Dr. Hafiz M. N. Iqbal is a full-time Research Professor at Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico. He completed his MSc (2008) & MPhil (2010) degrees both in Biochemistry at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan. In 2011, he received Cavendish Research Scholarship to study Ph.D. from the University of Westminster, London, UK. He accomplished his Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences with specialization in Applied Biotechnology & Materials Science in 2015, with a thesis centered on the development of biocomposites with novel characteristics through enzymatic grafting. Dr. Iqbal has guest edited several special issues and served as an Editorial Board member for different peer-reviewed journals. He is also a member of Reviewer Panel for Research Proposals for The Research Council of Oman and Ministry of Education and Science, Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan. Dr. Iqbal has published more than 220 scientific contributions in the form of Research, Reviews, Book Chapters and Editorial type scientific articles in various areas of Science & Engineering. Dr. Iqbal has an H-index = 34 along with more than 3800 citations. Dr. Iqbal has a collaborative network with national and international institutes/universities across the globe. His research interests include biomaterials with novel characteristics for biomedical and pharmaceutical applications, antimicrobial, biocompatible and biodegradable bio-composites for bio-sectors, enzymatic grafting: composites development and characterization, biomedical applications of pristine and grafted materials, particularly infection-free wound healing, bio-catalysis: enzyme kinetics, purification, characterization, immobilization, and industrial applications of enzymes, biomaterials for bioenergy, fermentation process development, production of enzymes, and other industrial products using agro-industrial wastes and by-products, liquid and solid waste management ¿ (re)-valorization of agro-industrial wastes and by-products, and bioremediation of textile dyes and effluents and other hazardous pollutants. - Editorial Board Member Frontiers in Immunology - Review Editor Frontiers in Microbiology - Review Editor International Journal of Pharmacology ¿ Guest Editor Science of the Total Environment - Editorial Board Member Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology - Editorial Board Member Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances - Regional Editor Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering - Editorial Board Member Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences - Editorial Board Member Journal of Radiation Research and Applied Sciences - Associate Editor.
- Fellow of the Distinguished Scientist Fellowship Program – 2022.
- Biomaterials based micro- & nano- cues with novel characteristics
- Bio-inspired bio-constructs for bio- and non-bio sectors
- Enzymatic grafting: composites development and characterization
- Biomedical applications of pristine and grafted materials
- Bio-catalysis: enzymes, purification, characterization, immobilization, and industrial applications
- Liquid and solid waste management – revalorization of agro-industrial wastes and by-products
- Bio-remediation of hazardous pollutants and emerging contaminants of high concern
- Biomaterials for bioenergy.