Dr. Md. Abdullah Zubair

Assistant Professor
Department of Glass and Ceramic Engineering
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
E-mail: zubair1379@gce.buet.ac.bd, jubairmme@yahoo.com
Phone No: 6173

Dr. Md. Abdullah Zubair obtained his PhD in Materials Science (smart sensor) from Materials Science Centre, University of Manchester in 2009. From 2009 to 2011 he worked as research staff in the same institution, in collaboration with the R&D division of GE Sensing (UK), Crown Industrial Estate on high field surge protection device. He then moved to Japan to work as a JSPS research fellow in Nano Photonics Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology from 2012 to 2015 in the field of developing a novel environmentally green lead free positive temperature coefficient of resistivity electroceramic semiconductor for thermal sensing and internal heating application particularly suitable for the hybrid/electric vehicles primarily developed by Nissan. He joined the department of Glass and Ceramic Engineering as an Assistant Professor in 2015.

Education:
PhD.(2009) and MSc. (2004) - University of Manchester, UK.
BSc.- BUET (Year of Graduation: 2002), Bangladesh.

Current Research Interests:
  • Thin film fabrication for second and third generation photo-voltaic application and modeling of electronic structure and optical properties using the density functional theory.
  • Environmentally green Perovskite based ferroelectric and both spinel and perovskite based composite multiferroics for sensor, actuator, energy storage and memory application.
  • Fabrication and characterization transparent conducting oxide based thin films doped with transition metal ions.
  • Synthesis and characterization composite nano particles and thin films as candidate materials for photo catalytic activity.

Courses:
GCE 6405: Ceramic Renewable Energy
GCE 6401: Dielectric Ceramics
GCE 6403: Photonic Ceramics
MME 323: Physical Properties of Materials

Publications:
(A) International Journal (Peer-reviewed):
  1. M. A. Zubair, C. Leach and R. Freer, “Silica Additions and the Performance of PTC Thermistors”, Advances in Science and Technology, Vol. 45, pp. 2362 – 2370, 2006 (Trans Tec Publications).
  2. M. A. Zubair and C. Leach, “Modeling the resistance – temperature characteristics of a positive temperature coefficient thermistor, using experimentally determined permittivity data”, Applied Physics Letters, vol. 91, 082195, 2007 (American Institute of Physics).
  3. M. A. Zubair and C. Leach, “Influence of cooling rate and SiO2 additions on the grain boundary structure of Mn-doped PTC thermistors”, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, Vol. 28, pp.1845 -1855, 2008 (Elsevier Ltd.).
  4. M. A. Zubair and C. Leach, “Modeling the effect of SiO2 additions and cooling rate on the electrical behavior of donor-acceptor codoped positive temperature coefficient thermistors”, Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 103, 123713, 2008 (American Institute of Physics).
  5. M. A. Zubair and C. Leach, “The effect of SiO2 addition and measurement temperature on the high-field electrical behavior of BaTiO3-based positive temperature coefficient thermistors”, Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 104, 103711, 2008 (American Institute of Physics).
  6. M. A. Zubair and C. Leach, “The effect of SiO2 addition on the development of low- interfaces in PTC thermistors”, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, Vol. 30, pp. 107 - 112, 2009 (Elsevier Ltd.).
  7. H. Takeda, H. Harinaka, T. Shiosaki, M. A. Zubair, C. Leach, R. Freer, T. Hoshina, T. Tsurumi, “Fabrication and positive temperature coefficient of resistivity properties of semiconducting ceramics based on BaTiO3–(Bi1/2K1/2)TiO3 system”, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, Vol. 30, pp. 555 - 559, 2009 (Elsevier Ltd.).
  8. C. Leach and M. A. Zubair, “Microstructural and electrical property evolution in an acceptor-dopant free positive temperature coefficient thermistor”, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, 15, pp. 47-51, 2012 (Elsevier Ltd.)
  9. M. A. Zubair, H. Takeda, C. Leach, R. Freer, T. Hoshina and T. Tsurumi, “Bulk and conductive mode investigations of Pb free PTCR ceramics with high switch temperature”, Journal of the Ceramic Society of Japan, 121(3), pp. 268-272, 2013.
  10. M. A. Zubair, H. Takeda, T. Hoshina and T. Tsurumi, “Synthesis of Lead-Free Air-Sintered BaTiO3–(Bi1/2Na1/2)TiO3-Based Positive Temperature Coefficient of Resistance Ceramics by Caaddition and the defect chemistry of semiconductivity ”, Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 52, 09KG01-7, 2013.
  11. H. akutsu, M. A. Zubair, H. Takeda,T. Hoshina, T Tsurumi, “Origin of Semiconducting Behavior of CaO Added BaTiO3-(Bi1/2Na1/2)TiO3 Ceramics”, Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 582, pp.92-95, 2013.
  12. M. A. Zubair, H. Takeda, C. Leach, R. Freer, T. Hoshina and T. Tsurumi, “Bulk Response and Grain Boundary Micro-Electrical Activity of High TC BaTiO3-(Bi1/2K1/2)TiO3 Based Positive Temperature Coefficient of Resistance Ceramics” Journal of Materials Research, 28, pp. 2946- 2959, 2013 (Materials Research Society, USA.)
  13. M. R. Islam , R. H. Galib, A. Sharif, M. Hasan, M. A. Zubair, M. F. Islam, “Correlation of charge defects and morphology with magnetic and electrical properties of Sr and Ta codoped BiFeO3”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Vol. 688, pp 1186-1194, 2016 (Elsevier Ltd.).
  14. M. Hasan, M. A. Hakim, M. A. Basith, M. S. Hossain, B. Ahmmad, M. A. Zubair, A. Hussain, and M. F. Islam, “Size dependent magnetic and electrical properties of Ba-doped nanocrystalline BiFeO3”, AIP Advances, Vol. 6, 035314, 2016 (American Institute of Physics).
  15. M. H. Rizvi, M. A. Basith, M. A. Zubair, M. S. Hossain, R. Mahbub, M. A. Hakim, M. F. Islam “Saturation magnetization and band gap tuning in BiFeO3 nanoparticles via co–substitution of Gd and Mn”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Vol. 687, pp 701-706, 2016 (Elsevier Ltd.).
  16. H. M. Usama, A. Sharif, M. A. Zubair, M. A. Gafur, S. M. Haque, “Structural transition and its effect in La, Zr co-substituted mono-domain BiFeO3”, Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 120(21):214106, 2016 (American Institute of Physics).
  17. M. R. Islam, M. S. Islam, M. A. Zubair, H. M. Usama, M. S. Azam, A. Sharif, “Evidence of superparamagnetism and improved electrical properties in Ba and Ta co-doped BiFeO3 ceramics” Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Vol. 735, pp. 2584-2596, 2018 (Elsevier Ltd.).
  18. H. M. Usama, A. Akter, M. A. Zubair, “Modulation of structural, electrical, and magnetic features with dilute Zr substitution in Bi0.8 La0.2Fe1-xZrxO3 system”, Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 122(24):244102, 2017 (American Institute of Physics).
  19. M. T. Chowdhury, M. A. Zubair, H. Takeda, K. M. A. Hussain, M. F. Islam, “Optical and structural characterization of ZnSe thin film fabricated by thermal vapour deposition technique” AIMS Materials Science, Vol. 4(5), pp.1095-1121, 2017 (American Institute of Mathematical Science Press).
  20. S. K. Saha, M. D. Rahaman, M. A. Zubair, A. K. M. A. Hossain, “Structural, electrical, magnetic and magnetoelectric properties of (1-y) [Ba0.6-xCaxSr0.4Zr0.25Ti0.75O3] + (y) [(Li0.5Fe0.5)0.4Ni0.18Cu0.12Zn0.3Fe2O4] composites”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Vol. 698, pp. 341-356, 2017 (Elsevier Ltd.).
  21. B. Haque, D. B. Chandra, P. Jiban, I. Nurul, M. A. Zubair, "Influence of Fe2+ /Fe3+ ions in tuning the optical band gap of SnO2 nanoparticles synthesized by TSP method: Surface morphology, structural and optical studies", Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, Vol. 89, pp. 223- 232, 2018 (Elsevier Ltd.).

(B) Conference paper:
  1. H. Takeda, H. Akutsu, M. A. Zubair, T. Hoshina, T Tsurumi, “Semiconducting behavior of CaO- added BaTiO3-(Bi1/2Na1/2)TiO3 solid solution ceramics”, DOI: 10.1109/ISAF.2012.6297799, 2012.
  2. M. A. Matin, M. N. Hossain, M. H. Rizvi, M. A. Zubair, M. A. Hakim, A. Hussain, M. F. Islam, " Enhancing magnetoelectric and optical properties of co-doped bismuth ferrite multiferroic nanostructures", 19th Electronics Packaging Technology Conference, IEEE 2017. DOI: 10.1109/EPTC.2017.8277568
  3. M. H. Babu, J. Podder, B. C. Dev, M. A. Zubair, "Effect of Fe Doping on the Surface Morphological, Structural, Optical and Electrical Properties of Nano-Crystalline SnO2 Thin Films Deposited by Thermal Spray Pyrolysis", 4th Intl. Conf. on Structure, Processing and Properties of Materials, SPPM,2018; 1 – 3 March 2018, BUET, Dhaka.