Haider did his BEng (hons) in Telecommunication Engineering from National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences (NUCES), Pakistan (2007). His major was in electromagnetic modelling of electronic devices. During his MPhil research at the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge (2008) he worked on the liquid crystals based electro-optical devices. Haider received Cambridge University sponsored Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship in support of this MPhil degree. Following is MPhil Haider did a cross disciplinary PhD at the University of Cambridge under the supervisions of Prof. Timothy D. Wilkinson and Prof. Gehan A. J. Amaratunga.
This PhD work consisted of characterizing carbon nanotubes based nanophotonic devices, such as metamaterials. This project was jointly funded by Prof. Gehan Amaratunga's Nokia Research Grant, Hughes Hall Scholarship and Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship. Haider successfully completed his PhD in April 2012 with several postgraduate research awards and over 10 Journal publications.
In October 2012 Haider received the Henslow Research Fellowship at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge. This prestigious fellowship was sponsored by the Cambridge Philosophical Society. During his fellowship Haider continued his independent research of nanostructures based high resolution holograms and plamonics devices. His research work received international recognition and was highlight in media and prestigious news journals like Nature News and Views.
Cambridge holograms pave way for biosensors, Business Weekly (April 2013)
Optics: Nanotube holograms, S. Larouche and D. R. Smith, Nature 491, 47 (2012)
New Use for Those Incredible Nanotubes: Holograms
Charles Q. Choi, InnovationNewsDaily Contributor, September 2012