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.

Title Publication Author Year
High-efficiency measurement of all orbital angular momentum modes in a light beam Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics Rathore H.Y., Sheikh M., Javid U., Ahmed H., Reza S.A. 2017
High-efficiency phase flattening based Laguerre- Gauss spectrometer using variable focus lenses Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics Sheikh M., Rathore H.Y., Rehman S.A. 2017
A tunable focus lens-based variable optical delay line for free-space and fiber-optic applications IEEE Photonics Technology Letters Reza S.A., Khwaja T.S., Sheikh M. 2016
Flat spectral response digital micromirror device-based variable fiber optic attenuator IEEE Photonics Technology Letters Sheikh M., Amin M.J. 2012
Flat spectral response all-digital broadband variable fiber-optic attenuator Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering Sheikh M. 2012
Laser beam characterization using agile digital-analog photonics Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering Sheikh 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 lens Applied Optics Sheikh M., Riza N.A. 2010
Hybrid wireless-wired optical sensor for extreme temperature measurement in next generation energy efficient gas turbines Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power Riza N.A., Sheikh M., Perez F. 2010
Silicon carbide-based extreme environment hybrid design temperature sensor using optical pyrometry and laser interferometry IEEE Sensors Journal Riza N.A., Sheikh M. 2010
All-silicon carbide hybrid wireless-wired optics temperature sensor network basic design engineering for power plant gas turbines International Journal of Optomechatronics Riza N.A., Sheikh M. 2010
All-silicon carbide hybrid wireless-wired optics temperature sensor: Turbine tests and distributed fiber sensor network design Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering Riza N.A., Sheikh M. 2009
Liquid lens confocal microscopy with advanced signal processing for higher resolution 3D imaging Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE Riza N.A., Sheikh M.A. 2009
Demonstration of pinhole laser beam profiling using a digital micromirror device IEEE Photonics Technology Letters Sheikh M., Riza N.A. 2009
Direct measurement high resolution wide range extreme temperature optical sensor using an all-silicon carbide probe Optics Letters Sheikh M., Riza N.A. 2009
Demonstration of three-dimensional optical imaging using a confocal microscope based on a liquid-crystal electronic lens Optical Engineering Riza N.A., Sheikh M., Webb-Wood G., Kik P.G. 2008
Blood vessel 3-d imaging using electronically controlled optics lens-based confocal microscopy Biomedical Optics, BIOMED 2008 Sheikh M., Riza N.A. 2008
Experimental studies of an all-silicon carbide hybrid wireless-wired optics temperature sensor for extreme environments in turbines Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering Sheikh M., Riza N.A. 2008
Silicon-carbide-based extreme environment temperature sensor using wavelength-tuned signal processing Optics Letters Riza N.A., Sheikh M. 2008
Design and fabrication of an extreme temperature sensing optical probe using silicon carbide technologies Proceedings of IEEE Sensors Riza N.A., Sheikh M., Perez F. 2007
Wireless temperature sensors using single crystal silicon carbide - An industrial feasibility and design study Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering Riza N.A., Sheikh M., Perez F. 2007
Non-contact no-moving parts surface height measurement sensor using liquid crystal-based axial scanning confocal optical microscopy Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering Riza 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 microscope Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE Riza N.A., Sheikh M., Webb-Wood G., Kik P. 2007
Optical substrate thickness measurement system using hybrid fiber-freespace optics and selective wavelength interferometry Optics Communications Riza N.A., Sheikh M., Perez F. 2007
Progress on silicon carbide hybrid-design optical sensors for extreme environments Optics InfoBase Conference Papers Riza N.A., Sheikh M., Perez F. 2006
Exploring the space of a human action Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision Sheikh Y., Sheikh M., Shah M. 2005
Semester Title Code
Fall Semester 2017-18 Classical Mechanics 1701
Fall Semester 2016-17 Doctoral Thesis Research 1601
Spring Semester 2015-16 Optics and Special Relativity 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Doctoral Thesis Research 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Mathematical Methods in Physics and Engineering-I 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Independent Study 1502
Fall Semester 2015-16 Graduate Physics Lab 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Experimental Physics Lab-II 1501
Spring Semester 2014-15 Doctoral Thesis Research 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Mathematical Methods in Physics and Engineering-I 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Electromagnetic Fields & Waves 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Senior Project II 1402
Fall Semester 2014-15 Doctoral Thesis Research 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Senior Project I 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Classical Mechanics 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Senior Project I 1401
  • Past Courses
    Semester Title Code
    Summer Semester 2013-14 Doctoral Thesis Research 1303
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Electrodynamics II 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Waves and Optics 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Senior Project II 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Senior Project II 1302
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Electrodynamics I 1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Mechanics 1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Senior Project I 1301
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Principles of Optics 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Senior Project II 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Senior Project II 1202
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Electromagnetic Fields & Waves 1201
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Senior Project I 1201
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Senior Project I 1201
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Biophysics 1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Biophysics 1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Introduction to Photonics 1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Experimental Physics III 1102
    Fall Semester 2011-12 Waves and Optics 1101
    Fall Semester 2011-12 Electromagnetic Fields & Waves 1101
    Spring Semester 2010-11 Introduction to Photonics 1002
    Fall Semester 2010-11 Waves and Optics 1001
    Fall Semester 2010-11 Electromagnetic Fields & Waves 1001