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 Prof. Nazeem Jahed

Position: Assosiate Professor in analytical chemistry
Department: Department of Chemistry
Faculty: Faculty of Natural Science
Qualifications: PhD (UWC)
Tel: 021-959 3053
Fax: 021-9593055


 I completed my doctoral studies at UWC in 2001 under supervision of Prof. Ivan Green. I took up a post-doctoral position under the directorship of Prof. Krzystof Matyjaszewski, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA form April 2002-September 2004.

I joined UWC as a lecturer in Analytical Chemistry in April 2006.

My research interest is in electro-analytical chemistry. We use electrochemical stripping analysis for determining of trace amounts heavy metals and, explore and develop new electrode materials for the electrochemical sensing of organic compounds. In addition, we modify electrodes with molecularly imprinted conducting polymers to improve the selectivity of electrochemical sensors.


  • 3-Mercaptopropionic acid capped Ga2Se3 nanocrystal-CYP3A4 biosensor for the determination of 17-alpha-ethinyl estradiol in water. Nxusani, E.; Ndangili, P.M.;  Olowu, R.A.; Jijana, A. N.; Waryo, T.; Jahed, N.; Ajayi, R.F.; Baker, P. and Iwuoha, E. Nano Hybrids, (2012), Vol. 1, 1-22.  

  • Metallo-Graphene Nanocomposite Electrocatalytic Platform for the Determination of Toxic Metal Ions. Willemse, Chandre M.; Tlhomelang, Khotso; Jahed, Nazeem; Baker, Priscilla G.; Iwuoha, Emmanuel I. Sensors, (2011),11(4), 3970-3987. 

  • Synthesis and characterization of poly(propylene imine) dendrimer – Polypyrrole conducting star copolymer. Abd Almonam A. Baleg, Nazeem M. Jahed, Omotayo A. Arotiba, Stephen N. Mailu, Nicolette R. Hendricks, Priscilla G. Baker , Emmanuel I. Iwuoha. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, (2011), 652, 18-25. 

  • Electrochemical ochratoxin A immunosensor system developed on sulphonated polyaniline. Munkombwe Muchindu, Emmanuel Iwuoha, Edmund Pool, Natasha West, Nazeem Jahed, Priscilla Baker, Tesfaye Waryo, Avril Williams., ELECTROANALYSIS., (2011), 23(1), 122-128.  

  • Electrochemical nitrite nanosensor developed with amine- and sulphate-functionalised polystyrene latex beads self-assembled on polyaniline. Munkombwe Muchindu, Tesfaye Waryo, Omotayo Arotiba, Ewa Kazimierska, Aoife Morrin, Anthony J. Killard, Malcolm R. Smyth, Nazeem Jahed, Boitumelo Kgarebe, Priscilla G.L. Baker  and Emmanuel I. Iwuoha. Electrochimica Acta., (2010), 55(14), 4274-4280. 

  • Electrochemical Nanobiosensor for Glyphosate Herbicide and its Metabolite. 

  • Everlyne A. Songa, Tesfaye Waryo, Nazeem Jahed, Priscilla G.L. Baker, Boitumelo 

  • V. Kgarebe, Emmanuel I. Iwuoha., Electroanalysis., (2009),  21(3-5),  671-674. 

  • Gradient Polymer Elution Chromatographic Analysis of α, ω –Dihydroxypolystyrene Synthesized via ATRP and Click Chemistry. Haifeng Gao, Guillaume Louche, Brent S. Sumerlin,  Nazeem Jahed, Patricia Golas, and Krzysztof Matyjaszewski., Macromolecules,(2005), 38, 8979-8982.  

  • Mercury (II) mediated cyclization of R-1-(1'-hydroxyethyl)-2-(1''-propenyl)-3-alkoxy-4-methoxybenzenes to chiral isochromanes., Charles B de Koning, Robin G.F. Giles, Ivan R. Green and Nazeem M. Jahed., Tetrahedron., 60, (2004), 2629-2637. 

  • Isotope Effects and the Mechanism of Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization. Macromolecules., Daniel A. Singleton, Daniel T. Nowlan III, Nazeem Jahed, and Krzysztof Matyjaszewski., (2003), 36, 8579.




 1. Faculty Research and International Relations Committee
2. Faculty of Science Research Open Day (ROD) Committee for Postgraduate students

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