Muhammad Azeem completed his PhD in Physics at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Physics and Astronomy at the University of Sharjah, UAE, and has previously been a Fellow of the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, New Zealand.
His research interests encompass functional materials with a focus on spintronics, ferromagnetic semiconductors and nanotubes. His work on rare earth nitrides, which are strongly correlated electronic systems with potential applications in the field of spintronics, has been widely published and cited in peer-reviewed journals. He has also presented his work at many international conferences in USA, New Zealand, Australia, Pakistan and India.
Currently, he is involved in various research projects covering a broad range of materials such as the reinforcement of cement composites with carbon-based nanomaterials, the biofunctionalization of graphene for drug delivery and the simulation of carbon functionalization via hydrogenation using kinetic Monte Carlo methods.
Outside of academia, his hobbies include photography, painting and playing the guitar.