Activities of Azad Research Group

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Current Research Projects

CO2 Sequestration via Chemical Looping Combustion (CLC) and Chemical Looping Combustion with Oxygen Coupling (CLOU)

Stable Glass-Ceramic Nanocomposites as Compliant Seals for SOFCs

1-D Functional Ceramic Nanofibers by Electrospinning

Smart Gas Sensors

Synthesis of Monodispersed Ceramic Powders with Exotic Shapes

Metal Susbtrates Decorated with Ceramic Nanotubular Structure by Anodization

Funding Agencies for the Past and Current Projects

NASA Glenn Research Center

Department of Energy (DoE)

US Army

Ohio Department of Development (ODOD)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Edison Materials Technology Center (EMTEC)

University Research and Fellowship (URAF)

Industrial Partners/Research Sponsors

Ohio Companies (Catacel Inc., Essential Research Inc., First Power LLC, Replex Inc., Total Compliance LLC, Precision Engineering Technology)

Other Industries (Henkel Corp., Delphi, AirFlow Catalysts Inc., DePuy, SEM-COM Inc., Tenneco Inc.)

Current Students

Mahammad Hasan Imanieh - Postdoctoral Research Associate

Hamed Hamdan - ChemE Undergrad Co-op (Spring 2013)

Kangsu Wang - ChemE Undergrad Co-op (Spring 2013)

Recent Students

Asem Aboelzahab - MS, BioEngg (Spring 2012)

Robert Kinner - MS, ChemE (Fall 2011), currently Project Manager, FirstPowerGroup LLC, Cleveland, OH.

Eric McDaniel - ChemE Undergraduate Summer Research and Creative Activity Program - USRCAP (Summer 2010), currently graduate student in ChemE Department (UT)

Moiz Hasan - Intern, St. John Jesuit High School, Sylvania, OH (Summer 2010)

Asem Aboelzahab - Bioengineering Undergrad Co-op (Spring 2010); Research Assitant (Summer 2010)

Eric McDaniel - ChemE Undergrad Co-op (Spring 2010)

Sirhan Al-Batty - MS ChemE (Spring 2010); currently Chemical Engineering Instructor at Jubail Industrial College, Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

Ryan Hershey - MS ChemE (Spring 2010); currently at Vesuvius, Pittsburgh, PA.

Eric McDaniel - ChemE Undergrad Co-op (Summer 2009); ChemE Undergrad intern (Fall 2009)

Moiz Hasan - Junior, St. John Jesuit High School (Summer Intern 2009)

Saqib Ali - Pre-Med, The Ohio State University (Summer Intern 2009)

Desikan Sundararajan - PhD ChemE (Summer 2009); currently at Total Compliance LLC, Hiliard, OH

Robert Kinner - ChemE Undergrad Intern (Spring & Summer 2009)

Abdul Aziz Alanazi - GRA (MS/HSC) (Fall 2008), currently a PhD student at University of Cincinnatti, OH

Mohammed Alsaab - ChemE Undergrad Intern (Fall 2008)

Gregory Faller - ChemE Undergrad Co-Op Intern (Summer 2008)

Jesse Wright - MS ChemE (Spring 2008); currently at US Navy, Guam, US Territory.

Sathees Kesavan - PhD ChemE (Fall 2007); currently Lead Technologist at GE Water Division, Bangalore, India.

Sirhan Al-Batty - ChemE Undergrad (Summer 2007)

Sara McKelvey - ChemE Undergrad (Summer 2007)

Zainab Al-Firdaus - Intern, Perrysburg Junior High School 8th grader, Perrysburg, OH (Summer 2007)

Andrew Bachna - ChemE Undergrad Honors Thesis Research (Fall 2006)

Martin Duran - MS ChemE (Fall 2006)

Muralidharan Ramachandran - MS ChemE (Summer 2006)

Stephanie Lau - ChemBE Undergrad Intern (OSU, Summer 2006)

Elisa Vogel - ChemE Undergrad (Summer 2006)

Nathan Schurr - ChemE Undergrad Honors Thesis (Spring 2006)

Abhishek Kumar - Metallurgical Engineering visiting undergrad (12/05-01/06)

Morayo Noibi - ChemE Undergrad (spring 2005)

Neil Schweitzer- ChemE Undergrad (spring 2005)

Jonathan Gach - Junior, Ashville Day School, Ashville, NC (summer 2004)

Tom Matthews - ChemE Undergrad (summer 2004)

Jessica Swary - ChemE Undergrad (summer 2004)

Titles of the Supervised Research

Asem Aboelzahab, MS Thesis, Investigation of the Efficacy of Titania Nanofibers and Nanocoatings Towards the Mitigation of Surgical Site Infection Caused by Staphylococcus aureus, Dept. of Bioengineering, UT (April 2012). (Download)

Robert Kinner, Green Energy Through Smart Ceramics, MS Thesis, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, UT (September 2011). (Download)

Ali Hedayati, Evaluation of Novel Ceria-supported Materials as Oxygen Carriers for Chemical-Looping Combustion, MS Thesis, Depart of Energy and Environment, Division of Energy Technology, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden (August 2011). (Download)

Sirhan Al-Batty, Utilization of CO2 to Mitigate Greenhouse Gas Effect, MS Thesis, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, UT (May 2010). (Download)

Ryan Hershey, Development of Titania Nanofibers and Films for the Mitigation of Wound Infection, MS Thesis, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, UT (May 2010). (Download)

Desikan Sundararajan, Nanoscale Sulfur Tolerant Catalysts and Desulfurizers: Performance Evaluation for JP-8 Fuel, PhD Thesis, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, UT (July 2009). (Download)

Jesse C. Wright, Evaluation of Lanthanum Phosphate Ceramic as Alternative Nozzle Material in Sulfuric Acid Incineration, MS Thesis, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, UT (May 2008).

Sathees Kumar Kesavan, Conversion of Mill-Scale Waste to Nanoscale Zero Valent Iron (nZVI) for ‘Green’ H2 Generation via Metal-Steam Reforming, PhD Thesis, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, UT (November 2007). (Download)

Andrew Bachna, Synthesis of Nanoscale Magnets Using a Microemulsion Technique, Undergraduate Honors Thesis, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, UT (December 2006).

Martin Duran, Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Sulfur-Tolerant Catalysts and Desulfurizers for Jet Fuel Reforming, MS Thesis, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, UT (December 2006).

Muralidharan Ramachandran, Development of New Electrolyte Material for Intermediate Temperature – Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (IT-SOFCs), MS Thesis, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, UT (August 2006).

Nathan Schurr, Development of Carbon Nanostructures on Metallic Preforms, Undergraduate Honors Thesis, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, UT (May 2006).

Lucia Liew Woan Shyan, Synthesis, processing and characterization of CaSnO3-based smart materials, Final Year Undergraduate Project, Department of Physics, UPM (September 1997).

Pang Toh Yen, Investigation on strontium stannate SrSnO3 as a smart material, Final Year Undergraduate Project, Department of Physics, UPM (September 1997). (Best Thesis Award)

Nee Chen Hon, Structure-property correlation of BaSnO3 - thermally stable capacitor, Final Year Undergraduate Project, Department of Physics, UPM (September 1997).

Liew Foo Er, Development of new solid electrolyte materials for solid-oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), Final Year Undergraduate Project, Department of Physics, UPM (March 1998). (Best Thesis Award)

C. Aravindraj, Development of new anode materials for solid oxide fuel cells: An investigation on sysnthesis and microstructural characterization, Final Year Undergraduate Project, Department of Physics, UPM (March 1998).

Liew Jing Min, Processing, structural and electrical investigation on Mg-Sn-O system, Final Year Undergraduate Project, Department of Physics, UPM (March 1999).

Lee Siew Kim, Development of new fuel cell hearts: Li2O-doped LaGaO3, Final Year Undergraduate Project, Department of Physics, UPM (March 1999).

Haw Su Cheng, Study on AlN-CuO and AlN-NiO composites for humidity sensing application, Final Year Undergraduate Project, Department of Physics, UPM (March 1999).

Tang Kok Kwan, Fabrication of ultralow capacitance-high resistance components from clay composites, Final Year Undergraduate Project, Department of Physics, UPM (March 1999).

Wong Kok Loong, Fabrication of electronic components from inexpensive materials, Final Year Undergraduate Project, Department of Physics, UPM (March 1999).

S. Selvarajan, Development of dense BaZrO3 as a technical ceramic, MS Thesis, Dept. of Physics, UPM (November 2000).

Iftetan Ahmad Taha, Correlation of some dielectric properties with processing and microstructure in Mg-Sn-O system, MS Thesis, Dept. of Physics, UPM (March 1999).

Saleh A. Khawaldeh, Superconducting properties of sol-gel derived Bi(Pb)-Sr-Ca-Cu-O system, MS Thesis, Dept. of Physics, UPM (March 1998): Cosupervised.

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