Engr. Dr. Muhammad Usman

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Engr. Dr. Muhammad Usman

Associate Professor

Qualifications: Ph.D. Electronics and Communication
Research Interests: Light-emitting diodes, Wide Bandgap Materials, III-N Materials, Quantum Wells Engineering, Bandgap engineering, Polarization Engineering, Piezophototronics, Piezotronics, Optoelectronics, Device Modeling & Simulation, Energy Economics

Pioneering Research in GaN-based light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and Laser Diodes (LDs) in Pakistan

APSYS for GaN-based light-emitting diodes (LEDs)

https://crosslight.com/products/apsys/

SiLENSe for GaN-based light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and Laser Diodes (LDs)

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

Pioneering work in Energy Economics of Solid-State Lighting in Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh

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 Journal Publications

    1. Tariq Jamil, Muhammad Usman, “Optimized carrier confinement in deep-ultraviolet light-emitting diodes with AlInGaN/AlInN superlattice electron blocking layer”, Materials Science & Engineering B 278 (2022): 115638 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mseb.2022.115638)
    2. Sibghatullah Khan, Muhammad Usman, Shazma Ali, Perspective on light-fidelity and visible light communication, Journal of Laser Applications 34, 011202 (2022), (doi: https://doi.org/10.2351/7.0000614)
    3. Shahzeb Malik, Muhammad Usman, Muhammad Ajmal Khan, Hideki Hirayama, “Polarization-Dependent Hole Generation in 222 nm-Band AlGaN -based Far-UVC LED: A Way Forward to the Epi-Growers of MBE and MOCVD”, Journal of Materials Chemistry C (2021) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1039/D1TC03774A)
    4. Noor Ul Islam; Muhammad Usman; Sibghatullah Khan, Tariq Jamil, Saad Rasheed, Shazma Ali, Sana Saeed, “Remarkable efficiency improvement in AlGaN-based ultraviolet light-emitting diodes using graded last quantum barrier”, OptiK (2021) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijleo.2021.168212)
    5. Noor Ul Islam; Muhammad Usman; Tariq Jamil, “Energy-savings using solid-state lighting: A case study of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh”, Energy Policy (2021) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2021.112676)
    6. 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)
    7. Munaza Munsif, Muhammad Usman, Abdur-Rehman Anwar, Sibghatullah Khan, Saad Rasheed, Shazma Ali, “Engineering last quantum barrier/electron blocking layer interface to improve green light-emitting diodes”, Optical and Quantum Electronics (2021) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11082-021-03300-4)
    8. Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Muhammad Usman, Mussaab Ibrahiam Niass, Juin J. Liou, Fang Wang and Yuhuai Liu “Compositionally Graded AlGaN Hole Source Layer for Deep-ultraviolet Nanowire Light-emitting Diode without Electron Blocking Layer”, Nanotechnology (2021) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6528/ac218b)
    9. Shahzeb Malik, Muhammad Usman, Masroor Hussain, Munaza Munsif, Sibghatullah Khan, Saad Rasheed, Shazma Ali, “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)
    10. 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)
    11. 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)
    12. 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)
    13. 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://org/10.1016/j.materresbull.2021.111389)
    14. 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)
    15. 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)
    16. 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)
    17. 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)
    18. 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)
    19. 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) (https://doi.org/10.1049/ote2.12016)
    20. 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)
    21. 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)
    22. 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): (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijleo.2020.165514)
    23. Muhammad, Nazeer, Hira Khan, Nargis Bibi, Muhammad Usman, Naseer Ahmed, Shahid Nawaz Khan, and Zahid Mahmood. “Frequency component vectorisation for image dehazing.” Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence (2020): 1-14 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/0952813X.2020.1794232)
    24. 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 9, no. 6: 066002 (2020) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1149/2162-8777/aba1cc)
    25. Muhammad Usman, Abdur-Rehman Anwar, and Munaza Munsif. “Internal quantum efficiency enhancement employing composition-graded last quantum barrier and electron blocking layer.” Journal of Photonics for Energy 10, no. 2 (2020): 024505 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JPE.10.024505)
    26. Muhammad Usman, Abdur-Rehman Anwar, Munaza Munsif, Shahzeb Malik, Noor Ul Islam, and 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): 1-6 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/09500340.2020.1775906)
    27. Muhammad Usman, Munaza Munsif, and Abdur‑Rehman Anwar. “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 52, no. 6 (2020) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11082-020-02436-z)
    28. Muhammad Usman, Abdur‑Rehman Anwar, Munaza Munsif, Shahzeb Malik, Noor Ul Islam, and Tariq Jameel. “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 52 (2020): 303 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11082-020-02423-4)
    29. Muhammad Usman, Abdur-Rehman Anwar, Kiran Saba, Munaza Munsif, and Piotr Perlin. “Reduction in efficiency droop/decline of green GaN-based light-emitting diodes by employing heterostructure cap layer.” Materials Science and Engineering: B 258 (2020): 114576 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mseb.2020.114576)
    30. Muhammad Usman, Abdur-Rehman Anwar, Kiran Saba, and Munaza Munsif. “Thickness-graded quantum barriers and composition-graded electron blocking layer for efficient green light-emitting diodes.” Optik (2020): 164767 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijleo.2020.164767)
    31. Muhammad Usman, Abdur-Rehman Anwar, Kiran Saba, and Munaza Munsif. “Analysis of various electron blocking layers to improve efficiency in green light-emitting diodes.” Ceramics International (2020) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2020.04.151)
    32. Muhammad Usman, Munaza Munsif, and Abdur-Rehman Anwar. “Wedge-shaped electron blocking layer to improve hole transport and efficiency in green light-emitting diodes.” Optics Communications 464 (2020): 125493 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optcom.2020.125493)
    33. Muhammad Usman, Munaza Munsif, Abdur-Rehman Anwar, Habibullah Jamal, Shahzeb Malik, and Noor Ul Islam. “Quantum efficiency enhancement by employing specially designed AlGaN electron blocking layer.” Superlattices and Microstructures 139 (2020): 106417 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spmi.2020.106417)
    34. Muhammad Usman, Abdur-Rehman Anwar, Munaza Munsif, Dong-Pyo Han, and 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 117 (2020): 113826 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physe.2019.113826)
    35. Muhammad Usman, Abdur-Rehman Anwar, Munaza Munsif, Shahzeb Malik, and Noor Ul Islam. “Analytical analysis of internal quantum efficiency with polarization fields in GaN-based light-emitting diodes.” Superlattices and Microstructures 135 (2019): 106271 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spmi.2019.106271)
    36. Jahangir, Adnan, Sarhan Atwa, Nadia Rehman, Muhammad Usman, M. Bilal Ashraf, and Nazeer Muhammad. “Diffusion effect on plane harmonic waves through thermoelastic microstretch medium in context of Green–Naghdi theory.” Indian Journal of Physics (2019): 1-12 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12648-019-01545-0)
    37. Muhammad Usman, Munaza Munsif, Abdur-Rehman 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 132 (2019): 106164 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spmi.2019.106164)
    38. Muhammad Usman, Urooj Mushtaq, Munaza Munsif, Abdur-Rehman Anwar, and Muhammad Kamran. “Enhancement of the optoelectronic performance of p-down multiquantum well N-GaN light-emitting diodes.” Physica Scripta 94, no. 10 (2019): 105808 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1088/1402-4896/ab28c0)
    39. Rafiq, Muhammad, Baljeet Singh, Samreen Arifa, Muhammad Nazeer, Muhammad Usman, Shoaib Arif, Mairaj Bibi, and Adnan Jahangir. “Harmonic waves solution in dual-phase-lag magneto-thermoelasticity.” Open Physics 17, no. 1 (2019): 8-15 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1515/phys-2019-0002)
    40. Imtiaz, Waqas A., Hassan Yousif Ahmed, Medien Zeghid, Yahia Sharief, and Muhammad Usman. “Design and implementation of two-dimensional enhanced multi-diagonal code for high cardinality OCDMA-PON.” Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering 44, no. 8 (2019): 7067-7084 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13369-019-03789-8)
    41. Muhammad Usman, Urooj Mushtaq, Dong-Guang Zheng, Dong-Pyo Han, and Nazeer Muhammad. “Investigation of optoelectronic characteristics of indium composition in InGaN-based light-emitting diodes.” Materials Research Express 6, no. 4 (2019): 045909 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1088/2053-1591/aaff15)
    42. 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 9, no. 1 (2019): 77. (Featured Paper/Invited Paper) (doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/app9010077)
    43. Kamran, Syed Rameez Naqvi, Tallha Akram, S. K. He, M. Ikram, M. Usman, and Sajjad Ali Haider. “Minimizing energy losses by introducing periodic pinning centers on superconducting films.” Applied Nanoscience 9, no. 1 (2019): 113-117 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13204-018-0919-1)
    44. Muhammad Usman, Urooj Mushtaq, Kiran Saba, Dong-Pyo Han, Nazeer Muhammad, Waqas A. Imtiaz, and 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 106 (2019): 68-72 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physe.2018.10.019)
    45. Muhammad Usman, Nabila Nawaz, Kiran Saba, Khasan Karimov, and Nazeer Muhammad. “Experimental and numerical analysis of the indium-content on the internal electromechanical field in GaN-based light-emitting diodes.” Optik 172 (2018): 1193-1198. (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijleo.2018.07.081)
    46. Muhammad Usman, Kiran Saba, Adnan Jahangir, Muhammad Kamran, and Nazeer Muhammad. “Electromechanical fields and their influence on the internal quantum efficiency of GaN-based light-emitting diodes” Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica 31, no. 3 (2018): 383-390 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10338-018-0013-y)
    47. Muhammad Usman, Kiran Saba, Dong-Pyo Han, Nazeer Muhammad, Shabieh Farwa, Muhammad Rafiq, and Tanzila Saba. “Degradation effect of Auger recombination and built-in polarization field on GaN-based light-emitting diodes.” AIP Advances 8, no. 1 (2018): 015005 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5010241)
    48. Muhammad Usman, Kiran Saba, Dong-Pyo Han, and Nazeer Muhammad. “Efficiency improvement of green light-emitting diodes by employing all-quaternary active region and electron-blocking layer.” Superlattices and Microstructures 113 (2018): 585-591. (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spmi.2017.11.046)
    49. Muhammad Usman, Hyunsung Kim, Jong-In Shim, and Dong-Soo Shin. “Measurement of piezoelectric field in single-and double-quantum-well green LEDs using electroreflectance spectroscopy.” Japanese Journal of Applied Physics 53, no. 9 (2014): 098002. (doi: https://doi.org/10.7567/JJAP.53.098002)
Selected Peer-Reviewed International Conferences

    1. Tariq Jamil, Usman Muhammad, Habibullah Jamal, Sibghatullah Khan, “Marked efficiency enhancement of 222 nm AlGaN-based deep-UV LEDs for disinfection of SARS-2 (Covid-19)”, 2021 International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices (NUSOD), Italy (September 2021) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1109/NUSOD52207.2021.9541484)
    2. 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)
    3. Tariq Jamil, Muhammad Usman, Habibullah Jamal, Sibghatullah Khan, “On the suppressing of efficiency droop in the AlGaN-based UVC LED”, National Optics and Photonics Engineering Conference (NOPEC’21) (May 2021) (Poster)
    4. 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) (Poster)
    5. 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
    6. 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
    7. 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 (Poster)
    8. 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)
    9. 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)
    10. 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”, 4th Conference on Emerging Materials & Processing (CEMP), October 30th-31st, 2019, National University of Science and Technology (NUST) Islamabad, Pakistan (Best Poster Award)
    11. 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)
    12. Munaza Munsif, Muhammad Usman, Abdur-Rehman Anwar, Urooj Mushtaq, Noor-Ul-Islam, Shahzeb Malik, ” Improvement of internal quantum efficiency by using bandgap engineered green light-emitting diodes”. 1st National Symposium on Advanced Energy Materials (AEM-2019) August 27-28, 2019 (Poster)
    13. 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”, 1st National Symposium on Advanced Energy Materials (AEM-2019) August 27-28, 2019), Pakistan Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology (PINSTECH), Islamabad, Pakistan (Best Poster Award)
    14. 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 (Poster)
    15. 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 (Poster)
    16. 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)
    17. 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, (July 2015) (Poster)
    18. 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 (May, 2015) (Poster)
    19. 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 (May, 2015) (Poster)
    20. 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 (May, 2015) (Poster)
Invited Talks
  1. Title: Light: The marvel of nature and technology, presented online in National Optics and Photonics Engineering Conference 2021 (NOPEC’21) (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. Title: Realm of light-emitting diodes, presented online in a webinar organized by IEEE PAF-KIET Student Branch (July 2020)
  4. Transition to Online Education, All Pakistan Online Education Summit (APOES) 2020 presented online (May 2020)
  5. Title: Solid-state lighting: Opportunities and beyond, presented online in Optical Society of America (OSA)-Zhejiang University (ZJU) LUL&IDL2020 event, Zhejiang University, China (May 2020)
  6. 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
  7. Title: Light: Our Guide, presented at All Pakistan Photonics Symposium, Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Pakistan (Feb 2019)
  8. Title: Light-Emitting Diodes and Challenges, presented at Fourth Student Research Conference, Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan (May 2017)
As Reviewer

1)     Optical Society of America

Student Grant Reviewer

2)     Siegman International School on Lasers

3)     (Optical Society of America)

Review Committee Member

4)     Applied Nanoscience (Springer Nature)

Reviewer

5)     Modeling and Simulation in Materials (IOP)

Reviewer

6)     AIP Advances (AIP)

Reviewer

7)     Journal of Quantum Electronics (IEEE)

Reviewer

8)     ETRI Journal (Wiley)

Reviewer

9)     Journal of Low Temperature Physics (Springer Nature)

Reviewer

10)  Optical and Quantum Electronics (Springer Nature)

Reviewer

11)  Applied Composite Materials (Springer Nature)

Reviewer

12)  IEEE Access (IEEE)

Reviewer

13)  Physica B: Condensed Matter (Elsevier)

Reviewer

14)  Journal of Applied Physics (AIP)

Reviewer

15)  OptiK (Elsevier)

Reviewer

16)  Optics Communications (Elsevier)

Reviewer

17)  Microelectronics International (Emrald)

Reviewer

18)  Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NOW)

Research Grant Reviewer

19)  Higher Education Commission Pakistan

Research Grant Reviewer

20)  International Conference on Emerging Power Technologies (ICEPT 2021, GIK Pakistan)

Reviewer

21)  Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT), COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan

International Conference Paper Review Committee Member

22)  International Conference on Computing and Mathematical Sciences (ICoMET),  Sukkur IBA University, Pakistan

Reviewer

23)  IGI Global

Book Chapter Reviewer

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

Device Analysis:

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

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. Best Poster Award
    1. International Workshop on Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion, Emerging Photovoltaic and Optoelectronic Technologies, October 07-09, 2019 at National Center of Physics (NCP), Islamabad, Pakistan
    2. 1st National Symposium on Advanced Energy Materials (AEM-2019) August 27-28, 2019), Islamabad, Pakistan
  3. Hanyang University
    1. Research Scholarship
  4. Higher Education Commission
    1. Faculty Development Program Scholarship
  5. N.W.F.P. University of Engineering & Technology
    1. 4-year Merit-based Scholarship
  6. WorldCall Telecom Limited (An OmanTel Company)
    1. Promotion within 2.5 years of the joining date
Selected Supervised/Co-Supervised BSc Final Year Projects

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)

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. Lab Coordinator of all faculty labs and lab staff
Selected Supervised/Co-Supervised Graduate Students

Supervised

Masters:

  1. Kiran Saba (kiran_saba@hotmail.com) (Awarded PhD in Poland based on our research work)
  2. Urooj Mushtaq (urooj4854@gmail.com) (Awarded PhD in China based on our research work)
  3. Munaza Musnif (munazamunsif1@gmail.com)
  4. Abdur-Rehman Anwar (abdur12946@gmail.com) (Gold Medalist in Master’s program) (Awarded PhD in Poland based on our research work)
  5. Shahzeb Malik (sshahzebmalik111@gmail.com) (Awarded PhD in Japan based on our research work)
  6. Noor Ul Islam (noorulislam0007@gmail.com)
  7. Sibghatullah Khan (sibghat.mwt555@gmail.com)
  8. Saad Rasheed
  9. Shazma Ali
  10. Sana Saeed

Co-Supervised

Masters:

  1. Nabila Nawaz (Interfaculty Student) (nabilakcp@gmail.com)
  2. Tariq Jamil (Intrafaculty Student) (tariqj844@gmail.com)
Conference Organizer

  1. Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Workshop titled Design and Analysis of Optoelectronic Devices (Feb 2022)
  2. Continuous Professional Development (CPD) One-Day Short Course titled Modeling and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices (Feb 2021)
  3. Continuous Professional Development (CPD) One-Day Short Course titled Modeling and simulation of GaN-based light-emitting diodes (Feb 2020)
  4. All Pakistan Photonics Symposium at Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences & Technology, Pakistan (Feb 2019)
  5. 2018 Photonics Workshop, 2018 International Photonics Symposium (IPS’2018) and National Engineering Convention & Optics Olympiad (NECOO’2018)
  6. First International Pak-Turk Workshop on Emerging Technologies in the Field of Science & Engineering 2018