Dr. Haider Butt did his M.Phil. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cambridge in 2008, followed by a PhD in Nanophotonics in 2012. In 2013, he was appointed as a Lecturer of Nanotechnology at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham, UK. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2016 and was appointed as the Senior Admissions Tutor for Mechanical Engineering in 2017. He joined Khalifa University as an Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering in 2019.
He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles in prestigious journals including Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology Advances, Light Science and Applications, and ACS Nano. He has earned international recognition for his research and leadership in optical sensors where he has contributions to nanoscale devices by conceiving novel holographic lithography methods to produce optical transducers. His most pioneering works include glucose sensing contact lenses, contact lenses for color blind patients and carbon nanotube holograms. Dr. Butt has over 10 years of teaching experience at institutes including Cambridge and Birmingham Universities.
Dr. Butt is a Chartered Engineer by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London, UK. He is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy and holds life fellowships of Cambridge Philosophical Society, Hughes Hall College, (University of Cambridge), and Wolfson College (University of Cambridge). He is an acting co-editor of the Sensors journal.