Faculty Profile

Dr. Mumtaz Ali Sheikh

Assistant Professor

Department Of Physics

Mumtaz Ali Sheikh completed his BSc (Hons) degree in Computer Science from LUMS in 2004, graduating on the Dean’s Honors List. He then joined the College of Optics and Photonics (CREOL), University of Central Florida from where he completed his PhD degree in Optics in 2009. His PhD work was in the area of extreme environment high temperature optical sensors in which he demonstrated novel temperature sensing techniques using Silicon Carbide. His technical contributions have been reported in several international journals and conference proceedings in the areas of optical sensors, confocal microscopy and laser beam analysis. His academic achievements include receiving the Society of Photo-Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Scholarship in 2009, LUMS Merit Scholarship from 2001-2004 and world distinction in A-Level Mathematics.

TitlePublicationAuthorYear
High-efficiency phase flattening based Laguerre- Gauss spectrometer using variable focus lensesJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical PhysicsSheikh M., Rathore H.Y., Rehman S.A.2017
Flat spectral response digital micromirror device-based variable fiber optic attenuatorIEEE Photonics Technology LettersSheikh M., Amin M.J.2012
Flat spectral response all-digital broadband variable fiber-optic attenuatorProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical EngineeringSheikh M.2012
Laser beam characterization using agile digital-analog photonicsProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical EngineeringSheikh M., Marraccini P., Riza N.A.2010
Motion-free hybrid design laser beam propagation analyzer using a digital micromirror device and a variable focus liquid lensApplied OpticsSheikh M., Riza N.A.2010
Hybrid wireless-wired optical sensor for extreme temperature measurement in next generation energy efficient gas turbinesJournal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and PowerRiza N.A., Sheikh M., Perez F.2010
Silicon carbide-based extreme environment hybrid design temperature sensor using optical pyrometry and laser interferometryIEEE Sensors JournalRiza N.A., Sheikh M.2010
All-silicon carbide hybrid wireless-wired optics temperature sensor network basic design engineering for power plant gas turbinesInternational Journal of OptomechatronicsRiza N.A., Sheikh M.2010
All-silicon carbide hybrid wireless-wired optics temperature sensor: Turbine tests and distributed fiber sensor network designProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical EngineeringRiza N.A., Sheikh M.2009
Liquid lens confocal microscopy with advanced signal processing for higher resolution 3D imagingProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIERiza N.A., Sheikh M.A.2009
Demonstration of pinhole laser beam profiling using a digital micromirror deviceIEEE Photonics Technology LettersSheikh M., Riza N.A.2009
Direct measurement high resolution wide range extreme temperature optical sensor using an all-silicon carbide probeOptics LettersSheikh M., Riza N.A.2009
Demonstration of three-dimensional optical imaging using a confocal microscope based on a liquid-crystal electronic lensOptical EngineeringRiza N.A., Sheikh M., Webb-Wood G., Kik P.G.2008
Blood vessel 3-d imaging using electronically controlled optics lens-based confocal microscopyBiomedical Optics, BIOMED 2008Sheikh M., Riza N.A.2008
Experimental studies of an all-silicon carbide hybrid wireless-wired optics temperature sensor for extreme environments in turbinesProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical EngineeringSheikh M., Riza N.A.2008
Silicon-carbide-based extreme environment temperature sensor using wavelength-tuned signal processingOptics LettersRiza N.A., Sheikh M.2008
Design and fabrication of an extreme temperature sensing optical probe using silicon carbide technologiesProceedings of IEEE SensorsRiza N.A., Sheikh M., Perez F.2007
Wireless temperature sensors using single crystal silicon carbide - An industrial feasibility and design studyProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical EngineeringRiza N.A., Sheikh M., Perez F.2007
Non-contact no-moving parts surface height measurement sensor using liquid crystal-based axial scanning confocal optical microscopyProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical EngineeringRiza N.A., Khan S.A., Sheikh M.2007
Demonstration of three dimensional imaging of blood vessel using a no-moving parts electronic lens-based optical confocal microscopeProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIERiza N.A., Sheikh M., Webb-Wood G., Kik P.2007
Optical substrate thickness measurement system using hybrid fiber-freespace optics and selective wavelength interferometryOptics CommunicationsRiza N.A., Sheikh M., Perez F.2007
Progress on silicon carbide hybrid-design optical sensors for extreme environmentsOptics InfoBase Conference PapersRiza N.A., Sheikh M., Perez F.2006
Exploring the space of a human actionProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer VisionSheikh Y., Sheikh M., Shah M.2005
SemesterTitleCode
Fall Semester 2017-18Classical Mechanics1701
Fall Semester 2016-17Doctoral Thesis Research1601
Spring Semester 2015-16Optics and Special Relativity1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Doctoral Thesis Research1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Mathematical Methods in Physics and Engineering-I1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Independent Study1502
Fall Semester 2015-16Graduate Physics Lab1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Experimental Physics Lab-II1501
Spring Semester 2014-15Doctoral Thesis Research1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Mathematical Methods in Physics and Engineering-I1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Electromagnetic Fields & Waves1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Senior Project II1402
Fall Semester 2014-15Doctoral Thesis Research1401
Fall Semester 2014-15Senior Project I1401
Fall Semester 2014-15Classical Mechanics1401
Fall Semester 2014-15Senior Project I1401
  • Past Courses
    SemesterTitleCode
    Summer Semester 2013-14Doctoral Thesis Research1303
    Spring Semester 2013-14Electrodynamics II1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Waves and Optics1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Senior Project II1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Senior Project II1302
    Fall Semester 2013-14Electrodynamics I1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14Mechanics1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14Senior Project I1301
    Spring Semester 2012-13Principles of Optics1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13Senior Project II1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13Senior Project II1202
    Fall Semester 2012-13Electromagnetic Fields & Waves1201
    Fall Semester 2012-13Senior Project I1201
    Fall Semester 2012-13Senior Project I1201
    Spring Semester 2011-12Biophysics1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12Biophysics1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12Introduction to Photonics1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12Experimental Physics III1102
    Fall Semester 2011-12Waves and Optics1101
    Fall Semester 2011-12Electromagnetic Fields & Waves1101
    Spring Semester 2010-11Introduction to Photonics1002
    Fall Semester 2010-11Waves and Optics1001
    Fall Semester 2010-11Electromagnetic Fields & Waves1001