Dr. Mian Akif Safeen
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Dr. Mian Akif Safeen 
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Material Physics 
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Degree From To Major Institute/University
PhD 2013 2016 Applied Physics University of Naples Federico II, Italy
M.Phil 2009 2011 Solid State Physics University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
M.Sc 2007 2009 Physics University of Peshawar, Peshawar, Pakistan
Designation Organization From To
Associate Professor in Physics (TTS) University of Poonch Rawalakot, AJK November,2022 Till Date
Assistant Professor in Physics (TTS) University of Poonch Rawalakot, AJK November,2017 November,2022
Assistant Professor in Physics (ad hoc) Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences, Quetta August,2017 November,2017
Assistant Professor in Physics (IPFP) Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan August,2016 August,2017
Research Assistant NEST laboratory Institute of Nano-science Pisa Italy January,2012 December,2012
Research Projects
Title Description Sponsoring agency Amount
HEC Travel Grant to Saudi Arabia 2023 For oral talk at conference (ICES2023) at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Higher Education Commission, Pakistan 0.165 millions
Investigation of Transition Metal Doped ZnO Nano-Particles for Efficient Conversion of Waste Heat to NRPU Project 2021 Higher Education Commission, Pakistan 5.978 millions
HEC Travel Grant to USA 2019 For oral talk at conference Boston USA Higher Education Commission, Pakistan 0.356 millions
Engineering of Metals Doped ZnO Nanorods for Gas Sensor Application Start-Up Research Grant Program (SRGP) Higher Education Commission, Pakistan 0.342 millions
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Associate Professor (TTS) University of Poonch Rawalakot, AJK
19) Akif Safeen.; Safeen, K.; Ullah, R.; Zulfqar; Shah, W.H.; Zaman, Q.; Althubeiti, K.; Al Otaibi, S.; Rahman, N.; Iqbal, S.; et al. Enhancing the physical properties and photocatalytic activity of TiO2 nanoparticles via cobalt doping. RSC Advances 2022, 12, 15767-15774, (Impact Factor 3.369)
18) Khan, R.; Althubeiti, K.; Algethami, M.; Rahman, N.; Sohail, M.; Mao, Q.; Zaman, Q.; Ullah, A.; Ilyas, N.; Afzal, A.M.; Akif Safeen; Khan, A. Observation of Quantum Criticality in Antiferromagnetic based (Ce1?xYx)2Ir3Ge5 Kondo-Lattice System. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 2022, 169361, (Impact Factor 2.99)
17) Akif Safeen; Safeen, K.; Shafique, M.; Iqbal, Y.; Ahmed, N.; Rauf Khan, M.A.; Asghar, G.; Althubeiti, K.; Al Otaibi, S.; Ali, G.; et al. The effect of Mn and Co dual-doping on the structural, optical, dielectric and magnetic properties of ZnO nanostructures. RSC Advances 2022, 12, 11923-11932, (Impact Factor 3.369)
16) Zubair, M.; Khan, A.; Hua, T.; Ilyas, N.; Fashu, S.; Afzal, A.M.; Akif Safeen.; Khan, R. Oxygen vacancies induced room temperature ferromagnetism and enhanced dielectric properties in Co and Mn co-doped ZnO nanoparticles. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics 2021, 32, 9463-9474, (Impact Factor 2.478)
15) Pallecchi, I.; Lorenzini, N.; Akif Safeen.; Can, M.M.; Di Gennaro, E.; Granozio, F.M.; Marré, D. Irreversible Multi?Band Effects and Lifshitz Transitions at the LaAlO3/SrTiO3 Interface Under Field Effect. Advanced Electronic Materials 2021, 7, 2001120, (Impact Factor 7.295)
14) Asghar, G.; Asri, S.; Khusro, S.N.; Tariq, G.H.; Awan, M.; Irshad, M.; Akif Safeen.; Iqbal, Y.; Shah, W.H.; Anis-ur-Rehman, M. Enhanced magnetic properties of barium hexaferrite. Journal of Electronic Materials 2020, 49, 4318-4323, (Impact Factor 1.938)
13) Khan, W.; Shah, W.; Shah, S.; Khan, S.; Syed, W.; Ahmad, N.; Akif Safeen; Safeen, K. INCREASING THE POWER FACTOR BY Sb DOPED Tl10-xSbxTe6 IN CHALCOGENIDE SYSTEM. Chalcogenide Letters 2019, 16, 343-349, (Impact Factor 0.885)
12) Tufail, M.; Shah, W.; Shah, U.; Khan, W.; Syed, W.; Akif Safeen. EFFECTS OF Sn DOPING ON THE SEEBECK COEFFICIENT AND ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY OF Tl9Sb1-xSnxTe6 NANOPARTICLES. Chalcogenide Letters 2019, 16, 175-184, (Impact Factor 0.885)
11) Safeen, K.; Micheli, V.; Bartali, R.; Gottardi, G.; Akif Safeen.; Ullah, H.; Laidani, N. Synthesis of Nb-doped TiO2 films on rigid and flexible substrates at low temperature. Modern Physics Letters B 2019, 33, 1950313, (Impact Factor 1.94)
10) Akif Safeen.; Shah, W.; Khan, R.; Shakeel, A.; Iqbal, Y.; Asghar, G.; Khan, R.; Khan, G.; Safeen, K.; Shah, W. Measurement of plasma parameters for copper using laser induced breakdown spectroscopy. Digest Journal of Nanomaterials and Biostructures 2019, 14, 29-35, (Impact Factor 0.963)
9) Khan, R.; de Araujo, C.I.L.; Khan, T.; Khattak, S.A.; Ahmed, E.; Khan, A.; Ullah, B.; Khan, G.; Safeen, K.; Akif Safeen. Effect of thermal calcination on the structural, dielectric and magnetic properties of (ZnO–Ni) semiconductor. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics 2019, 30, 3396-3404, (Impact Factor 2.478)
8) Shah, W.H.; Iqbal, Y.; Akif Safeen; Safeen, K.; Khan, G.; Shah, W.H.; Ahmed, I.; Khan, S.; Zhao, T.; Ul-Haq, K. Study of the structural and electrical properties of silicon ion irradiated zirconium nitride thin films. Modern Physics Letters B 2018, 32, 1850281, (Impact Factor 1.668)
7) Safeen, K.; Micheli, V.; Bartali, R.; Gottardi, G.; Akif Safeen.; Ullah, H.; Laidani, N. Influence of intrinsic defects on the electrical and optical properties of TiO2: Nb films sputtered at room temperature. Thin Solid Films 2018, 645, 173-179, (Impact Factor 2.183)
6) Safeen, K.; Micheli, V.; Bartali, R.; Gottardi, G.; Akif Safeen,.; Ullah, H.; Iacob, E.; Fidrizzi, M.; Laidani, N. Structural phase-dependent resistivity of intrinsic-extrinsic co-doped transparent
5) Safeen, K.; Micheli, V.; Bartali, R.; Gottardi, G.; Akif Safeen,.; Ullah, H.; Laidani, N. Synthesis of conductive and transparent Nb-doped TiO2 films: role of the target material and sputtering gas composition. Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing 2017, 66, 74-80, (Impact Factor 3.927)
4) Sambri, A.; Khare, A.; Mirabella, S.; Di Gennaro, E.; Akif Safeen,.; Di Capua, F.; Campajola, L.; Scotti di Uccio, U.; Amoruso, S.; Miletto Granozio, F. Plasma dynamics and cations off-stoichiometry in LaAlO3 films grown in high pressures regimes. Journal of Applied Physics 2016, 120, 225306, (Impact Factor 2.546)
3) Roddaro, S.; Ercolani, D.; Akif Safeen; Rossella, F.; Piazza, V.; Giazotto, F.; Sorba, L.; Beltram, F. Large thermal biasing of individual gated nanostructures. Nano Research 2014, 7, 579-587, (Impact Factor 8.897)
2) Roddaro, S.; Ercolani, D.; Akif Safeen; Suomalainen, S.; Rossella, F.; Giazotto, F.; Sorba, L.; Beltram, F. Giant thermovoltage in single InAs nanowire field-effect transistors. Nano letters 2013, 13, 3638-3642, (Impact Factor 11.19)
1) Shah, W.H.; Akif Safeen, Effects of Frequency on AC Conductivity and Magnetoresistance in Doped La0.65Ca0.35MnO3 Manganites. Journal of electronic materials 2012, 41, 2243-2249, (Impact Factor 1.938)