Dr. Muhammad Asif
Professor / Head of Department, Physics
Area of Interest: Plasma Physics, Plasma-facing Materials, Materials Science (Numerical Simulation and Experiments), Laser Physics, Photodetachment of negative ions
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007   (167)
HEC approved PhD Supervisor

Research Projects:

1. Higher education Commission, under National Research Programme for Universities (NRPU) had granted research project as Principal Investigator of PKR 5.08 Million in May 2014 for three years and it was completed on May 2017.

The funded research project was focused on "Study of MHD Equilibria in Fusion Plasmas"

The following four Research Assistants were worked in this Research Project:

1. Mr. Arroj Ahmad Khan

2. Mr. Zahid Mir

3. Ms. Ayesha Rehman

4. Mr. Muhammad Amir Shabbir

 

2. Higher education Commission, under National Research Programme for Universities (NRPU) had granted research project as Co-Principal Investigator of PKR 0.19 Million in March 2017 for three years and it was completed on May 2020.

The funded research Project was focused on "Study of Electrostatic Modes in Semiconductor Plasmas"

 

Ph.D Scholars:

The following Ph.D scholars have been completed their Ph.D under my co-supervision:

1. Mr. Arroj Ahmad Khan (Completed)

2. Ms. Areeb Fatima (Completed)

3. Mr. Zahid Mir (Completed)

4. Ms. Ayesha Rehman (Completed)

 

The following Ph.D scholar is registered under my supervision:

1. Mr. Ahsan Javed (In progress)

 

The following research publications are published, during my Job in COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus, Lahore:

Publications:

Journal Papers:
1. Abu Bakar, A. Afaq , Muhammad Shoaib, A. Dahshan, and Muhammad Asif* (2022), "Ab-initio study for the elastic stability, mechanical, electronic and optical properties of RuCrX (X=Si, Ge, Sn) half Heusler alloys", Physica Scripta, pp: 075801, Vol: 97, Issue: 07, ISSN: 1402-4896   
2. Muhammad Hamza, Atiq ur Rehman, Ihsan Ali, Muhammad Asif, Mukhtar Ahmad (2022), "Detailed analysis of lanthanum impact on structural, morphological and magnetic properties of manganese spinel ferrites MnLaxFe2-xO4 x = (0.0, 0.1, 0.2) synthesized through hydrothermal technique ", Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials , pp: 169852, Vol: 564, Issue: December, ISSN: 0304-8853   
3. Abu Bakar*, Ayash O.Alrashdi, Mohammed M.Fadhali, A.Afaq, H.A.Yakoute and Muhammad Asif** (2022), "Effect of pressure on structural, elastic and mechanical properties of cubic perovskites XCoO3 (X = Nd, Pr) from first-principles investigations", Journal of Materials Research and Technology, , pp: 4233-4241, Vol: 19, Issue: July–August, ISSN: 2238-7854   
4. Ali Raza, A.Afaq, M. Salman Kiani, Maqsood Ahmed, Abu Bakar*, Muhammad Asif** (2022), "First-principles calculations to investigate elastomechanical and opto-electronic properties of pyrochlore oxides X2Zr2O7 (X=La, Nd)", Journal of Materials Research and Technology, pp: 5005-5018, Vol: 18, Issue: May–June, ISSN: 2238-7854  Abstract 
5. Mukhtar Ahmad, Muhammad Shahid, Yousef Mohammed Alanazi, Atiq ur Rehman*, Muahmmad Asif**, Charles W.Dunnill (2022), "Lithium ferrite (Li0.5Fe2.5O4): synthesis, structural, morphological and magnetic evaluation for storage devices", Journal of Materials Research and Technology , pp: 3386-3395, Vol: 18, Issue: May–June , ISSN: 2238-7854  Abstract 
6. Abu Bakar, A. Afaq, Sidra Latif, Aneeza Iftikhar, Muhammad Asif* (2021), "A comprehensive study of titanium-doped tin oxide rutile for structural and optical properties", Physica B: Condensed Matter, pp: 413210, Vol: 619, Issue: 15 Oct 2021, ISSN: 0921-4526   
7. Abu Bakar,  A. Afaq,  Muhammad Ahmed,  Aneeqa Bashir, Muhammad Asif* (2021), "Optoelectronic Properties of CuCoMnZ (Z=Si, Sn, Sb): A DFT Study ", Journal of Electronic Materials, pp: 4006–4015, Vol: 50, Issue: 7, Standard: 0361-5235    (External URL)
8. Zahid Mir, A. Rasheed , Arroj A. Khan, M. Asif* and M. Jamil (2021), "Streaming effects on dust ion acoustic wave in dense quantized plasmas", International Journal of Modern Physics B, pp: 2150049 , Vol: 35, Issue: 4, Standard: 0217-9792    (External URL)
9. A. Jamil, Nawaz Muhammad, G. Murtaza and Muhammad Asif (2021), "Systematic investigation of magnetic, optical and transport properties of RTX (R = Rare earth, T = 3d=4d and X = p-block elements) for thermoelectric applications", International Journal of Modern Physics B , pp: 2150212, Vol: 35, Issue: 20, ISSN: 0217-9792    
10. H. Bushra Munir, A. Afaq, Abu Bakar, Najm ul Aarifeen, Farid Ullah, Rida Fatima and Muhammad Asif* (2021), "Theoretical predictions of structural electronic and optical properties of vanadium ferrite", Modern Physics Letters B, pp: 2150387 , Vol: 35, Issue: 23, ISSN: 0217-9849   
11. Muhammad Ahmed, A. Afaq and Abu Bakar, Muhammad Asif* (2020), "Density functional study of CoFeCrZ (Z = Al, Si, Ga, Ge) quaternary Heusler alloys for phonon spectra", International Journal of Modern Physics B, pp: 2050215 (1-7), Vol: 34, Issue: 25 , Standard: 0217-9792  Abstract 
12. Mukhtar Ahmad, Rizwan Ali, Atiq ur Rehman, Akbar Ali, Ishrat Sultana, Ihsan Ali and Muhammad Asif* (2020), "Insight into the Structural, Electrical, and Magnetic Properties of Al-Substituted BiFeO3 Synthesised by the Sol–Gel Method", Zeitschrift für Naturforschung A (A Journal of Physical Sciences), pp: 249, Vol: 75, Issue: 3 , Standard: 1865-7109   Abstract 
13. Abu Bakar, A. Afaq, M. Faizan Khan, Najm ul Aarifeen, M. Imran Jamil and Muhammad Asif* (2020), "Insight into the structural, vibrational and thermodynamic properties of SmX (X = S, Se, Te) chalcogenides: First-principles investigations", Physica B: Condensed Matter , pp: 411715, Vol: 576, , Issue: 1 January 2020, , Standard: 0921-4526  Abstract 
14. M Jamil , M Ilyas , A Rasheed , R Ayesha , M Asif and M Shahid (2020), "Oblique waveguide instability in quantum plasmas", Physica Scripta, pp: 115601 (1-7), Vol: 95 , Issue: 11, Standard: 0031-8949  Abstract 
15. Abu Bakar, Maaz Afzal, Muzaffar Bashir, A. Afaq, Aneeza Iftikhar, Fahad Aziz and Muhammad Asif* (2019), "Computational investigations of MnNiCuSb alloy for structural, elasto-mechanical and vibrational properties", Modern Physics Letters B, pp: 1950276, Vol: 33, Issue: 23, Standard: 0217-9849   Abstract 
16. Aneeza Iftikhar, A. Afaq, Iftikhar Ahmad, Abu Bakar, H. Bushra Munir, Najm ul Aarifeen and Muhammad Asif* (2019), "Computational Study of Ru2TiZ (Z = Si, Ge, Sn) for Structural, Mechanical and Vibrational Properties", Zeitschrift für Naturforschung A (A Journal of Physical Sciences), pp: 545, Vol: 74, Issue: 6, Standard: 1865-7109  Abstract 
17. A. Afaq, Ayesha Asif, Abu Bakar, M. Rizwan, H. Bushra Munir, M. B. Shanian and Muhammad Asif* (2019), "DFT study of CuCoMnX (X = Si, Sn, Sb) quaternary Heusler alloys for phonon spectra", Modern Physics Letters B, pp: 1950155, Vol: 33 , Issue: 12 , Standard: 0217-9849  Abstract 
18. N. Amin, M. I. Arshad, M. Ajaz-un-Nabi, K. Mahmood, M. Z. Iqbal, A. Ali, M. T. Wahla, M. Sharif, M. Asif, N. Sabar, S. Ikram, M. R. Ahmad, Z. Farooq, K. Hussain, A. Bibi, G. Mustafa* (2019), "Effect of Cd2+ ions insertion on structural, optical and electrical properties of Zn0.3Co0.7-xCdxFe2O4 (0 = x = 0.7) ferrites", Journal of Ovonic Research , pp: 27 - 35 , Vol: 15 , Issue: 1, Standard: ISSN 1584 - 9953   Abstract 
19. K. Hussain, N. Amin, M. Ajaz-Un-Nabi, A. Ali, K. Mahmood, G. Mustafa, M. Sharif, M. S. Hasan, N. Sabir, S. Ali, F. Jabeen, M. Asif, M. I. Arshad (2019), " Investigation of structural and electrical properties of Ce3+ ions substituted Cd-Co ferrites ", Digest Journal of Nanomaterials and Biostructures, pp: 85 - 92, Vol: 14, Issue: 1, Standard: 1842-3582  Abstract 
20. Mukhtar Ahmad, Jawaria Shaheen, Waseem Abbas Hashmi, Majid Niaz Akhtar and Muhammad Asif* (2019), "Structural, magnetic and high frequency (1–6 GHz) parameters of Sr-substituted BaFe2O4 monoferrites synthesized by sol–gel method", Modern Physics Letters B, pp: 1950219, Vol: 33 , Issue: 19   Abstract 
21. Ahmad Afaq, Abu Bakar, Muhammad Asif* and Bashir Tahir (2018), "Elastic and mechanical properties of AlZr3, AlCu3 and AlCu2Zr: First principles study", International Journal of Modern Physics B, pp: 1850300 (1-8), Vol: 32, Issue: 27, Standard: 0217-9792   Abstract 
22. Ghulam Mustafa, Najm ul Aarifeen, Ahmad Afaq, Muhammad Asif* (2018), "Electronic and magnetic properties of BaUO3 by modified Becke–Johnson (mBJ) functional", Modern Physics Letters B, pp: 1850164, Vol: 32, Issue: 15, Standard: 0217-9849  Abstract 
23. M. A. Un Nabi, M. Sharif, G. Mustafa, A. Ali, K. Mahmood, N. ALi, N. Amin, M. R. Ahmad, N. Sabir, M. Asif, K. Hussain, M. S. Hasan, M. I. Arshad (2018), "Structural and thermoelectric power studies of Sm3+-substituted Li-Ni-spinel ferrite ", Digest Journal of Nanomaterials and Biostructures, pp: 1111-1116, Vol: 13, Issue: 4, Standard: 1842-3582  Abstract 
24. H. Anwar, H. Akhtar*, M. U. Aslam, N. Amin, M. R. Sallem, G. Murtaza, M. Asif, A. Ali, M. Hussain, G. Mustafa (2018), "Structural Phase Evolution and Dielectric response in (BiFeO3) Multiferroic Oxide", Journal of Ovonic Research, pp: 93-100, Vol: 14, Issue: 2, Standard: 1584 - 9953   Abstract 
25. G. Mustafa, M. U. Islam, H. Anwar, M. Asif, M. I. Arshad, N. Sabar, M. R. Ahmad, G. Murtaza, M. A. Bashart, A. Ali, M. R. Saleem, H. Akhtar * (2018), "Synthesis, structural, optical and magnetic properties of ZnxCu0.5-xNi0.5Fe2O4 ferrites by CO-precipitation method ", Journal of Ovonic Research, pp: 261 - 267, Vol: 14, Issue: 4, Standard: 1584 - 9953   Abstract 
26. Ghulam Mustafa, Ahmad Afaq, Najm Ul Aarifeen, Muhammad Asif*, Jamil Ahmad, Khalid Mahmood Ashraf, Muhammad Shafiq, Muhammad Ashraf and Muhammad Akmal (2018), "Theoretical study of thermodynamic properties for SmAlO3 under the effects of pressure and temperature", International Journal of Modern Physics B, pp: 1850247 (1-10), Vol: 32, Issue: 23, Standard: 0217-9792   Abstract 
27. M. Jamil, R. Ayesha, A. Rasheed, Z. Iqbal, and M. Asif (2018), "Waveguide instability in streaming e-p-i dense plasmas", PHYSICS OF PLASMAS , pp: 062124 (1- 6), Vol: 25, Issue: 06, Standard: 1070-664X    
28. Muhammad Asif et al., (2017), "Effects of internal inductance on the Shafranov parameter by using the solution of equilibrium problem", Modern Physics Letters B , pp: 1750078 [5 pages], Vol: 31, Issue: 7, Standard: 0217-9849  Abstract 
29. Arroj A. Khan, I. Zeba, M. Jamil, and M. Asif (2017), "Oscillatory wake potential with exchange-correlation in plasmas", PHYSICS OF PLASMAS , pp: 123708 (1-7), Vol: 24, Issue: 12, Standard: 1070-664X   Abstract 
30. Zahid Mir, M. Jamil, A. Rasheed, M. Asif (2017), "Shear Alfvén Wave with Quantum Exchange-Correlation Effects in Plasmas", Zeitschrift für Naturforschung A (A Journal of Physical Sciences), pp: 891, Vol: 72, Issue: 10, Standard: 1865-7109  Abstract 
31. Muhammad Asif et al., (2017), "Theoretical calculation of electron density and temperature in the edge of tokamak", Modern Physics Letters B , pp: 1750196, Vol: 31, Issue: 17, Standard: 0217-9849  Abstract 
32. M. Asif (2016), "Effects of internal inductance on the energy confinement time by using the solution of equilibrium problem", Modern Physics Letters B, pp: 1650211, Vol: 30, Issue: 17, Standard: 0217-9849  Abstract 
33. A. Afaq, A. Iqbal, A. Iftikhar, and M. Asif (2016), "Photodetachment spectrum of hydrogen negative ion near a spherical surface", Canadian Journal of Physics , pp: 226-230, Vol: 94, Issue: 2, Standard: 0008-4204  Abstract 
34. Muhammad Asif, Mabruka Mohamed, Eun-Jin Kim (2016), "Study of improved confinement by a stepwise increase of the input heating power for tokamak plasmas", Modern Physics Letters B, pp: 1650316(11 Pages), Vol: 30, Issue: 24, Standard: 0217-9849  Abstract 
35. M. Jamil, Zahid Mir, M. Asif, and M. Salimullah (2014), "Jeans stability in collisional quantum dusty magnetoplasmas", Physics of Plasmas, pp: 092111 (1-4), Vol: 21, Issue: 09, Standard: 1070-664X  Abstract 
36. M. Asif • The HT-7 Team (2014), "Study of Energy Confinement Time by the Analytical Solution of Grad–Shafranov Equation with Lithium Limiter for Circular Cross-Section Tokamak", Journal of Fusion Energy , pp: 449–452, Vol: 33, Issue: 4, Standard: ISSN: 0164-0313   Abstract 
37. M. Asif et al ., (2014), "Study of the poloidal beta and internal inductance by solving the simplest Grad-Shafranov equation for a tokamak with a circular cross section", Journal of Applied Mechanics and Technical Physics, pp: 927–933, Vol: 55, Issue: 6, Standard: 0021-8944  Abstract 
38. M. Asif • The HT-7 Team (2014), "Theoretical Calculation of Effective Ionic Charge with Lithium Limiter on HT-7 Tokamak", Journal of Fusion Energy , pp: 444–448, Vol: 33, Issue: 4, Standard: ISSN: 0164-0313   Abstract 
39. M. Asif (2013), "Study of plasma displacement and Bp + li/2 by the simplest Grad-Shafranov equation solution for circular cross section tokamak", Revista Mexicana de Física, pp: 517–520, Vol: 59, Issue: 6, Standard: 0035-001X  Abstract 
40. M.Asif (2012), "Study of magnetic surfaces by the analytical solution of the Grad-Shafranov equation for HT-7 TOKAMAK ", Magnetohydrodynamics , pp: 485-492, Vol: 48, Issue: 3, Standard: 0024-998X  Abstract 
41. M.Asif (2012), "Study of Plasma Position by the Analytical solution of Grad-Shafranov Equation for HT-7 Tokamak", Modern Physics Letters B, pp: 1250117, Vol: 26, Issue: 18, Standard: 0217-9849  Abstract 
42. M. Asif and S. Hussain (2011), "Steady magnetohydrodynamic equations for low-ß Tokamak plasmas ", Magnetohydrodynamics , pp: 219-222, Vol: 47, Issue: 3, Standard: 0024-998X  Abstract 
43. M.Asif (2011), "Study of Shafranov shift by the simplest Grad-Shafranov equation solution for HT-7 superconducting Tokamak.", Magnetohydrodynamics , pp: 11-16, Vol: 47, Issue: 1, Standard: 0024-998X  Abstract 
44. Bashir Ahmed Tahir, Abdul Rashid, M. Asif, A. Afaq, Jali Ali (2009), "Effect of Laser and Mechanical Parameters on Strength of Fiber Bragg Gratings", International Journal of Modern Physics B, pp: 77-85, Vol: 23, Issue: 1, Standard: 1793-6578   Abstract 
45. M. Asif (2009), "Large-Aspect Ratio MHD Equations for Toroidal Plasmas", International Journal of Modern Physics B , pp: 2463-2467, Vol: 23, Issue: 11, Standard: 1793-6578   Abstract 
46. M. Asif (2009), "Relationship between viscosity and conductivity for tokamak plasmas", Brazilian Journal of Physics, pp: 60-61, Vol: 39, Issue: 1, Standard: 0103-9733  Abstract 
47. M. Asif (2008), "Relationship between current density and mass density for ohmic tokamak plasmas", International Journal of Modern Physics B , pp: 5329-5333, Vol: 22 , Issue: 30, Standard: 1793-6578   Abstract 

Qualification

Postdoctoral Research Associate
School of Mathematics and Statistics,University of Sheffield , UK.
Sep 2014 to Feb 2015
   
Ph.D (UCAS)
Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei, Anhui, P. R. China.
Sep 2002 to Jun 2005
   
M.Phil.(QAU)
Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Sep 1993 to Oct 1995
   

Experience

Professor
Department of Physics, COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus, Pakistan.
Jan 2018 to Date
   
Associate Professor
Department of Physics, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore.
Jan 2010 to Dec 2017
   
Assistant Professor
Department of Physics, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore.
Jul 2007 to Jan 2010
   
Senior Scientist
Pakistan Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology (PINSTECH), Islamabad.
Jun 2006 to Jul 2007
   
Lecturer
Higher Education Department, Government of The Punjab
Feb 1996 to Jun 2006
   
Research Associate
Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad.
Oct 1994 to Feb 1996
   

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