Noureen Siraj

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Contact Information

Email
nxsiraj@ualr.edu
Office Phone
501-569-8829

Education

PhD Electrochemistry Graz University of Technology
MS Physical Chemistry University of Karachi
BS Chemistry University of Karachi

Publications

Siraj, N. (2019, September). Renewable Tannin-Based Dual-Doped Carbon Material and its Application as a Supercapacitor Electrode Material.
Siraj, N. (2019, July). Molecular (Raman, NIR, and FTIR) spectroscopy and multivariate analysis in consumable products analysis. Taylor & Francis.
Macchi, S. (2019, January). Renewable‐Resource‐Based Waste Materials for Supercapacitor Application. 4, 492-501.
Vaughan, S., Speller, N., Chhotaray, P., Siraj, N., McCarter, K., Perez, R., & Warner, I. (2018). Phthalocyanine GUMBOS for discrimination of VOCs using a quartz crystal microbalance based multisensor array. 255.
Cong, M., Siraj, N., Bhattarai, N., Kolic, P., McCarter, K., Chhotaray, P., & Warner, I. (2018). Ratiometric fluorescence nanoprobe for hydroxyl radical detection. 255.
Siraj, N., Macchi, S. P., & Viswanathan, T. (2018). Synthesis, characterization, and application of novel materials. 255.
Ranasinghe, J., Karam, T., Dikkumbura, A., Khoury, R., Siraj, N., Warner, I., & Haber, L. (2018). Ultrafast transient absorption spectroscopy of porphyrin based NanoGUMBOS, silver-gold core-shell and silicon nanoparticles. 255.
Siraj, N. (2018). Class Specific Discrimination of Volatile Organic Compounds Using a Quartz Crystal Microbalance Based Multisensor Array.
Siraj, N. (2018). Endocytic Selective Toxicity of Rhodamine 6G nanoGUMBOS in Breast Cancer Cells. 15, 3837.
Siraj, N. (2018). Ratiometric fluorescence detection of hydroxyl radical using cyanine-based binary nanoGUMBOS. 257, 993-1000.
Speller, N. C., Siraj, N., McCarter, K. S., Vaughan, S., & Warner, I. M. (2017). QCM virtual sensor array: Vapor identification and molecular weight approximation. 246, 952-960.
Vidanapathirana, P., Hasan, F., Mussio, K., Pande, A., Brands, M., Siraj, N., Grove, A., & Warner, I. M. (2017). Cationic ionic liquid surfactant-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis for enhanced separation of acidic and basic proteins with single-step ribonuclease b glycoforms separation. 1515, 245-251.
Speller, N. C., Siraj, N., Vaughan, S., Speller, L. N., & Warner, I. M. (2017). QCM virtual multisensor array for fuel discrimination and detection of gasoline adulteration. 199, 38-46.
Speller, N. C., Siraj, N., Vaughan, S., Speller, L. N., & Warner, I. M. (2016). Assessment of QCM array schemes for mixture identification: citrus scented odors. , 6(98), 95378-95386.
Kolic, P. E., Siraj, N., Cong, M., Regmi, B. P., Luan, X., Wang, Y., & Warner, I. M. (2016). Improving energy relay dyes for dye-sensitized solar cells by use of a group of uniform materials based on organic salts (GUMBOS). , 6(97), 95273-95282.
Kolic, P. E., Siraj, N., Hamdan, S., Regmi, B. P., & Warner, I. M. (2016). Synthesis and Characterization of Porphyrin-Based GUMBOS and NanoGUMBOS as Improved Photosensitizers. , 120(9), 5155-5163.
Galpothdeniya, Waduge Indika S., Fronczek, F. R., Cong, M., Bhattarai, N., Siraj, N., & Warner, I. M. (2016). Tunable GUMBOS-based sensor array for label-free detection and discrimination of proteins. , 4(8), 1414-1422.
Siraj, N., El-Zahab, B., Hamdan, S., Karam, T. E., Haber, L. H., Li, M., Fakayode, S. O., Das, S., Valle, B., Strongin, R. M., Patonay, G., Sintim, H. O., Baker, G. A., Powe, A., Lowry, M., Karolin, J. O., Geddes, C. D., & Warner, I. M. (2016). Fluorescence, Phosphorescence, and Chemiluminescence. , 88(1), 170-202.
Galpothdeniya, Waduge Indika S., Regmi, B. P., McCarter, K. S., de Rooy, Sergio L., Siraj, N., & Warner, I. M. (2015). Virtual Colorimetric Sensor Array: Single Ionic Liquid for Solvent Discrimination. , 87(8), 4464-4471.
Siraj, N., Kolic, P. E., Regmi, B. P., & Warner, I. M. (2015). Strategy for Tuning the Photophysical Properties of Photosensitizers for Use in Photodynamic Therapy. , 21(41), 14440-14446.
McNeel, K. E., Das, S., Siraj, N., Negulescu, I. I., & Warner, I. M. (2015). Sodium Deoxycholate Hydrogels: Effects of Modifications on Gelation, Drug Release, and Nanotemplating. , 119(27), 8651-8659.
Lu, C., Das, S., Siraj, N., Magut, Paul K. S., Li, M., & Warner, I. M. (2015). Spectral and Physicochemical Characterization of Dysprosium-Based Multifunctional Ionic Liquid Crystals. , 119(20), 4780-4786.
Hasan, F., Vidanapathirana, P., Das, S., Fernand, V. E., Siraj, N., Losso, J. N., & Warner, I. M. (2015). Ionic liquids as buffer additives in ionic liquid-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis separation of mixtures of low and high molecular weight proteins. , 5(85), 69229-69237.
Speller, N. C., Siraj, N., Regmi, B. P., Marzoughi, H., Neal, C., & Warner, I. M. (2015). Rational Design of QCM-D Virtual Sensor Arrays Based on Film Thickness, Viscoelasticity, and Harmonics for Vapor Discrimination. , 87(10), 5156-5166.
Siraj, N., Das, S., Hasan, F., Lu, C., Kiruri, L. W., Gall, Karen E. Steege, & Warner, I. M. (2015). Enhanced S-2 emission in carbazole-based ionic liquids. , 5(13), 9939-9945.
Karam, T. E., Siraj, N., Warner, I. M., & Haber, L. H. (2015). Anomalous Size-Dependent Excited-State Relaxation Dynamics of NanoGUMBOS. , 119(50), 28206-28213.
Regmi, B. P., Galpothdeniya, Waduge Indika S., Siraj, N., Webb, M. H., Speller, N. C., & Warner, I. M. (2015). Phthalocyanine- and porphyrin-based GUMBOS for rapid and sensitive detection of organic vapors. 209, 172-179.
Warner, I. M., El-Zahab, B., & Siraj, N. (2014). Perspectives on Moving Ionic Liquid Chemistry into the Solid Phase. , 86(15), 7184-7191.
Sarkar, A., Kanakamedala, K., Jagadish, N. N., Jordan, A., Das, S., Siraj, N., Warner, I. M., & Daniels-Race, T. (2014). Electro-Optical Characterization of Cyanine-Based GUMBOS and nanoGUMBOS. , 10(5), 879-885.
Jordan, A. N., Siraj, N., Das, S., & Warner, I. M. (2014). Tunable near-infrared emission of binary nano- and mesoscale GUMBOS. , 4(54), 28471-28480.
Huang, F., Berton, P., Lu, C., Siraj, N., Wang, C., Magut, Paul K. S., & Warner, I. M. (2014). Surfactant-based ionic liquids for extraction of phenolic compounds combined with rapid quantification using capillary electrophoresis. , 35(17), 2463-2469.
Al Ghafly, Hashim, Siraj, N., Das, S., Regmi, B. P., Magut, Paul K. S., Galpothdeniya, Waduge Indika S., Murray, K. K., & Warner, I. M. (2014). GUMBOS matrices of variable hydrophobicity for matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry. , 28(21), 2307-2314.
Siraj, N., Hasan, F., Das, S., Kiruri, L. W., Gall, Karen E. Steege, Baker, G. A., & Warner, I. M. (2014). Carbazole-Derived Group of Uniform Materials Based on Organic Salts: Solid State Fluorescent Analogues of Ionic Liquids for Potential Applications in Organic-Based Blue Light-Emitting Diodes. , 118(5), 2312-2320.
Haber, L. H., Karam, T., Siraj, N., & Warner, I. M. (2014). Transient absorption studies of nanoparticles composed of optically-active molecular salts. 248.
Siraj, N., Das, S., Hasan, F. S., Kiruri, L. W., Gall, Karen E. Steege, & Warner, I. M. (2014). Anomalous S-2 emission from carbazole-based GUMBOS. 248.
Jordan, A., Das, S., Siraj, N., & Warner, I. (2013). Cyanine nanoGUMBOS as sensitizers for applications in dye-sensitized solar cells. 245.
Siraj, N., Das, S., Hasan, F., Kanakamedala, K., Daniels-Race, T., & Warner, I. M. (2013). Evaluation of thin films based on fluorescent and conductive GUMBOS. 245.
Hasan, F. N., Fernanad, V., Das, S., Siraj, N., Losso, J. N., & Warner, I. (2013). Ionic liquids for improved separations in gel electrophoresis. 245.
Huang, F., Berton, P., Lu, C., Siraj, N., & Warner, I. M. (2013). Novel room temperature ionic liquid for phenolic compounds microextraction from environmental samples. 245.
Jordan, A. N., Das, S., Siraj, N., de Rooy, Sergio L., Li, M., El-Zahab, B., Chandler, L., Baker, G. A., & Warner, I. M. (2012). Anion-controlled morphologies and spectral features of cyanine-based nanoGUMBOS - an improved photosensitizer. , 4(16), 5031-5038.
Farrukh, M. A., Siraj, N., Aziz-Ur-Rehman, & Naqvi, I. I. (2010). Comparative study of spectroscopic techniques for the estimation of iron in apple and vegetables. , 14(2), 209-212.

Teaching

2020 UALR Fall

Analytical Chemistry I (CHEM2310)
Sections
CHEM2310-9H1
CHEM2310-9H2
Doctoral Research/Dissertation (ASCI9500)
Section
ASCI9500-9H8
Doctoral Research/Dissertation (ASCI9800)
Section
ASCI9800-9H4
Undergrad Research (CHEM4289)
Section
CHEM4289-9H3

2020 UALR Spring

Doctoral Research/Dissertation (ASCI9200)
Section
ASCI9200-020
Doctoral Research/Dissertation (ASCI9800)
Section
ASCI9800-020
Physical Chem Life Sci (CHEM3572)
Sections
CHEM3572-010
CHEM3572-11L
Undergrad Research (CHEM4289)
Section
CHEM4289-002
Undergrad Research (CHEM4389)
Section
CHEM4389-020

2019 UALR Fall

Analytical Chemistry I (CHEM2310)
Sections
CHEM2310-010
CHEM2310-11L
Doctoral Research/Dissertation (ASCI9500)
Section
ASCI9500-020
Doctoral Research/Dissertation (ASCI9800)
Section
ASCI9800-020
Undergrad Research (CHEM4289)
Section
CHEM4289-040

2019 UALR Spring

Doctoral Research/Dissertation (ASCI9200)
Section
ASCI9200-020
Doctoral Research/Dissertation (ASCI9500)
Section
ASCI9500-020
Physical Chem Life Sci (CHEM3572)
Sections
CHEM3572-010
CHEM3572-11L
Undergrad Research (CHEM4289)
Section
CHEM4289-040

2018 UALR Fall

Analytical Chemistry I (CHEM2310)
Section
CHEM2310-13L
Doctoral Research/Dissertation (ASCI9200)
Section
ASCI9200-020
General Chemistry 2 (CHEM1403)
Section
CHEM1403-010
Thesis Research (CHEM8300)
Section
CHEM8300-040
Undergrad Research (CHEM4289)
Section
CHEM4289-070

2018 UALR Spring

Physical Chem Life Sci (CHEM3572)
Sections
CHEM3572-010
CHEM3572-11L
Thesis Research (CHEM8300)
Section
CHEM8300-040
Undergrad Research (CHEM4289)
Section
CHEM4289-040

2018 UALR Summer

Analytical Chemistry I (CHEM2310)
Sections
CHEM2310-210
CHEM2310-211

2017 UALR Fall

Analytical Chemistry I (CHEM2310)
Sections
CHEM2310-010
CHEM2310-11L
Thesis Research (CHEM8300)
Section
CHEM8300-040
Undergrad Research (CHEM4289)
Section
CHEM4289-070

2017 UALR Spring

Physical Chem Life Sci (CHEM3572)
Sections
CHEM3572-010
CHEM3572-11L
Undergrad Research (CHEM4289)
Section
CHEM4289-002

2017 UALR Summer

General Chemistry 2 (CHEM1403)
Sections
CHEM1403-410
CHEM1403-411

Presentations

Siraj, Noureen. “INVESTIGATION OF FÖRSTER RESONANCE ENERGY TRANSFER (FRET) IN IONIC MATERIALS (IMs).” Arkansas Capitol. . February 2020.
Siraj, Noureen. “Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of Ionic Materials and Nanomaterials.” Arkansas Capitol. . February 2020.
Kornelsen, Caroline, and Siraj, Noureen. “Investigating Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) in Ionic Materials.” INBRE conference. . November 2019.
Alwan, Nabeel, and Siraj, Noureen. “Ionic material-based combination cancer therapy drug: photodynamic and chemotherapeutic ions.” INBRE conference. . November 2019.
Krehbiel, Hannah, and Siraj, Noureen. “Novel Organic Ionic Materials and Nanomaterials for Bioimaging Application.” INBRE conference. . November 2019.
Chatterjee, Stuti, and Siraj, Noureen. “Synthesis of Ionic-Liquid Based Combination Photothermal Therapy Drug.” INBRE conference. . November 2019.
Siraj, Noureen. “Bridging the gap between Chemistry and Engineering: Ionic Materials Electronics.” 26th NSF EPSCoR National Conference. . October 2019.
Siraj, Noureen. “A portable nanosensor for nitroaromatic detection”.” UALR EXPO. . April 2019.
Jalihal, Amanda, and Siraj, Noureen. “Highly Thermal Stable and Photostable Ionic Materials and Nanomaterials for Solar Cell Applications.” . . April 2019.
Macchi, Samantha, and Siraj, Noureen. “Synthesis and Characterization of Ionic Liquid-Based Photosensitizer via Ion-Exchange and Potential Application in Cancer Therapy.” . . April 2019.
Kornelsen, Caroline, and Siraj, Noureen. “Synthesis of a Betaine Ester Surfactant via a Novel “Green” Method of Esterification”.” . . April 2019.
Ilyas, Arooba, Siraj, Noureen, and . “Tea Waste as an Adsorbent for Water Purification”.” . . April 2019.
Hill, Robert, and Siraj, Noureen. “Tunable Porphyrin Nanoparticles as Combination Drug for Cancer Therapy.” . . April 2019.
Shahare, Humam, and Siraj, Noureen. “Use of Ionic Liquid Electrolyte to Enhance the Supercapacitance of Doped Carbon Materials.” . . April 2019.
Le, Thuy, and Siraj, Noureen. “A Green Portable Nanosensor for Nitroaromatic Detection.” . . February 2019.
Hill, Robert, and Siraj, Noureen. “A Novel Approach to Develop Combination Therapy NanoDrug.” 2019 AR STEM Posters at the Capitol. . February 2019.
Siraj, Noureen. “Ionic materials and their applications.” Sci X meeting. . 2018.
Hill, Robert. “A novel approach to develop combination therapy Nanodrug.” Student Research and Creative Works Showcase. . April 2018.
Le, Thuy, and Siraj, Noureen. “New Approaches to the Controlled Synthesis of Nanoparticles.” . . April 2018.
Sylvia, and Siraj, Noureen. “Paper Based Portable Sensor and Nanosensor for Sulfur Dioxide.” Student Research and Creative Works Showcase. . April 2018.
Macchi, Samantha, and Siraj, Noureen. “Supercapacitor application of Phosphorus, and Nitrogen co-doped Carbon Materials from renewable precursor materials.” Student Research and Creative Works Showcase. . April 2018.
Vaughan, S.“Phthalocyanine GUMBOS for discrimination of VOCs using a quartz crystal microbalance based multisensor array.” 255 ACS. . March 2018.
Siraj, Noureen. “Synthesis, characterization, and application of novel materials.” 255th ACS National Meeting. . March 2018.
Macchi, Samantha, and Siraj, Noureen. “SUPERCAPACITOR APPLICATION OF PHOSPHORUS AND NITROGEN CO-DOPED CARBON MATERIALS FROM RENEWABLE PRECURSOR MATERIALS.” 255th ACS National Meeting. . March 2018.
Ranasinghe, J.C., Karam, T.E., Dikkumbura, A.S., Khoury, R.A., and Warner, I.M.“Ultrafast transient absorption spectroscopy of porphyrin based NanoGUMBOS, silver-gold core-shell and silicon nanoparticles..” 255 ACS. . March 2018.
Cong, M, , , , McCarter,, , Chhotaray, P., Warner, I.M., and . “Ratiometric fluorescence nanoprobe for hydroxyl radical detection.” . . March 2018.
Siraj, Noureen. “Ionic Materials for Energy Applications.” . . February 2018.
Siraj, Noureen. “Ionic Materials and their applications.” Science skills class_to Science scholar. . November 2017.
Macchi, Samantha. “A Strategy to Tune the Photophysical Properties of a Photosensitizer.” . . April 2017.
Szwedo, Sylvia. “Photophysical Characteristics of Pararosaniline Dye in Various Mediums.” EXPO ualr. . April 2017.
Siraj, Noureen. “Multifunctional Materials.” . . 2016.

Grants and Contracts

Novel Organic and Tunable Materials for Highly Efficient Photovoltaic Cells CALS Summer Research Fellowship Grants Grant .
Understanding the Cytotoxicity Mechanism of Chemo-PPT Combination Cancer Therapy Nanomedicines UAMS (NIH-IMBRE) Grant Noureen Siraj .
Understanding of Forster Resonance Energy Transfer in Tunable Ionic Nanomaterials Arkansas Economic Development Commission (NSF) Grant .
Green Tunable Materials for Sustainable Energy Sustainability UA little rock Grant .
SURF: Ionic Materials for Cancer Therapy Arkansas Department of Higher Education Grant .
Novel Ionic Materials for Optoelectronic Application National Space and Aeronautics Administration (UALR) Grant .
Tunable Ionic Nanomaterials for Solar Cells Arkansas Economic Development Commission Grant .

Awards and Honors

Five Undergratuate Signature Award (2018) .
Four undergraduate Signature Award (2017) .
First Prize in Poster Competition (2009, March) 5th ECHEMS at Weingarten, Germany.
Atta-ur-Rehman Gold Medal (2004, April) Orion Inc.
Begum Fahmida Shabbar Hassan Gold Medal (2002, March) .
Hanif Adamjee Gold Medal (2002, March) .
Najma Rizvi Gold Medal (2002, March) .