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  • Master’s Degree in Chemistry Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad Pakistan, 2001
  • PhD in Chemistry, The Open University Milton Keynes UK.,  2010

Professional Experience

Muhammad Sohail received MSc degree from Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad. Following his Ph.D at the Open University UK, he held postdoctoral positions at the same University where his research was focused on the Organosilicon Chemistry (synthesis, characterization, and functionalization of nanoporous materials for catalysis, Energy, and separation science). Prior to joining Qatar Energy & Environment Research Institute (QEERI), he was assistant research scientist at Texas A&M University at Qatar where his research was focused on the Photocatalysis. A variety of time resolve spectroscopic techniques (Pump and probe methodology using Nd:YAG Laser) were employed to investigate the reactivity of photochemically generated transient species from the nanosecond to longer timescales. He is a member of Royal Chemical Society (RSC) and American Chemic Society (ACS), and reviewer of various high impacts journals, which includes: Organometallics, Inorganic Chemistry, and Dalton Transaction. (Personal web page: www.sheir.org/sohail.html)

Selected Publications

  • Muhammad. Sohail, S. Moncho, E. N. Brothers, and A. A. Bengali,; Dehydrogenation of Tertiary Amine-Borane by a Rhenium Complex; Chem. Comm., 2014, 50, 5874-5877
  • Sohail, Muhammad; Moncho, Salvador; Li, Bo; Kyran, Samuel; Brothers, Edward; Darensbourg, Donald; Bengali, Ashfaq; Light Enhanced Displacement of Methylacrylate from Iron Carbonyl: Investigation of the Reactive Intermediate via Rapid-Scan FTIR and Computational Studies; Inorg. Chem., 2013, 52 (21) 12655-12660
  • Muhammad Sohail*, A. Bassindale, P. G. Taylor; Synthesis and structural characterization of pentacoordinate silicon complexes with dynamic motion like a Pendulum at SN2 reaction profile, Dalton Trans. 2013, 42, 10971-10981
  • Muhammad Sohail*, A. Bassindale, P. G. Taylor, Synthesis and hydrolysis-condensation study of water soluble self-assemble pentacoordinate polysilanamides; Organometallics., 2013  32 (6), pp 1721–1731