Muhammad Zubair Nawaz

Postdoctoral Researchers


Dr. Muhammad Zubair Nawaz, currently serving as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, China, was born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. He pursued his academic journey in Physics at the Institute of Physics, Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan, where he earned his BS (Hons) and M.Phil degrees in 2014 and 2017, respectively.
In May 2023, Dr. Zubair successfully completed his PhD degree through the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) program in Materials Science and Engineering (New Energy Materials and Devices) from the Shanghai Institute of Intelligent Electronics and Systems at Donghua University, Shanghai, China.
Currently, he holds the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Southern University of Science and Technology, working under the supervision of Prof. Yury Illarionov. Dr. Zubair's research focuses on 1D-semiconductor micro-nanostructures, 2D layered/non-layered materials, and their applications as state-of-the-art hybrid flexible sensors.
Dr. Zubair boasts an impressive portfolio, having coauthored more than 10 research articles, including contributions to esteemed journals such as ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Advanced Materials Technologies, ACS Applied Electronics Materials, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, ACS Omega, Materials Advances, ACS ES&T Water, and Chemistry Letters (with over 5 as the first author).
In recognition of his outstanding academic achievements, Dr. Zubair received the Best International Researcher and Student Awards from Donghua University, Shanghai, China, in both 2022 and 2023. He is also a potential reviewer for several top international journals, including Advanced Optical Materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces, and Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers. Recently, Dr. Zubair was honored with an Honorary Research Fellow position in the STEMM Laboratory and Center of Graphene at the University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom, working under the supervision of Prof. Anna Baldycheva and co-supervision of Prof. Monica Craciun.

Education Background

Sep-2019 to May-2023: PhD (New Energy Materials and Devices), Shanghai Institute of Intelligent Electronics and Systems, Donghua University, Shanghai, China

Feb-2015 to Feb-2017: M.Phil Physics, Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Aug-2010 to Aug-2014: BS (Hons) Physics, Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Aug-2008 to Aug-2010: FSC (Pre-Engineering), F. G. Inter College, Noor Mahal Road, Bahawalpur

Aug-2007 to Aug-2008: SSC (Science), F. G. Boys Public School, Bahawalpur Cantt

Working Experience

Aug-2023 to Present: Joint Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Materials Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China and University of Exeter, Exeter, UK

June-2023 to Aug-2023: Visiting Researcher, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China


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ORCID: 0000-0002-0598-4315



Deep Learning-Based Image Reconstruction for Different Medical Imaging Modalities
Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
2022, 8750648
Complete System to Generate Clean Water from a Contaminated Water Body by a Handmade Flower-like Light Absorber
ACS Omega
6 (2021) 35104-35111
CdS Nanobelt-based Self-powered Flexible Photodetectors with High Photosensitivity
Materials Advances
2 (2021) 6031-6038
Flexible Photodetectors with High Responsivity and Broad Spectral Response Employing Ternary SnxCd1–xS Micronanostructures
ACS Applied Electronic Materials
3 (2021) 4151-4161
Integrated Multi-Layered Fabric with Tunable Water Supply to the Photothermal Conversion Layer for an Efficient Solar Water Evaporation
ACS ES&T Water
2, 5 (2022) 873-882
Design and preparation of flexible double-layered daytime radiative cooling composite film with antifouling property
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells
245(2022), 111836
Liquid Crystalline Thermosetting Composites-Based Triboelectric Nanogenerators with Intrinsic Flame Retardancy
Advanced Materials Technologies
2022, 2200002
High-Performance and Broadband Flexible Photodetectors Employing Multicomponent Alloyed 1D CdSxSe1–x Micro-Nanostructures
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
14 (2022) 19659-19671
V3O7H2O Nanowire Film/Td-MoTe2Flake Mixed-dimensional Van der Waals Heterostructure for Photodetection
Chemistry Letters
2023, 52 (5), 365-369
Synergistic Effect of Hybrid CdSe Nanobelt/PbI2Flake Heterojunction Toward Drastic Performance Flexible Photodetectors. 
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
2023, 15 (11),14715-14726.