Groups

  • A topic of intense current investigation is canonical quantum gravity. In this regard Babar Qureshi, along with collaborators, is focusing on quantum cosmology and using quantum ideas to attack one of the most fundamental and outstanding problem in physics i.e., the cosmological constant problem. Using a fully quantum treatment of gra...
  • Quantum mechanics has been an extremely successful physical theory that has led to many technological developments: transistors, lasers and MRI being a few examples. In the last two decades, it has been realized that quantum mechanics can lead to many more novel technologies by utilizing quantum resources like coherence and entangleme...
  • Dr. Muhammad Faryad's group is working on light-matter interaction at the nano scale. One research  is focused on the optical modelling of nano-engineered thin films for optical filtering, optical sensing, and solar-energy harvesting. Furthermore, we work on photonic crystals and metamaterials based on them for opti...
  • In Dr. Sabieh Anwar’s multi-disciplinary research group, the aim is to explore the fundamental properties of materials, especially at the nanoscale, and their interaction with external radiation such as light or electromagnetic radiation. Some aspects of this research also bear societal implications. For example, the group is de...
  • The use of optics in everyday life is ubiquitous. For example, we use internet all the time without realising that ultimately these are light pulses that carry the information across the world on a fibre optic network. The foundations for newer and newer television display technologies like LCDs, LEDs and three-dimensional TVs were la...
  • The twenty-first century has opened up new questions for the human mind, and new challenges in particular for the Pakistani society. For example, how can we fulfill our growing demands of energy in the face of strained economics and the finitude of resources? With growing populations and unrestricted urbanisation, how could we ensure...
  • Overview: Dr. Babar Qureshi  works on a host of issues in fundamental theoretical physics ranging from mathematical aspects of quantum field theory to canonical quantum gravity and string theory. His group, consisting of graduate and under graduate students is actively investigating topics of cutting edge research in fundamental...
  • Dr. Amer Iqbal’s research interests are at the cutting-edge frontiers of the small and large-scale structure of the universe we inhabit. One of the most profound theories for describing the fundamental make-up of the universe is string theory which posits that electrons and quarks are not point-like particles but strings vibr...
  • Our interdisciplinary research group on functional nanomaterials is developing novel strategies to synthesize size and shape-controlled metal, metal oxide and semiconductor nanoparticles/nanoclusters based on chemical and biological principles. In order to control their surface chemistry, we are also working, in collaboration with nat...

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