Associate Professor Dr Numan Arshid

Professor Numan Arshid

Associate Professor Dr Numan Arshid

  • Associate Professor
Sunway Centre for Electrochemical Energy and Sustainable Technology
SDGs Focus


Dr Numan Arshid completed his Masters of Electrical Engineering at COMSATS University Pakistan and obtained his PhD in Physics with distinction from University of Malaya, Malaysia. His PhD research focused on the development of metal oxide nanostructures supported on carbon matrix for supercapacitor and electrochemical sensing applications. Additionally, he has worked on the preparation of solid/gel polymer electrolytes for electric double capacitors and novel electrode materials for hybrid supercapacitors. His research at the Graphene and Advanced 2D Materials Research Group (GAMRG) focuses on the preparation of 2D materials and their application for electrochemical energy storage.


Academic & Professional Qualifications

  • PhD in Physics (Materials), University of Malaya, Malaysia  (2018)
  • MS (Electrical Engineering), COMSATS University, Pakisan (2014)
  • MSc (Electronics), Sarhad University of Science & Technology, Pakistan (2011)

Research Interests

  • Synthesis and Characterization of Carbonaceous Materiels
  • Preparation of Binary and Ternay Nanocomposite Based and Conductive Polymers, Carbonaceouse Materials and Inorganic Nanostructures
  • Electrochemical Energy storage Devices  (Supercapacitor, Fuel Cell, Batteries)
  • Electrochemical Sensors for Bio-anayltes and water Pollutants

Notable Publications

  1. Chew, J., Khanmirzaei, M., Numan, A., Omar, F. S., Ramesh, K., & Ramesh, S. (2018). Performance studies of ZnO and multi walled carbon nanotubes-based counter electrodes with gel polymer electrolyte for dye-sensitized solar cell. Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, 83, 144-149.
  2. Chong, M. Y., Numan, A., Liew, C.-W., Ng, H., Ramesh, K., & Ramesh, S. (2018). Enhancing the performance of green solid-state electric double-layer capacitor incorporated with fumed silica nanoparticles. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 117, 194-203.
  3. Iqbal, J., Numan, A., Rafique, S., Jafer, R., Mohamad, S., Ramesh, K., & Ramesh, S. (2018). High performance supercapattery incorporating ternary nanocomposite of multiwalled carbon nanotubes decorated with Co3O4 nanograins and silver nanoparticles as electrode material. Electrochimica Acta, 278, 72-82.
  4. Kumaran, V. S., Ng, H., Ramesh, S., Ramesh, K., Vengadaesvaran, B., & Numan, A. (2018). The conductivity and dielectric studies of solid polymer electrolytes based on poly (acrylamide-co-acrylic acid) doped with sodium iodide. IONICS, 1-7.
  5. Lim, J. Y., Mubarak, N. M., Khalid, M., Abdullah, E. C., & Numan, A. (2018). Novel fabrication of functionalized graphene oxide via magnetite and 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate. Nano-Structures & Nano-Objects, 16 (2018) 403–411.
  6. Nady, A., Latiff, A., Numan, A., Ooi, R. C. H., & Harun, S. (2018). Theoretical and experimental studies on a Q-switching operation in an erbium-doped fiber laser using vanadium oxide as saturable absorber. Laser Physics, 28(8), 085106.
  7. Omar, F. S., Numan, A., Bashir, S., Duraisamy, N., Vikneswaran, R., Loo, Y.-L., . . . Ramesh, S. (2018). Enhancing rate capability of amorphous nickel phosphate supercapattery electrode via composition with crystalline silver phosphate. Electrochimica Acta, 273, 216-228.
  8. Chong, M. Y., Numan A., Liew, C.-W, Ramesh, K., & Ramesh, S. (2017). Comparison of the performance of copper oxide and yttrium oxide nanoparticle based hydroxylethyl cellulose electrolytes for supercapacitors. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 134(13).
  9. Lee, C. C., Omar, F. S., Numan, A., Duraisamy, N., Ramesh, K., & Ramesh, S. (2017). An enhanced performance of hybrid supercapacitor based on polyaniline-manganese phosphate binary composite. Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, 21(11), 3205-3213.
  10. Nadiah, N., Omar, F. S., Numan, A., Mahipal, Y., Ramesh, S., & Ramesh, K. (2017). Influence of acrylic acid on ethylene carbonate/dimethyl carbonate based liquid electrolyte and its supercapacitor application. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 42(52), 30683-30690.
  11. Nady, A., Ahmed, M. H. M., Latiff, A. A., Numan A., Ooi, R. C. H., & Harun, S. W. (2017). Nickel oxide nanoparticles as a saturable absorber for an all-fiber passively Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser. Laser Physics, 65105-65110.
  12. Nady, A., Ahmed, M., Numan, A., Ramesh, S., Latiff, A., Ooi, C., . . . Harun, S. (2017). Passively Q-switched erbium-doped fibre laser using cobalt oxide nanocubes as a saturable absorber. Journal of Modern Optics, 64(13), 1315-1320.
  13. Numan, A., Duraisamy, N., Omar, F. S., Gopi, D., Ramesh, K., & Ramesh, S. (2017). Sonochemical synthesis of nanostructured nickel hydroxide as an electrode material for improved electrochemical energy storage application. Progress in Natural Science: Materials International, 27(4), 416-423.
  14. Numan, A., Shahid, M. M., Omar, F. S., Rafique, S., Bashir, S., Ramesh, K., & Ramesh, S. (2017). Binary nanocomposite based on Co3O4 nanocubes and multiwalled carbon nanotubes as an ultrasensitive platform for amperometric determination of dopamine. Microchimica Acta, 184(8), 2739-2748.
  15. Numan, A., Shahid, M. M., Omar, F. S., Ramesh, K., & Ramesh, S. (2017). Facile fabrication of cobalt oxide nanograin-decorated reduced graphene oxide composite as ultrasensitive platform for dopamine detection. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 238, 1043-1051.
  16. Omar, F. S., Numan A., Duraisamy, N., Bashir, S., Ramesh, K., & Ramesh, S. (2017). A promising binary nanocomposite of zinc cobaltite intercalated with polyaniline for supercapacitor and hydrazine sensor. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 716, 96-105.
  17. Omar, F. S., Numan, A., Duraisamy, N., Ramly, M. M., Ramesh, K., & Ramesh, S. (2017). Binary composite of polyaniline/copper cobaltite for high performance asymmetric supercapacitor application. Electrochimica Acta, 227, 41-48.
  18. Shahid, M. M., Ismail, A. H., AL-Mokaram, A. M. A. A., Vikneswaran, R., Ahmad, S., Hamza, A., & Numan, A. (2017). A single-step synthesis of nitrogen-doped graphene sheets decorated with cobalt hydroxide nanoflakes for the determination of dopamine. Progress in Natural Science: Materials International, 27(5), 582-587.
  19. Chong, M. Y., Liew, C.-W., Numan A., Yugal, K., Ramesh, K., Ng, H. M., Chong, T. V., Ramesh, S. (2016). Effects of ionic liquid on the hydroxylpropylmethyl cellulose (HPMC) solid polymer electrolyte. IONICS, 22(12), 2421-2430.
  20. Duraisamy, N., Numan, A., Omar, S. F., Ramesh, K., & Ramesh, S. (2016). Facile sonochemical synthesis of nanostructured NiO with different particle sizes and its electrochemical properties for supercapacitor application. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 471, 136–144.
  21. Fattah, N., Ng, H. M., Mahipal, Y., Numan, A., Ramesh, S., & Ramesh, K. (2016). An approach to solid-state electrical double layer capacitors fabricated with graphene oxide-doped, ionic liquid-based solid copolymer electrolytes. Materials, 9(6), 450.
  22. Liew, C.-W, Ng, H. M., Numan A., & Ramesh, S. (2016). Poly(Acrylic acid)–Based Hybrid Inorganic–Organic Electrolytes Membrane for Electrical Double Layer Capacitors Application. Polymers, 8, 179.
  23. Nadiah, N. S., Mahipal, Y. K., Numan A., Ramesh, S., & Ramesh, K. (2016). Efficiency of supercapacitor using EC/DMC-based liquid electrolytes with methyl methacrylate (MMA) monomer. IONICS, 22(1), 107-114.
  24. Numan A., Duraisamy, N., Omar, F. S., Mahipal, Y. K., Ramesh, K., & Ramesh, S. (2016). Enhanced electrochemical performance of cobalt oxide nanocube intercalated reduced graphene oxide for supercapacitor application. RSC Advances, 6, 34894–34902.
  25. Omar, F. S., Numan, A., Duraisamy, N., Bashir, S., Ramesh, K., & Ramesh, S. (2016). Ultrahigh capacitance of amorphous nickel phosphate for asymmetric supercapacitor applications. RSC Advances, 6(80), 76298-76306.
  26. Duraisamy, N., Numan A., Ramesh, K., Choi, K. H., Ramesh, S., & Ramesh, S. (2015). Investigation on structural and electrochemical properties of binder free nanostructured nickel oxide thin film. Materials Letters, 694–697.