Muhammad Usman received the M.Sc. and M.Phil degrees in Physics from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan in 2003 and 2005, respectively. He received Ph.D. degree in Microelectronics and Applied Physics from Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden in 2012. He is a senior faculty member and presently working as head of Ion Beam Applications (IBA) division in National Centre for Physics, Islamabad, Pakistan. In addition, he is a visiting scientist at the KTH (Sweden) under a collaborative Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) project. He is a Pakistani project leader on a collaborative project on PERT solar cells with The Center for Solar Energy Research and Applications (GÜNAM) in Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey.
In recent years, he received several international and national research grants and established Solid State Electronic Devices laboratory in NCP. Dr. Usman has more than 55 research articles on his credit in international journals of high repute. He has delivered many invited talks in national and international conferences and workshops. He had also been involved in the organization of several national and international scientific events in his institute. Furthermore, he is a regular member of the international conference on radiation and emission in materials (ICREM) Thailand since its inception in 2018.
His main research interests are semiconductor materials, device physics and simulations, ion beam physics and its applications in materials sciences, and radiation effects in electronic devices.