Dr. Muhammad Tahir

Postdoctoral Fellows

Research Interests

​Research interest: Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics
• Quantum transport in Nano-Electro-Mechanical Systems (NEMS) 
• Quantum dynamics of molecular quantum dots with vibronic states. 
• Quantum transport and Collective excitations spectrum including static and dynamical dielectric response of two dimensional systems like graphene, silicene, topological insulators, and MoS2.

Selected Publications

  1. M. Tahir, K. Sabeeh, A. Shaukat, and Udo Schwingenschlögl, J. Appl. Phys. 114, 223711 (2013);  ‘‘Theory of substrate, Zeeman, and electron-phonon interaction Effects on the quantum capacitance in graphene’’
  2. T. P. Kalini, M. Tahir, and Udo Schwingenschlögl, (Nature) Sci. Rep. 3, 03192 (2013);  ‘‘Quasi free-standing silicene in a superlattice with with hexagonal boron nitride’’
  3. S. H. Sajjad, B. Rasul, A. H. Nizamani, and M. Tahir, Physica E 56, 263 (2013); ‘‘Feasibility of a drift induced instability in modulated graphene’’
  4. Y. C. Cheng, Z. Y. Zhu, M. Tahir, and Udo Schwingenschlögl, Euro Phys. Lett. 102, 57001 (2013); ‘Spin-orbit-induced spin splittings in polar transition metal dichalcogenide monolayers’’
  5. M. Tahir and Udo Schwingenschlögl, Euro Phys. Lett. 102, 37001 (2013); ‘’Quantum magnetotransport for the surface states of three-dimensional topological insulators in the presence of a Zeeman field’’
  6. M. Tahir, A. Manchon, K. Sabeeh, and Udo Schwingenschlögl, Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 162412 (2013);  ‘‘Quantum spin/valley Hall effect and topological insulator phase transitions in silicene’’
  7. M. Tahir, K. Sabeeh, and Udo Schwingenschlögl, (Nature) Sci. Rep. 3, 1261 (2013);  ‘‘Quantum capacitance of an ultrathin topological insulator film in a magnetic field’’
  8. M. Tahir and Udo Schwingenschlögl, (Nature) Sci. Rep. 3, 01075 (2013); ‘’Valley polarized Quantum Hall effect and topological insulator phase transitions in silicene’’
  9. M. Tahir, K. Sabeeh, and Udo Schwingenschlögl, J. Appl. Phys. 113, 043720 (2013); ‘’Quantum magnetotransport properties of ultrathin topological insulator films’’
  10. M. Tahir and Udo Schwingenschlögl, Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 231609 (2012);  ‘‘Quantum capacitance in topological insulators under strain in a tilted magnetic field’’


  • Ph. D. in Theoretical Con​densed Matter Physics from Imperial College London, United Kingdom, June 1, 2010.
  • PhD Thesis Title ‘Quantum dynamics of Nano-Electro-Mechanical Systems (NEMS)’. Advisor: Prof. Dr. Angus MacKinnon (Director of undergraduate studies, Imperial College London, United Kingdom).