Dr. Ishtiaq Hussain


Dr. Ishtiaq Hussain

Assistant Professor


Dr. Ishtiaq Hussain received his Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm-D) degree from University of Malakand KpK, Pakistan in 2008 respectively with distinction (Gold Medal). In 2010 he joined Department of Pharmacy Hazara University Havelian Campus (Currently Abbottabad University of Science and Technology, AUST) as lecturer. He attended Jacobs University Bremen Germany and completed his PhD degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Organic Chemistry) under the supervision of Prof. Thomas C. Nugent in 2016. During his PhD studies he worked on development of chiral catalysts and its application in asymmetric organic reactions. During his PhD he published several articles in reputed high impact factor international journals. In 2018 he visited Jacobs University Bremen Germany as postdoctoral research scientist. He is currently working as assistant professor at Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences Pak-Austria Fachhochschule Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology Mang Haripur, KPK.

Professional Appointments

  • Assistant Professor (Pharmaceutical Chemistry), Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, PAFIAST, (Nov 01, 2022- Present)
  • Assistant Professor (Pharmaceutical Chemistry), Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, AUST ( March, 2022- October 31, 2022)
  • Lecturer Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Aust, Abbottabad (November 2010- March 2022)
  • Lecturer, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Aust, Abbottabad, (Jan 2010- October 2010)


  • Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany 2016


  1. Thomas C. Nugent, Falguni Goswami, Samarpita Debnath, Ishtiaq Hussain, Hussein Ali El Damrany Hussein, Alka Karn, Srinuvasu Nakka “Harnessing Additional Capability from in Water Reaction Conditions: Aldol versus Knoevenagel Chemoselectivity” Adv. Synth. Catal. Online May 19, 2021 (https://doi.org/10.1002/adsc.202100301) Impact Factor: 5.85
  2. Thomas C. Nugent, Alice E. de Vos, Ishtiaq Hussain, Falguni Goswami, Hussein Ali El Damrany Hussein, “A 2000 to 2020 Practitioner’s Guide to Chiral Amine-Based Enantioselective Aldol Reactions: Ketone Substrates, Best Methods, in Water Reaction Environments, and Defining Nuances” Asian journal of organic chemistry, 2021,2022,7. Impact Factor: 3.13
  3. Muhammad Khalid ,Akbar Ali, Jahrukh Tariq, Muhammad Nawaz Tahir, Hossein Asghar Rahnamaye Aliabad, Ishtiaq Hussain, Muhammad Ashfaq, Muhammad Usman Khan “Stabilization of Supramolecular Assembly of N-Substituted Benzylidene Acetohydrazide Analogs by Non-Covalent Interactions: A Concise Experimental and Theoretical Approach” ChemistrySelect 2020, 5, 10618– 10. Impact Factor: 1.81
  4. Najm Us Saqib , Rohana Adnan , Irfan Shah, Ishtiaq Hussain, “Sequential uptake of cadmium and methylene blue from binary solution using zeolite‐TiO2 modified porous CaCu3Ti4O12 photocatalyst” Environmental progress and sustainable energy, Jan 02, 2021, (Available online: https://doi.org/10.1002/ep.13595). Impact Factor: 1.98
  5. Farhat Ullah, Muhammad Ayaz, Abdul Sadiq, Muhammad Shahid, Ishtiaq Hussain, Jahangir Khan,“ A Review on the Potential Role of Medicinal Plants and Their Phytochemicals Against Foodborne Pathogens” Sci.202010(13), 4597 (https://doi.org/10.3390/app10134597). Impact Factor: 2.47


  • Research grant of 2.67 million PKR “Efficient synthesis of novel hydrazones and oxadiazoles derivatives and evaluation of its pharmacological activities” from HEC Islamabad under NRPU program.

Awards & Prizes

  • Year: 2008
  • Award Title: Distinction (Gold Medal) in Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm-D)
  • Awarding Institute Name: University of Malakand Chakdara Dir (L)
  • Year: 2013
  • Award Title: Faculty Development Scholarship from HEC for PhD studies abroad
  • Award Institute Name: HEC Islamabad through Hazara University Mansehra