Dr. Muhammad Shahid Anwar, Ph.D (Physics)

 
Description :
Dr. Mohd. Shahid Anwar graduated with a Bachelor degree in Electronics (1999) and Masters (M.Sc.) in Physics (2001) from St. Aloysius College, Jabalpur. Later he joined UGC-DAE- CSR Indore as JRF/SRF for a DST sponsored project which leads to his doctoral work. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Devi Ahilya University, Indore in 2008 for thesis entitled “Structural and dielectrics studies on some perovskites based oxide” He also received state level award of M. P. Young Scientist award for the work he carried out during his Ph.D. He is recognized for his space group analysis work via Electron microscopy in which he had assigned correct space group to Sr-Ca-TiO3 perovskite system. He joined CSIR-CECRI Karaikudi as Scientist in Feb 2008 and later he joins CSIR-IMMT Bhubaneswar on 2011 on transfer. His area of interests include Electron Microscopy, Ferroelectrics, Multiferroic, Fuel cell, thermoelectric materials, metallic thin films, etc. Dr. Anwar has published over 25 SCI journals paper in multidisciplinary areas.
Experience :
  • Sr. Scientist-C: (Feb 2012 – Continuing) Colloids and Material Chemistry Department CSIR- IMMT, Bhubaneswar, India.

  • Scientist-C: (March 2011 – Feb 2012) Colloids and Material Chemistry Department CSIR- IMMT, Bhubaneswar, India.

  • Scientist-C: (Feb 2008 – March 2011), Central Instrumentation Facility (CIF) Division, CSIR- CECRI Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu India.


Area of Interest:
  • Relaxor Ferroelectrics: A new lead free ferroelectric relaxor ceramics has been found in Hf doped BaTIO3 (i.e. BaTi1-xHfxO3) ceramics. Crossover from normal to relaxor behaviour has been characterized and shown as an efficient candidate for industrial usage. Established novel technique to characterize relaxors.

  • Electron microscopy: Resolved the existing controversies of space-group in SrCaTiO3 ceramics, at different Ca concentration level. Initially various space groups e.g. Pnma (Pbnm), I4/mcm, Imma, P21/m, Cmcm were reported. On the basis of XRD, Electron microscopic and TEM simulation data above listed space groups has been tested thoroughly and finally Pnma space group has been assigned along with a new feasible space group P21212 as a minor phase. Phase coexistence studies are under progress.

  • Current research activities are focused on thermoelectric materials, Proton conducting fuel cell (PCFC), Metallic Thin film & Hard coating, etc.


Awards & Honours :
  • Recipient of National Scholarship DST-JRF & SRF during Dec 2002-May 2006.

  • Recipient of National Scholarship CSIR-SRF during April 2007 - Feb 2008.

  • Awarded Madhya Pradesh Young scientist Award for physics in 2009 by MP council for science and Technology.


Recent Publications :
  • T. Badapanda, V. Senthil, D. K. Rana, S. Panigrahi, S. Anwar, Relaxor ferroelectric behavior of “A” site deficient Bismuth doped Barium Titanate ceramic, J. Electroceram. 29 (2) (2012) 17.

  • A.K. Sahu, S. Meenakshi, S.D. Bhat, A. Shahid, P. Sridhar, S. Pitchumani, and A.K. Shukla, Meso-Structured Silica-Nafion Hybrid Membranes for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells, J. Electrochem. Soc. 159 (11) (2012) F1-F9.

  • C.R.K. Rao, M. Vijayan, Shahid Anwar, D. Jeyakumar, Hydrolysis of SnCl2 on Polyaniline: Formation of Conducting PAni-SnO2 Composite with Enhanced Electrochemical Properties, J. Appl. Polymer Sci. 124 (2012) 4819–4826.

  • Swati S. Pradhan, S.K. Pradhan, V. Bhavanasi, Sambita Sahoo, S.N. Sarangi, S. Anwar, P.K. Barhai, Low temperature stabilized rutile phase TiO2 films grown by sputtering, Thin Solid Films 520 (6) (2012) 1809-1813.