Dr. Muhammad Naeem Awais
Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Area of Interest: Resistive Switching Devices (MEMRISTOR), Micro & Nano Device Fabrication and Characterization, Printed Electronics, Electrohydrodynamic (EHD) Printing and Embedded Systems
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007  
HEC approved PhD Supervisor

Dr. Muhammad Naeem Awais has completed his Ph.D. in Mechatronics Engineering with a specialization in Microelectronics from Jeju National University, Jeju, the Republic of Korea in 2013. Prior to his Ph.D. studies, he obtained a Master's in Electrical Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Taxila in 2010 and a Bachelor's in Computer Systems Engineering from Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology (QUEST), Nawabshah in 2003.

During his Ph.D. studies, he worked on the fabrication of resistive switching (memristive) devices through printed electronics and used the fabricated devices for electrical switching and memory applications. The title of his Ph.D. thesis was “Printed Memristive Devices for Electrical Switching and Memory Applications”.

His research interests are as under:

  • Resistive Switching Devices (MEMRISTOR)
  • Micro & Nano Device Fabrication and Characterization
  • Printed Electronics
  • Electrohydrodynamic (EHD) Printing
  • Embedded Systems

Dr. Naeem is currently associated with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore campus since 2013. Prior to his Ph.D. degree, he served the Department of Electrical Engineering, NUCES-FAST Islamabad campus for 4 years from 2006 to 2010.

Graduate Students:

  • Mubeen Zafar, CIIT/FA12-MSEE-023/LHR, “Zinc Oxide Nanowire based Nanogenerator”, Fall 2014
  • Muhammad Usman, CIIT/FA13-MSEE-013/LHR, “Memristor-Transistor based Area and Power Efficient Arithmetic and Logic Unit Design”, Fall 2016
  • Syed Ali Raza, CIIT/FA13-MSEE-018/LHR, “Design of Area and Power Efficient Memristor-Transistor based Hybrid Operational Amplifier for Analog to Digital Converter”, Fall 2017
  • Muneeba Qureshi, CIIT/FA18-REE-020/LHR, “Neuromorphic Memristive Implementation of Quantum Gate by Controlling Quantum Bit through an Atomic Level Quantum Transistor Simulation”, Fall 2020
  • Junaid Razzaq, CIIT/SP19-REE-014/LHR, "Colour Detection Using Memristive Neural Network", Fall 2021
  • Moneeb Ahmad, CIIT/FA20-REE-006/LHR, "AI Enabled Facial Skin Disorder Detection", Spring 2022
  • Hafiz Muhammad Abubaker Shakoor, CIIT/SP19-REE-009/LHR, "Area Efficient Design of Memristor based SRAM Cell for Cache Memory", Fall 2022


  • “Autonomous robotic car” – National Grassroots ICT Research Initiative (NGIRI) 2020 grant
  • “Brain Computer Interface Based Smart Home Control Using EEG Sensors” – National Grassroots ICT Research Initiative (NGIRI) 2014-15 grant
  • “Design and implementation of robust fault detection and augmentation scheme for safety critical plants” – National Research Program for Universities (NRPU) 2014-15 grant under HEC (as a Co-PI)


1. Jin Ho Bae, Kyung Hyun Choi, Yang Hoi Doh, Muhammad Naeem Awais (2014), "OLED DEVICE FOR BOTH-SIDES DISPLAY", Patent No: 1020130072165   
Journal Papers:
1. Mubeen Zafar, Muhammad Naeem Awais, Muhammad Naeem Shehzad, Abbas Javed (2022), "CEVGMM: Computationally Efficient Versatile Generic Memristor Model", IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, ISSN: 1063-8210, DOI: 10.1109/TVLSI.2022.3194251, Impact Factor: 2.775    (External URL)
2. Mubeen Zafar, Muhammad Naeem Awais, Muhammad Naeem Shehzad (2022), "Computationally efficient memristor model based on Hann window function", Microelectronics Journal, DOI: 10.1016/j.mejo.2022.105476, Impact Factor: 1.605    (External URL)
3. Muhammad Naeem Awais and Muhammad Naeem Shehzad (2019), "Prediction of the Current-Voltage Characteristics and the Bipolar Resistive Switching Mechanism in Polymer-Based Sandwiched Structures", Journal of the Korean Physical Society, pp: 1-6, Vol: 75, ISSN: 0374-4884, Impact Factor: 0.630    (External URL)
4. Raffay Rizwan, Muhammad Naeem Shehzad and Muhammad Naeem Awais (2019), "Quadcopter-Based Rapid Response First-Aid Unit with Live Video Monitoring", Drones, pp: 1-18, Vol: 3, ISSN: 2504-446X    (External URL)
5. Muhammad Naeem Shehzad, Qaisar Bashir, Ghufran Ahmad, Adeel Anjum, Muhammad Naeem Awais, Umar Manzoor, Zeeshan Azmat Shaikh, Muhammad A Balubaid and Tanzila Saba (2019), "Thermal-aware resource allocation in earliest deadline first using fluid scheduling", International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, pp: 1-11, Vol: 15, Issue: 3, ISSN: 1550-1477, Impact Factor: 1.614    (External URL)
6. Qaisar Bashir, M.Naeem Shehzad, M.Naeem Awais, Umer Farooq, Mirza Tariq Hamayun, Irfan Ali (2018), "A scheduling based energy-aware core switching technique to avoid thermal threshold values in multi-core processing systems", Microprocessors and Microsystems, pp: 296~305, Vol: 61, ISSN: 0141-9331, Impact Factor: 1.045    (External URL)
7. Qaisar Bashir, Muhammad Naeem Shehzad, Muhammad Naeem Awais, Sobia Baig, Muhammad Ghaffar Dogar, Aamir Rashid (2018), "An online temperature-aware scheduling technique to avoid thermal emergencies in multiprocessor systems", Computers & Electrical Engineering, pp: 83-98, Vol: 70, ISSN: 0045-7906, Impact Factor: 2.189    (External URL)
8. Mubeen Zafar, Muhammad Naeem Awais, Muhammad Asif Hassan, Aamir Razaq, and Amin Gul (2017), "Fabrication and characterization of piezoelectric nanogenerator based on Al/ZnO/Au structure", Microelectronics International, pp: 35-39, Vol: 34, Issue: 1, Standard: 1356-5362, Impact Factor: 0.840   
9. M. Hassan Aslam · Umer Farooq · Muhammad Naeem Awais · M. Khurram Bhatti · Naeem Shehzad (2016), "Exploring the Effect of LUT Size on the Area and Power Consumption of a Novel Memristor-Transistor Hybrid FPGA Architecture", Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, pp: 1-15, Vol: 41, Standard: 2193-567X, Impact Factor: 1.518   
10. Muhammad Naeem Awais, Maria Mustafa, Muhammad Naeem Shehzad, Umer Farooq, Mirza Tariq Hamayun, and Kyung Hyun Choi (2016), "Resistive-Switching and Current-Conduction Mechanisms in F8BT Polymer Resistive Switch", Micro & Nano Letters, pp: 712–714, Vol: 11, Issue: 11, Standard: 1750-0443, Impact Factor: 0.975   
11. Muhammad Naeem Awais and Kyung Hyun Choi (2015), "Resistive switching mechanism in printed non-volatile Ag/ZrO2/ITO sandwiched structure", Electronics Letters, pp: 2147~2149, Vol: 51, Issue: 25, Standard: 0013-5194, Impact Factor: 1.343   
12. Muhammad Naeem Awais and Kyung-Hyun Choi (2014), "Resistive switching and current conduction mechanism in full organic resistive switch with the sandwich structure of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrenesulfonate)/poly(4-vinylphenol)/poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrenesulfonate)", Electronic Materials Letters, pp: 601~606, Vol: 10, Standard: 1738-8090, Impact Factor: 1.881   
13. Muhammad Naeem Awais, Nauman M Muhammad, Navaneethan Duraisamy, Hyung Chan Kim, Jeongdai Jo, and Kyung-hyun Choi (2013), "Fabrication of ZrO2 Layer through Electrohydrodynamic Atomization for the Printed Resistive Switch (Memristor)", Microelectronic Engineering, pp: 167~172, Vol: 103, Standard: 0167-9317, Impact Factor: 1.654   
14. Kyung-hyun Choi, Navaneethan Duraisamy, Awais Muhammad Naeem, Nauman Malik Muhammad, Hyung-Chan Kim, and Jeongdai Jo (2013), "Investigation on switching behavior of ZrO2 thin film for memory device applications ", Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, pp: 1285~1291, Vol: 16, Standard: 1369-8001, Impact Factor: 2.722   
15. Muhammad Naeem Awais and Kyung-Hyun Choi (2013), "Memristive Behavior in Electrohydrodynamic Atomized Layers of Poly[2-Methoxy-5-(2'-Ethylhexyloxy)-(P-Phenylenevinylene)] for Next Generation Printed Electronics", Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, pp: 05DA05-1~5, Vol: 52, Standard: 0021-4922, Impact Factor: 1.471   
16. Muhammad Naeem Awais, Jeong-Dai Jo, and Kyung-Hyun Choi (2013), "Negative Differential Resistive Switching in Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrenesulfonate) Thin Film through Electrohydrodynamic Atomization", Applied Physics A, pp: 89~96, Vol: 113, Standard: 0947-8396 , Impact Factor: 1.784   
17. Muhammad Naeem Awais and Kyung-Hyun Choi (2013), "Resistive Switching in a Printed Nanolayer of Poly (4-vinylphenol) (PVP)", Journal of Electronic Materials, pp: 1202~1208, Vol: 42, Standard: 0361-5235, Impact Factor: 1.676   
18. Muhammad Naeem Awais, Hyung Chan Kim, Yang Hui Doh, and Kyung-Hyun Choi (2013), "ZrO2 Flexible Printed Resistive (Memristive) Switch through Electrohydrodynamic Printing Process ", Thin Solid Films, pp: 308~312, Vol: 536, Standard: 0040-6090, Impact Factor: 1.888   
19. Maria Mustafa, Muhammad Naeem Awais, Ganeshthangaraj Poonia, and Kyung Hyun Choi (2012), "Electrospray Deposition of Graphene Oxide Thin Film, its characterization and investigation of its resistive switching performance", Journal of the Korean Physical Society, pp: 470~475, Vol: 61, Issue: 3, Standard: 0374-4884, Impact Factor: 0.630   
20. Nauman Malik Muhammad, Awais Muhammad Naeem, Navaneethan Duraisamy, Dong-Soo Kim, and Kyung-Hyun Choi (2012), "Fabrication of high quality zinc-oxide layers through electrohydrodynamic atomization", Thin Solid Films, pp: 1751~1756, Vol: 520, Issue: 6, Standard: 0040-6090, Impact Factor: 1.888   
21. Kyung-Hyun Choi and Muhammad Naeem Awais (2012), "Versatile Resistive Switching (Memristive) Behavior in an ITO/ZrO2/Ag Sandwich Fabricated Using Electrohydrodynamic Printing ", Journal of the Korean Physical Society, pp: 119~123, Vol: 61, Issue: 1, Standard: 0374-4884, Impact Factor: 0.630   
Conference Papers:
1. Kyung Hyun Choi, Muhammad Naeem Awais, Hyung Chan Kim, and Yang Hui Doh (2012) "Cost-effective Printed Memristor Fabrication and Analysis", Cellular Nanoscale Networks and Their Applications (CNNA), 2012 13th International Workshop on Cellular Nanoscale Networks and their Applications, pp: 1~4   
2. Kyung Hyun Choi, Muhammad Naeem Awais, Hyung Chan Kim, and Yang Hui Doh (2012) "Flexible Memristor Fabrication for Printed Electronics", International Conference Microelectronics and Plasma Technology (ICMAP)   
3. Kyung Hyun Choi, Muhammad Naeem Awais, and Yang Hui Doh (2012) "Memristive Behavior in Electrohydrodynamic Atomized Layers of MEH:PPV for Next Generation Flexible Electronics ", The 2012 International Conference on Flexible and Printed Electronics (ICFPE2012)   
4. Muhammad Naeem Awais, Nauman Malik Muhammad, Duraisamy Navaneethan, Dong-Soo Kim, Hyung Chan Kim, and Kyung Hyun Choi (2011) "Deposition of Non-stoichiometric ZrO2 Thin Film through Electrohydrodynamic Atomization", NANO KOREA 2011 Symposium   
5. Muhammad Naeem Awais, Yang Hui Doh, Ki Rin Kwon, and Kyung Hyun Choi (2011) "Patterning of Ag Electrode for the Printed Memristor through Electrohydrodynamic Printing Technique ", Korea Society of Manufacturing Systems 2011 Spring Conference, pp: 209~210   


Ph.D. (Mechatronics Engineering)
Jeju National University, Republic of Korea
Sep 2010 to Aug 2013
M.S. (Electrical Engineering)
University of Engineering & Technology Taxila, Pakistan
Sep 2007 to Jun 2010
B.E. (Computer Systems Engineering)
Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science & Technology Nawabshah, Pakistan
Aug 1998 to Jul 2003


Associate Professor
COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus
Mar 2021 to Date
Assistant Professor
COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus
Aug 2013 to Mar 2021
National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NUCES-FAST) Islamabad
Aug 2006 to Jul 2010
M.C.B. Bank Ltd.
Aug 2004 to Aug 2006
Trainee Engineer
Nishat Mills Ltd.
Jan 2004 to Jun 2004
Nishat Mills Ltd.
Jun 2002 to Jul 2002

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