Hend Omar Mohamed, Ph.D.

Research Scientists

Research Scientist

Research Interests

​My research interests focus on synthesis and development of nanofibers electrodes, membranes  and nano sized catalyst material to be used as cost effective alternative material for different applications, such as, bio electrochemical system, hydrogen fuel cell, and Microbial fuel cells.  Which considered a promise technology to produce electricity, high value bio fuels and treat waste water simultaneously. 

Selected Publications

  • Nonprecious anodic catalysts for low-molecular-hydrocarbon fuel cells: Theoretical consideration and current progre... 
    MA Abdelkareem, ET Sayed , HO Mohamed, M Obaid, H Rezk, KJ Chae,….
    Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, 77, 100805, (2019)
  • Direct urea fuel cells: Challenges and opportunities 
    ET Sayed, T Eisa, HO Mohamed, MA Abdelkareem, A Allagui, H Alawadhi, ...
    Journal of Power Sources, 417, 159-175, (2019)
  • Methanogenesis stimulation and inhibition for the production of different target electrobiofuels in microbial elect... 
    SG Park, C Rhee, , HO Mohamed, SG Shin, J Shin , YJ Choi, KJ Chae
    Environment international, 131, 105006, (2019)
  • A novel approach to developing a reusable marine macro-algae adsorbent with chitosan and ferric oxide for simultane... 
    EB Son, KM Poo, HO Mohamed, YJ Choi, WC Cho, KJ Chae
    Bioresource technology, 259, 381-387, (2018)
  • Fe/Fe2O3 nanoparticles as anode catalyst for exclusive power generation and degradation of organic compounds using ... 
    HO Mohamed, M Obaid, KM Poo, MA Abdelkareem, SA Talas, OA Fadali, ...
    Chemical Engineering Journal, 349, 800-807, (2018)
  • Transition metal nanoparticles doped carbon paper as a cost-effective anode in a microbial fuel cell powered by pur... 
    HO Mohamed, ET Sayed, M Obaid, YJ Choi, SG Park, S Al-Qaradawi, ...
    International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 43 (46), 21560-21571, (2018)
  • Cobalt oxides-sheathed cobalt nano flakes to improve surface properties of carbonaceous electrodes utilized in micr... 
    HO Mohamed, MA Abdelkareem, M Obaid, SH Chae, M Park, HY Kim, ...
    Chemical Engineering Journal, 326, 497-506, (2017)
  • Investigating the effect of membrane layers on the cathode potential of air-cathode microbial fuel cells 
    HO Mohamed, MA Abdelkareem, M Park, J Lee, T Kim, GP Ojha, B Pant, ...
    International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 42 (38), 24308-24318, (2017)
  • Under-oil superhydrophilic wetted PVDF electrospun modified membrane for continuous gravitational oil/water separat... 
    M Obaid, HO Mohamed, AS Yasin, MA Yassin, OA Fadali, HY Kim, ...
    Water research 123, 524-535, (2017)
  • Electrodepositing technique for improving the performance of crystalline and amorphous carbonaceous anodes for MFCs 
    HO Mohamed, M Obaid, AS Yasin, JH Kim
    RSC Advances 6 (113), 111657-111665, (2016)


  • 2015: Ph.D.  Bionanosystem Engineering, Chonbuk National University (CBNU), Jeonju, South Korea.                                    
  • 2014: M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering Dept., Faculty of Engineering, Minia University, El-Minia, Egypt.                                 
  • 2010: B.S. in Chemical Engineering Dept., Faculty of Engineering, Minia University, El-Minia, Egypt.

Professional Profile

  • 2019 - Present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia                                                                                      
  • 2017 - 2019: Post doctor researcher, Department of Environmental Engineering, Korea Maritime and Ocean University, South Korea. 2015 - 2017: PhD researcher, Chonbuk National University (CBNU), Jeonju, South Korea.
  • 2014 - 2017: Group leader for international cooperation groups for MFC fabrication units, European Union.
  • 2013 - 2014: Teaching Assistance, Mathematics and Engineering, Physics Dept., Faculty of Engineering, Bani-Sweif University, Bani-Sweif, Egypt.
  • 2010 - 2013: Teaching Assistance, Chemical Engineering Dept., Faculty of Engineering, El-Minia University, EL-Minia, Egypt.  


  • Best paper award, for ISER 359th International Conference of materials and energy, ICSTEM 2018, 11th - 12th May, 2018, Cairo University, Egypt. 
  • Best invited speaker Award, for APSMR 2018 international conference of material, July 19-22 2018 Hokkaido, Japan.

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

​Photo catalyst materials Nanomaterial wastewater treatments Membrane bioreactor Biocatalyst material Metal carbides and nitrides Electrodeposition techniques