PhD Scholarships available in Applied Physics at the Faculty of Engineering Sciences

The Faculty of Engineering Sciences (FES), GIK Institute has proven itself as one of the leading departments in the domain of multidisciplinary research both in undergraduate and graduate levels.  More than 20 PhD degrees in the Faculty have already been awarded till date.  At the FES, GIK Institute, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Hassan Sayyad has supervised nine M.S. and six Ph.D. students in the areas of (i) charge transport studies in organic semiconducting materials, (ii) spectroscopic characterization of organic composites for solar cell applications, (iii) characterization of organic semiconductors for organic electric, electronic and photonic devices, and (iv) spectroscopic studies of laser produced plasmas.


Under the supervision of Prof. Muhammad Hassan Sayyad, PhD scholarships are available at the Faculty of Engineering Sciences in the Project entitled “New Approaches for Lower Cost, Longer Stability, and Higher Efficiency of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells” approved under the PAK-US Science & Technology Cooperation Program, Phase-V


These scholarships will include the following:

  • Stipend Rs. 20,000/- p.m. plus fee etc.
  • Four weeks training in USA

Recipients of the scholarships will be involved in the (1) computational design calculations, synthesis and optoelectronic characterization of broad spectrum absorbing dyes, (2) development of novel carbon nanofibers as an inexpensive alternative to Pt counter electrodes for DSSC applications, (3) use of solid-state hole transport materials to replace liquid electrolytes in DSSCs, (4) fabrication, optimization and testing of DSSCs, and (5) commercialization of DSSC technology, etc.. The area is multi-disciplinary and the students having MS/M.Phil degree in Physics, Applied Physics, Materials Sciences and Electronics Engineering may apply for these scholarships.



For detailed information please contact:


Prof. Dr. Muhammad Hassan Sayyad,

Faculty of Engineering Sciences (FES), Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology,

Topi 23640, District Swabi,

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

Mobile: +92-300-4800595






Date: 16th July, 2013