Irshad Hussain, a Ph.D. graduate of the University of Liverpool (UK), is a Professor at the Department of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, SBA School of Science & Engineering (SSE), LUMS, Pakistan. He is among the founding faculty members of SBASSE, and the founding Chair of the Chemistry Department at LUMS. He is also the founding Project Director of the Nanobiotech group at the National Institute for Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Faisalabad, and has led several National forums on Nanotechnology in Pakistan. Currently, he leads the Functional Nanomaterials group at LUMS that focuses on tuning the size and surface chemistry of nanomaterials for applications in renewable energy technologies, catalysis, biomedical and environmental sciences and has published a decent number of research/review articles in highly prestigious journals in the field. He has served as the Chair of the National Nanotech Experts Panel at Pakistan Council for Science & Technology in 2015 and currently is a member of the National Core Group of Chemistry and Chair of the National Core Group of Nanotechnology formed by the PM Task Force on Science & Technology. He is also the recipient of the 02 Gold Medals in Chemistry by the Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS) in 2007 (Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman Gold Medal) & 2014 (PAS Gold Medal).
In 2021, Dr. Hussain was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), UK, and also elected as a Fellow of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences.