Prof. Faiyazur Rahman





    Condensed Matter Physics and Semiconductor Devices


    Department of Physics, AMU Aligarh, UP India





    Time Table


  • In our group, we are working on the study of the oxide materials in bulk form as well as in thin film form. We are utilizing the pulsed laser deposition technique for the growth of thin films in collaboration with UGC-DAE CSR, Indore. Also, we have equipment in our lab, for polycrystalline sample synthesis by solid state route or by chemical route. To alter the properties of films, we sometimes irradiate these films using ion beams from the pelletron accelerator of the Inter University Accelerator Centre (IUAC), New Delhi. Specifically, we are working on vanadium oxides (VO2 and V2O3), cobaltates (La2-xSrCoO4), and Indium oxides (In2O3) based materials. All of these materials are chosen for their applicability in energy harvesting (directly and indirectly). Such as VO2-based smart window materials in thin film forms, cobaltates for the waste heat conversion into electricity, and indium oxides-based materials for optoelectronics.
  • I have supervised four students for the Ph.D. degree. I have supervised a number of students for their post-graduate projects. A number of research projects in the field of Condensed Matter Physics have been sanctioned to me by agencies such as UGC-DAE CSR, Indore, and Inter University Accelerator Centre, New Delhi.
  • I taught Analog electronics, Digital electronics, and Microprocessors at the postgraduate level and Electricity and magnetism, Electronics, Optics and electromagnetism, Condensed Matter Physics, etc. at the graduate level. I was the convener of the syllabus review committee for postgraduate and undergraduate courses in electronics in the Department of Physics, AMU, Aligarh.
  • I worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of General Sciences, Yanbu Industrial College, KSA, and was a member of the Technical Evaluation Committee, Quality Assurance Programme, and Curriculum Committee. I have developed a course in physics for the students of geomatics engineering students.

  1. List of Publications

    Afroz Khan, F Rahman, R Nongjai, K Asokan, “Role of Deposition Temperature and Sn Content on Structural, Optical and Electrical Properties of In2O3 Thin Films, Current Applied Physics 38, 49-58 (2022).

    Afroz Khan, F Rahman, R Nongjai, K Asokan, “Optical Transmittance and Electrical Transport Investigations of Fe-Doped In2O3 Thin Films, Applied Physics A 127 (5), 339 (2021).

    Afroz Khan, F Rahman, R Nongjai, K Asokan, “Structural, Optical and Electrical Transport Properties of Sn Doped In2O3” Solid State Sciences 109, 106436 (2020).

    Abdul Ahad, K Gautam, K Dey, SS Majid, F Rahman, SK Sharma, JAH Coaquira, Ivan da Silva, E Welter, DK Shukla, “Magnetic correlations in subsystems of the misfit [Ca2CoO3 ]0.62[CoO2] cobaltate” Physical Review B 102, 094428 (2020).

    Abdul Ahad, K Gautam, SS Majid, S Francoual, F Rahman, Frank MF De Groot, DK Shukla, “Origin of the high Seebeck coefficient of the misfit [Ca2CoO3]0.62[CoO2] cobaltate from site-specific valency and spin-state determinations” Physical Review B 101, 220202(R) (2020).

    Afroz Khan, F Rahman, Abdul Ahad, PA Alvi, “Investigation of transport phenomenon and magnetic behavior of Fe doped In2O3” Physica B 592, 412282 (2020).

    SS Majid, SR Sahu, A. Ahad, K. Dey, K. Gautam, F Rahman, P. Behera, U. Deshpande, V. G. Sath, DK Shukla. “Role of V-V dimerization in the insulator-metal transition and optical transmittance of pure and doped VO2 thin films” Physical Review B 101, 014108 (2020).

    A Ahad, K Gautam, SS Majid, K Dey, F Rahman, RJ Choudhary, DK Shukla, “Magnetic correlations in mixed valent layered La1.2Sr0.8CoO4” Physica B: Condensed Matter, 570, 308, (2019).

    Afroz Khan and F. Rahman, “Study of microstructural and optical properties of Nanocrystalline Indium Oxide: A transparent conducting oxide (TCO)” AIP Conf. Proc. 2115, 030091 (2019).

    SS Majid, D.K. Shukla, F. Rahman, S Khan, K Gautam, A Ahad, S Francoual,
    R J Choudhary, VG Sathe and J Strempfer, “Insulator-metal transitions in the phase Cr-doped and M1 phase undoped VO2 thin films”, Physical Review B 98 (2018) 075152.

    Abdul Ahad, D. K. Shukla, F. Rahman, K. Gautam, K. Dey, S. S. Majid, S. K. Sharma and J. A. H. Coaquira, “Griffiths-like phase and charge-spin glass state in La1.5Sr0.5CoO4”, Applied Physics Letters 113 (2018) 102405.

    Rezq Naji Aljawfi, Mohammad Jane Alam, F. Rahman, Shabbir Ahmad, Aga Shahee and Shalendra Kumar, “Impact of annealing on the structural and optical properties of ZnO nanoparticles and tracing the formation of clusters via DFT calculation”, Arabian Journal of Chemistry 2018.

    Abdul Ahad, D.K.Shukla, F. Rahman, S.S.Majid, Tarachand, G. S. Okram, A. K. Sinha and D.M.Phase, “Colossal thermopower, spin states and delocalizaton effects in single layered La2-xSrxCoO4”, Acta Materilia 135 (2017) 233.

    S.S.Majid, D.K.Shukla, F. Rahman, K.Gautam, R.J.Chaudhry, V.G.Sathe and D.M.Phase, “Stabilization of metallic phase in V2O3 thin film”, Applied Physics Letters 110 (2017) 173101.

    Rezq Naji Aljwafi, F. Rahman and Shalendra Kumar, “Defects/Vacancies engineering and ferromagnetric behavior in pure ZnO and ZnO doped with Co noparticles”, Materials Research Bulletin 83 (2016) 108-115.

    Rezq Naji Aljawafi, F. Rahman, Khalid M.Batoo, “Effect of grain size and grain boundary defects on electrical and magnetic properties of Cr doped ZnO nanoparticles, Journal of molecular Structure 1065-1066 (2014) 199-204.

    Rezq Naji Aljawfi, F. Rahman, D.K.ShuklaEffect of the annealing temperature on the structural and magnetic properties of ZnO nanoparticles”,Vol. 99 (2013) 18-20, Materials Letters.

    Sapna Gupta, F. Rahman, M.J.Siddiqui, P.A.Alvi, “Strain profile in nitride based multilayer nano-heterostructures, Journal of Physica B 411(2013) 40-47.

    Rezq Naji Aljawfi, F. Rahman, Khalid Mujasam Batoo, “Surface Defect Mediated Magnetic Interactions and Ferromagnetism in Cr/Co Co-doped Nanoparticles”, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 332 (2013) 130-136.

    P. Lal, R. Yadav, F. Rahman, P. A. Alvi, “Carrier induced gain simulation of InGaAlAs/InP nano-heterostructure” Journal of Advance Science Engineering and Medicine, 1-8 (2013).

    P.A.Alvi, Sapna Gupta, Meha Sharma, Swati Jha, F. Rahman, “Computational modeling of novel InN/Al0.30In0.70N multilayer nano-heterostructure”, Physica E 44 (2011) p. 49-55.