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
Photonic spin Hall effect in Haldane model materials Physical Review B Shah M., Anwar M.S., Asgari R., Xianlong G., 2024
Comment on ???Experimental determination of heat capacities and their correlation with theoretical predictions??? [Am. J. Phys. 79(11), 1099???1103 (2011)] American Journal of Physics Beekman M., Phillips A.M., Anwar M.S., 2024
Evaluation of Coefficients of Friction for Cylinders, Rolling Down an Inclined Plane, by a Facile Video Analysis Technique The Physics Educator Hashim H.A., Ali Qazi S.N., Anwar M.S., Zafar Q., 2023
Design and implementation of a versatile magnetic field mapper for 3D volumes HardwareX Nasir M., Shoaib M., Hassan M.U., Anwar M.S., 2022
Topological Kerr effect in the graphene family materials Optics Express Shah M., Anwar M.S., 2022
Computational and experimental approach for investigation of epsilon-near-zero response in nitrogenated TiO<inf>2</inf> Materials Today Communications Shahbaz H., Saleem M., Anwar M.S., 2022
Optical spin-symmetry breaking for high-efficiency directional helicity-multiplexed metaholograms Microsystems and Nanoengineering Naveed M.A., Ansari M.A., Kim I., Badloe T., Kim J., Oh D.K., Riaz K., Tauqeer T., Younis U., Saleem M., Anwar M.S., Zubair M., Mehmood M.Q., Rho J., 2021
Structural and dielectric studies of MgAl<inf>2</inf>O<inf>4</inf>???TiO<inf>2</inf> composites for energy storage applications Ceramics International Ullah F., Qureshi M.T., Sultana K., Saleem M., Al Elaimi M., Abdel Hameed R., Haq S.U., Ismail H.S., Anwar M.S., 2021
Quantized Goos-H??nchen shifts on the surface of hybridized topological insulator thin films Physica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures Shah M., Sajid M., Anwar M.S., 2021
Quantum process tomography of a magneto-optic transformation Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics Akbar A., Faizan-e-Ilahi, Anwar M.S., 2021
Valley and spin polarized quantized spin dependent photonic shifts in topological silicene Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics Shah M., Anwar M.S., 2021
Transitional Faraday and Kerr effect in hybridized topological insulator thin films Optical Materials Express SHAH M., AKBAR A., SAJID M., ANWAR M.S., 2021
Planar achiral metasurfaces-induced anomalous chiroptical effect of optical spin isolation ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces Zubair M., Mehmood M.Q., Rho J., Rana A.S., Kim I., Ansari M.A., Anwar M.S., Saleem M., Tauqeer T., Danner A., 2020
Dilute magnetic ions mediated magneto-dielectric, optical and ferroelectric response of MgAl<inf>2</inf>O<inf>4</inf>spinels Journal of Physics Condensed Matter Ullah F., Qureshi M.T., Abbas S.K., Atiq S., Ikhlaq U., Iqbal Z., Saleem M., Anwar M.S., 2020
Synthesis, characterization and magnetic studies for a series of compounds having a trinuclear bimetallic Cu<inf>2</inf>(II)/Ln(III) system Polyhedron Fatima T., Imtiaz-ud-Din, Rauf M.K., Anwar M.S., Raheel A., Tahir M.N., Ashfaq M., 2020
Magneto-optic modulation of lateral and angular shifts in spin-orbit coupled members of the graphene family OSA Continuum Shah M., Anwar M.S., 2020
Engineering the absorption spectra of thin film multilayer absorbers for enhanced color purity in cmy color filters Optical Materials Express Rana A.S., Zubair M., Anwar M.S., Saleem M., Mehmood M.Q., 2020
Quantized and topological photonic spin hall effects in the graphene family in the presence of magnetic fields Optics InfoBase Conference Papers Shah M., Anwar M.S., 2020
Analysis of dielectric dispersion and magnetoelectric coupling in BiFeO<inf>3</inf> and NiFe<inf>2</inf>O<inf>4</inf> nanocomposites Ceramics International Khalid A., Abbas S.K., Mustafa G.M., Atiq S., Hussain S.S., Anwar M.S., Naseem S., 2019
Twisted non-diffracting beams through all dielectric meta-axicons Nanoscale Mahmood N., Jeong H., Kim I., Mehmood M.Q., Zubair M., Akbar A., Saleem M., Anwar M.S., Tahir F.A., Rho J., 2019
Hippopedal intensity plots: Drawing comparisons between antenna and optical polarimetry Applied Optics Waseem M.H., Faizan-E- Ilahi, Anwar M.S., 2019
Magneto-optical effects in the Landau level manifold of 2D lattices with spin-orbit interaction Optics Express Shah M., Anwar M.S., 2019
Correction: Polarisation insensitive multifunctional metasurfaces based on all-dielectric nanowaveguides (Nanoscale (2018) 10 (18323-18330) DOI: 10.1039/C8NR05633A) Nanoscale Mahmood N., Kim I., Mehmood M.Q., Jeong H., Akbar A., Lee D., Saleem M., Zubair M., Anwar M.S., Tahir F.A., Rho J., 2019
Six new dinuclear Schiff base complexes of Cu(II)/Ln(III) system: Synthesis, characterization and magnetic studies Journal of Molecular Structure Fatima T., Imtiaz-ud-Din, Akbar A., Anwar M.S., Tahir M.N., 2019
Fluoride ion assisted growth of hierarchical flowerlike nanostructures of Co/Ni ferrites and their magnetoresistive response RSC Advances Abbas S.K., Atiq S., Saleem M., Riaz S., Naseem S., Anwar M.S., 2019