CV Nisar Ahmed



2017–Present COFUND Fellow, Cardiff University

2012–2016 Postdoc, POSTECH, University of Zurich / Bristol.

2009–2012 Ph.D, POSTECH

2005–2007 M.Phil, HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry

2002–2004 M.Sc, IUB.

Honors, Awards and Fellowships

SIRCIW MSCA COFUND Fellowship (2016-2019)

Honorary Research Fellow Award, University of Bristol (2015-2016)

Post-doctoral Research Fund (4 month), University of Zurich (2015)

Novartis Post-doctoral Fellowship (NIBR, 100’000 USD, 2013-2014)

World Class University Postdoctoral Fellowship, POSTECH (2012)

Best Publications Cash Award (2012)

BK (Brain Korea) 21 Fellowship (2009-2012)

HEJRIC MS Fellowship (2005-2007)

District Graduate Fellowship (2006)

District Undergraduate Fellowship (2002-2004)


Dr. Nisar Ahmed was born (March 12, 1983) in Pakistan (Rahim Yar Khan). He did his M.Sc from Islamia University Bahawalpur (IUB), Pakistan under the supervision of Prof. Abdul Jabbar. After getting a master’s degree in organic chemistry in 2004, he got a lectureship at the Bismillah College, Sadiq Abad, where he taught organic chemistry for one year. Subsequently he got an M.phil position in the laboratory of Prof. Abdul Malik, HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry, University of Karachi, Pakistan where he worked for two years on isolation of natural products. Then, he moved to South Korea as a researcher and later started his Ph.D (2009) at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH). He received his Ph.D degree in Organic/Supramolecular chemistry on the work entitled “Synthesis and binding studies of carbazole-urea and anthracene-imidazolium based receptors for anion and cation recognition” under the supervision of Prof. Kwang S. Kim. After completing his Ph.D in February 2012, he started his Postdoctoral research at Center for Superfunctional Materials, department of chemistry, POSTECH/UNIST, Korea. There he was chosen a group leader and he trained a number of students and researchers to explore their research capabilities. After completing his first Postdoc successfully, he got a competitive Novartis Post-doctoral Fellowship (2013) at department of chemistry, University of Zurich, Switzerland (in Prof. Henning J. Jessen research group) and there he worked on a project entitled “Iterative construction of poly-ADP ribosylated peptides and development of new fluorescent probes for bioimaging in live cells.” After Novartis fellowship (2015), he got Postdoctoral research associate position at School of Chemistry, University of Bristol and worked on lithiation-borylation chemistry (methodology) in Aggarwal research group and peptide self-replication in supramolecular research group of Prof. Anthony P. Davis.

Currently, working on organic/flow chemistry, having a COFUND Fellow position in the School of Chemistry,  Cardiff University, looking to move towards leadership of an independent research group.