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Dr. Zahid Imran | Photoconduction and Sensing | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Zahid Imran, COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan

Dr. Zahid Imran is an accomplished nanotechnologist and Assistant Professor at COMSATS University Islamabad, specializing in the synthesis of semiconducting nanostructures. His research focuses on electron transport, sensing, catalysis, and photodetection properties of nanomaterials. With a PhD in Nanotechnology from PIEAS, Dr. Imran’s extensive experience includes research in Sweden and recognition such as winning the 2nd prize in the Innovative Nanostructure Competition. He leads a Research Lab and has secured substantial grants, notably for projects on metal oxide-based electronic devices and solar cells. Dr. Imran is an HEC-approved supervisor, showcasing his commitment to advancing scientific knowledge. 🌐🔬✨

Professional Profiles:

The impact of her research is evident in citation metrics and indices from Google Scholar:

  • Cited by: All – 904.
  • Citations – 904.
  • h-index – 18.
  • Documents – 54.

A prolific researcher making meaningful contributions to the academic world!

Education 📚:

PhD (Nanotechnology), Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), Islamabad, Pakistan, 2009-2014. M.Phil Physics, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, 2004-2008. M.Sc. Physics, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, 2006. B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science), MRF Degree Science College Pakistan, 1998-2004.

Research Interests 🧑‍🔬:

Synthesis of Semiconducting Nanostructures (Nanofibers, Nanoparticles, Nanowires, Nanoflakes). Electron Transport, Sensing, Catalysis, and Photodetection Properties of Semiconducting Nanomaterials.

Research Experience 💼:

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan (Since August 18, 2014). PhD Scholar, Micro and Nano Devices Group, PIEAS, Islamabad, Pakistan. Visiting Researcher, Department of Science and Technology, Linköping University, Sweden.

Awards 🏆:

HEC Approved Supervisor. 2nd Prize in the Innovative Nanostructure Competition (ISAM-2015). Research Productivity Award 2014-2015 from Pakistan Science Foundation. 6-Month Scholarship at Linkoping University, Sweden (2011). Indigenous Scholarship by HEC, Pakistan (2010).

Research Grants 💰:

Complex Metal Oxides based electronic devices for transport and Gas sensing properties. Solar cell based on complex metal oxide and sulfide nanostructures and their structure-related photovoltaic properties. Facile synthesis of Titania nanostructures and their useful characterization for environmental and energy applications. Piezoelectric Nanogenerators for random mechanical energy harvesting.

Research Lab 🛠️:

Established the Catalysis and Sensing Materials Lab under NRPU projects in the Department of Physics, COMSATS University.

🔬 Research Focus:

Dr. Zahid Imran, affiliated with COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan, specializes in the exploration of nanomaterials for diverse applications. His research, spanning from 2012 to 2020, has delved into temperature-dependent transport and dielectric properties of cadmium titanate nanofiber mats, showcasing excellent humidity sensing properties. His work extends to charge conduction and relaxation in MoS2 nanoflakes, the role of interfaces in TiO2 nanoparticles and silicon nanowires hybrid devices, and the fabrication of highly sensitive humidity sensors using electrospun titanium dioxide nanofibers. Furthermore, Dr. Imran has contributed significantly to understanding charge carrier transport mechanisms in perovskite CdTiO3 fibers, dielectric properties of bismuth sulfide, and the photocatalytic properties of cadmium oxide nanosheets. His diverse research portfolio also includes investigations into conducting chitosan-silane crosslinked-poly (vinyl alcohol) blended films and the facile synthesis of Zn3(VO4)2/FeVO4 heterojunction with applications in photocatalysis and electrochemistry. With 64 citations for his work in 2013 and a consistent track record in impactful research, Dr. Zahid Imran’s expertise lies in nanomaterials, emphasizing applications in sensing, catalysis, and electronics. 🌟👨‍🔬

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Zahid Imran | Photoconduction and Sensing | Best Researcher Award

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