Dr. Abid Ali | Surface Chemistry | Best Researcher AwardūüŹÜ

Southwest University, Chongqing, China

Author Profile

Early Academic Pursuits:

Abid Ali Baloch embarked on his academic journey with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Biological Science from the University of Karachi, Pakistan, graduating in December 2007. Building upon this foundation, he pursued a Master of Science degree in Organic Chemistry from the Federal Urdu University of Science, Arts, and Technology, Pakistan, completing his studies in December 2014. Driven by a passion for research and a desire to delve deeper into chemical engineering and technology, Abid Ali pursued a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and Technology at Zhejiang University, China, where he graduated in September 2021. His doctoral dissertation focused on the synthesis and characterization of caprolactone-based polyurethane with degradable and antifouling properties under the guidance of Prof. Qinghua Zhang.

Professional Endeavors:

Following the completion of his Ph.D., Abid Ali transitioned into the role of a Postdoctoral Researcher at Southwest University, Chongqing, China, where he has been involved in the development of bioinspired polymers for antibacterial and antifouling coatings in the biomedical field since March 2022. Before his doctoral studies, Abid Ali gained valuable industrial experience, serving as a Senior Quality Control Officer at Otsuka Pharmaceutical Pakistan LTD from April 2015 to September 2017. His responsibilities included ensuring the quality of raw materials and finished products, adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), and conducting various testing procedures. Additionally, Abid Ali contributed to the field of education as a Science Teacher at Sadiq Public Secondary School from September 2013 to January 2015, where he imparted knowledge in chemistry and biology. Prior to that, he served as a Quality Control Analyst at Akhai Pharmaceutical Pakistan Limited from September 2010 to March 2013, where he conducted analyses and reports on various pharmaceutical products.

Contributions and Research Focus:

His research endeavors have primarily focused on polymers synthesis and modification for antibacterial and antifouling coatings/surfaces. His work aims to develop environmentally friendly antifouling coatings/surfaces with high efficiency by modifying polymer architectures or incorporating functional groups. He utilizes advanced characterization techniques such as NMR, FTIR, microscopy (CLSM and SEM), and contact angle measurements to analyze coatings and surfaces. Moreover, he has been actively involved in developing tools to study the behavior of these coatings/surfaces in marine environments and the biomedical field.

Accolades and Recognition:

He has demonstrated his expertise and dedication through various professional activities and achievements. He has served as a peer reviewer for esteemed journals such as Carbohydrate Polymer, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Chemical Engineering Journal, Journal of Materials Chemistry, RSC Biomaterials Science, and Journal of Alloys and Compounds. Additionally, he has received training in Good Manufacturing Practice and Quality Circle, further highlighting his commitment to excellence in his field.

Impact and Influence:

His contributions to the scientific community extend beyond his research, as evidenced by his peer-review work for reputable journals. By evaluating research papers for scholarly merit, scientific accuracy, and potential impact, he has played a crucial role in maintaining the integrity and quality of scientific literature.

Legacy and Future Contributions:

His multidisciplinary expertise in chemistry, chemical engineering, and materials science positions him as a valuable asset to both academia and industry. His ongoing research in developing advanced polymer coatings/surfaces with enhanced properties holds promise for applications in various fields, including biomedicine and marine engineering. With his dedication to innovation and scientific rigor, Abid Ali is poised to make further contributions to the advancement of materials science and technology in the years to come.


A total of  287 citations for his publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of his research within the academic community.

  • Citations¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬† 287
  • h-index¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 7
  • i10-index¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†6

Notable Publications 

Nature-inspired anti-fouling strategies for combating marine biofouling

Eco-friendly biodegradable polyurethane based coating for antibacterial and antifouling performance

NIR-driven fast construction of patterned-wettability on slippery lubricant infused surface for droplet manipulation

Synthesis and characterization of caprolactone based polyurethane with degradable and antifouling performance

Biodegradable polyurethane based clay composite and their anti-biofouling properties

Biomass-derived fluorinated corn starch emulsion as binder for silicon and silicon oxide based anodes in lithium-ion batteries

Dual cross-linked fluorinated binder network for high-performance silicon and silicon oxide based anodes in lithium-ion batteries

An overview of controlled-biocide-release coating based on polymer resin for marine antifouling applications

Icephobic strategies and materials with superwettability: design principles and mechanism


Abid Ali | Surface Chemistry | Best Researcher Award

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