Research Interests

My research interests focus on the synthesis, characterization and testing of heterogeneous catalysts and their application in exhaust gas treatment, catalytic cracking and benzene to phenol oxidation reaction.

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Selected Publications

  • Synthesis and characterization of manganese containing mesoporous bioactive glass nanoparticles for biomedical appl...
    Q. Nawaz, M.A.U. Rehman, A. Burkovski, J. Schmidt, A.M. Beltrán, A. Shahid, N.K. Alber, W....
    Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 29 (5):64, (2018)
  • Solvent-free biginelli reactions catalyzed by hierarchical zeolite utilizing a ball mill technique: A green sustain...
    A. Shahid, N.S. Ahmed, T.S. Saleh, S.A. Al-Thabaiti, S.N. Basahel, W. Schwieger, M. Mokhta...
    Catalysts, 7, 84, (2017)
  • Direct oxidation of benzene to phenol over hierarchical ZSM-5 zeolites prepared by sequential post synthesis modifi...
    S.L. Orozco, V.R. Marthala, M. Hartmann, W. Schwieger
    Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 237, 151-159, (2017)

Education Profile

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany (2018)
  • M.Sc., Advanced Materials and Processes, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany (2012)
  • B.Sc., Chemical Engineering (2009)

Professional Profile

  • 2018 – present: Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2012 – 2018: Scientific Staff, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany
  • 2009 – 2010: Graduate Process Engineer, Fatima Fertilizer Company Limited, Pakistan

KAUST Affiliations

  • KAUST Catalysis Center(KCC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering(PSE)