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Dr Mohammad Nur E Alam

Research Fellow

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 2544, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO23.231
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 2544
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO23.231  


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)

Journal Articles

  • Vasiliev, M., Alam, MN., Alameh, K., (2019), Initial Field Testing Results from Building-Integrated Solar Energy Harvesting Windows Installation in Perth, Australia. Applied Sciences, 2019(9), 4002, Basel, Switzerland , DOI: 10.3390/app9194002.
  • 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.
  • Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K., Alam, MN., (2019), Analysis, Optimization, and Characterization of Magnetic Photonic Crystal Structures and Thin-Film Material Layers. Technologies, 7(3), 49, Switzerland, DOI:
  • 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, 2(8), Article number 248, Switzerland, MDPI, DOI: 10.3390/app8020248.
  • 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, 3(8), Article number 456, Switzerland, DOI: 10.3390/app8030456.
  • 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, 5(8), Article no.355, DOI: 10.3390/nano8050355.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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., (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.
  • 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., 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.
  • 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, United States, Optical Society of America, DOI: 10.1364/OME.4.001866.
  • 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, London UK, Nature Publishing Group, DOI: 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, Russian Federation, Maik Nauka-Interperiodica Publishing, DOI: 10.1134/S1064226914110096.
  • 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, United States, American Physical Society, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.89.045118.

Conference Publications

  • 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.
  • 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, 5(21-25 November 2012), 172-181, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, DOI: 10.1504/IJMATEI.2014.064275.
  • 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, DOI: 10.1109/HONET.2014.7029397.
  • 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, DOI: 10.1109/HONET.2014.7029393.
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