Dr. Maguy Abi Jaoude earned her PhD degree in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Claude Bernard - Lyon 1, France, in 2011. She subsequently was a part-time chemistry adjunct instructor at the same University, under the College of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Since 2013, she has been Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Khalifa University. In 2021, she was promoted to Associate Professor.
She has undertaken multidisciplinary, cross-departmental mentorship and advising roles for undergraduates and co-supervised MSc and PhD candidates. She has been extensively involved in the development of the new BSc Chemistry program and has served on various academic and professional committees. Her main research interests are in materials chemistry and analytical sciences, involving the use of sol-gel and hydrothermal processes for the development of novel micro-/nano- structured oxides of transition and rare-earth elements. She is interested in developing an understanding of the surface and bulk physicochemical properties of these materials for the particular advancement and application of heterogeneous catalysis and separation sciences. She is a member of the Center for Membranes and Advanced Water Technologies (CMAT) and the Center for Catalysis and Separation (CeCaS).
Water security, public health protection and environmental sustainability are together the utmost humanitarian challenge of the 21st century. At present, effective water treatment and reuse, and environmental depollution are a must to tackle the global crisis and restore the ecological balance due to the hazardous nature of current industrialization practices. My research group actively develops and studies novel mixed and rare earth Transition Metal Oxides (TMOs) for use in photocatalysis as well as advanced analytical and applied separations. Our primary research targets are the preparation of transition and rare earth metal oxides by sol-gel and hydrothermal syntheses, their processing by spin-coating or electrospinning together with their use in heterogeneous catalysis, photocatalysis and separations.