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Dr. Muhammad Akram Raza

Assistant Professor

  • HEC Approved PhD Supervisor
  • HEC Overseas Scholarship for PhD study (2007)
  • Total Publications: 25 ( ISI listed Journals publications: 10, Chapters: 2, Conference papers: 13), Total Impact factor: 20.60, Citations: 97
  • Poster Presentations: 8 , Poster prizes: 2
  • Oral Presentations : 10 ( USA, Netherlands, China, South Korea, Pakistan)
  • Invited talks: 2

Date of Birth:  April 1, 1976
Nationality:  Pakistani
Contact No.:  92 308 7069 110, +92 336 4580 003
Postal Address:  Center of Excellence in Solid State Physics, University of the Punjab, Quaid-i-Azam Campus, Lahore-54960, Pakistan
E-mail:  akramraza.cssp@pu.edu.pk , makraze@yahoo.com
Physics (Experimental), Nanotechnology, Oct 2007- Feb 2012 Physics of Interfaces and Nanomaterials (PIN) group University of Twente, The Netherlands
Project title: Colloidal routes to functional substrates: From selective metallization to superhydrophobicity
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Ir. Bene Poelsema and Dr. Stefan Kooij
M.Phil   Physics (Experimental), 2004 Physics Department, University of the Punjab, Lahore
Project title: Irradiation effects on microstructure and tensile behaviors of high purity nickel
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Khadum Hussain and Prof. Dr. Ijaz Mujtaba Ghauri
M.Sc   Physics, 2001, University of the Punjab
Special subject: Advanced Electronics
B.Sc.   1999, University of the Punjab 
Majors: Physics, Mathematics

M.Phil. Students Supervised:

  1. Maryam NadeemNT ( 2014 -16)“Liquid phase synthesis characterization and antibacterial activity of nickel nanoparticles”
  2. Zobia ArshadNT ( 2014 -16)“Solution based synthesis, characterization and antibacterial properties of gold nanoparticles”
  3. Anum RaufNT ( 2014 -16)“Liquid Based Synthesis, Characterization and Antibacterial Activity of Silver Nanoparticles”
  • Synthesis and characterization of nanoparticles of different shapes and sizes.
  • Shape and size dependent antibacterial activity of nanoparticles.
  • Highly selective gold nanoparticles patterning on bare and structured surfaces using pure water by substrate immersion technique.
  • Selective metallization by seeded growth on patterned gold nanoparticle arrays by electroless deposition technique.
  • Self-assembling of mano- and multilayer arrays of different sized silica spheres (130nm, 440nm, 850nm) on silica substrates by spin coating.
  • Manufacturing of hierarchical roughness surfaces by adsorbing of gold nanoparticles on top of silica sphere arrays.
  • Surface chemistry modification of structured surfaces by functionalizing the gold and silica spheres with thiol-alkanes and fluoroalkylsilanes, respectively by solution based methods to achieve surface superhydrophobicity.
  • Study of droplet impact dynamics on surfaces with different surfaces wettability using high speed photography.
  • Sample preparation by mechanical polishing and chemical etching techniques to reveal the microstructure of high purity nickel.
  • Irradiation of samples by high energy electron beams ranging from 8MeV to 18MeV by linear accelerator for defects introduction into microstructure.
  • Study of mechanical properties (tensile behavior, yield stress and ductility) for both unirradiated and irradiated specimens at room temperature by a universal testing machine (UTM).

Member of organizing committee:

    1. International Conference on Solid State Physics (ICSSP'13),

held during December 02-06, 2013 at Centre of Excellence in Solid State Physics, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. 
http://www.icssp13.org.pk/ http://www.icssp13.org.pk/index.php/committeess/organizingcommitteemembers

    1. International Conference on Solid State Physics (ICSSP'15),

held during December 13 - 17, 2015 at Centre of Excellence in Solid State Physics, University of thePunjab, Lahore, Pakistan.