Fakharul InamDepartment of Physics
Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering
Fakharul Inam did his M.Sc in Physics from Punjab University in 1999 and one year diploma in Condensed Matter Physics from the Abdus Salam ICTP in 2002. He received a PhD degree in Physics from Ohio University in 2009.
His phd work is focused on structural and electronic properties of chalcogenide glasses and amorphous silicon using first principle simulations based on Density Functional Theory. Later He joined the Abdus Salam International Center for Physics (ICTP) for two years as a post doctoral fellow. During this time he mainly worked on modeling disordered phases of ice and developed an understanding of the structural transitions among these phases. His work has been published in international journals like Physical Review Letters, Applied Physics Letters, Europhysics letters and physica status solidi.
disordered phases of materials have long been a challenging field of research in materials science. The area deals with a wide range of issues, from structure determination and electronic signatures to response under external disturbances and beyond. In the last two decades, the advancement in the first principle treatment of inter-atomic interactions, such as the density functional theory (DFT), and its merging to the classical molecular dynamic (MD) simulation techniques, has allowed researchers to explore the structural and electronic properties of materials at the atomic scale. The primary interest has been to explore the fundamental properties of materials using first principles molecular dynamics simulations and other theoretical techniques, focusing on disordered tetrahedral systems like amorphous silicon, glass and none else but the ubiquitous but poorly understood amorphous ice.
PhD, Ohio University, USA
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