Muhammad Qureshi

Alumni and Former Staff

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests

Muhammad's research interest include developing novel approaches to photocatalysis for energy conversion

  • photocatalytic water splitting, specifically using visible light irradiation
  • improving solar energy conversion technologies by developing an economical, scalable, and highly efficient photocatalyst

transitioning from an unsustainable carbon cycle to a sustainable solar fuel economy


  • B.Sc. Chemistry and Environmental Science, University of Toronto, Canada, 2015

Professional Profile

  • 2015-Present: PhD Student, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2013, 2014: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Undergraduate Student Researcher, University of Toronto, Canada
  • 2013-2015: Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto, Canada


  • 2015 Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Heritage Award, Ontario Heritage Trust, Government of Ontario
    2014 2015 Clean50 Emerging Leader, Clean50 Forum
  • 2013 Environment Canada Scholarship for Student Excellence, University of Toronto
  • 2011–2014 Walmart Canada Scholarship
  • 2011 President's Scholarship, University of Toronto

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Photocatalysis1 water splitting hydrogen and oxygen evolution reactions solar energy semiconductor renewable energy