Dr. Muhammad Mahmood Ali

Dr. Muhammad Mahmood Ali


Dr. Muhammad Mahmood Ali has been working as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at Ghulam Ishaq Khan (GIK) Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Topi, KPK, Pakistan since January 2017. He received his B.S. degree in Electronic Engineering from The Islamia University of Bahawaplur in 2009, the M.S. degree in Electronic Engineering from the GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Topi, Pakistan, in 2012, and his PhD Degree (with Distinction) in Photonic Engineering on Bright Sparks Fellowship from renowned Photonics Research Centre, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2016. Furthermore he has worked as visiting Ph.D research fellow at OFSRC, University of Limerick, Ireland for one year from December 2015 to December 2016. His research interests include optical fiber sensors and lasers with applications, advanced digital signal and image processing, advanced electromagnetics and microwave engineering. He has two Malaysian patents and has published more than fifteen research publications in well recognized OSA, and IEEE journals and few are in queue. He is also active participant in various international and national conferences as well as in seminars, workshops and colloquiums. He is reviewer of IEEE Photonics Journal, Optics Letters, Elsevier Journal of “Measurement”, Springer Journal of “Optical and Quantum Electronics (OQE)”, The Advanced Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES), Journal, Chinese Optics Letters (COL), International Journal of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics. Moreover, he was an invited speaker at European Photonics Industrial Consortium (EPIC) Tech Watch in Conjunction with The Micro Photonics International Congress Expo 11-13 October 2016, MESSE Berlin, Germany. He was awarded Seal of Excellence on his Research Proposal for Marie S. Curie Individual Fellowship (MSC-IF). He is the Life Fellow of Pakistan Academy of Engineering (PAE), member of the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) and the National Academy of Young Scientists (NAYS) Pakistan.
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Title: The role of electromagnetics on photonic science, technology and engineering and future photonics

The technology of 20th century was defined by electronics, whereas the 21st century belongs to photonics. In addition to displays and cameras, lightening the household by light emitting diodes (LEDs) powered by photovoltaic (PV) panels, 3D printing by lasers and the use of optical fibers for ultrafast communication and sensing technologies are the most emerging areas of photonics. Also new microscopes and telescopes are being used for peering into the depths of living cells and distant galaxies. The progress in the field of photonics is directly related to nanotechnology. The nanotechnology is being used for the fabrication and synthesis of novel structures of materials for controlling the fundamental properties of light. It is notable that the fundamental knowledge to drive photonics is completely based on electromagnetics. In this talk, some applications such as optical fiber sensors in sensing technology and optical fiber mode converters in space division multiplexing (SDM) technology will be considered in detail. The significance of electromagnetics will be discussed and its relation with the growing technology of photonics will be covered. Also the impact of photonics science, technology and engineering on society and its future will be discussed.