Dr Sara Riaz is currently working at COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore campus as an Assistant Professor and is involved in teaching, research, and management in the Department of Chemistry. She completed her MSc from Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan Pakistan in 2013 in organic synthesis and received a doctoral degree in 2014 from East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, P.R. China for her work on synthesis and characterization of novel ubiquinone derivatives and their electrochemical interaction studies with gold nanoparticles. Dr Sara is currently involved in projects including bioelectrochemical decomposition of dyes for electricity generation, synthesis of graphitic nanomaterials and their applications in energy storage devices. and heavy metal ions detection.