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Dr. Waqar Azeem

Assistant Professor

Dr. Waqar is working as an Assistant of Professor of Physics at Zayed Military University, Rabdan Academy. Prior joining to Rabdan Academy, Dr. Waqar was working as an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Physics, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan.

Dr. Waqar has done his bachelor in Physics, and started his academic career as an Applied Physics Lab Instructor from National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), where he obtained his master degree. After obtaining his PhD degree from The University of Hong Kong (HKU), Dr. Waqar worked as a Research Assistant at HKU. During his Doctorate, he has also been working as a teaching assistant for different Physics courses.

In July, 2019, Dr. Waqar joined the Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China as a Postdoc and worked till July, 2021. Dr. Waqar has a vast experience of teaching physics both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and also has a good publication record in peer reviewed journal.


    Doctorate   Materials Physics   Year   2018

    University   The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

     Master   Physics   Year   2014

    University   National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad Pakistan

    Bachelor   Physics   Year   2011

    University   Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan Pakistan

Teaching Areas


    Materials Science

Research Interests

    Fabrication and characterization of semiconductors thin films using Pulsed Laser Deposition.

    Defects mediated functionalization of ZnO based materials


    Influence of Er substitution on the properties of ZnO: A comprehensive study

    Fahad Azad, Caiqin Luo, Waqar Azeem, Xing Zhong Cao, Andrej Kuznetsov, Kaimin Shih, Chang Zhong Liao, Francis Chi-Chung Ling. Ceramics International, 2022

    Shape-control growth of 2D-In2Se3 with out-of- plane ferroelectricity by chemical vapor deposition

    Rashad Rashid, Francis Ling, Wang S.P, Xiao Ke, Cui Xiaodong, Chan T. H, Ong Daniel, Waq ar Azeem, Muhammad Younas. Nanoscale, 2020,12, 20189-20201

    Ferromagnetism in undoped ZnO grown by pulsed laser deposition

    Waqar Azeem, Luo, Cai-Qin; Xu, Chi; Zhou, Shengqiang; Wagner, Andreas; Butterling, Maik; Younas, Muhammad; Ling, Francis. Mater. Res. Express, 7 (2020) 056102

    Point contact bipolar resistive switching observed in transparent ZnMgO/ ZnO:Ga heterostructure

    Waqar Azeem, Shichen Su, Lok Ping Ho, Muhammad Younas, Fahad Azad, and Rashad Rashid. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 30, 7080–7086 (2019)

    Reversible Tuning of Ferromagnetism and Resistive Switching in ZnO/Cu Thin Films

    Younas Muhammad, Chi Xu, Muhammad Arshad, Lok Ping Ho, Shengqiang Zhou, Fahad Azad, Muhammad Javed Akhtar, Shichen Su, Waqar Azeem, and Francis C.C Ling. ACS Omega, 2017, 2, 12, 8810-8817

    Surface localization of the Er-related optical active centers in Er doped zinc oxide films

    Azad Fahad, Caiqin Luo, Shichen Su, Muhammad Younas, Waqar Azeem, Andrej Kuznetsov, Alexander Azarov et al. Journal of Applied Physics, 121, 235701 (2017)

    Magnetization of Cu-doped ZnO film structure modulated by Cu+/Cu2+ oxidation state occupancy: A possible mechanism for voltage control magnetism

    FCC Ling, M. Younas, W. Azeem, C. Xu, Mao Wang, SQ Zhou. The 19th International Conference on II-VI Compounds and Related Materials, 2019

    Zn-vacancy related defects in Zn-polar and O-polar ZnO fabricated by pulsed laser deposition

    FCC Ling, C Luo, W. Azeem, M Butterling, A Wagner. The 4th Japan-China Joint Workshop on Positron Science (JWPS 2019)

Dr. Waqar Azeem
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