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Ph.D. National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, India, 2020
M.Sc. Jamal Mohamed College 2009
B.Sc. Dr. Zakir Husain College 2007
Syed Ibrahim Gnani Peer Mohamed (He/Him/His) is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry from NIT Karnataka, India. He joined the PSE and TCIL at UNL in Nov 2020. He is supervised by Prof. Mona Bavarian and Prof. Siamak Nejati. His current work focuses on the synthesis of Ionic Covalent Organic Frameworks (iCOFs) and vapor-phase synthesis of COFs for energy and environmental applications. Before starting his Ph.D., he also worked as a Research Executive and Scientist in Pharmaceutical R&D center for six years.
Ph.D. University of Arkansas, 2022
M.Sc. Ruhr-University of Bochum 2016
Amir Shariffar received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arkansas, USA. He joined Dr. Nejati’s group as a postdoctoral associate in March 2022. His research background includes optoelectronic devices, nanomaterials growth, and characterization. Currently, he is working on the oxidative chemical vapor deposition of conducting polymers, and photoelectrochemical systems.
M.Sc. Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
B.Sc. Mansoura University, Egypt
Ahmed El-Harairy joined the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, College of Engineering of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Jan 2022 as a Research Assistant. Prior to joining UNL, he obtained his M.Sc. degree in Chemistry from the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China. El-Harairy does research in Materials Chemistry, Organic Physical Chemistry, Catalysis, and its application in energy and the environment. He is focusing on the synthesis of multifunctional electrocatalysts toward water splitting and carbon dioxide reduction reactions to hydrocarbons, through the synthesis of new materials which have an excellent catalytic performance to convert the carbon dioxide to useful products, which allows him to investigate the methods and materials that enhance to create more sustainable approaches to fight climate change.
B.Sc. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2022
Christopher Merkel (He/Him/His) is a senior in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He started his research on macromolecular engineering and synthesis to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time at the nexus of the energy environment. His research is centered on the synthesis and applications of the polymer as catalysts precursors for Carbon Dioxide reduction reactions. He is also working a classes of organic molecules to create polymer double networks and frameworks. Outside of the laboratory, Chris loves to travel and see the beauty of nature.
Favorite quote: “Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it” – Albert Einstein
Febby Ekamukti Andini
Febby Andini is a graduate student in second year in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is being co-advised by Dr. Nejati and Dr. Zhang (CEE department), conducting experiment for developing novel membranes for water desalination processes. Febby’s research is focus on thin-film composite membranes and approach to develop nanofiltration and reverse osmosis media.
Undergraduate Research Assistants
Favorite quote: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from
magic” – Arthur C. Clark
Grace is a student at UNL with a major in environmental studies with a public health emphasis and is expected to graduate May 2023. She is doing research on water desalination processes and excess brine disposal or usage for her senior thesis. She is currently applying for graduate school for a dual degree in Bachelor’s in Science for Environmental Studies and a Master’s Degree in Public Health.
Ph.D. Drexel University 2013
M.Sc. Sharif Univesrity of Technology 2007
B.Sc. Sharif University of Technology 2004
Postdoctoral Training: Yale University 2016
|Name and title||Current affiliation|
|Abdullah Al-Balushi (2017-2019) M. Sc.||Sultan Qaboos University|
|Megan Browning - Undergraduate Research Assistant (2018)||Research Intern at ( TBA)|
|Alexander Deng - Undergraduate Research Assistant (2018)||Epic|
|Dr. Hiren Raval-Visiting Scientist (2018-2019)||Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, India|
|Veerababu Polisetti -Visiting scholar (2018)||Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, India|
|Priyanka Uddandarao - Visiting scholar (2018)||National Institute of Technology Karnataka, India|
|Paul Barnes - Undergraduate Research Assistant (2018)||Vishay Americas Inc|
|Lindsey Jarema - Undergraduate Research Assistant (2018)||University of Nebraska-Lincoln|
|Daniel Johnson - Undergraduate Research Assistant 2018||ExxonMobil, TX|
|Jacob Kenny- Undergraduate Research Assistant (2017-2018)||PhD student, University of Colorado-Boulder|
|Emma Schellpeper - Undergraduate Research Assistant (2018)||3M|
|Kim Yip Chiok - Undergraduate Research Assistant (2017)||University of Nebraska-Lincoln|
|Jesse Lin - Visiting High School Researcher (2017)||Undergraduate Student, Princeton University|
|S. Toalson - Visiting High School Researcher (2017)||University of Nebraska-Lincoln|
|Alexandra Mosquera Jimenez- Research Assistant (2017)||-|