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Shahid Iqbal

Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Specialty area(s)

Metallic Nanostructures/Nanoparticles, Plasmonic, Spectroscopy, and Ion Beam Materials Analysis

Brief biography

Dr. Shahid Iqbal is currently an Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.  He received the M.S. degree in physics from Pittsburg State University in 2013, and the Ph.D. degree in experimental physics from Western Michigan University, Michigan in December 2019.  From 2020-2023, he worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Albion College in Albion, Michigan and at the Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington IL.  Dr. Shahid joined the physics faculty at UW-La Crosse in the Fall 2023.  His current research involves synthesis of metallic nanostructures, plasmonic, ion beam materials analysis, characterization of nanostructures, and the interaction between quantum emitters and nano-antennas.

Current courses at UWL

Fundamental Physics I Lab

Introduction to Nuclear Science


Ph.D. in Experimental Physics, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, USA (2019)

         Thesis:  Embedded Silver Nanoparticles for Metal Enhanced Photoluminescence                                

M.S. (Honors) in Physics, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas, USA (2013)

Project: Crystal radio design and signal analysis with various semiconducting materials as diodes              


Teaching history

General Physics I         

General Physics II

Mathematical Methods of Physics

Sound, Music, and Hearing

Nano Optics

Nuclear Physics


Professional history

Assistant Professor – University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, WI (2023-Present)

Visiting Assistant Professor – Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL (2022-2023)

Visiting Assistant Professor – Albion College, Albion, MI (2020-2022)

Research and publishing

Zeb, A., Akram, F., Habib, M., Iqbal, Q., Ullah, A., Ullah, I., Ali, N., Milne, S.J., Sheeraz, M., Ingram, C. and Iqbal, S., 2023. Revealing the influence of Nb-doping on the crystal structure and electromechanical properties of (K, Bi)(Mg, Ti, Nb) O3 ceramics. Journal of Electroceramics, pp.1-11.

Mahmood, M.A., Khan, R., Al Otaibi, S., Althubeiti, K., Abdullaev, S.S., Rahman, N., Sohail, M. and Iqbal, S., 2023. The Effect of Transition Metals Co-Doped ZnO Nanotubes Based-Diluted Magnetic Semiconductor for Spintronic Applications. Crystals13(7), p.984.

Khan, R., Shigidi, I., Al Otaibi, S., Althubeiti, K., Abdullaev, S.S., Rahman, N., Khan, A., Iqbal, S., Del Rosso, T., Zaman, Q. and Khan, A., 2022. Room temperature dilute magnetic semiconductor response in (Gd, Co) co-doped ZnO for efficient spintronics applications. RSC Advances12(55), pp.36126-36137.

Safeen, K. Safeen, R. Ullah, Zulfqar, W.H. Shah, Q. Zaman, K. Althubeiti, S. Al Otaibi, N. Rahman, S. Iqbal, A. Khan, A. Khan, R. Khan, Enhancing the physical properties and photocatalytic activity of TiO 2 nanoparticles via cobalt doping, RSC Adv. 12 (2022) 15767–15774.

Habib, M. Husain, M. Sajjad, N. Rahman, R. Khan, M. Sohail, I.H. Ali, S. Iqbal, M.I. Khan, S.A.M. Ebraheem, A. M. El-Sabrout, H.O. Elansary, Insight into the Exemplary Physical Properties of Zn-Based Fluoroperovskite Compounds XZnF3 (X = Al, Cs, Ga, In) Employing Accurate GGA Approach: A First-Principles Study, Materials (Basel). 15 (2022) 2669.   

 Iqbal, Shahid, Masoud Shabaninezhad, Abubkr Abuhagr, Maryam Vaghefi, Guda Ramakrishna, and Asghar Kayani. "Photoluminescence enhancement of perovskites nanocomposites using ion implanted silver nanoparticles." Chemical Physics Letters 760 (2020): 137995.

 Iqbal, Shahid, Masoud Shabaninezhad, Mohammad Hatshan, Prashanta M. Niraula, Abubaker Abuhagr, Hasna Alali, Ramakrishna Guda, and Asghar Kayani. "Ion-implanted silver nanoparticles for metal-enhanced fluorescence." AIP Advances 8, no. 9 (2018): 095217.

alias, mfa, by taher, is naji, s. iqbal, a. kayani, mf mabrook, and a. a. j. al-douri. "effect of deposition parameters on the compositional and optical properties of cu2sns3 thin films prepared by chemical bath deposition." Chalcogenide Letters 16, no. 12 (2019): 577-586.

Niraula, Prashanta Mani, Eiman Bokari, Shahid Iqbal, Lisa Paulius, Matthew Smylie, Ulrich Welp, Wai-Kwong Kwok, and Asghar Kayani. "Particle Irradiation Induced Defects in High Temperature Superconductors." MRS Advances 4, no. 2 (2019): 119-124.

La Mantia, D. S., P. N. S. Kumara, P. M. Niraula, S. Iqbal, M. C. Bridges, A. Kayani, A. Simon, and J. A. Tanis. "Observation of Radiative Double Electron Capture for Fluorine Ions on Nitrogen and Neon." In Journal of Physics Conference Series, vol. 875, no. 1. 2017.



Shahid Iqbal, Physics, co-authored the article "Synergistic effect of Cu/Ni cocatalysts on CdS for sun-light driven hydrogen generation from water splitting" in Hydrogen Energy published on Feb. 16, 2023, by International Journal of Hydrogen Energy.

Submitted on: Jan. 22



Shahid Iqbal, Physics, co-authored the article "The Effect of Transition Metals Co-Doped ZnO Nanotubes Based-Diluted Magnetic Semiconductor for Spintronic Applications" in Crystals published on June 17, 2023 by Crystals.

Submitted on: Jan. 22



Shahid Iqbal, Physics, co-authored the article "Resistive Switching Properties in Memristors for Optoelectronic Synaptic Memristors: Deposition Techniques, Key Performance Parameters, and Applications" in ACS Applied Electronic Materials published on Dec. 29, 2023 by American Chemical Society.

Submitted on: Jan. 22