Dr. Hamza Mohsin

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Dr. Hamza Mohsin

Assistant Professor


  • Industrial PhD in Materials Chemistry (2022)
    Ecole Polytechnique, IP Paris, France
    Saint-Gobain, France
  • Master in Advanced Materials Engineering (2018)
    Ecole Polytechnique, Paris-Saclay University, France
  • BS in Materials Engineering (2015)
    GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Pakistan

Research Interests: 

  • Materials Chemistry, Nanomaterials, Energy Materials, Sol-Gel Science & Technology, Functional Thin films & Thick Coatings, Surface Engineering, Characterization of Materials, Industrial Materials

Professional Experience

▪ Visiting Professor/Scientist, Laboratory of Condensed Matter Physics (LPMC), École Polytechnique, IP Paris, France (Jul 2023)

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Materials & Chemical Engineering, GIK Institute, Pakistan (Sep 2022 – Present)

Research Engineer (CIFRE), Saint-Gobain Research Paris, France (Nov 2018 – Jan 2022)

Scientific Intern, Laboratory of Physics of Interfaces and Thin Films (LPICM), École Polytechnique, France (Mar 2018 – Aug 2018)

Scientific Intern, Laboratory of Condensed Matter Physics (LPMC), École Polytechnique, France (Apr 2017 – Jul 2017)

Materials Engineer, GIK Institute, Pakistan (Dec 2015 – Aug 2016)

Engineering Intern, MOL Pakistan Oil & Gas Co. B.V., Pakistan (Jun 2014 – Jul 2014)



H Mohsin, SAA Tejeda, L Devys, E Burov, S Maron, T Gacoin, E Gouillart, Intumescent properties of thick alkali silicate coatings obtained through solution route, submitted to Materials Letters. (IF=3.574)
H Mohsin, E Burov, S Tusseau‐Nenez, S Maron, L Devys, T Gacoin, E Gouillart, Crystallization-induced suppression of intumescence in aqueous alkali silicates, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 2022. (https://doi.org/10.1111/jace.18711) (IF=4.186)
H Mohsin, W Chen, D Daineka, PR i Cabarrocas, EV Johnson, Formation of inverse cones in crystalline silicon by selective etching of amorphous regions resulting from epitaxial breakdown, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 2021, 54 (49), 495103. (https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6463/ac22d8) (IF=3.409)
H Mohsin, S Maron, I Maurin, E Burov, G Tricot, L Devys, E Gouillart, T Gacoin, Thermal behavior of waterglass: foaming and xerogel-to-glass evolution, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 2021, 566, 120872. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2021.120872) (IF=4.458)
▪ L. Dai, I Maurin, M Foldyna, J Alvarez, W Wang, H Mohsin, W Chen, JP Kleider, JL Maurice, T Gacoin, PR i Cabarrocas, Tin dioxide nanoparticles as catalyst precursors for plasma-assisted vapor-liquid-solid growth of silicon nanowires with well-controlled density, Nanotechnology, 2018, 29 (43), 435301. (https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6528/aad7db) (IF=3.953)
H Mohsin, U Sultan, YF Joya, S Ahmed, MS Awan, SN Arshad, Development and characterization of cobalt-based nanostructured superhydrophobic coating, IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 2016, 146 (1), 012038 (https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/146/1/012038)


▪ Glass and Optical Materials Division (GOMD), 2021, Canada, Virtual Conference – Oral (Dec 2021)
▪ 14th X-Rays and Materials Conference, France – Poster (Nov 2021)
▪ Gay-Lussac Day, Saint-Gobain Research Paris, France – Poster (Sep 2021)
▪ Research Seminar, Saint-Gobain Research Paris, France – Oral (Jun 2021)
▪ SiO2 2021 Online Conference – Oral (Jun 2021)
▪ GERM Online Conference – Poster (Apr 2021)
▪ Wet Coatings Group, Department of Thin Films, Saint-Gobain Research Paris, France – Oral (Dec 2020)
▪ Research Seminar, Saint-Gobain Research Paris, France – Oral (Nov 2020)
▪ Research Seminar, Saint-Gobain Research Paris, France – Oral (Nov 2019)
▪ Doctoral School Day – ED Interface, Paris-Saclay University, France – Poster (Nov 2019)
▪ Gay-Lussac Day, Saint-Gobain Research Paris, France – Poster (Jul 2019)
▪ DGG-USTV Joint Conference on Glass, Germany – Poster (May 2019)
▪ Research Seminar, Saint-Gobain Research Paris, France – Oral (Feb 2019)

Thesis supervised

Master 2 Thesis, Saint-Gobain Research Paris, France (Mar 2021 – Sep 2021)

   – Student: Santiago Armando Alvarez Tejeda (Peru)
   – Title: ‘Impact of composition and deposition conditions on the rheological properties of alkali silicate coatings’


Teaching Duties

▪ MM334 Heat Treatment and Processing 
MM362 Ceramics and Glasses
MM393 Electronic and Magnetic Materials



PhD: Best Project during the 11th ICG Summer School 2019, Montpellier, France
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship for DOC-FAM 2018, Barcelona, Spain (Not Availed)
Master: Recipient of IDEX Paris-Saclay Scholarship
   – Ranked 2nd out of 37 students
   – 1st position in ‘FYP Competition’ at GIKI Industrial Careers Fair 2015, Pakistan
   – Dean’s Honor Roll in 5 semesters (SGPA > 3.50/4.00, 4.00/4.00 in 7th semester)


Professional Memberships

▪ Associate Member, The American Ceramic Society
▪ Lifetime Member, Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC)
▪ Former Member, SPIE. The international society for optics and photonics



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