Dr. Muhammad Yaqoob Khattak


Dr. Rashid Ahmad

Chairman / Assistant Professor
Department of Physics, KUST, Pakistan

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PhD Physics: 2008 2012; Institut für Experimental Physik, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

(Magna Cum Laude/Very good)



MPhil Physics: 2003 – 2005; Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad


Research Interest


Nanomagnetism (Experimental & theoretical): Exchange Bias Effect, Magnetic Hyperthermia Treatment of Cancer




  • Faculty member, Department of Physics, Kohat University of Science & Technology (KUST), Kohat-26000, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Pakistan, since October 4, 2006 to date
  • Visiting researcher at AG Kuch, Institut für Experimental Physik, FreieUniversität Berlin, Germany since Jun. 2011 till Jul. 2012, and Jan. 2014 till Dec. 2016.
  • Lecturer at F. G. Degree College No. 1, The Mall, Rawapindi Cantt. since Aug. 2002 – Sep. 2003

Selected Publications




  1. A. A. Macedo, P. L. Gastelois, M. D. Martins, W. Kuch, J. Miguel, and M. Y. Khan, Growth, structure, and magnetic properties of epitaxial NixMn100–x single layers and Co/ NixMn100–x bilayers on Cu3Au(100), Phys. Rev. B 82, 134423 (2010)
  2. Y. Khan, C.-B. Wu, M. Erkovan, and W. Kuch, Probing antiferromagnetism in NiMn/Ni/(Co)/Cu3Au(001) single-crystalline epitaxial thin films, J. Appl. Phys. 113, 023913 (2013)
  3. Y. Khan, C.-B. Wu, S. K. Kreft, and W. Kuch, Concentration and thickness-dependent magnetic properties of NixMn1–x in epitaxially grown NixMn100–x/Ni/(Co/)Cu3Au(001) , J. Phys.: Cond. Matt. 25386005 (2013)
  4. Y. Khan, C.-B. Wu, and W. Kuch, Pinned magnetic moments in exchange bias: Role of the antiferromagnetic bulk spin structure, Phys. Rev. B 89, 094427 (2014)
  5. S. Mumtaz, T. Iqbal, Muhammad Yaqoob Khan, M. Sultan, Band alignment and optical response of facile grown ZnO/NiO nano heterojunction, Superlattices and Microstructures 112, 210 (2017).   
  6. M. Qureshi, N. Sultana, F. Muhammad, W. Rehman, S. S. Rahman, Muhammad Yaqoob Khan, K. Sultana, and M. Asif, Single Step Growth of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles and Their Use as Glucose Biosensor, Results in Physics 7, 4451 (2017).
  7. Alina Manzoor, Muhammad Azhar Khan, Muhammad Yaqoob Khan, Majid Niaz Akhtar and Altaf Hussain, Tuning magnetic and high frequency dielectric behavior in Li-Zn ferrites by Ho doping, Ceramic International 44, 6321 (2018).
  8. Muhammad Sajjad, Inam Ullah, I. Khan, Jamshid Khan, M. Yaqoob Khan, Muhammad Tauseef Qureshi, Structural and optical properties of pure and copper doped zinc oxide nanoparticles, Results in Physics 9, 1301 (2018).
















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