Dr. Maryam Khaleel worked on the synthesis and characterization of hierarchical zeolites, in particular Faujasite nanostructures, for applications in catalysis and separation. Her work focused on i) 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, and ii) developing a novel approach for the synthesis of nano-sized Faujasite from inorganic sols.
Her current research interests are on porous materials including zeolites, MOFs, and carbons, particularly on the design and synthesis of hierarchical and nano-materials for applications in separation, sustainable catalysis, and thermal and electrical energy storage.
Catalytic Conversion of CO2 to Olefins
Selective surface chemistry enhancement of microfluidic devices using Zeolites and MOFs
Twining catalytic deoxygenation (HDO) and catalytic cracking (ZC) towards high quality hydrocarbon fuels and added value chemicals
Highly selective membranes for energy efficient separations
Electrocatalytic conversion of carbon dioxide to methanol