Nasir Mahmood obtained his BS degree in Chemistry from Punjab University in 2009 and MS degree in Materials and Surface Engineering from National University of Science and Technology, Pakistan in 2011. He got his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Peking University in 2015. He authored 45 articles with total citation ~1500 and H-index of 20 and holds 2 patents as well as author of 1 book and 2 book chapters. Presently, He is a lead-guest-editor for special issue on nanostructures for energy storage for Journal of Advances in Materials Science and Engineering and guest-editor of themed issue on energy materials for journal of Electrical Engineering. Currently, He is working as Research Fellow at School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin University, China and previously worked at Institute of Superconducting and Electronic Materials, Australian Institute of Innovative Materials, University of Wollongong, Australia. He has co-founded a Centre of Micro-Nano Functional Materials and Devices at the School of Energy Science and Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China.
I am interested in the synthesis of nanomaterials and their hybrid nanostructures with graphene/carbon for energy conversion (fuel cells, water-splitting thermoelectric materials) and storage devices (batteries with different chemistries, supercapacitors and metal ion hybrid capacitors) as well as nanomaterials for environmental and biological applications. I am interested to develop new electrode materials that allow faster ionic diffusion and electronic movements to boost up the electrical storage in the batteries as well as supercapacitors and speed up the catalyst activity for HER (water-splitting), ORR and OER reactions in fuel cells and air batteries. I am also interested in tuning the grain structure of advanced materials to enhance their thermoelectric efficiencies and designing the composite/carriers for wastewater treatment. The synthesis of biocompatible nanomaterials for disease detection and drug delivery is also on my prime priorities.
The composition and morphology have great impact on the surface chemistry of the materials, thus the developments in the field of energy conversion and storage, environment and nanobiotechnology is based on how beautifully one can play with the composition, morphology and structure of nanomaterials and can build the strong synergy among the components of hybrid nanostructures.