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  • Ph.D. in Physics, starting at 2007-2012, University Putra Malaysia, “Structure, optical and physical properties of GeO2-PbO-Bi2O3 ternary glass”, CGPA: 3.911 out of 4.
  • M.Sc. in Physics, 2003- 2006, University of Tehran, Tehran, IRAN, “Doping of TiO2 nano particles in YBCO superconductor”,CGPA: 16.49 out of 20.
  • B.Sc. in Physics, 1999- 2003, University of Tehran, Tehran, IRAN, CGPA: 15.19 out of 20.
  • High School Diploma, 1995-1999, Alborz high school, CGPA: 18.5 out of 20.


Work Experience

  • Research Fellow (Marie Curie Experienced Researcher), Institute for Materials Research, School of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Leeds, United Kingdom.
  • Visiting researcher at Center for Solar Energy Research and Applications (GÜNAM) and Department of Physics, Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey
  • Postdoctoral researcher at Institute of Microengineering and Nanoelectronics (IMEN) at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • Researcher at Photonics Research Group (PRG) at university of Malaya
  • Research assistant at Ultrasonic and Glass Lab at Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Research assistant of Superconductivity Research Laboratory (SRL) at University of Tehran
  • Video editor at “The Next Step” advertising and TV program producing company

Teaching Experience

  • Technical Skills and Applications, CAPE1000, University of Leeds, School of Chemical and Process Engineering, (Instructor).
  • Lecture on optical materials, “GeO2-PbO-Bi2O3 glass: from a suitable medium for rare-earth ions using in optical waveguide, fibers, amplifiers and lasers to glass nanoparticles and nanometal embedded into glassy matrix”, Invited lecturer,  14th March 2014, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.
  • Line managing/supervision, a group of PhD students (2 physics and 1 chemistry), GUNAM/METEU, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Advanced Quantum mechanics, Voluntary Lecturer, UPM, Malaysia.
  • Advanced Solid State Physics, Voluntary Lecturer, UPM, Malaysia.
  • Research supervision of numerous graduate and undergraduate students.

Recent interest:

  • Glass and ceramics
    • Heavy metal and transition metal oxide glasses
    • Sustainable glass and glass/ceramics (e.g. materials from waste materials)
    • Glass for optical fiber, photonic crystal fiber and integrated photonic devices
    • Laser materials (rare earth and transition metal doped glass and glass/ceramic)
  • Nanoparticles
    • Metal and metal oxide nanoparticles
    • Rare Earth doped nanoparticles
    • Metal nanoparticle embedded in glass
    • Luminescence nanoparticles
  • Perovskite solar cell
    • Organic/Inorganic hybrid materials (2D perovskite like (organic/inorganic atomic-scale multilayer quantum well) and 3D perovskite structures)
    • Mesoporous nanomaterials
    • Optically engineered device (e.g. using Plasmonic related effects and/or rare earths)

Collaborative projects:

  • Fabrication of luminescence ceramic nanoparticles by laser ablation.
  • Fabrication of glass nanoparticle and metal/glass core/shell nanostructures for nonlinear application
  • Fiber optics fabrication with novel glasses.

Journal Publications:

  1. R. Bahari, H. A. A. Sidek, F. R. M. Adikan, R. Zamiri, “Ultrasonic and optical properties and emission of Er3+/Yb3+ doped Lead Bismuth Germanate glass affected by Bi+/Bi2+ ions”, J. Lumin, 143, 526-533 (2013) doi:10.1016/j.jlumin.2013.05.053 (pdf).
  2. Hamid-Reza Bahari, Reza Zamiri, Hj. A. A. Sidek, Azmi Zakaria, Faisal Rafiq M. Adikan, “Characterization and synthesis of silver nanostructures in RE activated GeO2-PbO glass matrix using matrix adjustment thermal reduction method”, Entropy, 15(5), 1528-1539 (2013) doi:10.3390/e15051528 (pdf).
  3. Reza Zamiri, Avito Reblo, Hamid-Reza Bahari Poor, J.M.F. Ferreira, “Quantum cutting effect and photoluminescence emission at about 1000 nm from Er-Yb co-doped ZnO nano-plate prepared by wet chemical precipitation method”, Phys. A, 117, 2289-2294 (2014). doi:10.1007/s00339-014-8664-0 (pdf)
  4. Reza Zamiri, Hamid-Reza Bahari-Poor, Azmi Zakaria, Raheleh Jor, Golnoosh Zamiri, Avito Rebelo, Akrajas Ali Omar, “Upconversion Properties of the Er-Doped Y2O3, Bi2O3 and Sb2O3 Nanoparticles Fabricated by Pulsed Laser Ablation in Liquid Media”, Phys. Lett. 30-11, 118103, (2013), doi: 10.1088/0256-307X/30/11/118103 (pdf)
  5. Hamid-reza Bahari Poor, Hj. A. A. Sidek, Faisal Rafiq Adikan, Wan M. M. Yunus, Mohamed K Halimah, “Infrared Study of Er3+/Yb3+ Co-Doped GeO2-PbO-Bi2O3 Glass”, J. Mol. Sci. 13, 8609-8614 (2012). doi:10.3390/ijms13078609 (pdf).
  6. V. Sarrigani, K.A. Matori, W.F. Lim, A. Kharazmi, H.J. Quah, H.R. Bahari, M. Hashim, “Structural and optical properties of Erbium doped willemite-base glass-ceramics”, Appl. Opt. 54(33), 9925-9929 (2015) doi: 10.1364/AO.54.009925 (pdf).
  7. Reza Zamiri, Hamid-Reza Bahari Poor, Avito Rebelo, Akrajas Ali Umar, J.M.F. Ferreira, “Enhancement of 1536 nm emission of Er doped ZnO nanostructure by Ag doping”, Mater. 36(8) (2014) 1295-1298. doi: 10.1016/j.optmat.2014.03.012 (pdf)
  8. V. Sarrigani, H. J. Quah, W. F. Lim, K.A. Matori, N.S. Mohd Razali, A. Kharazmi, M. Hashim, Hamid-Reza Bahari, “Characterization of Waste Material Derived Willemite-Based Glass-Ceramics Doped with Erbium, Adv. Mater. Sci. Eng. 2015 (2015) 953659(7). doi:10.1155/2015/953659 (pdf)
  9. Negar Rajabi, Felora Heshmatpour, Rasoul Malekfar, Hamid-Reza Bahari-Poor, Selda Abyar, “A comparative study of dip coating and spray pyrolysis methods for synthesizing ITO nanolayers by using Ag colloidal sol”, Sci.-Poland 32(1) (2014) 102-106. doi: 10.2478/s13536-013-0165-x (pdf).
  10. R. Bahari, H. A. A. Sidek, M. K. Halimah, and M. Y. Wan Mahmood, F. R. M. Adikan, “The effect of bismuth on the mechanical properties and structure of GeO2-PbO-Bi2O3 ternary bulk glass system”, J. Ceram. Soc. Jpn. 120(1403), 280-285, (2012) (pdf).
  11. A.A. Sidek, H. R. Bahari, M. K. Halimah, and M. Y. Wan Mahmood, “Preparation and Elastic Moduli of Germanate Glass Containing Lead and Bismuth”, Int. J. Mol. Sci. 13(4), 4632-4641 (2012). doi:10.3390/ijms13044632 (pdf).
  12. Reza Zamiri, Hossein Abbastabar Ahangar, Azmi Zakaria, Golnoosh Zamiri, Hamid Reza Bahari, Gregor P. C. Drummen, “Hydrothermal Synthesis of Goethite (α-FeOOH) Nanorods in the Presence of Ethylenediamine:Thiourea”, Nanopart. Res. 16, 2333 (2014). doi: 10.1007/s11051-014-2333-2 (pdf).
  13. R. Bahari, H. A. A. Sidek, M. K. Halimah, M. Y. Wan Mahmood, F. R. M. Adikan, “Ultrasonic study of GeO2-PbO-Bi2O3 glass”, J. Solid State Sci. Tech. Lett. 18(1-2), 2l-23 (2011). (ISSN 0128-8393) (pdf).
  14. Hamid-Reza Bahari, Akrajas Ali Umar, Aamna Balouch, Muhamad Mat Salleh, Rasit Turan, “Morphology-controlled synthesis of hybrid organic/inorganic CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite on TiO2 nano-structure layer for solar cell application”, (In Process).
  15. Hamid-Reza Bahari, Animesh Jha, “Novel cobalt doped tellurite glass for potential application in saturable absorption material for passive Q-switching of laser cavities”, (In Process).
  16. Hamid-Reza Bahari, Reza Zamiri, J.M.F. Ferreira, Hj. A. A. Sidek, Azmi Zakaria, Kok-Sing Lim,“Crystalization and chemical environment of shape and size controlled silver nanostructures embedded in GeO2-PbO glass matrix synthesized by matrix adjustment thermal reduction method”, (In Process).
  • Maliheh Bahari, Hamid-Reza Bahari, Rasoul Banaeeyan, Leila Pourghannad, “National Television and Historical Architecture: Example of Iran”, J. Sci.: Basic Appl. Res., 18(1), 402-409 (2014). (ISSN 2307-4531) (pdf).
  1. Maliheh Bahari, Rasoul Banaeeyan, Hamid-Reza Bahari, “A New Approach to Color Selection for Preserving and Transferring Cultural Meanings through Architecture”, Urban Design, In Press, Pub.Date(Web): 2015-01-26 (pdf).

Conferences and Lectures:

  1. R Bahari, A.A. Umar, M.M. Salleh, R. Turan, “Synthesis of (CH3NH3)PbI3 organic/inorganic hybrid perovskite on TiO2 nano-structure layer for solar cell application”'' Science & Applications of Thin Films Conference & Exhibition, 15th-19th September 2014, Cesme, Izmir, Turkey.
  2. Hamid-Reza Bahari, “Lecture on optical materials: GeO2-PbO-Bi2O3 glass: from a suitable medium for rare-earth ions using in optical waveguide, fibers, amplifiers and lasers to glass nanoparticles and nanometal embedded into glassy matrix”, Invited lecturer, 14th March 2014, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.
  3. Hamid-Reza Bahari, Reza Zamiri, Sidek Abd Aziz, “The synthesis of Silver nanoparticle embedded in PbO-GeO2 glass matrix”, The Seventh International Conference on Magnetic and Superconducting Materials 2011, 10th-13th October 2011, Avillion, Port Dickson Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.
  4. R. Bahari, R. Zamiri, H. A. A. Sidek, “Fabrication of Silver nano particle inside Er3+/Yb3+ activated GeO2-PbO glass matrix”, 2nd workshop and conference on nano technology, 12-13 March, 2011, UKM, Malaysia.
  5. Sidek Hj. Abd. Aziz, Hamid-Reza Bahari Pour, Halimah Mohamed Kamari, “Ultrasonic study of rare earth doped GeO2-PbO-Bi2O3 glass”, Research and Innovation Exhibition (PRPI 2011), UPM, Serdang, 19-21 July 2011.
  6. R. Bahari, H. A. A. Sidek, M. K. Halimah, M. Y. Wan Mahmood, F. R. M. Adikan, Esmaeil Shahriari, “UV-Visible Study of GeO2-PbO-Bi2O3 Ternary Glass Doped With Er3+ ”, 3rd International Conference on Solid State Science & Technology, ICSSST2010, December 01-03, 2010, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  7. R. Bahari, H. A. A. Sidek, M. K. Halimah, W. M. Daud , “Spectroscopic, Optical and Elastic properties of Rare-Earth doped GeO2-PbO-Bi2O3 Glass”, Poster presentation at 24th Regional Conference on Solid State Science and Technology 2008 (RCSSST 2008), 30 November-2 December 2008, Tiara Beach Resort, Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.
  8. H. R. Bahari, Oral presenter at Fundamental Science Congress (FSC 2012),17th – 18th July 2012, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Organized by Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia.


  • “Advanced Materials: Establishing Future Research Priorities and Collaborations”, (10 March 2016), The Technology & Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
  • "Materials Science Institute Conference", (22-23 March 2016), Lancaster University Conference Centre - Lancaster House Hotel, Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom.
  • Workshop on Sphere Packing and Amorphous Materials (25-29 July 2011) Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall, the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) Trieste, Italy,
  • “Complex photoinduced nonlinear optical properties of the nanocomposites” & “New nanocomposite optoelectronic materials-The use of laser treatment to modify their properties”, (28 May 2014), Institute of Microengineering and Nanoelectronics (IMEN), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Bangi, Malaysia.
  • Expository Quantum Lecture Series 5 (EQuaLS5) (9-13 January 2012), Faculty of science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia,
  • 2nd workshop and conference on nano technology, (12-13 March, 2011), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia.
  • The 7th workshop on X-ray diffraction 2011 (28 December 2011) Faculty of science & technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia
  • The international Conference for Nanomaterials Synthesis and Characterization 2011 (INSC 2011) Conference: 4-5th July 2011, Workshop: 6-7th July 2011. Mines Wellness Hotel, Seri Kembangan, Selangor MALAYSIA, “Workshop participant”.

Freelance experiences:

  • Experience in UV-Written optical waveguide on photosensitive glass during Ph.D. (Silica-on-Silicon and flat novel glass, doped with rare earths).
  • Experience in optical fiber pulling.
  • Experience in thin film deposition techniques (PVD, sputtering, sol-gel) and vacuum systems.
  • Design of Low-Temperature Refrigerator (Cryostat) for my M.Sc. thesis.
  • Experience on design of optical setups such as characterization of optical profile by Fresnel diffraction, Photoluminescence from bulk and powder.
  • Familiar with wide range of material characterization: optical, electrical, magnetic, elastic properties and XRD, FTIR, XPS, SEM and TEM.
  • Friendly teaching of advance solid state physics and advanced quantum mechanics.
  • Research guidance, paper and dissertation organization.

Computer skills:

  • Programming languages: C++.
  • Office Tools: Excell, Word and Powerpoint
  • Scientific Tools: Sigma Plot, Origin Pro, Maple, X’Pert High Score (XRD), Image Tools and any necessary software that I temporarily need.
  • Graphic Software: Adobe Premiere (advanced), Photoshop (intermediate), 3D Studio Max (intermediate), Digital Fusion (advanced).

Graduate Courses in Transcript:

  • Advanced Quantum Mechanics I (top one student) & II
  • Advanced Electrodynamics
  • Advanced Statistical Mechanics (top one student),
  • Advanced Solid State Physics
  • Advanced Superconductivity
  • Advanced Classical Mechanics (attended unofficially during my undergraduate study)
  • Advanced Crystallography
  • Advanced Mathematical Physics
  • Techniques in Microscopy and Spectroscopy
  • Electrical and optical properties of material

Under Graduate Courses in Transcript:

  • Quantum Mechanics I and II (top five)
  • Electromagnetic I and II (top five)
  • Classical mechanics I and II (top five)
  • Statistical mechanics (top three)
  • Mathematical physics I and II (top five)
  • Solid State physics I and II
  • Optics (top five)
  • Solid State devices
  • Applied optics
  • Nuclear physics I and II
  • Laser physics

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