Dr. Arshad received his BS in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering from GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Pakistan and Masters in Materials Science and Engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). At KAIST he developed novel bottom-up methods to synthesize carbon nanotubes reinforced metal and ceramic nanocomposite materials with enhanced mechanical and electronic properties. Dr. Arshad then went to USA where he did another Masters in Aerospace Engineering and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). At UIUC, he developed optimized polymer and carbon nanofibers with modulated surfaces for enhanced strengthening and toughening for structural composite materials. He also worked on developing bulk nanostructured alloys using high temperature severe plastic deformation with grain and second phase precipitate sizes on the order of 10 nanometer. He has published in reputable journals such as Advanced Materials, Carbon, Polymer, Acta Materialia, Scripta Materialia, Scientific Reports and RSC Advances. He also has one US patent.
Dr. Arshad is currently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering in SBA School of Science and Engineering of Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan.