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Muhammad Nauman

Ph.D. Physics

Postdoctoral Researcher


Muhammad Nauman, hails from the village ziarat kaka sahib in district Nowshera of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) Pakistan. Nauman did his undergraduate (BS) from Islamia College Peshawar and master's (MS) degree in physics from COMSATS University Islamabad Pakistan in 2012 and 2015, respectively. He completed his doctorate (Ph.D.) in condensed matter physics from Kyungpook National University (KNU) Daegu South Korea in the year 2020 (visit Education & Experience for details).

His research interest belongs to magnetic materials. He is currently focused on strongly correlated/quantum materials, quantum spin liquids, quasi-2D magnetic van der Waals (vdW) materials, anti-ferromagnetic spintronics, and multipole physics. He studies the exotic properties of materials in extreme conditions i.e. low temperature, high magnetic field, high pressure, strain, etc. (visit Research Activities OR Research Publications for details)

During his MS, he was selected as a research associate during the second half of his master’s degree in a joint PAK-US project titled “Magnetic Magnetothermal properties of gadolinium-based compounds for hyperthermia applications”. It was a bilateral project supported by the higher education commission (HEC) of Pakistan and the national science foundation (NSF), USA. During the fourth year of his Ph.D., he assisted in the grant writing titled "Physics of the magnetic layered van der Waals (vdW) materials" and later worked as a research associate in the mentioned bilateral project. The project was supported by the national research foundation (NRF) Korea and the Czech science foundation (GACR), the Czech republic. Nauman worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Dr. Younjung Jo's group at KNU during 2020-21 and later joined the group of Dr. Kimberly Modic at the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria (visit Research Grants for details).

Apart from research, he has a broad range of teaching experience from individual tutoring to professional mentoring and teaching high school, graduate, and undergraduate level courses. He has taught at Qurtuba college Peshawar, global college Rawalpindi, and recently at the University of wah Pakistan (visit Experience for details).

Nauman has received numerous awards and distinctions in his name. For the years 2008, 2009, and 2011, he was awarded a senior alumni association (SAA) Scholarship and chosen on the basis of his academic success as the best student for the years listed. He received best poster awards and prizes during the 7th BK21Plus workshop 2017, the Korean physical society (KPS) spring meeting 2018, and APCTP-KIAS quantum materials symposium 2019. He got Korea international graduate scholarship (KINGS) and Brain Korea 21st Century (BK21) scholarship for Ph.D. in South Korea.

He is a member of the Korean physical society (KPS), Pakistan physical society (PPS), the national academy of young scientists (NAYS), and the Khwarizmi science society (KSS), Pakistan (visit Synergistic activities for details).

He takes pleasure in educating people by writing articles on different educational issues of Pakistan at the top of the list Newspapers. Some of his articles published in reputed newspapers were later part of the Punjab University Library and those were also published for potential support by the CSS Forum, Pakistan. One of his articles has been recently published in one of Korea's leading english newspapers, The Korean Times, outlining the key parameters of South Korea's exceptional growth and presenting Korea as a model for developing countries to excel in science and innovation.

He keeps himself updated with new scientific discoveries and breakthroughs from his field that he shares in his articles and blogs in a simple way with the common public (visit Articles and Blogs OR Gallery for details).