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Dr. Syed Rizwan Hussain
Associate Professor
Department of Physics

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
School of Natural Sciences, H-12, Islamabad
Tel : +9251 9085 5599

Condensed Matter Physics

PhD Physics (University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)


  • Post-doctorate in Physics (data storage devices), Peking University, Beijing China, Jan. 2013 – Dec. 2014.
  • Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Condensed Matter Physics, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing China, session 2007 – 2011.
  • Masters of Science in Physics (MSc), University of Engg. & Tech. (UET), Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) (Physics, Maths) from Islamia University.

Honors and Awards:

  • Obtained (consecutively two times in 2009 and 2010) the "excellent PhD scholar award" amongst all foreigners in the Institute of Physics, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.

Research Interests:

Fabrication and Characterization of magnetic and spintronic devices at nano-scale such as magnetic tunnel junctions, spin-valves, ferroelectric-bases multilayered structures, one-dimensional spin field effect transistors, Synthesis of transition metal oxide based nanostructures/nanoparticles, Fabrication of multiferroic-based magnetic structures, Graphene and ferrites hybrid nanostructures for photocatalytic applications, energy storage devices (supercapacitors).

Research Students:

  • MS Students supervised: 10
  • MS Students (in progress): 04
  • PhD students (in progress): 03
  • UG students supervised: 24
  • UG students (in progress): 12

Research Funding Won:

  • Nanofabrication of one-dimensional spin field-effect transistors, Natural National Science Foundation of China, Amount: $8000 US Dollars (2014)
  • Carbon-based laser-assisted resistive memory devices, Amount: $151,700 US Dollars (2017-Continued)
  • Laser-assisted energy storage devices based on 2D materials, Amount: $218,896 US Dollars (2017-Continued)

Research Labs Established at SNS:

  • Physics Characterization and Simulations Lab (PCSL)
  • Materials Physics Lab (MPL)


  • US Patent: Nano Multilayer Film, Field Effect Tube, Sensor, Random Accessory Memory and Preparation Method, X Han, H Liu, S Rizwan, D Li, P Guo, G Yu, D Liu, Y Chen, US Patent 20,140,321,199

  • Chinese Patent: Nano Multilayer Film, Field Effect Tube, Sensor, Random Accessory Memory and Preparation Method, X Han, H Liu, S Rizwan, D Li, P Guo, G Yu, D Liu, Y Chen
Research ​Publications:  
S/No ​Reference
​1. The Gadolinium (Gd3+) and Tin (Sn4+) Co-doped BiFeO3 Nanoparticles as New Solar Light Active Photocatalyst, S. Irfan, Syed Rizwan, Yang Shen, Liangliang Li, Asfandiyar, Sajid Butt, C. W. Nan, (Nature) Scientific Reports, 7, 42493 (2017)
​2. ​Mesoporous template-free gyroid-like nanostructures based on La and Mn co-doped bismuth ferrites with improved photocatalytic activity, S. Irfan, Syed Rizwan, Y. Shen, R. Tomovska, Sonia Zulfiqar, M. I. Sarwar, Ce-Wen Nan, RSC Advances 6, 114183 (2016)
​3. ​Band‐Gap Engineering and Enhanced Photocatalytic Activity of Sm and Mn Doped BiFeO3 Nanoparticles, S. Irfan, Y. Shen, Syed Rizwan, H. C. Wang, S. B. Khan, C. W. Nan, J. Amer. Cer. 1 (2016)
​4. ​Surfactant-assisted carbon doping in ZnO nanowires using Poly Ethylene Glycol (PEG), Malik Amanullah, Qurat-ul-Ain Javed, Syed Rizwan, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 180, 128 (2016)
​5. ​One Dimensional Graphitic Carbon Nitrides as Effective Metal-Free Oxygen Reduction Catalysts, M. Tahir, N. Mahmood, F. H. Zhu, F. K. Butt, S. Rizwan, I. Aslam, F. Idrees, I. Shakir, C. B. Cao, Y. L. Hou, RSC Advances 5, 12389 (2015)
​6. ​Giant electrical modulation of magnetization in Co40Fe40B20/Pb (Mg1/3Nb2/3)0.7Ti0. 3O3 (011) heterostructure, S. Zhang, Y. G. Zhao, X. Xiao, Y. Wu, Syed Rizwan, L. F. Yang, P. Li,Wang, M. H. Zhu, H. Zhang, X. F. Jin, X. F. Han, (Nature) Scientific Reports, 4, 3727 (2014)​
​7. ​Effect of silica coating on the structural, dielectric, and magnetic properties of maghemite nanoparticles, K. Nadeem L. Ali, I. Gul, S. Rizwan, M. Mumtaz, J. of Non-Crystalline Solids, 404, 72 (2014)
​8. ​Piezoelectric manipulation of Co/CoO exchange-bias bilayer system at low-temperature, Syed Rizwan, S.I. Ali, Q.T. Zhang, S. Zhang, Y.G. Zhao, M. Anis-ur-Rehman, Muhammad Tufail, X.F. Han, J. of Applied Physics, 114, 104108 (2013)
​9. ​Ferroelectric-domain-controlled magnetic anisotropy in Co40Fe40B20/YMnO3 multiferroic heterostructure, J.W. Wang, Y. G Zhao, C. Fan, X. F. Sun, S. Rizwan, S. Zhang, P. S. Li, Z. Lin, Y.J. Yang,W.S. Yan, Z.L. Luo, L.K. Zou, H.L. Liu, Q.P. Chen, X. Zhang, M.H. Zhu, H.Y. Zhang, J. W. Cai, X. F. Han, Z. H. Cheng, C. Gao, D. Xie, T.L. Ren, Applied Physics Letters, 102, 102906 (2013)
​10. ​Superconductivity-induced pinning effect in superconductor/magnetic tunnel junctions, G.Q.    Yu,C. Ren, S. Rizwan, T. Yu, K. Xu, X.F. Han, SPIN (World Scientific) 3, 01 (2013)
​11. Piezoelectric enhancement of giant magnetoresistance in spin-valves with different magnetic anisotropies, S. Rizwan, S. Zhang, T. Yu, Y.G. Zhao, X.F. Han, J. of Applied Physics, 113, 023911 (2013)
​12. ​Electric-field control of CoFeB/IrMn exchange bias system, S. Rizwan, G.Q. Yu, S. Zhang, Y.G. Zhao, X.F. Han, J. of Applied Physics, 112, 064120 (2012)
​13. ​Exchange-bias like hysteretic magnetoelectric-coupling of as-grown synthetic antiferromagnetic structures, Syed Rizwan, S. Zhang, Y. G. Zhao, X. F. Han, Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 082414 (2012)
​14. Electric-field control of nonvolatile magnetization in Co40Fe40B20/Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)0.7Ti03 structure at room temperature, S. Zhang, Y.G. Zhao, P.S. Li, J.J. Yang, S. Rizwan, J.X. Zhang, J. Seidel, T.L. Qu, Y.J. Yang, Z.L. Luo, Q. He, T. Zou, Q.P. Chen, J.W. Wang, L.F. Yang, Y. Sun, Y.Z. Wu, X. Xiao, X.F. Jin, J. Huang,C. Gao, X.F. Han, R. Ramesh, Physical Review Letters, 108, 137203 (2012)
​15. Electric-field control of giant magnetoresistance in spin-valves, S. Rizwan, H.F. Liu,  X.F. Han, Sen Zhang, Y.G. Zhao, S. Zhang, SPIN (World Scientific), 2, 12500001(2011)
​16. ​Tunnel Magnetoresistance Effect in Magnetic Tunnel Junctions, H. Liu, Q. Ma, S. Rizwan, D. Liu,S. Wang, X. F. Han, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 47, 2716 (2011)
​17. ​Reversible and reproducible giant universal electroresistance effect, S. Rizwan, Z. Sen, Y. Tian,Y.G. Zhao, Zhang Shu-Feng, X.F. Han, Chinese Physics Letters, 28, 107308 (2011)
​18. ​Improved tunneling magnetoresistance in (Ga, Mn) As/AlOx/CoFeB magnetic tunnel junctions,G.Q. Yu, L. Chen, S. Rizwan, J.H. Zhao, X.F. Han, Applied Physics Letters, 98, 262501 (2011)
​19. ​Temperature and Bias-Assisted Transport Properties of LSMO/AlO/CoFeB Magnetic Tunnel Junction, S. Rizwan, S.M. Guo, Y. Wang, Z.C. Wen, S. Zhang, Y.G. Zhao, J. Zou, X.F. Han, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 46, 2383 (2010)
​20. ​Magnetoresistance effect in antiferromagnet/nonmagnet/antiferromagnet multilayers,L.Wang, S.G. Wang, S. Rizwan, Q.H. Qin, X.F. Han, Applied Physics Letters, 95, 152512 (2009)​



  • Nanophysics
  • Experimental Techniques of Physics
  • Optical Spectroscopy


  • Electricity &amp
  • Magnetism
  • Waves &amp
  • Oscillations
  • Basic Electronics
  • Materials Science
  • Introduction to Nanomaterials
  • Applied Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics (UG)
  • Condensed Matter Physics (PG)