Muhammad Hanif


What to know about Muhammad:

comes from:  Pakistan


2004-2006 Ms, University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Pakistan

2007-2010 PhD, University of Vienna, Austria

2013 – postdoc, The University of Auckland, New Zealand


     2012 – Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship (FWF)

     2007 -Doctoral Scholarship (HEC)

Hobbies: Cricket, Travelling, Sleeping

Languages: English, Urdu (What about German?)

What he thinks of himself:

I could be a morning person, if morning happened to be around noon.

What his labmates think of him:

Very helpful!

He is a good listener; this makes his personality charming and polishes his knowledge.

Muhammad is a treasure for any working group, he is calm, kind and smart. He is my      good friend.

Muhammad knows many things and is a crystal manufacturer.

Humble, sober-minded

Critical thinker



H. Ullah, K. Ayub, Z. Ullah, M. Hanif, R. Nawaz, A. H.  A. Shah, S. Bilal, Theoretical     Insight of Polypyrrole Ammonia Gas Sensor, Synthetic Metals 172, 2013, 14-20.

É. A. Enyedy, G. M. Bognár, T. Kiss, M. Hanif, C. G. Hartinger, Solution equilibrium studies on anticancer ruthenium(II)–η6-p-cymene complexes of 3-hydroxy-2(1H)-pyridones; Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 734 (2013) 38-44.

S. M. Meier, M. Hanif, Z. Adhireksan, V. Pichler, M. Novak, E. Jirkovsky, M. A. Jakupec, V. B. Arion, C. A. Davey, B. K. Keppler, C. G. Hartinger;  Novel metal(II) arene 2-pyridinecarbothioamides: a rationale to orally active organometallic anticancer agents; Chemical Science 4 (2013)1837-1846.

H. Henke, W. Kandioller, M. Hanif, S. M. Meier, C. G. Hartinger, Organometallic Ru and Os Compounds of 2- and 4-Pyridones as Potential Anticancer Agents, Chemistry and Biodiversity, 9 (2012) 1718-1727.

M. Hanif, A. A. Nazarov, M. Groessl, A. Legin, V. B. Arion, M. A. Jakupec, Y. O. Tsybin, P. Dyson, B. K. Keppler, C. G. Hartinger; Maleimide-functionalised Organoruthenium Anticancer Agents and their Binding to Thiol-containing Biomolecules; Chemical Communications, 48 (2012) 1475-1477.

S. M. Meier, M. Hanif,  W. Kandioller, B. K. Keppler, C. G. Hartinger, Biomolecule Binding vs Anticancer Activity: Reactions of Ru(arene)[(thio)pyr(id)one] Compounds with Amino Acids and Proteins,  Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, 108 (2012) 91-95.

M. Hanif, A. A. Nazarov, C. G. Hartinger; Synthesis of [RuII(η6-p-cymene)(PPh3)(L)Cl]PF6 Complexes with Carbohydrate-derived Phosphites, Imidazole or Indazole Co-ligands; Inorganica Chimica Acta 380 (2012) 211-215.