Dr. Shahid Ali
  • Professor (Tenured)

Dr. Shahid Ali

Ph.D , University of Padova, Italy (2009) in Nanophotonics, Nanomaterials
Research Interest:  1. Fabrication of metal ions doped glasses by field-assisted solid-state ion diffusion technique 2. Physics and chemistry of the diffusion process and precipitation of the nanoparticles in glass 3. Studies of the structural modifications induced in silicate glasses by ionic diffusion 4. Synthesis and characterization of nanofibers for optical, electrical, sensing and thermal properties 5. Synthesis and characterization of thermoluminescent and photoluminescent dosimeters 6. X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy by using synchrotron radiations
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Shahid Ali (M’44) PhD, a distinguished researcher hailing from Mardan, Pakistan, has established an exceptional academic and professional background. With an unwavering passion for scientific exploration, he has made remarkable contributions in the field of physics.

Dr. Ali's academic journey began with a distinction in his MSc degree from Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad in 2002. His insatiable curiosity and thirst for knowledge led him to pursue a PhD at the esteemed University of Padova, Italy, where he successfully defended his doctoral thesis in 2009. His groundbreaking research focused on the intricate realm of ionic diffusion behavior of transition metal and rare-earth ions in silicate glasses, employing the field-assisted solid-state ion exchange technique.

Following the completion of his doctorate, Dr. Ali continued to enhance his expertise as a Postdoctoral Scholar at Elettra, Synchrotron Trieste, Italy. There, he delved into the realm of X-Ray Absorption Fine Structure Spectroscopy, unraveling the secrets of nanostructured materials and mastering various advanced characterization techniques.

Currently, Dr. Ali holds a distinguished position at the Department of Physics, University of Peshawar. His multidimensional research interests encompass an impressive array of subjects, including the exploration of optical properties in metal/rare-earth ion-doped glasses, unraveling the intricacies of diffusion processes at the thin film-glass interface, investigating nanoparticle precipitation phenomena, and probing structural modifications within glass matrices using X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy. Furthermore, his expertise extends to the development and application of thermoluminescent and photoluminescent dosimeters, as well as the utilization of nanofibers for diverse scientific applications.

Dr. Ali's outstanding accomplishments extend beyond his academic and research achievements. His exceptional abilities and research acumen have garnered substantial recognition, resulting in over 50 million PKR of funding for numerous national and international projects. This significant funding attests to Dr. Ali's prowess in securing support for his innovative research initiatives, further solidifying his reputation as a visionary scientist and a skilled grant recipient.

With an illustrious publication record, Dr. Ali has showcased his intellectual prowess through over 50 impactful research articles published in renowned international journals. His groundbreaking work has garnered significant recognition, amassing over 700 citations and an impressive total impact factor of over 200. Moreover, Dr. Ali has served as a nurturing mentor, guiding the research journeys of two PhD students and over 23 MPhil students, imparting his knowledge and inspiring future scientific leaders.