Dr. Maryam Khaleel joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Petroleum Institute in May 2016 as an Assistant Professor. She received her BSc in Chemical Engineering from the Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi (honors with distinction, 2011) and her PhD from the Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science at the University of Minnesota, USA (2015).
Dr. Khaleel worked on the synthesis and characterization of hierarchical zeolites, in particular Faujasite nanostructures, for applications in catalysis and separation. Her work focused on developing a better understanding of the nucleation and growth of hierarchical morphologies of Faujasite formed by FAU/EMT intergrowth using transmission electron microscopy imaging (room temperature and cryogenic) and diffraction.
Her current research interest is on porous materials including zeolites and MOFs, particularly on the design and synthesis of hierarchical and nano-structured materials for applications in separation, catalysis and energy storage. She is also interested in fundamental studies of the nucleation and growth of porous materials.