08 April 2020
২৫ চৈত্র ১৪২৬

Dr. Md. Samiul Habib

Associate Professor

Dr. Md. Samiul Habib








Biographical details


Md. Samiul Habib is an Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology. After undergraduate studies and master's Degree from the Electrical & Electronic Engineering Department, he was awarded a PhD from School of Physics, The University of Sydney, Australia, in 2018. During his PhD, he co-developed a number of numerical methods to mitigate imaging artefacts in wire array metamaterials. After completing PhD, he joined as an assistant researcher at the Institute of Photonics and Optical Science (IPOS), School of Physics, to work on Hyper-Prism. At the mid of 2018, Dr. Habib joined to his home institute and in 2019, he was promoted as an Associate Professor. In 2020, he has been elevated to the grade of Senior Member, IEEE.


Dr. Habib has authored and co-authored over 27 publications in refereed journals, including articles in Physical Review B, OSA Continuum, Applied Physics Letters, Optics Express, Applied Optics, Journal of Lightwave Technology, and IEEE Photonics Technology Letters. His journal papers have been cited over 700 times according to Google Scholar with h-index of 14. He also served as a reviewer in highly reputed journals. 


Dr. Habib is a member of Optical Society of America (OSA) and Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh. He now holds the position of counselor of IEEE RUET student Branch, Bangladesh.


Research interests


  • Metamaterial
  • Plasmonics
  • Nanophotonics
  • Optical Fibre System
  • Photonic crystal Fibre


Research project


Sub-diffraction imaging with metamaterial fibres


Hyperbolic media are materials with electromagnetic properties different in different directions: behaving as a metal in one direction and dielectric in another. As a consequence, electromagnetic fields can propagate without diffraction in such media. Imaging devices based on wire array metamaterials (e.g., hyperlens) usually have large anisotropy in the axial direction, leading to an unbounded iso-frequency contour in k-space. Owing to this, every high spatial frequencies can propagate with the same phase velocity and phase, in principle enabling sub-diffraction imaging over optically long distances. However, images obtained from such hyperlenses are not perfect. Common sources of artefacts include resonant enhancement of the slab modes that completely scramble images, and diffracting ordinary waves which add unwanted noise to the image. In this project, our main motivation was how to avoid or correct such unwanted artefacts. Recently, we developed post-processing methods to remove imaging artefacts in wire-based metamaterials so that imaging can be performed over wide frequency bands.


More recently, we designed, fabricated, and experimentally characterized a wire medium prism as a magnifying hyperlens at THz spectrum. The main advantage of such a prism geometry is that for image magnification it does not rely on curved geometry or tapering of the medium, making fabrication easier. We have seen that images from such a prism hyperlens are not perfect: reflections from the interfaces severely distorted image quality. To avoid the reflections, we devised a  filtering technique equivalent to spatially variable time gating so that broad-band imaging is achieved.

Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Joined: 15 April, 2010

Academic Qualifications


PhD in Physics USYD (2018)
M. Sc Engg. in EEE RUET (2012)
B.  Sc Engg. in EEE RUET (2008)

Professional Experience

2019-present: Associate Professor, EEE, RUET
2013-2019: Assistant Professor, EEE, RUET

2010-2013: Lecturer, EEE, RUET

Publications Publication Summary

APS journals
Physical Review B-01

AIP Journals
Applied Physics Letters-01

OSA Journals
Optics Express-01
Applied Optics-01
Journal of Lightwave Technology-01

IEEE Journals
Journal of Lightwave Technology-01
IEEE Photonics Technology Letters-02

Elsevier Journals
Photonics and Nanostructures-02
Optical Fiber Technology-04

SPIE Journals
Optical Engineering-04
Springer Journals
Journal of infrared, millimeter and Terahertz Waves

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Honors and Awards 2019 - United Group paper award
2016 - UGC award for a technical paper with Prof. S. M. Abdur Razzak and Mr. Imran Hasan
2016 - Award for Highly cited research from Elsevier Journal
2015 - Institute of Photonics and Optical Science (IPOS)
2014 - IPRS and APA scholarship
2014 - Travel grant
2007 - The EEE association award
Professional Activities 2018 - Present Reviewer- Optics Express (OSA)
2017- Present Reviewer- Journal of Optical Society of America B (OSA)
2017- Present Reviewer- Optics Communications (Elsevier)
2017 - Present Reviewer- Photonics Technology Letters (IEEE)
2016 - Present Reviewer- Optical Fiber Technology (Elsevier)
2015 - Present Reviewer- Optics & Laser Technology (Elsevier)
2014 - Present Reviewer- Chinese Optics Letters (OSA)
2014 - Present Reviewer- Optica Applicata
2013 - Present Reviewer- Journal of Optical Communication
Professional Affiliations 2016 - Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
2016 - Member, Member, Optical Society of America (OSA)
2016 - Member, Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)
2013 - Member, The Institute of Engineers (IEB)