Naeem Shahid received his B.Sc degree from University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan, and M.Sc degree from University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan, in 1999 and 2002. Subsequently, he has worked for five years on the ISO-coordination for a public sector organization in Islamabad Pakistan. In Jan. 2008 he joined School of Information and Communication Technology, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Kista, Sweden where he has performed his PhD thesis research entitled “Technology and properties of InP-based photonic crystal structures and devices.” During the PhD, he was awarded Physica Status Solidi young researcher award for his contribution at the 16th Semiconducting and Insulating Materials Conference (SIMC-XVI), Stockholm, Sweden in Jun. 2011. His PhD work mainly involved cleanroom processing of micro- and nano-fabrication together with optical characterization of nanostructures (periodic and random) in InP-based materials. The research topic addressed the technology development of photonic crystal structures and unprecedented control of light through the devices based on this technology.
The control of optical fields using novel optical materials lies at the heart of the current nanotechnology revolution and offers unprecedented opportunities to enable novel functionalities. At the Department of Electronic Materials Engineering, Naeem’s research is aimed at the development of novel optoelectronic devices based on artificially structured material systems, whose properties can be tailored by design to meet specific applications. One interesting example of such systems is that of photonic crystals which offer unprecedented control on photons and have emerged as an important new class of optical materials. The research in this area involves both theoretical and experimental activities, including design and simulations, device fabrication, and electrical and optical characterization. His research interest further includes optical materials: fabrication and characterization, nano-lithography techniques, top-down nanostructures, surface passivation schemes, coupled quantum well/dot-nanocavity systems and photonic crystal lasers. He is the author/coauthor of over 10 articles published in international journals and conference proceedings.
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