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Dr. Haris Masood Ansari-(on leave)
Assistant Professor
Materials Engineering Department

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
H12, Islamabad.
Tel : 051-90855208


Ph.D. The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA

  • Haris Ansari has a BS in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering from Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, an MS in Materials Science and Engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA. His research interests include strain-mediated self-assembly on ceramic surfaces and the growth and characterization of thin films and nanostructures on surfaces.
  • Strain-mediated self-assembly on ceramic surfaces, thin film and surface nanostructures (growth and characterization)
  • Zhiyuan Niu, Haris M. Ansari, Enam A. Chowdhury, Suliman A. Dregia, and Sheikh A. Akbar, "Step faceting and the Self-Assembly of Nanoislands on Miscut YSZ(001) Surfaces", Applied Surface Science, 2017, DOI:​

  • Haris M. Ansari, Zhiyuan Niu, Chen Ge, Suliman A. Dregia, and Sheikh A. Akbar, "Spontaneous Rippling and Subsequent Polymer Molding on Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia (110) Surfaces", ACS Nano, 2017, DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b00081

  • Nur Izzati Aminuddin, Roslina Ahmad, Haris Masood Ansari, Norita Mohd. Zain, Sheikh Ali Akbar, Belinda Pingguan-Murphy, "Human fetal osteoblast cell response to self-assembled nanostructures on YSZ-(110) single crystal substrates", Materials & Design, 94, 2016, 274-279

  • Haris M. Ansari, Michael D. Rauscher, Suliman A. Dregia and Sheikh A. Akbar, “Epitaxial pore-free gadolinia-doped ceria thin films on yttria-stabilized zirconia by RF magnetron sputtering.Accepted in Ceramics International (2013)

  • Haris M. Ansari, Vikas Dixit, Lawrence B. Zimmerman, Michael D. Rauscher, Suliman A. Dregia and Sheikh A. Akbar, “Self-assembly of nanoislands on YSZ-(001) surface: A Mechanistic Approach for a Robust Process.Nano Letters, 13 (5), 2116 (2013)

  • K.S. Parikh, S.S. Rao, H.M Ansari, L.B. Zimmerman, L.J. Lee, S.A. Akbar, J.O. Winter “Ceramic Nanopatterned Surfaces to Explore the Effects of Nanotopography on Cell Attachment.” Materials Science and Engineering C, 32 (8), 2469 (2012)

  • Haris Masood Ansari and Sheikh Ali Akbar, “Self Assembly of nanoislands in oxide ceramics.” Science of Advanced Materials,  3 (5), 821 (2011)

  • Jong Ho Kim, Haris Masood Ansari, Hanuel Kim, Do Kyung Kim and Soon Nam Chang, “Explosive indentation study of B4C-TiAlx composites fabricated by the dipping exothermic reaction process.” International Journal of Modern Physics B, 22 (9 - 11), 1263 (2008)