I hold a Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) degree with first-class honours in Communication Engineering, which I obtained from the University of Diyala, Iraq, in 2015. Subsequently, in 2018, I successfully completed my Master's degree in Telecommunication Engineering at the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Malaya, Malaysia. Demonstrating a commitment to furthering my expertise, I pursued a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree from the School of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT), situated at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) in Canberra, Australia.
I am a research associate at the School of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT), University of New South Wales (UNSW)/Canberra. My current focus revolves around nanophotonics engineering, nanotechnology, and fiber lasers. Through my research, I aim to contribute to advancements in these fields, exploring innovative solutions that drive progress in engineering and technology.
Throughout my academic and research journey, I have been honored with several notable awards and scholarships. In June 2015, I achieved a significant milestone by receiving a First-Class Honour from the College of Engineering at the University of Diyala, recognizing my outstanding performance during my undergraduate studies. Following this achievement, I was granted the prestigious Research Training Program Scholarship from 2019 to 2023, sponsored by the Commonwealth Government of Australia, which provided invaluable support for my academic pursuits.
Continuing my pursuit of excellence, in December 2021, I was thrilled to be recognized as the Runner-Up for the Best Paper Award at UNSW/Canberra, showcasing the exceptional quality and innovative nature of my research. Moreover, my contributions to the field of optical materials were acknowledged in March 2023 when my article titled "Strong Coupling of Exciton and High-Q Mode in All-Perovskite Metasurfaces" was identified as one of the top downloaded articles in the Advanced Optical Materials journal for the year 2021. This recognition highlighted the widespread interest and impact of my work within the scientific community.
I possess exceptional proficiency in conducting experiments, particularly in the areas of nanofabrication, metasurfaces, fabrication and transfer of Transition Metal Dichalcogenide (TMDC) monolayers, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) imaging, and optical characterization techniques such as absorbance/transmittance, photoluminescence, and Raman scattering measurements. Additionally, I have acquired substantial theoretical knowledge and practical experience in employing optical simulation tools such as Lumerical, COMSOL, RCWA, and MATLAB for comprehensive analysis and modeling. Presently, my research interests revolve around nanophotonics engineering, nanotechnology, fiber lasers, and microcontrollers. Continuously seeking to broaden my understanding and expertise in these areas and I actively contribute to advancements in these disciplines.