Dr. Abdul Sattar
Assistant Professor, Physics
Area of Interest: Nanotechnology
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007   (110)
HEC approved PhD Supervisor

Currently I am working on Self Assembled Monolayers studies using Scanning Tunnelling Microscope (STM). My interest to molecular elctronics and SAMs began with my density functional theory (DFT) studies of atomic wires and molecular devices. I started my research carrier during my MPhil at University of Engineering and Technology Lahore Pakistan, where I was working on thin film fabrication using Pulsed Laser Deposition Technique (PLD). After that I moved to New Zealand where I continued my work in nanotechnoogy at University of Canterbury. During My PhD I studied electronic properties espacially switching behaviour in percolating films of atomic slusters and physical propetries such as coalescence and structure of such films. I had a chance to broaden my field and exposure dring my stay at IBM Almaden USA. Where I worked on Block Copolymer Self assembly. My interest in charge transport properties in nanostructures continued when I joined COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Lahore as an assistant professor in 2012. However, to learn underlying physics I started to dig deaper using DFT technique using ATK (Atomistix tool kit). My group explored the atomic and molecular devices such as gold atomic wire and various oligomers. To apply these results in actual world our group tuned attention towards STM. We are in process of building one in our lab and have bought nanosurf easy scan 2 for this puropose in 2018. The journey of learing and exploration continues...


Journal Papers:
1. Abdul Sattar; Raja J amjad, Ph.D; sumaira Yasmeen; Hafsa javed; hasan Mahmood; Azmat Iqbal; Reza Dousti (2016), "The effect of semi-infinite crystalline electrodes on transmission of gold atomic wires using DFT", Physica E, pp: tba, Vol: tba, Issue: tba, Impact Factor: 2   
2. Q. U. A. Javed, H. Abbas, H. Mahmood, A. Sattar, F. P. Wang, M. A. Kamran, M.Y. Rafique, A. M. Toufiq (2015), "11. Morphology-Controlled Synthesis of Single Crystalline a-Mn2O3 Sea-Urchins Assembled with Pen-Type Nanoneedles and Broad Absorption Spectrum", Journal of Nano Research, pp: 38, Vol: 33   
3. A. Usman , M. S. Rafique , S. F. Shaukat, S. Anjum , H. Latif, A. Sattar (2015), "12. Morphology, structural and electrical transport properties of graphite based multilayer thin films", Digest Journal of Nanomaterials and Biostructures , pp: 915, Vol: 10, Issue: 3   
4. Abdul Sattar, Raja J Amjad, Hasan Mahmood, Majid Niaz Akhtar, Hamid Latif, M. Khalid, Arslan Usman, Muhammad Imran and Azmat Iqbal (2015), "Study of morphology formation of near threshold percolating metallic nanoparticle thinfilms showing non ohmic conductance", Journal of Ovonic research, pp: 113, Vol: 11, Issue: 3, Impact Factor: 0.5   
5. M N Akhtar, N Yahya, A Sattar, M Ahmad, M Idrees, M H Asif, and M A Khan. (2014), "Investigations of Structural and Magnetic Properties of Nanostructured Ni0. 5+ xZn0.5-xFe2O4 Magnetic Feeders for CSEM Application,", International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, Impact Factor: 1.215   
6. M N Akhtar, N Nasir, M Kashif, N Yahya, M Ahmad, G Murtaza, M Azhar Khan, M. H. Asif, A Sattar, R Raza, M Saleem, S. N. Khan (2014), "Mn0.8Zn0.2Fe2O4 nanoparticulates spinel ferrites: Anapproach to enhance the antenna field strength for improved magnitude versus offset (MVO)", Progress in Natural Science: Materials International, pp: 364, Vol: 24, Impact Factor: 1.143   
7. R J Amjad, M R Dousti, M RSahar, S F Shaukat, H Mahmood, A Sattar, F Nawaz, (2014), "Plasmon enhanced scattering and fluorescence in amorphous matrix,", Int. J. Mater. Res. (formerly Z. Metallkd.), pp: 1136, Vol: 105, Impact Factor: 1.815   
8. Hamid Latif, M. Shahid Rafique, M. Khaleeq-ur-Rahaman, Abdul Sattar, S. Anjum, A.Usman, S. Zaheer and R. S. Rawat (2014), "Surface modification of platinum by laser-produced X-rays,", Radiation Effects & Defects in Solids, Impact Factor: 1.815   
9. A Sattar, S Fostner and S A Brown (2013), "Quantized conductance and switching in percolating nanoparticle films", Physical Review Letters, pp: 136808, Vol: 111 , Impact Factor: 7.728   
10. Pierre Y. Convers, , A Sattar, S Brown, , S C. Hendy, (2011), "Power law fitting procedures: The electrical conductance of coalescing nanocluster films", Journal of Applied Physics, pp: 01497, Vol: 109, Impact Factor: 2.185   
11. P Y Convers, D N. McCarthy, A Sattar, F Natali, S C Hendy, S A Brown (2010), "Electrical signature of nanoscale coalescence in a percolating Bi nanocluster film", Physical Review B, pp: 115409, Vol: 82, Impact Factor: 3.664   
12. H Latif, M S Rafique, M Khaleeq-ur-Rahman, R S Rawat, A Sattar, S Naseem, P Lee (2008), "Impact of Laser Produced X-rays on the Surface of Gold", Applied Surface Scienc, pp: 7505, Vol: 254, Impact Factor: 2.112   
Conference Papers:
1. A Sattar, P Convers, S A Brown (2009) "Coalescence of Pb and Sn nanoclusters in percolating films, ", AMN-4 , Advanced Materials & Nanotechnology, pp: 133, Vol: 1151   


University of Canterbury, New Zealand
University of Engineering & Technology Lahore, Pakistan
University of Engineering & Technology Lahore , Pakistan


Assistant Professor
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Lahore
Aug 2012 to Date
Visiting Researcher
IBM Research Almaden, California USA
Mar 2010 to Aug 2010
Punjab University (PUCIT)
Aug 2007 to Feb 2008
Punjab University (PUCIT)
Aug 2007 to Feb 2008

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