Dr. Syeda Amber Yousaf

Dr. Syeda Amber Yousaf

Assistant Professor


Dr. Syeda Amber Yousaf is Assistant Professor of Physics at Faculty of Science, UCP. She has previously served in Government College University, Lahore. She received her Ph.D degree in Physics from GCU, Lahore. With a particular interest in Material Science, her expertise lies in the areas of Nanotechnology and solution processable Hybrid Solar Cells, ranging from design and synthesis to characterizations. Dr. Amber, has been involved in highly multidisciplinary projects with different research groups from Imperial College, London, University of Delaware, USA and KAUST, KSA. This experience gave her a deep understanding of the subject and she published her research work in peerreviewed journals. Besides, she has experience in teaching with organizational skills and motivation to lead.

Ph.DPhysicsGovernment College University, Lahore2019
Visiting FacultyFOIT, UCP LahoreDec 2019- Feb 2020
ResearcherKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology, KSA2016
ResearcherImperial College London, UK2015
ResearcherKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology, KSA2013
Research AssociateGCU Lahore/University of Delaware2011-2013
Visiting LecturerGCU Lahore2010-2012
Research AssociateGCU Lahore2008-2009
LecturerAsim Girls College2004-2008
1S. Amber Yousaf, M. Imran, M. Ikram, S. Ali, “The critical role of metal oxide electron transport layer for perovskite solar cells,” Applied Nanoscience, August 2018, 8(6), 1515–1522
2S. Amber Yousaf, M. Ikram, S. Ali, “Compositional engineering of acceptors for highly efficient bulk heterojunction hybrid organic solar cells,” Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2018, 527, 172–179.
3S. Amber Yousaf, M. Ikram, S. Ali, “Significantly improved efficiency of organic solar cells incorporating Co3O4 NPs in the active layer,” Applied Nanoscience, March 2018, 8(3), 489–497.
4M. Imran, M. Ikram, S. Dilpazir, S. Amber Yousaf, S. Ali, J. Geng, H. Yong,“High-performance solution-based CdS-conjugated hybrid polymer solar cells, RSC Adv., 2018, 8, 18051-18058.
5Kealan J. Fallon, Nilushi Wijeyasinghe, Eric F. Manley, Stoichko D. Dimitrov, Syeda A. Yousaf, Raja S. Ashraf, Warren Duffy, Anne A. Y. Guilbert, David M. E. Freeman, Mohammed Al-Hashimi, Jenny Nelson, James R. Durrant, Lin X. Chen, Iain McCulloch, Tobin J. Marks, Tracey M. Clarke, Thomas D. Anthopoulos, and Hugo Bronstein, “Indolo-naphthyridine-6,13-dione Thiophene Building Block for Conjugated Polymer Electronics: Molecular Origin of Ultrahigh n‐Type Mobility. Chemistry of Materials 2016, 28, 8366−8378.
6Sarah Holliday, Raja Shahid Ashraf, Andrew Wadsworth, Derya Baran, Syeda Amber Yousaf, Christian B. Nielsen, Ching-Hong Tan, Stoichko D. Dimitrov, Zhengrong Shang, Nicola Gasparini, Maha Alamoudi, Fre´de´ric Laquai, Christoph J. Brabec, Alberto Salleo, James R. Durrant & Iain McCulloch, “High efficiency and air-stable P3HT based polymer solar cells with a non-fullerene acceptor, Nature Communication 2016, 7, 11585
7Wan Yue , Raja Shahid Ashraf, Christian B. Nielsen, Elisa Collado-Fregoso, Muhammad R. Niazi, Syeda Amber Yousaf, Mindaugas Kirkus, Hung-Yang Chen, Aram Amassian, James R. Durrant, and Iain McCulloch, “A Thieno[3,2- b ][1] benzothiophene Isoindigo Building Block for Additive- and Annealing-Free High- Performance Polymer Solar Cells Advanced Materials 2015, 27, 4702-4707.
8S.A.Yousaf, S.Ali, “Effect of Fluorine Doping Concentration on Opto-Electronic Properties of Tin Dioxide (F:SnO2) Thin Films,” PK ISSN 0022- 2941; CODEN JNSMAC -Vol. 48, No.1 & 2 (April & October 2008) PP 43-50
9Fawad Ahmed, Muhammad Tahir Abbasi, Aziz ur Rehman, Aslam Awan, Asif Iqbal, Syeda Amber Yousaf, Javed Iqbal, Viqar Uddin Ahmad, “Synthesis of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell Using Nickel Tetraphenyl-porphrine as a Sensitizer,” J. Chemical Society Pakistan Vol. 32 No. 3,2010.
10Syeda Amber Yousaf, S. Ali, “Why Nano Science and Nanotechnology? What is there for us? ”, J. Faculty of Engineering and Technology (2007-2008).
11Syeda Amber Yousaf, “Theoretical Invisibility Machine,” Scientific Ravi (2005-2006).

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