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Dr Habib Ullah

Post Doctoral Research Fellow


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I'm a Research Fellow in Prof. Xiaohong Li Group. My research involves design and fabrication of a novel water electrolyser for hydrogen production. I am involved in the European Interreg 2 Seas project entitled "Electrons to high value Chemicals Products" which is a R&D collaboration between eight partners across Europe. The project aims to develop electrocatalysts employing non-precious metals or metal oxides for anion exchange membrane (AEM) water electrolyser for hydrogen production in high efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Moreover, the research work will be focused on ways (i) to prepare and characterise new catalysts for both oxygen evolution reaction and hydrogen evolution reaction; (ii) to optimise composition of the selected catalysts, to fabricate nanostructured catalysts; (iii) to investigate the catalyst deposition method on the membrane; (iv) to design and construct an AEM water electrolyser cell with a desired performance.

Research interests

  • Energy Storage
  • Oxygen Evolution Reaction (OER) and Hydrogen Evolution Reaction (HER).
  • Theoretical Insights into the Mechanism of Visible Light Photocatalysis (Water Splitting)
  • Design of All Solid-State Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells with High Efficiency 
  • Modeling of Donor-Acceptor Conducting Polymers for Organic Photovoltaics
  • Electron-Hole Mobility (Photocarrier Dynamic) and Non-Covalent Interaction
  • Ultrafast Studies of Photoexcited Electron Dynamics in Metal Oxides
  • Molecular Dynamic and Quantum Mechanic Simulations for Energy Materials
  • Electronic Nose
  • Organic Light Emitting Diodes



2015-2018 Teaching Assistant, University of Exeter, United Kingdom

2011-2014 Teaching Assistant, Institute of Chemical Sciences, University of Peshawar, Pakistan