Dr. Mohamed Noufal

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, Director of the quantum materials laboratory

Location: Olin Engineering Building 318-B
Phone: 757-727-5069
E-mail: Mohamed.Noufal@hamptonu.edu
Expertise: Quantum and Energy Materials

Ph.D. The University of Texas at El Paso, 2022

Dr. Mohamed Noufal’s contributions to the field of chemical engineering and environmental sciences are indeed noteworthy. His academic journey, culminating in a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at El Paso, has been marked by a dedication to advancing research in sustainable technologies. His tenure at UT El Paso, where he served as a teaching and research associate, allowed him to delve into the intricacies of carbon nanomaterials and functional quantum materials, areas that are critical for the development of new-age energy solutions.

The leadership role he took in pioneering research on molecular catalysts for electrocatalysis and energy storage demonstrates his commitment to addressing some of the pressing challenges in energy sustainability. The supervision of graduate and undergraduate research, along with fostering international collaborations, speaks to his ability to not only innovate but also to inspire and guide the next generation of scientists and engineers. His prolific publication record, with 30 articles in esteemed journals, underscores the impact and relevance of his work.

The invention of a bioinspired catalyst for self-powered biosensing is particularly remarkable, showcasing an intersection of biomimicry and engineering that could revolutionize the way we approach environmental monitoring and healthcare diagnostics. This innovation aligns seamlessly with his current research endeavors at Hampton University, where he is exploring the frontiers of green hydrogen production, self-powered biosensing technology, and advanced battery systems. These research initiatives are pivotal in the global shift towards renewable energy sources and sustainable environmental practices.

Recent Publications

  1. Samanta, Sudeshna, Hector Iturriaga, Thuc T. Mai, Adam J. Biacchi, Rajbul Islam, Angela R. Hight Walker, Mohamed et al. “Raman fingerprints of spin-phonon coupling and magnetic transition in an organic molecule intercalated Cr2Ge2Te6.” arXiv preprint arXiv:2312.01270(2023).
  1. Mohamed et al. “Unraveling the Cooperative Activity of Hydrophilicity, Conductivity, and Interfacial Active Sites in Alginate‐CNT‐CuO Self‐Standing Electrodes with Benchmark‐Close Activity for Alkaline Water Splitting.” Advanced Sustainable Systems7, no. 12 (2023): 2300283.
  1. Bhunia, S., Peña-Duarte, A., Li, H., Li, H., Mohamed Noufal (MF. Sanad), Saha, P., Addicoat, M.A., Sasaki, K., Strom, T.A., Yacamán, M.J. and Cabrera, C.R., 2023. [2, 1, 3]-Benzothiadiazole-Spaced Co-Porphyrin-Based Covalent Organic Frameworks for O2 Reduction. ACS nano17(4), pp.3492-3505.
  1. Mohamed et al. (2022). Cylindrical C96 Fullertubes: A Highly Active Metal‐Free O2‐Reduction Electrocatalyst. Angewandte Chemie International Edition61(21), e202116727.
  1. Puente Santiago, Alain R., Mohamed Noufal (MF. Sanad), Antonio Moreno-Vicente, Md Ariful Ahsan, Maira R. Cerón, Yang-Rong Yao, Sreeprasad T. Sreenivasan, Antonio Rodriguez-Fortea, Josep M. Poblet, and Luis Echegoyen. “A new class of molecular electrocatalysts for hydrogen evolution: Catalytic activity of M3N@ C2 n (2 n= 68, 78, and 80) fullerenes.” Journal of the American Chemical Society143, no. 16 (2021): 6037-6042.
  1. Mohamed et al. “Co–Cu bimetallic metal organic framework catalyst outperforms the Pt/C benchmark for oxygen reduction.” Journal of the American Chemical Society143, no. 10 (2021): 4064-4073.
  1. Mohamed et al. (2022). Metal-organic framework in fuel cell technology: Fundamentals and application. In Electrochemical Applications of Metal-Organic Frameworks(pp. 135-189). Elsevier.
  1. Iturriaga, Hector, Luis M. Martinez, Thuc T. Mai, Adam J. Biacchi, Mathias Augustin, Angela R. Hight Walker, Mohamed et al. “Magnetic properties of intercalated quasi-2D Fe3-xGeTe2 van der Waals magnet.” npj 2D Materials and Applications7, no. 1 (2023): 56.
  1. Mohamed et al, Bianca P. Meneses-Brassea, Dawn S. Blazer, Shirin Pourmiri, George C. Hadjipanayis, and Ahmed A. El-Gendy. “Superparamagnetic Fe/Au nanoparticles and their feasibility for magnetic hyperthermia.” Applied Sciences11, no. 14 (2021): 6637.
  1. Mohamed et al. “Engineering of electron affinity and interfacial charge transfer of graphene for self-powered nonenzymatic biosensor applications.” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces13, no. 34 (2021): 40731-40741.