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Engr. Dr. Muhammad Usman

Associate Professor
Email: m.usman@giki.edu.pk
Qualifications: Ph.D. Electronics and Communication
Research Interests: Light-emitting diodes, Wide Bandgap Materials, III-N Materials, Optoelectronics, Quantum Wells/Confinement, Piezophototronics, Piezotronics, Bandgap engineering, Polarization Engineering, Optoelectronic Device Modeling & Simulation
Telephone: +92938281026 (Ext: 2279)
Website: http://https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Usman_Muhammad15

First in Pakistan to introduce and use state-of-the-art tools for studying GaN-based LEDs and LDs


APSYS for GaN-based light-emitting diodes (LEDs) by Crosslight Canada

www.crosslight.com

 

SiLENSe for GaN-based light-emitting diodes and lasers diodes by STR Group Russia

https://www.str-soft.com/devices/silense/

 

 

***Pioneering Research in GaN-based light-emitting diodes in Pakistan***

 

 

Professional Affiliations


  1. Approved Supervisor by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC)
  2. Registered Engineer in Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC)
  3. Professional Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    1. IEEE Photonics Society Membership
    2. IEEE Young Professionals
    3. IEEE Nanotechnology Council
    4. IEEE Electron Devices Society
  4. Optical Society of America (OSA)
    1. Optics for Energy (OSA)
    2. Polarization Group (OSA)
    3. Therapeutic Laser Applications
    4. Molecular Probes and Nanobio-optics
    5. Fiber Modeling and Fabrication
    6. Holography and Diffractive Optics
    7. Lasers in Manufacturing
    8. Thin Films
    9. Optics in Digital Systems
    10. Environmental Sensing
    11. Display Technology
    12. Quantum Computing and Communication
    13. Fundamental Laser Sciences
    14. Short Wavelength Sources and Attosecond/High Field Physics
    15. Nonlinear Optics
    16. Optical Material Studies
    17. Nanophotonics
    18. Photonic Metamaterials
    19. Optical Cooling and Trapping
    20. Ultrafast Optical Phenomena
    21. Optical Communications
    22. Photonic Detection
    23. Laser Systems
    24. Optoelectronics
    25. Applications of Visual Science
    26. Clinical Vision Sciences
  5. Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP)

Selected Peer-Reviewed International Conferences


  1. Tariq Jamil, Muhammad Usman, Habibullah Jamal, Sibghatullah Khan, “Designing 222 nm III-Nitride-based Far UVC LEDs for the disinfection of SARS-2 (Covid-19)”, Energy Storage and Conversion (AIP Publishing Horizons) August 2021 (Poster)
  2. Tariq Jamil, Muhammad Usman, Habibullah Jamal, "Reducing efficiency droop in UV LEDs", National Optics and Photonics Engineering Conference 2021 (NOPEC’21), Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Pakistan (May 2021)
  3. Tariq Jamil, Muhammad Usman, Habibullah Jamal, Sibghatullah Khan, “Suppressing the carrier leakage in AlGaN-based deep ultraviolet light-emitting diodes”, International Materials Science Conference, 2021 Jalgaon India
  4. Tariq Jamil, Muhammad Usman, Habibullah Jamal, Sibghatullah Khan, “Upgradation of AlGaN-based deep ultraviolet light-emitting diodes internal quantum efficiency with AlInGaN-based electron blocking layer”, International Conference on Energy, Water, and Environment (ICEWE-2021) UET, Lahore, 2021
  5. Tariq Jamil, Muhammad Usman, Habibullah Jamal, Shahzeb Malik, Noor Ul Islam, Sibghatullah Khan, “Remarkable internal quantum efficiency of AlGaN-based DUV LEDs”, Third Photonics Online Meetup 2021
  6. Abdur-Rehman Anwar, Muhammad Usman, Munaza Munsif, Shahzeb Malik, Noor Ul Islam, “Analytical analysis of piezoelectric field on the optoelectronic characteristics of green GaN-based light-emitting diodes”, In First iiScience International Conference 2020, vol. 11561, p. 1156102. International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2020. (doi: https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2574352)
  7. Abdur-Rehman Anwar, Muhammad Usman, Munaza Munsif, Aleem Khan, “Enhancement of internal quantum efficiency of green GaN-based light-emitting diodes by employing graded well/barrier/electron blocking layer”, In Photonic Fiber and Crystal Devices: Advances in Materials and Innovations in Device Applications XIV, vol. 11498, p. 1149806. International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2020. (doi: https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2568457)
  8. Abdur-Rehman Anwar and Muhammad Usman, "Role of polarization field on degradation of the internal quantum efficiency by analytical formulation of GaN-based light-emitting diodes", International Workshop on Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion, Emerging Photovoltaic and Optoelectronic Technologies, October 07-09, 2019 at National Center of Physics (NCP), Islamabad, Pakistan (Best Poster Award)
  9. Abdur-Rehman Anwar, Muhammad Usman, Munaza Munsif and Urooj Mushtaq, "Role of polarization field on degradation of the internal quantum efficiency by analytical formulation of GaN-based light-emitting diodes", 1st National Symposium on Advanced Energy Materials (AEM-2019) August 27-28, 2019 (Best Poster Award)
  10. Munaza Munsif, Muhammad Usman, Abdur-Rehman Anwar, Urooj Mushtaq, "Enhancement of optoelectronic properties by using engineered quantum well green light-emitting diodes". 1st National Symposium on Advanced Energy Materials (AEM-2019) August 27-28, 2019
  11. Urooj Mushtaq, Muhammad Usman, Abdur-Rehman Anwar, Munaza Munsif, "Impact of graded indium composition of gallium nitride-based light-emitting diodes", 1st National Symposium on Advanced Energy Materials (AEM-2019) August 27-28, 2019
  12. Maaz Islam, Muhammad Usman, Urooj Mushtaq, Nabila Nawaz, Khasan Karimov, Nazeer Muhammad, and Kiran Saba. "Numerical analysis of the indium compositional variation on the efficiency droop of the GaN-based light-emitting diodes." In Photonic Fiber and Crystal Devices: Advances in Materials and Innovations in Device Applications XII, vol. 10755, p. 107550O. International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2018. (doi: https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2321287)
  13. Usman Muhammad, Hamidul Islam A.B.M., Hyunsung Kim, Dong-Pyo Han, Chan-Hyoung Oh, Jong-In Shim and Dong-Soo Shin, “Dependence of built-in electric field on the In-content in GaN-based light-emitting diodes”, 1st LED & Solid State Lighting/Optoelectronics Society Conference, KAIST Univ., Daejon, Korea
  14. Usman Muhammad, Hyunsung Kim, Jong-In Shim, Dong-Soo Shin, ‘Measurement of piezoelectric field in single- and double-quantum-well green LEDs using electroreflectance spectroscopy’, The 7th Asia-Pacific Workshop on Widegap Semiconductors, Seoul, Korea
  15. Usman Muhammad, Hyunsung Kim, Jong-In Shim, ‘Theoretical and experimental analysis of blue MQW and green SQW InGaN/GaN light-emitting diodes’, The 7th Asia-Pacific Workshop on Widegap Semiconductors, Seoul, Korea
  16. Usman Muhammad, Hyunsung Kim, Jong-In Shim, ‘Effect of n-GaN doping concentration and n-GaN thickness on the light extraction efficiency (LEE) of blue InGaN/GaN light-emitting diodes’, The 7th Asia-Pacific Workshop on Widegap Semiconductors, Seoul, Korea

Selected Peer-Reviewed International Publications


  1. Noor Ul Islam; Muhammad Usman; Saad Rasheed; Tariq Jamil, “A perspective on white light-emitting diodes: Past, Present, and Future”, ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology (2021) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1149/2162-8777/ac26d8)
  2. Munaza Munsif, Muhammad Usman*, Abdur-Rehman Anwar, et al., “Engineering last quantum barrier/electron blocking layer interface to improve green light-emitting diodes”, Optical and Quantum Electronics (2021) (Accepted)
  3. Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Muhammad Usman, et al. “Compositionally Graded AlGaN Hole Source Layer for Deep-ultraviolet Nanowire Light-emitting Diode without Electron Blocking Layer”, Nanotechnology (2021) (https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6528/ac218b)
  4. Shahzeb Malik, Muhammad Usman, et al., “Numerical analysis of the compositional graded quaternary barrier ultraviolet near-275 nm AlGaN-based light-emitting diodes”, Opto-Electronics Review (2021) (doi: https://doi.org/10.24425/opelre.2021.135831)
  5. Tariq Jamil, Muhammad Usman, Habibullah Jamal, Sibghatullah Khan, Saad Rasheed, Shazma Ali, “High radiative recombination rate of AlGaN-based deep ultraviolet light-emitting diodes with AlInGaN/AlInN/AlInGaN tunnel electron blocking layer”, Journal of Electronic Materials (2021) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11664-021-09086-1)
  6. Abdur-Rehman Anwar, Muhammad Usman, Munaza Munsif, Kiran Saba, "Reduction of efficiency droop by inserting superlattice quaternary-ternary electron blocking layer in GaN-based light-emitting diodes",  Materials Science and Engineering B (2021) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mseb.2021.115279)
  7. Tariq Jamil, Muhammad Usman, Habibullah Jamal, , “On the enhancement of carrier injection efficiency by employing AlInN last quantum barrier in 277 nm ultraviolet light-emitting diodes”, Journal of Applied Physics (2021) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0050345)
  8. Tariq Jamil, Muhammad Usman, Habibullah Jamal, “Sandwiching electron blocking layer with p-AlInN layer to enhance hole injection in AlGaN-based deep ultraviolet light-emitting diodes”, Materials Research Bulletin (2021) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.materresbull.2021.111389)
  9. Tariq Jamil, Muhammad Usman, Shahzeb Malik, Habibullah Jamal, The marvelous optical performance of AlGaN-based deep ultraviolet light-emitting diodes with AlInGaN-based last quantum barrier and step electron blocking layer", Applied Physics A (2021) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00339-021-04559-w)
  10. Muhammad Usman, Munaza Munsif, Abdur-Rehman, Shahzeb Malik, Noor Ul Islam, Sibghatullah Khan, “Hole transport enhancement by thickness- and composition-grading of electron blocking layer”, Optical Engineering (2021) (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.60.3.036101)
  11. Muhammad Usman, Tariq Jamil, Shahzeb Malik, Habibullah Jamal, “Designing quaternary graded anti-trapezoidal electron blocking layer for the amelioration of AlGaN-based deep ultraviolet light-emitting diodes internal quantum efficiency”, OptiK (2021) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijleo.2021.166528)
  12. Muhammad Usman, Shahzeb Malik, Muhammad Ajmal Khan, Hideki Hirayama, “Suppressing the efficiency droop in the AlGaN-based UVB LED”, Nanotechnology (2021) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6528/abe4f9)
  13. Muhammad Usman, Shahzeb Malik, Masroor Hussain, Habibullah Jamal, Muhammad Ajmal Khan, “Improving AlGaN-based ultraviolet-C (UV–C) light-emitting diodes by introducing quaternary-graded AlInGaN final quantum barrier”, Optical Materials (2021) 112: 110745 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optmat.2020.110745)
  14. Muhammad Usman, Abdur-Rehman Anwar, Munaza Munsif, Ihsan Ullah, “Upping the internal quantum efficiency of green light-emitting diodes by employing graded AlGaN barrier and electron blocking layer”, IET Optoelectronics (2021) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1049/ote2.12016)
  15. Muhammad Usman, Munaza Munsif, Urooj Mushtaq, Abdur-Rehman Anwar, and Nazeer Muhammad. "Green gap in GaN-based light-emitting diodes: in perspective." Critical Reviews in Solid State and Materials Sciences (2020): 1-18. (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/10408436.2020.1819199)
  16. Muhammad Usman, Shahzeb Malik, Munaza Munsif, “AlGaN-based ultraviolet light-emitting diodes: Challenges and Opportunities”, Luminescence: The Journal of Biological and Chemical Luminescence (2020) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/bio.3965)
  17. Muhammad Usman, Abdur-Rehman Anwar, Kiran Saba, Munaza Munsif, "Droop-free internal quantum efficiency of p-InGaN/p-GaN superlattice electron blocking layer", Optik (2020) (Indexing: Science Citation Index (SCI)/Master Journal List/Clarivate Analytics, Publisher: Elsevier) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijleo.2020.165514)
  18. Muhammad Usman, Abdur-Rehman Anwar, Munaza Munsif, “Review—A Survey of Simulations on Device Engineering of GaN-Based Light-Emitting Diodes”, ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology (2020) (Indexing: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)/Master Journal List/Clarivate Analytics, Publisher: Institute of Physics (IOP)) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1149/2162-8777/aba1cc)
  19. Muhammad Usman, Abdur-Rehman Anwar, Munaza Munsif, “Internal quantum efficiency enhancement employing composition-graded last quantum barrier and electron blocking layer”, Journal of Photonics for Energy (2020) (Indexing: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)/Master Journal List/Clarivate Analytics, Publisher: SPIE) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JPE.10.024505)
  20. Muhammad Usman, Munaza Munsif, Abdur-Rehman Anwar, Shahzeb Malik, Noor ul Islam, Tariq Jamil, “Augmenting the internal quantum efficiency of GaN-based green light-emitting diodes by sandwiching active region with p-AlGaN layers”, Journal of Modern Optics (2020) (Indexing: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)/Master Journal List/Clarivate Analytics, Publisher: Taylor & Francis) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/09500340.2020.1775906)
  21. Muhammad Usman, Munaza Munsif, Abdur-Rehman Anwar, Shahzeb Malik, Noor ul Islam, Tariq Jamil, “High internal quantum efficiency of green GaN-based light-emitting diodes by thickness-graded last well/last barrier and composition-graded electron blocking layer”, Optical and Quantum Electronics (2020) (Indexing: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)/Master Journal List/Clarivate Analytics, Publisher: Springer) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11082-020-02436-z)
  22. Muhammad Usman, Abdur-Rehman Anwar, Munaza Munsif, “Increasing the internal quantum efficiency of green GaN-based light-emitting diodes by employing graded quantum well and electron blocking layer”, Optical and Quantum Electronics (2020) (Indexing: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)/Master Journal List/Clarivate Analytics, Publisher: Springer) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11082-020-02423-4)
  23. Muhammad Usman, Abdur-Rehman Anwar, Kiran Saba, Munaza Munsif, Piotr Perlin “Reduction in efficiency droop/decline of green GaN-based light-emitting diodes by employing heterostructure cap layer”, Materials Science & Engineering B (2020) (Indexing: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)/Master Journal List/Clarivate Analytics, Publisher: Elsevier) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mseb.2020.114576)
  24. Muhammad Usman, Abdur-Rehman Anwar, Kiran Saba, Munaza Munsif, "Thickness-graded quantum barriers and composition-graded electron blocking layer for efficient green light-emitting diodes", Optik (2020) (Indexing: Science Citation Index (SCI)/Master Journal List/Clarivate Analytics, Publisher: Elsevier) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijleo.2020.164767)
  25. Muhammad Usman, Abdur-Rehman Anwar, Kiran Saba, Munaza Munsif, “Analysis of various electron blocking layers to improve efficiency in green light-emitting diodes”, Ceramics International (2020) (Indexing: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)/Master Journal List/Clarivate Analytics, Publisher: Elsevier) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2020.04.151)
  26. Muhammad Usman, Munaza Munsif, Abdur-Rehman Anwar, “Wedge-shaped electron blocking layer to improve hole transport and efficiency in green light-emitting diodes”, Optics Communications (2020) (Indexing: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)/Master Journal List/Clarivate Analytics, Publisher: Elsevier) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optcom.2020.125493)
  27. Muhammad Usman, Abdur-Rehman Anwar, Munaza Munsif, Habibullah Jamal, Shahzeb Malik, Noor ul Islam, “Quantum efficiency enhancement by employing specially designed AlGaN electron blocking layer”, Superlattices and Microstructures (2020) (Indexing: Science Citation Index (SCI)/Master Journal List/Clarivate Analytics, Publisher: Elsevier) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spmi.2020.106417)
  28. Muhammad Usman, Abdur-Rehman Anwar, Munaza Munsif, Dong-Pyo Han, Kiran Saba, "Amelioration of internal quantum efficiency of green GaN-based light-emitting diodes by employing variable active region", Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures (2019) (Indexing: Science Citation Index (SCI)/Master Journal List/Clarivate Analytics, Publisher: Elsevier) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physe.2019.113826)
  29. Muhammad Usman, Abdur-Rehman Anwar, Munaza Munsif, Shahzeb Malik, Noor ul Islam, "Analytical analysis of internal quantum efficiency with polarization fields in GaN-based light-emitting diodes", Superlattices and Microstructures (2019) (Indexing: Science Citation Index (SCI)/Master Journal List/Clarivate Analytics, Publisher: Elsevier) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spmi.2019.106271)
  30. Muhammad Usman, Munaza Munsif, Abdur-Rahman Anwar, Urooj Mushtaq, Waqas A. Imtiaz, Dong-Pyo Han, and Nazeer Muhammad “Zigzag-shaped quantum well engineering of green light-emitting diode”, Superlattices and Microstructures (2019) (Indexing: Science Citation Index (SCI)/Master Journal List/Clarivate Analytics, Publisher: Elsevier) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spmi.2019.106164)
  31. Muhammad Usman, Urooj Mushtaq, Abdur Rahman, Munaza Munsif and Muhammad Kamran, “Enhancement of the optoelectronic performance of p-down multiquantum well N-GaN light-emitting diodes”, Physica Scripta (2019), (Indexing: Science Citation Index (SCI)/Master Journal List/Clarivate Analytics, Publisher: Institute of Physics (IOP)) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1088/1402-4896/ab28c0)
  32. Waqas A. Imtiaz, Hassan Yousif Ahmed, Medien Zeghid, Yahia Sharief, Muhammad Usman, “Design and Implementation of Two-Dimensional Enhanced Multi-diagonal Code for High Cardinality OCDMA-PON”, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering (2019) (Indexing: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)/Master Journal List/Clarivate Analytics, Publisher: Springer) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13369-019-03789-8)
  33. Muhammad Usman, Urooj Mushtaq, Dong-Guang Zheng, Dong-Pyo Han, Nazeer Muhammad, “Investigation of optoelectronic characteristics of indium composition in InGaN-based light-emitting diodes,” Materials Research Express (2019) (Indexing: SCIE/Master Journal List/Clarivate Analytics, Publisher: Institute of Physics (IOP)) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1088/2053-1591/aaff15)
  34. Muhammad Usman, Urooj Mushtaq, Dong-Guang Zheng, Dong-Pyo Han, Muhammad Rafiq and Nazeer Muhammad, "Enhanced Internal Quantum Efficiency of Bandgap-Engineered Green W-shaped Quantum Well Light-Emitting Diode", Applied Sciences (Indexing: SCIE, Publisher: MDPI) (Featured Paper) (doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/app9010077)
  35. Muhammad Usman, Urooj Mushtaq, Kiran Saba, Dong-Pyo Han, Nazeer Muhammad, Waqas A. Imtiaz, Adnan Jahangir, "Improved optoelectronic performance of green light-emitting diodes by employing GaAlInN quantum wells without electron blocking layer", Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures (Indexing: Science Citation Index (SCI)/Master Journal List/Clarivate Analytics, Publisher: Elsevier) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physe.2018.10.019)
  36. Muhammad Usman, Nabila Nawaz, Kiran Saba et al, "Experimental and numerical analysis of the indium-content on the internal electromechanical field in GaN-based light-emitting diodes", Optik (Indexing: Science Citation Index (SCI)/Master Journal List/Clarivate Analytics, Publisher: Elsevier) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijleo.2018.07.081)
  37. Muhammad Usman, Kiran Saba, Adnan Jahangir, Muhammad Kamran, Nazeer Muhammad, "Electromechanical fields and their influence on the internal quantum efficiency of GaN-based light-emitting diodes”, Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica (Indexing: SCIE, Publisher: Springer) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10338-018-0013-y)
  38. Muhammad Usman, Kiran Saba, Dong-Pyo Han, Nazeer Muhammad, “Efficiency improvement of green light-emitting diodes by employing all-quaternary active region and electron-blocking layer”, Superlattices and Microstructures (Indexing: Science Citation Index (SCI)/Master Journal List/Clarivate Analytics, Publisher: Elsevier) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spmi.2017.11.046)
  39. Muhammad Usman, Kiran Saba, Dong-Pyo Han, Rafique Sial, Tanzila Saba, Nazeer Muhammad, “Degradation effect of Auger recombination and built-in polarization field on GaN-based light-emitting diodes”, AIP Advances (Indexing: SCIE, Publisher: American Institute of Physics) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5010241)
  40. Muhammad Usman, Hyunsung Kim, Jong-In Shim, Dong-Soo Shin, "Measurement of piezoelectric field in single- and double-quantum-well green LEDs using electroreflectance spectroscopy", Japanese Journal of Applied Physics 53, 098002 (Indexing: Science Citation Index (SCI)/Master Journal List/Clarivate Analytics, Publisher: IOP) (doi: https://doi.org/10.7567/JJAP.53.098002)

Industry Experience


Executive Engineer in Access Network in WorldCall Telecom Limited (An OmanTel Company) for four years

  1. Regional Team Leader
    Operation & Maintenance of Radio Access Network (RAN)

Professional Training


  1. By Elsevier
    1. Plagiarism
    2. Ethics responsibilities for Reviewers
    3. Peer review in Asia: special tips for Reviewers
    4. Funding Hacks for Researchers
  2. By Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd
    1. Huawei OptiX RTN 600
    2. Huawei OptiX OSN 1500/2500/3500/7500

Technical Computer Skills


Optoelectronic Device Analysis:

Advanced Physical Model of Simulation Devices (APSYS) (2011-2017)

SiLENSe® STR

Light Tools® 7.1.0

ThermaCam Researcher Professional

Dynamic Eye Real View

Pulse Control

TRaNsient SYstems Simulation (TRNSYS)

3D Probe Station

Infrared (IR) imaging of the device

Network Analyzer

Raman Spectroscopy

Integrated Sphere for measuring light output

Capacitance-Voltage Measurement

 

Long-Haul Telecommunication:

Base Station Manager (BSM),

Samsung Alarms & Statistical Analyzer (SASA), 

Huawei Optix iManager T2000

Hyper Terminal (HT)

Awards, Scholarships & Accomplishments


  1. Pioneering Research in GaN-based light-emitting diodes in Pakistan
  2. Won Maximum Cash Awards in a single year for my research publications in 2019 and 2020
  3. Among 10% most cited PLOS ONE authors of 2018 for the paper titled “A novel encryption scheme for high-contrast image data in the Fresnelet domain”
  4. Best Poster Award
    1. 4th Conference on Emerging Materials & Processing (CEMP) 2019, National University of Science and Technology (NUST) Islamabad, Pakistan
    2. International Workshop on Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion, Emerging Photovoltaic and Optoelectronic Technologies, October 07-09, 2019 at National Center of Physics (NCP), Islamabad, Pakistan
    3. 1st National Symposium on Advanced Energy Materials (AEM-2019) August 27-28, 2019), Chemistry Devision, PINSTECH, Islamabad, Pakistan 
  5. Hanyang University
    1. Research Scholarship
  6. Higher Education Commission
    1. Faculty Development Program Scholarship
  7. N.W.F.P. University of Engineering & Technology
    1. 4-year Merit-based Scholarship
  8. WorldCall Telecom Limited (An OmanTel Company)
    1. Promotion within 2.5 years of joining date

Selected Supervised/Co-Supervised BSc Final Year Projects


  1. Supervised final year projects e.g.
    1. (Year 2020-21) Wireless Universal Power Charging (Won First Prize)
    2. (Year 2020-21) Unmanned 3 Dimensional Mapping Rover (Won Second Prize)
    3. (Year 2019-20) Design and Implementation of Interactive Glass Window (Won Third Prize)
    4. (Year 2018-19) Design, Implementation and Recording of 3-D Hologram Through Diode Laser (Won First Prize)
    5. (Year 2017-18) Design, Fabrication and Characterization of Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (Indigenously done First Time in Pakistan)
    6. (Year 2017-18) Interactive Smart Mirror
    7. (Year 2016-17) Automated Solar Powered Irrigation System (Won Second Prize)
    8. (Year 2015-16) CNC Milling & Engraving Machine (Won Second Prize)
  2. Co-Supervised final year projects e.g.
    1. (Year 2018-19) IoT-based Car Diagnostic System (Won Second Prize)
    2. (Year 2018-19) Laser Projection Keyboard
    3. (Year 2017-18) Electricity generation using speed breaker (Won Second Prize)
    4. (Year 2016-17) Design and Implementation of Free Space and Light-Wave Initiated Fiber Communication Techniques for Industrial Applications (Won Second Prize)
    5. (Year 2016-17) Design and Optimization of Laser Cutter and Engraver for Industrial and Research Applications (Won First Prize)

Administrative Responsibilities


  1. Head of Photonics (Faculty Stream)
  2. Co-Advisor SPIE GIKI Chapter
  3. Team Supervisor of GIK Student Society Foreign Aspirants
  4. Lab Coordinator of all faculty labs and lab staff

Selected Supervised/Co-Supervised Graduate Students


Supervised

Masters:

1. Ms. Kiran Saba (kiran.saba4949@gmail.com) (Awarded PhD Scholarship in Poland based on our research work)

2. Ms. Urooj Mushtaq (urooj4854@gmail.com)

3. Mr. Abdur Rehman (abdur12946@gmail.com) (Gold Medalist in Master's Program) ((Awarded PhD Scholarship in Poland based on our research work))

4. Ms. Munaza Munsif (munazamunsif1@gmail.com) 

5. Mr. Shahzeb Malik (sshahzebmalik111@gmail.com)

6. Mr. Noor ul Islam (noorulislam0007@gmail.com)

 

Co-Supervised

Masters:

1. Ms. Nabila Nawaz (Interfaculty Student) (nabilakcp@gmail.com)

2. Mr. Tariq Jamil (tariqj844@gmail.com)

 

Conference Organizer


1. 2018 Photonics Workshop, 2018 International Photonics Symposium (IPS'2018) and National Engineering Convention & Optics Olympiad (NECOO’2018)

2. First International Pak-Turk Workshop on Emerging Technologies in the Field of Science & Engineering 2018

As Reviewer


  • Higher Education Commission of Pakistan                                      Research Grants Reviewer
    • National Research Program for Universities (NRPU)
  • Siegman International School on Lasers                                          Review Committee Member
(Optical Society of America)
  • Optical Society of America                                                                   Student Grant Reviewer
  • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)              Grant Reviewer
  • Applied Nanoscience (Springer) Reviewer
  • Modeling and Simulation in Materials Reviewer
    Science and Engineering (IOP)
  • AIP Advances (AIP)                                                                                Reviewer
  • Journal of Quantum Electronics (IEEE)                                               Reviewer
  • ETRI Journal (Wiley)                                                                               Reviewer
  • Journal of Low Temperature Physics (Springer Nature)                  Reviewer
  • Optical and Quantum Electronics (Springer Nature) Reviewer
  • Applied Composite Materials (Springer Nature)                             Reviewer
  • IEEE Access                                                                                            Reviewer
  • Optical and Quantum Electronics                                                     Reviewer
  • Physica B: Condensed Matter(Elsevier Journal)                              Reviewer
  • Journal of Applied Physics (AIP Journal)                                           Reviewer
  • Journal of Applied Physics (AIP Journal)                                           Reviewer
  • OptiK (Elsevier Journal)                                                                       Reviewer
  • Optics Communications (Elsevier Journal)                                      Reviewer
  • Applied Composite Materials (Springer Nature Journal)              Reviewer
  • Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT)                                         International Conference Paper Review Committee
    • COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Pakistan
  • Sukkur IBA University Pakistan                                                           International Conference on Computing and Mathematical Sciences (ICoMET)
  • IGI Global                                                                                                Book Chapter Reviewer

Invited Talks


  1. Title: Light: The marvel of nature and technology, presented online in National Optics and Photonics Engineering Conference 2021 (NOPEC’21) Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Pakistan (May 2021)
  2. Title: The multifaceted world of light-emitting diodes, presented online in 18th International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (IBCAST) (January 2021).
  3. Transition to Online Education, All Pakistan Online Education Summit (APOES) 2020 presented online (May 2020)
  4. Title: Solid-state lighting: Opportunities and beyond, presented online in Optical Society of America (OSA)-Zheijan University (ZJU) LUL&IDL2020 event, Zheijang University May 2020
  5. Title: Light-emitting diodes: From Basics to Applications, presented at International Workshop on Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion, Emerging Photovoltaic and Optoelectronic Technologies, October 07-09, 2019 at National Center of Physics (NCP), Islamabad, Pakistan
  6. Title: Light: Our Guide, presented at All Pakistan Photonics Symposium, Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Pakistan (Feb 2019)
  7. Title: Light-Emitting Diodes and Challenges, presented at Fourth Student Research Conference, Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan (May 2017)
  8. Title: The piezoelectricity and its influences on optoelectronic performances in Gan-Based light-emitting diodes, presented at Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences & Technology, Pakistan (Aug 2015)


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