Dr. Mujtaba Ikram is working as an Assistant Professor at Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology (ICET), University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. He has received his BS hons. (computational physics), MS (materials and surface engineering) and Ph.D. (material sciences and engineering), respectively. His research interests include nanotechnology, renewable energy, material science and engineering. He has authored/co- authored number of publications with very good impact factor in world prestigious journals as Advanced materials, RSC advances, RSC New Journal of chemistry, Chemcatchem, Journal of alloys and compounds, Journal of physics and chemistry of solids, Journals of solid state chemistry, Applied nanoscience and many others. He has presented his research in the USA, Italy, Egypt, Germany, Slovenia, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, UAE and other countries. He has attended various research trainings/conferences/workshops on industrial physics, renewable energy, advanced carbon materials and nanotechnology in various parts of the world and is a frequent visiting scholar at the Abdus Salam International center for theoretical physics (ICTP)-Italy. He has also attended training on renewable and sustainable energy, which was organised by world prestigious national renewable energy lab (NREL)-USA and University of Colorado at Boulder-USA among others. He was selected among two young scientists from south Asia for TWAS science diplomacy, which was held in Trieste Italy, 2013. He has been invited many times as Invited lecturer by CAS-TWAS Beijing. In 2015, he was awarded with CAS-TWAS green technology award, and in 2017 with CAS-TWAS green chemistry and technology (GCT) award for his guest lectures. He has also been awarded with various world fellowships as CAS- TWAS presidential fellowship 2014, I-CAMP University of colorado at boulder (USA) fellowship 2012, International center for theoretical physics (ICTP-Italy) participant fellowship (thrice), UNESCO fellowship for nano system workshop (Italy) 2013, Intercontinental advanced materials and photonics university of Cambridge (UK) participant fellowship 2013, Emerging nation science foundation (ENSF) travel fellowship 2012 and NUST foreign research presentation grant 2012.