Faculty & Staff
Dr. Zia-ur-Rehman Mashwani
Assistant Professor (HEC Approved Supervisor)
M.Phil., PhD (Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad)
Phone :  
Mobile : +92-333-9022077  
Fax :
Email : zia.botany@gmail.com, mashwani@uaar.edu.pk
Address : Department of Botany, PMAS Arid Agriculture University, Murree Road Rawalpindi.
Work Experience : 10 Year(s)
Research Interest :
  • Medicinal Plants biodiversity
  • Green Nanotechnology
  • Improvement of Oilseed crops through nanoagrobiotechnology.
  • Total Publications : 35
    Publications (Latest Ten)
    1. Ali, A. S. Mohammad, M. A. Khan, N. I. Raja, M. Arif, A. Kamil and ZUR. Mashwani. 2019. Silver nanoparticles elicited in vitro callus cultures for accumulation of biomass and secondary metabolites in Caralluma tuberculata. Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology. 10.1080/21691401.2019.1577884 (IF: 3.026)

    2. Mohammad, S., M. A. Khan, A. Ali, L. Khan, , ZUR. Mashwani. 2019. Feasible production of biomass and natural antioxidants through callus cultures in response to varying light intensities in olive (Olea europaea. L) cult. Arbosana. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2019.03.001 (IF: 3.165)

    3. Sohail, U. Amara, S. Shad, N. I. Raja, N. Ilyas, A. Manaf, ZUR Mashwani. 2019. in vitro Germination and Biochemical Profiling of Brassica napus in Response to Biosynthesized Zinc Nanoparticles. IET Nanobiotechnology. 13(1): 46-51 DOI: 10.1049/iet-nbt.2018.5012 (IF:2.059)

    4. Hussain, M., N. I. Raja, ZUR Mashwani, M. Iqbal, S. K. Chaudhari, M. Ejaz, S. Aslam, and F. Yasmeen. 2018. Green Synthesis and Characterization of Silver Nanoparticles and Their Effects on Disease Incidence Against Canker and Biochemical Profile in Citrus reticulata L. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters. 10:1-8 (IF:2.917)

    5. Khan MF, Tang H, Lyles JT, Pineau R, Mashwani ZUR and Quave CL. 2018. Antibacterial Properties of Medicinal Plants From Pakistan Against Multidrug-Resistant ESKAPE Pathogens. Front. Pharmacol. 9:815. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2018.00815 (IF:3.831)

    6. Ali, H., M. A. Khan, W. K. Kayani, T. Khan, ZUR Mashwani, N. Ullah and R.S. Khan. 2018. Thidiazuron regulated growth, secondary metabolism and essential oil profile in shoot culture of Ajuga bracteosa. Industrial Crops and Products. 121: 418-427 (IF:3.849)

    7. Mashwani, ZUR., A. Nadhman, M.A. Khan. 2018. In-vitro antilieshmanial and antibacterial potential of Pakistani traditional medical plants. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 73S:264 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2018.04.4016 (IF:3.202)

    8. Mashwani ZR., M. A. Khan, T. Khan and A. Nadhman. 2016. Application of Plant terpenoids in the synthesis of colloidal silver nanoparticles. Advances in Colloid and Interface Science. 234:132-141. http://dx.doi.org./10.1016/j.cis.2016.04.008 (IF:7.346)

    9. Mashwani ZR., T. Khan, M. A. Khan and A.Nadhman. 2015. Synthesis in plants and plant extracts of silver nanoparticles with potent antimicrobial properties: current status and future prospects. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 99(23):9923-9934 (IF:3.340)

    10. https://scholar.google.com.pk/citations?user=GbQBk2UAAAAJ&hl=en

    Depatment of Botany
    Professor / Chairperson
    Phone #: +92-51-9292145
    abidauaar@hotmail.com, abidaakram@uaar.edu.pk