Dr. Md. Abdul Kader Zilani

ড. মোঃ আব্দুল কাদের জিলানী


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I have completed my Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination and Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examination in the year 1986 and 1988 respectively from Rajshahi Board, Bangladesh.  After that I have done my Bachelor of Science (Honours) and Master of Science in Physics in the year 1991 (Held in 1994) and 1992 (Held in 1996), respectively from the University of Rajshahi (RU), Bangladesh. My MSc thesis was in the field of Medical Physics. That time I had the opportunity to work on Gamma Camera at the Nuclear Medicine Centers at Rajshahi and Barishal, Bangladesh under the supervision of Prof. Khorshed Banu and Dr. Rokon Uddin. In the year 1998 I joined in the Department of Physics, Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET), Rajshahi, Bangladesh as a Lecturer.  I went to National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2002 as a Postgraduate student with a NUS research scholarship at the Department of Physics and earned my PhD degree in 2006.  My PhD thesis was in the field of Surface and Nano Science at the Surface Science Lab (SSL) under the supervision of Prof. Andrew Wee and Assoc. Prof. Wang Xue Sen.  During my PhD research, I have worked on growth and characterization of reactive metal induced magic clusters on semiconductor surfaces.  I am familiar with ultra high vacuum and Synchrotron Radiation based Techniques. I have used the Surface Characterization Techniques: Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), Low Energy Electron Diffraction (LEED) for my research at SSL.  I have also used Density Functional Theory (DFT) based calculations for my work. I like to observe things at atomic level. At the end of 2006, after finishing my Doctoral degree I came back to my country and joined the Department of Physics, RUET, Rajshahi, Bangladesh as an Assistant Professor.  In 2010 and 2013, I joined as an Associate Professor and Professor respectively at the same department.  I also served as the Head of the Physics Department, RUET during the period 2013-2015 and 2017-2019 respectively.  Currently my research interest lies mainly in the field of DFT-based computational condensed physics.
Field of Research
  •  AFM-based Biological and Optoelectronic Materials
  •  DFT-based Computational Condensed Physics

  •  First Joined: 01st Nov, 1998
  •      Dept. of Physics



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1 M. Abdul Hadi Shah, M. Nuruzzaman, Md Jubair & M.A.K. Zilani A DFT insight into structural, mechanical, elasto-acoustic, and anisotropic properties of AePdH3 (Ae = Ca, Sr, Ba) perovskites under pressure Computational Condensed Matter 34(4) (2023) e00774 (Elsevier) 2023 Journal
2 Al Momin Md. Tanveer Karim, Md. Jubair, Md Nuruzzaman & Md. Abdul Kader Zilani An ab initio Study on the Mechanical Stability, Spin-Dependent Electronic Properties, Molecular Orbital Predictions, and Optical Features of Antiperovskite A3InN (A = Co, Ni) ACS Omega, 7 (2022) 13588−13603 (American Chemical Society) 2022 Journal
3 M. Jubair, A.M.M. Tanveer Karim, M. Nuruzzaman , M. Roknuzzaman & M.A.K. Zilani Pressure dependent structural, elastic and mechanical properties with ground state electronic and optical properties of half-metallic Heusler compounds Cr2YAl (Y = Mn, Co): first-principles study Heliyon 7 (2021) e08585 (Elsevier) 2021 Journal
4 M.A. Alam, M.A.H. Shah, M. Nuruzzaman, M.A. Hadi, F. Parvin & M.A.K. Zilani Effect of hydrostatic compression on physical properties of Li2TmSi3 (Tm = Ir, Pt, Rh, Os) with ground-state optical features Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 156 (2021) 110124 (Elsevier) 2021 Journal
5 M. Abdul Hadi Shah, M. Ashraful Alam, A. Hossain, M. Faruk Hossain, M. Nuruzzaman, F. Parvin & M.A.K. Zilani Hydrostatic pressure on XLiH3 (X = Ba, Sr, Ca) perovskite hydrides: An insight into structural, thermo-elastic and ultrasonic properties through first-principles investigation Solid State Communications, 328 (2021) 114222 (Elsevier) 2021 Journal
6 M. Abdul Hadi Shah, A. Hossain, M. Ashraful Alam, M. Sarwar Pervez, M. Nuruzzaman & M.A.K. Zilani Exploring pressure induced thermoelectric properties of LiAeH3 (Ae = Ca, Sr, Ba) perovskite hydrides along with optoelectronic features Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, 137 (2021) 106238 (Elsevier) 2021 Journal
7 Md. Ariful Islam, Jannatul Robaiat Mou, Md. Faruk Hossain, Md. Abdul Hadi Shah, Md. Abdul Kader Zilani & Md. Sazzad Hossain Synthesis and characterization of tetragonal and orthorhombic Sn1-xBaxO2 nanostructures via the spray pyrolysis method Optical Materials Express, 10(12) (2020) 3245-3256 (Optical Society of America Publishing) 2020 Journal
8 M. Jubair, A.M.M. Tanveer Karim, M. Nuruzzaman, M.A.K. Zilani Comparison of Structural, Mechanical and Optical Properties of Tantalum Hemicarbide with Tantalum Monocarbide: ab initio Calculations Journal of Physics Communications 3 (2019) 055017 (IOP Science) 2019 Journal
9 M. Nuruzzaman, M.A. Alam, M.A.H. Shah, F. Parvin & M.A.K. Zilani Investigation of thermodynamic stability, mechanical and electronic properties of superhard tetragonal B4CO4 compound: Ab initio calculations Computational Condensed Matter, 12 (2017) 1-8 (Elsevier) 2017 Journal
10 M.A. Alam, M. Nuruzzaman, M.A.H. Shah, F. Parvin & M.A.K. Zilani Structural, mechanical, electronic and thermal properties of the newly predicted NB2 from ab initio calculations Chinese Journal of Physics, 55(6) (2017) 2540-2547 (Elsevier) 2017 Journal
11 M.A. Alam, M.A.K. Zilani, F. Parvin & M.A. Hadi Physical properties of ternary silicide superconductors Li2XSi3 (X = Rh, Os): An ab initio study International Journal of Modern Physics B 31(11) (2017) 750135 (World Scientific) 2017 Journal
12 M.A. Alam, M.A. Hadi, M.T. Nasir, M. Roknuzzaman, F. Parvin, M.A.K. Zilani, A.K.M.A. Islam & S.H. Naqib Structural, Elastic, and Electronic Properties of Newly Discovered Li2PtSi3 Superconductor: Effect of Transition Metals Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, 29 (2016) 2503–2508 (Springer) 2016 Journal
13 H. Xu, X.N. Xie, M.A.K. Zilani, W. CHEN & A.T.S.Wee Nanoscale Characterization By Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Selected Topics in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, pp. 25-52 (2009) (World Scientific Publishing Ltd) 2009 Book Chapter
14 M.A.K Zilani, H. Xu, X-S Wang, N. Yakovlev & A.T.S Wee Scanning tunneling microscopy study of higher-order Si(100)-c(8 × 8) surface reconstruction Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 20 (39) (2008) 395003 (IOP Science) 2008 Journal
15 M.A.K. Zilani, H. Xu, Y.Y. Sun, X.-S. Wang & A.T.S. Wee Adsorption and thermal decomposition of C60 on Co/Si(111)-7×7 Applied Surface Science, 253 (10) (2007) 4554-4559 (Elsevier) 2007 Journal
16 M.A.K. Zilani, Y.Y. Sun, H. Xu, G.W. Peng, Y.P. Feng, X.-S. Wang & A.T.S. Wee Formation and stabilization of Fe-induced magic clusters on Si(1 1 1)-(7 × 7) template Surface Science, 601 (12) (2007) 2486-2490 (Elsevier) 2007 Journal
17 H. Xu, X.N. Xie, M.A.K. Zilani, W. Chen & A.T.S. Wee Nanoscale characterization by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy COSMOS, 03 (01) (2007) 23-50 (World Scientific Publishing Ltd) 2007 Journal
18 M.A.K. Zilani, H. Xu, X.-S. Wang & A.T.S. Wee Terrace width dependence of cobalt silicide nucleation on Si(111)-(7×7) Applied Physics Letter, 88 (2006) 023121 (American Institute of Physics Publishing) 2006 Journal
19 M.A.K. Zilani, H. Xu, T. Liu, Y. Y. Sun, Y.P. Feng, X.-S. Wang, & A.T.S. Wee Electronic structure of Co-induced magic clusters grown on Si(111)−(7×7): Scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy and real-space multiple-scattering calculations Physical Review B, 73 (2006) 195415 (American Physical Society) 2006 Journal
20 M.A.K Zilani, Lei Liu, H. Xu, Y.P. Feng, X-S Wang & A.T.S. Wee Nucleation of cobalt silicide islands on Si(111)-7 × 7 Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 18 (30) (2006) 6987 (IOP Science) 2006 Journal
21 M.A.K. Zilani, Y.Y. Sun, H. Xu, Lei Liu, Y.P. Feng, X.-S. Wang & A.T.S. Wee Reactive Co magic cluster formation on Si(111)−(7×7) Physical Review B, 72 (2005) 193402 (American Physical Society) 2005 Journal
22 M.A.K. Zilani, H. Xu, X.S. Wang & A.T.S. Wee The interaction of C60 with Si(111) and Co/Si(111) MRS Online Proceedings Library, 815 (2004) 205–210 (Springer Nature) 2004 Conference
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