Muhammad Faryad received his BSc degree in mathematics and physics in 2002 from the University of Punjab, MSc and MPhil degrees in electronics from the Quaid-i-Azam University in 2006 and 2008, respectively, and PhD degree in engineering science and mechanics from the Pennsylvania State University in 2012. He worked as a lecturer in the Quaid-i-Azam University from 2007 to 2009, as a postdoctoral scholar in the Pennsylvania State University from 2012 to 2014, and as an assistant professor in the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) from 2014 till present. He is also serving as the chair of the physics department since 2018.

Dr. Faryad’s research work focuses on the interaction of light with modern metamaterials and complex materials. His major research areas are surface plasmonics, optical sensors, electromagnetics of complex materials, dyadic Green functions for anisotropic mediums, and nanostructured solar cells. He has authored and coauthored more than one hundred journal and proceeding articles, a book chapter, and a book. He is a section editor (thin films and plasmonics) of the International Journal of Light and Electron Optics (Optik) since 2016.

Dr. Faryad is also interested in outreach activities for school children. He is the founding faculty advisor of the SPIE chapter at LUMS. This chapter regularly conducts outreach activities in primary and elementary schools. Dr. Faryad is a senior member of the international society of optics and photonics (SPIE) and the Optical Society of America (OSA), and a member of the American Physical Society (APS). He was awarded the Gallieno Denardo award by the Abdus Salam International Center of Theoretical Physics (ICTP) and the International Commission on Optics (ICO) in 2019 for contributions to the research, education, and outreach in optics.

Title Publication Author Year
Surface-plasmonic sensor using a columnar thin film in the grating-coupled configuration [Invited] Chinese Optics Letters 2021
Analysis of the Scattering of Surface Plasmon Polariton Waves from a Perfectly Conducting Circular Cylinder Plasmonics 2021
Computation of specific absorption rate for four-layered human head model exposed to HF electromagnetic waves Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE 2021
Erratum to ???Excitation of surface plasmon-polariton waves in the prism-coupled configurations guided by uniaxially chiral, bianisotropic material??? [Opt. Commun. 465 (2020) 125611] (Optics Communications (2020) 465, (S0030401820302005), (10.1016/j.optcom.2020.125611)) Optics Communications 2020
Excitation of surface plasmon???polariton waves at the interface of a metal and an isotropic chiral material in the prism-coupled configurations European Physical Journal Plus 2020
Theory of grating-coupled excitation of Dyakonov surface waves Optical Engineering 2020
Excitation of surface plasmon???polariton waves in the prism-coupled configurations guided by reciprocal, uniaxially chiral, bianisotropic material Optics Communications 2020
Computational study of stack/terminal topologies for perovskite based bifacial tandem solar cells Solar Energy 2020
Erratum: Effect of orientation on excitation of surface-plasmon-polariton waves guided by a columnar thin film deposited on a metal grating (Opt. Eng. (2020) 59:5 (055103) DOI: 10.1117/1.OE.59.5.055103) Optical Engineering 2020
Effect of orientation on excitation of surface-plasmon-polariton waves guided by a columnar thin film deposited on a metal grating Optical Engineering 2020
Anti-reflection coatings of zero-index metamaterial for solar cells AIP Advances 2020
Radiation by a finite-length electric dipole in the hyperbolic media Physical Review A 2020
Erratum: Multiple trains of same-color surface plasmon-polaritons guided by the planar interface of a metal and a sculptured nematic thin ?lm. Part V: Grating-coupled excitation (Journal of Nanophotonics (2011) 5: 1 (053527) DOI: 10.1117/1.3663210) Journal of Nanophotonics 2020
Surface plasmon-polariton waves obliquely guided along interface containing periodicity direction of one-dimensional photonic crystal Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 2020
Surface plasmon-polariton waves guided by an interface of a metal and an obliquely mounted uniaxially chiral, bianisotropic material Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications 2020
Erratum: On the radiation from a Hertzian dipole of a finite length in the uniaxial dielectric medium (OSA Continuum (2019) 2:4 (1411-1429) DOI: 10.1364/OSAC.2.001411) OSA Continuum 2019
Electromagnetic surface waves guided by the planar interface of isotropic chiral materials Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics 2019
Excitation of surface-plasmon-polariton waves in the turbadar-otto configuration guided by an interface with a columnar thin film Journal of Nanophotonics 2019
Plasmonic Sensor Using a Combination of Grating and Prism Couplings Plasmonics 2019
Excitation of surface plasmon polariton waves along the direction of periodicity of a one-dimensional photonic crystal Physical Review A 2019
On the radiation from a Hertzian dipole of a finite length in the uniaxial dielectric medium OSA Continuum 2019
Approximate photonic bandgaps of dielectric-magnetic one-dimensional photonic crystals Optik 2019
Closed-form expressions for electromagnetic waves generated by a current loop in a uniaxial dielectric medium in the far zone Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics 2019
Surface plasmon-polariton waves guided by reciprocal, uniaxially chiral, bianisotropic material Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 2019
Erratum: Rigorous formulation of surface plasmon-polariton wave propagation along the direction of periodicity of a one-dimensional photonic crystal (Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics (2018) 35 (2957-2962) DOI: 10.1364/JOSAB.35.002957) Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics 2018