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Dr Mohammad Nur E Alam

Nur is a Research Fellow at the Electron Science Research Institute, his field of research is materials science.


Nur’s work is of a high quality, international standard and represents true eminence in his research field of materials science. His recent research achievements on the design and fabrication of magneto-photonic materials and structures have already been internationally recognized and appreciated by many researchers. He has co-authored several high-impact research articles published in international peer-reviewed journals including Nature Communications, Scientific reports, MDPI materials and Optical Material Express.

Awards and Recognition

  • Executive Dean’s Award, Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science, Edith Cowan University, Australia 2014 for significant research contribution in the area of Nano-Photonics and Materials Science.

Research Areas and Interests

  • Magneto-photonic / plasmonic crystals
  • Thin film materials and coatings
  • Micro/Nano fabrication process
  • Optical microstructures


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2013.
  • Master of Science in Physics, Bangladesh, 2005.
  • Bachelor of Science, Bangladesh, 2003.


Recent Research Grants

  • Design and development of laminated low-emissivity glass,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2017 Open Round,  2017 - 2018,  $224,000.
  • Design and development of advanced Low-emissivity optical coatings on glass substrates,  Viracon Inc,  Grant,  2015 - 2017,  $255,056.
  • Further Design and Development of Selective Sunshine Glazing (SSG) Systems to Use in Glass Window Panels Capable of Heat Protection Simultaneous with Harvesting of the Incident Solar Energy,  ClearVue Technologies Ltd.,  Grant,  2012 - 2015,  $1,004,094.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Vasiliev, M., Alam, MN., Alameh, K., (2020), Recent Developments in Solar Energy-Harvesting Technologies for Building Integration and Distributed Energy Generation. Alternative Energy Systems in Buildings, 1-25, Basel, Switzerland, MDPI, DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03936-221-9.
  • Alam, MN., Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K., (2020), Dielectric/metal/dielectric (DMD) multilayers: growth and stability of ultra-thin metal layers for transparent heat regulation (THR). Energy Saving Coating Materials, 1-34, The Netherlands, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-822103-7.00003-0.
  • Vasiliev, M., Alam, MN., Alameh, K., (2020), Transparent heat regulation materials and coatings: present status, challenges, and opportunity. Energy Saving Coating Materials, 1-30, The Netherlands, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-822103-7.00003-0.

Journal Articles

  • Thomas, J., Vasiliev, M., Alam, MN., Alameh, K., (2020), Increasing the Yield of Lactuca sativa, L. in Glass Greenhouses through Illumination Spectral Filtering and Development of an Optical Thin Film Filter. Sustainability, 12(9), 3740, Switzerland, DOI:
  • Alam, MN., Rahman, M., Basher, M., Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K., (2020), Optical and Chromaticity Properties of Metal-Dielectric Composite-Based Multilayer Thin-Film Structures Prepared by RF Magnetron Sputtering. Coatings, 10(251), 1-14, Switzerland, DOI: 10.3390/coatings10030251.
  • Vasiliev, M., Alam, MN., Alameh, K., (2019), Initial Field Testing Results from Building-Integrated Solar Energy Harvesting Windows Installation in Perth, Australia. Applied Sciences, 9(19), Article number 4002, DOI: 10.3390/app9194002.
  • Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K., Alam, MN., (2019), Analysis, Optimization, and Characterization of Magnetic Photonic Crystal Structures and Thin-Film Material Layers. Technologies, 7(3), Article no.49, DOI:
  • Alam, MN., Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K., (2019), Optical constants of rare-earth substituted amorphous oxide-mix-based layers deposited to enable synthesis of magneto-optic garnets. Optical Materials, 98(December 2019), Article number: 109309, Netherlands, Elsevier BV, DOI:
  • Vasiliev, M., Alam, MN., Alameh, K., (2019), Recent Developments in Solar Energy-Harvesting Technologies for Building Integration and Distributed Energy Generation. Energies, 12(6), article no. 1080, Switzerland, DOI: 10.3390/en12061080.
  • Alam, MN., Lonsdale, W., Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K., (2019), Application-specific oxide-based and metal-dielectric thin-film materials prepared by radio frequency magnetron sputtering. Materials, 12(20), article number 3448, DOI: 10.3390/ma12203448.
  • Alam, MN., Vasiliev, M., Belotelov, V., Alameh, K., (2018), Properties of Ferrite Garnet (Bi, Lu, Y)3(Fe, Ga)5O12 Thin Film Materials Prepared by RF Magnetron Sputtering. Nanomaterials, 8(5), Article no.355, DOI: 10.3390/nano8050355.
  • Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K., Alam, MN., (2018), Spectrally-Selective Energy-Harvesting Solar Windows for Public Infrastructure Applications. Applied Sciences, 8(6), Article no.849, Switzerland, MDPI, DOI: 10.3390/app8060849.
  • Sekatskii, S., Smirnov, A., Dietler, G., Alam, MN., Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K., (2018), Photonic Crystal-Supported Long-Range Surface Plasmon-Polaritons Propagating Along High-Quality Silver Nanofilms. Applied Sciences, 8(2), Article number 248, Switzerland, MDPI, DOI: 10.3390/app8020248.
  • Kotov, V., Shavrov, V., Popkov, A., Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K., Alam, MN., Alyabyeva, LN., Balabanov, DE., Burkov, V., Virchenko, MK., (2018), Magneto-optic properties of ultrathin nanocrystalline ferrite garnet films in the 8K to 300K temperature interval. Journal of Nanomaterials, 2018(2018), article no.7605620, Hindawi, DOI: 10.1155/2018/7605620.
  • Alam, MN., Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K., (2018), Influence of Substrate Stage Temperature and Rotation Rate on the Magneto-Optical Quality of RF-Sputtered Bi2.1Dy0.9Fe3.9Ga1.1O12 Garnet Thin Films. Applied Sciences, 8(3), Article number 456, Switzerland, DOI: 10.3390/app8030456.
  • Kotov, V., Shavrov, V., Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K., Alam, MN., Balabanov, D., (2018), Properties of magnetic photonic crystals in the visible spectral region and their performance limitations. Photonics and Nanostructures: fundamentals and applications, 28(February 2018), 12-19, DOI: 10.1016/j.photonics.2017.11.003.
  • Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K., Badshah, MA., Kim, S., Alam, MN., (2018), Semi-Transparent Energy-Harvesting Solar Concentrator Windows Employing Infrared Transmission-Enhanced Glass and Large-Area Microstructured Diffractive Elements. Photonics, 5(3), article no.25, Basel, Switzerland, MDPI AG, DOI: 10.3390/photonics5030025.
  • Alam, MN., Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K., (2017), High-performance RF-sputtered Bi-substituted iron garnet thin films with almost in-plane magnetization. Optical Materials Express, 7(3), 676-686, DOI: 10.1364/OME.7.000676.
  • Ignatyeva, D., Kapralov, PO., Knyazev, GA., Sekatskii, SK., Dietler, G., Alam, MN., Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K., Belotelov, VI., (2016), High-Q Surface Modes in Photonic Crystal/Iron Garnet Film Heterostructures for Sensor Applications. JETP Letters, 104(10), 679–684, Russia, Pleiades Publishing, DOI: 10.1134/S0021364016220094.
  • Sylgacheva, D., Khokhlov, N., Kalish, A., Dagesyan, S., Prokopov, A., Shaposhnikov, A., Berzhansky, V., Alam, MN., Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K., Belotelov, V., (2016), Transverse magnetic field impact on waveguide modes of photonic crystals. Optics Letters, 41(16), 3813-3816, OSA - The Optical Society, DOI: 10.1364/OL.41.003813.
  • Vasiliev, M., Alghamedi, R., Alam, MN., Alameh, K., (2016), Photonic microstructures for energy-generating clear glass and net-zero energy buildings. Scientific Reports, 6(2016), Article no. 31831, London, UK, Nature Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1038/srep31831.
  • Alam, MN., Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K., Kotov, VA., Demidov, V., Balabanov, D., (2015), YIG: Bi2O3 Nanocomposite Thin Films for Magnetooptic and Microwave Applications. Journal of Nanomaterials, 2015(2015), Article no. 182691, New York, USA, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, DOI: 10.1155/2015/182691.
  • Kuz’michev, A., Kreilkamp, LE., Alam, MN., Bezus, E., Vasiliev, M., Akimov, I., Alameh, K., Bayer, M., Belotelov, V., (2015), Tunable Optical Nanocavity of Iron-garnet with a Buried Metal Layer. MDPI Materials, 8(6), 3012-3023, Basel Switzerland, MDPI AG, DOI: 10.3390/ma8063012.
  • Alam, MN., Vasiliev, M., Kotov, V., Balabanov, D., Akimov, I., Alameh, K., (2015), Properties of exchange coupled all-garnet magneto-optic thin film multilayer structures. Materials, 8(4), 1976-1992, Basel, Switzerland, MDPI AG, DOI: 10.3390/ma8041976.
  • Alam, MN., Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K., (2015), Synthesis, Characteristics, and Material Properties Dataset of Bi:DyIG-Oxide Garnet-Type Nanocomposites. Journal of Nanomaterials, 2015(2015), Article ID 127498, New York, USA, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, DOI: 10.1155/2015/127498.

Conference Publications

  • Vasiliev, M., Alam, MN., Alameh, K., (2019), Highly Stable Thin-Film Multilayers For Thermal Regulation and Energy Savings In Smart Cities. Highly Stable Thin-Film Multilayers For Thermal Regulation and Energy Savings In Smart Cities, 229-231, IEEE XPlore, IEEE, DOI: 10.1109/HONET.2019.8908086.
  • Ignatyeva, DO., Sekatskii, SK., Khokhlov, NE., Alam, MN., Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K., Belotelov, VI., (2016), Enhancement of SPR-sensor Sensitivity in Garnet-based Plasmonic Heterostructures. Progress In Electromagnetic Research Symposium (PIERS), 831 - 835, Red Hook, USA, IEEE, DOI: 10.1109/PIERS.2016.7734494.
  • Ignatyeva, D., Kapralov, P., Knyazev, G., Borovkova, O., Sekatskii , S., Alam, MN., Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K., Belotelov, V., (2016), SPR sensor with ultranarrow magnetoplasmonic resonance. Conference Proceedings of The 10th International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics (METAMATERIALS), 67-69, Piscataway, USA, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., DOI: 10.1109/MetaMaterials.2016.7746438.
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