Dr. Mohamed Noufal
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, Director of the quantum materials laboratory
Location: Olin Engineering Building 318-D
Expertise: His research interest is in two-dimensional quantum materials. Besides probing the fundamental properties, he used quantum structures with engineered properties for electronics, energy, sensing, and biomedical applications.
Dr. Mohamed Noufal is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering in the School of Engineering and Technology at Hampton University. Dr. Mohamed graduated with a Ph.D. (2022) in Environmental sciences and Engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso. He worked for four years as a Ph.D. teaching and researcher associate in the carbon nanomaterials and functional quantum materials labs at UT EL Paso.
He led a new research line on developing molecular catalysts for electrocatalysis and energy storage. He supervised the research work of several M.Sc. and B.Sc. students, initiated international collaborations, and proposed plenty of original ideas. As a result, he published 30 articles from July 2018 to July 2021 in premium journals such as the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS), Angewandte chemie, Journal of colloid interface science, and Topics in current chemistry, and being the first author in many of them. Among the most impressive discoveries, he fabricated a new bioinspired catalyst for self-powered biosensing, which can be used to fabricate green biosensing devices.
His current research focuses on green hydrogen production, self-powered biosensing, and batteries.