Dr. Noureen Siraj

Analytical/Materials ChemistrySiraj, Noureen

 Contact Information

Office Location: SCLB 457
Office Phone: 501-916-6544
E-mail: nxsiraj@ualr.edu

Teaching Interests

General Chemistry 2, Analytical Chemistry I, Physical Chemistry for Life Sciences

 Research Interests

  • Synthesis, characterization and application of optoelectronic nano-materials
  • Novel tunable materials for highly efficient photovoltaic cells
  • Development of novel drugs and therapies for cancer treatment
  • Sensor design and applications
  • Design, characterization, and applications of supercapacitors

UA-Little Rock Appointments

  • Associate Professor (2022-Present)
  • Assistant Professor (2016-2021)


  • Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA)
  • PhD in Chemistry, Graz University of Technology (Graz, Austria)
  • MSc in Chemistry, University of Karachi (Karachi, Pakistan)
  • BSc in Chemistry (Minor: Biochemistry, Botany), University of Karachi (Karachi, Pakistan)

Awards and Honors

  • First Prize in Poster Competition for the presentation of significant development in the field of Ionic Liquids chemistry in 5th ECHEMS at Weingarten, Germany (2009)
  • Atta-ur-Rehman Gold Medal: Honorary Shield on Academic Merit Record by Orient (2004)
  • Najma Rizvi Gold Medal for receiving first class first position in M.Sc. in the Department of Chemistry (2002)
  • Begum Fahmida Shabbar Hassan Gold Medal: For attaining first class first position in MSc (2002)
  • Hanif Adamjee Gold Medal: On getting first class first position in M.Sc. in Physical Chemistry, 2002

Recent Publications

  • Molecular (Raman, NIR, and FTIR) spectroscopy and multivariate analysis in consumable products analysis. Fakayode, S. O., Baker, G. A., Bwambok, D. K., Bhawawet, N., Elzey, B., Siraj, N., . . . Warner, I. M Applied Spectroscopy Reviews, 2019, 1-77. doi:10.1080/05704928.2019.1631176
  • Fluorescence-Based Ratiometric Nanosensor for Selective Imaging of Cancer Cells. McNeel, K. E., Siraj, N., Bhattarai, N., & Warner, I. M. ACS Omega, 4(1), 2019, 1592-1600. doi:10.1021/acsomega.8b02765
  • Renewable-Resource-Based Waste Materials for Supercapacitor Application. Macchi, S., Siraj, N., Watanabe, F., & Viswanathan, T. ChemistrySelect, 4(2), 2019, 492-501. doi:10.1002/slct.201803926
  • Class specific discrimination of volatile organic compounds using a quartz crystal microbalance based multisensor array. Stephanie R.Vaughan, Nicholas C.Speller, Pratap Chhotaray, Kevin S. McCarter, Noureen Siraj, Rocío L. Pérez, Isiah M. Warner Talanta. Volume 188, 1 October 2018, Pages 423-428
  • Endocytic Selective Toxicity of Rhodamine 6G nanoGUMBOS in Breast Cancer Cells. Bhattarai N, Mathis JM, Chen M, Pérez RL, Siraj N, Magut PKS, McDonough K, Sahasrabudhe G, Warner M. Mol Pharm. 2018 Sep 4;15(9):3837-3845. Epub 2018 Jul 27
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