BiographyPh.D., University of Madras, India, 1990.
Research Scientist, Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research, India, 1983 - 1991.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA, 1991 - 1995.
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia, 1996 - 1999.
Senior Researcher and Consultant, Advanced Materials Research Center (AMREC), Malaysia, 1999 - 2000.
Research Scientist, NexTech Materials Ltd., Worthington, OH, 2000 - 2003.
Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, 2003 - 2009.
Professor, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, 2009 - .
2010-11 Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Alternative Energy Technology, Department of Energy and Environment, Division of Energy Technology, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden.
The United States Patent 8,227,373 B1 on Exhaust Gas Purification Catalysts And Methods of Making the Same issued, July 24, 2012 Exhaust Purification Technology
Asem Aboelzahab Wins The Best MS Thesis Award: Investigation of the Efficacy of Titania Nanofibers and Nanocoatings Towards the Mitigation of Surgical Site Infection Caused by Staphylococcus aureus (May 2012)
Former Grad Student in the News UTNews, August 29, 2011
UT Professor's Work in Carbon Dioxide Gets Coveted Award Toledo Blade, September 08, 2010
Fulbright Distinguished Chair Award to ACerS Member ACerS Bulletin, August, 2010
Fulbright Distinguished Chair Award: 2010-11 UTNews, July 12, 2010
Video of the Week: CO2 Utilization vs. Sequestration Ceramic Tech Today, July 8, 2010
Professor Ikram Ul Haq of National Center of Excellence in Physical Chemistry (University of Peshawar, Pakistan) Visits Materials Research Laboratory under URAF's Summer 2010 Visiting Research Scholar Award (June-July 2010) ZnO Poster
Sirhan Al-Batty Wins The Best MS Thesis Award: Utilization of CO2 to Mitigate Greenhouse Gas Effect (May 2010)
Undergrad Intern Eric McDaniel Wins The 2010 Undergraduate Summer Research and Creative Activity Program (USRCAP) Award Conversion of Fossilized Diatom into Titania Photocatalyst with Preserved Periodic Structural Hierarchy
UT Team: People in the Spotlight The American Ceramic Society Bulletin, June/July 2009
Hydrogen Gets Hot: Fuel Cells the Next Big Thing! WGTE, Toledo, April 15, 2009.
Honors and Awards
- Young Scientist Award, Nominee Designate: Indian National Science Academy (1989).
- Young Metallurgist Award, Nominee Designate: Indian Institute of Metals (1990).
- Young Investigators' Award to the Gas Sensor Project: B.F. Goodrich Company, OH, USA (1993).
- Certificate of Appreciation for Excellent Postdoctoral Research: The Ohio State University, USA (1994).
- Best SEM Micrograph Award in the Materials Science category: 8th Scientific Conference of the Electron Microscopy Society of Malaysia, Genting Highlands, Malaysia (December 1999).
- Certificate of Recognition, NASA. May 2002. Certificate.
- America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals, 2003-2004.
Exotic microstructures can be viewed on Flickr:
The microstructures are available interactively in the multimedia 'Phlog' (Photolog) section.
CNTs supported on chromel wire
Electrospun ceramic nanofibers
Green energy demonstration
Global Venture Challenge '09 Competition at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
12th International Meeting on Chemical Sensors, Columbus, OH, July 13-16, 2008
Awards & achievements
Positions openPostdoc in Glass-Ceramic Nanocomposite SOFC Compliant Seals
2 PhD positions for the academic year 2012-13 in the area of Chemical Looping Combustion for Inherent CO2 Sequestration: Fully supported for 3 years
Research interests/On-going researchCO2 Mitigation via Utilization
CO2 Sequestration via Chemcial Looping Combustion (CLC) and Chemical Looping via Oxygen Uncoupling (CLOU)
Nanofibrillar Ceramics with Functionality
Sulfur-tolerant Nanocatalysts for Logistic Fuel Reforming
Agile Desulfurizers for Logistic Fuels
Materials for Biomedical Applications: Photoactive Nanogauze and Coatings
Intelligent Automotive Exhaust Emission Control Technology
New-generation Nanocatalysts for Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis of Alternative Fuels
Mono-shaped, Mono-sized Multi-functional Nanoceramics
Smart Gas Sensors
The American Ceramic Society, OH, USA.
The Electrochemical Society Inc., NJ, USA.
Materials Research Society, PA, USA.Chair, NW Ohio/Michigan Section of the The American Ceramic Society (2004-2005).
Associate Editor, Reviews in Advanced Sciences and Engineering (RASE).
Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Nanomanufacturing (IJNM).
Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Nanoengineering and Nanomanufacturing (JNN).
Co-organizer, Energy Symposium, MS&T’07 Conference and Exhibition (Detroit, MI) Sep. 16-20, 2007.
Chair, Technical Program, 12th International Meeting on Chemical Sensors (IMCS-12), Columbus, OH, July 13-16, 2008.
Co-organizer, Energy Symposium, MS&T’08 Conference and Exhibition, October 5-9, 2008, Pittsburgh, PA.
Co-organizer, Energy Symposium, MS&T’09 Conference and Exhibition, October 25-29, 2009, Pittsburgh, PA.
Co-organizer, Energy Symposium, MS&T’10 Conference and Exhibition, October 17-21, 2010, Houston, Texas.
Member, International Advisory Committee, 5th International Conference on Surfaces, Coatings and Nanostructured Materials (NANOSMAT-5), 19-21 October 2010; Reims, France.
Member, North and South America Regional Committee, IMCS 2012 - The 14th International Meeting on Chemical Sensors, May 20 - 23, 2012, Nürnberg/Nuremberg, Germany.
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