Faculty Profile

Dr. Ammar Ahmed Khan

Assistant Professor

Department Of Physics

Dr. Ammar Khan completed his PhD studies from the University of Cambridge. The focus of his PhD research was studying the application of disc-like (discotic) liquid crystals as hole transport layers in hybrid organic/in-organic dye-sensitized and perovskite solar cells. Furthermore, he also studied the interaction of liquid crystalline phases with two-dimensional graphene layers for display and lasing devices. Prior to his PhD, Ammar completed his Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) degree in the Engineering Department at the University of Cambridge, as a member of St Edmund’s College. His MPhil research was focused on the development of random lasers using Organosiloxane Smectic A liquid crystals as a distributed resonant cavity. Ammar is also a LUMS alumni and graduated from LUMS with a BS in Electrical Engineering.

At present, the focus of Dr. Ammar’s research is understanding self-assembly mechanisms of liquid crystalline physical gels, and apply them to DSSCs to increase the stability and lifetime. Furthermore, the interaction of organic-semiconductors with two-dimensional materials is also being investigated for chemical and biological sensing applications.

Semester Title Code
Fall Semester 2018-19 Advanced Statistical Mechanics 1801
Fall Semester 2018-19 Statistical Mechanics 1801
Fall Semester 2018-19 Experimental Physics Lab I 1801
Spring Semester 2017-18 Master's Thesis 1702
Spring Semester 2017-18 Optics and Special Relativity 1702
Spring Semester 2017-18 Mathematical Methods in Physics and Engineering-I 1702
Fall Semester 2017-18 Master's Thesis 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Advanced Atomic, Molecular and Laser Physics 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Atomic, Molecular and Laser Physics 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Experimental Physics Lab I 1701
Spring Semester 2016-17 Optics and Special Relativity 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Advanced Condensed Matter Physics 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Condensed Matter Physics 1602