Faculty Dr. Malika Rani


Dr. Malika Rani

Dr. Malika Rani

Associate Professor
  • Physics

  • dr.malikarani@wum.edu.pk

  • Doctorate


Dr. Malika Rani working as Associate professor has now been appointed as Head of Department of Physics, The Women University Multan. She has achieved 03 projects including Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) Grant under START UP Research Grant Program at total cost of 0.3723 Million, Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) under National Research Program for Universities (NRPU) at total cost of Rs. 4.841,654 Million and “A study of optical properties of some strongly correlated electron systems” funded by the Women University Multan at total cost of Rs 0.195 Million. She has 27 publications in W category journal and only 03 publications in X category journal. Her research area includes Energy storage devices including supercapacitors including 2D materials such as Graphene Oxide and MXene, MOFs, Binary and Ternary nanocomposites. She has worked on device fabrication including RE-RAM structures. She has been Invited speaker in 14 International Conferences . She has organized 05 International conferences funded be HEC/PHECs and established Environment and Energy Development Laboratory. She is also Editor in Chief of “Journal of Nanoscope”. She has expertise in various nanomaterials characterizations techniques including XRD, SEM, FTIR, UV-Vis, Raman, Photoluminescence, I-V characteristics, Zeta potential measurements and electrochemical investigations such as CV, GCD and EIS Spectroscopy.

Academic Background
Honours and Awards

    03 year

  • Malika Rani, Hiroya Sakurai, Susumu Okubo, Keisuke Takamoto,Ryohei Nakata, Takahiro Sakurai, Hitoshi Ohta, Akira Matsuo,YoshimitsuKohama, Koichi Kindo and Javed Ahmad. Antiferromagnetic ordering in Sr 2 CrO 4 . J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 25 (2013) 226001.

    https://doi.org/10.108 8/0953- 8984/25/22/226001

  • Malika Rani, Hiroya Sakurai, and Javed Ahmad. Magnetic properties of Ba 2 CrO 4 with honeycomb layers. Physica B: Condensed Matter 456 (2015) 182-184.

    https://doi.org/10.101 6/j.physb.2014.08.05 0

  • Sunaina Rafiq, Saif Ullah Awan, Ren-Kui Zheng, Zhenchao Wen, Malika Rani, Deji Akinwande, Syed Rizwan. Novel room-temperature ferromagnetism in Gd- doped 2-dimensional Ti3C2Tx MXene semiconductor for spintronics. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 497 (2020) 165954.

    https://doi.org/10.101 6/j.jmmm.2019.1659 54

  • Mehroz Iqbal, Jameela Fatheema, Qandeel Noor , Malika Rani, Muhammad Mumtaz, Ren-Kui Zheng, Saleem Ayaz Khan, Syed Rizwan. Co- existence of magnetic phases in two- dimensional MXene. Materials Today Chemistry 16 (2020)100271.

    https://doi.org/10.101 6/j.mtchem.2020.100 271

  • Wilayat Khan, Sikander Azam, Inam Ullah, Malika Rani, Ayesha Younus, Muhammad Irfan, Paweł Czaja and Iwan V. Kityk. Insight into the Optoelectronic and Thermoelectric Properties of Mn Doped ZnTe from First Principles Calculation. Crystals 9 (2019) 247.

    https://doi.org/10.339 0/cryst9050247

  • Sikander Azam, Mamoona Mahboob, Sobia Ali, Malika Rani, Muhammad Irfan, Xiaotian Wang, Saleem Ayaz Khan, Mohammed Benali Kanounand Souraya Goumri-Said. Density Functional Theory Investigations of the Optoelectronic Properties of Li2MnGeS4 and Li2CoSnS4.SPIN 9.3 (2019) 1950015.

    https://doi.org/10.114 2/S20103247195001 52

  • Sikander Azam, Muhammad Irfan, Zeesham Abbas, Malika Rani, Tahira Saleem, Ayesha Younus, Naseem Akhtar, Bushra Liaqat, Muhammad Shabbir and Abdullah,G. Al-Sehemi, DFT study of the electronic and optical properties of ternary chalcogenides AlX2Te4. Mater. Res. Express 6 (2019) 116314.

    https://doi.org/10.108 8/2053-1591/ab4b81

  • G. Murtaza, Mazhar Ullah, Naeem Ullah, Malika Rani, M Muzammil, R Khenata, Shahid M Ramay and Umair Khan. Structural, elastic, electronic and optical properties of bi-alkali antimonides. Bull. Mater. Sci., 39. 6 (2016) 1581–1591.

    G. Murtaza, Mazhar Ullah, Naeem Ullah, Malika Rani, M Muzammil, R Khenata, Shahid M Ramay and Umair Khan. Structural, elastic, electronic and optical properties of bi-alkali antimonides. Bull. Mater. Sci., 39. 6 (2016) 1581–1591.

  • Saleem Ayaz Khan, Sikander Azam, Mohammed BenaliKanoun, Ghulam Murtaza, Malika Rani and Souraya Goumri-Said. Tailoring the electronic structure and optical properties of cadmium-doped zinc oxides nanosheet. Cogent Physics4 (2017) 1391734.

    https://doi.org/10.108 0/23311940.2017.13 91734

  • Muhammad Umer, Ali Irfan, Mamoona Mahboob, Sobia Ali, Malika Rani, Sikander Azam, Salman Khan, Muhammad Irfan, I.V. Kityk. Specific thermoelectric features of novel CaPd3B4O12 (B = Ti, V)perovskites following DFT calculations. Physica B: Condensed Matter 545 (2018) 330–336.

    https://doi.org/10.101 6/j.physb.2018.06.04 2

  • Muhammad Irfan, Zeesham Abbas, Saleem Ayaz Khan, Mohammad Sohail, Malika Rani, Sikander Azam and I.V. Kityk. Effects of compressed strain on thermoelectric properties of Cu3SbSe4. Journal of Alloys and Compounds 750 (2018).

    https:doi.org/10.1016 /j.jallcom.2018.03.31 0

  • S. Azam , M. Irfan , Z. Abbas , Malika Rani, T. Saleem , A. younus , N. Akhtar , B. Liaqat , M. Shabbir, Abdullah. Al- sehemi. Electronic structure and optical properties of cubic NaNbO 3 and tetragonal KNbO 3 crystals: first principles study. digest journal of nanomaterials and biostructures, 14, 751-760.

    https://chalcogen.ro/7 51_IrfanM.pdf

  • Khan, S. A., Mahboob, M., Yaqoob, T., Zeerak, N. Malika Rani, Prevailing scenario of women in physics in Pakistan: A case study of Southern Punjab. Canadian Journal of Physics, 95 (2017), xxix-xxxi.

    https://doi.org/10.113 9/cjp-2016-0673

  • Malika Rani, Women physicists in Pakistan and my story of hard-earned success. Canadian Journal of Physics, 95 (2017), xv-xvii.

    https://doi.org/10.113 9/cjp-2016-0579

  • Hussain, M. Y., Malika Rani. Quantitative measurement of natural radioactivity in vegetable and meat before and after cooking. Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 47(2010) 153-156.


  • M.A. Bhatti, A. Siddiqa, S. Azam, T.V. Vu, M.U. Islam, Malika Rani, S. Muhammad, Magnetic and electrical properties of Ba 2 Co 2 Fe 12 O 22 /PANI composites prepared by insitu polymerization, Physica B: Physics of Condensed Matter (2020).

    https://doi.org/10.101 6/j.physb.2020.41241 0

  • Sunaina Rafiq, Hamiza Ahmad, Malika Rani, and Syed Rizwan "Structural and morphological analysis for cerium (Ce +3 ) doped intercalated 2D MXene", Proc. SPIE 11561, First iiScience International Conference 2020, 1156103 (27 August 2020).

    https://doi.org/10.111 7/12.2574353

  • Kiran Batool, Malika Rani, Ayesha Younus, Arshad Mehmood, Sikander Azam, Bakhtiar Ul Haq, Rubia Shafique, Naseem Akhtar, Wilayat Khan and Thamraa Alshahrani. Nanosized Magnesium doped Copper Chromites Spinel Particles Synthesis and Characterization. ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology, Volume 9, (2020) 12.

    https://doi.org/10.114 9/2162-8777/abce00

  • F. Zaman, N. Srisittipokakun, G. Rooh, J. Kaewkhaob, I. Ullah, M. Rani, H.J. Kim, Development of Na 2 O-MO-Bi 2 O 3 -B 2 O 3 - Sm 2 O 3 glasses (MO=Ba/Mg) for laser and scintillation application.

    https://doi.org/10.101 6/j.jnoncrysol.2021.1 20722

  • Mubushra Umbreen, Malika Rani, Nisar Ahmed, Electronic and magnetic properties of Tm doped ZnO: a first principle study., Proceedings Volume 11561, First iiScience International Conference 2020; 1156109 (2020)

    https://doi.org/10.111 7/12.2575123

  • M. Rani, M. Jabeen, K. Batool, A. Mehmood, R. Shafique, N. Akhtar, T.Yaqoob, Z. Maliha, M. Akram, M. Umbreen, M. Sattar, Sol-Gel synthesis of Nanoscaled Spinels Using 1, 2- ethanediol as a Gelation Agent.

    https://chalcogen.ro/8 9_RaniM.pdf

  • R. Shafique, M. Rani, A. Mahmood, S. Khan, N. K. Janjua, M. Sattar, K. Batool, T. Yaqoob, Copper chromite/graphene oxide nanocomposite for capacitive energy storage and electrochemical applications.

    https://doi.org/10.100 7/s13762-021-03616- 4

  • Synthesis and Characterization of MgCr 2 O 4 Spinel Nanoparticles by Sol Gel Method, Accepted in Digest Journal of Nanomaterials and Biostructures

    https://chalcogen.ro/9 51_MalikaR.pdf

  • Naseem Akhtar, Malika Rani, Arshad Mahmood, Hafiza Saba, Shamim Khan, G.Murtaza, H.H.Hegazy, Abeer AlObaid, Tahani I.Al-Muhimeed, Sajid Ali, Synthesis and Characterization of MXene/BiCr 2 O 4 nanocomposite with excellent electrochemical properties.

    https://doi.org/10.101 6/j.jmrt.2021.08.101

  • Malika Rani, Kiran Batool, Ayesha Younus, Atta Ullah Shah, Arshad Mehmood, Rubia Shafique, Shamim Khan, G. Murtaza & R. Neffati, Synthesis and characterisation of nanosized spinel particles of nickel-doped iron chromite,

    https://doi.org/10.108 0/09500839.2021.19 79269.

  • Muhammad Saeed, Malika Rani, Kiran Batool, Hafiza Batool, Aisha Younus, Sikander Azam, Arshad Mehmood, Bakhtiarul Haq, Thamraa Alshahrani, Muhammad Maqbool, Effect of Li concentration on the structural and optical properties of Co 1-x Li x Cr 2 O 4 chromate nanoparticles prepared by sol-gel method,

    https://doi.org/10.209 44/preprints202105.0 085.v1

  • Rubia Shafique, Arshad Mahmood, Kiran Batool, Awais Ahmad, Tahira Yaqoob, Muqaddas Jabeen, Atta Ullah Shah, Uzma Asjad, and Malika Rani, Graphene Oxide/Nickel Chromite Nanocomposite: Optimized Synthesis, Structural and Optical Properties.

    https://doi.org/10.114 9/2162-8777/ac2911

  • Naseem Akhtar, Malika Rani, Arshad Mahmood, Kashmala Tariq, G. Murtaza , Asma A. Alothman, Rahaf S. AL-zahrani, Sajid Ali, Naveed Kasuar Janjua, Aqeel Shah, Synthesis and characterization of graphene oxide- based nanocomposite NaCr 2 O 4 /GO for electrochemical applications

    https://doi.org/10.101 6/j.jmrt.2021.10.110

  • Naseem Akhtar, Malika Rani, Arshad Mahmood, Shamim Khan, G. Murtaza, Sobia Arbab, Kiran Batool, Zeid A. AL Othman, Mohamed Ouladsmane, Sajid Ali, Aqeel shah, Coprecipitation synthesis and microstructure characterization of nanocomposite SrCr 2 O 4 /MXene

    https://doi.org/10.101 6/j.mssp.2021.10640 7

  • Rubia Shafique, Malika Rani, Arshad Mahmood, Razan A. Alshgari, Kiran Batool, Tahira Yaqoob, Naveed Kausar Janjua, Safia khan, Shamim Khan, G. Murtaza , Investigations of 2D Ti 3 C 2 (MXene)-CoCr 2 O 4 Nanocomposite as an Efficient Electrode Material for Electrochemical Supercapacitors.

    https://doi.org/10.100 2/er.7605

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