Dr. Nasir Khalil MemonScientist | Materials Science and Engineering
Nasir’s research interest is on developing gas phase technologies that will be used for the synthesis of the nanomaterials. Such materials will be used in applications related to photovoltaics, batteries, catalysis, and membranes. Nasir is also working on technologies to help lower the balance-of-system costs related to solar energy.
- B.S. in Computer Science and Operations Research & Industrial Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca New York, 2005
- M.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Rutgers University, New Brunswick New Jersey, 2009
- Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Rutgers University, New Brunswick New Jersey, 2012
Prior to joining QEERI, Nasir was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Purdue University, where in addition to teaching he conducted research on developing advance materials for aerospace propulsion. Nasir completed his PhD work at Rutgers University. At Rutgers, he was part of an NSF sponsored traineeship program in nanotechnology for clean energy and afterwards he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST). During his time at Rutgers and KAUST, Nasir worked on developing flame based technologies for large-scale manufacturing of carbon nanomaterials and metal-oxides. Additionally, after Nasir completed his B.S. at Cornell University he worked as a consultant for 3 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
- Qatar Environment & Energy Research Institute Young Investigator Award, 2014
- KAUST Seed Fund Award, 2013
- National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellowship, IGERT Nanotechnology for Clean Energy, 2010 – 2012
- Cum Laude Cornell University, 2005
- Memon, Nasir K., et al. "Flame synthesis of graphene films in open environments." Carbon 49.15 (2011): 5064-5070.
- Memon, Nasir K., et al. "Flame synthesis of carbon nanotubes and few-layer graphene on metal-oxide spinel powders." Carbon 63 (2013): 478-486.
- Memon, Nasir K., et al. "Role of substrate, temperature, and hydrogen on the flame synthesis of graphene films." Proceedings of the Combustion Institute34.2 (2013): 2163-2170.
- Anjum, Dalaver H., Nasir K. Memon, and Suk Ho Chung. "Investigating the growth mechanism and optical properties of carbon-coated titanium dioxide nanoparticles." Materials Letters 108 (2013): 134-138.