Energy and Environmental Utilization of Carbon Nanomaterials
Currently, my work focuses on developing nanosystems to convert and produce clean energy through electrochemical reactions such as fuel cells and water electrolysis, in addition to the rational synthesis of diverse organic, inorganic, and hybrid nanomaterials to convert harmful gases (i.e., CO, CO2, and CH4) into useful materials. This is in addition to tailoring the morphology and composition of carbon nitride for energy and environmental applications and developing nanosensors to detect gases and radiation. Previously, I had worked on nanomaterials for drug delivery, tissue engineering, and bioimaging for three years at the American University in Cairo.
I was born and raised in a rural area called Sandanhour, located in Bilbeis, Sharkia, Egypt, and I lived there until I completed high school, after which I partially moved to the capital city to pursue my Bachelor's and master's degrees. In 2005, I obtained my Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry from Al Azhar University in Egypt. Then, in 2011, I obtained my Master's Degree in Applied Chemistry from Helwan University in Egypt. In 2016, I obtained my Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in China in cooperation with the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in Japan through a scholarship from the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS-UCAS). Out of 140 international students, I was the first to graduate from this Program.
I had worked at several universities like the American University in Cairo (AUC), Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry (CIAC), and Zhejiang University of Technology (ZJUT) in China before I moved to Qatar University (QU). I have published over 100 research papers in prestigious international journals, with an overall H-index of 32 and more than 2900 citations. I participated in over 30 international conferences, and I published a book with the Royal Society of Chemistry in London. I filed 15 patents at the US Patent and Trademark Office.