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Functional Materials Research Group


The following lists the website materials for the members of the Functional Materials Group (FMG): Dr Abdul Hai Alami (coordinator), Dr Mounir Kaidi, Dr Hussain Alawadhi, Dr Anis Allagui, Dr Kais Daoudi and Prof Alaa Jumaa

 

1.    Abdul Hai Alami

-        Affiliation: Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering

-        Research projects and grants:

Main investigator in the following projects: Design and Fabrication of a solar reaction turbine (SEED) and Microstructural. Optical and Thermal Investigation of Copper Oxide Nano-Materials as Selective Absorbers for Solar Collectors Applications (Collaborative grant)

-        Internal funds for the last year: Microstructural. Optical and Thermal Investigation of Copper Oxide Nano-Materials as Selective Absorbers for Solar Collectors Applications, AED 144,000 (collaborative grant)

-        Publications: (2014-1015)

[1]   Abdul Hai Alami, Di Zhang, Camilia Aokal, Jehad Abed, Ideisan Abu Abdoun and Hussain Alawadhi, Fe-Cu Compounds in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells: Influence of Magnetic Field on Mesoporous Structure, International Journal of Thermal & Environmental Engineering, Vol. 11, No.1 (2016).

[2]   Abdul Hai Alami, Afra Alketbi, Meera Almheiri and Jehad Abed, The Fe-Cu metastable nano-scale compound for enhanced absorption in the UV-Vis and NIR ranges, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions E: Materials for Energy Systems, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp.229-235, 2015.

[3]   Abdul Hai Alami, Afra Alketbi, Meera Almheiri and Jehad Abed, Assessment of Al-Cu-Fe compound for enhanced solar absorption, International Journal of Energy Research, Accepted.

[4]   Abdul Hai Alami, Huma Bilal, Modeling and Verification of an Acrylic Adhesive as a Hyperelastic Material, Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies, In press (2015)

[5]   Abdul Hai Alami, Experimental assessment of compressed air energy storage (CAES) system and buoyancy work energy storage (BWES) as cellular wind energy storage options, Journal of Energy Storage, Vol. 1 C,  (2015), pp. 38-43.

[6]   6. Abdul Hai Alami, Synthetic clay as an alternative backing material for passive temperature control of photovoltaic cells, Energy, In press (2015).

[7]   Tareq Salameh, Abdul Hai Alami and Sunden, Bengt, Experimental Investigation of the Effect of Variously–Shaped Ribs on Local Heat Transfer on the Outer Wall of the Turning Portion of a U-Channel inside Solar Air Heater, Heat and Mass Transfer, In press (2015).

[8]   Abdul Hai Alami, Afra Alketbi and Meera Almheiri, Synthesis and microstructural and optical characterization of Fe-Cu metastable alloys for enhanced solar thermal absorption, Energy Procedia, 75 C, 410-416, 2015.

[9]   Abdul Hai Alami, Microstructural, optical and thermal characterization of synthetic clay as a passive cooling medium, Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 88C, pp. 442-446, 2014.

[10]                   A.H. Alami, Anis Allagui, and Hussain Alawadhi, Synthesis and optical properties of electrodeposited crystalline Cu2O in the Vis-NIR range for solar selective absorbers, Renewable Energy 82 (2015) 21-25.

 

2.    Mounir Kaidi

-        Affiliation: Applied Physics Department

-        Research projects and grants: Main investigator in the following projects:

1 Study of nanocomposite materials based on Al2O3- TiO2 /porous silicon intended for gas sensing and photovoltaic applications.Internal funds for the last year: Microstructural. Optical and Thermal Investigation of Copper Oxide Nano-Materials as Selective Absorbers for Solar Collectors Applications, AED 144,000 (collaborative grant)

-        Publications: (2014-1015)

[1]   Anouar Hajjaji, Ater Atyaoui, Khaled Trabelsi, Mosbah Amlouk, Latifa Bousselmi, Brahim Bessais, My Ali El Khakani and Mounir Gaidi, Cr-Doped TiO2 Thin Films Prepared by Means of a Magnetron Co-Sputtering Process: Photocatalytic Application, American Journal of Analytical Chemistry, 2014, 5, 473-482.

[2]   M. Naouar, I. Ka, M. Gaidi, H. Alawadhi, B. Bessais, M.A. El Khakani, Growth, structural and optoelectronic properties tuning of nitrogen-doped ZnO thin films synthesized by means of reactive pulsed laser deposition, Materials Research Bulletin 57 (2014) 47–51.

[3]   Moez Salem, Mondher Ghrib, Brahim Bessais,  Hussain Alawadhi and Mounir Gaidi, Surface passivation of multicrystalline silicon wafers by porous silicon combined with an ultrathin nanoparticles aluminum coating film, J Mater Sci: Mater Electron, 25 (2014)  4326-4332.

[4]   Anouar Hajjaji, Khaled Trabelsi, Atef Atyaoui, Mounir Gaidi, Latifa Bousselmi, Brahim Bessais, My Ali El Khakani, Photocatalytic activity of Cr-doped TiO2 nanoparticles deposited on porous multicrystalline silicon films,  Nanoscale Research Letters (2014), 9:543

[5]   N. Janene, M. Salem, M. Ben Rabha, M. A. El Khakani, B. Bessais, H. Alawadhi, M. Gaidi, TiO2/porous silicon nanocomposite passivation coating for mc-Si wafers, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics: Volume 26, Issue 3 (2015), Page 1585-1590

[6]   N. Somrani, L. Maaloul, H. Saidi, L. Stafford and M. Gaidi, Microstructural and optical properties tuning of BiFeO thin films elaborated by magnetron sputtering, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics (2015).

[7]   M. Salem, Z. Yamlahi Alami, B. Bessais, A. Chahboun, M. Gaidi, Structural, optical and electrical properties of ZnO nanoparticles deposited on porous silicon substrates, accepted in journal of nanoparticles research (2015).

[8]   Z.Yamlahi Alami,M. Salem, M. Gaidi, J.Elkhamkhami, EFFECT OF ZN CONCENTRATION ON STRUCTURAL AND OPTICAL PROPRIETIES OF ZNO THIN FILMS DEPOSITED BY SPRAY PYROLYSIS,  Advanced Energy: An International Journal (AEIJ), Vol. 2, No. 4, October 2015

Conferences

[1]   M. Salem, A. Hajjaji, M. A. El Khakani, B. Bessais, M. Gaidi, « Minority carrier lifetime enhancement in multicrystalline silicon by means of a dual treatment based on porous silicon and Al2O3 passivation layers » The International Renewable Energy Conference IREC 2014, Hammamet (Tunisia) March 25 – 27, 2014.

[2]   A.Hajjaji, K. Trabelsi , A. Atoui , L. Bousselmi , M. Gaidi, M. A. El Khakani and B. Bessais, Photocatalytic activity of Cr-doped TiO2 nanoparticles deposited on porous multicrystalline silicon films, PSST 2014 SPRING MEETING  Mars 9 -14 / 2014

[3]   M. Salem, Z. Yamlahi Alami, B. Bessais, M. Addou, A. Chahboun, M. Gaidi, ZnO Films Combined Porous Silicon on Multicrystalline Silicon Substrates: Antireflectance and Passivation Properties. ICAM 2015 : XIII International Conference on Advanced Materials. Jeddah, Saudia Arabia 26-28 January 2015

Published books

[1]   Mohamed Ben Rabha, Mounir Gaidi, Brahim Bessais, Traitement De Surface Du Silicium Multicristallin (French Edition), Feb 2014, Published by Editions Universitaires Europeennes ISBN 10: 6131581088 / ISBN 13: 9786131581083

[2]   Mounir Gaidi, XAS investigation de Films minces de SnO2 dopés: analyses in-situ des corrélations entre la réponse électrique et le comportement des agrégats métalliques, 2014, in progess, Published by Editions académiques Francophones ISBN-10: 3838174240/ ISBN-13: 978-3838174242.

[3]   Anouar Hajjaji, Mosbah Amlouk, Mounir Gaidi, Brahim Bessais, My Ali El Khakani, Chromium Doped TiO2 Sputtered Thin Films: Synthesis, Physical Investigations and Applications, SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology, ISBN: 978-3-319-13352-2 (Print) 978-3-319-13353-9 (Online), 2015.

 

3.    Hussain Alawadhi

-        Affiliation: Applied Physics Department

-        Research projects and grants:

Main investigator in the following projects: Design and Fabrication of a solar reaction turbine (SEED) and Microstructural. Optical and Thermal Investigation of Copper Oxide Nano-Materials as Selective Absorbers for Solar Collectors Applications (Collaborative grant)

-        Internal funds for the last year: Microstructural. Optical and Thermal Investigation of Copper Oxide Nano-Materials as Selective Absorbers for Solar Collectors Applications, AED 144,000 (collaborative grant)

-        Synthesis and Characterization of Nickel Oxides/Hydroxides Nanoparticles by Contact Glow Discharge Electrolysis for Supercapacitors Applications.

-        College of Graduate Studies and Research – Grant for Collaborative Research Projects, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. AED 100000

-        Publications: (2014-1015)

[1]   M. Naouar, I. Ka, M. Gaidi, H. Alawadhi, B. Bessais, M.A.El Khakani; Growth, structural and optoelectronic properties tuning nitrogen-doped ZnO thin films synthesized by means of reactive pulsed laser deposition; Materials Research Bulletin 57, 47-51 (2014).

[2]   M. Naouar, I. Ka, M. Gaidi, H. Alawadhi, B. Bessais, M.A. El Khakani; Growth, structural and optoelectronic properties tuning of nitrogen-doped ZnO thin films synthesized by means of reactive pulsed laser deposition ; Materials Research Bulletin 57, pp. 47-51 (2014).

[3]   R. Lauck, M. Cardona, R.K. Kremer, G. Siegle, J.S. Bhosale, A.K. Ramdas, H. Alawadhi, I. Miotkowski, A.H. Romero, A. Muñoz, A. Burger; Chemical vapor transport of chalcopyrite semiconductors: CuGaS2 and AgGaS2; J. Crystal Growth 401, pp. 708-711 (2014).

[4]   A. H. Alami, A. Allagui, H. Alawadhi; Microstructural and optical studies of CuO thin films prepared by chemical aging of copper substrate in alkaline ammonia solution; J. Alloys and Compounds 617, pp. 542-546 (2014).

[5]   Z. Darwish, H. A. Kazem, K. Sopian, M.A. Al-Goul, H. Alawadhi; Effect of dust pollutant type on photovoltaic performance; Renewable and Sustainable Energy Rev. 41, pp. 735-744 (2015).

 

4.    Anis Allagui

-        Affiliation: Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering Department

-        Research projects and grants:

Synthesis and Characterization of Nickel Oxides/Hydroxides Nanoparticles by Contact Glow Discharge Electrolysis for Supercapacitors Applications.

College of Graduate Studies and Research – Grant for Collaborative Research Projects, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. AED 100000 and Microstructural. Optical and Thermal Investigation of Copper Oxide Nano-Materials as Selective Absorbers for Solar Collectors Applications (Collaborative grant)

-        Internal funds for the last year: Microstructural. Optical and Thermal Investigation of Copper Oxide Nano-Materials as Selective Absorbers for Solar Collectors Applications, AED 144,000 (collaborative grant)

-        Synthesis and Characterization of Nickel Oxides/Hydroxides Nanoparticles by Contact Glow Discharge Electrolysis for Supercapacitors Applications.

-        College of Graduate Studies and Research – Grant for Collaborative Research Projects, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. AED 100000

-        Publications: (2014-1015)

[1]   Anis Allagui, Hussain Alawadhi, Mustafa Mahmoud Alkaaby, Mounir Gaidi, Khalid Mostafa, and Yacoub Abdulaziz. Mott-schottky analysis of flower-like ZnO microstruc- tures with constant phase element behavior. Physica Status Solidi A: Applications and Materials Science, 2015

[2]   B. J. Maundy, A. S. Elwakil, and A. Allagui. Extracting the parameters of the single- dispersion cole bioimpedance model using a magnitude-only method. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 119(153–157), 2015

[3]   G. Tsirimokou, C. Psychalinos, A. Allagui, and A.S. Elwakil. Simple non-impedance-based measuring technique for supercapacitors. Electronics Letters, 51(21):1699–1701, 2015

[4]   Anis Allagui, Tareq Salameh, and Hussain Alawadhi. One-pot synthesis of composite NiO nanomaterials/graphitic carbon flakes with contact glow discharge electrolysis for electrochemical supercapacitors. International Journal of Energy Research, 39:1689– 1697, 2015

[5]   Anis Allagui and Rolf Wüthrich. Nonequilibrium thermodynamics for the stability study of contact glow discharge electrolysis. Plasma Processes and Polymers, 12(7):691–697, 2015

[6]   Anis Allagui, Tareq Salameh, and Hussain Alawadhi. Dendritic CuO structures synthe- sized by bipolar electrochemical process for electrochemical energy storage. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 750:107–113, 2015

[7]   Anis Allagui and Ahmed Elwakil. On the N-shaped conductance and hysteretic behavior of contact glow discharge electrolysis. Electrochimica Acta, 168:173–177, 2015

[8]   Anis Allagui, Nicolas Brazeau, Hussain Alawadhi, Fares Almomani, and Elena A. Baranova. Cathodic contact glow discharge electrolysis for the degradation of liquid ammonia solutions. Plasma Processes and Polymers, 12(1):25–31, 2015

[9]   Abdul Hai Alami, Anis Allagui, and Hussain Alawadhi. Synthesis and optical properties of electrodeposited crystalline Cu2O in the Vis–NIR range for solar selective absorbers. Renewable Energy, 82:21–25, 2015

5.    Kais Daoudi

-        Affiliation: Applied Physics Department

-        Research projects and grants: Study and Fabrication of Functional Oxides Thin Films (SEED)

-        Publications (2014-2015)

[1]   S. El Helali, K. Daoudi, M. Boudard, A. Schulman, H. Roussel, M. Oumezzine, M. Oueslati, "Strain dependence of the physical properties of epitaxial La0.7Ca0.3MnO3 thin films grown on LaAlO3 substrates", Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 655, 327 (2015).

[2]   K. Daoudi, Z. Othmen, S. El Helali, M. Oueslati, and T. Tsuchiya, "Metal-Organic Deposition of Epitaxial La0.7Sr0.3CoO3 Thin Films on LaAlO3 Substrates", Crystal Structure Theory and Applications, 4, 1 (2015).

[3]   Z. Othmen, A. Schulman, K. Daoudi, M. Boudard, C. Acha, H. Roussel, M. Oueslati, and T. Tsuchiya, "Structural, electrical and magnetic properties of epitaxial La0.7Sr0.3CoO3 thin films grown on SrTiO3 and LaAlO3 substrates", Appl. Surf. Sci. 306, 60 (2014).

Conferences:

[1]   Z. Othmen, K. Daoudi, R. Othmen, A. Madouri, B. Dkhil and M. Oueslati, "Chemical vapour deposited graphene on epitaxial La0.7 Sr0.3CoO3 thin films: Co spin states modifications revealed by Raman spectroscopy." European Material Research Society Spring Meeting 2015, 11-15 May 2015, Lille, France.

[2]   S. El Helali, K. Daoudi, M. Boudard, M. Oumezzine, and M. Oueslati, "Structural and magnetoresistive properties of epitaxial La1-xCaxMnO3 thin films." Fourth Tunisian Crystallographic Meeting (TCM4-2014), November 2 – 5 2014, Djerba, Tunisia.

[3]   Z. Othmen, K. Daoudi, B. Dkhil, and M. Oueslati, "Strain-induced anomalous Jahn Teller modes in Raman spectrum of the La0.7Ba0.3CoO3 thin film." Le 11ème Colloque National de Recherche en Physique, 20-23 December 2014, Sousse, Tunisia.

[4]   S. El Helali, K. Daoudi, M. Boudard, M. Oumezzine, and M. Oueslati, "Structural and magnetoresistive properties of epitaxial La1-xCaxMnO3 thin films." Le 11eme Colloque National de Recherche en Physique, 20-23 December 2014, Sousse, Tunisia.

[5]   Z. Othmen, K. Daoudi, R. Othmen, A. Madouri, B. Dkhil and M. Oueslati, "Chemical vapour deposited graphene on epitaxial La0.7Sr0.3CoO3 thin films: Co spin states modifications revealed by Raman spectroscopy." International Conference Nano-TN 2015 Nano-Materials: theory and experiments, 5-7 February 2015 Hammamet – Tunisia.

 

6.    Allaa Jumaa

-        Affiliation: Applied Physics Department

Research projects and grants: Very Low Frequency (VLF) Remote Sensing measurements of the Lower Ionosphere at site of  the United Arab Emirate University of Sharjah & Stanford University University of Sharjah 82,000, Stanford University 14,000 (2008-Present)

-        Publications (2014-2015)

[1]   The Influence of Dopant and Substrate Temperature on the Current-Voltage Characteristics for CdTe/p-GaAs Heterojunction", F.Y. Al- Shaikley,M.F.A.Alias, A.A.Alnajjar, & A.A.J.Al-Douri International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology, 3, 8, 15641-15648,2014

[2]   The Role of Thickness on Structural Properties of Thin CdS Films Prepared by Pulse Laser Deposition, M.F.A.Alias, Muhamed Salman& A.A.J.Al-Douri, International Journal of Advanced Scientific and Technical Research,4,4,620-626 ,2014

[3]   Thermoelectric Power for Thermally Deposited Cadmium Telluride Films,

[4]      M. F.A. Alias, R. A. Abdullah,N. F. Abd Al Jabbar&A.A.J.Al-Douri, Iraqi Journal of Phys,13,26,38-41,2015

[5]   Role of Substrate Temperature and pH value on the Topology and Morphology characterizations for Nano Thin Cu2SnS3 Films Prepared by CBD Technique" B.Y.Taher, M. F. A. Alias, I. S.Naji , H. Alawadhi and A. A. J. Al-Douri, Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences,9,20.406-411, 2015