Dr. Ahsan Ul Haq Qurashi
Dr. Ahsan Ul Haq Qurashi Associate Professor Chemistry

Contact Information
ahsan.qurashi@ku.ac.ae +971 2 312 4202

Biography

Ahsan earned his PhD from Chonbuk National University, South Korea, and completed post-doctoral work at Toyama University, Toyama, Japan under the Venture Business Laboratory (VBL) program. He joined King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia as Assistant Professor of Chemistry in 2010. In 2016, he was promoted to Associate Professor. He joined as Associate Professor of Chemistry at Khalifa University in 2019. Undergraduate, M.S. and PhD students have been supervised and co-supervised in strategically important research areas. His main research interests are the development of new materials, novel methods for the production of materials for clean energy generation and storage, catalysis, sensors and biomedical applications. He is subject editor/editorial board member for the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (Sabbatical), Materials Research Bulletin and Scientific Reports.  


Education
  • 2008 PhD, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, South Korea.
  • 2004 MSc Organic Chemistry, Pune University, Pune India.

Teaching
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Nanochemistry
  • Advanced Nanochemistry

Affiliated Research Institutes/Centers
  • Advanced Materials Chemistry Center

Research
Research Interests
  • Ahsan’s research concerns the development of advanced functional nanomaterials from earth-abundant metals, oxides and chalcogenides. In addition, carbon-based materials, porous materials, nanoclusters, 2D graphene and its analogues, nanoarrays and nanoarchitectures are being studied. Investigation of the structure-property relationship of these materials uses characterization techniques including high-end electron microscopy (FESEM and HRTEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and Raman spectroscopy. Among the targets are strategically important applications such as energy conversion devices including clean energy hydrogen production via electrolysis and solar and electrochemical carbon dioxide conversion into clean fuels, as well as energy storage applications (electrodes, electrolytes), ammonia synthesis, corrosion, catalysis and biomedical applications