Dr. Muhammad Zubair
Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Area of Interest: General Relativity and Cosmology
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007   (110)
HEC approved PhD Supervisor

In 2014, Dr. Muhammad Zubair completed his PhD in the field of General Relativity and Cosmology from Department of Mathematics, University of the Punjab Lahore, Pakistan. He has published/accepted 55 research papers in ISI impact factor journals of International repute with cumulative impact factor 152.  He has explored various issues in the fields of thermodynamics, stability of compact objects, anisotropic stars, cosmic evolution in the light of different dark energy models and modified theories of gravity.  He has successfully completed his projects in the field of modified theories of gravity. He has attended different workshops, seminars and conferences and presented valuable talks. He is also acting as a referee for International journals. He has visited National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing as invited researcher. He also has been granted the outstanding research award in the category of best research paper for the year 2012 by HEC Pakistan and the title of the paper is “Thermodynamics in f(R, T) theory of gravity” published in  Journal of COSMOLOGY AND ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS . In 2017, he has been awarded the "Research Productivity Award 2016-17" by Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST) in the category "A”.  He has been ranked at 15th position all over the Pakistan and 2nd in CIIT family.

Research Interests:

Dark Energy, Dark Matter, Modified Gravitational Theories, Wormholes, Compact Objects and Black Holes.

Research Projects:

Title: SOME COSMIC ASPECTS IN ALTERNATIVE THEORIES OF GRAVITY
Role: Principal Investigator
Awarding Body: Higher Education Commission of Pakistan
Duration: April 2017 – April 2019
Amount: Pak Rupees 1.6 million

International Research Collaborations:

Department of Mathematics, University College London, UK.

PhD and MS Research Supervision:

  • Former PhD students
  • Ifra Noureen: University of Management and Technology, Lahore (co-supervision)

        PhD Thesis: Dynamical Analysis of Compact objects in f(R) and f(R,T) Theories (November 11, 2016)                  

  • Current PhD students
  1. Ms. Farzana Kouser: Some Cosmological Implications of Extended Scalar Tensor Theories
  2. Mr. Syed Sibt-e-Hassan: TBA
  3. Ms. Anie Muneer: TBA 
  • Former MS students
  1. Mr. Syed Muhammad Ali Hassan, MS Thesis: Evolution of Anisotropic Cosmic Models in f(R,T) Gravity  (June, 2016)
  2. Mr. Yasir Ahmad, MS Thesis: Existence of Wormholes in f(R,T) Gravity (June, 2016)
  3. Ms. Hina Azmat, MS Thesis: Dynamical analysis of self-gravitating cylindrical objects in f(R,T) Gravity (June, 2017)
  4. Mr. Ghulam Mustafa, MS Thesis: Non-commutative Wormhole Solutions in  f(R,T)  Gravity (June, 2017)
  • Current MS students
  1. Mr. Muhammad Zeeshan, MS Thesis: Cosmological Evolution in the Background of Non-Minimally Coupled Gravity
  2. Ms. Maham Lodhi, MS Thesis: TBA
  3. Ms. Syeda Ume Banin, MS Thesis: TBA

Courses Taught:

  • Linear Algebra
  • Calculus And Analytic Geometry
  • Classical Mechanics
  • Analytical Dynamics
  • General Relativity
  • Relativistic Theory of Black Holes

Conferences and Seminars/Talks:

  • 4th UMT International Conference on Pure and Applied Mathematics, UMT Lahore , (March 31-April 02, 2018)

         Talk Title: “Existence of wormholes in f(R,T) theory of gravity”

  • Workshop on Relativistic Astrophysics and Cosmology, CIIT Lahore (Nov: 24-25, 2016)

         COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore

  •  Vth Italian-Pakistani Workshop on Relativistic Astrophysics, University of Salento Lecce, Italy (July: 21-23, 2016)

         Talk Title: Cosmological Evolution with Collisional fluid in modified theories"

  • 14th Regional Conference on Mathematical Physics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad  (Nov: 09-14, 2015)

        Talk Title: Cosmological Reconstruction in f(R,T) theory of gravity"

  • International Conference on Relativistic Astrophysics, University of the Punjab Lahore, (Feb: 10-14, 2015)             

        Talk Title: Energy Constraints in Modified Theories Involving Non-Minimal Matter-Geometry Coupling

  •  Symmetries, Differential Equations and Applications (SDEA – II),     (Jan: 27-30, 2014)                                             School of Natural Sciences (SNS), NUST
  • 6th World Conference on 21st Century Mathematics 2013,   (March: 06-09, 2013)

         Abdus Salam School of Mathematical Sciences, GC University, Lahore.

Publications:

Journal Papers:
1. M. Zubair, Hina Azmat and Ifra Noureen (2018), "Anisotropic stellar filaments evolving under expansion-free condition in f(R, T) gravity", International Journal of Modern Physics D , pp: 1850047, Vol: 27, Standard: 1793-6594, Impact Factor: 2.476    (External URL)
2. Hina Azmat, M. Zubair and I. Noureen (2018), "Dynamics of Shearing Viscous Fluids in f(R,T) gravity", International Journal of Modern Physics D, pp: 1750181, Vol: 27, Standard: 1793-6594, Impact Factor: 2.476    (External URL)
3. Sebastian Bahamonde, M. Zubair and G. Abbas (2018), "Thermodynamics and cosmological reconstruction in f (T , B) gravity", Physics of the Dark Universe, pp: 78-90, Vol: 19, Standard: 2212-6864, Impact Factor: 5.425    (External URL)
4. Ifra Noureen and M. Zubair (2017), "Axially symmetric shear-free fluids in f(R, T) gravity", International Journal of Modern Physics , Vol: D 26 (2017) 1750128. , Impact Factor: 1.963    (External URL)
5. G. Abbas, S.M. Shah and M. Zubair (2017), "Collapse and expansion of plane symmetric charged anisotropic source", Canadian Journal of Physics, pp: 5, Vol: 95, Issue: 2, Standard: 0008-4204, Impact Factor: 0.724    (External URL)
6. M. Zubair, Hina Azmat and Ifra Noureen (2017), "Dynamical analysis of cylindrically symmetric anisotropic sources in f(R,T) gravity", The European Physical Journal C, pp: 10, Vol: 77, Standard: 1434-6052, Impact Factor: 4.912    (External URL)
7. M. Zubair, Ghulam Mustafa, Saira Waheed and G. Abbas (2017), "Existence of Stable wormholes on a non commutative-geometric background in modified gravity", The European Physical Journal C , pp: 680, Vol: 77, Standard: 1434-6052, Impact Factor: 5.331    (External URL)
8. M. Zubair, Sebastian Bahamonde and Mubasher Jamil (2017), "Generalized Second Law of Thermodynamic in Modified Teleparallel Theory", The European Physical Journal C , pp: 472, Vol: 77, Standard: 1434-6052, Impact Factor: 5.331    (External URL)
9. G. Abbas, M.S. Khan, Zahid Ahmad and M. Zubair (2017), "Higher Dimensional Inhomogeneous Perfect Fluid Collapse in f(R) Gravity", The European Physical Journal C , pp: 443, Vol: 77, Standard: 1434-6052, Impact Factor: 5.331    (External URL)
10. M. Zubair, and Farzana Kouser (2017), "Inflationary cosmology for f(R,phi) models with different potentials ", Canadian Journal of Physics , Impact Factor: 0.9   
11. M. Zubair and G. Abbas (2016), "Analytic models of Anisotropic Strange Stars in f(T) Gravity with Off-diagonal tetrad", Astrophysics and Space Science , pp: 14, Vol: 361, Standard: 1572-946X, Impact Factor: 1.678    (External URL)
12. M. Zubair, Syed M. Ali Hassan and Ghulam Abbas (2016), "Bianchi type I and V Solutions in f(R,T) gravity with Time Dependent Deceleration Parameter", Canadian Journal of Physics, pp: 8, Vol: 94, Issue: 12, Standard: 0008-4204, Impact Factor: 0.724    (External URL)
13. M. Zubair and Farzana Kousar (2016), "Cosmological reconstruction and energy bounds in f(R,Raß Raß,?) gravity", The European Physical Journal C, pp: 13, Vol: 76, Standard: 1434-6052, Impact Factor: 4.912    (External URL)
14. M. Zubair and M. Ali Hassan (2016), "Dynamics of Bianchi type I, III and Kantowski-Sachs solutions in f(R,T) gravity", Astrophysics and Space Science , pp: 8, Vol: 361, Standard: 1572-946X, Impact Factor: 1.678    (External URL)
15. M. Zubair, I. H. Sardar, F. Rahaman and G. Abbas (2016), "Interior solutions of fluid sphere in f(R,T ) gravity admitting conformal killing vectors", Astrophysics and Space Science , pp: 6, Vol: 361, Standard: 1572-946X, Impact Factor: 1.678    (External URL)
16. M. Zubair (2016), "Phantom crossing with collisional matter in f(T) gravity", International Journal of Modern Physics D, pp: 14, Vol: 25, Issue: 05, Standard: 1793-6594, Impact Factor: 1.963    (External URL)
17. M. Zubair, G. Abbas and Ifra Noureen (2016), "Possible formation of Compact Stars in f(R,T) gravity", Astrophysics and Space Science , pp: 12, Vol: 361, Standard: 1572-946X, Impact Factor: 1.678    (External URL)
18. M. Zubair and G. Abbas (2016), "Some interior models of compact stars in f(R) gravity", Astrophysics and Space Science , pp: 11, Vol: 361, Standard: 1572-946X, Impact Factor: 1.678    (External URL)
19. M. Zubair, Saira Waheed and Yasir Ahmad (2016), "Static Spherically Symmetric Wormholes in f(R,T) Gravity", The European Physical Journal C, pp: 13, Vol: 76, Standard: 1434-6052, Impact Factor: 4.912    (External URL)
20. M. Zubair, Farzana Kousar and Sebastian Bahamonde (2016), "Thermodynamics in f(R,Raß Raß,?) theory of gravity", Physics of the Dark Universe, pp: 10, Vol: 14, Standard: 2212-6864, Impact Factor: 5.222    (External URL)
21. G. Abbas, Afshan Kanwal and and M. Zubair (2015), "Anisotropic compact stars in f(T) gravity", Astrophysics and Space Science , pp: 10, Vol: 357, Standard: 1572-946X, Impact Factor: 1.678    (External URL)
22. G. Abbas, M. Zubair and G. Mustafa (2015), "Anisotropic Strange Quintessence Stars in f(R) Gravity", Astrophysics and Space Science , pp: 11, Vol: 358, Standard: 1572-946X, Impact Factor: 1.678    (External URL)
23. Ifra Noureen and M. Zubair (2015), "Dynamical instability and expansion free condition in f(R,T) gravity", The European Physical Journal C, pp: 10, Vol: 75, Standard: 1434-6052, Impact Factor: 4.912    (External URL)
24. G. Abbas and M. Zubair (2015), "Dynamics of anisotropic collapsing spheres in Einstein Gauss–Bonnet gravity", Modern Physics Letters A, pp: 8, Vol: 30, Issue: 8, Standard: 1793-6632, Impact Factor: 1.116    (External URL)
25. M. Zubair and Saira Waheed (2015), "Energy conditions in f(T) gravity with non-minimal torsion-matter coupling", Astrophysics and Space Science , pp: 11, Vol: 355, Standard: 1572-946X, Impact Factor: 1.678    (External URL)
26. Saira Waheed and M. Zubair (2015), "Energy Constraints and F(T,T_G) Cosmology", Astrophysics and Space Science , pp: 14, Vol: 359, Standard: 1572-946X, Impact Factor: 1.678    (External URL)
27. M. Zubair and Ifra Noureen (2015), "Evolution of axially symmetric anisotropic sources in f(R,T) gravity", The European Physical Journal C, pp: 9, Vol: 75, Standard: 1434-6052, Impact Factor: 4.912    (External URL)
28. M. Zubair and Abdul Jawad (2015), "Generalized second law of thermodynamics in f(T,T_G) gravity", Astrophysics and Space Science , pp: 14, Vol: 360, Standard: 1572-946X, Impact Factor: 1.678    (External URL)
29. Ifra Noureen, Abdul Aziz Bhatti and M. Zubair (2015), "Impact of Extended Starobinsky Model on Evolution of Anisotropic, Vorticity-free Axially Symmetric Sources", Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics , pp: 17, Vol: 02, Standard: 1475-7516, Impact Factor: 5.634    (External URL)
30. Ifra Noureen and M. Zubair (2015), "On dynamical instability of spherical star in f(R,T) gravity", Astrophysics and Space Science , pp: 10, Vol: 356, Issue: 1, Standard: 1572-946X, Impact Factor: 1.678    (External URL)
31. M. Zubair (2015), "Quintessence and Holographic Dark Energy in f(T) gravity", Advances in High Energy Physics, pp: 10, Vol: 2015, Issue: 292767, Standard: 1687-7357, Impact Factor: 1.839     (External URL)
32. M. Zubair and G. Abbas (2015), "Reconstructing QCD ghost f(R,T) models", Astrophysics and Space Science , pp: 12, Vol: 357, Standard: 1572-946X, Impact Factor: 1.678    (External URL)
33. Ifra Noureen, M. Zubair, Abdul Aziz Bhatti and G. Abbas (2015), "Shear-free Condition and dynamical Instability in f(R,T) gravity", The European Physical Journal C, pp: 8, Vol: 75, Standard: 1434-6052, Impact Factor: 4.912    (External URL)
34. M. Zubair and Saira Waheed (2015), "Thermodynamic study in modified f(T) gravity with cosmological constant regime", Astrophysics and Space Science , pp: 11, Vol: 360, Standard: 1572-946X, Impact Factor: 1.678    (External URL)
35. M. Sharif and M. Zubair (2014), "Cosmological evolution of pilgrim dark energy", Astrophysics and Space Science , pp: 10, Vol: 352, Issue: 1, Standard: 1572-946X, Impact Factor: 1.678    (External URL)
36. M. Sharif and M. Zubair (2014), "Cosmological Reconstruction and Stability in f(R,T) Gravity", General Relativity and Gravitation, pp: 30, Vol: 46, Standard: 1572-9532, Impact Factor: 1.668    (External URL)
37. M. Sharif and M. Zubair (2014), "Reconstructing f(R) theory from Pilgrim Dark Energy", Astrophysics and Space Science , pp: 7, Vol: 353, Issue: 2, Standard: 1572-946X, Impact Factor: 1.678    (External URL)
38. M. Sharif and M. Zubair (2014), "Reconstruction and Stability of f(R,T) Gravity with Ricci and Modified Ricci Dark Energy", Astrophysics and Space Science , pp: 9, Vol: 349, Issue: 1, Standard: 1572-946X, Impact Factor: 1.678    (External URL)
39. M. Sharif and M. Zubair (2014), "Study of Bianchi I Anisotropic Model in f(R,T) Gravity", Astrophysics and Space Science , pp: 9, Vol: 349, Issue: 1, Standard: 1572-946X, Impact Factor: 1.678    (External URL)
40. M. Sharif and M. Zubair (2013), "Analysis of f(R) Theory Corresponding to NADE and NHDE", Advances in High Energy Physics, pp: 10, Vol: 2013, Issue: 790967, Standard: 1687-7357, Impact Factor: 1.839     (External URL)
41. M. Sharif and M. Zubair (2013), "Cosmology of Holographic and New Agegraphic f(R,T) Models", Journal of the Physical Society of Japan , pp: 10, Vol: 82, Issue: 6, Standard: 1347-4073, Impact Factor: 1.559    (External URL)
42. M. Sharif and M. Zubair (2013), "Energy Conditions Constraints and Stability of Power Law Solutions in f(R,T) Gravity", Journal of the Physical Society of Japan , pp: 9, Vol: 82, Issue: 1, Standard: 1347-4073, Impact Factor: 1.559    (External URL)
43. M. Sharif and M. Zubair (2013), "Energy conditions in f (R, T, Rµv Tµv) gravity", Journal of High Energy Physics, pp: 21, Vol: 12, Standard: 1029-8479, Impact Factor: 6.023    (External URL)
44. M. Sharif and M. Zubair (2013), "Study of thermodynamic laws in f (R, T, Rµv Tµv) gravity", Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics , pp: 20, Vol: 11, Standard: 1475-7516, Impact Factor: 5.634    (External URL)
45. M. Sharif and M. Zubair (2013), "Thermodynamic behavior of particular f(R,T)-gravity models", Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics, pp: 10, Vol: 117, Issue: 2, Standard: 1090-6509, Impact Factor: 0.953    (External URL)
46. M. Sharif and M. Zubair (2013), "Thermodynamics in Modified Gravity with Curvature Matter Coupling", Advances in High Energy Physics, pp: 9, Vol: 2013, Issue: 947898, Standard: 1687-7357, Impact Factor: 1.839    (External URL)
47. M. Sharif and M. Zubair (2012), "Anisotropic Universe Models with Perfect Fluid and Scalar Field in f(R,T) Gravity", Journal of the Physical Society of Japan , pp: 7, Vol: 81, Issue: 11, Standard: 1347-4073, Impact Factor: 1.559    (External URL)
48. M. Sharif and M. Zubair (2012), "Dynamics of a Magnetized Bianchi VI_0 Universe with Anisotropic Fluid ", Astrophysics and Space Science , pp: 7, Vol: 339, Issue: 1, Standard: 1572-946X, Impact Factor: 1.678    (External URL)
49. M. Sharif and M. Zubair (2012), "Erratum: Thermodynamics in f(R,T) Theory of Gravity", Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics , pp: 2, Vol: 05, Standard: 1475-7516, Impact Factor: 5.634    (External URL)
50. M. Sharif and M. Zubair (2012), "Evolution of the universe in inverse and in f(R) gravity", Astrophysics and Space Science , pp: 10, Vol: 342, Issue: 2, Standard: 1572-946X, Impact Factor: 1.678    (External URL)
51. M. Sharif and M. Zubair (2012), "Thermodynamics in f(R,T) Theory of Gravity", Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics , pp: 15, Vol: 03, Standard: 1475-7516, Impact Factor: 5.634    (External URL)
52. M. Sharif and M. Zubair (2010), "Dynamics of Bianchi I universe with magnetized anisotropic Dark Energy", Astrophysics and Space Science , pp: 7, Vol: 330, Issue: 2, Standard: 1572-946X, Impact Factor: 1.678    (External URL)
53. M. SHARIF and M. ZUBAIR (2010), "EFFECTS OF ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD ON THE DYNAMICS OF BIANCHI TYPE VI_0 UNIVERSE WITH ANISOTROPIC DARK ENERGY", International Journal of Modern Physics D, pp: 16, Vol: 19, Issue: 12, Standard: 1793-6594, Impact Factor: 1.963    (External URL)

Qualification

PhD in Mathematics
University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Jan 2011 to Apr 2014
   
M.phill in Mathematics
University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
2008 to 2010
   
M.Sc in Mathematics
University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakiatan
2006 to 2008
   

Experience

Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore
Aug 2014 to Date
   
Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics (SST), University of Management and Technology, Lahore
May 2014 to Aug 2014
   
Lecturer
Department of Mathematics (SST), University of Management and Technology, Lahore
Feb 2014 to Apr 2014
   
Visiting Researcher
National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Mar 2012 to May 2014
   
Tutor/Instructor (Mathematics)
Department of Mathematics, Virtual University of Pakistan
Nov 2010 to Jan 2011
   
Visiting Lecturer
University of Education Township Campus, Lahore
Oct 2010 to Jan 2011
   

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