Mohammad Ziaur Rahman, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest

Fundamentals of charge transport and catalytic dynamics of metal-free photocatalysts for solar fuel production.

Selected Publications

  • Metal-free photocatalysts for hydrogen evolution. Rahman M., Kibria G., and Mullins C., Chem. Soc. Rev., 49, 1887 (2020)
  • On the origin of low-photovoltage in Iron Pyrite solar cells. Rahman M., Boschloo G., Hagfeldt A., and Edvinsson,  T. Adv. Mater. 2020, 32, 1905653
  • Carbon nitride transforms into a high-capacity Li+ storing N-doped carbon without graphitization. Pender J.,  Guerrera J.,  Wygant B.,   Weeks J., Ciufo R.,  Burrow J., Walk M., Rahman M.,  Heller A. and Mullins C.,  ACS Nano 2019, 13, 9279
  • Understanding charge transport in carbon nitride for enhanced photocatalytic solar fuel production. Rahman M., Mullins C.,  Acc. Chem. Res., 52, 248 (2019)
  • Topological carbon nitride: localized photon absorption and delocalized charge separation at intertwined photocatalyst interface. Rahman M., Moffatt J., Spooner J., Mater. Horiz., 5, 553 (2018)


  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, The University of Adelaide, Australia, 2018

Professional Profile

  • 2021- Present: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, KAUST
  • 2018-2020: Researcher, Angstrom Laboratory, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • 2018-2018: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The University of Texas at Austin, USA

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • Australian Physical Society
  • Engineers Australia
  • Australian Nanotechnology Networks


  • Marie Curie Fellowship, 2021
  • Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence 2018, The University of Adelaide.
  • Best Research Quality in Energy Materials (PhD) 2018, awarded by Centre for Energy Technology, The University of Adelaide.
  • Finalist for Materials Research Society (Singapore) Graduate Student Award, 2017.
  • One of Forty Young Researcher worldwide by International Union for Materials Research Societies (IUMRS), 2017.
  • Adelaide Scholarship International (ASI) for PhD studies (2014 – 2018).

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

photocatalyst Electrocatalysis water splitting redox dynamics charge transport kinetics