Faculty Profile

Dr. Muhammad Sabieh Anwar

Associate Professor


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.

His webpage can be seen here.

    • Article
      • Anwar, M. S. .(2014). Accessing select properties of the electron with ImageJ: An open-source image-processing paradigm . European Journal of Physics , Insititute of Physics, UK , pp. 015011
      • Anwar, M. S. .(2014). Fourier analysis of thermal diffusive waves . American Journal of Physics , American Association of Physics Teachers , pp. 928
      • Anwar, M. S. .(2014). Dielectric and magnetic investigations of mixed cubic spinel Co-ferrites with controlled Mg content . Journal of Electroceramics ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). NMR imaging of catalytic hydrogenation in microreactors with the use of para-hydrogen . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Picomolar sensitivity MRI and photoacoustic imaging of cobalt nanoparticles . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Preparing high purity initial states for nuclear magnetic resonance quantum computing . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Para-hydrogen-induced polarization in heterogeneous hydrogenation reactions . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Para-Hydrogen-Enhanced Hyperpolarized Gas-Phase Magnetic Resonance Imaging . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Implementing Grover´s quantum search on a para-hydrogen based pure state NMR quantum computer . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Implementation of NMR quantum computation with parahydrogen-derived high-purity quantum states . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Generation and interrogation of a pure nuclear spin state by parahydrogen-enhanced NMR spectroscopy: a defined initial state for quantum computation . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Investigating viscous damping using a webcam . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Reducing noise by repetition: introduction to signal averaging . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Room temperature magnetic behavior of sol-gel synthesized Mn doped ZnO . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Practical implementations of twirl operations . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Carriers-mediated ferromagnetic enhancement in Al-doped ZnMnO dilute magnetic semiconductors . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Spin coherence transfer in chemical transformations monitored by remote detection NMR . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Synthesis of matched magnetic fields for controlled spin precession . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Contrasting photochemical and thermal reactivity of Ru (CO) 2 (PPh 3)(dppe) towards hydrogen rationalised by para hydrogen NMR and DFT studies . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Chitosan-based electrospun nanofibrous mats, hydrogels and cast films: novel anti-bacterial wound dressing matrices . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Complete Stokes polarimetry of magneto-optical Faraday effect in a terbium gallium garnet crystal at cryogenic temperatures . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Structural and magnetic studies of Zn0. 95Co0. 05O and Zn0. 90Co0. 05Al0. 05O . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Triethyl orthoformate mediated a novel crosslinking method for the preparation of hydrogels for tissue engineering applications: characterization and in vitro cytocompatibility analysis . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Defects induced magnetization in B-doped ZnFeO dilute magnetic semiconductors . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Video-based spatial portraits of a nonlinear vibrating string . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Structure-independent universality of Barkhausen criticality in iron nitride thin films . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Effect of Temperature on Structural and Magnetic Properties of Laser Ablated Iron Oxide Deposited on Si (100) . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Management of Acute Respiratory Infections by Mothers in the Community . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Inexpensive data acquisition with a sound card . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Experimental determination of heat capacities and their correlation with theoretical predictions . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Precise measurement of velocity dependent friction in rotational motion . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). NMR quantum information processing with para-hydrogen . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Ultralarge magneto-optic rotations and rotary dispersion in terbium gallium garnet single crystal . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). A visual classroom demonstration of frustrated total internal reflection as an analogue to optical tunnelling . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Sharing polarization within quantum subspaces . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Tailoring of ZnO with selected group-II elements for LED materials . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Comment on `Measurement of the magnetic field of small magnets with a smartphone: a very economical laboratory practice for introductory physics courses´ . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Effect of annealing time on structural and magnetic properties of laser ablated oriented Fe3O4 thin films deposited on Si (100) . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Band structure and electrical conductivity in semiconductors . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Curie point, susceptibility, and temperature measurements of rapidly heated ferromagnetic wires . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Treatment of dairy buffaloes naturally infected with sarcoptic mange . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Investigating properties of white noise in the undergraduate laboratory . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Undesired gradients in low-field magnetic resonance imaging . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). 2010. . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Structural, dielectric, and impedance study of ZnO-doped barium zirconium titanate (BZT) ceramics . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Mach-Zehnder Interferometry and Erasure of `Which-Path´Information . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Tracking a Harmonic Oscillator using a webcam . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Video motion analysis with automated tracking: an insight . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Magnetic elds, the Hall e ect and electromagnetic induction (Electricity and Magnetism) . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Temperature oscillations in a metal: Probing aspects of Fourier analysis . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Non-linear dynamics with an RL-Diode Circuit . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Measurement of Planck´s constant using a light bulb . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Understanding nonlinear effects on wave shapes: Comment on "An experimental analysis of a vibrating guitar string using high-speed photography" [Am. J. Phys. 82(2), 102-109 (2014)] . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Uncertainties and Measurements in Experimental Physics . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Employing real experiments and modern viewpoints in the teaching of modern physics . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Verification of de Broglie's hypothesis by electron diffraction from graphite . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Experimental verification of Poiseuille´s law through Siphon action . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Moment of Inertia of a Tennis Ball . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Inverting signals . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Optical Polarization (Optics) . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Data Processing with Matlab for the Experimental Physics Laboratory . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Heat Transfer (Heat and Thermodynamics) . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Harmonic Oscillators (General Physics) . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Natural Radioactivity and Statistics . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Thermodynamics of the Heat Engine . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) for studying coinage from the Indo-Pak subcontinent . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Overview of conductivity measurement and Keithley´s 6221-2182A interfacing with LabVIEW . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Electromagnetically induced transparency in rubidium . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Uncertainties in Measurements . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Vibrations on a String and Resonance . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Photons for Undergraduates (Ideas for Experiments) . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Latent Heat of Vaporization and Specific Heat Capacity Measurements using Liquid Nitrogen (General Physics) . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Magnetic Phase Transitions (Electricity and Magnetism) . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Statistical properties of White Noise (Electronics & Signal Processing) . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Introduction to Data Acquisition, Filter Design and Digital Circuits (Electronics) . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). PHYS 282-High-resolution imaging of hydrogenation reactions in the gas phase . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Effect of SiO/sub 2/addition on the structural magnetic and electrical properties of strontium hexa-ferrites . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Superconductivity in Sr0. 75Y0. 75Ba1. 5Cu3 O7- d compounds . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Spherical Tensor Operators in NMR . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). General Physics: Statistical and Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Information, etc.-Preparing High Purity Initial States for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Quantum Computing . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). CHAOS IN THE BEATING HEART? . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). IMPEDANCE SPECTROSCOPY (IS), XRD AND SEM OF OXIDE-ADDED Si 3 N 4 . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Impedance spectroscopy (IS), XRD and SEM studies of hot pressed Si/sub 3/N/sub 4 . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). IMPEDANCE SPECTROSCOPY (IS), XRD AND SEM OF OXIDE ADDED Sl~ 3N~ 4 . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Implementation of Closed Loop Feedback Control of Piezoelectric Disc based Atomic Force Microscope . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Latent Heat of Vaporization of Liquid Nitrogen (General Physics) . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Condensed Matter Physics; Statistical Physics and Applied Physics . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Gas-Phase Hyperpolarized Imaging Using Para-Hydrogen . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Superconductivity in Y. 75 Sr. 75 Ba Cu 3 O 7- d Compounds . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). SUPEROPERATORS IN NMR . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. .(1999). Para-hydrogen Induced Polarization in Hetergeneous Hydrogenation Reactions . ,
      • Anwar, M. S. Analyzing combinations of circular birefringence, linear birefringence, and elliptical dichroism in magneto-optical rotators . Journal of Modern Optics , Taylor and Francis
      • Anwar, M. S. Magneto-optical rotary dispersion of the garnet crystal . Applied Optics , Optical Society of America
      • Anwar, M. S. Video motion analysis with automated tracking using elementary computer vision techniques: an insight . European Journal of Physics ,
    • Conference Papers
      • Anwar, M. S. Employing real experiments and modern viewpoints in the teaching of introductory quantum physics . International Conference on Physics Education, Cordoba, Argentina, Aug 18-22 2014. ,
      • Anwar, M. S. Smart Physics – Experiments using Smartphone-based sensors and Automatic Tracking in Video Analysis . International Conference on Physics Education, Cordoba, Argentina, Aug 18-22 2014. ,
Fall Semester 2017-18Master's Thesis1701
Fall Semester 2017-18Doctoral Thesis Research1701
Summer Semester 2016-17Doctoral Thesis Research1603
Spring Semester 2016-17Advanced Condensed Matter Physics1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Doctoral Thesis Research1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Independent Study1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Doctoral Thesis Research1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Senior Project II1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Independent Study1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Independent Study1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Condensed Matter Physics1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Senior Project II1602
Fall Semester 2016-17Magnetism: Theory and Experiment1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Doctoral Thesis Research1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Graduate Physics Lab1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Electrodynamics I1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Doctoral Thesis Research1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Senior Project I1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Experimental Physics Lab-II1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Senior Project I1601
Summer Semester 2015-16Doctoral Thesis Research1503
Summer Semester 2015-16Doctoral Thesis Research1503
Spring Semester 2015-16Doctoral Thesis Research1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Master's Thesis II1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Doctoral Thesis Research1502
Fall Semester 2015-16Master's Project1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Doctoral Thesis Research1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Master's Thesis I1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Quantum Theory I1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Quantum Mechanics I1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Doctoral Thesis Research1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Electricity and Magnetism1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Experimental Physics Lab I1501
Summer Semester 2014-15Doctoral Thesis Research1403
Spring Semester 2014-15Directed Research Project1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Doctoral Thesis Research1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Senior Project II1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Senior Project I1402
Fall Semester 2014-15Doctoral Thesis Research1401
Fall Semester 2014-15Master's Thesis II1401
Fall Semester 2014-15Graduate Physics Lab1401
Fall Semester 2014-15Senior Project I1401
Fall Semester 2014-15Quantum Mechanics - II1401
Fall Semester 2014-15Experimental Physics Lab-II1401
Fall Semester 2014-15Electricity and Magnetism1401
  • Past Courses
    Spring Semester 2013-14Advanced Statistical Mechanics1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Introduction to Quantum Information Science1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Quantum Mechanics I1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Doctoral Thesis Research1302
    Fall Semester 2013-14Master's Thesis I1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14Quantum Theory I1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14Doctoral Thesis Research1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14Senior Project II1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14Experimental Physics Lab I1301
    Spring Semester 2012-13Modern Physics1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13Senior Project II1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13Condensed Matter Physics1202
    Fall Semester 2012-13Senior Project I1201
    Fall Semester 2012-13Experimental Physics Lab-II1201
    Spring Semester 2011-12Senior Project II1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12Biophysics1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12Biophysics1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12Independent Study1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12Experimental Physics III1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12Senior Project II1102
    Fall Semester 2011-12Modern Physics1101
    Fall Semester 2011-12Atomic, Molecular and Laser Physics1101
    Fall Semester 2011-12Experimental Physics Lab-II1101
    Fall Semester 2011-12Experimental Physics Lab I1101
    Spring Semester 2010-11Independent Study1002
    Spring Semester 2010-11Experimental Physics III1002
    Fall Semester 2010-11Atomic, Molecular and Laser Physics1001
    Fall Semester 2010-11Experimental Physics Lab-II1001
    Fall Semester 2010-11Experimental Physics Lab I1001
    Fall Semester 2009-10Waves and Optics901
    Fall Semester 2009-10Modern Physics901
    Spring Qtr 2008-2009Oscillations and Waves803