Dr Muhammad Sabieh Anwar is Professor of physics, Ahmad Dawood Chair and Dean at the LUMS Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering. He helped establish the physics department at LUMS and was among the principal founders of the School’s experimental facilities and curriculum. Ideas from his physics instructional laboratories have been replicated in ten Pakistani universities. He has played an important role in introducing innovative learning tools, mostly revolving around insightful homegrown physics experiments, in Pakistan’s universities. His lectures are interspersed with in-class live demonstrations and are widely viewed over the internet.

Sabieh’s research interests encompass spintronics, magnetism and optics. Sabieh has published around eighty research articles in international journals including Science, the Physical Review series, Optics Express, Journal of the American Chemical Society and Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. He is also Director of the upcoming National Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, wherein the lab—the Laboratory for Quantum Technologies—aims at making new discoveries in quantum science and technology.

Sabieh is the General Secretary of the Khwarizmi Science Society which is focused on the popularization of science at the grassroots levels. The Lahore Science Mela curated by Sabieh has attracted more than fifty thousand visitors over a span of six days in three years. Prior to joining LUMS SSE in 2007, Sabieh was a post-doc in chemistry and materials science at University of California, Berkeley and a PhD student, as Rhodes Scholar, at the Oxford University. He is the recipient of the TWAS medal in physics for Pakistan in 2008 and the National Innovation Prize in 2015. He is member of the task force on the Culture of Science in the Muslim World, the National Committee on R&D constituted by the Higher Education Commission, and serves as Advisory Board Member of some Pakistani Universities.

Title Publication Author Year
Optical spin-symmetry breaking for high-efficiency directional helicity-multiplexed metaholograms Microsystems and Nanoengineering 2021
Quantized Goos-H??nchen shifts on the surface of hybridized topological insulator thin films Physica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures 2021
Quantum process tomography of a magneto-optic transformation Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics 2021
Valley and spin polarized quantized spin dependent photonic shifts in topological silicene Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics 2021
Transitional Faraday and Kerr effect in hybridized topological insulator thin films Optical Materials Express 2021
Structural and dielectric studies of MgAl2O4???TiO2 composites for energy storage applications Ceramics International 2021
Planar achiral metasurfaces-induced anomalous chiroptical effect of optical spin isolation ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 2020
Dilute magnetic ions mediated magneto-dielectric, optical and ferroelectric response of MgAl2O4spinels Journal of Physics Condensed Matter 2020
Synthesis, characterization and magnetic studies for a series of compounds having a trinuclear bimetallic Cu2(II)/Ln(III) system Polyhedron 2020
Magneto-optic modulation of lateral and angular shifts in spin-orbit coupled members of the graphene family OSA Continuum 2020
Engineering the absorption spectra of thin film multilayer absorbers for enhanced color purity in cmy color filters Optical Materials Express 2020
Analysis of dielectric dispersion and magnetoelectric coupling in BiFeO3 and NiFe2O4 nanocomposites Ceramics International 2019
Twisted non-diffracting beams through all dielectric meta-axicons Nanoscale 2019
Hippopedal intensity plots: Drawing comparisons between antenna and optical polarimetry Applied Optics 2019
Magneto-optical effects in the Landau level manifold of 2D lattices with spin-orbit interaction Optics Express 2019
Correction: Polarisation insensitive multifunctional metasurfaces based on all-dielectric nanowaveguides (Nanoscale (2018) 10 (18323-18330) DOI: 10.1039/C8NR05633A) Nanoscale 2019
Six new dinuclear Schiff base complexes of Cu(II)/Ln(III) system: Synthesis, characterization and magnetic studies Journal of Molecular Structure 2019
Fluoride ion assisted growth of hierarchical flowerlike nanostructures of Co/Ni ferrites and their magnetoresistive response RSC Advances 2019
Optimization of DyFe nanostructures using E-beam lithography for magneto-optical applications Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 2019
Polarisation insensitive multifunctional metasurfaces based on all-dielectric nanowaveguides Nanoscale 2018
Improved Efficiency of Inverted Perovskite Solar Cells Via Surface Plasmon Resonance Effect of Au@PSS Core-Shell Tetrahedra Nanoparticles Solar RRL 2018
Magnetic Dynamics and All-Optical Switching in 5 nm Dy-Fe Nanostructures IEEE Transactions on Magnetics 2018
Optimization of magnetodielectric coupling in Mn substituted BiFeO3 for potential memory devices Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics 2018
Synthesis and properties of nickel-doped nanocrystalline barium hexaferrite ceramic materials Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing 2018
Conduction mechanism and magnetic behavior of Cu doped barium hexaferrite ceramics Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics 2018