Firas K. Mohamad c-v


Personal Information

Full Name: Firas K. Mohamad

Place of Birth: Karbala, Iraq

Date of Birth: 17 October 1974

Nationality: Iraqi

Material Status: Married

Language: Arabic and English

Place of work: Physics Department, Science College, Kerbala University.

Mobile No.: +9647722085050




2010-2014        Ph.D. in Nanotechnology . Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).

2007-2009        M.Sc. in Optics. Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM).

1993-1998        B.Sc. in Physics. University of Baghdad.

Research Interest:

  • Nano-structured materials and nano-technology.
  • Synthesis materials in powder and thin films form.
  • Coating with nanomaterials.
  • Microwave.
  • Surface properties.
  • Photo-catalysts for wastewater treatment.



Since 2004,  Physics Lab at Kerbala University, Iraq.

– Atomic Physics.

– Electronics.

– Classical Mechanics.

– Nuclear.

Since 2009,  Lecturer at Department of Physics, Kerbala University, Iraq.

  • Materials Science/ Second Stage.
  • Medical Physics/ Fourth Stage.


1 Aug. 2008- 31 Jan. 2009 Research Assistant at University of Malaya.

 Experimental and Finite Element Analysis of Composite Structures for Automotive and Aerospace Applications.

Since 1 July, 2011 28 Feb. 2014     Graduate Research Assistant, Nuclear Science, Faculty of  Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

Oxide Nanomaterials for Advanced Electronic and Energy Applications.

Nanomagnetic and Superconducting Superlattices for Novel Technology Application.

Others: guiding master and undergraduate student in final project in experimental and data analysis. 

Secretariat for The 3rd ISESCO International Workshop and Conference on Nanotechnology (IWCN2012), 2012, UKM, Malaysia.

Co-Chair of the 3rd Scientific Conference of the College of Science-University of Kerbala, Iraq


International Journals Reviewer:

  • Nanoscale Research Letters. Springer Editorial
  • Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. American Chemical Society Publications.
  • Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing. Elsevire Editorial.
  • Journal of Materials Science and Nanotechnology. Annex Publishers
  • Materials Letters. Elsevire Editorial.
  • Materials Science and Nanotechnology
  • IOP Publishing LTD
  • Portugaliae Electrochimica Acta.
  • Materials Research Express. IOP Publishing



  1. Voltammetric Characterization of Grafted Polymer Modified With ZnO Nanoparticles on Glassy Carbon Electrode, Russian Journal of Electrochemistry, 2017.
  1. Simple One Step Synthesis of SnO2 Nanoparticles Thin Film by Microwave Oven and its Application as Ammonia Gas Sensor, Al-bahir Journal, 2016.
  1. A study on thermal diffusivity and dielectric properties of epoxy matrix reinforced by fibers material. Journal of Kerbala University, 2016.
  1. Visible light photocatalytic activity of TiO2/MWCNTs nanocomposite prepared using modified microwave technique. IEEE Xplore. Proceedings of the International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICST. 2013:777-781.
  1. Ethanol sensor based on ZnO nanostructures prepared via microwave oven. IEEE Xplore. Proceedings of the International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICST. 2013:121-126.
  1. Rapid synthesis of TiO2/MWCNTs nanocatalyst with enhanced photocatalytic activity using modified microwave technique. Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, 2014.
  1. Visible Light-Responsive TiO2 Coated MWCNTs as a Hybrid Nanocatalysts. International Journal of Electrochemical Science, 2013.
  1. Microwave assisted hydrothermal method for porous zinc oxide nanostructured-films. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology,
  1. Defects-controlled ZnO nanorods with high aspect ratio for ethanol detection. International Journal of Electrochemical Science, 2013.
  1. Modified microwave method for the synthesis of visible light-responsive TiO2/MWCNTs nanocatalysts. Nanoscale Research Letters, 2013.
  1. Dressing of MWCNTs with TiO2 nanoparticles using modified microwave method. Advanced Materials Research,
  1. Synthesis TiO2/MWCNTs nanocomposite with high specific surface area using modified microwave method. 12th Postgraduate Colloquium at the Faculty of Science and Technology, UKM. 2012.
  1. Effect of Sr substitution on structure and thermal diffusivity of Ba1-xSrxTiO3 ceramic. American J. of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2 (4): 661-664, 2009
  1. Thermal effusivity measurement of virgin coconut oil-methanol mixtures using photoacoustic technique. American J. of Engineering and Applied Sciences 1 (3): 200-203, 2008.
  1. Measurement and calculation of the angular and energy distribution for scattered photons from surrounding materials. J. of Kerbala University, Vol.5, No.1 Scientific (2007) 106-117.
  1. Measurement of gamma ray buildup factor in single layer shields. J. of Kerbala University, Vol.5, No.3 Scientific (2007) 40-58.

Contributions to Conferences and Workshops:

  1. The 7th International Conference on Sensing Technology, 2013, Massey University, New Zealand.
  2. International MERGE Technologies Conference, 2013, Chemnitz University, Germany.
  1. Advanced Materials Characterization by Multitechnique XPS, 2013, UKM, Malaysia.
  1. The 3rd ISESCO International Workshop and Conference on Nanotechnology, 2012, UKM & ISESCO, Malaysia.
  1. Workshop on the Basic of X-ray, 2012, UKM, Malaysia.
  1. Workshop on How to Write and Publish a Manuscript in Impact Factor Journal for Advanced Materials and Solid State Science, 2012, UKM, Malaysia.
  1. Workshop on basic X-ray Instrumentation, 2012, UKM, Malaysia.
  1. The 12th Postgraduate Colloquium, 2012, UKM, Malaysia.
  1. UKM-Flinders Nanotechnology Summer School, 2012, Malaysia.
  1. Workshop on Characterization of the Nanomaterials with Electrochemical Techniques, PEC, SEM, XRD and Optical Spectroscopy, 2012, UKM, Malaysia.
  1. 2nd Workshop and Conference on Nanotechnology (IWCN 2011), 2011, UKM, Malaysia.
  1. Workshop on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (WAMN 2011), 2011, UPM, Malaysia.
  1. The International Conference for Nanomaterials Synthesis and Characterization (INSC2011), 2011, Malaysia.
  1. Workshop on Nanomaterials Synthesis and Characterization, 2011, Malaysia.
  1. The 7th Workshop on X-Ray Diffraction, 2011, UKM, Malaysia.
  1. Hands-on Nanotransistor, Optical Solitons, Waveguide Applications and Nano Ring Resonator, 2010, UTM, Malaysia.
  1. Workshop on Conversion of mathematical Modeling to an Efficient   Digital subroutine Library, 2010, UTM, Malaysia.
  1. Journal Writing Workshop, 2010, UTM, Malaysia.
  1. Nano Material Processing Workshop, 2010, UKM, Malaysia.
  1. The International Conference on Experimental Mechanics (ICEM), 2010, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  1. International Conference on Enabling Science & Technology, 2010, Malaysia.