Muhammad Umer Iqbal

In 2020, I was graduated in Materials Science and Engineering from the Institute of Space Technology (IST) Islamabad. Where I completed my thesis on thermoelectric functional ceramic oxides. For almost two years, I worked as a graduate research assistant at the same Institute on the project titled “Hybrid Structured Thermoelectric Materials for Energy-harvesting, Cooling and Biomedical Applications “.

This experience has further increased my research interest in clean-energy materials. So, I got highly satisfied and motivated by my prospective PhD research on clean hydrogen synthesis in Funglass.

Dissertation topic: Novel Binary Semiconductor-Based Materials for Sustainable and Clean Energy: from Synthesis to H2 Generation

Supervisor: Dr. José Joaquín Velázquez García

Co-supervisor: Prof. Lothar Wondraczek (Otto-Schott Institute, Jena)

Department: Department of Functional Materials

Beginning of study: 5 March, 2022

Date of dissertation exam: 31 August 2025

Conference Presentation and Paper:

  • Europa Cat, August 27-1September, 2023, Prague, Czechia
  • Processing and properties of advanced ceramics and glasses, October 25-27, 2023, Stará Lesná, Slovakia

Your participation in projects:

  • Hybrid Structured Thermoelectric Materials for Energy-harvesting, Cooling, and Biomedical Applications

Other professional activities:

  • 2019-2021: Graduate Research Assistant- Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • 2016-2017: Production Engineer- Amreli Steels Limited, Karachi, Pakistan

Inorganic technologies and materials I and Inorganic technologies and materials II


Experimental mechanics, Collodial systems: cheracterization and utilization

Muhammad Umer Iqbal
Muhammad Umer Iqbal
PhD student

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