PhD (Physical Chemistry), Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan + Copenhagen University Denmark.

Research Interests

  1. Electrochemical and spectroscopic studies of antioxidants and medicinal compounds.
  2. Drug/antioxidant- DNA binding studies.
  3. Corrosion /surface protection activity by impedance and electrochemical techniques.
  4. Lipid oxidation inhibition studies
  5. Fuel cell and batteries


  1. 1. Research Productivity Award, 2013 given by Pakistan Council of Science and Technology (PCST) on January, 2014

Selected Publications

1. Nasima Arshad, Moazzam H. Bhatti, Shahid Iqbal Farooqi, Samreen Saleem, Bushra Mirza, Synthesis, photochemical and electrochemical studies on triphenyltin(IV) derivative of (Z)-4-(4-cyanophenylamino)-4-oxobut-2-enoic acid for its binding with DNA: biological interpretation, Arabian Journal of Chemistry, 9, 2016, 451 - 462

2. Nasima Arshad, Ikramullah, Muhammad Aamir, Muhammad Sher. Electrochemical investigations of some newly synthesized arylazapyrazole derivatives, Accepted for Monatshefte für Chemie - Chemical Monthly, 2016. (doi:10.1007/s00706-016-1768-9)

3. Nasima Arshad, Mukhtar Ahmad,Muhammad Zaman Ashraf, Humaira Nadeem. Spectroscopic, electrochemical DNA binding and in vivo anti-inflammatory studies on newly synthesized Schiffbases of 4-aminophenazone, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobioliology B: Biology, 138, 2014, 331 - 346.

4. Nasima Arshad, Shahid I. Farooqi, Moazzam H. Bhatti, Samreen Saleem, Bushra Mirza, Electrochemical and spectroscopic investigations of carboxylic acid ligand and its triorganotin complexes for their binding with ds.DNA: In vitro biological studies, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobioliology B: Biology, 125 ,2013, 70 - 82.

5. Nasima Arshad, Naveed K. Janjua, Leif H. Skibsted, Mogens L. Andersen Spin trapping radicals from lipid oxidation in liposomes in the presence of flavonoids. 35 (2), 2013, 544-553.

Nasima Arshad, Naghman Rashid, Sajida Absar, Muhammad S.A.Abbasi, Samreen Saleem, Bushra Mirza, UV–absorption studies of interaction of karanjin and karanjachromene with ds. DNA: Evaluation of binding and antioxidant activity, Central European Journal of chemistry, 11(12), 2013, 2040- 2047.

7. Nasima Arshad, Naeem Abbas, Moazzam H. Bhatti, Naghman Rashid, Muhammad Nawaz Tahir, Samreen Saleem, Bushra Mirza, Synthesis, crystal structure, DNA binding and in vitro biological studies of Ni(II), Cu(II) and Zn(II) complexes of N-phthaloyglycine, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobioliology B: Biology, 117 ,2012, 228-239.

8. Nasima Arshad, Uzma Yunus, Shumaila Razzque, Maliha Khan, Samreen Saleem, Bushra Mirza, Naghmana Rashid, Electrochemical and spectroscopic investigations of isoniazide and its analogs with ds.DNA at physiological pH: evaluation of biological activities, European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 2012, 47,452-461.

9. Nasima Arshad, Naveed K. Janjua, Athar Y. Khan, Javeed H. Zaidi, Leif H Skibsted, Electrochemical studies of interactional mechanism and scavenging activity of antioxidants towards dinitroaromatics, Monatshefte für Chemie - Chemical Monthly, 2012, 143, 377-383: DOI: 10.1007/s00706-011-0606-3.

10. Nasima Arshad, Naveed K. Janjua, Athar Y. Khan, Azra Yaqub, Torsten Burkholz, Claus Jacob, Natural Flavonoids Interact with Dinitrobenzene System in Aprotic Media: An Electrochemical Probing, Natural Product Communications, 2012, 7(3), 311-315.

11. Nasima Arshad, Naveed K. Janjua, Safeer. Ahmed, Athar Y. Khan, Leif. H. Skibsted, Electrochemical investigations of antioxidant interactions with radical anion and dianion of 1,3-dinitrobenzene, Electrochemica Acta 2009, 54, 6184.

12. A. H. Qureshi, S. K. Durrani, M. Arshad, F.R.Sale, N.Arshad, S.U. Rehman, Thermal Decomposition of Precursor and the Formation of Superconducting Phases in the Pb-Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O (Pb-BSCCO) System, J. Chem. Soc. Pak., 25(3) (2003) 177-181.

13. 13. Saeed-ur-Rehman, M.Arshad, K.Masud, S.A.Khan, N.Arshad, A.H.Qureshi, A.G.Chaudhary, M.Nawaz, M.Zia-ul-Haq, A.Ghani, A Thermal Analysis Study of 1,2-dipiperidinoethane complexes of cobalt,, nickel, mercury and cadmium by TG-DTG-DTA Techniques, The Nucleus, 39(1-2)(2002) 33-40.

14. Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, Muhammad Arshad, Abdul Ghani, Ammad Hussain Qureshi, Nasima Arshad, Saeed-ur-Rehman, Arip Uldashev, Synthesis, Spectroscopy and Biological Activity of 1-H-3-(2/-Hydroxyphenyl)-5-para substituted phenyl pyrazoles, //Vestnik, South Kazakhstan Medical Academy, ā" –9,C (2002) 245-248.

15. Muhammad Arif, Saeed-ur-Rehman, Muhammad Arshad, Khalid Masud and Nasima Arshad, Studies on the Thermal decomposition of Copper (II) Fluoride Complexes With various Amino Acids in nitrogen Atmosphere, Turk. J. Chem., 25, (2001) 73-79.

16. M.Arshad, A.H.Qureshi, F.R.Sale, K.Masud, S.Rehman, N.Arshad and S.K.Durani, A Comparative Study of EDTA-Gel Derived BSCCO and Pb-BSCCO System by Thermoanalytical (TG/DTA) and X-ray Diffraction (XRD) Techniques, Paper presented at 7th International Symposium on Advanced Materials, 2001, pp 255-260.

17. Muhammad Arshad, Saeed-ur-Rehman, Shad Ali Khan, Khalid Masud, Nasima Arshad, Abdul Ghani, A thermal analysis study of 1,2-dipiperidinoethane conplexes of cobalt, nickel, copper, zinc and cadmium by TG- DTG - DTA techniques, Thermochimica Acta 364(2000)143-153.

18. Saeed-ur-Rehman, Muhammad Arshad, Shad Ali Khan, Khalid Masud, Nasima Arshad, Ammad Hussain Qureshi, Sohail Akhtar Ghauri, Thermoanalytical (TG, DTA and DTG) behaviour of cobalt(II), nickel(II), copper(II), zinc(II) and cadmium(II) halide complexes of 1,3-dipiperidinopropane, Thermochimica Acta, 345 (2000) 81-91.

19. Farzana Shahnaz, Muhammad Arshad, Khalid Masud, Saeed-ur-Rehman, Nasima Arshad, Riffat Qazami, Abdul Ghani, Thermoanalytical Characterization of alkyl and Aryl substituted 2-Oximino Acids by TG, DTG and DTA Techniques, The Nucleus, 37 (1-2) (2000) 51-61.

20. Saeed-ur-Rehman, Muhammad Arshad, Masood Ahmad, Khalid Masud, Abdul Ghani, Nasima Arshad, Ammad Hussain Qureshi and Sohail Akhtar Ghauri, Thermal Degradation Studies of Complexes of Derivative of Phenhomazine (Dibenzo [b,f][1:5] diazocine-6:12-dione (PHZD)) by Thermoanalytical Techniques, J. Chine.Chem. Soc., 47, 3(2000) 501-508.

21. Saeed-ur-Rehman, Masood Ahmad, Muhammad Arshad, Khalid Masud and Nasima Arshad, Differential Thermal and Thermogravimetirc Analysis of Complexes of Phenhomazine derivative (Dibenzo(b,f)(1:5) Diazocine-6:12-Dione(PHZD)) with Transition Metals, The Nucleus 35(3-4)(1998)187-195.