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Curriculum vitae


Date Of Birth: Jan 30th 1982
Email: sikander.physicst@gmail.com

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Vill and P/O Dagai, Mohallah Hamzakheil, Phone: (+92) 3325794925
District Swabi, Tehsil Razar, KPK, Phone: (+92) 3339459711

Research area
Condensed Matter Physics (Electronic Structure Calculation): In condensed matter physics, I do
study on Electronic Structure, Elastic properties, optical and thermoelectric properties of the solid
materials in the light of Density Functional Theory (DFT). It may be mentioned that with the
knowledge of band structure of a material, the understanding of various properties of materials has
been increased in the past few decades. Starting with atomic number only, the electronic structure
calculation can be done and based on the information one can engineer to modify the crystal
structure and further can determine the total energies of all the possible crystal structures. Thus
the most stable structure can be determined. In the second part, I study on the elastic properties
of the materials. It is of particular interest as they determine the mechanical stability of the
materials. Elastic properties of a solid are important because of they relate to various fundamental
solid state properties. Therefore, it will be desirable if before carrying out expensive and tedious
time consuming process of experiments to determine electronic band structure, density of states
and elastic properties, one can use computational tools for theoretical calculation to understand
these parameters and hence save both the time and resources for technology development with
better-designed experiments. DFT is commonly used to calculate the electronic structure of simple
and complex systems containing many atoms such as large molecules or solids. It is based on
electron density rather than on the wave function and treated both exchange and correlation but
approximately. In this method, many body problems of interacting electrons and nuclei are mapped
to a series of one-electron equations which is called Kohn-Sham (KS) equations. For the solution
of the KS equations, several methods have been developed with the Linearized Augmented Plane
Wave (LAPW). Based on this, a computer code WIEN2K is used to solve the KS equations and
thus obtain the crystal properties on atomic scale.
Year Certificate/Degree University
2016 PhD University of West
Bohemia, Pilsen,
Czech Republic.
2011 M.Phill. Hazara University
2008 M.Sc. University of Malakand
2002 B.Sc. University of Peshawar
2000 F.Sc. BISE Peshawar
1998 SSc. BISE Peshawar

My PhD thesis dissertation:

First principle studies of optical, thermoelectric and electronic characteristics of com-
plex materials.

Master in Philosophy thesis title (M. Phil):

Study of medicinal plants by using PIXE techniques.

Teaching; Teaching experience in different graduate and undergraduate institutes during 2006-

Currently working as an Assistant Professor at University of Lahore, main campus

Sargodha, Pakistan

• Wien2k code
• Elastic Code
• BoltzTraP Code

• Success as a laboratory and tutorial instructor in general Physics, Experienced working in a

multidisciplinary team. Appropriate organization, record keeping, verbal and written com-
munication skills.
• Have enough experience of working in different computer programs including MS-word, MS-
excel MS-Power Point, and Web Browsing etc.

Courses studied in PhD:

1. Physical Chemistry for Metallurgists
2. Experimental methods of material properties study
3. Theory of plasma-based technologies
4. Physical Biology
5. Density functional theory
6. Application of Laser in Bio Physics
7. Full Potential Linear Augmented Plane Wave Method 1
8. Full Potential Linear Augmented Plane Wave Method 2
9. Light Interaction with the Matter - Linear Phenomenon 1

Other subjects studied (in M.phil and Master):

Quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics,
Quantum optics Magnetism, Electronics
mathematical method Plasma physics,
Modern physics Nuclear physics
of physics, Optical properties,
Electro dynamics, Electro magnetic theory
Classical mechanics, Solid state

Conferences/Workshops Attended:
• ”5Mv tandem Accelerator And Its Applications by Dr. Aqeel Ahsan Khurram on 8th October
• Participated in a seminar delivered by Dr. Gul Rasool (research Officer South-Korea) on
computational physics, 9th March 2010, at university of Hazara.
• Workshop arranged on Astronomy Physics by Physics Department university of Hazara.
• School on LHC At NCP, Islamabad from 24 April to 04 may 2011
• International conference on Condensed Matter Physics and Engineering Bahauddin Zakariya
University, Multan, Pakistan 2012.
• International workshop on Materials Modeling and simulation University of Malakand Pak-
istan 2013.
• DPG-Frhjahrstagung (DPG Spring Meeting) Dresden
• Autum School on correlated Electrons (FZ, Jlich) (poster presentation)
• Hands-on course Introduction to the application of ab-initio methods in spectroscopy, New
Technologies Research Centre, University of West Bohemia address: Univerzitni 8, 30614
Plzen, CZ, February 23rd to 27nth (poster presentation)
• DPG conference in Berlin, March 15th to 20th 2015 (Oral talk)
• DPG conference in Regensburg, March 6th to 11th 2016 (Oral talk)
• The Women University Multan, February 21th to 22nd 2017

Language Skills:
Proficient to speak, English (international),
read and write
Proficient to speak, Urdu (national),
read and write
Proficient to speak, Pashto (local)
read and write,

Publications in Journal:
1. Sikander Azam, A. H. Reshak; Transport Properties of APdCu(Se2)(Se3) (A: K and Rb):
New Quaternary Copper Palladium Polyselenides, RSC Adv., 4 (2014) 20102
2. Sikander Azam, Saleem Ayaz Khan, Wilayat Khan, Saleh Muhammad, Haleem Udin, G.
Murtaza, R. Khenata, Fahad Ali Shah, Jan Minar, W.K. Ahmed; Detailed DFT studies of
the electronic structure and optical properties of KBaMSe3 (M = As, Sb), Journal of Alloys
and Compounds, 644 (2015) 9196
3. Haleem Ud Din, Sikander Azam, Saleem Ayaz Khan, R. Khenata; Optoelectronic behavior
of Quaternary Uranium Chalcogenides Rb2Pd3UM6 (M = S, Se): A first principle study,
Journal of Alloys and Compounds 615 (2014) 507513
4. O. Miloud Abid, A. Yakoubi, A. Tadjer, R. Khenata, R. Ahmed, G. Murtaza, S. Bin Omran,
Sikander Azam; Ab initio study of the structural, electronic, elastic and thermal properties of
RMn2Ge2 (R = Ca, Nd and Y) intermetallic compounds, Journal of Alloys and Compounds
616 (2014) 475482
5. Sikander Azam, Saleem Ayaz Khan, Jan Minar, Wilayat Khan, Haleem Ud Din, R Khenata, G
Murtaza, S Bin-Omran, Souraya Goumri-Said; Coulomb interaction and Spin-orbit coupling
calculations of thermoelectric properties of the quaternary chalcogenides Tl2PbXY4 (X=Zr,
Hf and Y=S, Se), Semicond. Sci. Technol., 30 (2015) 105018 (9pp)
6. Sikander Azam, Saleem Ayaz Khan, Jan Minar, Souraya Goumri-Said; Exploring the elec-
tronic structure and optical properties of new inorganic luminescent materials Ba(Si,Al)5(O,N)8
compounds for light-emitting diodes devices, Current Applied Physics, 15 (2015) 1160-1167
7. Fahad Ali Shah, Saleem Ayaz Khan, Suneela Arif, Sikander Azam, R. Khenata, S. Bin Om-
ran; Theoretical investigation of electronic structure and optical response in relation to the
transport properties of Ga1xInxN (x = 0, 0.25, 0.50, 0.75), Current Applied Physics 15 (2015)
8. Sikander Azam, Saleem Ayaz Khan, Souraya Goumri-Said; Revealing the optoelectronic and
thermoelectric properties of the Zintl quaternary Arsenides ACdGeAs2 (A=K, Rb). Materials
Research Bulletin, 70 (2015) 847855
9. Saleem Ayaz Khan, Sikander Azam; First principle investigation of electronic structure, chem-
ical bonding and optical properties of tetrabarium gallium trinitride oxide single crystal,
Materials Research Bulletin 70 (2015) 436441
10. Sikander Azam, A. H. Reshak; Theoretical calculations for MUO3 (M = Na; K; Rb): DFT
plus U study, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 766 (2014) 22-33
11. Sikander Azam, Saleem Ayaz Khan, Fahad Ali Shah, Saleh Muhammad Haleem Ud Din, R.
Khenata; Electronic, optical and thermoelectric properties of Ce3PdIn11 and Ce5Pd2In19:
An ab initio study, Intermetallics, 55 (2014) 184-194
12. Saleem Ayaz Khan, Sikander Azam, Ondrej Sipr; Interrelationship between structural, optical
and transport properties of InP1-xBix: DFT approach, Materials Science in Semiconductor
Processing, 41 (2016) 45-53.
13. Sikander Azam, Saleem Ayaz Khan, Souraya Goumri-Said; Modified Becke-Johnson (mBJ)
exchange potential investigations of the optoelectronic structure of the quaternary diamond-
like semiconductors Li2CdGeS4 and Li2CdSnS4, Materials Science in Semiconductor Process-
ing, 39 (2015) 606613
14. Bendjedid, T. Seddik, R. Khenata, H. Baltache, G. Murtaza, A. Bouhemadou, S. Bin Omran,
Sikander Azam, Saleem Ayaz Khan; GGA+U study on phase transition, optoelectronic and
magnetic properties of AmO2 with spin-orbit coupling, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic
Materials, 396 (2015) 190197
15. Saleem Ayaz Khan, Sikander Azam, Fahad Ali Shah, Bin Amin; Electronic structure and
optical properties of CdO from bulk to nanosheet: DFT approach, Optical Materials 47
(2015) 372378
16. Sikander Azam, Saleem Ayaz Khan; A first principles study of electronic and optical proper-
ties of the polar quaternary chalcogenides -A2Hg3Ge2S8(A=K and Rb), Materials Sciencein
Semiconductor Processing, 34 (2015) 250259
17. Sikander Azam, A.H. Reshak; Electronic structure, chemical bonding and optical properties of
Di-2-pyrymidonium dichloride diiodide (C4H5ClIN2O) from first-principles, Materials Science
in Semiconductor Processing, 31(2015) 372379
18. M. El Amine Monir, H. Baltache, R. Khenata, G. Murtaza, Sikander Azam, A. Bouhemadou,
Y.Al-Douri, S. Bin Omran, Roshan Ali; First-principles calculations of a half-metallic ferro-
magnet zinc blende Zn1xVxTe, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 378 (2015)
19. A. H. Reshak, Sikander Azam; First-principles study of the electronic structure, charge den-
sity,Fermi surface and optical properties of zintl phases compounds Sr2ZnA2 (A=P,As and
Sb), Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 345 (2013) 294303
20. H. Reshak, Sikander Azam; Linear and nonlinear optical properties of a-K2Hg3Ge2S8 and
a-K2Hg3Sn2S8 compounds, Optical Materials, 37 (2014) 97 103
21. A. H. Reshak, Sikander Azam; The electronic structure, electronic charge density and optical
properties of the diamond-like semiconductor Ag2ZnSiS4, Appl. Phys. A 116 (2014) 333 340
22. Wilayat Khan, Sikander Azam, Ali Fahad, Shah, Souraya Goumri-Said; DFT and modified
Becke Johnson (mBJ) potential investigations of the optoelectronic properties of SnGa4Q7 (Q
= S, Se) compounds: Transparent materials for large energy conversion, Solid State Sciences
48 (2015) 244 - 250
23. Sikander Azam, Saleem Ayaz Khan, Souraya Goumri-Said; Exploring the electronic structure
and optical properties of the quaternary selenide compound, Ba4Ga4SnSe12: For photovoltaic
applications, Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 229 (2015) 260 265
24. Sikander Azam, Haleem Ud Din, Saleem Ayaz Khan, R. Khenata, Souraya Goumri-Said;
Exploring the thermoelectric and magnetic properties of uranium selenides: Tl2Ag2USe4
and Tl3Cu4USe6, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 413 (2016) 57 - 64
25. M. Faizan, G. Murtaza, Sikander Azam, Saleem Ayaz Khan, Asif Mahmood,Abdullah Yar;
Elastic and optoelectronic properties of novel Ag3AuSe2 and Ag3AuTe2 Semiconductors,
Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing 52 (2016) 8 -15
26. Wilayat Khan, Sikander Azam, Mohammed Benali Kanoun, Souraya Goumri-Said; Optoelec-
tronic structure and related transport properties of BiCuSeObased oxychalcogenides: First
principle calculations, Solid State Sciences 58 (2016) 86 -93
27. Sikander Azam, Saleem Ayaz Khan, Souraya Goumri Said, Mohammed Benali Kanoun; Pre-
dicted Thermoelectric Properties of the Layered XBi4S7 (X = Mn, Fe) Based Materials: First
Principles Calculations, Journal of Electronic Materials, 46 (2017) 23 - 29

Academic References:

• Prof. Dr. Jan Minar

Department Chemie und Biochemie Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitt Mnchen,
Butenandtstr. 11, Haus E 81377 Mnchen, Germany
Email: Jan.Minar@cup.uni-muenchen.de

• Prof. Dr. Ondrej Sipr

Institute of Physics Academy of Sciences of the
Czech Republik Cukrovarnicka 10162 53 Praha 6 Czech Republic
Email: sipr@fzu.cz

• Dr. Ghulam Murtaza

Assistant Professor,
Department of physics,
university Peshawar Pakistan,
KP. Pakistan

• Dr. Bin Amin

Assistant Professor,
Department of physics,
University of Hazara,
KP. Pakistan