Amjid Rafique

Soft and biofunctional materials group
Postdoctoral Fellowship
Lab 209 - Ed. II


Area of Research: Nanomaterials, Energy storage devices, super capacitors, functional textiles, and coatings, solar cells

Dr. Amjid Rafique works in the field of synthesis of nanomaterials, energy storage devices, functionalization of textile substrate energy storage and harvesting, characterization and applications. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow in Material Science department FCT School of material science and technology. He has completed his Ph.D. from Politecnico di Torino Italy and also worked as research associate in the same university. His research work is focused on functional nanomaterial, composite nanomaterial and surface modification of nanomaterials of textile substrates for sensing and flexible energy storage devices. He works on variety of nanomaterials including Electrospun Fibers, Metal/Metal Oxides, Carbon Based Nanomaterials, Polymeric Materials, and composites. He has published 5 research papers in high impact factor international journals. He has also received two research awards Politecnico di Torino Italy.

Main publications

-         Amjid Rafique,  Usman Zubair,  Mara Serrapede , Marco Fontana , Stefano Bianco , Paola Rivolo, Candido F. Pirri  and Andrea Lamberti, Binder Free and Flexible Asymmetric Supercapacitor Exploiting Mn3O4 and MoS2 Nanoflakes on Carbon Fibers, Nanomaterials 2020, 10, 1084.

-         Mara Serrapede, Amjid Rafique, Marco Fontana, Zine Abderaouf, Paola Rivolo, Stefano Bianco, Djamel Hamana, Elena Tresso, Andrea Lamberti, Fiber-shaped asymmetric supercapacitor exploiting rGO/Fe2O3 aerogel and electrodeposited MnOx nanosheets on carbon fibers, In Journal of Carbon, 2018.

-         Amjid Rafique, Marco Fontana, Stefano Bianco, Fabrizio Pirri, Andrea Lamberti, Flexible wire-based electrodes exploiting carbon/ZnO nanocomposite for wearable supercapacitors, In International Journal of Ionics, page. 1-9, 2017,  ISSN 0947-7047.

-         Amjid Rafique, Andrea Massa, Marco Fontana, Stefano Bianco, Angelica Chiodoni, Candido F. Pirri, Simelys Hern├índez , and Andrea Lamberti  Highly Uniform Anodically Deposited Film of MnO2 Nanoflakes on Carbon Fibers for Flexible and Wearable Fiber-Shaped Supercapacitors, 2017, In ACS Material and Interface. 

-         A. Zine, D. Hamana, L. Chetibi, A. Rafique , M. Fontana , S. Achour , A. Lamberti and N. Kebaili Enhancement of specific capacitance using hematite nanoparticles produced by green synthesis Journal of New Technology and Materials, 2019.