 capture system for selective exhaust gas recirculation. Applied Thermal Engineering. 2021 May 25;190:116808.
  26. Yaqoob H, Teoh YH, Sher F, Jamil MA, Nuhanović M, Razmkhah O, Erten B. Tribological behaviour and lubricating mechanism of tire pyrolysis oil. Coatings. 2021 Apr;11(4):386.
  27. Zhou XH, Zhang SF, Wei YY, Sher F, Li Y, Yu WZ, Wen LY. Preparation of active coke combining coal with biomass and its denitrification performance. Journal of Iron and Steel Research International. 2021 May 14:1-9.
  28. Yaqoob H, Teoh YH, Sher F, Ashraf MU, Amjad S, Jamil MA, Jamil MM, Mujtaba MA. Jatropha Curcas Biodiesel: A Lucrative Recipe for Pakistan’s Energy Sector. Processes. 2021 Jul;9(7):1129.
  29. Abu Hassan MH, Sher F, Fareed B, Ali U, Zafar A, Bilal M, Iqbal HM. Sustainable Hydrates for Enhanced Carbon Dioxide Capture from an Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle in a Fixed Bed Reactor. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 2021 Jul 15.
  30. Teoh YH, Huspi HA, How HG, Sher F, Din ZU, Le TD, Nguyen HT. Effect of Intake Air Temperature and Premixed Ratio on Combustion and Exhaust Emissions in a Partial HCCI-DI Diesel Engine. Sustainability. 2021 Jan;13(15):8593.
  31. Fareed B, Sher F, Sehar S, Rasheed T, Zafar F, Ameen M, Lima EC. Tailor made Functional Zeolite as Sustainable Potential Candidates for Catalytic Cracking of Heavy Hydrocarbons. Catalysis Letters. 2021 May 21:1-3.
  32. Agrebi HZ, Benhadj N, Chaieb M, Sher F, Amami R, Neji R, Mansfield N. Integrated Optimal Design of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generator for Smart Wind Turbine Using Genetic Algorithm. Energies. 2021 Jan;14(15):4642.
  33. Sher, F., A. Hazafa, K. Marintseva, T. Rasheed, U. Ali, T. Rashid, A. Babu and M. Khzouz. Fully solar powered Doncaster Sheffield Airport: Energy evaluation, glare analysis and CO2 mitigation. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments.2021; 45: 101122.
  34. Sher, F.; Curnick, O.; Azizan, M.T. Sustainable Conversion of Renewable Energy Sources. Sustainability 2021, 13(5), 2940.
  35. Rasheed, T., M. T. Anwar, N. Ahmad, F. Sher, S. U.-D. Khan, A. Ahmad, R. Khan and I. Wazeer. Valorisation and emerging perspective of biomass based waste-to-energy technologies and their socio-environmental impact: A review." Journal of Environmental Management. 2021. 287: 112257.
  36. Zahid I, Ayoub M, Abdullah BB, Nazir MH, Kaimkhani MA, Sher F. Activation of nano kaolin clay for bio-glycerol conversion to a valuable fuel additive. Sustainability. 2021;13(5):2631.
  37. Sing Yu, F. W., M. Ameen, A. Aqsha, M. Izham, M. T. Azizan and F. Sher. Effects of ultrasound irradiations time over Ni-Mo/γ-Al2O3 catalyst synthesis for 1,3 – propanediol selectively via aqueous phase reforming of glycerol. Case Studies in Chemical and Environmental Engineering. 2021: 100096
  38. Rashid, T., S. Ali Ammar Taqvi, F. Sher, S. Rubab, M. Thanabalan, M. Bilal and B. ul Islam. Enhanced lignin extraction and optimisation from oil palm biomass using neural network modelling. Fuel. 2021. 293: 120485.
  39. Sher F, Iqbal SZ, Rasheed T, Hanif K, Sulejmanović J, Zafar F, Lima EC. Coupling of electrocoagulation and powder activated carbon for the treatment of sustainable wastewater. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 2021 Apr 28:1-2.
  40. Al-Rawi, U. A., F. Sher, A. Hazafa, M. Bilal, E. C. Lima, N. K. Al-Shara, F. Jubeen and J. Shanshool. Synthesis of Zeolite supported bimetallic catalyst and application in n-hexane hydro-isomerization using supercritical CO2.  Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering. 2021 Feb 11: 105206.
  41. Bhat, S. A., O. Bashir, M. Bilal, A. Ishaq, M. U. Din Dar, R. Kumar, R. A. Bhat, Sher, F. Impact of COVID-related lockdowns on environmental and climate change scenarios: A case study of New Delhi in India. Environmental Research. 2021;195: 110839.
  42. Ameen M, Zamri NM, May ST, Azizan MT, Aqsha A, Sabzoi N, Sher F. Effect of acid catalysts on hydrothermal carbonization of Malaysian oil palm residues (leaves, fronds, and shells) for hydrochar production. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery. 2021 Feb 6:1-2.
  43. Panizzut N, Rafi-ul-Shan PM, Amar H, Sher F, Mazhar MU, Klemeš JJ. Exploring relationship between environmentalism and consumerism in a market economy society: A structured systematic literature review. Cleaner Engineering and Technology. 2021 Feb 6:100047.
  44. Rasheed T, Ahmad N, Ali J, Hassan AA, Sher F, Rizwan K, Iqbal HM, Bilal M. Nano and Micro Architectured Cues as Smart Materials to Mitigate Recalcitrant Pharmaceutical Pollutants from Wastewater. Chemosphere. 2021 Jan 29:129785.
  45. Jahan Z, Niazi MB, Gul S, Sher F, Kakar SJ, Hägg MB, Gregersen ØW. Mimic Enzyme Based Cellulose Nanocrystals/PVA Nanocomposite Membranes for Enrichment of Biogas as a Natural Gas Substitute. Journal of Polymers and the Environment. 2021 Jan 30:1-1.
  46. Yaqoob H, Teoh YH, Sher F, Jamil MA, Murtaza D, Al Qubeissi M, UI Hassan M, Mujtaba MA. Current status and potential of tire pyrolysis oil production as an alternative fuel in developing countries. Sustainability. 2021 Jan;13(6):3214.
  47. Rehman AU, Ghafoor N, Sheikh SR, Kausar Z, Rauf F, Sher F, Shah MF, Yaqoob H. A Study of Hot Climate Low-Cost Low-Energy Eco-Friendly Building Envelope with Embedded Phase Change Material. Energies. 2021 Jan;14(12):3544.
  48. Amami R, Ibrahimi K, Sher F, Milham P, Ghazouani H, Chehaibi S, Hussain Z, Iqbal H. Impacts of different tillage practices on soil water infiltration for sustainable agriculture. Sustainability. 2021 Jan;13(6):3155.
  49. Sulejmanović J, Kovač N, Memić M, Šabanović E, Begić S, Sher F. Selective removal of lead ions from aqueous solutions using SiO2-MoO3: Isotherm, Kinetics and thermodynamic studies. Case Studies in Chemical and Environmental Engineering. 2021; 3:100083.
  50. Rashid, T., F. Sher, A. S. Khan, U. Khalid, T. Rasheed, H. M. N. Iqbal and T. Murugesan. Effect of protic ionic liquid treatment on the pyrolysis products of lignin extracted from oil palm biomass. Fuel. 2021; 291: 120133.
  51. Yaqoob H, Teoh YH, Goraya TS, Sher F, Jamil MA, Rashid T, Yar KA. Energy evaluation and environmental impact assessment of transportation fuels in Pakistan. Case Studies in Chemical and Environmental Engineering. 2021 Jan 22:100081.
  52. Cai S, Zhang S, Wei Y, Sher F, Wen L, Xu J, Dang J, Hu L. A novel method for removing organic sulfur from high-sulfur coal: Migration of organic sulfur during microwave treatment with NaOH-H2O2. Fuel. 2021; 289:119800.
  53. Teoh YH, How HG, Sher F, Le TD, Nguyen HT, Yaqoob H. Fuel Injection Responses and Particulate Emissions of a CRDI Engine Fueled with Cocos nucifera Biodiesel. Sustainability. 2021 Jan;13(9):4930.
  54. Bagheri AR, Aramesh N, Sher F, Bilal M. Covalent organic frameworks as robust materials for sustainable mitigation of environmental pollutants. Chemosphere. 2021; 270:129523.
  55. Yaqoob H, Teoh YH, Sher F, Farooq MU, Jamil MA, Kausar Z, Sabah NU, Shah MF, Rehman HZ, Rehman AU. Potential of waste cooking oil biodiesel as renewable fuel in combustion engines: A Review. Energies. 2021 Jan;14(9):2565.
  56. Maqsood M, Mushtaq Z, Rasheed T, Nisa ZU, Sher F. Thrombolytic and cytotoxic activity of different bioactive extracts of E. coli. Case Studies in Chemical and Environmental Engineering. 2021; 3:100080.
  57. Rashid T, Sher F, Hazafa A, Hashmi RQ, Zafar A, Rasheed T, Hussain S. Design and feasibility study of novel paraboloid graphite based microbial fuel cell for bioelectrogenesis and pharmaceutical wastewater treatment. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering. 2021; 9(1):104502.
  58. Zulqarnain, Ayoub M, Yusoff MH, Nazir MH, Zahid I, Ameen M, Sher F, Floresyona D, Budi Nursanto E. A Comprehensive Review on Oil Extraction and Biodiesel Production Technologies. Sustainability. 2021;13(2):788.
  59. Altaf F, Niazi MB, Jahan Z, Ahmad T, Akram MA, Butt MS, Noor T, Sher F. Synthesis and Characterization of PVA/Starch Hydrogel Membranes Incorporating Essential Oils Aimed to be Used in Wound Dressing Applications. Journal of Polymers and the Environment. 2021; 29:156-174.
  60. Ahmed I, Zia MA, Afzal H, Ahmed S, Ahmad M, Akram Z, Sher F, Iqbal H. Socio-Economic and Environmental Impacts of Biomass Valorisation: A Strategic Drive for Sustainable Bioeconomy. Sustainability. 2021 Jan;13(8):4200.
  61. Ishaq H, Ali U, Sher F, Anus M, Imran M. Process analysis of improved process modifications for ammonia-based post-combustion CO2 capture. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering. 2021; 9(1):104928.
  62. Ullah S, Branquinho R, Mateus T, Martins R, Fortunato E, Rasheed T, Sher F. Solution Combustion Synthesis of Transparent Conducting Thin Films for Sustainable Photovoltaic Applications. Sustainability. 2020 Jan;12(24):10423.
  63. Sher F, Hanif K, Rafey A, Khalid U, Zafar A, Ameen M, Lima EC. Removal of micropollutants from municipal wastewater using different types of activated carbons. Journal of Environmental Management. 2021; 278:111302.
  64. Yaqoob H, Teoh YH, Jamil MA, Rasheed T, Sher F. An experimental investigation on tribological behaviour of tire-derived pyrolysis oil blended with biodiesel fuel. Sustainability. 2020 Jan;12(23):9975.
  65. Al-Juboori O, Sher F, Rahman S, Rasheed T, Chen GZ. Sustainable Conversion of Carbon Dioxide into Diverse Hydrocarbon Fuels via Molten Salt Electrolysis. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 2020; 8(51): 19178-19188.
  66. Al-Rawi UA, Sher F, Hazafa A, Rasheed T, Al-Shara NK, Lima EC, Shanshool J. Catalytic Activity of Pt Loaded Zeolites for Hydroisomerization of n-Hexane Using Supercritical CO2. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 2020; 59 (51): 22092–22106.
  67. Lima EC, Sher F, Guleria A, Saeb MR, Anastopoulos I, Tran HN, Hosseini-Bandegharaei A. Is one performing the treatment data of adsorption kinetics correctly? Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering. 2020 Nov 23:104813.
  68. Rasheed T, Nabeel F, Sher F, Khan SU, Al Kheraif AA. Tailored functional polymeric vesicles as smart nanostructured materials for aqueous monitoring of transition metal cations. Journal of Molecular Liquids. 2020 Nov 18:114791.
  69. Rasheed T, Hassan AA, Kausar F, Sher F, Bilal M, Iqbal HM. Carbon nanotubes assisted analytical detection–Sensing/delivery cues for environmental and biomedical monitoring. TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry. 2020; 132:116066.
  70. Yin C, Qiu S, Zhang S, Sher F, Zhang H, Xu J, Wen L. Strength degradation mechanism of iron coke prepared by mixed coal and Fe2O3. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis. 2020; 150:104897.
  71. Rashid T, Sher F, Rasheed T, Zafar F, Zhang S. Evaluation of current and future solvents for selective lignin dissolution–A review. Journal of Molecular Liquids. 2020; 321:114577.
  72. Azizan MT, Aqsha A, Ameen M, Syuhada A, Klaus H, Abidin SZ, Sher F. Catalytic reforming of oxygenated hydrocarbons for the hydrogen production: An outlook. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery. 2020; 23:1-24.
  73. Cunha MR, Lima EC, Lima DR, da Silva RS, Thue PS, Seliem MK, Sher F, dos Reis GS, Larsson SH. Removal of captopril pharmaceutical from synthetic pharmaceutical-industry wastewaters: Use of activated carbon derived from Butia catarinensis. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering. 2020; 8(6):104506.
  74. Haroon M, Sheikh NA, Ayub A, Tariq R, Sher F, Baheta AT, Imran M. Exergetic, Economic and Exergo-Environmental Analysis of Bottoming Power Cycles Operating with CO2-Based Binary Mixture. Energies. 2020; 13(19):5080.
  75. Saeed U, Jahan Z, Niazi MB, Pervaiz E, Sher F. Biogas upgrading with novel cellulose nano-crystals and polyvinyl amine nanocomposite membranes. Polymer Testing. 2020; 91:106867.
  76. Masood Chaudry U, Ahmad HW, Tariq MR, Farooq A, Khan MK, Sher F, Zeb H, Hamad K. Effect of Post Weld Heat Treatment on the Microstructure and Electrochemical Characteristics of Dissimilar Material Welded by Butter Method. Materials. 2020; 13(20):4512.
  77. Sher F, Al-Shara NK, Iqbal SZ, Jahan Z, Chen GZ. Enhancing hydrogen production from steam electrolysis in molten hydroxides via selection of non-precious metal electrodes. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 2020; 45(53):28260-71.
  78. Rasheed T, Ahmad N, Nawaz S, Sher F. Photocatalytic and Adsorptive Remediation of hazardous environmental pollutants by Hybrid Nanocomposites. Case Studies in Chemical and Environmental Engineering 2020; 2: 100037.
  79. Jubeen F, Sher F, Hazafa A, Zafar F, Ameen M, Rasheed T. Evaluation and detoxification of aflatoxins in ground and tree nuts using food grade organic acids. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology. 2020; 29:101749.
  80. Rasheed T, Shafi S, Bilal M, Hussain T, Sher F, Rizwan K. Surfactants-based remediation as an effective approach for removal of environmental pollutants—A review. Journal of Molecular Liquids. 2020; 318 (15):113960.
  81. Sher F, Iqbal SZ, Albazzaz S, Ali U, Mortari DA, Rashid T. Development of biomass derived highly porous fast adsorbents for post-combustion CO2 capture. Fuel. 2020; 282:118506.
  82. Al-Juboori O, Sher F, Khalid, Niazi MB, Chen GZ. Electrochemical production of sustainable hydrocarbon fuels from CO2 co-electrolysis in eutectic molten melts. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 2020; 8 (34) 12877-12890.
  83. Sher F, Yaqoob A, Saeed F, Zhang S, Jahan Z, Klemeš JJ. Torrefied biomass fuels as a renewable alternative to coal in co-firing for power generation. Energy. 2020; 209:118444.
  84. Khzouz M, Gkanas EI, Shao J, Sher F, Beherskyi D, El-Kharouf A, Qubeissi MA. Life Cycle Costing Analysis: Tools and Applications for Determining Hydrogen Production Cost for Fuel Cell Vehicle Technology. Energies. 2020; 13(15):3783.
  85. Sehar S, Sher F, Zhang S, Khalid U, Sulejmanović J, Lima EC. Thermodynamic and kinetic study of synthesised graphene oxide-CuO nanocomposites: A way forward to fuel additive and photocatalytic potentials. Journal of Molecular Liquids. 2020; 313: 113494.
  86. Al-Juboori O, Sher F, Hazafa A, Khan MK, Chen GZ. The effect of variable operating parameters for hydrocarbon fuel formation from CO2 by molten salts electrolysis. Journal of CO2 Utilization. 2020; 40:101193.
  87. Kausar A, Sher F, Hazafa A, Javed A, Sillanpää M, Iqbal M. Biocomposite of sodium-alginate with acidified clay for wastewater treatment: Kinetic, equilibrium and thermodynamic studies. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. 2020; 161:1272-1285.
  88. Rashid T, Iqbal D, Hazafa A, Hussain S, Sher F, Sher F. Formulation of Zeolite-supported Nano-metallic Catalyst and its Application in Textile Effluent Treatment. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering. 2020; 8(4):104023.
  89. Razzaq L, Farooq M, Mujtaba MA, Sher F, Farhan M, Hassan MT, Soudagar ME, Atabani AE, Kalam MA, Imran M. Modeling Viscosity and Density of Ethanol-Diesel-Biodiesel Ternary Blends for Sustainable Environment. Sustainability. 2020; 12(12):5186.
  90. Imran M, Muhammad HA, Sher F, Farooq M, Baik YJ, Rehman Z. Exergoeconomic optimization of a binary geothermal power plant. InThermodynamic Analysis and Optimization of Geothermal Power Plants 2021 Jan 1 (pp. 315-326). Elsevier.
  91. Lima ÉC, Dehghani MH, Guleria A, Sher F, Karri RR, Dotto GL, Tran HN. Adsorption: Fundamental aspects and applications of adsorption for effluent treatment. Green Technologies for the Defluoridation of Water. 2021 Jan 1 (pp. 41-88). Elsevier.
  92. Al-Shara NK, Sher F, Iqbal SZ, Curnick O, Chen GZ. Design and optimization of electrochemical cell potential for hydrogen gas production. Journal of Energy Chemistry. 2021; 52:421-427.
  93. Nisa ZU, Zafar A, Zafar F, Pezaro S, Sher F. Adverse drug reaction monitoring and reporting among physicians and pharmacists in Pakistan: A cross-sectional study. Current Drug Safety. 2020; 15:137-146.
  94. Hassan MH, Sher F, Zarren G, Suleiman N, Tahir AA, Snape CE. Kinetic and thermodynamic evaluation of effective combined promoters for CO2 hydrate formation. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering. 2020; 78:103313.
  95. Jubeen F, Liaqat A, Amjad F, Sultan M, Iqbal SZ, Sajid I, Khan Niazi MB, Sher F. Synthesis of 5-Fluorouracil Cocrystals with Novel Organic Acids as Coformers and Anticancer Evaluation against HCT-116 Colorectal Cell Lines. Crystal Growth & Design. 2020; 20(4): 2406-2414.
  96. Al-Shara NK, Sher F, Iqbal SZ, Sajid Z, Chen GZ. Electrochemical study of different membrane materials for the fabrication of stable, reproducible and reusable reference electrode. Journal of Energy Chemistry. 2020; 49:33-41
  97. Sher F, Hanif K, Iqbal SZ, Imran M. Implications of advanced wastewater treatment: Electrocoagulation and electroflocculation of effluent discharged from a wastewater treatment plant. Journal of Water Process Engineering. 2020; 33:101101.
  98. Sher F, Iqbal SZ, Liu H, Imran M, Snape CE. Thermal and kinetic analysis of diverse biomass fuels under different reaction environment: A way forward to renewable energy sources. Energy Conversion and Management. 2019; 203:112266.
  99. Al-Shara NK, Sher F, Yaqoob A, Chen GZ. Electrochemical investigation of novel reference electrode Ni/Ni (OH) ₂ in comparison with silver and platinum inert quasi-reference electrodes for electrolysis in eutectic molten hydroxide. International journal of hydrogen energy. 2019; 44(50):27224-36.
  100. Jubeen F, Liaqat A, Sultan M, Iqbal SZ, Sajid I, Sher F. Green synthesis and biological evaluation of novel 5-fluorouracil derivatives as potent anticancer agents. Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal. 2019; 27(8):1164-73.
  101. Iqbal SZ, Jubeen F, Sher F. Future of 5-fluorouracil in cancer therapeutics, current pharmacokinetics issues and a way forward. Journal of Cancer Research and Practice. 2019; 6(4): p.155-161.
  102. Sher F, Kawai A, Güleç F, Sadiq H. Sustainable energy saving alternatives in small buildings. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments. 2019; 32:92-9.
  103. Hai IU, Sher F, Yaqoob A, Liu H. Assessment of biomass energy potential for SRC willow woodchips in a pilot scale bubbling fluidized bed gasifier. Fuel. 2019 ; 258:116143.
  104. Hai IU, Sher F, Zarren G, Liu H. Experimental investigation of tar arresting techniques and their evaluation for product syngas cleaning from bubbling fluidized bed gasifier. Journal of Cleaner Production. 2019; 240:118239.
  105. Sher F, Pans MA, Sun C, Snape C, Liu H. Oxy-fuel combustion study of biomass fuels in a 20 kWth fluidized bed combustor. Fuel. 2018; 215:778-86.
  106. Sher F, Pans MA, Afilaka DT, Sun C, Liu H. Experimental investigation of woody and non-woody biomass combustion in a bubbling fluidised bed combustor focusing on gaseous emissions and temperature profiles. Energy. 2017; 141:2069-80.
  107. Sher F, Sajid Z, Tokay B, Khzouz M, Sadiq H. Study of gas–liquid mixing in stirred vessel using electrical resistance tomography. Asia‐Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering. 2016; 11(6):855-65.
  108. Sher, F., A. Malik, and H. Liu, Industrial polymer effluent treatment by chemical coagulation and flocculation. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 2013; 1(4): 684-689.
  109. Cuce E, Sher F, Sadiq H, Cuce PM, Guclu T, Besir AB. Sustainable ventilation strategies in buildings: CFD research. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments. 2019; 36:100540.
  110. Zhang Y, Ran Z, Jin B, Zhang Y, Zhou C, Sher F. Simulation of Particle Mixing and Separation in Multi-Component Fluidized Bed Using Eulerian-Eulerian Method: A Review. International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering. 2019; 17(11).
  111. Zarren, G., B. Nisar, and F. Sher, Synthesis of anthraquinone based electroactive polymers: A critical review. Materials Today Sustainability, 2019; 5: 100019.
  112. Zhang, Y., Fang, Y., Jin, B., Zhang, Y., Zhou, C. and Sher, F., Effect of Slot Wall Jet on Combustion Process in a 660 MW Opposed Wall Fired Pulverized Coal Boiler. International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering. 2019; 17(4).
  113. Güleç, F., F. Sher, and A. Karaduman, Catalytic performance of Cu-and Zr-modified beta zeolite catalysts in the methylation of 2-methylnaphthalene. Petroleum Science, 2019; 16(1): 161-172.
  114. Cuce, E., Nachan, Z., Cuce, P.M., Sher, F. and Neighbour, G.B. Strategies for ideal indoor environments towards low/zero carbon buildings through a biomimetic approach. International Journal of Ambient Energy, 2019; 40(1):86-95.
  115. Nisa, Z.U., A. Zafar, and F. Sher, Assessment of knowledge, attitude and practice of adverse drug reaction reporting among healthcare professionals in secondary and tertiary hospitals in the capital of Pakistan. Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal, 2018; 26(4): 453-461.
  116. Daneshazarian, R., Cuce, E., Cuce, P.M. and Sher, F. Concentrating photovoltaic thermal (CPVT) collectors and systems: Theory, performance assessment and applications. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2018; 81:473-492.