Dr. Robina Ashraf

Designation(s): Lecturer

Education(s): PhD

Department(s): Physics

Email: robina.ashraf@gcwus.edu.com

Professional History:

Dr. Robina Ashraf is currently working as Lecturer at Department of Physics, GC Women University, Sialkot. Academically, she has earned Doctoral Degree (2018) in Solid State Physics (with area of specialization in Solid State Physics/ Nanotechnology) from COE in Solid State Physics (SSP), University of the Punjab (PU), Lahore; M.Phil. (2010) in Solid State Physics from COE in SSP, PU, Lahore, and M.Sc. in Physics (2008) from Department of Physics, PU, Lahore. Overall, she has over more than 10 years Research and Teaching Experience. She started her career in PU, Lahore as Research Assistant in 2009. From 2010 to 2011 she worked as College teacher internee at Department of Physics, Post graduate college for Women, Sialkot. From November 2011 to February 2013, she served as Sr. research Assistant at COE in SSP, PU, Lahore. From February 2013 to March 2018 she performed her duties as lecturer/Research Associate at the same department. From 2018 till date, she is working as Lecturer and teaching BS, MSc, MPhil and PhD students at Department of Physics, GC Women University, Sialkot. She also served as Assistant Superintendent at Girls Hostel 7 in PU, Lahore from 2011 to 2014.

She has carried out her research work on experimental investigations of iron oxide nanostructures and their correlation with theory. She has 10 publications in HEC recognized journals and having impact factor above 12 on her credit. She also presented 44 research papers in different National (Pakistan) and International conferences (China, Dubai, Taiwan and Korea). Her research interests include Nanotechnology and Material Physics (experimental and theoretical) studies. She has co-supervised 3 MS Research students. Presently, she is supervising 2 MS research students. She is actively involved in conducting different projects at BS and MSc level and till now 5 different groups of approximately 5 students in each group has completed their research projects under her supervision. Dr. Robina Ashraf has been appointed as external examiner for MPhil exams. She is also a lifetime member of Society for Solid State Physics. She is internal member of Board of Studies from 2020 to 2023. She is also performing her duties as semester coordinator of session 2017-2021, member admission committee, in-charge Physics Society, Member Program Team of QEC and Time Table in charge in Department of Physics, GC Women University, Sialkot.

Publications with Impact Factor
1. Structural and Magnetic Properties of Mn/Fe co-doped ZnO Thin Films Prepared by Sol-Gel Technique, IEEE transaction on magnetics, 50, 2401204, (2014). Authors: R. Ashraf, U. Khan, M. Bashir, S. Riaz and S. Naseem I.F. 1.651

2. Microwave Assisted Iron Oxide Nanoparticles–Structural and Magnetic Properties, IEEE transaction on magnetics, 50, 2201504 (2014).
Authors: S. Riaz, R. Ashraf, A. Akbar and S. Naseem I.F. 1.651

3. Free Growth of Iron Oxide Nanostructures by Sol-Gel Spin Coating Technique – Structural and Magnetic Properties, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics; 50, 2301805, (2014). Authors: S. Riaz, R. Ashraf, A. Akbar and S. Naseem I.F. 1.651

4. Magnetic and Magnetization Properties of Co-doped Fe2O3 Thin Films, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 50, 2201204, (2014).
Authors: A. Akbar, S. Riaz, R. Ashraf and S. Naseem I.F. 1.651

5. Magnetic and Magnetization Properties of Iron Aluminum Oxide Thin Films Prepared by Sol-Gel, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 50, 2201404, (2014). Authors: S. Riaz, M. Azam, R. Ashraf and S. Naseem I.F. 1.651

6. Magnetic and Magnetization Properties of Iron Oxide Thin Films by Microwave Assisted Sol-Gel Route. Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology, 74 (2), 320-328, (2015).
Authors: A. Akbar, S. Riaz, R. Ashraf, S. Naseem I.F. 1.986

7. Study of the structural and electronic properties of FeO at the LDA and GGA level. Chinese Journal of Physics, 55(4) 1135-1141, (2017).
Authors: R. Ashraf, T. Mahmood, S. Riaz and S. Naseem I.F. 2.544

Papers Published in HEC Recognized Non-Impact Factor Journals
1. Effect of Calcination on properties of ZnO nanoparticles. Materials Today: Proceedings, 2(10), 5468-5472, (2015).
Authors: R. Ashraf, S. Riaz, Z. N. Kayani and S. Naseem

2. Structural and magnetic properties of iron doped ZnO nanoparticles. Materials Today: Proceedings, 2(10), 5384–5389, (2015).
Authors: R. Ashraf, S. Riaz, Z. N. Kayani and S. Naseem

3. Effect of pH on properties of ZnO nanoparticle. Materials Today: Proceedings, 2(10), 5754–5759, (2015).
Authors: R. Ashraf, S. Riaz, S. S. Hussain and S. Naseem

Papers Presented Nationally and Internationally
1. Synthesis and Characterization of ZnO Nanoparticles through Sol-Gel Route, National Meeting on Nanotechnology Research in Pakistan, August 03, 2010, Lahore, Pakistan.R. Ashraf, S. Riaz and S. Naseem

2. Structural and Magnetic Properties of Sol-Gel Synthesized Mn/Fe co-doped ZnO Thin Films, International Symposium on Advanced Magnetic Materials and Applications, ISAMMA 2013, held on 21-25th July 2013, Taichung, Taiwan. R. Ashraf, S. Riaz, U. Khan and S. Naseem

3. Structural and Magnetic properties of Co doped ZnO nanoparticles. World Congress on Advanced Nano, Biomechanics and Energy Research held on 25-28th August 2013, Seoul Korea R. Ashraf, S. Riaz, M. Bashir and S. Naseem

4. Synthesis and characterization of ZrO2-ZnO Nanoparticles, World Congress on Advanced Nano, Biomechanics and Energy Research held on 25-28th August 2013, Seoul, Korea, available online at asem.org/publication_conf/anbre13/M5A.4.MS541_1028F.pdf M. Bashir, S. Riaz, R. Ashraf, M. Imtiaz and S. Naseem

5. Synthesis and characterization of SnO2 Nanoparticles for PV Applications, World Congress on Advanced Nano, Biomechanics and Energy Research held on 25-28th August 2013, Seoul, Korea.S. Riaz, A. Nairan, M. Bashir, R. Ashraf and S. Naseem

6. Effect of pH on Structural and Magnetic Properties of ZnO nanoparticles. World Congress on Advanced Nano, Biomechanics and Energy Research” held on 25-28th august 2013, Seoul Korea.R. Ashraf, S. Riaz and S. Naseem

7. Magnetic and Magnetization properties of Spin-deposited un-doped ZnO Nanowire Arrays, Second International Conference on Advanced Complex Inorganic Nanomaterials 15-19 July 2013 Namur, Belgium. S. Riaz, R. Ashraf, R. Noor and S. Naseem

8. Fabrication and Characterization of Carbon Nanotube Based Back-Gated Field Effect Transistor (CNTFET). International Conference on Solid State Physics (ICSSP’13), December 01-06, 2013, Lahore, Pakistan. M. Azam, R. Ashraf, M. Sulaiman, S. Riaz and S. Naseem

9. Growth and Characterization of Carbon Nanofibers by PECVD, International Conference on Solid State Physics (ICSSP’13), December 01-06, 2013, Lahore, Pakistan. R. Ashraf, S. Riaz and S. Naseem

10. Effect of Nanocatalyst on the Growth and Characterization of Carbon Nanostructures, International Conference on Solid State Physics (ICSSP’13), December 01-06, 2013, Lahore, Pakistan. M. Iqbal, R. Ashraf, M. A. Naseer, S. Riaz and S. Naseem

11. DLC Formation and Characterization Using Plasma Enhanced CVD, International Conference on Solid State Physics (ICSSP’13), December 01-06, 2013, Lahore, Pakistan. M. Azam, A. Yar, R. Ashraf, S. Riaz and S. Naseem

12. Hydrogenation Effect on Carbon Nanostructures for Electronic Device Applications, International Conference on Solid State Physics (ICSSP’13), December 01-06, 2013, Lahore, Pakistan. R. Ashraf, M. Tahir, N. Iqbal, S. Riaz and S. Naseem

13. Fabrication and Characterization of Carbon Nanotubes Based Photosensor, International Conference on Solid State Physics (ICSSP’13), December 01-06, 2013, Lahore, Pakistan. S. Zaman, W. Azeem, R. Ashraf, S. Riaz and S. Naseem

14. Structural and Magnetic Properties of Iron doped ZnO Nanoparticles, International Conference on Solid State Physics (ICSSP’13), December 01-06, 2013, Lahore, Pakistan. R. Ashraf, S. Riaz, Z. N. Kayani and S. Naseem

15. Structural, Optical and Magnetic Properties of Al doped ZnO Thin Films by Sol-Gel Method. International Conference on Solid State Physics (ICSSP’13), December 01-06, 2013, Lahore, Pakistan. R. Ashraf, N. Ali, S. Riaz, Z. N. Kayani and S. Naseem

16. Effect of Calcination on Structural and Magnetic Properties of Co doped ZnO Nanoparticles, International Conference on Solid State Physics (ICSSP’13), December 01-06, 2013, Lahore, Pakistan. R. Ashraf, S. Riaz, N. Ali and S. Naseem

17. Effect of calcination on Structural, Optical and Magnetic properties of ZnO Nanoparticles, International Conference on Solid State Physics (ICSSP’13), December 01-06, 2013, Lahore, Pakistan. R. Ashraf, S. Riaz, Z. N. Kayani, S. S. Hussain and S. Naseem

18. Structural and Magnetic Properties of Iron oxide Nanoparticles Coated Carbon Nanotubes, International Conference on Solid State Physics (ICSSP’13), December 01-06, 2013, Lahore, Pakistan. M. Azam, A. Habiba, R. Ashraf, S. Riaz and S. Naseem

19. Effect of Transition Metal Doping on ZnO Thin Films, International Conference on Solid State Physics (ICSSP’13), December 01-06, 2013, Lahore, Pakistan. R. Ashraf, S. Riaz, M. Bashir, U. Khan and S. Naseem

20. Structural, electronic and optical properties of γ-Fe2O3 by ADF, The 2014 World Congress on Advances in Civil, Environmental, and Materials Research, August 24 – 28, 2014, BEXCO, Busan, Korea.
R. Ashraf, S. Riaz and S. Naseem

21. Theoretical Investigation of effect of cobalt doping on Properties of Iron Oxide by ADF, The 2014 World Congress on Advances in Civil, Environmental, and Materials Research, August 24 – 28, 2014, BEXCO, Busan, Korea.
R. Ashraf, S. Riaz and S. Naseem

22. Study of structural and electronic properties of iron oxide by ADF, The 2014 World Congress on Advances in Civil, Environmental, and Materials Research, August 24 – 28, 2014, BEXCO, Busan, Korea.
R. Ashraf, S. Riaz, M. Akhtar, S. Naseem

23. Effect of calcination on structural and magnetic properties of Co-doped ZnO nanostructures”, IEEE Magnetics Conference (INTERMAG), 11-15 May 2015, Beijing, China. M. Bashir, R. Ashraf, A. Akbar, S. Riaz, S. Naseem,

24. DFT Analysis of Iron Oxide by using GGA and GGA+U Approach in ADF, International Conférence on Solid State Physics (ICSSP’15) University of the Punjab, December 13-17, 2015, Lahore, Pakistan. R. Ashraf, T. Mahmood, S. Riaz, S. Naseem

25. Effect of Hubbard Potential on Electronic, Structural, Optical and Magnetic Properties of Hematite, International Conférence on Solid State Physics (ICSSP’15) University of the Punjab, December 13-17, 2015, Lahore, Pakistan.
R. Ashraf, S. Riaz, T. Mahmood, S. Naseem

26. Investigation of Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Properties of Magnetite by using DFT+U Approach, International Conférence on Solid State Physics (ICSSP’15) University of the Punjab, December 13-17, 2015, Lahore, Pakistan.
R. Ashraf, T. Mahmood, M. Azam, S. Riaz, S. Naseem

27. Study of Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Properties of Maghemite by Density
Functional Theory, International Conférence on Solid State Physics (ICSSP’15) University of the Punjab, December 13-17, 2015, Lahore, Pakistan.R. Ashraf, S. Riaz, T. Mahmood, S. Naseem

28. Comparison of Structural, Optical and Magnetic Properties of Iron Oxide by using GGA+U and LDA+U, International Conférence on Solid State Physics (ICSSP’15), University of the Punjab, December 13-17, 2015, Lahore, Pakistan.
R. Ashraf, M. Azam, T. Mahmood, S. Riaz, S. Naseem

29. Study of Structural and Electronic Properties of FeO at LDA and GGA Level, One Day National Symposium on Modern Trends in Physics Research, Government College Women University Sialkot, May 11, 2017, Sialkot, Pakistan.
R. Ashraf, T. Mahmood, S. Riaz and S. Naseem

30. Effect of Calcination on Structural, Optical, Dielectric and Magnetic Properties of α-Fe2O3 Nanoparticles, International Conference on Solid State Physics (ICSSP’17), University of the Punjab, December 10-14, 2017, Lahore, Pakistan.
R. Ashraf, S. Riaz, S. Atiq and S. Naseem

31. DFT Study of Structural and Electronic Properties of Maghemite at GGA level, International Conference on Solid State Physics (ICSSP’17), University of the Punjab, December 10-14, 2017, Lahore, Pakistan.
R. Ashraf, T. Mahmood, S. Riaz and S. Naseem

32. Study of Structural and Electronic Properties of Magnetite by GGA+U, International Conference on Solid State Physics (ICSSP’17), University of the Punjab, December 10-14, 2017, Lahore, Pakistan.M. Nadeem, R. Ashraf, T. Mahmood, S. Riaz and S. Naseem

33. Optimization of Calcination Temperature for the Synthesis of Hematite Nanoparticles, International Conference on Solid State Physics (ICSSP’17), University of the Punjab, December 10-14, 2017, Lahore, Pakistan. R. Ashraf, S. Riaz and S. Naseem

34. Transformation of Maghemite to Hematite as an Effect of Calcination Temperature, International Conference on Solid State Physics (ICSSP’17), University of the Punjab, December 10-14, 2017, Lahore, Pakistan. R. Ashraf, S. Riaz and S. Naseem

35. Study of Structural and Eectronic Properties of α-Fe2O3 at GGA Level, International Conference on Solid State Physics (ICSSP’17), University of the Punjab, December 10-14, 2017, Lahore, Pakistan.M. Nadeem, R. Ashraf, T. Mahmood, S. Riaz and S. Naseem

36. Effect of Calcination Temperature on Structural, Optical and Magnetic Properties of Magnetite Nanoparticles, International Conference on Solid State Physics (ICSSP’17), University of the Punjab, December 10-14, 2017, Lahore, Pakistan.
R. Ashraf, S. Riaz, M. A. Raza and S. Naseem

37. Effect of Calcination Temperature on Structural, Magnetic, Dielectric and Optical Properties of stable Magnetite Nanoparticles, International Conference on Solid State Physics (ICSSP’17), University of the Punjab, December 10-14, 2017, Lahore, Pakistan.R. Ashraf, S. Riaz, S. S. Hussain, S. Atiq and S. Naseem

38. Calcination Effect on Properties of stable Hematite Nanoparticles Synthesized by Sol-gel Method, International Conference on Solid State Physics (ICSSP’17), University of the Punjab, December 10-14, 2017, Lahore, Pakistan.
R. Ashraf, S. Riaz, M. A. Raza and S. Naseem

39. Synthesis of Fe3O4 Nanoparticles by Sol-gel Method and Effect of Calcination Temperature on Their Properties, International Conference on Solid State Physics (ICSSP’17), University of the Punjab, December 10-14, 2017, Lahore, Pakistan.
R. Ashraf, A. Raza, S. Riaz, M. A. Raza and S. Naseem

40. Improved Magnetic Properties of Sol-Gel Synthesized Fe3O4 Nanoparticles for BioMedical Applications, International Conference on Solid State Physics (ICSSP’17), University of the Punjab, December 10-14, 2017, Lahore, Pakistan.
R. Ashraf, Z. H. Shah, Saira Riaz, S. S. Hussain and S. Naseem

41. Synthesis of γ-Fe2O3 Nanoparticles by Sol-gel Technique and Effect of Calcination Temperature on Their Properties, International Conference on Solid State Physics (ICSSP’17), University of the Punjab, December 10-14, 2017, Lahore, Pakistan.
R. Ashraf, Saira Riaz and S. Naseem

42. Effect of surfactants and calcination temperature on the magnetic properties of Sol-Gel synthesized biocompatible Fe3O4 nanoparticles, A Conference on Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, MMG University of the Punjab, 7-9 February 2018, Lahore, Pakistan R Ashraf, S. Riaz, Z Hussain Shah and S. Naseem

43. DFT Investigation of Structural and Electronic Properties of Cadmium Dichalcogenide, International Conference on Solid State Physics (ICSSP’19), University of the Punjab, December 08-12, 2019, Lahore, Pakistan.
R. Ashraf, Saira Riaz and S. Naseem

44. First Principle calculations of hematite, magnetite and maghemite nanostructures, International Conference on Solid State Physics (ICSSP’19), University of the Punjab, December 08-12, 2019, Lahore, Pakistan.
R. Ashraf, Saira Riaz, Tariq Mahmood and S. Naseem

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