Assistant Professor

Physics , Garden Campus

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Muhammad Tahir obtained his M. Sc degree in Physics with a Gold Medal from Kohat University of Science and Technology, Pakistan in 2007. In 2010 and 2014, he obtained his MS and Ph.D degree in Applied Physics from the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Pakistan. In 2011, Dr. Tahir carried out and completed his PhD experimental research at the Cavendish Lab, University of Cambridge, UK. He worked as Postdotcoral Research Fellow at the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Currently, he is working as an Assistant Professor of Physics at Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan (AWKUM), Pakistan. He is the group leader of Semiconductor Physics and Devices Lab, Department of Physics, AWKUM and also Principal Investigator (PI) of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan funded Project on “High Performance Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells: Fabrication, study and its potential applications for energy harvesting” with Grant No.10170/HEC/KPK/R&D/2017 having worth of Rs. 13.7 million. Currently, his research group consists of 02 PhD and 07 MPhil students. While till date, 01 PhD, 16 MPhil and 19 BS/MSc students have been supervised who defended their thesis. He is author of more than 39 international research publications. His main research interests are experimental semiconductor materials and physics for the understanding and applications of renewable energy devices such as; photovoltaics, thermoelectric generators etc. and hybrid electronic/optoelectronics sensors for environmental monitoring.

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