Dr. Abdul Shakoor is currently working as Research Assistant Professor in the Center for Advanced Materials (CAM), Qatar University, Doha, Qatar.
He holds a PhD degree in Materials Engineering. He has been teaching various courses of metallurgy and materials science since 2003. His area of research focuses on the synthesis and characterization of advance materials for diversified filed of applications. He is, currently, conducting research on the development of novel cathode materials for sodium/lithium rechargeable batteries, nanocomposite coatings for high wear and anticorrosion applications, shape memory alloys (SMAs), organic solar cells and thermoelectric generators. He has spent almost ten years in industry and gained overwhelming experience of his profession, man management and project execution.
He has been awarded with several academic and professional awards because of his outstanding academic, industrial, teaching and research achievements. He has extensive experience in developing and implementing research projects in the areas of materials science and engineering. He has extensive experience in managing funded projects involving collaborators from around the world. He has been supervising many undergraduate, graduate and industrial projects since long.
His recent research work has been published in prestigious and high impact factor international journals which includes 176 International Journal publications, two patents (one US patent and one Korean Domestic patent), 08 book chapter and 152 presentations in many international/local conferences so for. He has been supervising numerous academic research projects (1) NPRP13S-0120-200116 “Bio-Based Smart Coatings for Corrosion Sensing and Corrosion Healing”, (2) NPRP11S-1225-170128 “Optimization of high voltage cathodes and electrolytes of lithium ion batteries for grid applications in Qatar climate conditions”, (3) NPRP11S-1226-170132 “Smart Single Layer polyolefine coatings for corrosion protection of steel parts (S2Coat)”, (4) NPRP No.: 9‐080-2-039 “Smart corrosion protection strategies for steel materials in the oil and gas industry”, (5) NPRP No.: 7‐159‐2‐076 “Development of high-performance metastable aluminum composites using microwave sintering approach”, (6) NPRP-6 ‐ 027 ‐ 2 ‐ 010 “Mechanical properties and erosion‐corrosion of high strength steels for oil and gas transmission pipelines in H2S environment (2) ” and many other internal Qatar University funded research projects. He actively collaborates with the international scientific community, mainly Dalhousie University, Canada, IST, Portugal, UoA, New Zealand, Coventry University, UK, Northumbria University, UK, KAIST, Republic of Korea, and UKM Malaysia etc. He is currently supervising (02) Ph.D. students and co-supervising seven (07) MS/Ph.D. students in the materials science and engineering field.
He also has joint faculty status with the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, where he is actively teaching courses as the sole instructor. Taught MSCE-761, Special topics (Graduate Course), MECH 435- Corrosion Engineering, L01 (undergraduate course), MATS 570-Nanotechnology and advanced characterization techniques (Graduate course), MECH-593-Advanced Corrosion Engineering, L01 (Graduate Course), MECH-726-Advanced Physical Metallurgy, L02 (Graduate Course) in Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering as the main instructor.