After completion of his PhD (The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan, 2014), he became member of the Government College University Faisalabad. Two research laboratories (Bio-Sensing and Thermoelectric Labs) were set-up under his supervision, together with course on thermoelectricity for M.Phil and PhD students. He acts as principal investigator for seven research projects from US Aid, Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and Pakistan Science Foundation. Thirty five graduate students (M.Phil and Ph.D) have completed their degrees under his supervision. He strongly aims to break the isolation of the Pakistan Scientific community. Examples are: i) he was visiting researcher at Department of Material Science & Engineering, University of California Los Angeles, USA and Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering, University of North Carolina Charlotte USA, ii) the organization of three International Conferences on Materials Science and Nano-technology at Department of Physics, Government College University Faisalabad, iii) Research collaboration with research groups at UCLA-USA, UNCC-USA, St-Andrews University UK, Istanbul Technical University Turkey. Dr. Mahmood is also member of several committee as the aforementioned university such as the Departmental purchase committee and of professional bodies such Materials Research Society, USA and Pakistan Vacuum Society.
Main research topic
His research group is working on the two major issues of Pakistan i. e. renewable energy and health sector. His research work focuses mainly on the growth of various semiconductors thin films for energy and bio-sensing applications. Good results for various oxide semiconductors with giant Seebeck coefficient and power factor have been reported. In the context of this research activity, a Seebeck system and thermal evaporation unit was set-up at Department of Physics, Government College University Faisalabad.