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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.

Background

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

Qualifications

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

Research Outputs

Book Chapters

  • 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: Design, Process, Implementation and Developments (83-112). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-822103-7.00004-2.
  • Vasiliev, M., Alam, MN., Alameh, K. (2020). Transparent heat regulation materials and coatings: present status, challenges, and opportunity. Energy Saving Coating Materials Design, Process, Implementation and Recent Developments (57-82). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-822103-7.00003-0.

Journal Articles

  • Badshah, MA., Michel, D., Alam, MN., Madni, I., Naseem, A., Alameh, K., Kim, S. (2020). Enhancing the Sensitivity of a Surface Plasmon Resonance Sensor with Glancing Angle Deposited Nanostructures. Plasmonics, 15(6), 2161-2168. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1007/s11468-020-01245-0.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12093740.
  • 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(3), Article number 251. https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings10030251.
  • Alam, MN., Hoque, M., Ahmed, S., Basher, M., Das, N. (2020). Energy engineering approach for rural areas cattle farmers in bangladesh to reduce covid-19 impact on food safety. Sustainability, 12(20), Article number 8609. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12208609.
  • Das, N., Chandrasekar, D., Alam, MN., Khan, M. (2020). Light reflection loss reduction by nano-structured gratings for highly efficient next-generation GaAs solar cells. Energies, 13(6), Article number 4198. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13164198.
  • Kotov, V., Alam, MN., Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K., Balabanov, D., Burkov, V. (2020). Enhanced magneto-optic properties in sputtered Bi-containing ferrite garnet thin films fabricated using oxygen plasma treatment and metal oxide protective layers. Materials, 13(22), Article number 5113. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13225113.

Journal Articles

  • 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. https://doi.org/10.3390/en12061080.
  • 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. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.3390/technologies7030049.
  • 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. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optmat.2019.109309.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.3390/app9194002.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12203448.

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. https://doi.org/10.1109/HONET.2019.8908086.

Journal Articles

  • 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. https://doi.org/10.3390/app8030456.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/7605620.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano8050355.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.photonics.2017.11.003.
  • Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K., Alam, MN. (2018). Spectrally-Selective Energy-Harvesting Solar Windows for Public Infrastructure Applications. Applied Sciences, 8(6), Article no.849. https://doi.org/10.3390/app8060849.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.3390/photonics5030025.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.3390/app8020248.

Journal Articles

  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1364/OME.7.000676.

Journal Articles

  • 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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep31831.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1134/S0021364016220094.

Conference Publications

  • 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). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/MetaMaterials.2016.7746438.
  • 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). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/PIERS.2016.7734494.

Journal Articles

  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/182691.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/127498.
  • 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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma8041976.

Journal Articles

  • Alam, MN., Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K. (2014). Bi3Fe5O12: Dy2O3 composite thin film materials for magneto-photonics and magneto-plasmonics. Optical Materials Express, 4(9), 1866-1875. https://doi.org/10.1364/OME.4.001866.
  • Belotelov, V., Kreilkamp, LE., Kalish, AN., Akimov, I., Bykov, D., Kasture, S., Yallapragada, V., Gopal, A., Grishin, AM., Khartsev, SI., Alam, MN., Vasiliev, M., Doskolovich, L., Yakovlev, D., Alameh, K., Zvezdin, AK., Bayer, M. (2014). Magnetophotonic intensity effects in hybrid metal-dielectric structures. Physical Review B, 89(4), Article number 045118. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.89.045118.
  • Alghamedi, R., Vasiliev, M., Alam, MN., Alameh, K. (2014). Spectrally-selective all-inorganic scattering luminophores for solar energy-harvesting clear glass windows. Scientific Reports, 4(2014), Article 6632. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep06632.
  • Kotov, VA., Shavrov, VG., Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K., Alam, MN., Prasad, S., Narayanan, V., Alyabyeva, LN., Balabanov, DE., Burkov, VI. (2014). Magneto-Optic Properties of Ultrathin Bismuth-Containing Ferrite-Garnet Films Obtained Using Radio-Frequency Magnetron Sputtering. Journal of Communications Technology and Electronics, 59(12), 1423-1425. https://doi.org/10.1134/S1064226914110096.

Conference Publications

  • Alameh, K., Vasiliev, M., Alghamedi, R., Alam, MN., Rosenberg, V. (2014). Solar Energy Harvesting Clear Glass for Building-Integrated Photovoltaics. Proceedings of the High-Capacity Optical Networks & Emerging/Enabling Technologies (210-213). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/HONET.2014.7029393.
  • Alam, MN., Belotelov, V., Vasiliev, M., Bezus, E., Alameh, K. (2014). Magneto-Plasmonic Crystals with Buried Metal Layers for High Speed Optical Switching. Proceedings of the High-Capacity Optical Networks and Emerging/Enabling Technologies 2014 (226-228). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/HONET.2014.7029397.
  • Alam, MN., Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K. (2014). Growth, characterisation, and properties of Bi1.8Lu1.2Fe3.6Al1.4O12 garnet films prepared using two different substrate temperatures. International Journal of Materials Engineering Innovation (172-181). Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJMATEI.2014.064275.

Journal Articles

  • Pohl, M., Kreilkamp, LE., Belotelov, V., Akimov, I., Kalish, A., Khokhlov, N., Yallapragada, V., Gopal, A., Alam, MN., Vasiliev, M., Yakovlev, D., Alameh, K., Zvezdin, A., Bayer, M. (2013). Tuning of the transverse magneto-optical Kerr effect in magneto-plasmonic crystals. New Journal Of Physics, 15(Article number 075024), 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/15/7/075024.
  • Belotelov, V., Kreilkamp, LE., Akimov, I., Kalish, A., Bykov, D., Kasture, S., Yallapragada, V., Gopal, A., Grishin, AM., Khartsev, SI., Alam, MN., Vasiliev, M., Doskolovich, L., Yakovlev, D., Alameh, K., Zvezdin, AK., Bayer, M. (2013). Plasmon-mediated magneto-optical transparency. Nature Communications, 4(2013), Article 2128. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms3128.

Conference Publications

  • Alam, MN., Vasiliev, M., Kotov, V., Alameh, K. (2013). Recent Developments in magneto-optic garnet-type thin-film materials synthesis. Procedia Engineering (11p). Elsevier BV. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2013.09.248.

Conference Publications

  • Alam, MN., Vasiliev, M., Kotov, V., Alameh, K. (2012). Garnet nanocomposite for use in magnetic photonic crystals prepared by composition adjustment in the Bi₃Fe₃O₁₂–Bi₂Dy₁Fe₄Ga₁ O₁₂ material system. Applications of Nano Materials: Electronics, Energy and Environment (143–148). Bloomsbury Publishing India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Alam, MN., Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K. (2012). Effect of substrate temperature on the magneto-optic properties of Bi1.8Lu1.2Fe3.6Al1.4O12 garnet films prepared by RF sputtering. Advanced Nano Materials for Industrial Applications (85-90). Bloomsbury Publishing India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Alam, MN., Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K. (2012). New Class of Garnet Nanocomposites for Use in Magnetic Photonic Crystals Prepared by RF Magnetron Co-sputtering. Proceedings of the 2012 9th International Conference on High Capacity Optical Networks and Enabling Technologies (HONET) (184-187). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/HONET.2012.6421460.
  • El Mouedden, Y., Alghamedi, R., Alam, MN., Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K. (2012). Thin Film Coatings for Solar and Thermal Radiation Control Prepared by Physical Vapour Deposition. Proceedings of the 2012 9th International Conference on High Capacity Optical Networks and Enabling Technologies (HONET) (83-86). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/HONET.2012.6421440.

Journal Articles

  • Alam, MN., Vasiliev, M., Kotov, VA., Alameh, K. (2011). Highly bismuth-substituted, record-performance magneto-optic garnet materials with low coercivity for applications in integrated optics, photonic crystals, imaging and sensing. Optical Material Express, 1(3), 413-427. https://doi.org/10.1364/OME.1.000413.
  • Alam, MN., Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K., Kotov, V. (2011). Physical Properties and Behaviour of Highly Bi-Substituted Magneto-Optic Garnets for Applications in Integrated Optics and Photonics. Advances in Optical Technologies, 2011(Article number 971267), 7p.. https://doi.org/10.1155/2011/971267.
  • Alam, MN., Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K., Kotov, V. (2011). Synthesis of high-performance magnetic garnet materials and garnet-bismuth oxide nanocomposites using physical vapor deposition followed by high-temperature crystallization. Pure and Applied Chemistry, 83(11), 1971-1980. https://doi.org/10.1351/PAC-CON-11-02-02.
  • Vasiliev, M., Alam, MN., Alameh, K., Premchander, P., Lee, Y., Kotov, VA., Lee, YP. (2011). Annealing behaviour and crystal structure of RF-sputtered Bi-substituted dysprosium iron-garnet films having excess co-sputtered Bi-oxide content. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 44(7), art. no. 075002. https://doi.org/10.1088/0022-3727/44/7/075002.

Conference Publications

  • Alam, MN., Vasiliev, M., Kotov, V., Alameh, K. (2011). Garnet Multilayer Thin Film Structure with Magnetostatically-Altered andImproved Magnetic Properties prepared by RF Magnetron Sputtering. High Capacity Optical Networks and Enabling Technologies (HONET), 2011 (177-181). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/HONET.2011.6149812.

Journal Articles

  • Alam, MN., Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K. (2010). Nano-structured magnetic photonic crystals for magneto-optic polarization controllers at the communication-band wavelengths. Optical and Quantum Electronics, 41(9), 661-669.

Conference Publications

  • Vasiliev, M., Alam, MN., Kotov, V., Alameh, K. (2010). High-performance thin-film garnet materials for magneto-optic and nanophotonic applications.. High-performance thin-film garnet materials for Magneto-Optic and nanophotonic applications (91-92). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/COMMAD.2010.5699797.
  • Alam, MN., Vasiliev, M., Kotov, VK., Alameh, K. (2010). High-quality RF-sputtered Magneto-optic Garnet Films of Bi1.8Lu1.2Fe3.6Al1.4O12 with Low Coercivity for Applications in Integrated Optics, Imaging and Sensing Devices.. High-Capacity Optical Networks and Enabling Technologies (HONET), 2010 (62-66). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/HONET.2010.5715793.
  • Vasiliev, M., Alam, MN., Kotov, V., Alameh, K. (2010). The properties of nanocomposite (BiDy)₃(FeGa)₅O₁₂:Bi₂O₃ magneto-optic garnet films for applications in nanophotonics, ultrafast switching and integrated optoelectronics. High-Capacity Optical Networks and Enabling Technologies (HONET) (258-261). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/HONET.2010.5715785.
  • Alam, MN., Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K., Valli, C. (2010). Magneto-optical visualisation for high-resolution forensic data recovery using advanced thin film nano-materials. Proceedings of the 2010 International Cyber Resilience Conference (78-82). Security Research Centre, Edith Cowan University.

Journal Articles

  • Vasiliev, M., Alam, MN., Kotov, V., Alameh, K., Belotelov, V., Burkov, V., Zvezdin, A. (2009). RF magnetron sputtered (BiDy)₃(FeGa)₅O₁₂:Bi₂O₃ composite garnet-oxide materials possessing record magneto-optic quality in the visible spectral region. Optics Express, 17(22), 19519-19535. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.019519.

Conference Publications

  • Alam, MN., Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K. (2009). Nano-Structured Magnetic Photonic Crystals for Magneto-Optic Polarization Controllers at the Communication-band Wavelengths. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Optoelecteonic Devices NUSOD2009 (5-6). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/NUSOD.2009.5297226.
  • Alam, MN., Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K., Kotov, V. (2009). RF-Sputtered Bi-Substituted Iron Garnet Composite Films for Visible-Range Magnetooptics. Proceedings of SPIE. Optoelectronic Materials and Devices IV (76311F-1 to 76311F-8). SPIE.

Research Projects

  • Design and development of laminated low-emissivity glass, Edith Cowan University, ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2017 Open Round, 2017 ‑ 2018, $45,000.
  • 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, $698,094.
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