Dr. Hafiz Rizwan Sharif

Academic Position:

Assistant Professor

Teaching Interests:

My teaching interest is to keep myself up to date about latest trends in the field of food and nutrition and assist my students to improve their learning and problem-solving abilities.

Fields of Research (FoR):

Utilization of latest encapsulation techniques for the development of functional foods to tackle malnutrition and diet related disorders.


Food and nutrition, food chemistry, functional foods, encapsulation, in-vitro digestion

Contact Details:

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Student Advising Schedule:

Friday (10:00-12:00)


Dr. Hafiz Rizwan Sharif is currently working as Assistant Professor at University of Chenab, Pakistan. He received Ph. D. in Food Science and Technology from the School of Food Science and Technology, Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China. He is HEC-approved Ph. D supervisor with excellent teaching and research abilities. His areas of expertise are encapsulation of functional bio-actives to improve their oxidative stability and digestion. He has presented his research findings in different national and international conferences and seminars. Dr. Rizwan has published several research and review articles in well reputed international journals with 150 plus cumulative impact factor. He is co-author of four book chapters published under Elsevier, Springer and UAF-Press. He is Guest Associate Editor of a prestigious international journal “Frontiers in Nutrition” and Associate Editorial Board Member of “Recent Advances in Food, Nutrition & Agriculture”. He is also an active reviewer of many national and international journals in the domain of food and nutrition.


No.  Designation School/Institute/University Date of start Date of end
1 Assistant professor The University of Lahore, Gujrat campus. 21-08-2017 30-04-2022
2 Assistant professor The University of Chenab, Gujrat. 01-05-2022 To date


No.  Degree / Program of Study Name Awarding Body/University/Institute Year of passing
1 Ph.D Food Science & Technology (2013-2017) Jiangnan University, Wuxi, Jiangsu, China. 2017
2 M.Sc. (Hons.) Food Technology (2010-2012)  National Institute of Food Science & Technology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. 2012
3 B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture – Food Technology (2006 – 2010) National Institute of Food Science & Technology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. 2010
4 F.Sc. (Pre-medical) BISE-Faisalabad 2006
5 Metric (Science) BISE-Gujranwala 2004


No. Title Details
1 Physicochemical Characteristics of Mixed Surfactant-Stabilized l-Ascorbic Acid Nanoemulsions during Storage. Tahir Mehmood, Anwaar Ahmed, Zulfiqar Ahmad, Muhammad Sameem Javed, Hafiz Rizwan Sharif, Faiz-ul-Hassan Shah, Muhammad Imran, Mohamed A. Abdelgawad, and Shamas Murtaza. (2022). Langmuir. 38 (31) 9500-9506 (IF=4.331) DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.2c00650
2 Influence of diverse natural biopolymers on the physicochemical characteristics of borage seed oil-peppermint oil loaded W/O/W nanoemulsions entrapped with lycopene. Abdur Rehman, Tong Qunyi, Sameh A. Korma, Wen Han, Aiman Karim, Hafiz Rizwan Sharif, Ahmad Ali, Sanabil Yaqoob, Salah A. Khalifa and Ilaria Cacciotti. (2021). Nanotechnology. 32 (2021) 505302 (IF= 3.953). 
3 Biopolymer based nanoemulsion delivery system: An effective approach to boost the antioxidant potential of essential oil in food products. Abdur Rehman, Tong Qunyi, Hafiz Rizwan Sharif, Sameh A. Korma, Aiman Karim, Muhammad Faisal Manzoor, Arshad Mehmood, Muhammad Waheed Iqbal, Husnain Raza, Ahmad Ali and Tariq Mehmood. (2021). Carbohydrate polymer technologies and applications. 2 (2021) 100082. 
4 Influence of selected hydrocolloids on the rheological, functional, and textural properties of wheat-pumpkin flour bread. Waqas Ashraf, Aamir Shehzad, Hafiz Rizwan Sharif, Rana Muhammad Aadil,  Moazzam Rafiq Khan and Lianfu Zhang. (2020). Journal of food processing and preservation. 44 (10) e14777. (IF= 2.609). 
5 Effect of germination under mineral stress on the content of isoflavones and functional properties of chickpeas (Cicer Arietinum). Husnain Raza, Hafiz Rizwan Sharif, Farah Zaaboul, Muhammad Shoaib, Waleed Aboshora1, Barkat Ali and Lianfu Zhang. (2020). Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Science, 57 (2) 597-604 (IF= 0.856). 
6 Preparation of chitosan films by neutralization for improving their preparation effects on chilled meat. Wei Chang, Fei Liu, Hafiz Rizwan Sharif, Zhengnon Huang, H. Douglas Goff, Fang Zhong. (2019). Food Hydrocolloids, 90, 50-61. (IF= 11.504). DOI : 
7 Effects of ball-milling on physicochemical, thermal and functional properties of extruded chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) powder. Husnain Raza, Kashif Ameer, Farah Zaaboul, Hafiz Rizwan Sharif, Barkat Ali, Muhammad Shoaib,Wasim Akhtar and Lianfu Zhang. (2019). CyTa – Journal of Food, 17 (1) 563–573. (IF= 2.478). 
8 Current progress in the utilization of native and modified legume proteins as emulsifiers and encapsulants – A review. Hafiz Rizwan Sharif, Peter A. Williams, Mian Kamran Sharif, Shabbar Abbas, Hamid Majeed, Kingslay G. Masamba, Waseem Safdar and Fang Zhong. (2018). Food Hydrocolloids, 76, 2-16. (IF= 11.504).
9 Formulation, characterization and antimicrobial properties of black cumin essential oil nanoemulsions stabilized by OSA starch. Hafiz Rizwan Sharif, Shabar Abbas, Hamid Majeed, Waseem Safdar, Muhammad Shamoon, Muhammad Aslam Khan, Muhammad Shoaib, Husnain Raza, Junaid Haider. (2017). Journal of Food Science and Technology, 54(10), 3358–3365. (IF= 3.117).
10 Physicochemical properties of β-carotene and eugenol co-encapsulated flax seed oil powders using OSA starches as wall material. Hafiz Rizwan Sharif, H. Douglas Goff, Hamid Majeed, Muhammad Shamoon, Fei Liu, John Nsor-Atindana, Junaid Haider, Rong Liang, Fang Zhong. (2017). Food Hydrocolloids, 73, 274–283. (IF= 11.504).
11 Influence of OSA-starch on the physico chemical characteristics of flax seed oil-eugenol nanoemulsions. Hafiz Rizwan Sharif, Peter A. Williams, Mian Kamran Sharif, Muhammad Aslam Khan, Hamid Majeed, Waseem Safdar, Muhammad Shamoon, Muhammad Shoaib, Junaid Haider and Fang Zhong. (2017). Food Hydrocolloids, 66, 365–377. (IF= 11.504).
12 Physicochemical stability of β-carotene and α-tocopherol enriched nanoemulsions: Influence of carrier oil, emulsifier and antioxidant. Hafiz Rizwan Sharif, Douglas H. Goff, Hamid Majeed, Fei Liu, John Nsor-Atindana, Juanid Haider, Rong Liang and Fang Zhong. (2017). Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 529, 550–559. (IF= 5.518). 
13 Preparation, characterization and rheological properties of vitamin E enriched nanoemulsion. Hafiz Rizwan Sharif, Mian Kamran Sharif and Fang Zhong. (2017). Pakistan Journal of Food Sciences, 27(1): 7–14.
14 Growth kinetics, fatty acid composition and metabolic activity changes of Crypthecodinium cohnii under different nitrogen source and concentration. Waseem Safdar, Muhammad Shamoon, Xinyi Zan, Junaid Haider, Hafiz Rizwan Sharif, Muhammad Shoaib and Yuanda Song. (2017). AMB Express, 7(85):1-15. (IF= 4.126).
15 Characterization of film-forming solutions and films incorporating free and nanoencapsulated tea polyphenol prepared by gelatins with different Bloom values. Maoshen Chen, Fei Liu, Bor-Sen Chiou, Hafiz Rizwan Sharif, Jian Xu, Fang Zhong. (2017). Food Hydrocolloids, 72:381-388. (IF= 11.504).
16 Functionality and nutritional aspects of microcrystalline cellulose in food. John Nsor-Atindana, Maoshen Chen, H. Douglas Goff, Fang Zhong, Hafiz Rizwan Sharif, Yue Li. (2017). Carbohydrate Polymers, 172:159-174. (IF= 10.723).
17 Effects of twenty standard amino acids on biochemical constituents, docosahexaenoic acid production and metabolic activity changes of Crypthecodinium cohnii. Waseem Safdar, Xinyi Zan, Muhammad Shamoon, Hafiz Rizwan Sharif, Omar Mukama, Xin Tang, Yuanda Song. (2017). Bioresource Technology, 238: 738-743. (IF=11.889).
18 Development of high dietary fiber leavened pan bread from microwave stabilized fullfat and defatted rice bran supplemented flours. Mian Kamran Sharif, Masood Sadiq Butt and Hafiz Rizwan Sharif. (2017). Pakistan Journal of Food Sciences, 27(2), 1-12.
19 In Vitro and in Vivo Evaluation of Antidiabetic Activity of Leaf Essential Oil of Pulicaria inuloides-Asteraceae. Nabil Qaid M. Al- Hajj, Methaq algabr, Hafiz Rizwan Sharif, Waleed Aboshora, Hongxin Wang. (2016). Journal of Food  and Nutrition Research, 4(7): 461-470.
20 Mechanical and Water Barrier Properties of Zein–Corn Starch Composite Films as Affected by Gallic Acid Treatment. Kingsley George Masamba, Yue Li, Hafiz Rizwan Sharif, Jianguo Ma and Fang Zhong. (2016). International Journal of Food Engineering, 12(8): 773-781. (IF=1.832).
21 Comparative analysis of nine different small heat shock protein gene promoters in Oryza sativa L. subsp. indica. Waseem Safdar, Haroon Ahmed, Nazish Bostan, Nadia Batool Zahra, Hafiz Rizwan Sharif, Junaid Haider, Shabbar Abbas. (2016). Plant Systematics and Evolution, 302(9): 1195-1206. (IF= 1.644).
22 Inulin: Properties, health benefits and food applications. Muhammad Shoaib, Aamir Shehzad, Mukama Omar, Allah Rakha, Husnain Raza, Hafiz Rizwan Sharif, Azam Shakeel,  Anum Ansari and Sobia Niazi. (2016). Carbohydrate  Polymers, 147: 444–454. (IF= 10.723).
23 An update on hypoallergenicity of peanut and soybean: where are we now? Muhammad Shamoon, Muhammad Wasim Sajid, Waseem Safdar, Junaid Haider, Mukama Omar, Alfarga Ammar, Hafiz Rizwan Sharif, Saud Khalid and Muhammad Atif Randhawa. (2016). RSC Advances, 6: 79185–79195. (IF= 4.036).
24 Bactericidal action mechanism of negatively charged food grade clove oil nanoemulsions Hamid Majeed, Fei Liu, Joseph Hategekimana, Hafiz Rizwan Sharif, Jing Qi, Barkat Ali, Yuan-Yuan Bian, Jianguo Ma, Wallace Yokoyama and Fang Zhong. (2016).. Food Chemistry, 197: 75–83. (IF= 9.231).
25 In fluence of carrier oil type, particle size on in vitro lipid digestion and eugenol release in emulsion and nanoemulsions. Hamid Majeed, John Antoniou, Joseph Hategekimana, Hafiz Rizwan Sharif, Junaid Haider, Fei Liu, Barkat Ali, Liang Rong, Jianguo Ma and Fang Zhong. (2016). Food Hydrocolloids, 52: 415-422. (IF= 11.504).
26 Determination of trans fat in traditional Pakistani breakfast and snack foods. Faiz ul Hassan Shah, Gulam Rasool, Mian Kamran Sharif, Imaran Pasha, Shahzad Ahmad and Hafiz Rizwan Sharif. (2016). International Food Research Journal, 23(2): 849-853.
27 Krill oil quantification in cs/tpp nanoparticles using novel one step fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. JunaidHaider, Hamid Majeed, Hafiz Rizwan Sharif, Muhammad Shamoon, Haroon Jamshaid Qazi, Ali Haider, JianguoMa and Fang Zhong. (2016). American Journal of Engineering Research, 5(3): 157-164.
28 Fabrication of polymeric nanocapsules from curcumin-loaded nanoemulsion templates by self-assembly. Shabbar Abbas, Eric Karangwa, Mohanad Bashari, Khizar Hayat, Xiao Hong, Hafiz Rizwan Sharif and Xiaoming Zhang. (2015). Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 23: 81–92. (IF=9.336).
29 Preparation, Characterization of Eugenol loaded nanoemulsions and their Rheological characteristics. Hamid Majeed, Hafiz Rizwan Sharif, Junaid Haider, Barkat Ali and Zhong Fang. (2015). European Academic Research, 3(1): 870-879.
30 Identification and Purification of Antioxidant Peptides from Lentils (Lens Culinaris) Hydrolysates. Muhammad Jamirul Ashad Zehadi, Kingsley Masamba, Yue Li, Maoshen Chen, Xuemei Chen, Hafiz Rizwan Sharif and Fang Zhong. (2015). Journal of Plant Sciences, 3(3): 123-132.
31 Effect of soaking and microwave pretreatments on nutritional profile and cooking quality of different lentil cultivars. Hafiz Rizwan Sharif, Fang Zhong, Faqir Muhammad Anjum, Muhammad Issa Khan, Mian Kamran Sharif, Muhammad Aslam Khan, Junaid Haider and Faiz-ul-Hassan Shah. (2014). Pakistan Journal of Food Sciences, 24(4): 186-194. 
32 Extraction and Applications of Grapefruit (Citrus paradise) Peel Oil Against E. coli. Kashaf Imran, Muhammad Saeed, Muhammad Atif Randhawa, Hafiz Rizwan Sharif. (2013). Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 12(6): 534-537. 


No. Title  Details
1 Enrichment and fortification of traditional foods with plant protein isolates. Plant protein foods. Mian Kamran Sharif, Makkia Saleem, Hafiz Rizwan Sharif, Roma Saleem. (2022). Springer. 131-169.
2 Nanotechnology: A Pioneering Rebellion for Food Diligence. Impact of Nanoscience in the Food Industry. Mian Kamran Sharif, Kanza Aziz. Awan, Masood Sadiq Butt and Hafiz Rizwan. Sharif. (2018). Academic Press, Elsevier Inc., USA. 29-56.
3 Role of nanotechnology in enhancing bioavailability and delivery of dietary factors. Nutrient Delivery. Mian Kamran. Sharif, Faiz ul Hassan Shah, Masood Sadiq Butt and Hafiz Rizwan Sharif. (2017). Academic Press, Elsevier Inc., USA. 587-618.
4 Sensory Evaluation  and Consumer Acceptability. Handbook of Food Science and Technology. Mian K. Sharif, Masood Sadiq Butt, Hafiz Rizwan Sharif and Muhammad Nasir. (2017). UAF Press, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan. 362-386. 


Areas of Supervision  Food and Nutrition

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Course Information (Name/Code) Year Taught Program (BS/MS/PhD) University /Institute
Principles of food sciences (PFS-802) 2017-18 BS The University of Lahore
Food and Drug Laws (FDL-824) 2017-18 BS The University of Lahore
Global Nutritional Issues (GNI-873) 2019-21 BS The University of Lahore
Medical Biochemistry (MBio-933) 2021 BS The University of Lahore
Principles of food services (PFS-872) 2019-21 BS The University of Lahore
Recent Advances in Human Nutrition (RAHN-864) 2020-22 BS The University of Lahore
Nutrition Intervention Planning (NIP-965) 2021-22 BS The University of Lahore
Public Health and Nutrition-II (PHN-952) 2022 BS The University of Lahore