Positions

Overview

  • My name is Muhammad Maqbool. I work as an Associate Professor of Health Physics in the Department of Clinical & Diagnostic Sciences, School of Health Professions at UAB, since May 2017. I have obtained my Ph.D. degree in Condensed Matter Physics & Photonics from Ohio University, USA. I have obtained M.S. degree in Medical & Radiation Physics from the University of Birmingham, UK. I got my first degree from the University of Peshawar, Pakistan. Before joining UAB as a faculty member, I worked as Associate Professor of Physics & Medical Physics at Ball State University for 9 years. I also worked as an Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Mount Olive. I teach several courses in the Master of Science in Health Physics program and Master of Science in Nuclear Medicine Tech nology. Those courses include Principles of Health Physics, Medical Radiation Physics, Principles of Radiation Dosimetry, Physics of Medical Imaging, Nonionizing Radiation, Advanced Radiation Biology and Research Methodology & Publications Analysis and Computed Tomography and Laser Safety.

    I am actively engaged in research and published 78 research papers in highly reputed peer-reviewed journals. I have obtained a US Patent for inventing the Smallest AlN:Ti microlaser on optical fibers in whispering gallery mode. My student also obtained the best researcher award in the Health Physics Society 64th Annual Meeting held in Orlando, Florida, USA, on July 7-11, 2019. I have published two books and book chapters. My recent book An Introduction to Medical Physics is used as a recommended textbook at UAB and reference book at other Universities. Currently several graduate students work on their research projects with me. I work as consultant for many national and international organizations. I also work as grant reviewers for research funding bodies. I have established research and professional collaboration with many researchers within UAB and other Universities in USA and abroad.

    I actively take part in professional bodies and organizations in my field. Currently I serve as the President of Alabama Chapter of Health Physics Society. I work as Chair of the Gamma rays, x-rays and ultraviolet ray photonics technical section of the Optical Society of America. I am an active member of several professional organizations including Health Physics Society, American Physical Society and Optical Society of America.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2020 Surface Plasmonic-Assisted Photocatalysis and Optoelectronic Devices with Noble Metal Nanocrystals: Design, Synthesis, and Applications 2020
    2019 Correction to: Morphological evolution of ZnO nanostructures with hydrothermal oxidation time and their electrochemical glucose sensing properties (Applied Nanoscience, (2019), 9, 8, (2059-2068), 10.1007/s13204-019-01025-1) 2019
    2019 Morphological evolution of ZnO nanostructures with hydrothermal oxidation time and their electrochemical glucose sensing properties 2019
    2019 Tri-layered functionally graded membrane for potential application in periodontal regeneration 2019
    2019 Intriguing electronic and optical properties of M2CX2 (M = Mo, W; X = O, F) MXenes and their van der Waals heterostructures 2019
    2019 Size-dependent inhibition of bacterial growth by chemically engineered spherical ZnO nanoparticles 2019
    2019 Field emission properties of TiO2 nanotubes fabricated on Ti wire 2019
    2019 A Comparative Study of the Toxicity of Polyethylene Glycol–Coated Cobalt Ferrite Nanospheres and Nanoparticles 2019
    2019 Chitosan/hydroxyapatite composite bone tissue engineering scaffolds with dual and decoupled therapeutic ion delivery: Copper and strontium 2019
    2018 Klein-Nishina electronic cross-section, Compton cross sections, and buildup factor of wax for radiation shielding and protection 2018
    2018 Electronic structure, optical and photocatalytic performance of SiC-MX2 (M = Mo, W and X = S, Se) van der Waals heterostructures 2018
    2018 Intriguing electronic structures and optical properties of two-dimensional van der Waals heterostructures of Zr2CT2 (T = O, F) with MoSe2 and WSe2 2018
    2018 Toxicity of PEG-Coated CoFe2O4 Nanoparticles with Treatment Effect of Curcumin 2018
    2017 Tunable High-TC ferromagnetism in Sn4+-doped (InFe0.04)2O3 nanoparticles: a vital role of electron doping 2017
    2017 Structural, electronic and optical properties of CsPbX3(X=Cl, Br, I) for energy storage and hybrid solar cell applications 2017
    2016 Electronic Band Structures of the Highly Desirable III–V Semiconductors: TB-mBJ DFT Studies 2016
    2016 Corrigendum to ‘Fabrication and temperature dependent magnetic properties of nickel nanowires embedded in alumina templates’ (Ceramics International (2015) 41(9,Part B) (12081–12086) (S0272884215011414) (10.1016/j.ceramint.2015.06.025)) 2016
    2015 Controlled Structure of Electrochemically Deposited Pd Nanowires in Ion-Track Templates 2015
    2015 Structural, optical, and electrical characteristics of AlN:Ho thin films irradiated with 700 keV protons 2015
    2015 Fabrication and temperature dependent magnetic properties of nickel nanowires embedded in alumina templates 2015
    2015 Fabrication and temperature dependent magnetic properties of Ni-Cu-Co composite nanowires 2015
    2015 Energy level splitting and luminescence enhancement in AlN:Er by an external magnetic field 2015
    2015 Luminescence Enhancement in Amorphous AlN:W by Co-Doped Gd+3 2015
    2015 Structural Analysis and Infrared Emission from Ti+3 Doped AlN Deposited on Si(100) and Si(111) Substrates and Optical Fibers 2015
    2015 Thermoelectric properties of metallic antiperovskites AXD3 (A=Ge, Sn, Pb, Al, Zn, Ga; X=N, C; D=Ca, Fe, Co) 2015
    2015 Elastic and mechanical properties of lanthanide monoxides 2015
    2015 DFT-mBJ Studies of the Band Structures of the II-VI Semiconductors 2015
    2015 Structural and thermoelectric properties of pure and La, y doped HoMnO3 for their use as alternative energy materials 2015
    2014 Thermoelectric properties of SbNCa3 and BiNCa3 for thermoelectric devices and alternative energy applications 2014
    2014 Investigation of the optical properties of P, As and Sb incorporated AlGaX alloys using full potential linearized augmented plane wave method 2014
    2013 Conversion of optically isotropic to anisotropic CdSxSe 1-x (0 ≤ x ≤ 1) alloy with S concentration 2013
    2013 Fabrication of cobalt-nickel binary nanowires in a highly ordered alumina template via AC electrodeposition 2013
    2012 Dose non-linearity of the dosimetry system and possible monitor unit errors on medical linear accelerators used in conventional and intensity-modulated radiation therapy 2012
    2012 Effect of phase transition on the optoelectronic properties of Zn 1-xMg xS 2012
    2012 Optoelectronic response of GeZn 2O 4 through the modified Becke-Johnson potential 2012
    2012 Robust half-metallicity of AlCoN and AlNiN 2012
    2012 Linear attenuation coefficient and buildup factor of MCPS-96 alloy for dose accuracy, beam collimation, and radiation protection 2012
    2012 Opto-electronic response of spinels MgAl 2O 4 and MgGa 2O 4 through modified Becke-Johnson exchange potential 2012
    2012 Structural, electronic and optical properties of Ca xCd 1-xO and its conversion from semimetal to wide bandgap semiconductor 2012
    2012 Effect of size reduction on the electronic and ferromagnetic properties of the In 2O 3 nanoparticles 2012
    2012 An efficient method for effective connectivity of brain regions 2012
    2012 Investigation of half metallicity in Fe doped CdSe and Co doped CdSe materials 2012
    2011 Structural and optoelectronic properties of cubic CsPbF3 for novel applications 2011
    2011 Theoretical studies of structural and magnetic properties of cubic perovskites PrCoO3 and NdCoO3 2011
    2011 Regularization of voxelwise autoregressive model for analysis of functional magnetic resonance imaging data 2011
    2011 Assessment of computerized treatment planning system accuracy in calculating wedge factors of physical wedged fields for 6 MV photon beams 2011
    2011 Cr-doped III-V nitrides: Potential candidates for spintronics 2011
    2011 Ab initio study of the bandgap engineering of Al1-xGa xN for optoelectronic applications 2011
    2011 Investigation of structural and optoelectronic properties of BaThO 3 2011
    2010 Titanium-doped sputter-deposited AlN infrared whispering gallery mode microlaser on Optical fibers 2010
    2010 Optical spectroscopy and energy transfer in amorphous AlN-doped erbium and ytterbium ions for applications in laser cavities 2010
    2010 Nanocrystals formation and intense green emission in thermally annealed AlN:Ho films for microlaser cavities and photonic applications 2010
    2010 Novel structure formation at the bottom surface of porous anodic alumina fabricated by single step anodization process 2010
    2010 Effect of crystallographic texture on magnetic characteristics of cobalt nanowires 2010
    2010 Electron polarization, and photoluminescence of sputtered AIN:Sm thin films for optoelectronics and photonics applications 2010
    2010 Generalized gradient calculations of structural, electronic and optical properties of MgxCd1-xO oxides 2010
    2010 Characterization of cobalt nanowires fabricated in anodic alumina template through AC electrodeposition 2010
    2010 Luminescence from Cr+3-doped AlN films deposited on optical fiber and silicon substrates for use as waveguides and laser cavities 2010
    2010 Conversion of direct to indirect bandgap and optical response of B substituted InN for novel optical devices applications 2010
    2010 Erratum to "Technical note: Accuracy checks of physical beam modifier factors algorithm used in computerized treatment planning system for a 15 MV photon beam" [Rep. Pract. Oncol. Radiother. 14 (2009) 214-220] (DOI:10.1016/j.rpor.2009.12.002) 2010
    2009 Bandgap investigations and the effect of the in and Al concentration on the optical properties of InxAla-xN 2009
    2009 Effect of bias and hydrogenation on the elemental concentration and the thermal stability of amorphous thin carbon films, deposited on Si substrate 2009
    2009 Intense red catho- and photoluminescence from 200 nm thick samarium doped amorphous AlN thin films 2009
    2009 Enhanced cathodoluminescence from an amorphous aln:holmium phosphor by co-doped gd+3 for optical devices applications 2009
    2009 Electron penetration depth in amorphous AlN exploiting the luminescence of AlN:Tm/AlN:Ho bilayers 2009
    2009 Accuracy checks of physical beam modifier factors algorithm used in computerized treatment planning system for a 15 MV photon beam 2009
    2009 Ultraviolet spectroscopy of Pr+3 and its use in making ultraviolet filters 2009
    2007 Direct ultraviolet excitation of an amorphous AlN:praseodymium phosphor by codoped Gd3+ cathodoluminescence 2007
    2007 Luminescence from praseodymium doped AlN thin films deposited by RF magnetron sputtering and the effect of material structure and thermal annealing on the luminescence 2007
    2007 Spectroscopy of gadolinium ion and disadvantages of gadolinium impurity in tissue compensators and collimators, used in radiation treatment planning 2007
    2006 Structure changes of AlN:Ho films with annealing and enhancement of the Ho3+ emission 2006
    2006 Luminescence from thulium and samarium doped amorphous AIN thin films deposited by RF magnetron sputtering and the effect of thermal activation on luminescence 2006
    2006 Atomic force microscopy and XRD analysis of silver films deposited by thermal evaporation 2006
    2005 Luminescence and thermal annealing of sputtered deposited thulium- and samarium-doped amorphous A1N films 2005
    2005 Surface characterization and grain size calculation of silver films deposited by thermal evaporation 2005
    2005 LUMINESCENCE AND THERMAL ANNEALING OF SPUTTERED DEPOSITED THULIUM- AND SAMARIUM-DOPED AMORPHOUS AlN FILMS 2005
    2005 LUMINESCENCE AND THERMAL ANNEALING OF SPUTTERED DEPOSITED THULIUM- AND SAMARIUM-DOPED AMORPHOUSAlNFILMS 2005
    2005 SURFACE CHARACTERIZATION AND GRAIN SIZE CALCULATION OF SILVER FILMS DEPOSITED BY THERMAL EVAPORATION 2005
    2005 SURFACE CHARACTERIZATION AND GRAIN SIZE CALCULATION OF SILVER FILMS DEPOSITED BY THERMAL EVAPORATION 2005
    Accurate theoretical bandgap calculations of II-VI semiconductors

    Teaching Activities

  • MHP621 - Nonionizing Radiation (Summer Term 2020) 2020
  • MHP651 - Advanced Radiation Biology (Summer Term 2020) 2020
  • MHP691 - Supervised Practice (Summer Term 2020) 2020
  • MHP698 - Non-Thesis Research (Summer Term 2020) 2020
  • MHP611 - Physics of Diagnostic Imaging (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • MHP620 - Principles of Dosimetry (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • MHP675 - Spec Topics in Health Physics (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • MHP698 - Non-Thesis Research (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • NMT675 - Special Topics in NMT (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • MHP601 - Principles of Health Physics (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • MHP691 - Supervised Practice (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • MHP698 - Non-Thesis Research (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • NMT610 - Medical Radiation Physics (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • NMT698 - Non-Thesis Research (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • MHP621 - Nonionizing Radiation (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • MHP651 - Advanced Radiation Biology (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • MHP691 - Supervised Practice (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • MHP698 - Non-Thesis Research (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • MHP611 - Physics of Diagnostic Imaging (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • MHP620 - Principles of Dosimetry (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • MHP675 - Spec Topics in Health Physics (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • MHP691 - Supervised Practice (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • MHP698 - Non-Thesis Research (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • MHP601 - Principles of Health Physics (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • MHP691 - Supervised Practice (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • MHP698 - Non-Thesis Research (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • MHP621 - Nonionizing Radiation (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • MHP651 - Advanced Radiation Biology (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • MHP691 - Supervised Practice (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • MHP698 - Non-Thesis Research (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • MHP611 - Physics of Diagnostic Imaging (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • MHP620 - Principles of Dosimetry (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • MHP691 - Supervised Practice (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • MHP601 - Principles of Health Physics (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • NMT610 - Medical Radiation Physics (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • NMT621 - Nuc Medicine Instrumentation I (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • MHP621 - Nonionizing Radiation (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • MHP651 - Advanced Radiation Biology (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, Ohio University 2005
  • Full Name

  • Muhammad Maqbool