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Assistant Professor
Dr Zulfiqar Ali Shah
Assistant Professor


PhD Physics : Hazara University ,Mansehra, Hazara University, Pakistan

Study of Anharmonic Effects in the Presence of Adparticles at the Surfaces of Crystals of Nobel Metals .



  • Assistant Professor in Physics, Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad ,Pakistan from 22 November 2021 upto date.
  • Assistant Professor in Physics, Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering and Information Technology Yahi Yar Khan (Pakistan) from 01 July 2017 to 12 ,November 2021.
  • Assistant Professor/Head of Department Government College University, Faisalabad Layyah Campus (February 2015 to 30 Jun 2017).
  • One year and six months teaching experience in Hazara University Haripur ,Campus (From Jan 2011 to Jun 2012).
  • One year teaching experience in University of Haripur (From October 2012 to October 2013).
  • One year teaching experience in Hazara University Mansehra (From October 2013 to March 2014).



  1. Zulfiqar Ali Shah, S. S. Hayat, Z. Rehmana and f. Bouafia (2014), "Themolecular dynamic study of anharmonic effects at Cu(111) and Ag(111)surfacesin the presence of Cu-and Ag-trimer island", Phys. Lett. A 378 (1727–1732). I.F→ 2.278.
  2. Zulfiqar Ali Shah, S. S. Hayat, Z. Rehman, S. S. Rahman and F. Bouafia (2014), "Vacancy generation and adsorption of Cu atom at Ag(1 1 1) surfaceduring diffusion of Cu-trimer", Surf. Rev. and Lett. 21, 5 (1450072-1450079). I.F → 0.835.
  3. F. Hussaina, Zulfiqar Ali Shah, S. S. Hayata, N. Hassanb and S. A. Ahmad (2013), " Interaction of point defects with twin boundaries in Au: A molecular
  4. dynamics study", Chin. Phys. B 22, 9 (096102-096111) I.F → 1.223. F. Hussain, S. S. Hayat Zulfiqar Ali Shah and S. A. Ahmad (2013), "Effect of crystal defects on the melting temperature of Ni and Al", Chin. J. of Phys, 51, 2 (356-367). I.F → 2.638.
  5. Sardar Sikandar Hayat, Zakirur-Rehman and Zulfiqar Ali Shah (2017), "A study of dynamical evolution of small two-dimensional Copper islands difusion on Ag(1 1 1) surface and observed surface effects", Modern Physics Letters B, (1750316-1750334). I.F → 0.940.
  6. Zulfiqar Ali Shah, Sardar Sikandar Hayat Yasir Arafat, Munawar Saeed, Metab Ul Allah and N. A. Niaz (2017), "Effect of temperature on diffusion parameters for 2-Dimensional copper 5-atom island", Research & Reviews: Journal of Material Sciences, 5, 6 (09-16). I.F → 0.57.
  7. Mahtab Ullah, Anwar Manzoor Rana, E. Ahmed, Abdul Sattar Malik, Zulfiqar Ali Shah, Naseeb Ahmad, Ujala Mehtab, Rizwan Raza (2018), "Tribological performance of polycrystalline tantalum-carbide-incorporated diamond films on silicon substrates", Physica B: Physics of Condensed Matter, 437 (277-282). I.F → 1.902.
  8. M. Ullah, A. M. Rana, E. Ahmed, Zulfiqar Ali Shah R. Raza, Engr. M. Ahmad (2017) "Boron-incorporated diamond to act As electrode material in lithium ion batteries", Journal of Ovonic Research, 13, 4, (187 - 194). I.F → 0.701.
  9. Asghar Khan, Zulfiqar Ali Shah, Jabran Khan, Yasir Arafat, Sikandar Hayat and Munawar Saeed (2017), "Principle Investigation of Structural, Electronics and Chemical Properties of Sn Doped PbX (X=S, Se, Te)", Journal of Theoretical & Computational Science, 4, 2(1000159- 1000172). I.F →0.897.
  10. Zulfiqar Ali Shah Kiran Zeb, M. Khalid (2017), "Dye sensitized solar cells based on different solvents: comparative study", Journal of Fundamentals of Renewable Energy and Applications, 7, 4 (1000234 - 1000237). I.F →1.41.
  11. M.F. Manzoor, E. Ahmad, M. Ullah, A.M. Rana, Zulfiqar Ali Shah A.S. Malik, M. Farooq, I. Ahmad, M. Hasnain, , W.Q. Khan and U. Mehtab (2019), "Impact of Copper Doping on the Structural, Electrical and Optical Properties of Auto-Combustion Synthesized ZnO Nanocomposites", Acta Physica Polonica A, 135 3 (458- 466). I.F → 0.590.
  12.  Abdul Ghafar Wattoo, Zhenlun Song, M. Zubair Iqbal, Muhammad Rizwan, Ahmad Saeed, Zulfiqar Ali Shah Sajjad Ahmad, Akbar Ali, Nazir A. Naz, “Effect of zinc concentration on physical properties of copper oxide (Cu1- xZnxO)”, J. Mater. Sci.: Mater Electron. 26 (2015), 9795-9800. (IF= 2.220)
  13. Robabeh Bagheri, Abdul Ghafar Wattoo, Yan Yao, Jikang Liu,Cheng Xu, Masoumeh Moradi-Haghighi, Zulfiqar Ali Shah, Zhenlun Song, “Efficient and stable electrocatalyst for hydrogen evolution reaction prepared by hybrid technique in surface engineering: Electrochemical and magnetron sputtering methods”, Int. J. of Hydrogen Energy, 43 (2017) 1-15. (IF= 4.939)
  14.  Mengxue Bi, Cheng Xu, Zulfiqar Ali Shah, Abdul Ghafar Wattoo, RobabehBagheri, Yanxia Chen, Shoudong Mao, Zhongshan Lv, Lijing Yang, ZhenlunSong, “Corrosion behavior of sintered CeNdFeB magnets in differentsolutions”, J. Alloys and Compounds, 703 (2017), 232-241. (IF= 4.650)
  15. Zhenya Cao, Xuefeng Ding, Robabeh Bagheri, Zulfiqar Ali Shah, Cheng Xu, Lijing Yang, Leixin Song, Yongqing Wen, Zhenlun Song, “The deposition, microstructure and properties of Al protective coatings for NdFeB magnets by multi-arc ion plating”, Vacuum, 142 (2017), 37-44. (IF=2.906)
  16. 1Amjad Islam, Dongdong Zhang, Khurram Usman, Ahmad Hassan Siddique, Abdul Ghafar Wattoo, Zulfiqar Ali Shah Hamad Khalid, Xinhua Ouyang, Lian Duan, Ziyi Ge, “Triphenylvinyl anthracene based emitter for non-doped blue light emitting devices with unusual emission behavior” Optical Materials, 79 (2018), 8-11. (IF= 2.779)
  17. Somayeh Mehrabani, Jitendra Pal Singh, Robabeh Bagheri, Abdul Ghafar Wattoo, Zhenlun Song, Keun Hwa Chae, Mohammad Mahdi Najafpour, Zulfiqar Ali Shah; “Nanosized (Ni1-xZnx)Fe2O4 for water oxidation”, Nanoscale Advances, 1 (2018) 686- 695.
  18. Amjad Islam, Khurram Usman, Abdul Ghafar Wattoo, Tauseef Shahid, Hafi ,Muhammad Adeel Sharif, Nadeem Abbas, Ahmad Hassan Siddique, Manan ,Ahmed, Ziyi Ge, Zulfiqar Ali Shah Xinhua Quyang, “Meta-Substituted Bipolar Imidazole Based Emitter for Efficient Non-Doped Deep Blue Organic Light Emitting Devices with a High Electroluminescence” J. Photochemistry & Photobiology, A: Chemistry, 379 (2019), 72-78. (IF= 3.306)
  19.  J. Adnan, Arfan. M, Shahid. T, Khan. M. Z, R. Masab, A. H. Ramish, S. Ahtasham, A.G. Wattoo, Zulfiqar Ali Shah Hashim. M, Zahoor. A, M. F. Nasir, “Synthesis of Cadmium Hydroxide Cd(OH)2 Nanostructure via Composite Hydroxide Meditated (CHM) Approach”, J. Nanomaterials andNanotechnology, 9 (2019), 1-7. (IF=2.00)
  20.  Abdull Rahim Mohd Yusoff, Munawar Saeed Qureshi, Zulfiqar Ali Shah, Palanivel Sathishkumar, and Zulkifli Yusop (2018), "Determination of paraquat dichloride from water samples using differential pulse cathodic stripping voltammetry paramalinggam thanalechumi", Russian Journal ofElectrochemistry, 54, 12 (1155–1163). I.F → 1.063.
  21. Bakhtiar Ul Haq, S. AlFai, Ahmed S. Jbara, K. Butt, A. Lare, Zulfiqar Ali Shah Aijaz Rasool Chaudhry, (2020), "Optoelectronic properties of three PbSepolymorphs", Ceramics International 46, (22181–22188). I.F → 3.830.
  22. Zulfiqar Ali Shah, S. S. Hayat (2016), "Effect of Twin Boundary on the Surface Relaxations of Cu Interfaces" P. J. Sci & Tech 2, 1 (77-90). I.F → HEC Y-Category.
  23. Zulfiqar Ali Shah, Z. Rehman and S.S. Hayat, (2015) "Study of Anharmonic effects in the presence of Cu and Ag island on (111), A Molecular Dynamicsapproach" P. J. Sci Tech 1, 1 (80-89). I.F → HEC Y-Category.
  24. Z. Rehman, Zulfiqar Ali Shah and S. S. Hayat (2015) "Computational Study of Thermal Diffusive Properties of Cu/Ag(111) surface", P. J. Sci Tech 1, 1, (68-I.F → HEC Y-Category.

Project, Research Interests

  • 0.5 Million project under SRGP of HEC (Completed).
  • 4. NRPU project from HEC (Running).
  • 5. KFUEIT Excellent performance award of 2019-2020
  • 6. NRPU winning award of 2019.


The Allama Iqbal Open University was established in May, 1974, with the main objectives of providing educational opportunities to masses and to those who cannot leave their homes and jobs. During all these past years, the University has more than fulfilled this promise.