M.Sc. Mian Zahid Hussain

Ph.D. candidate in the Functional Materials Research Laboratory at the University of Exeter

Guest PhD student with Prof R. A. Fischer


Research Topic: "Black" ZnO and TiO2 Nanostructures for High Efficient Visible Light Photocatalysis

This project aims to use the crystalline, molecule-like porous materials (MOFs) as precursors to produce homogeneously dispersed multi-metal oxide/carbon (M-MO/C) nanostructures. The aim is to investigate the morphologies, microstructural properties, attached functional groups and the energy bandgaps of the derived composites for the photocatalytic applications.

Selected Publications

M. Z. Hussain, G. S. Pawar, Z. Huang, A.A. Tahir, R. A. Fischer, Y. Zhu, Y. Xia Carbon, 2019. (Porous ZnO/Carbon nanocomposites derived from metal organic frameworks for highly efficient photocatalytic applications - A correlational study)

M. Z. Hussain, A. Schneemann, R. A. Fischer, Y. Zhu, Y. Xia ACS Appl. Energy Mater., 2018, 1 (9), 4695–4707 (MOF Derived Porous ZnO/C Nanocomposites for Efficient Dye Photodegradation).