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Since 02-08-13

Abdus Salam Chair in Physics

 

Prof. ABDUS SALAM
1926 - 1996

Studied 1942-46,

Taught 1951-54

at GC University Lahore

 

Professor ABDUS SALAM Nobel Prize

The original Nobel Award of Abdus Salam at PG Library GCU Lahore

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

The Federal Government of Pakistan established Salam Chair in Physics at Government College University, Lahore in 1999 and named it after the Nobel Laureate of Pakistan, Dr. Abdus Salam who was a student (1942-46) and a faculty member (1951-54) at the College. Dr. G. Murtaza was appointed Professor Salam Chair in March 2000. A number of programs aimed at promoting research activity in Physics at the GCU have been initiated by Salam Chair. Some important achievements in this regard are stated below:

 

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

 

  • Research Publications (since March  2000):
    150
          (List attached)

 (150 = 108 Research Papers + 42 Conference Proceedings/presentations)

 

M Phil/Ph.D. Program

  • Produced 12 Ph.Ds   (4 QAU+8 GCU) and 35 M.Phils (4 QAU+31 GCU).

  • Currently nine (5 Ph.D and 4 M. Phil) students are working at Salam Chair.

  • A number of young colleagues and research students at the GCUL have been inducted into the Plasma Physics program (Theoretical/Experimental).

  • Plasma Technology Lab has been set up at CASP wherein the following devices are operational.

1.    A 3kJ Plasma Focus device was fabricated, assembled and commissioned and has been in operation for several years now.

2.    Plasma Focus Device (called MiniFocus) which was gifted to us by the Imperial College London is also functional and in use.

3.    A plasma device used for the generation of low density Cold Plasma was designed and fabricated and is in operation. This device is for Surface Coating experiments on different substrates.
  • A Central Facility of XRD has been added with financial assistance from the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and is in use.

Research Grants and Fellowships 

  • Three student fellowships were awarded by The Abdus Salam ICTP for the years 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

  • Three research projects were granted by the Pakistan Science Foundation, the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission and the Dr. A. Q. Khan Research Laboratories, providing funds for setting up the lab and for supporting research scholars. In all, five student fellowships were awarded by these R&D institutions.

  • Federation Agreement was signed with The Abdus Salam ICTP under which three young faculty members of the University can participate in different research activities of the ICTP each year (eight have already visited the Center during the year 2002, 2003, 2005 & 2006 and 2008).

  • Received Research Productivity Allowance Award of Rs. 1,200,000/- for the year
    2001-2002 by the PCST, half of which was for the awardee (Dr. G. Murtaza) and the rest for the promotion of Research Activity. From the latter amount, five M. Phil students were given fellowships @Rs.5,000/- p.m. and some equipment was purchased.

  • Received Research Productivity Allowance Award of Rs. 360,000/- for the year 2005, 80% of which was for the awardee (Dr. G. Murtaza) and the rest for the promotion of research activity. The latter was granted to a Ph.D student as fellowship.

  • Received Distinguished National Professor’s Research Grant of Rs. 150,000/- to meet the expenditures on various research activities. Three M.Phil students are receiving  grant @ 8,000/- p.m. per person

  • Organised Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and twelveth   National Symposia on Frontiers in Physics at the GCU Campus on November 20-22, 2000; January 28-30, 2003, January 11-14, 2005 , 29-31, January, 2009 , 02-04 February 2011 respectively in which several foreign professors also participated.

  • Organised Salam Day Celebrations/ Salam Lectures by various eminent scientists on different occasions.  

  • Dr. G. Murtaza delivered lectures, seminars and talks (more than 20) on various occasions.

  • Salam Chair faculty/research scholars participated in several National & International Conferences, Symposia etc.(more than 30).

Research fellowships awarded to Salam Chair by various institutions

 

1.      ICTP Contribution for three student fellowships at Salam Chair in Physics

 

ICTP remitted to Salam Chair amounts of US$4000 (2001), US$4800 (2002), US$ 5701.25 (2003), € 5,400 (2004), € 5,400 (2005), € 5,800 (2006), € 5,800 (2007), € 5,800 (2008) , € 3,560 (2009), €, 5800 (2010)  and €, 5800 (2011)  for Research students:

        

  1.  

Usman Saleem

@US$100/-p.m.

M. Phil Student (registered at GCUL)

From June 1, 2001 to Oct. 31, 2002

  1.  

Faisal Yaqoob

@US$100/-p.m.

M. Phil Student (registered at QAU)

From June 1, 2001 to June 30, 2002

  1.  

Mohammad Iqbal 

Ph.D. Student (registered at QAU)

@US$125/-p.m.

From June 1, 2001 to Aug. 31, 2001

  1.  

Ms. Mubashra Hameed

@US$150/-p.m.

Ph. D Student (registered at CSSP)

From Nov. 1, 2001 to Dec. 31, 2002

  1.  

Faisal Mahmood

@US$150/-p.m.

Ph.D student (registered at GCUL)

From March 1, 2003 to May 31, 2003

  1.  

Sajjad Sarwar

@US$150/-p.m.

Ph.D student (registered at GCUL)

From September 1, 2003 –October 2004

  1.  

Ms. Nazish Rubab

@ € 160/-p.m.

Ph.D. Student (registered at GCUL)

From September 1, 2003 - June 2008 

  1.  

Ms. Sadia Zaheer

@ € 160/-p.m.

Ph.D. Student (registered at GCUL)

From July 1, 2002 –August 2009

  1.  

Gohar Abbas

@ € 160/-p.m.

Ph.D. Student (registered at GCUL)

From July 1, 2007 –onward

  1.  

Abdur Rasheed

@ € 160/-p.m.

Ph.D. Student (registered at GCUL)

From October  1, 2009 –onward

  1.  

Mudassir Ali

@ € 160/-p.m.

Ph.D. Student (registered at GCUL)

From October  1, 2009 –onward

  1.  

Muhammad Shahid

@ € 160/-p.m.

Ph.D. Student (registered at GCUL)

September 1, 2012

  1.  

Azhar Hussain

@ € 160/-p.m.

 

Ph.D. Student (registered at GCUL)

September 1, 2012

  1.  

Hafsa Naim

@ € 160/-p.m.

Ph.D. Student (registered at GCUL)

September 1, 2012

  1.  

Zafar Iqbal

@ € 160/-p.m.

 

Ph.D. Student (registered at GCUL)

December 1, 2013

 

 2.         Productivity Allowance (PCST) 

Fellowships @Rs 5000/- p.m. were granted to following M. Phil students out of the PCST Productivity Allowance:

 i.

Rahat Nazeer

M. Phil Student, (GCUL)

From July 1, 2002 to February 28, 2003

ii.

Arroj A. Khan

M. Phil Student, (GCUL)

From July 1, 2002 to February 28, 2003

iii.

Azeem Mir

M. Phil Student, (GCUL)

From July 1, 2002 to February 28, 2003

vi.

M. Sarfraz Ahmad

M. Phil Student, (GCUL)

From July 1, 2002 (left for abroad)

v.

Faisal Mahmood

M. Phil Student, (GCUL)

From July 1, 2002 to February 28, 2003

vi.

Hamid  Latif

M. Phil Student, (GCUL)

From March 1, 2003 to November 30, 2003

vii.

Ayesha Rehman

M. Phil Student, (GCUL)

From March 1, 2003 onwards

 

viii.

Gohar Abbas

M. Phil Student, (GCUL)

From March 1, 2003 onwards

ix.

Aamir Islam

M. Phil Student, (GCUL)

From March 1, 2003 to November 30, 2003

x.

Nazish Rubab

M. Phil Student, (GCUL)

From March 1, 2003 to October 31, 2003

xi.

Altaf-ur-Rahman

M. Phil Student, (GCUL)

From March 1, 2003 to October 31, 2003

 

3.    PAEC Project


Title: Plasma Processing of Materials and Phase Changes Using Dense Plasma Focus

Duration: Three Years   Amount:  Rs. 6,18,000/-

Research Fellowships:   Two @ Rs 6,000/- p.m. each for three years

 

i.

Mohammad Hassan

M. Phil student (registered at QAU)

From March 1, 2001 to June 30, 2002

ii.

M. Farooq

M. Phil student (registered at GCU)

From Jan 1, 2002 to June 30, 2002

iii.

Sajjad Sarwar

M. Phil student

From July 1, 2002 to August 31, 2003

vi.

Muhammad Zubair Khan

M. Phil student

From July 1, 2002 to January 31, 2005

 

4.  MOST Project (Strengthening of Research Faculty)

 

Two Positions of Research Associates @Rs 8000/- p.m. were granted by Ministry of Science & Technology.

 

i.

Mohammad Hassan

@8000/-p.m.

Research Associate

From June 27, 2002 to May 30, 2003

ii.

M. Farooq Umar

@8000/-p.m.

Research Associate

From June 27, 2002 to June 30, 2003

 

5.  KRL Project

 

Two fellowships @Rs 3000/- p.m. were granted by the KRL  for M. Phil students.  Duration: Three months

 

i.

Azeem Mir

M. Phil student of GCUL

From Oct. 1, 2001 to Dec 31, 2001

ii.

Arooj A. Khan

M. Phil student of GCUL

From Oct. 1, 2001 to Dec 31, 2001

 

Scholars awarded Ph.D degree

Name of Scholar

Title of Thesis

 Year

Foreign Referees

M. H. Nasim 

(QAU)

Energy Loss of Charged  Projectiles in a Dusty Plasma

2000

A. R. Bell, G. J.

Pert & L. Stenflo

M. Iqbal

(QAU)

Study of High Beta Relaxed State of Plasma           

2002

J. D. Callen

Anisa Qamar

(QAU)            

Order and Chaos in Temperature-Gradient Driven Drift-Waves in Sheared Flow Plasma                                         

2004

P.H. Sakanaka,

M.Y. Yu & L. Stenflo

Zahoor Ahmad

(QAU)            

Study of Staged Pinch Dynamics To Achieve Thermonuclear Fusion Conditions                     

2005

A.R. Bell,

M.Y. Yu & S. Lee

Muhammad Hassan

(GCU)

Plasma Processing of Materials using Plasma Focus

2006

Lee Sing &

Alan W. De Silva

Nazish Rubab 

(GCU)

Dust charge fluctuation with non-Maxwellian distribution functions

 

2009

V. I. Berezhiani,

M.Y.Yu & M. Salahuddin

Sadia Zaheer

(GCU)

Electrostatic & electromagnetic modes with  non-Maxwellian distribution functions

2009

V.P. Milantiev, .Y. Yu & M.H. Nasim

Gohar Abbas

(GCU)

Collective Modes in Weakly Magnetized        Relativistic and Ultra-relativistic Electron Plasmas

2012

D.B. Melrose,

B. Eliasson 

Muddasir Ali Shah

(GCU)

Linear analysis of waves in relativistic hot plasma and in degenerate plasma 

2012

A. Somalyakov

,Gret Brodin

** Abdur Rasheed

(GCU)

Nonlinear Screening and Ion-Acoustic    

Solitron-Positron and Electron-Positron -Ion Plasmas

2012

F. Pegoraro, and

M.Y. Yu

** Rozina Ch

(GCU)

Study of Electromagnetic Wave Phenomena              

in Complex Plasmas   

2012

M. Y. Yu and Tito Mendonca

Farah Deeba

(GCU)

Study of Electrostatic Modes and Potential of a projectile in a Hot Magnetized Non-Maxwellian dusty Plasma

2013

A.M. Mirza,Alan Cairns and Robert Bingham

** As Co-supervisor

 

Students awarded M.Phil degree  

Sr. No.

Name of student

Year

Title of Dissertation  

1.     

Shahid Ali

(QAU

(2001)

Low Frequency Modes in a Multi-component Dusty Plasma

2.     

Mukhtar Talha

(QAU) 

(2001)

Dynamic Debye shielding of a moving test charge in a Multi-component Dusty Plasma

3.     

Faisal Yaqoob

(Co-supervised)

(2002)

Energy Loss of Test Charge in Dusty Plasma

4.     

 M.Ilyas

(QAU) 

(2002)

Electromagnetic Waves is Multi-component Plasma Dusty Plasma

5.     

Faisal Mahmood

(GCU, Lahore) 

(2003)

A Study of Parallel Propagating Waves in a Using Non-Maxwellian Distribution Functions

6.     

Rahat Nazeer

(GCU, Lahore) 

(2003)

Trapped and Free Particle Densities in the Presence of Acoustic Modes in a Dusty Plasma

7.     

Arooj A. Khan

(GCU, Lahore) 

(2003)

A Study of Debye Shielding with Trapped Particles

8.     

Usman Saleem

(GCU, Lahore)

(2003)

Landau Damping in Quark Gluon Plasma 

9.     

Sadia Zaheer

(GCU Lahore) 

(2004)

A study of Some Electrostatic modes by using Non-Maxwellian Distribution Functions

10.  

Nazish Rubab

(GCU Lahore) 

(2004)

Charge Fluctuation Dynamics in Thermal Dusty Plasma

11.  

Ayesha Rehman

(GCU Lahore)

(2005)

Waves in Inhomogeneous Magnetized Plasma  

12.  

Abdul Ghaffar

(GCU Lahore)

(2005)

Attractive Potential Between Charged  Particulates in Plasma

13.  

Gohar Abbas

(GCU Lahore) 

(2005)

Collective Modes of Anisotropic Quark Gluon Plasma

14.  

Hamid Latif

(GCU Lahore) 

(2005)

Study of Neutrino and Photon Landau Damping and Their Beam instability

15.  

Farah Deeba

(GCU Lahore)

(2005)

Debye Potential and Wake Field due to a projectile propagating through a Non-Maxwellian Plasma

16.  

Kamran Saleem

(GCU Lahore)

(2005)

Growth of Langmuir waves due to Rest Mass Correction in QGP

17.  

M. Tafazzal Afzal

(GCU Lahore)

(2005)

Anisotropic Quark-Gluon plasma and linear Landau Damping

18.  

Zahida Ehsan

(GCU Lahore)

(2005)

Some Novel aspects of dust in Plasma

19.  

Rozina Choudary

(GCU Lahore)

(2006)

Regular Structures In Self-Gravitating Radiated Dusty Plasmas

20.  

Muhammad Shahid

(GCU Lahore) 

(2006)

Nonlinear screening of dust particles in electron-ion plasma

21.  

Nasir Mahmood

(GCU Lahore) 

(2007)

Study of Neutrino-Driven Landau Damping and Wakefield Generation

22.  

Muddasir Ali Shah

(GCU Lahore)

(2007)

Perpendicularly Propagating Modes for Strongly Magnetized Ultra-relativistic Maxwellian Electron Plasma

23.  

Abdur Rasheed

(GCU Lahore)

(2007)

Electrostatic Fields in an ultra-relativistic Pure Electron-Positron Plasma

24.  

Muhammad Razzaq

(GCU Lahore)

(2008)

Thermodynamics of Relativistic Electron-Positron Plasma in the Presence of Super-Strong Electromagnetic Waves

25.  

Muhammad Azhar

(GCU Lahore) 

(2009)

Debye Shielding in Quantum Magneto plasmas

26.  

Hafsa Naeem

(GCU Lahore) 

(2009)

Fuelling Techniques in Tokamak

27.  

Tanvir Ahmad

(GCU Lahore)

(2009)

ICRF as a cleaning agent  

28.  

Kashif Shareef

(GCU Lahore) 

(2009)

 Lower hybrid current drive in tokamak

29.  

M. Fraz Bashir

(GCU, Lahore)

(2010)

Generalized Dielectric Tensor for a Magnetized Bi-Maxwellian Plasma and its Application to  Various Modes and Instabilities

30.  

Imran Aslam

(GCU, Lahore) 

(2011)

 Study of Kinetic Alfven Mode in Temperature Anisotropic electron-ion Plasma

31.  

Zafar Iqbal

(GCU, Lahore) 

(2011)

R-and L-wave propagation in Anisotropic Electron Plasma

32.  

Amber Malik

(2012)

R- and L- Waves with Waterbag Distribution Function

33.  

Anum Javed

(2013)

Two Streaming Instability in Electron-ion- Plasma

34.  

Naila Noreen

(2013)

Propagation Characteristics of the Bernstein mode in Relativistic Energy Anisotropic Magnetized Plasma

35.  

Tajjamul Hussain

 (2013)

The Study of Anomalous Skin Effects in Anisotropic Plasmas

 

 

Research students/scholars currently being supervised

 

Azhar Hussain

Ph.D. Student, GCUL

ICTP Fellow

Muhammad Shahid

Ph.D. Student, GCUL

ICTP Fellow

Hafsa Naim

Ph.D. Student, GCUL

ICTP Fellow

M. Fraz Bashir

Ph.D. Student, GCUL

Research Officer at Salam Chair

Zafar Iqbal

Ph.D, Student, GCUL

Punjab Education Department

Imam Tahir

M.Phil Student, GCUL

 

Sumaira Javed

M.Phil Student, GCUL

 

Darakhshan Aqeel

M.Phil Student, GCUL

Salam Chair Fellow

Madiha Zahra

M.Phil Student, GCUL

Salam Chair Fellow

 

 

 

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

 

1.    Dr. Hameed Ahmed  Khan

    Advisor  COMSATS 

    Headquarter Sector G-5/2,Islamabad

    0300-8565445, drhakhan@comsats.net.pk

2.  Dr. Naveed A. Malik

    Rector Virtual University, Pakistan

3.  Dr. Mujahid Kamran

    Vice Chancellor  Punjab University, Lahore

 

News & Events

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POSITIONS VACANT

(14-04-2013)

 

 

Positions Vacant

 

(22-11-2012)

 

 

 

GCU AWARDS TWO PhDs in PHYSICS and ONE in Chemistry  

 

The GCU Lahore has awarded two PhD degrees in the subject of Physics and one in Chemistry. Sami Ullah completed his research on the topic of “Study in the Extraction, Structure Elucidation of Potential Anti-tumor Agents from Species of Asteraceae and Lauraceae” under the supervision of Dr Durre Shahwar.

 

Gohar Abbas and Tousif Hussain are notified PhDs in Physics after the approval of their thesis on the topic of “Collective Modes in Weakly Magnetized Relativistic and Ultra-relativistic Electron Plasmas” and “Synthesis of Titanium based Nitride Thin Films by Plasma Focus System” completed under the supervision of Prof. Dr. G. Murtaza Salam Professor in Physics GCU and Prof. Dr. Riaz Ahmad Director CASP respectively.

 

GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rehman congratulated the scholars on completion of their PhD programme.

 

(30-05-2012)

 

FACULTY

TOP

 

Name

Qualification

Designation

Area of Interest

Muhammad Fraz Bashir

M.Sc(BZU), M.Phil (GCU)

Research Officer

Theoretical Plasma Physics

 

 

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Abdus Salam Chair in Physics

Introduction

Research activities

Research Grants & Fellowships

Research fellowships awarded to Salam Chair by various institutions

Scholars awarded Ph.D. degree

Students awarded M.Phil degree

Research students/scholars currently being supervised

Lectures/ Seminars delivered

International Conferences and Seminars attended/organised

Management Committee

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