Curriculum Vitae

1. Personal Details
  • Full Name: Fahmi F. Muhammad Sharif 
  • Academic Title: Associate Professor
  • Date/Place of Birth: 15 November 1982/ Chamchamal, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.
  • Marital status: Married (1 daughter)
  • Current Address: 904,U4A,Kolej Perdana, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia 
  • Email: fahmi982@gmail.com; Tel: +601121963657
  • Language skills: Kurdish (MT), Arabic & English.
2. Academic qualifications
  • PDF, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (2017)
  • PhD, University of Malaya, Malaysia (2012).
  • MSc, University of Mosul, Iraq (2007).
  • BSc, University of Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (2004).

3. Fields of Interest
  • Organic/Bio-organic Electronics (Characterization, devices fabrication and modeling).
  • Nanotechnology (nanostructure formation and application).
  • Solar Energy (Photovoltaic technology and applications).
  • Machine Learning (selection, regression and classification).

4. Working Experience

4.1 Academic
  • Post-Doctorate Fellow, Center for Composites, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia (2016-2017).
  • Associate Professor, Department of Physics, University of Koya, Koya, Kurdistan of Iraq (1/5/2016-present).
  • Lecturer, Department of Physics, University of Koya, Koya, Kurdistan of Iraq (10/4/2012 - 30/4/2016).
  • Research Assistant, Low Dimensional Materials Research Center, University of Malaya (6/1/2012-6/4/2012) 
  • Visiting Assistant Lecturer, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Sulaimani, Sulaimani, Kurdistan of Iraq (1/10/2007-1/10/2008).
  • Assistant Lecturer, Department of Physics, University of Koya, Koya, Kurdistan of Iraq (1/4/2007 - 10/4/2012).
  • Teacher of Physics, Runaki Secondary School for Boys, Chamchamal, Kurdistan of Iraq (10/10/2005-31/3/2007).
4.2 Administrative
    • Head of Physics Department, Faculty of Science & Health, Koya University (11/11/2013-1/3/2016)
    • Dean of Faculty of Science & Health, Koya University (On behalf of-Temporary,16-24/8/2015)
    • Head of Scientific Committee, Physics Department, Faculty of Science & Health, Koya University (2013- 2016)
    • Head of the examination committee of the Faculty of Science & Health, Koya University (2012-2013). 
    • Director of the curriculum development of Physics Department, Koya University (2012-2014). 
    • Registrar, Faculty of Science, Koya University (2007-2009).
    4.3 Membership
      • International Association of Advanced Materials- IAAM (2016-present)
      5. Awards and Recognition
      • Post-Doctorate Fellow, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia (1/3/2016-28/2/2017).
      • Research Assistant Fellow, Low Dimensional Materials Research Center, University of Malaya (6/1/2012-6/4/2012) 
      • Honorarium award, for giving talks in a five days workshop on Organic Solar Cells organized for SIRIM company- Malaysia researchers only (9-13/6/2011)
      • Gold Medal Prize - Third international conference on functional materials and devices (ICFMD2010)- Malaysia (2010).
      • Travel grant from University of Malaya to participate in the ThinFilms2010 international conference- China (2010).
      • IPPP,University of Malaya research grant , No. PS343/2010B (2010).
      • Travel grant from University of Malaya to participate in the ICFMD2010 international Conference - Malaysia (2010).
      • Travel grant from University of Malaya to participate in the PERFIK2009 national Conference - Malaysia (2009).
      • IPPP,University of Malaya research grant, PS319/2009B (2009).
      • PhD Scholarship of Ahmed Ismail Foundation in association with the Ministry of Higher Education of Kurdistan Region (2008).
      6. Publications
      6.1 Journal Papers 
      1. Shilan S. Hameed, Rohayanti Hassan, Fahmi F. Muhammad, Selection and classification of gene expression in autism disorder: Use of a combination of statistical filters and a GBPSO-SVM algorithm, PLOS One 12(11)(2017) e0187371 [Link] (IF = 2.806 /Q1).
      2. Fahmi F. Muhammad, Kamal A. Ketuly and Mohd Y. Yahya, Effect of thermal annealing on a ternary organic solar cell incorporating Gaq3 organometallic as a boosting acceptor, Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and MaterialsPublished (2017) [Link] (IF = 1.577 /Q2)
      3. Fahmi F. Muhammad, Mohd Y. Yahya, Shilan S. Hameed, Fakhra Aziz, Khaulah Sulaiman, Mariwan A. Rasheed and Zubair Ahmad, Employment of Single-diode Model to Elucidate the Variations in Photovoltaic Parameters Under Different Electrical and Thermal Conditions, PLOS One 12(8)(2017) e0182925 [Link] (IF = 2.806 /Q1).
      4. Zubair Ahmad, Farid Touati, Fahmi F. Muhammad, Mansoor Ani Najeeb, R. A. Shakoor, Effect of ambient temperature on the efficiency of the PCPDTBT: PC71BM BHJ solar cells, Applied Physics A (2017) 123: 486 [Link] (IF = 1.45 /Q3 )
      5. Fahmi F. Muhammad, Mohd Y Yahya, Fakhra Aziz, Mariwan A Rasheed, Khaulah Sulaiman, Tuning the extinction coefficient, refractive index, dielectric constant and optical conductivity of Gaq3 films for the application of OLED displays technology, 
        Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 28(19)(2017)14777-14786 [Link] 
        (IF = 2.019 /Q2)
      6. Noshin Fatima, Muhammad M. Ahmed, Khasan M. Karimov, Zubair Ahmad & F.F. Muhammad, Optical sensors based on the NiPc-CoPc composite films deposited by drop casting and under the influence of centrifugal force, Chinese Physics B, 26(6)(2017)060704 [Link] (IF = 1.223 /Q3)
      7. F.F. Muhammad, Mohd Y. Yahya, Khaulah Sulaiman, Improving the performance of solution-processed organic solar cells by incorporating small molecule acceptors into a ternary bulk heterojunction based on DH6T:Mq3:PCBM (M= Ga, Al), Materials Chemistry and Physics, 188(2017)86-94 [Link(IF = 2.101 /Q2) 
      8. Lih Wei Lim, Fakhra Aziz, F.F. Muhammad, Azzuliani Supangat, Khaulah Sulaiman, Electrical properties of Al/PTB7-Th/n-Si metal-polymer-semiconductor Schottky barrier diode, Synthetic Metals, 221(2016)169-175 [Link(IF = 2.299 /Q2) 
      9. F.F. Muhammad, Mohd Yazid Yahya, Kamal Aziz Ketuly, Abdulkader Jaleel Muhammad, Khaulah Sulaiman, A study on the spectroscopic, energy band, and optoelectronic properties of α, ω-dihexylsexithiophene/tris (8-hydroxyquinolinate) gallium blends; DH6T/Gaq3 composite system, Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 169(2016)144-151 [Link(IF = 2.653 /Q2)
      10. Rebar T. Abdulwahid, Omed Gh. Abdullah, Shujahadeen B. Aziz, Sarkawt A. Hussein, F.F. Muhammad, and Mohd Y. Yahya, 
        The study of structural and optical properties of PVA:PbO2 based solid polymer nanocomposites, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 27(11) (2016) 12112-12118 [Link] 
        (IF = 1.798 /Q2)
      11. Lih Wei Lim, Chin-Hoong Teh, Rusli Daik, Norazilawati Muhamad Sarih, Mohd Asri Mat Teridi, F.F. Muhammad, Khaulah Sulaiman, Synthesis and characterization of 2, 2’-bithiophene end-capped dihexyloxy phenylene pentamer and its application in solution-processed organic ultraviolet photodetector, RSC Advances6(2016)61848-61859 [Link(IF = 3.289 /Q2)
      12. N. A. Qadr, S. W. Muhammad, F. F. Muhammad, Performance Analysis of a Mini-Thermoelectric Engine for the Generation of Electricity, International Journal of Engineering and Technologies, 6 (2016) 20-29 [Link]
      13. F.F. MuhammadSolar Cells Based on Nanostructured Organic/Polymeric Materials, Journal of Technology Innovations in Renewable Energy 5(1) (2016) Editorial [Link].
      14. F.F. Muhammad, Impedance spectroscopy analysis of DH6T:PCBM 
        bulk heterojunction incorporating Gaq3: experiment and model, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics27(1)(2016) 637-644 [Link(IF = 1.798 /Q2)
         
      15. Haval M. Abdulla, F.F. Muhammad, M.G. Faraj, The impact of sunlight intensity and outdoor temperature on the performance of inorganic solar panels, International Letters of Chemistry, Physics, and Astronomy 67 (2016) 58-64 [Link]. 
      16. Dashty A. Babakr, Hamad H. Bayiz, Hawkar M. Qadr and F.F. Muhammad, Investigation of Photo-Absorption and Current-Voltage Properties of Liquid Extracts from Fruits for Organic Solar Cells Application,  Journal of Technology Innovations in Renewable Energy 5(1) (2016) 11-17 [Link]. 
      17. F.F. Muhammad, Abdulkader Jaleel Muhammad and Khaulah Sulaiman, Optical Response and Photovoltaic Performance of Organic Solar Cells Based on DH6T:Alq3 Active Layer, Journal of Technology Innovations in Renewable Energy 5(1) (2016) 3-10 [Link].
      18. F.F. Muhammad, Shujahadeen B. Aziz, Sarkawt A. Hussein, Effect of the dopant salt on the optical parameters of PVA:NaNO3 solid polymer electrolyte, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics 26(1) (2015) 521-529 [Link(IF = 1.569 /Q2)
      19. Shalaw Zrar Sdeeq, Aso Hamad Ameen and F.F. MuhammadEffect of Series and Parallel Shading on the Photovoltaic Performance of Silicon Based Solar Panels, Journal of Technology Innovations in Renewable Energy, 4(4) (2015) 152-156 [Link].
      20. F.F. Muhammad, Morphology Impact on the Absorption Behaviour of Post-Thermally Treated Tris(8-Hydroxyquinoline) Gallium Films, International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, 58(2015) 47-51 [Link]
      21. F.F. Muhammad, Effect of Surface Modification on the Absorption and Luminescence Response in tris(8-Hydroxyquinoline) Gallium Films Achieved by Thermal Treatment, Journal of Coating Science and Technology, 2(2) (2015) 51-55 [Link].
      22. F.F. Muhammad, K. Sulaiman, Optical and morphological modifications in post-thermally treated tris (8-hydroxyquinolinate) gallium films grown on quartz substrates, Materials Chemistry and Physics 148 (2014) 473-477 [Link(IF = 2.259 /Q2)
      23. F.F. Muhammad, Design approaches to improve organic solar cells, Journal of Technology Innovations in Renewable Energy 3(2) (2014) 63-71 [link].
      24. F.F. Muhammad, K. Sulaiman, Nanostrucutre formation leading to modify the optical absorption of Gaq3 thin films, Journal of University of Zakho 1(2) (2013) 491-497 [download].
      25. M.S. Fakir, K. Sulaiman, F.F. MuhammadInfluence of the Donor-Acceptor Interface Morphology on Electrical Properties of Organic Solar Cells Based on Soluble TsNiPc, International Journal of Materials Science & Engineering 1(2)(2013) 57-61. [download].
      26. F.F. Muhammad, K. Sulaiman,Effects of thermal annealing on the optical, spectroscopic, and structural properties of tris (8-hydroxyquinolinate) gallium films grown on quartz substrates, Materials Chemistry and Physics 129 (2011) 1152-1158. [link(IF = 2.356 /Q1)
      27. F.F. Muhammad, K. Sulaiman,Utilizing a simple and reliable method to investigate the optical functions of small molecular organic films- Alq3 and Gaq3 as examples, Measurement 44 (2011) 1468-1474. [link(IF = 0.836 /Q2)
      28. F.F. Muhammad, K. Sulaiman,Photovoltaic performance of organic solar cells based on DH6T/PCBM thin film active layers, Thin Solid Films 519 (2011) 5230-5233. [link(IF = 1.935 /Q1)
      29. F.F. Muhammad, K. Sulaiman, Tuning the optical band gap of DH6T by Alq3 dopant, Sains Malaysiana 40(1)(2011) 17-20. [download(IF = 0.152 /Q4)
      30. F.F. Muhammad, A.I.A. Hapip, K. Sulaiman, Study of optoelectronic energy bands and molecular energy levels of tris(8-hydroxyquinolinate) gallium and aluminum organometallic materials from their spectroscopic and electrochemical analysis, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 695(2010) 2526-2531. [link(IF = 2.347 /Q2)
      6.2 Conference Papers
      1. F.F. Muhammad, K. Sulaiman, Tuning the optical band gap of DH6T by Alq3 dopant, Sains Malaysiana 40(1)(2011) 17-20. [download(IF = 0.152 /Q4)
      2. F.F. Muhammad, K. Sulaiman,Photovoltaic performance of organic solar cells based on DH6T/PCBM thin film active layers, Thin Solid Films 519 (2011) 5230-5233. [link(IF = 1.935 /Q1)
      3. M.S. Fakir, K. Sulaiman, F.F. MuhammadInfluence of the Donor-Acceptor Interface Morphology on Electrical Properties of Organic Solar Cells Based on Soluble TsNiPc, International Journal of Materials Science & Engineering 1(2)(2013) 57-61. [download].
      4. F.F. Muhammad, K. Sulaiman, Nanostrucutre formation leading to modify the optical absorption of Gaq3 thin films, Journal of University of Zakho 1(2) (2013) 491-497 [download].

      6.3 Books 
      1. F.F. Muhammad, K. Sulaiman, Solution-processed Organic Solar Cells: The Impact of Tris(hydroxyquinoline) MetalsLAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (December 21, 2013) [link].

      7. Subjects Taught
      • Postgraduate Level: 
      • 2014-2015 (Mathematical Physics)- Physics Department, Koya University.
      • 2014-2015 (Photovoltaic Technology)- Physics Department, Koya University.
      • Undergraduate Level:
      • 2012-2015 (Electronics & Practical Electronics)- Physics Department, Koya University.
      • 2012-2013 (Nanotechnology)- Physics Department, Koya University.
      • 2007-2009 (Electronics & Practical Electronics) - Physics Department, Koya University.
      • 2007-2008 (Mechanics)- Department of Physics, Koya University.
      • 2007-2008 (Linear Algebra & Complex Analysis)- Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, Sulaimani University.
      • 2006-2007 (Practical Thermodynamics, Practical Optics & Practical Electrical Measurements)- Physics Department, Koya University.
      • Secondary/High School Level:
      • 2005-2007 (Physics & General Science) - Runaki Secondary School, Chamchamal, KRG, Iraq.
      • 2000-2007 (Physics) - High School students, Voluntarily, KRG, Iraq

      8. Project & Thesis supervision
      • PhD Student:
      • Naser Al-Shekaili, Development of Quantum Dot Hybrid Solar Cells (2017).
      • Master Student:
      • Haval Muhammed Abdullah, Design and sizing of stand-alone PV system at Koya city (2016).

      9. Conference/Symposium/Workshop/Training

      9.1 Conferences Attended & Presented in
        • Second Composite Materials & Manufacturing Symposium (CMM Symposium 2016), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia- KL Campus, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Oral presentation)
        • First International Scientific Conference of University of Zakho (2013)- Zakho, Kurdistan of Iraq (Oral presentation).
        • Fifth International Conference on Technological Advances of Thin Films and Surface Coatings (ThinFilms2010) - Harbin, China (Oral presentation)-(Selection for ISI publication).
        • Third International Conference on Functional Materials and Devices (ICFMD2010) - Terengganu, Malaysia (Oral and Poster presentations)-(Gold Medal Achievement).
        • National Physics Conference (PERFIK2009) - Malacca, Malaysia (Oral presentation)-(Selection for ISI publication).

        9.2 Workshops/Courses
          • IAEA Coordinate research activity, Koya University, 28 May 2015 (attended & certificate awarded).
          • Dealing with teaching duties, Koya University, 27 October 2014 (attended & certificate awarded).
          • Occupational safety & health course, Koya University, 1-2 October 2014 (attended & certificate awarded).
          • Developing the curriculum of Physics Department, Koya University, 16 September 2014 (attended & certificate awarded).
          • Professional staff development training for Koya University, Koya University, 19-21 May 2014 (attended & certificate awarded)
          • Teaching duties, Koya University, 19 February 2014 (attended & certificate awarded).
          • Two days workshop on utilizing STM and XRD machine for materials characterization, Department of Physics, Koya University, 18 & 22 December 2013 (attended & certificate awarded).
          • Two days workshop on XRF and XRD machines, Organized by Al-khora company- University of Sulaimani, 2-3 October 2013 (attended & certificate awarded).
          • Curriculum development of department, Koya University, 11 December 2012 (attended & certificate awarded).
          • Workshop on quality assurance performance at Koya University (2012) (attended & certificate awarded).
          • Teaching methods course - Koya University (2012) (attended & certificate awarded).
          • Five days workshop on Organic Solar Cells organized for SIRIM company- Malaysia researchers only (9-13/6/2011) (Presenter)   
          9.3 Training
          • Leadership and management skills - AGI organization in conjunction with Koya University (2014).
          • Teaching and Assessment skills - Lano centre in conjunction with Koya University (2014).

          10. Talks and Presentations

          10.1. Scientific & Intellectual Media:
          • Ternary bulkheterojunction composite systems for solar energy harvesting, Second Composite Materials & Manufacturing Symposium (CMM Symposium 2016), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia- KL Campus, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Oral presentation)
          • Impedance spectroscopy analysis of dh6t:pcbm bulk heterojunction incorporating gaq3: experiment and model, DPHYS Seminar, Koya University (2015).

          • Optical and morphological modifications in post-thermally treated tris(8-hydroxyquinoline) gallium films deposited on quartz substrates,DPHYS Seminar Series, Koya University (2015).

          • Effect of the dopant salt on the optical parameters of PVA:NaNO3 solid polymer electrolyte, DPHYS Seminar Series, Koya University (2015).

          • Nanostructure formation leading to modify the optical absorption of Gaq3 thin films, First International Scientific Conference of University of Zakho (2013)- Zakho, Kurdistan of Iraq.
          • Analysing the performance of solar cells - Physics Department seminar series 2012-2013, School of Science, University of Koya.
          • Generating electricity from sunlight - Teaching Methods seminar series 2012-2013, University of Koya.
          • Fabrication and characterization of organic solar cells - Physics Department seminar series 2012-2013, School of Science, University of Koya.
          • Tris (8-hydroxyquinolinate) Metals for Solution Processed Organic Solar Cells- PhD Candidature Defense - Department of Physics, University of Malaya (2011).
          • Device architecture in the Organic Solar Cells - PhD Seminar - Department of Physics, University of Malaya (2011).
          • Current-Voltage curve analysis of Organic Solar Cells - 2011 Mini-Workshop on Organic Solar Cells, Department of Physics, University of Malaya (2011).
          • How to select the correct materials for Organic Solar Cells - 2011 Mini-Workshop on Organic Solar Cells, Department of Physics, University of Malaya (2011).
          • Fabrication and characterization of organic solar cells based on DH6T/PCBM heterostructures - ThinFilms2010 International Conference, China (2010).
          • Absorption and photo-luminescence behaviors of Gaq3 at various annealing temperatures - ICFMD2010 International Conference, Malaysia (2010).
          • Effect of Alq3 dopant on the optical absorption edge energies of DH6T films - PERFIK2009 National Conference, Malaysia (2010).
          • Renewable energy sources; towards their exploitation in Kurdistan - Public Lecture - Chamchamal Intellectual Center, Chamchamal city, Kurdistan Region (2009).
          • The third generation of Solar Cells - Seminar - Department of Physics, University of Koya (2009).
          • Application of the MPPTs for reducing power loses in the solar cell generators - Seminar - Department of Physics, University of Koya (2007).
          • Building and study of a maximum power point tracker (MPPT) for battery charging by using solar panels - M.Sc. thesis- Department of Physics, University of Mosul (2007).
          • Analysis of depletion regions in the MOSFET devices - Graduate student assignment - Department of Physics, University of Mosul (2005).
          • Optical properties of CdS and CdTe thin films - B.Sc. final year project - Department of physics, University of Sulaimani (2004).
          • The adiabatic process in thermodynamics system - Undergraduate student assignment - Department of Physics, University of Sulaimani (2002).
          10.2. Mass Media:
          • The sun and its great importances (Recorded talk) - Khak TV station, Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region (2013).  
          • How to choose your home opto-electrical appliances (Life talk) - Kurdsat Satellite TV Channel, Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region (2012).
          • Utilization of Solar Energy for domestic use (Life talk) - Kurdsat Satellite TV Channel, Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region (2012).
          • The Importance of Solar Energy (Life talk) - Kurdsat Satellite TV Channel, Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region (2011).
          • How to choose your favorite TV? (Life talk) - Kurdsat Satellite TV Channel, Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region (2011).
          • Nanostrucutre materials for OSC and OLED technologies (Life talk) - Kurdsat Satellite TV Channel, Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region (2010).
          •  Scientific Research in Kurdistan; obstacles and development (Life talk) - Speda Satellite TV Channel, Hawler, Kurdistan Region (2010).
          • On the bright future of Organic Electronics (Recoded talk) - Kurdsat Satellite TV Channel, Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region (2010).
          • Isra and Mi'raj in the light of Science (Live talk) - Yakgrtu Radio Voice - Chamachamal city, Kurdistan Region (2005).


          11. Instrumentation/Measurement skills
          • Ultraviolet-Visible-Near Infrared (UV-Vis-NIR) Spectrophotometer.
          • Photoluminescence (PL) Spectroscopy.
          • Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectrophotometer.
          • X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) Technique.
          • X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF)
          • Cyclic Voltammetery (CV).
          • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC).
          • Scanning Electron Microscopy.
          • Surface Profilometer.
          • Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM).
          • Tunneling Electron Microscopy (TEM).
          • Spin coating Technique.
          • Thermal Evaporators.
          • Current-Voltage measurements.
          • Capacitance-Voltage measurements.
          • Impedance Spectroscopy (IS).
          • Four Probe Points Electrical measurement.

          12. Computer Programming/Software skills
          • MS Offices, MATLAB, Origin Pro, Chem Sketch, Chem Office, GW/Q. Basics, MULTISIM, AutoCad.

          13. Editorial and Reviewing/Assessment activities
          13.1 Editorial
          13.2 Being a Reviewer for;

            13.3 Projects Assessment
              • Assessment and grading the projects of Lawi Sall (youth of the year) at ministry of culture and youth, KRG, which were submitted by young inventors to the ministry of culture & youth of KRG during 2013.

              14. Articles published in Kurdish Language
              • Fahmi Fariq, The propaganda of the big disaster on 21 Dec 2012, Kurdiu website 2012
              • Fahmi Fariq, Scientific conference having a weak academic activity, Awena Newspaper 307 (2012) 17.
              • Fahmi Fariq, Scientific researches in Kurdistan, Obstacles and solutions, Hawlati Newspaper 618 & 619 (2010).
              • Fahmi Fariq, Venus planet, Zansti Sardam 2003
              • Fahmi Fariq, The nature of light and its sources, Zansti Sardam 2003
              • Fahmi Fariq, The birth and death of stars, Zansti Sardam 2003
              • Fahmi Fariq, The physics of eyes, Zansti Sardam 2002
              • Fahmi Fariq, Wind power in Netherlands, Zansti Sardam 2002 

               15. Books/pamphlets in Kurdish Language)
              • Fahmi Fariq, A trip of experience in higher education, pamphlet 2012