Prof. Mohamed Missous

Prof Missous research activities are centred on the growth of complex multi-layer semiconductor films by the technique of Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE). In the last few years, he has established a large MBE and Compound Semiconductor laboratory for materials growth, assessment equipment, compound semiconductor processing facility and device testing. The new MBE facility was established in 2003 with significant industrial donation (£1.7m) from Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology and matching funds ( £750k) from SRIF. With 6″ growth capability , this is unique in the European university sector. Over the years he has concentrated, with considerable success, on establishing practical approaches and techniques required to meet stringent doping and thickness control, to sub monolayer accuracy, for a variety of advanced quantum devices, from room temperature operating mid infrared quantum well infrared photodetectors to Terahertz materials for 1 µm imaging.


Prof. Qiu Cheng-wei

Prof. Cheng-wei is a tenured professor at National University of Singapore (NUS). He has done his PhD and postdoc from NUS and MIT, respectively. He research focuses in the emerging areas of beam physics, tractor beams, Silicon nanophotonics, GrapheneMetamaterials/Electronics, Metamarerial antennas and waveguide, Chiral and birefringent materials, Plasmonic resonance and light scattering of materials with radial and Cartesian anisotropy, Macroscopic characterization techniques in electromagnetics. He has published more than 140 research papers including prestigious journals like Nature Photonics, Nature Communications, Nano Letters, Physical Review Letters, Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Light Science & Applications, ACS Nano, ACS Photonics and Science Advances etc.


Prof. Junsuk Rho

Prof. Rho is an Assistant Professor who joined Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), with a double appointment in the Department of Chemical Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering with designated emphasis in Nanoscale Science and Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley (2013). Prior joining POSTECH, he conducted postdoctoral research in Materials Sciences Division & Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.


Guoxing Zheng

Guoxing Zheng is a professor at the Electronic Information School, Wuhan University. He received his Ph. D from The Institute of Optics and Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2005. From 2014 to 2015, he was a visiting scholar at the University of Birmingham, UK. DrZheng’s current research focuses on metamaterials (metasurfaces), micro-nano optics and holography. He has published over 20 patents and more than 30 research papers in optical related fields including Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Communications, Optics Letters, Optics Express and Photonics Technology Letters (IEEE).


Dr. Muhammad Sabieh Anwar

Muhammad Sabieh Anwar completed his D.Phil. from the Department of Physics, Oxford University (UK) in 2004, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar from Pakistan. His dissertation was titled, “Quantum Information Processing using Para-Hydrogen NMR” and revolved around the preparation of pure quantum states for quantum computing. This work also constituted the first demonstration of quantum entanglement in the liquid state.

His post-doctoral experience at the University of California, Berkeley (USA) involved the demonstration of hyperpolarized NMR using heterogeneous catalytic systems, microfluidic and “lab-on-a-chip” NMR, synthesis of precise magnetic fields for ex-situ NMR, algorithmic cooling, polarization lifetime studies and hypersensitive nanoparticle MRI.

Prior to his doctoral studies, Sabieh received his B.Sc. (Honours) degree in electrical engineering (electronics and communications) from the UET, Lahore.

Sabieh’s current research interests include quantum control, spin mechanisms in nanomagnetic materials, nanotechnology, spintronics, magnetic resonance and physics education.

His research has been published in various journals notably the Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS), Physical Review Letters, A and B, Chemical Physics Letters, Analytical Chemistry, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Angewandte Chemie, Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry, Daltons Transactions and the American Journal of Physics.

He has also taught at the Punjab University, UET (Lahore), National Centre for Physics (Islamabad) and the COMSATS Department of Physics (Islamabad) and has been an active speaker at many national and international physics / chemistry forums.

Dr. Sabieh is also the Joint Secretary and one of the founders of the Khwarizmi Science Society– a non-profit organization aiming at developing a science culture in Lahore’s educational institutions. This Association has organized about 200 events of different kinds with the objective of strengthening the popular image of the scientific content and method.

Dr. Sabieh is recipient of ICTP Physics Prize for the year 2008 as well as Aizaz-e-Sabqat from the Government of Pakistan.