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Dr. Muhammad Zubair
Assistant Professor
Postdoc, SUTD–MIT International Design Center, Singapore; PhD, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
RESEARCH INTERESTS

His current research interests include computational electromagnetics, fractional methods in electromagnetics, antennas and wave propagation, microwave imaging and charge transport modeling. Currently, he leads the Applied and Computational Electromagnetics (ACEM) Group at ITU NanoTech Lab which deals with the development of novel electromagnetic devices and systems. He serves on the editorial board of PLOS One and International Journal of Antennas and Propagation and has been an Associate Editor for IEEE Access.

biography

Research Assitant/Associate Positions

Funded MS & PhD Positions

Dr. Muhammad Zubair is currently associated with the Department of Electrical Engineering at Information Technology University, Lahore as an Assistant Professor, where he is leading Applied and Computational Electromagnetics Group of ITU NanoTech Lab. He has been a Visiting Assistant Professor at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).

Before joining ITU, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at SUTD-MIT International Design Centre, Singapore. He received his PhD in Computational Electromagnetics (CEM) at Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy. His PhD research was carried out at Antenna and EMC Lab (LACE) of Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB) in Turin-Italy where he worked on computational EM projects funded by Army Research Lab (ARL) in collaboration with Boston University, USA. During his postdoc, he has been working on various research projects related to fractional methods in electromagnetics funded by Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)/ Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development (AOARD) and Singapore Temasek Laboratories (TL). He is the principal author of his book on Electromagnetic Fields and Waves in Fractional Dimensional Space published by Springer, NY. He has contributed over 50 scientific works in journals and conferences of international repute. He has active research collaborations with SUTD-MIT International Design Center Singapore, College of E&ME NUST Islamabad, RIMMS Islamabad and US-Pak Centre for Advanced Studies in Energy.

Dr. Zubair is a Member of the IEEE, Member of the IEEE-Antenna and Propagation Society (AP-S), Member of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S), Member of the SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, Advisor ITU OSA Chapter, Advisor ITU SPIE Chapter, and the General Secretary of the IEEE AP/MTT/EMC Joint Pakistan Chapter.

He has been an Associate Editor of the IEEE Access and an Editorial Board Member for the journal PLOS One and International Journal of Antennas and Propagation. He continues to serve the scientific community as an invited book reviewer for Contemporary Physics, a high-impact journal published by the Taylor & Francis Group. For more information please visit NanoTech Lab website and his personal website.

Book (Authored):

  • M. Zubair, M. J. Mughal, Q.A. Naqvi (Authors), “Electromagnetic Fields and Waves in Fractional Dimensional Space”, Springer NY, 2012. (ISBN 978-3-642-25357-7) [available online]
       

Invited Book Reviews:

  1. M. Zubair, “Book Review: Fundamental and Applied Nano-Electromagnetics”, Taylor & Francis: Contemporary Physics, Vol. 58, Issue 4, pp. 374-375, 2017 [DOI:10.1080/00107514.2017.1371236]
  2. M. Zubair, "Book Review: Advanced Free Space Optics (FSO) A Systems Approach", Taylor & Francis: Contemporary Physics, Vo. 59, Issue 1, pp. 83, 2018. [DOI:10.1080/00107514.2017.1384065 ]
  3. M. Zubair, “Book Review: Physics of Electronic Materials: Principles and Applications”, Taylor & Francis: Contemporary Physics,  Vo. 59, Issue 2, pp. 211, 2018 [DOI:10.1080/00107514.2018.1448442]
  4. Zubair, “ Book Review: Fractional Diffusion Equations & Anomalous Diffusion.”, Taylor & Francis: Contemporary Physics, 2018 [DOI: 10.1080/00107514.2018.1515252]
  5. Zubair, “ Book Review: Medical and Biological Microwave Sensors and Systems”, Taylor & Francis: Contemporary Physics, 2019. [DOI: 10.1080/00107514.2019.1608311]
  International Journal Publications:   
  1. A. Arif, M. Zubair, M. Ali, M. U. Khan and M. Q. Mehmood, A Compact, Low-Profile Fractal Antenna for Wearable On-Body WBAN Applications, IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters (accepted, in-press) DOI: 10.1109/LAWP.2019.2906829, 2019.
  2. A. Ansari, I. Lim, M. H. Waseem, H. Jeong, M. Zubair, N. Mahmood, D. Lee, S. Yerci, T. Tauqeer, M. Q. Mehmood*, J. Rho, "Spin-encoded All-dielectric Metahologram for Visible Light", Laser & Photonics Reviews, (accepted, 2019)
  3. [Editor's Pick] M. Zubair, Y. S. Ang, K. J. A. Ooi, and L. K. Ang, Fractional Fresnel coefficients for optical absorption in femtosecond laser-induced rough metal surfaces, AIP: Journal of Applied Physics, 124, 163101, 2018.  [PREPRINT AVAILABLE]
  4. M. Zubair, Y. S. Ang, L. K. Ang, “Thickness dependence of space-charge-limited current in spatially disordered organic semiconductors”, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, Volume 65, Issue 8, pp 3421-3429, 2018. DOI: 10.1109/TED.2018.2841920; [preprint available]
  5. M. Zubair, Y. S. Ang, and L. K. Ang, "Fractional Fowler-Nordheim Law for Field Emission from Rough Surface with Nonparabolic Energy Dispersion", IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, Volume: 65, Issue 6, pp 2089-2095, 2018. [preprint available]
  6. A. Shamim, M. Noman, M. Zubair, A.D. Khan, S. Saher, A facile approach to determine the unknown refractive index (n) and extinction coefficient (k) of novel encapsulant materials used in Back contact PV modules, Springer: Applied Physics A, 124: 542, 2018. DOI: 10.1007/s00339-018-1974-x
  7. N. Mahmood, I. Kim, M. Q. Mehmood, H. Jeong, A. Akbar, D. Lee, M. Saleem, M. Zubair, M.S. Anwar, F. A. Tahir and J. Rho, "Polarization Insensitive Multifunctional Metasurfaces Based upon all Dielectric Nanowaveguides", Nanoscale, 10, 18323-18330, 2018. DOI: 10.1039/C8NR05633A
  8. Z. Khan, A. Razzaq, J. Iqbal, A. Qamar, and M. Zubair (corr. auth.), Double Circular Ring Compact Antenna for Ultra-Wideband Applications, IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation, 2018. DOI:  10.1049/IET-MAP.2018.5245 [PREPRINT AVAILABLE]
  9. S. Younis, M. M. Saleem, M. Zubair, S. M. T Zaidi, "Multiphysics design exploration and optimization of RF-MEMS switch using response surface methodology", Microelectronics Journal, Volume 71, Pages 47–60, 2018. [available online]
  10. Y. S. Ang, M. Zubair, and L. K. Ang, “Relativistic space charge limited current in Dirac solids”, Physical Review B, 95, 165409, 2017.
  11. M. Zubair, L. K. Ang, “Fractional-dimensional Child-Langmuir Law for a rough cathode”, Physics of Plasmas, Vol. 23, Issue 7, 2016.
  12. M. Zubair, M. A. Francavilla, F. Vipiana, D. Zheng, G. Vecchi, “Dual-Surface Electric Field Integral Equation Solution of Large Complex Problems”, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 64 No. 06, 2016.
  13. Q.A. Naqvi, M. Zubair, “On cylindrical model of electrostatic potential in fractional space”, Optik-International Journal for Light and Electron Optics, 127(6), 3243-3247, 2016.
  14. H. Asad, M. J. Mughal, M. Zubair, and Q. A. Naqvi, “Electromagnetic Green's function for fractional space”, Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications, Vol. 26, Issue 14-15, 1903-1910, 2012.
  15. H. Asad, M. Zubair, and M. J. Mughal, "Reflection and transmission at dielectric-fractal interface," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 125, 543-558, 2012.
  16. M. Zubair, M. J. Mughal, and Q.A. Naqvi, “An exact solution of spherical wave in D-dimensional fractional space.” Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications, Vol. 25, 1481–1491, 2011.
  17. M. Zubair, M. J. Mughal, Q.A. Naqvi , “On electromagnetic wave propagation in fractional space,” Nonlinear Analysis: Real World Applications, 2011, Vol. 12, Issue 5, 2844-2850, 2011.
  18. M. Zubair, M. J. Mughal, Q.A. Naqvi and A.A. Rizvi “Differential electromagnetic equations in fractional space.” Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 114, page 255-269, 2011.
  19. M. Zubair, M. J. Mughal, and Q.A. Naqvi, “An exact solution of cylindrical wave equation for electromagnetic field in fractional dimensional space.” Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 114, page 443-455, 2011.
  20. M. Zubair, M. J. Mughal, and Q.A. Naqvi, “The wave equation and general plane wave solutions in fractional space.” Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 19, 137-146, 2010.
  21. [*] Y. S. Ang, M. Zubair, K. J. A. Ooi, and L. K. Ang, Generalized Fowler-Nordheim field-induced vertical electron emission model for two-dimensional materials, Physical Review Applied, (in-review) 2019. [PREPRINT AVAILABLE]
  22. [*] Mahmood, H. Jeong, I. Kim, M. Mehmood, M. Zubair, A. Akbar, M. Saleem, M. S. Anwar, F. A. Tahir and J. Rho, "All-dielectric Nanowaveguides to Realize Polarization Insensitive Meta-axicons", Advanced Optical Materials (under review, 2019
  23. [*] Siddique, M. Zubair, and M. Q. Mehmood, "Split-Ring-Resonator-based Bi-functional Metalenses in Microwave Regime", IET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation (under review, 2019)
[*] Under review

International Conference Abstracts/ Proceedings:

  1. A. Zubair, M. Q. Mehmood, M. Zubair, “Design of a Fractal Metasurface Based Terahertz Broadband Absorber”, In: The 41st Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS), Rome Italy, 2019. (Accepted for Publication)
  2. L. K. Ang, Y. S. Ang, M. Zubair, "Fractional models in solving Maxwell equations and applications", In: 2019  IEEE Pulsed Power and Plasma Science Conference (PPPS 2019), Orlando, FL, USA, 23-28 June, 2019. (Accepted for Publication)
  3. Y. Siddiqui, M. Zubair, M. Q. Mehmood, M. M. Ali, “An Efficient and Broadband Metalens for X Band”, In: 2019 IEEE Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting, Atlanta, GA, USA, 07-12 Jul 2019. (Accepted for Publication)
  4. A. Arif, M. Q. Mehmood, M. Zubair K. Riaz, “A Low-cost CPW-fed Conformal Antenna for Wearable Applications”, In: 2019 IEEE Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting, Atlanta, GA, USA, 07-12 Jul 2019. (Accepted for Publication)
  5. M. Zubair, Y. S. Ang, L. K. Ang, "Space-charge-limited transport in spatially disordered organic materials: a fractional-dimensional approach", in Proceedings of the SPIE, presented at SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco 2019; Proceedings Volume 10915, Organic Photonic Materials and Devices XXI; 109150Y (2019) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2509303
  6. M. Zubair, Y. S. Ang and L. K. Ang, "Novel Fractional-Dimensional Approach to Electromagnetics," The 40th Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS-Toyama), Toyama, 2018, pp. 2533-2536. doi: 10.23919/PIERS.2018.8597949
  7. M. Zubair, Y. S. Ang, L. K. Ang, Modelling of Field-induced Electron Emission from Rough Surfaces: A Fractional Calculus Approach, The 40th Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS), Toyama Japan 2018. [Abstract]
  8. F. Akhtar, M. M. Saleem, M. Zubair, and M. Ahmad, Design Optimization of RF-MEMS Based Multiband Reconfigurable Antenna Using Response Surface Methodology, The 40th Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS), Toyama Japan 2018. [Abstract]
  9. A. Arif, M. Q. Mehmood, M. Ali, A. S. Rana, and M. Zubair, A Novel Triangular Patch Antenna Deploying Koch Fractal Geometry for Biomedical Applications, The 40th Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS), Toyama Japan 2018. [Abstract]
  10. Y. Siddique, M. Q. Mehmood, M. M. Ali, A. S. Rana, and M. Zubair, Highly Efficient Ultrathin Metalens for Microwave Regime, The 40th Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS), Toyama Japan 2018. [Abstract]
  11. Abdullah Madni, Muhammad Qasim Mehmood, Muhammad Zubair, Ahsan Sarwar Rana, and Muhammad Rizwan Akram, A Compact MIMO Antenna for UWB Applications, The 40th Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS), Toyama Japan 2018. [Abstract]
  12. Ahsan Sarwar Rana, Muhammad Qasim Mehmood, and Muhammad Zubair, Broadband Fractal Absorbers for Visible Regime, The 40th Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS), Toyama Japan 2018. [Abstract]
  13. M. Zubair, Y. S. Ang, L. K. Ang, Fractional model of field emission from rough surface with nonparabolic energy dispersion, International Vacuum Nanoelectronics Conference (IVNC), Tokyo, July 2018. [Abstract]
  14. [INVITED TALK]  M. Zubair, Y. S. Ang, L. K. Ang,” Recent Advances in Electrodynamics in Fractional Dimensions: Theory and Applications”, in Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium, Singapore, 2017. [Abstract]
  15. M. Zubair, Y. S. Ang, L. K. Ang,” Analytical Model of Laser Absorption on Rough Metal Surface: A Fractal Electrodynamics Approach”, accepted in Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium, Singapore, 2017. [Abstract]
  16. Samuel Y. W. Low, S. Athalye, Y. S. Ang, M. Zubair, and L. K. Ang,” Numerical and Experimental Study on Electrostatic Properties of 3D Printed Fractal Capacitors”, in Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium, Singapore, 2017. [Abstract]
  17. S. Athalye, Samuel Y. W. Low, Y. S. Ang, M. Zubair, and L. K. Ang,” Electrostatic Properties of Heterogeneous Medium with Inclusion of Fractal Geometry”, in Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium, Singapore, 2017. [Abstract]
  18. S. Athalye , Samuel Y. W. Low , M. Zubair, Y. S. Ang , and L. K. Ang , Dielectric Properties of Heterogenous Media with Inclusion of Fractal Geometry, COMSOL Conference 2017, Singapore (Poster Online)
  19. Samuel Y. W. Low, S. Athalye, Y. S. Ang, M. Zubair, and L. K. Ang, Numerical and Experimental Study on Electrostatic Properties of Fractal Capacitors,  COMSOL Conference 2017, Singapore (Poster Online)
  20. [INVITED TALK] M. Zubair, Y. S. Ang, L. K. Ang, “Thickness dependence of space-charge-limited currents in spatially disordered organic semiconductors”, Institute of Physical Singapore (IPS) Annual Meeting, Yale-NUS College, 23-25 Feb 2017. [Abstract]
  21. M. Zubair, Y. S. Ang, L. K. Ang, “Modeling space-charge-limited current in spatially disordered organic semiconductors”, American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting, New Orleans-USA, 2017. [Abstract]
  22. M. Zubair, Y. S. Ang, L. K. Ang, “Electromagnetic field computation at fractal dimensions”, American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting, New Orleans-USA, 2017. [Abstract]
  23. Y. S. Ang, M. Zubair, L. K. Ang, “Schottky diode model for non-parabolic dispersion in narrow-gap semiconductor and few-layer graphene”, American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting, New Orleans-USA, 2017. [Abstract]
  24. Y. S. Ang, M. Zubair, L. K. Ang, “Relativistic space-charge-limited transport in Dirac materials”, American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting, New Orleans-USA, 2017. [Abstract]
  25. M. Zubair, L. K. Ang, “Theory of Space Charge Limited Current in Fractional Dimensional Space”, American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting, Baltimore-USA, 2016. [Abstract]
  26. M. Zubair, L. K. Ang, “Theory Modeling of Electromagnetic Phenomenon in Fractional Dimensional Space”, American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting, Baltimore-USA, 2016. [Abstract]
  27. L. K. Ang, M. Zubair, “Fractional Model of Space Charge Limited Current”, IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS), 2016. [Abstract]
  28. M. Zubair, L. K. Ang, “A Space-Fractional Model of Space Charge Limited Current”, IPS Meeting Singapore, March 2016. [Abstract]
  29. G. Caragnano, M. A. Francavilla, G. Giordanengo, M. Righero, P. Ruiu, O. Terzo, F.Vipiana, M. Zubair, G. Vecchi, “Empirical study of a reduced order model for electromagnetic scattering problems”, in Proc. International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications (ICEAA-IEEE APWC 2015), Turin-Italy, September, 2015.
  30. M. Zubair, M. A. Francavilla, M. Righero, G. Vecchi, L. Dal Negro, “A fast algorithm for the analysis of electrically large arrays of plasmonic nanoparticles with aperiodic spiral order”, in Proc. 9th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2015), Lisbon, Portugal, on 12-17 April, 2015.
  31. M. Zubair, M. A. Francavilla, M. Righero, G. Vecchi, L. Dal Negro, “Fast analysis of electrically large plasmonic arrays with aperiodic spiral order”, in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Computational Electromagnetics (ICCEM 2015), City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, February 2-5, 2015.
  32. M. Zubair, M. A. Francavilla, M. Righero, G. Vecchi, F. Vipiana, “Using Entire-Domain Linear-Phase Basis Functions to Determine Induced Current and Scattered Field of Structures with Large Flat Faces and Details”, in Proc. 8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2014), Hague, Netherlands, on April 6-11, 2014.
  33. Scannavini, L. Scialacqua, J. Zhang, L. Foged, M. Zubair, J. L. A. Quijano, G. Vecchi, “MIMO 2x2 Reference Antennas – Measurement Analysis Using the Equivalent Current Technique”, International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (ISAP2013), Nanjing, China on October 23-25, 2013.
  34. M. J. Mughal, M. Zubair, "Fractional space solutions of antenna radiation problems: An application to Hertzian dipole”, IEEE 19th Conference on  Signal Processing and Communications Applications (SIU 2011), Turkey, 20-22 April 2011.

Awards:

  • SUTD Visiting Assistant Professor (2018- )
  • SUTD Research Fellowship (2015-2017)
  • Secretary, IEEE APS/MTTS/EMC Joint Local Chapter ISB (2018 - present)
  • HEC Fellowship for PhD at Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Highest Distinction in MS in Electronic Engineering (GIKI, 2011)
  • Gold Medal and Distinction in BS in Electronic Engineering (IIUI, 2009)
  • Nomination for Aizaz-e-Sabqat (Performance Award) Presidential Award 2010
National/Local Research Grants:
  • Muhammad Zubair (PI), and Muhammad Qasim Mehmood (Co-PI), "BreastCare - Design and Development of Low-Cost and Safe Microwave Imaging System for Early Screening of Breast Cancer at GP Clinics and Hospitals", HEC Technology Development Fund, 2019-2021.
  • Muhammad Zubair (PI), ITU Start-up Grant, Nov 2017- Nov 2020.
  • Muhammad Zubair (PI), "Antenna design for Microwave Imaging Applications", ITU UROP, Nov 2018- April 2019.
  • Muhammad Zubair (PI), and Muhammad Qasim Mehmood (Co-PI), "Breast Cancer Detection via Optical Imaging", Plan 9 Incubation Fund, Govt. of Punjab, 2018-2019.

Professional Memberships: 

  • SPIE Member (2019 -  onwards)
  • IEEE Member (2012- onwards)
  • American Physical Society (APS) Early Career Member (2015- present)
  • Pakistan Engineering Council (2009- present)
  • IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Member (2012- present)
International Collaborative Research (SUTD-MIT International Design Center, Singapore): 
  • Computational Electromagnetics at Fractional Dimensions (Sponsered by USA Air Force AFOSR/AOARD)
  • Electromagnetic Computational Tools at Fractional Dimensions (SG Temasek Lab)
  • Dielectric properties of heterogeneous medium with inclusion of fractal geometry (UROP SUTD)
  • Electron emission and charge transfer plasmon in bowtie nanostructures (UROP SUTD)
National Collaborations: 
  • College of E&ME, NUST
  • Deptt. of Electronics, QAU
  • US-Pak Center for Advanced Studies in Energy, UET Pesh