Name: Dr. Abdul Ghaffar Back to Faculty
Designation: Assistant Professor
Tel No. (Off): 99261261-8 Ext. 2225







Academic Qualification:

Ph.D. 2019 Environmental Sciences and Engineering Tsinghua University, School of Environment, Beijing (China)
MEM 2013 Environmental Management NED University of Engineering & Technology
B.S. 2007 Microbiology University of Sindh, Jamshoro






Teaching Experience:

Feb 2019 - To date Assistant Professor Environmental Engineering Department, NED University of Engineering and Technology
Dec 2009 - Feb 2019 Lecturer Environmental Engineering Department, NED University of Engineering and Technology







Bullet-cv.jpg American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Membership no 56554884
Bullet-cv.jpg Biosensors, Biochip and Nanobiology (BBN)
Bullet-cv.jpg TEDxTHU
Bullet-cv.jpg Tsinghua University Student association of Belt and Road Initiative (SABRI)
Bullet-cv.jpg Pakistan Society for Microbiology (PSM)
Bullet-cv.jpg Biological Safety Association of Pakistan (BSAP)









Research Interests:

Bullet-cv.jpg Environmental Applied Microbiology
Bullet-cv.jpg Water treatment
Bullet-cv.jpg Quality control assessment for food hygiene
Bullet-cv.jpg Bio-energy production from indigenous sustainable resources







Journal Publications

  1. Zhou, X., Memon, A. G., Sun, W., Fang, F., & Guo, J. (2020). Fluorescent Probe for Ag+ Detection Using SYBR GREEN I and C-C Mismatch. Biosensors, 11(1), 6.
  2. Sun, W., Liu, L., Memon, A. G., Zhou, X., & Zhao, H. (2020). Waveguide-Based Fluorescent Immunosensor for the Simultaneous Detection of Carbofuran and 3-Hydroxy-Carbofuran. Biosensors, 10(12), 191.
  3. Memon, Abdul Ghaffar, Xing, Y., Zhou, X., Wang, R., Liu, L., Zeng, S., … Ma, M. (2019). Ultrasensitive colorimetric aptasensor for Hg2+ detection using Exo-III assisted target recycling amplification and unmodified AuNPs as indicators. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 120948. I.F. 9.038
  4. Memon, Abdul Ghaffar, Zhou, X., Xing, Y., Wang, R., Liu, L., Khan, M., & He, M. (2019). Label-free colorimetric nanosensor with improved sensitivity for Pb2 + in water by using a truncated 8–17 DNAzyme. Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering, 13(1), 12. I.F. 4.053
  5. Wang, Ruoyu, Zhu, X., Xing, Y., Memon, A. G., Shi, H., & Zhou, X. (2019). Multitag-Regulated Cascade Reaction: A Generalizable Ultrasensitive MicroRNA Biosensing Approach for Cancer Prognosis. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. I.F. 8.758
  6. Memon, A.G., Zhou, X., Liu, J., Wang, R., Liu, L., Yu, B., … Shi, H. (2017). Utilization of unmodified gold nanoparticles for label-free detection of mercury (II): Insight into rational design of mercury-specific oligonucleotides. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 321. I.F. 9.038
  7. Wang, R., Zhou, X., Liedberg, B., Zhu, X., Memon, A. G., & Shi, H. (2017). Screening Criteria for Qualified Antibiotic Targets in Unmodified Gold Nanoparticles-Based Aptasensing. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 9(40). I.F. 8.758
  8. Liu, L., Zhou, X., Lu, M., Zhang, M., Yang, C., Ma, R., Memon, A.G.… Qian, Y. (2017). An array fluorescent biosensor based on planar waveguide for multi-analyte determination in water samples. Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, 240, 107–113. I.F. 7.100
  9. Mustafa, A., Scholz, M., Khan, S., & Ghaffar, A. (2013). Application of solar disinfection for treatment of contaminated public water supply in a developing country: Field observations. Journal of Water and Health, 11(1). I.F. 1.349
  10. Ahmad, H., Ghaffar, A., & Nadeem, W. (2013). Hand washing concerns and trends of male chefs / cooks working in hotels and restaurants : A survey in Karachi-Pakistan. European Academic Research  I(6), 1293–1308. Retrieved from
  11. M., S., M.T., B., S.K., S., M., K. K., A.G., M., & A.A., S. (2013). Overview of generic medicines & quality of cefotaxime in Pakistan. International Journal of Advances in Pharmaceutical Research, 4(9), 2303–2314. Retrieved from TASAWER BAIG,  et al IJAPR. 
  12. Zuhaib Siddiqui, Asif Ahmed Shaikh, A. G. (2012). Optimisation of Biomethane Production Admixing Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Waste and Sewage Sludge. NED University Journal of Research, Thematic I, 73–80. Retrieved from I.F. 0.96
  13. Noor, A. A., Memon, A. G., & Sherwani, S. K. (2011). Dose Response Curve of Plants Extracts Against the. Gomal University Journal of Research, 27(2), 1–17. Retrieved from Issues/Dec-2011.html


Conference papers

  1. A. G. Memon, R. Wang, X. Yunpeng, Q. Zhu, L. Liu, X. Zhou, M. He. (2018). Colorimetric label-free nanosensor using unmodified AuNPs for sensitive detection of lead ions in water. 28th Anniversary World Congress on Biosensors. Miami, USA. June, 2018.
  2. A. G. Memon, X. Zhou, X. Yunpeng, R. Wang, M. He. (2018). Exo-III Assisted Amplification Strategy through target recycling of Hg2+ detection in Water: A GNP Based Label-free Colorimetry employing T-rich hairpin-loop metallobase. 10th Int' conf. on Biosensors & Bioelectronics. Dallas, USA. November, 2018.
  3. A. G. Memon, X. Zhou, R. Wang, L. Liu, Y. Peng, J. Liu, M. He. (2017). Label-free colorimetric nanosensor with improved sensitivity for lead ions (Pb2+) in water. The 5th International Conference on Environmental Simulation and Pollution Control. Beijing, China. November, 2017.
  4. A. G. Memon, J. Liu, R. Wang, L. Zhang, L. Liu, M. He, X. Zhou. (2016). Utilization of unmodified gold nanoparticles for label-free detection of Hg2+: Insight into rational design of aptamer. 26th Anniversary World Congress on Biosensors. Gothenberg, Sweden. May, 2016.
  5. A. G. Memon, M. He, X. Zhou, L. Zhang, L. Liu, H. Shi. (2015).Synthesis of AuNPs and their preliminary application in the label free detection of Hg2+. The 4th International Conference on Environmental Simulation and Pollution Control. Beijing, China. November, 2015.
  6. A.G. Memon, A.A. Noor. (2010). Studies of dose response of different antibiotics and herbal extracts against various clinical isolates. Proceed. 2nd National Symposium on Microbiology, University of Sindh Jamshoro Pakistan, March 18-20th, 2010.