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Dr. Afaq Ahmed
Assistant Professor
Qualification
1985, Science, Metric, Govt. High School Kasur, ………………………………………(80%) First Division
1987, Pre-Engineering, F. Sc, Govt. Islamia College Kasur, ……………………… (65%) First Division
1989, Physics-Math A & B, B. Sc Govt. Islamia College Civil Lines Lahore, (73%) First Division
1991, Physics, M. Sc Quid-e-Azam University Islamabad, …………………………(72%) First Division
1995, M. Phil, CSSP Punjab University Lahore, ………………………………………… (67%) First Division
Thesis Title: “Reductive perturbation Methods and their Applications in the study of Non- linear Wave Propagation”.
2007, Ph. D. (Theoretical Physics), Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing China.
Thesis Title: “Interferences in the Photo-detachment of negative ion systems”.
Experience
Assistant Professor From Feb. 9, 2009 to date
Contact Info
aafaq@cssp.pu.edu.pk, draafaq@gmail.com
0092-345-4384289
Center of Excellence in Solid State Physics, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
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Personal Information: Date of Birth: - March 15, 1970
Place of Birth: - City Kasur, Punjab, Pakistan
Citizenship: - Pakistani
Sex: - Male
Qualification
  • 1985, Science, Metric, Govt. High School Kasur, ………………………………………(80%) First Division
  • 1987, Pre-Engineering, F. Sc, Govt. Islamia College Kasur, ……………………… (65%) First Division
  • 1989, Physics-Math A & B, B. Sc Govt. Islamia College Civil Lines Lahore, (73%) First Division
  • 1991, Physics, M. Sc Quid-e-Azam University Islamabad, …………………………(72%) First Division
  • 1995, M. Phil, CSSP Punjab University Lahore, ………………………………………… (67%) First Division
    Thesis Title: “Reductive perturbation Methods and their Applications in the study of Non- linear Wave Propagation”.
  • 2007, Ph. D. (Theoretical Physics), Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing China.
    Thesis Title: “Interferences in the Photo-detachment of negative ion systems”.
Awards/Position 1. Merit Scholarship in B. Sc (1987-1989).
2. Merit Scholarship in M. Sc (1989-1991).
3. Runner up Position in Badminton at Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad (1989-1991).
4. Infaq Scholarship in M. Phil (1993-1995).
5. HEC (Higher Education Commission) Scholarship in Ph. D. (2004-2007).
Work Experience

My whole of the work experience is in education department. Prior to my Ph. D. (from 1995 to 2004), I worked as a lecturer in the Punjab education department in various colleges. After Ph. D. (from 2007 to date), I worked as Assistant Professor in two different universities. Presently I am working as Assistant Professor at the Center of Excellence in Solid State Physics, University of the Punjab, Lahore Pakistan. The detailed of my work experience is as under:

  • From 1995 to 1996, I worked as a Lecturer at Govt. Post Graduate College Chakwal, Pakistan.
  • From 1996 to 1998, I worked as a Lecturer at Govt. Degree College Jendiala Sher Khan Sheikhupura, Pakistan.
  • From 1998 to 2001, I worked as a Lecturer at Govt. MAO College Lahore, Pakistan.
  • From 2001 to 2004, I worked as a Lecturer at Govt. Islamia College Kasur, Pakistan.
  • From 2004 to 2007, I was a PhD Scholar at the Institute of Theoretical Physics, Beijing China.
  • From 2007 to 2009, I worked as an Assistant Professor at Department of Physics COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Lahore, Pakistan.
  • From Feb. 9, 2009 to date, I am working as an Assistant Professor at the Center of Excellence in Solid state Physics, University of the Punjab Lahore, Pakistan.
Research Interests Ion-Photon Interaction, Density Functional Theory Calculations
Research Publications

1. Interferences in Photo-detachment of a Negative Molecular Ion
A. Afaq and M. L. Du, Commun. Theor. Phys. 46 (1), 119-122 (2006).

2. A theoretical imaging method for the photo-detachment of H- near a reflecting surface
A. Afaq and M. L. Du, J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 40, 1309 (2007).

3. Photo-detachment of H- near a partial reflecting surface-I
A. Afaq Chin. Phys. Lett. 25(2), 475 (2008)

4. Interferences in Photo-detachment of a Negative Molecular Ion Model
A. Afaq and M. L. Du, Commun. Theor. Phys. 50 (6), 1401-1406 (2008).

5. A study of FBG sensor and electrical strain gauge for strain measurements
B. A. Tahir, J. Ali Saktioto, M. Fadhali, R. A. Rahman, A. Ahmed,
J. Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials 10(10) 2564 (2008).

6. Effect of Laser and Mechanical Parameters on Strength
of Fiber Bragg Gratings Bashir Ahmed Tahir , Abdul Rashid , M. Asif , A. Afaq,
Jalil Ali and Rosly Abdul Rahman,
International Journal of Modern Physics B, 23(1), 77 (2009).

7. Interferences in the Photo-detachment of a Tri-atomic negative molecular ion
A Afaq, M. A. Ahmad, A. Rashid, Iftikhar Ahmad, B. A. Tahir, and Tahir Hussain Applied Physics Letters 94, 041125(2009).

8. Oscillations in the Photo-detachment cross sections of a two-center system
A. Afaq and M. L. Du, J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys, 42, 105101 (2009).

9. An investigation of linearity and sensitivity of Fiber Bragg Grating sensors
B. A. Tahir, J. Ali, A. Rahman, A. Ahmed
Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials, 11(11), 1692 (2009).

10. Generalized gradient calculations of structural, electronic and optical properties of MgxCd1−xO oxides
Bin Amin, Iftikhar Ahmad, Muhammad Maqbool, Nazma Ikram, Yasir Saeed, Afaq Ahmad, Sunila Arif, Journal of Alloys and Compound 493, 212 (2010).

11. Oscillations in the photo-detachment of a linear tri-atomic negative ion
A. Afaq, M. Hanif and Iftikhar Ahmad arxiv 1001.4183v1 (2010).

12. Classification of partially reflecting surfaces using Photo-detached electron spectrum
A. Afaq and Iftikhar Ahmad, International Journal of Quantum Chemistry online: 30 NOV 2010, DOI: 10.1002/qua.22946.

13. Investigation of structural and optoelectronic properties of BaThO3 for novel devices applications
G. Murtaza, Iftikhar Ahmad, B. Amin, A. Afaq, M. Maqbool, J. Maqssod, I. Khan and
M. Zahid, Journal of optical materials 33 553-557 (2011).

14. Electronic and optical properties of magnesium based chalcogenides ternary alloys
A. Afaq, A. Sajid, G. Murtaza, Iftikhar Ahmad, International Journal of Quantum Chemistry (in progress).

15. Investigation of a linear tetra-atomic negative ion by photodetached-electron spectra
A. Rehman, Iftikhar Ahmad, A. Afaq, M. Haneef, H. J. Zhao (in Progress)

16. Calculation of optical properties of MgxZn1-xO by FP-LAPW method
G. Murtaza, Iftikhar Ahmad, B. Amin, M. Maqbool, Suneela Arif, A. Afaq, N. Ikram, F. Khan, I. Khan, journal of computational materials (in Progress).

17. Linear and non-linear optical response of MgxZn1-xO: A Density Functional study
G. Murtaza, Iftikhar Ahmad, B. Amin, A. Afaq, A. Benamrani, Physica B condense matter (in Progress).

18. Structural, electronic and optical properties of CaxCd1-xO oxides and its conversion from semimetal to wide bandgap semiconductor. G. Murtaza, B. Amin, Suneela Arif, M. Maqbool, Iftikhar Ahmad, A. Afaq, S. Nazir, N. Ikram, Y. Saeed, S. Muhammad, M. Farooq, Journal of computational materials (in Progree).

19. Photo-detachment of H- near a reflecting surface for an arbitrary laser polarization,
A. Afaq and M. L. Du, to be submitted.

Book Published Afaq Ahmad, “Interferences in the photo-detachment of negative ion systems: Two-center model and theoretical imaging method” Verlag (2010).
Conferences/Workshops Attended
  1. Faculty Orientation Program 2009, 22-26 June 2009 held at Human Resources Development Center Institute of Administrative Sciences, University of the Punjab Lahore, Pakistan.
  2. The 4th International Symposium on Quantum Optics, 3-4 August 2009 held at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Islamabad.
  3. 1st National Conference on Radiation, Particles and matter, 22-24 December 2009 held at GC University Lahore Pakistan.
  4. One Day National Meeting on Nanotechnology Research in Pakistan, August 03, 2010, held at Centre of Excellence in Solid State Physics, University of the Punjab, Quid-e-Azam Campus Lahore.
General Lectures
  1. Photo-detachment of H- near a partial reflecting surface using closed orbit theory at Seminar Room Block-A, CIIT Lahore on May 05, 2008.
  2. Photo-detachment of H- near a partial reflecting surface at Seminar Room Block-A, CIIT Lahore on August 04, 2008.
  3. Interferences in the photo-detachment of Hydrogen Negative ion near an inelastic surface using closed-orbit theory, 4th International Symposium on Quantum Optics, 3-4 August 2009 held at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Islamabad.
  4. “Classification of partially reflecting surfaces using Photo-detached electron spectrum”, at Centre of Excellence in Solid State Physics, University of the Punjab Lahore on 29th December 2010.
Supervised M. Phil Theses

The following M. Phil student’s theses have supervised:

  1. Sadia Ashiq (CSSP0802 (2008-2010), PU, Lahore), Thesis title: Bond length calculation of a diatomic anion and its classical limit using two center model.
  2. M. Asif Toseef (CSSP0810 (2008-2010), PU, Lahore), Thesis title: Theoretical investigation of structural and Optical properties of Sc1-xYxN.
  3. Farooq Khan (CSSP0823 (2008-2010), PU, Lahore), Thesis title: Interferences in photo-detachment of Non-linear triatomic anion. Co-supervised the following M. Phil student’s thesis:
  4. Mr. M Musharaf Ansari (CHEP, PU, Lahore), thesis title: Photo-detachment of H- near an elastic wall using theoretical imaging method (2009).
  5. Mr. Azmat Iqbal (CHEP, PU, Lahore), thesis title: Photo-detachment of H- near an elastic wall using closed orbit theory (2009). Supervising the following M. Phil student’s thesis:
  6. Bakhtiar ul Haq (CSSP0915 (2009-2011), PU, Lahore)
    Proposed title: “Characterization of Co doped ZnO based diluted magnetic semiconductors (DMS)”
  7. Marayam Nawaz (CSSP0903 (2009-2011), PU, Lahore)
    Proposed title: “Photodetachment of heteronuclear diatomic anions near a reflecting wall ”
  8. M. Hanif (CSSP0909 (2009-2011), PU, Lahore)
    Proposed title: “Photodetachment of heteronuclear diatomic anions using closed-orbit theory”
  9. Fahim Afsar (CSSP0916 (2009-2011), PU, Lahore)
    Proposed title: “Analysis of Floquet Formulation of Time-Dependent Density-Functional Theory”
Professional Qualifications MS World, WinEdt, Matlab, Mathematica, Origin
Professional Memberships 1. A life member of Khwarzimic Science Society,
2. A life membership PIP (Pakistan Institute of Physics).
References

1. Prof. Dr. Du Ming Li, Institute of theoretical Physics, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080, China.
E-mail Address: duml@itp.ac.cn

2. Prof. Dr. H. A. Shah, Department of Physics, GC University Lahore, Pakistan.
E-mail Address: hashah_gcl@yahoo.com

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