Mr. Afzal Hussain


Assistant Professor

Environmental Sciences

Biography

Education

SrNo. Year Degree Board/University
1 2021 PhD Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan
2 2017 MPhil Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan
3 2015 BS (Hons) Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan
4 2011 Intermediate BISE Gujranawala
5 2009 Matriculation BISE Gujranawala

Experience

SrNo. From To Category Designation Organization
1 02/01/2022 To date Academic Experience Assistant Professor The University of Lahore, Pakistan
2 02/26/2020 01/31/2022 Academic Experience Lecturer The University of Lahore, Pakistan
3 03/28/2018 03/27/2020 Academic Experience Research Associate Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan

Publications

SrNo. Title
1 Effect of titanium dioxide nanoparticles and co-composted biochar on growth and Cd uptake by wheat plants: A field study (IF 8.3)
2 S-Fertilizer (Elemental Sulfur) Improves the Phytoextraction of Cadmium through Solanum nigrum L. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. (IF 3.390)
3 Zinc fortification and alleviation of cadmium stress by application of lysine chelated zinc on different varieties of wheat and rice in cadmium stressed soil. Chemosphere. (IF 7.086)
4 Microbe-Citric Acid Assisted Phytoremediation of Chromium by Castor Bean (Ricinus Communis L.) (IF 8.943)
5 Application of Cerium Dioxide Nanoparticles (CeO2 NPs) and Chromium Resistant Bacteria Reduced Chromium Toxicity in Sunflower Plants (IF 6.627)
6 Application of potassium, zinc and boron as potential plant growth modulators in Gossypium hirsutum L. under heat stress. (IF 2.669)
7 Mitigation of Salinity Stress in Barley Genotypes with Variable Salt Tolerance by Application of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles (ZnO NPs). (IF 6.627)
8 Phosphorus Fertilizers Enhances the Phytoextraction of Cadmium through Solanum nigrum L. Plants. (IF 3.935)
9 Decadal Impacts of Climate Change on Rainfed Agriculture Community in Western Somaliland, Africa (IF 3.889)
10 Morphological and biochemical responses of different rice varieties exposed to cadmium stress. Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Sciences (IF 0.748)
11 Effects of nanoparticles on trace element uptake and toxicity in plants: A review. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety (IF 6.291)
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13 Metals Phytoextraction by Brassica Species
14 Alleviating lead-induced phytotoxicity and enhancing the phytoremediation of castor bean (Ricinus communis L.) by glutathione application: new insights into the mechanisms regulating antioxidants, gas exchange and lead uptake
15 Alleviation of Cadmium Phytotoxicity Using Silicon Fertilization in Wheat by Altering Antioxidant Metabolism and Osmotic Adjustment
16 Silicon Fertilization: A Step towards Cadmium-Free Fragrant Rice
17 Combined application of citric acid and Cr resistant microbes improved castor bean growth and photosynthesis while it alleviated Cr toxicity by reducing Cr+6 to Cr+3. Microorganisms. (IF 4.128)
18 Investigation of Lithium Application and Effect of Organic Matter on Soil Health. Sustainability (IF 3.251)
19 Combined use of different nanoparticles effectively decreased cadmium (Cd) concentration in grains of wheat grown in a field contaminated with Cd. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety (IF 6.291)
20 Combined Citric Acid and Glutathione Augments Lead (Pb) Stress Tolerance and Phytoremediation of Castorbean through Modulation of Gas Exchange Attributes Antioxidants Machinery and Pb Uptake. Sustainability (IF 3.251)
21 Hydrogen sulfide alleviates chromium stress on cauliflower by restricting its uptake and enhancing antioxidative system. Physiologia plantarum (IF 4.500)
22 Approaches in Enhancing Thermotolerance in Plants: An Updated Review. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation (IF 4.169)
23 Simultaneous mitigation of cadmium and drought stress in wheat by the soil application of iron nanoparticles. Chemosphere (IF 7.086)
24 Citric Acid Assisted Phytoremediation of Chromium through Sunflower Plants Irrigated with Tannery Wastewater. Plants (IF 3.935)
25 Cyperus laevigatus L. Enhances Diesel Oil Remediation in Synergism with Bacterial Inoculation in Floating Treatment Wetlands. Sustainability (IF 3.251)
26 N-Fertilizer (Urea) Enhances the Phytoextraction of Cadmium through Solanum nigrum L. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IF 3.390)
27 Influence of Metals and Metalloids on Microbial Diversity of Soil and Ecosystem
28 Effect of gibberellic acid on growth, biomass, and antioxidant defense system of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) under cerium oxide nanoparticle stress. Environmental Science and Pollution Research (IF 4.223)
29 Effects of selenium on the uptake of toxic trace elements by crop plants: A review. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology (IF 12.561)
30 Recent Advancement and development of chitin and chitosan-based nanocomposite for Drug Delivery: Critical approach to clinical research. Arabian Journal of Chemistry (IF 5.165)
31 Morphological and physiological responses of plants to cadmium toxicity
32 Combined application of citric acid and 5-aminolevulinic acid improved biomass, photosynthesis and gas exchange attributes of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) grown on chromium contaminated soil. International Journal of Phytoremediation (IF 2.528)
33 Zinc and iron oxide nanoparticles improved the plant growth and reduced the oxidative stress and cadmium concentration in wheat. Chemosphere (IF 5.778)
34 Seed priming with silicon nanoparticles improved the biomass and yield while reduced the oxidative stress and cadmium concentration in wheat grains. Environmental Science and Pollution Research (IF 3.056)
35 Responses of wheat (Triticum aestivum) plants grown in a Cd contaminated soil to the application of iron oxide nanoparticles. Ecotoxicology and environmental safety (IF 4.872)
36 Alleviative role of exogenously applied mannitol in maize cultivars differing in chromium stress tolerance. Environmental Science and Pollution Research (IF 3.056)
37 Alleviation of cadmium accumulation in maize (Zea mays L.) by foliar spray of zinc oxide nanoparticles and biochar to contaminated soil. Environmental Pollution (IF 6.792)
38 Silicon nanoparticles enhanced the growth and reduced the cadmium accumulation in grains of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Plant Physiology and Biochemistry (IF 3.720)
39 Citric Acid Enhances Plant Growth, Photosynthesis and Phytoextraction of Lead by Alleviating the Oxidative Stress in Castor bean. Plants (IF 2.632)
40 5-aminolevulinic acid; heavy metal stress; antioxidant enzymes; nutrients uptake; stress tolerance mechanisms. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation (IF 2.047)
41 Potential of Duckweed (Lemna minor) for the Phytoremediation of Landfill Leachate. Journal of Chemistry (IF 1.726)
42 Morpho-physiological responses of maize cultivars exposed to chromium stress. International Journal of Agriculture & Biology (IF 0.802)
43 The ameliorative role of 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) under Cr stress in two maize cultivars showing differential sensitivity to Cr stress tolerance. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation (IF 2.047)
44 Role of zinc–lysine on growth and chromium uptake in rice plants under Cr stress. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation (IF 2.047)
45 Fulvic acid prevents chromium-induced morphological, photosynthetic, and oxidative alterations in wheat irrigated with tannery waste water. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation (IF 2.047)
46 Zinc oxide nanoparticles alter the wheat physiological response and reduce the cadmium uptake by plants. Environmental Pollution (IF 4.358)
47 Effect of zinc-lysine on growth, yield and cadmium uptake in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and health risk assessment. Chemosphere (IF 4.427)
48 Foliar application of aspartic acid lowers cadmium uptake and Cd-induced oxidative stress in rice under Cd stress. Environmental Science and Pollution Research (IF 2.800)
49 Role of Zinc in Alleviating Heavy Metal Stress.
50 Role of Iron in Alleviating Heavy Metal Stress

Conferences

Awards

SrNo. Year Awarding Organization Description
1 2021 The University of Lahore, Pakistan “Research Productivity Award 2021” among top 50 researchers at University of Lahore in 2021

Memberships

Courses Taught

SrNo. Type Title University Semester
1 BS Pollution Control Technologies The University of Lahore, Pakistan 7th
2 BS Environmental Toxicology The University of Lahore, Pakistan 5th
3 BS Public Health and Environment The University of Lahore, Pakistan 8th
4 BS Environmental Economics The University of Lahore, Pakistan 6th
5 BS Biology II The University of Lahore, Pakistan 2nd
6 BS Basic Chemistry The University of Lahore, Pakistan 1st
7 MPhil Research Methods in Environmental Sciences The University of Lahore, Pakistan MPhil 2nd
8 BS Philosophy and Environment The University of Lahore, Pakistan 3rd

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Languages and Skills

SrNo. Langues Skills
1 English (Official Language)
2 Urdu (National Language)
3 Punjabi (Mother Language)

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