Dr. Sheikh Jamil Ahmed

Dr. Sheikh Jamil Ahmed

Research Topic:

Complex Intermetallic Alloys: Smart materials for energy applications

Contact: sheikh.ahmed@bce.au.dk




Historically, the evolution of any technology can be linked with the discovery of smart materials. The connection serves as an inspiration for materials scientists to search for exceptional phenomena in existing or new compounds. Dr. Ahmed’s research as a member of the community is focused on investigating the structural and physical properties of novel compounds to reveal stimulating effects in these systems.

Currently as a researcher in the Mudring group, Dr. Ahmed works in finding promising new magnetic materials for magnetocaloric applications. Particular areas that he previously investigated include rattling induced superconductivity, magnetic Skyrmion lattices, geometric frustration,
canted antiferromagnetism, half-metallicity and short-range ordering. His research approach towards a particular challenge is best described with the following sketch.


D. Grilli, V. Smetana, S.J. Ahmed, V. Shtender, M. Pani, P. Manfrinetti, A.-V. Mudring, Inorg. Chem., 2023, 62 (27), 10736-10742. DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.3c01194

P. Vir, K. Routledge, N. Cook, P.A.E. Murgatroyd, S.J. Ahmed, S.N. Savvin, J.B. Claridge, J. Alaria,  Acta Crystallogr. A Found. Adv.202177, C227.

K. Routledge, P. Vir, N. Cook, P. AE. Murgatroyd, S. J. Ahmed, S. N. Savvin, J. B. Claridge, J. Alaria. Mode Crystallography Analysis through the Structural Phase Transition and Magnetic Critical Behavior of the Lacunar Spinel GaMo4Se8. Chem. Mater.2021, 33, 5718-5729. DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.1c01448

S. J. Ahmed, C. Boyer, M. Niewczas, Magnetic and structural properties of Co2MnSi based Heusler compound. J. Alloy. Compd.2019, 781, 216-225. DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2018.12.018

S. J. Ahmed, J. E. Greedan, C. Boyer, M. Niewczas, Magnetic and structural studies of G-phase compound Mn6Ni16Si7. Inorg. Chem., 2018, 57, 14144–14151. DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.8b01964

Short-range ordering in the Ni-Mn-Si based Laves phase Mn (Ni0.6Si0.4)2. S. J. Ahmed and M. Niewczas. arXiv:1809.09794

O. Rubel, A. Bokhanchuk, S. J. Ahmed, E. Assmann, Unfolding the band structure of disordered solids: from bound states to high-mobility Kane fermions. Phys. Rev. B, 2014, 90, 115202. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.90.115202

S. J. Ahmed, L. Curiel, S. Pichardo, O. Rubel, First-principle modelling of the ferroelectric switching in BaTiO3: concurrent switching vs domain wall motion. Modelling Simul. Mater. Sci. Eng.2014, 22, 055014.

J.Cole, S. J. Ahmed, L. Curiel, S. Pichardo, O. Rubel, Marble game with optimal ferroelectric switching. J. Phys.: Condens. Matter., 2014, 26, 135901.

S. J. Ahmed, J. Kivinen, B. Zaporzan, L. Curiel, S. Pichardo, O. Rubel, BerryPI: A software for studying polarization of crystalline solids with WIEN2k density functional all-electron package. Comp. Phys. Commun., 2013, 184, 647-651.

S. J. Ahmed, Q. Ahsan and M. Hasan, Development of vacuum assisted resin infusion (VARI) molding technology for thermoset based polymer matrix composite with locally available resources. Proceeding of ICME 2011, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, December 18-20, 2011.

S. J. Ahmed, Q. Ahsan and M. Hasan, Design and development of vacuum assisted molding technology for thermoset based polymer matrix composite with the resources available in Bangladesh. Proceeding of International Seminar on Strengthening of Collaboration for Jute, Kenaf and Allied Fibers Research and Development, Dhaka, June 8-9, 2011.


Oleg Rubel, Samuel Pichardo, Laura Curiel, Sheikh Jamil Ahmed, Jeremy Cole. Patent Methods of driving polarization inversion in ferroelectric materials and devices. 2015, Patent No.WO/2015/074153.