Departments and research areas

Research Areas

Basic and Applied Science Institute

1. Nanoscience
  • Carbon nanostrucutred materials for (Graphene/CNTs/CNFs) for electronics applications (nanobiosensors-mechanical sensors-gas sensors-temperature sensors-IR and microwave detection sensors).
  • Mesoporous materials and their application in sensors, catalysis, adsorbents and drug delivery, etc.
  • Carbon nanostructures for light harvesting and solar energy conversion systems (solar fuels, etc)
  • Conductive nanomaterials for 2D and 3D printed flexible electronics and biomedical devices.
  • Mesoporous materials and their application in sensors, catalysis, adsorbents and drug delivery, etc.
  • Bulk and thin film materials for energy storage (supercapacitors, batteries),

energy generation (H2 generation) and conversion (thermoelectric devices)

  • Nanostructured conducting polymers and their application in sensors, catalysis, photocatalysis, nanocoating, drug delivery, super adsorbents, etc.
  • Novel materials for drug delivery release systems and photodynamic therapy (for treating cancer tissues)
  • Mesoporous nanostructured materials for water and wastewater treatment.
  • Ultrafast photonic and electronic properties by using the laser photolysis techniques.
  • Heterogeneous nanocatalysts for high temperature CO2 and CO conversion to solar liquid fuel and heavy oil hydrocracking.
  • Nanostructured coating for corrosion protection.
2. Biotechnology
  • Medical / Pharmaceutical Biotechnology: diagnostics; therapeutics.
  • Microbiological Biotechnology: Host – pathogen interface, bio-active products
  • Agricultural Biotechnology: Microbiology, pest / disease control; GMO`s.
  • Medicinal Chemistry: Drug Design, development and delivery.
  • Active pharmaceutical ingredients: synthesis, formulation and scale up.
3. Applied and Computational Mathematics
  • Computational methods for ordinary, fractional and partial differential equations
  • Stochastic modelling
  • Dynamical systems
  • Quantum computing
  • Fractional Calculus and applications
  • Applications of numerical methods to science and engineering
4. Energy Materials
  • Quantum nanostructures for optoelectronics, Thermoelectricity and Energy application
  • Quantum Dots for solar cells, photoenergy & Medical Therapy.
  • Optical and electrical properties of carbon nanostructured-based materials and devices
  • Optical nano sensors
  • Physics of light emitting nanomaterials
5.Space Environment
  • Space environment and its effects on the Earth's atmosphere, ionosphere and geomagnetism
  • Variability and disturbances of the Earth's ionosphere and its dynamics
  • Validation of Ionospheric models in the equatorial anomaly region
  • Atmospheric sensing using Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)
  • Active solar phenomena and their effects on communication and navigation systems
  • Solar radio bursts and energetic particles emissions: Monitoring and forecasting
  • Performance of advanced cosmic ray detectors
  • Simulation of energetic particles interactions with medium and detectors