Estb. 1882

University of the Punjab

Dr. Muhammad Umar Manzoor

Associate Professor
Dr. Muhammad Umar Manzoor

Completed Doctor of Philosophy from The School of Engineering, University of Ulster, UK in 2012.
• Successfully won British Council Researchers Link Travel Grant 2015 worth GBP 5600 Successfully won Higher Education Commission of Pakistan HEC funded research grant PKR 0.5 million (2014)
• Successfully won University of the Punjab research grant PKR 0.15 million (2015)
Scientific and Professional Skills:
Material Preparation: Thin Hydrogenated amorphous carbon (a-C:H) films deposited by PECVD, Magnetron Sputtered gold films, Conducting and Non-conducting thin films, Nano-composite coatings by PVD deposition, conducting CNT/PDMS composites (solution & melt processing, dispersion methods), Photolithography with mask aligners, spin coating, RF plasma etching, experience of working in clean room environment.
Material Analysis: AFM of graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide, XRF spectroscopy, XPS Spectroscopy, Raman Spectroscopy, FTIR Spectroscopy, UV-Vis Spectroscopy, AFM and SEM microscopy, EDX analysis, Contact profilometry, Photolithography, Etching, Deep Level Transient Spectroscopy (DLTS), Tensile and Fatigue Electrical Measurement, Nanohardness/nanoscratch testing, Thermo Gravimetric analysis (TGA), Design of experiments, Maintenance of personal and official lab book, uses of data and image handling softwares such as Origin, Image J and FEA Modelling.
Professional Experiences:
Currently as Assistant Professor: Department of Metallurgy & Material Engineering, College of Engineering & Emerging Technologies, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan:
• Teaching Surface Engineering & Tribology, Mechanics of Materials & Materials Thermodynamics & Kinetics to undergraduate students, Coating Techniques & Characterization Techniques to post graduate students
• Supervising final year students in their final year research projects

Designation:- Associate Professor