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Muhammad Sabieh Anwar

Department of Physics

Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering

Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan



o D.Phil Physics, University of Oxford, UK                                         2004

Dissertation topic: NMR Quantum Information Processing Using Para-Hydrogen.

o BS in Electrical Engineering with specialization in Communications, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan2000

Thesis title: Design and implementation of signal acquisition and DSP systems for cardiodynamic measurements

Academic Appointments

o Dean and Ahmad Dawood Chair

Syed Babar Ali School of Science & Engineering, LUMS, PakistanFebruary 2020-present

o Professor of Physics (Tenured)

LUMS Syed Babar Ali School of Science & Engineering, PakistanMarch 2020-present

o Associate Professor of Physics (Tenured)

LUMS Syed Babar Ali School of Science & Engineering, PakistanMarch 2013-March 2020

o Visiting Research Physicist2017

Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

o Chair of Physics DepartmentDecember 2011-January 2015

LUMS School of Science & Engineering, Pakistan

o Visiting Associate ProfessorAugust 2013 - December 2013

Middle East Technical University (METU) North Cyprus Campus, Turkey

o Assistant Professor of Physics (Tenure Track)April 2007-2013

LUMS School of Science & Engineering, Pakistan

o Postdoctoral PhysicistSeptember 2005-March 2007

Division of Materials Science, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, Berkeley and

Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley.

o Postdoctoral PhysicistJanuary 2005-August 2005

National Center for Physics, Islamabad.

◦Assistant Professor (Adjunct)March 2005-August 2005

Department of Physics, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad.

Research Interests

Optical detection of spintronic and magnetic resonance effects; Magneto-plasmonics; magnetodielectrics; Nano-magnetism; Physics education and development of low-cost educational tools; Scientific instrumentation design and development

Awards and Fellowships

1.Pakistan National Innovation Award (2015)

2.Research and Productivity Award from Pakistan Council of Science and Technology (2011, 2012)

3.TWAS Prize in Physics for Pakistan (2007)

4.Rhodes Scholarship (2001-04)

5.G. A. Paul Scholarship, University College, Oxford (2003-04)

6.Allama Iqbal Medal, Ministry of Education, Pakistan (2000)

7.Aizaz-e-Sabqat (1999), from the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

8.Government College Academic Roll-of-Honour (1996)

9.Government College Extra-curricular Certificate of Merit (1996)

Accepted Competitive Research Grants

1.Submitted: Outreach and learning with cosmic ray muons, augmented reality and astrophysics laboratory experiments National Centre for GIS and Space Applications 2021,(^Rs. 15 million).

2.First steps towards establishment of an ultrafast optics lab for quantum materials, Higher Education Commission 2019 (*Rs. 20 million).

3.Optical detection of spin phenomena, Higher Education Commission 2012 (*Rs. 20 million).

4.Design and production of scientific equipment for physics teaching and research, Higher Education Commission's Technology Development Fund 2019, (*Rs. 14 million).

5.Development of low field, low cost, reconfigurable NMR and MR, Pakistan Science Foundation 2016 (*Rs. 2.5 million).

6.Grant of Euros 5000 received from the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics for organizing the fourth Regional Lab Immersion Programme 2016.

7.Development and running of weather station for monitoring fog in the Indo-Ganges plain, in collaboration with NUST School of Environmental Engineering 2016 (*Rs. 0.2 million).

8.National Science and Math Campaign, Alif Ailaan 2016 (*Rs. 2.4 million).

9.Observing magnetization dynamics of single molecular magnets using polarized light, LUMS's Faculty Initiative Fund 2014 (*0.5 million).

10.Fine-tuning of an in-house developed atomic force microscope, LUMS's Faculty Initiative Fund 2015 (*1 million).

11.Building quantum communication laboratories at LUMS, LUMS's Faculty Initiative Fund 2016 (*1 million).

12.Low-field, hyperpolarized magnetic resonance, LUMS's Faculty Initiative Fund 2017 (*1 million).

13.Physics entrepreneurship, developed and transferred physics experiments to various Universities in Pakistan, 2009-19 (*Rs. 10 million).

14.Co-P.I. with Dr. Falak Sher (Chemistry, SSE) on the project: Development of thermoelectric oxides for renewable energy conversion technologies LUMS's Faculty Initiative Fund (mRs. 1 million).

15.Co-P.I. with Dr. Basit Yameen (Chemistry, SSE) on the project: Development of protogenic groups containing polymer brush modified additives to improve the proton conductivity of polyelectrolytic membranes for fuel cell applications, Higher Education Commission (mRs. 6 million).

Selected academic assignments (outside LUMS only)

1.Acting Director of the National Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, being commissioned by the Government with a total financial allocation of around RS. 1.4 billion over a period of three years.

2.Member of the National R&D Committee set up by the Higher Education Commission, 2019.

3.Member Board of Governors, Children Libraries Complex, School Education Department, Government of the Punjab.

4.Advising Government of Punjab's School Education Department on revamping of the National Science Museum, Lahore; re-energizing of the practical assessment of laboratories; rehabilitation of 1000 science labs across the province; uplift of Daanish schools and mentoring thirty six teams from thirty six districts for participation in the Lahore Science Mela 2019.

5.Member Board of Studies School of Physical Sciences, University of the Punjab; Department of Physics, IBA Sukkur University; Department of Physics, University of the Punjab; COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Physics Department, Islamabad; Electrical Engineering Department, Government College University, Lahore; Khawaja Fareed University of Engineering and Technology, Rahim Yar Khan; Centre for High Energy Physics, University of the Punjab, Lahore; Department of Physics, University of the Punjab; Faculty of Engineering Sciences (for the Photonics Programme), Ghulam Ishaque Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Topi; Member Advisory Board, Usman Institute of Technology Karachi; external expert on the Postgraduate Research Committee, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore; Faculty selection committee for the University of Kohat; Member Board of Studies, Department of Basic Sciences, Namal College, Mianwali.

6.Member Task Force on Strengthening Math and Science Education in Punjab, Planning Commission Punjab and Punjab Higher Education Commission, 2018.

7.Member of the Board of Governors of the Children Libraries Complex, Government of Punjab.

8.Member of the focal groups on national strategy making and the five year national goals for physics and nanotechnology, appointed by the Planning Commission of Pakistan, 2018-19.

9.Member task force on the Culture of Science, Islamic World Academy of Sciences, Amman, Jordan.

10.Math and science adviser, Alif Ailaan education campaign, since 2017.

11.Member National Scientific Advisory Council, National Centre for Physics, Islamabad.

12.General Secretary Khwarizmi Science Society, Pakistan.

13.Frequent reviewer for HEC's National Research Program for Universities (NRPU) scheme

14.Former Secretary of the HEC's National Curriculum Revision Task Force for Physics, 2013

15.Developed curriculum for the Federal Public Service Commission (PFSC) examination in physics (2014)

16.Ph.D. examiner, Department of Physics, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology; Ghu- lam Ishaque Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology (Topi, Swabi).

17.Reviewer for the journals: Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS), Applied Optics, Photonics Research, Bulletin of Materials Science, American Journal of Physics, Journal of Crystal Growth, Solid State Sciences, Photonics Research, Optical Engineering, European Journal of Physics.

18.Faculty lead in physics, National Stem School, 2016, 2017 and 2019, organized by LUMS and the Pakistan Innovation Foundation.

19.National coach for the national team of students participating in the International Young Physics Tournament (IYPT), since the past three years.

20.Former member of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industries Task Force on Science and Technology.

21.COMSATS Science Diplomat in the Area of Technology (selected in 2015).

22.Member Lahore Knowledge City Task Force.

23.Member OIC consultative committee on physics (2014-15).