Faculty Profile

Dr. Muhammad Sabieh Anwar

Associate Professor

Department Of Physics

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.

Title Publication Author Year
Low temperature Voigt effect in the terbium gallium garnet crystal Optics Express Akbar A., Khalid M.W., Anwar M.S. 2017
Dielectric Meta-Holograms Enabled with Dual Magnetic Resonances in Visible Light ACS Nano Li Z., Kim I., Zhang L., Mehmood M.Q., Anwar M.S., Saleem M., Lee D., Nam K.T., Zhang S., Luk'Yanchuk B., Wang Y., Zheng G., Rho J., Qiu C.-W. 2017
'PhysTrack': A Matlab based environment for video tracking of kinematics in the physics laboratory European Journal of Physics Hassan M.U., Anwar M.S. 2017
Structural diversities and preliminary antimicrobial studies of 1-((E)-(pentylimino)methyl)naphthalen-2-ol and its metal complexes Journal of Structural Chemistry Ahmad M., Perveen Z., Bortoluzzi A.J., Hameed S., Shah M.R., Tariq M., ud Din G., Anwar M. 2017
Effective oscillator strengths of Tb3+ ions in a garnet crystal determined from low temperature magneto-optic rotations NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics Anwar M.S. 2017
Structural and impedance spectroscopic studies of CuO-doped (K0.5Na0.5Nb0.995Mn0.005O3) lead-free piezoelectric ceramics Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing Kamal A., Rafiq M.A., Rafiq M.N., Usman M., Waqar M., Anwar M.S. 2016
Structural, dielectric, and impedance study of ZnO-doped barium zirconium titanate (BZT) ceramics Journal of Materials Science Muhammad Q.K., Waqar M., Rafiq M.A., Rafiq M.N., Usman M., Anwar M.S. 2016
Tailoring of ZnO with selected group-II elements for LED materials Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing Saleem M., Manzoor A., Zaffar M., Hussain S.Z., Anwar M.S. 2016
700 keV Ni+2ions induced modification in structural, surface, magneto-optic and optical properties of ZnO thin films Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms Fiaz Khan M., Siraj K., Anwar M.S., Irshad M., Hussain J., Faiz H., Majeed S., Dosmailov M., Patek J., Pedarnig J.D., Rafique M.S., Naseem S. 2016
Comment on 'Measurement of the magnetic field of small magnets with a smartphone: A very economical laboratory practice for introductory physics courses' European Journal of Physics Iqbal A., Anwar M.S. 2015
Video motion analysis with automated tracking: An insight European Journal of Physics Usman B.A., Alam J., Anwar M.S. 2015
Triethyl orthoformate mediated a novel crosslinking method for the preparation of hydrogels for tissue engineering applications: Characterization and in vitro cytocompatibility analysis Materials Science and Engineering C Yar M., Shahzad S., Siddiqi S.A., Mahmood N., Rauf A., Anwar M.S., Chaudhry A.A., Rehman I.U. 2015
Defects induced magnetization in B-doped ZnFeO dilute magnetic semiconductors Physica B: Condensed Matter Saleem M., Anwar M.S., Mahmood A., Atiq S., Ramay S.M., Siddiqi S.A. 2015
Dielectric and magnetic investigations of mixed cubic spinel Co-ferrites with controlled Mg content Journal of Electroceramics Piracha A.H., Ramay S.M., Atiq S., Siddiqi S.A., Saleem M., Anwar M.S. 2015
Chitosan-based electrospun nanofibrous mats, hydrogels and cast films: novel anti-bacterial wound dressing matrices Journal of materials science. Materials in medicine Shahzad S., Yar M., Siddiqi S.A., Mahmood N., Rauf A., Qureshi Z.-A., Anwar M.S., Afzaal S. 2015
Analyzing combinations of circular birefringence, linear birefringence, and elliptical dichroism in magneto-optical rotators Journal of Modern Optics Anwar M.S., Majeed H., Shaheen A. 2015
Ultralarge magneto-optic rotations and rotary dispersion in terbium gallium garnet single crystal Applied Optics Shaheen A., Majeed H., Anwar M.S. 2015
Chitosan-based electrospun nanofibrous mats, hydrogels and cast films: novel anti-bacterial wound dressing matrices Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine Shahzad S., Yar M., Siddiqi S.A., Mahmood N., Rauf A., Qureshi Z.-U.-A., Anwar M.S., Afzaal S. 2015
Preparation and investigation of nano-carbonated hydroxy apatite/polymer composite spongy scaffolds for biomedical applications NSTI: Advanced Materials - TechConnect Briefs 2015 Siddiqi S.A., Manzoor F., Azhar U., Jamal A., Tariq M., Anwar M.S., Saleem M., Chaudhry A.A., Rehman I.U. 2015
Fourier analysis of thermal diffusive waves American Journal of Physics Anwar M.S., Alam J., Wasif M., Ullah R., Shamim S., Zia W. 2014
Accessing select properties of the electron with ImageJ: An open-source image-processing paradigm European Journal of Physics Alam J., Shaheen A., Anwar M.S. 2014
A visual classroom demonstration of frustrated total internal reflection as an analogue to optical tunnelling European Journal of Physics Salman R., Rashid S., Anwar M.S. 2013
Complete Stokes polarimetry of magneto-optical Faraday effect in a terbium gallium garnet crystal at cryogenic temperatures Optics Express Majeed H., Shaheen A., Anwar M.S. 2013
Video-based spatial portraits of a nonlinear vibrating string American Journal of Physics Hassan U., Usman Z., Sabieh Anwar M. 2012
Effect of annealing time on structural and magnetic properties of laser ablated oriented Fe3O4thin films deposited on Si(100) Bulletin of Materials Science Ramay S.M., Siddiqi S.A., Anwar M.S., Park C.Y., Shin S.-C. 2012
Semester Title Code
Spring Semester 2017-18 Introduction to Quantum Field Theory 1702
Spring Semester 2017-18 Master's Thesis 1702
Spring Semester 2017-18 Master's Thesis 1702
Spring Semester 2017-18 Directed Research Project 1702
Spring Semester 2017-18 Doctoral Thesis Research 1702
Spring Semester 2017-18 Modern Physics 1702
Fall Semester 2017-18 Master's Thesis 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Doctoral Thesis Research 1701
Summer Semester 2016-17 Doctoral Thesis Research 1603
Spring Semester 2016-17 Advanced Condensed Matter Physics 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Doctoral Thesis Research 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Independent Study 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Doctoral Thesis Research 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Senior Project II 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Independent Study 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Independent Study 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Condensed Matter Physics 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Senior Project II 1602
Fall Semester 2016-17 Magnetism: Theory and Experiment 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Doctoral Thesis Research 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Graduate Physics Lab 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Electrodynamics I 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Doctoral Thesis Research 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Senior Project I 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Experimental Physics Lab-II 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Senior Project I 1601
Summer Semester 2015-16 Doctoral Thesis Research 1503
Summer Semester 2015-16 Doctoral Thesis Research 1503
Spring Semester 2015-16 Doctoral Thesis Research 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Master's Thesis II 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Doctoral Thesis Research 1502
Fall Semester 2015-16 Master's Project 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Doctoral Thesis Research 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Master's Thesis I 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Quantum Theory I 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Quantum Mechanics I 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Doctoral Thesis Research 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Electricity and Magnetism 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Experimental Physics Lab I 1501
Summer Semester 2014-15 Doctoral Thesis Research 1403
Spring Semester 2014-15 Directed Research Project 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Doctoral Thesis Research 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Senior Project II 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Senior Project I 1402
Fall Semester 2014-15 Doctoral Thesis Research 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Master's Thesis II 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Graduate Physics Lab 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Senior Project I 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Quantum Mechanics - II 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Experimental Physics Lab-II 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Electricity and Magnetism 1401
  • Past Courses
    Semester Title Code
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Advanced Statistical Mechanics 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Introduction to Quantum Information Science 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Quantum Mechanics I 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Doctoral Thesis Research 1302
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Master's Thesis I 1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Quantum Theory I 1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Doctoral Thesis Research 1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Senior Project II 1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Experimental Physics Lab I 1301
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Modern Physics 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Senior Project II 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Condensed Matter Physics 1202
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Senior Project I 1201
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Experimental Physics Lab-II 1201
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Senior Project II 1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Biophysics 1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Biophysics 1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Independent Study 1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Experimental Physics III 1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Senior Project II 1102
    Fall Semester 2011-12 Modern Physics 1101
    Fall Semester 2011-12 Atomic, Molecular and Laser Physics 1101
    Fall Semester 2011-12 Experimental Physics Lab-II 1101
    Fall Semester 2011-12 Experimental Physics Lab I 1101
    Spring Semester 2010-11 Independent Study 1002
    Spring Semester 2010-11 Experimental Physics III 1002
    Fall Semester 2010-11 Atomic, Molecular and Laser Physics 1001
    Fall Semester 2010-11 Experimental Physics Lab-II 1001
    Fall Semester 2010-11 Experimental Physics Lab I 1001
    Fall Semester 2009-10 Waves and Optics 901
    Fall Semester 2009-10 Modern Physics 901
    Spring Qtr 2008-2009 Oscillations and Waves 803