Dr. Saif Ur Rehman
Assistant Professor, Physics
Area of Interest: Nano-Optics and Photonics, Renewable Energy (DSSCs), Thin films and clusters, Plasmonics and metamaterials (SPR spectroscopy), High-Tech Instrumentation their operation and handling (FESEM, TEM, AFM, PVD-NextDep EvoVac, Extrusion & Injection molding)
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007   (124)
HEC approved PhD Supervisor

Dr. Saif Ur Rehman is appointed as an Assistant Professor (2014) in Department of Physics, COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus. He completed his Ph.D. degree in Physics (Nano-Optics and Nanotechnology) from University of Rabat, in collaboration with MASCIR, Morocco in 2013. He worked as Ph.D. research fellow at Moroccan Foundation for Advanced Science, Innovation and Research (MASCIR), the first famous research institute on Nanosciences and Nanotechnology in Morocco. He received his M.Phil (research degree) in Applied Physics from Department of Physics, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore in 2007 and M.Sc. Physics in 2004 from the same institute. Dr. Rehman has almost eight years of research experience (multidisciplinary) nano-optics and thin films, photovoltaics, surface plasmon resonance (SPR) spectroscopy, biosensing, ultrafast laser nanofabrication and synthesis & characterization of nanostructured materials, Installation and working on high-tech instrumentation e.g., PVD, SEM, TEM, XRD and AFM etc. During his scientific research training and carrier, he worked with Advanced Physics Lab, UET, Lahore, Nanobiotech Lab, NIBGE, Faisalabad, iThemba LABS, Cape Town & CSIR Labs, Pretoria, South Africa, MASCIR Nano-Optics Lab, Morocco and JEOL Ltd., Tokyo, Japan.

HEC Approved PhD Supervisor

ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-8371-4911


Book Chapters:
1. Rizwan Raza, Ghazanfar Abbas, M. Saleem, Saif Ur Rehman, Asia Rafique, Naveed Mushtaq, and Bin Zhu (2019), "Nanocomposite Electrolytes for Advanced Fuel Cell Technology", Advances in Nanostructured Composites: Volume 2: Applications of Nanocomposites, edited by: Mahmood Aliofkhazraei, published by: CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group 2019, pp: 394, Standard: 9780367076313    (External URL)
2. Saif Ur Rehman, Muhammad Saleem, Rizwan Raza, Ahmad Shuaib, Zouheir SEKKAT (2016), "Lasers and Plasmonics: SPR Measurements of Metal Thin Films, Clusters and Bio-Layers", Reviews in Plasmonics 2015, edited by: Chris D. Geddes, published by: Springer International Publishing, pp: 315-338, Standard: 978-3-319-24606-2    (External URL)
Journal Papers:
1. Zuhra Tayyab, Saif Ur Rehman, Imran Shakir, M Ajmal Khan, Naveed Mushtaq, Farah Alvi, Sajid Rauf, Aqsa Khan, Mahin Fatima and Rizwan Raza (2020), "Catalytic study of efficient nanocomposites {Ni0.5 Zn0.5-x Cex -oxides electrodes} for natural gas-fed fuel cells", Materials Research Express, pp: 015508, Vol: 7    (External URL)
2. K A Bhatti, M I Khan, M Saleem, F Alvi, R Raza and S Rehman (2019), "Analysis of multilayer based TiO2 and ZnO photoanodes for dye-sensitized solar cells", Materials Research Express, pp: 075902, Vol: 6    (External URL)
3. A Muhammad Akbar, Farah Alvi, Imran Shakir, Saif Ur Rehman, Asia Rafique, Naveed Mushtaq2and Rizwan Raza (2019), "Effect of sintering temperature on properties of LiNiCuZn-Oxide- A potential anode for solid oxide fuel cell", Materials Research Express, pp: 105505, Vol: 6    (External URL)
4. Muhammad Saleem, W. A. Farooq, M. I. Khan, Majid. Niaz. Akhtar, Saif Ur Rehman, Naseeb Ahmad, Muhammad Khalid, M. Atif, Mona A. AlMutairi, Muhammad Irfan (2019), ""Effect of ZnO Nanoparticles Coating Layers on Top of ZnO Nanowires for Morphological, Optical, and Photovoltaic Properties of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells"", Micromachines, pp: 819, Vol: 10    (External URL)
5. Muhammad Sultan Irshad, Muhammad Hammad Aziz, Mahvish Fatima, Saif Ur Rehman, Muhammad Idrees, Saba Rana, Fozia Shaheen, Muhammad Ashfaq Ahmad, Muhammad Qasim Javed and Qing Huang (2019), "Green Synthesis, Cytotoxicity, Antioxidant and Photocatalytic Activity of CeO2 Nanoparticles Mediated via Orange Peel Extract (OPE)", Materials Research Express, pp: 0950a4, Vol: 6, Issue: 9    (External URL)
6. M.I.Khan, M. Saleem, S. Rehman, N.Ahmad, M.Sufyan,J.Iqbal (2019), "Stacked Layer Effect of ZnO/TiO 2 on the Efficiency of Dye Sensitized Solar Cells", Journal of Nanoelectronics and Optoelectronics, pp: 291-296, Vol: 14, Issue: 2, Standard: 1555-130X    (External URL)
7. M.I. Khan, M.A. Rehman, Muhammad Saleem, M.R. Baig, S. Rehman, W.A. Farooq, M. Atif, Atif Hanif (2019), "Synthesis and characterization of nanostructured photoanodes for dye sensitized solar cells", Ceramics International    (External URL)
8. M.I.Khan, S.Imran, Shahnawaz, M.Saleem, S.Rehman (2018), "Annealing effect on the structural, morphological and electrical properties of TiO2/ZnO bilayer thin films", Results in Physics, pp: 249-252, Vol: 8    (External URL)
9. M.I.Khan, M.Saleem, S.Rehman, R.Qindeel (2018), "Efficiency Variation of Composite Films Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells at Different Annealing Temperature", Journal of Nanoelectronics and Optoelectronics, pp: 1090-1095, Vol: 13    (External URL)
10. Muhammad Saleem, M Ashfaq Ahmad, L Fang, Rizwan Raza, Majid Niaz Akhtar, Saif Ur Rehman (2017), "Solution-derived ZnO nanoflowers based photoelectrodes for dye-sensitized solar cells", Materials Research Bulletin, pp: 211-217, Vol: 96    (External URL)
11. S Rehman, A Rahmouni, SF Shaukat, DV Nesterenko, Z Sekkat (2016), "Optical characteristics of ultra-thin metallic films excited at visible range", Thin Solid Films, pp: 38 - 43, Vol: 615    (External URL)
12. I. M. Dildar, M. Zafar, S. Shaukat, A. Shuaib, S. Rehman (2016), "Tuning the morphological and structural properties of Zinc Oxide by chemical doping of Nickel Oxide", Journal of the Pakistan Institute of Chemical Engineers, pp: 19-26, Vol: 44    (External URL)
13. I M Dildar, S Rehman, M Khaleeq-ur-Rahman, K A Bhatti and A Shuaib (2015), "Collective behavior of silver plasma during pulsed laser ablation", Laser Physics, pp: 076102, Vol: 25, Issue: July 2015    (External URL)
14. S. Rehman, A. Rahmouni, T. Mahfoud, D. V. Nesterenko, and Z. Sekkat (2014), "Determination of the optical thickness of sub 10 nm thin metal films by SPR experiments", Plasmonics, pp: 381-387, Vol: 9   
15. Saif-ur-Rehman, Huma Mumtaz, Shinji Hayashi, S. F. Shaukat and Zouheir Sekkat (2014), "Estimation of optical constants of a bio-thin layer (onion epidermis), using SPR spectroscopy", Journal of Optics, pp: 125014, Vol: 16    (External URL)
16. Sumaira Ashraf, Saif-ur-Rehman, Falak Sher, Zafar Mahmood Khalid, and Irshad Hussain (2014), "Synthesis of Metal Nanoparticle-Cellulose Composites with High Metal Loading – Development and Comparison of New Protocols", Cellulose , pp: 395-405, Vol: 21   
17. A. Diallo, S. Zongo, P. Mthunzi, S. Rehman, S. Y. Alqaradawi, W. Soboyejo and M. Maaza (2014), "Z-SCAN & OPTICAL LIMITING PROPERTIES OF HIBISCUS SABDARIFA DYE", Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics, pp: 861-867, Vol: 117   
18. K. SIRAJ, M. KHALEEQ-UR-RAHMAN, M. SHOAIB, SAQIB ALI and SAIF-UR-REHMAN (2012), "Effect of Repetitive Pulsed Laser Irradiation on Plasma Plume Emission Intensity and Surface Morphology of 15MeV Electron-Defected Silicon", Int. J. Mod. Phys. B , Vol: 26   
19. D. V. Nesterenko, S. Rehman, and Z. Sekkat (2012), "Surface Plasmon sensing with different metals in single and double layer configurations", Applied Optics , pp: 6673-6682, Vol: 27   
20. Asma Rehman, Muhammad Irfan Majeed, Ayesha Ihsan, Syed Zajif Hussain, Saif-ur-Rehman, Muhammad Afzal Ghauri, Zafar M. Khalid and Irshad Hussain (2011), "Living Fungal Hyphae - Templated Porous Gold Microwires Using Nanoparticles as Building Blocks", Journal of Nanoparticle Research, pp: 6747-6754, Vol: 13   
21. Asma Rehman, Zulqar Ali Raza, Saif-ur-Rehman, Zafar M. Khalid, Chandramouleeswaran Subramani, Vincent M. Rotello, Irshad Hussain (2010), "Synthesis and Use of Self-Assembled Rhamnolipid Microtubules as Templates for Gold Nanoparticles Assembly to Form Gold Microstructures", Journal of Colloid and Interface Science , pp: 332, Vol: 347   
22. M.S. Rafique, M. Khaleeq-ur-Rahman, Saif-ur-Rehman, Safia Anjum, M. Shahbaz Anwar, K.A. Bhatti, Saba Saeed, Saif-Ullah Khan (2008), "Effect of external magnetic field on the deposition of BaFe12O19", Vacuum Journal of Science , pp: 1233, Vol: 82   

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