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Dr. Maryam Tariq Ahmed Khaleel

Dr. Maryam Tariq Ahmed Khaleel

BuHasa Building, Room 2-205
Office: +971 2 607 6103
Fax: +971 2 607 5200
Email: maryam.khaleel@ku.ac.ae

Dr. Maryam Khaleel joined the Khalifa University (Sas Al Nakhl Campus) in May 2016 as an Assistant Professor. She received her Bachelors 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, U.S.A. (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 interests are the synthesis and characterization of porous materials, such as zeolites and Metal Organic Frameworks, for applications in catalysis and separation with emphasis given to understanding the effect of structure on performance to enable tuning the properties of materials for specific applications.

  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, U.S.A. (2011-2015)
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E (2007–2011)
  • Principles of Chemical Engineering
  • Gas Processing Engineering
  • Reaction Engineering and Catalysis
  • Material Characterization
  • Nanoscale engineering of porous materials, including zeolites and MOFs, and bifunctional materials for applications in separation and catalysis, particularly in sustainable chemistry (e.g. CO2 capture, hydrogen production and purification, production of platform chemicals from biomass)
  • Nucleation and growth of porous materials
  • Synthesis of hierarchical and nanosized porous materials
  • Thermal and electrical energy storage
  • M. Khaleel, A.J. Wagner, K.A. Mkhoyan and M. Tsapatsis, “On the Rotational Intergrowth of Hierarchical FAU/EMT Zeolites,” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., vol. 53, pp. 9456-9461, 2014.
  • M. Khaleel, W. Xu, D. A. Lesch and M. Tsapatsis, “Combining Pre- and Post-Nucleation Trajectories for the Synthesis of High FAU-Content Faujasite Nanocrystals from Organic-Free Sols,” Chem. Mater., vol. 28, pp. 4204−4213, 2016.

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