Abdul Malek, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow

Current

Research Interest

Dr. Malek's research interests lie in the synthesis of nanomaterials and their application in clean energy production, especially in PV-coupled seawater electrolysis, and Electrochemical CO2 reduction using microfluidic electrolyzers. 

Selected Publications

1. Chromium Oxynitride (CrON) Nanoparticles: an Unexplored Electrocatalyst for Oxygen Evolution Reaction, U. N. Kumar, A. Malek, G. R. Rao, T. Thomas*, Electrocatalysis 2021, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12678-021-00693-4 

2. Hydrogen production from human and cow urine using in situ synthesized aluminium nanoparticles, A. Malek, A. Ganta, D. G. Priya, I. M.Nambi*, T. Thomas*, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 46 (54), 27319-27329, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2021.06.024

3. Waste-to-Wealth Approach in Water Economy: Beneficiation of Mercury-contaminated Water in Hydrogen Production, A. Malek, G. R. Rao, and T. Thomas*, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 46 (52), 26677-26692, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2021.05.133

4. Synthesis of Stable Al (0) Nanoparticles in Water in the form of Al (0) @Cu and Sequestration of Cu2+(aq.) with Simultaneous H2 Production, A. Malek, E. Prasad*, Tiju Thomas*, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 7, 12, 10332-10339, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b00340

5. Development of a Next-Generation Fluorescent Turn-On Sensor to Simultaneously Detect and Detoxify Mercury in Living Samples, A. Malek, K. Bera, S. Biswas, G. Perumal, A. K. Das, M. Doble, T. Thomas* and E. Prasad*, Analytical Chemistry, 91 (5), 3533–3538, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.8b05268

6. Evidence of Nano-galvanic Couple Formation on in-situ Formed Nano-aluminum amalgam Surfaces for Passivation-bypassed Water Splitting, A. Malek, T. Thomas*, E. Prasad*, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 43, 10878-10886, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2018.04.204

7. Chimie douce hydrogen production from Hg contaminated water, with desirable throughput, and simultaneous Hg-removal, A. Malek, E. Prasad*, A. Subrahmanyam, T. Thomas*, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 42 (24), 15724-15730, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.05.082 

8. Visual and optical sensing of Hg2+, Cd2+, Cu2+ and Pb2+ in water and its beneficiation via gettering in the nano-amalgam form, A. Malek, T. Thomas*, E. Prasad*, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 4, 3497-3503, 2016. https://doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.6b00543


Education

  • Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India, 2019
  • M.Sc., Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India, 2015
  • B.Sc., University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India, 2013

Professional Profile

  • 2021-now, Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2019-2021, Postdoctoral Fellow, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India.