My area of research  focuses on synthesis and characterization of advanced materials. My academic work consists of 35 International Journal publications, two patents (one US patent and one Korean Domestic patent) and  one book chapter. I have also participated in many international/local conferences  to present  key research findings.  Currently, I am  supervising  QNRF funded research projects and industrially funded projects (Qatalum, Hydro, QP etc). I love  working with multidisciplinary researchers.

Research Projects

  • Synthesis and characterization of cathode materials for Lithium/Sodium ion batteries.
  • Nanocomposite coatings for high wear and severe corrosion applications
  • Development and characterization of Aluminum metal meta-stable matrix composites
  • Erosion corrosion of high strength low alloy steels
  • Fabrication and characterization of Dye Sensitized Solar Cells
  • Thermoelectric generators
  • Shape memory alloys
  • Study of microstructure properties relationship of metals and alloys

Interests

  • Energy storage materials i.e. batteries, dye sensitized solar cells
  • Composite materials i.e. nano composite coatings, aluminum metal matrix composites
  • Biomedical materials i.e. Shape memory alloys

Publications

International Journal Publications: (٭corresponding author)

  1. Zubair Ahmad, PhD; Khasan Karimov; Farid Touati; SA Moiz; Rashid Ali; R.A. Shakoor; N. J. Al-Thani, “Impact of moisture contents on the performance of organic bi-layer ITO/OD thermo-electric cells”, Accepted, May 20 (2016), Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics.
  1. Ahmad, Farid Touati, R. A. Shakoor, N.J. Al-Thani, “ “Study of a ternary blend system for bulk heterojunction thin film solar cells”, Accepted, April (2016),  Chinese Physics B.
  1. Mansoor Ani Najeeb, Shahino Mah Abdullah,Fakhra Aziz, Zubair. Ahmad, Saqib Rafique, S. Wageh, Ahmed A. Al-Ghamdi, Khaulah Sulaiman,Farid Touati, R. A. Shakoor, N.J. Al-Thani, “ structural, morphological and optical properties of PEDOT:PSS/QDs nano-composite films prepared by spin-casting’. Physica E, 83 (2016), 64-68.
  1. Penchal Reddy, R. A. Shakoor*, A. M. M. Adel, M. Gupta, Q. Huang, “Structural and magnetic studies of La2BMnO6 (B=Ni and Co) nanoparticles prepared by microwave sintering approach”, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 177 (2016) 346-352.
  1. Zubair Ahmad, Qayyum Zafar, Farid Touati, R. A. Shakoor, N.J. Al-Thani “Study of π-conjugation effect of organic semiconductors on their optical parameters”, Optical Materials 54 (2016) 94–97.
  1. A. Shakoor٭, Ramazan Kahraman, Yuxin Wang, Wei Gao, “Synthesis, characterization and applications of Ni-B electroless coatings-A review” , International Journal of Electrochemical Science, 11 (2016) 2486 – 2512.
  1. Rana A. Shakoor*, Chan Sun Park, Arsalan A. Raja, Jaeho Shin, Ramazan Kahraman, “Mixed Iron-Manganese Based Pyrophosphate Cathode, Na2Mn0.5Fe0.5P2O7 for Rechargeable Sodium Ion Batteries”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 18 (2016) 3929-3935.
  1. Penchal Reddy, R. A. Shakoor*, A. M. M. Adel, M. Gupta, Q. Huang, “Effect of sintering temperature on the structural and magnetic properties of MgFe2O4 ceramics prepared by spark plasma sintering”, Accepted in Journal of Ceramics International 42 (2016) 4221-4227.
  1. Okonkwo Paul C, R. A. Shakoor, Essam Ahmed, A.M.A. Mohamed, “Erosive Wear Performance of API X42 Pipeline Steel”, Accepted in the Journal of “Engineering Failure Analysis”, 60 (2016) 86-95.
  1. A. Shakoor٭, Ramazan Kahraman, Arsalan A. Raja, “Thermal insitu analyses of multicomponent pyrophosphate cathodes materials”, Int. J. Electrochem. Sci., 10 (2015) 8941-8950.
  1. Yuxin Wang, See Leng Tay, Shanghai Wei, Chao Xiong, Wei Gao, R. A. Shakoor, Ramazan Kahraman, “Microstructure and properties of sol-enhanced Ni-Co-TiO2 nano-composite coatings on mild steel”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 649 (2015) 222-228.
  1. Bahgat Radwan, R. A. Shakoor*, Anton Popelka, “Improvement in Properties of Ni-B Coatings by the Addition of Mixed Oxide Nanoparticles”, International Journal of Electrochem. Sci. 10 (2015) 7548-7562.
  1. Joo-Seong Kim, Dong-Joo Yoo, Jaeyun Min, Rana A. Shakoor, Ramazan Kahraman and Jang Wook Choi,“Poreless Separator and Electrolyte Additive for Lithium–Sulfur Batteries with High Areal Energy Densities”, CHEMNANOMAT. Communication, Published on line DOI: 10.1002/cnma.201500055.
  1. A. Shakoor, Ramazan Kahraman, Umesh Waware, Yuxin Wang, Wei Gao, “Properties of electrodeposited Ni-B-ZrO2 composite coatings”, Int. J. Electrochemical Sci. 10 (2015) 2110-2119.
  1. Yuxin Wang, Xin Shu, Wei Gao, R. A. Shakoor, Ramazan Kahraman, “ Duplex Ni-P-ZrO2/Ni-P electroless coating on stainless steel. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 630 (2015), 189-194.
  1. Yuxin Wang, Xin Shu, Wei Gao, R. A. Shakoor, Ramazan Kahraman, Pengfei Yan, Wei Lu, Biao Yan, “Microstructure and properties of nano-composite Ni-Co-TiO2 coatings fabricated by electroplating”. International Journal of Modern Physics B 29 (2015) 154008.
  1. Jung, Dae Soo; Hwang, Tae Hoon; Lee, Ji Hoon; Koo, Hye Young; R. A. Shakoor; Kahraman, Ramazan; Jo, Yong Nam; Park, Min-Sik; Choi, Jang Wook, “”Hierarchical Porous Carbon by Ultrasonic Spray Pyrolysis Yields Stable Cycling in Lithium-Sulfur Battery” Nano Letters 14 (2014) 4418-4425.
  1. Shu Jen Wang, Yuxin Wang, Wei Gao, R. A. Shakoor, Ramazan Kahraman, “Preparation and property of Ni-B-TiO2/Ni duplex coatings”. International Journal of Modern Physics B 29 (2015) 154002.
  1. A. Shakoor, Ramazan Kahraman, Umesh Waware, Yuxin Wang, Wei Gao, “Synthesis and properties of electrodeposited Ni-B-Al2O3 composite coatings.” Materials and Design 64 (2014) 127-135.
  1. A. Shakoor, Ramazan Kahraman, Umesh Waware, Yuxin Wang, Wei Gao, “ Synthesis and properties of electrodeposited Ni-B-Zn ternary alloy coatings”, International Journal of Electrochemical Science, 9 (2014) 5520-5536.
  1. Yuxin Wang, Weiwei Chen, Abdul Shakoor, Ramazan Kahraman, Wei Lu, Biao Yan, Wei Gao, “ Ni-P-TiO2 Compo site Coatings on Copper Produced by Sol-Enhanced Electroplating”, International Journal of Electrochemical Science, 9 (2014) 4384-4393.
  1. A. Shakoor, Ramazan Kahraman, Umesh Waware, Yuxin Wang, Wei Gao, “ Electrodeposition of Ni-B-Zn alloy coatings and their characterization”, Accepted in the Proceedings of the 4th  International Gas Processing Symposium, October 26-27 (2014), Doha, Qatar, @ 2014 Elsevier, All right reserved .
  1. Yuxin Wang, Ying Ju, R. A. Shakoor, Ramazan Kahraman2, Wei Gao, “Nanocomposite Ni-TiO2 coatings produced by pulsed electroplating” Materials Research Innovations 18 (2014) S4-1102-S4-1106.
  1. A. Shakoor, Ramazan Kahraman, Umesh Waware, Yuxin Wang, Wei Gao, “ Synthesis and properties of Ni-B-CeO2 composite coatings”, Journal of Materials and Design, 59 (2014), 421-429.
  1. Rana A. Shakoor; Park, Chan Sun; Kim, Heejin; Yang, Eunjeong; Lim, Soo Yeon; Kahraman, Ramazan; Jung, Yousung; Choi, Jang Wook, “Anomalous Manganese Activation of a Pyrophosphate Cathode in Sodium Ion Batteries: A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Study”, Published in Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS), Jan. (2013),  DOI:10.1021/ja312044K.
  1. A. Shakoor, H. Kim, C. Park, S. Y. Lim, J. S. Kim, Y. N. Jo, W. Cho, K. Miyasaka, R. Kahraman, Y. Jung, J. W. Choi, “Na2FeP2O7 as a Promising Iron-based Pyrophosphate Cathode for Sodium Rechargeable Batteries: A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Study”, J. Advanced Functional Materials, (2012), DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201201589.
  1. Hyung Mo Jeong, Su Yeon Lee, Weon Ho Shin,, Jun Ho Kwon, Abdul Shakoor, Tae Hoon Hwang, Se Yun Kim, Byung-Seon Kong, Jin-Seok Seo, Yong Min Lee, Jeung Ku Kang, Jang Wook Choi, “Silicon@porous nitrogen-doped carbon spheres through a bottom-up approach are highly robust lithium-ion battery anodes”. Published in RSC Advances 2 (2012) 4311-4317.
  1. U. Park, Dong Hwa Seo, Beyoungkook Kim, Kun Pyo Hang, Hyungsub Kim, Seoungso Lee, Rana A. Shakoor, Keiichi Miysaka, Jean- Marie Tarascon, Kisuk Kang, “ Tailoring a fluorophosphates as 4 V cathode for lithium ion batteries”, nature (Scientific Reports), (2012), DOI:10.1038/srep 00704.
  1. A. Shakoor, Dong-HwaSeo, Hyungsub Kim, Young-Uk Park, Jongsoon Kim, Sung-WookKim,HyeokjoGwon, Seongsu Lee and Kisuk Kang, “A combined first principles and experimental study on Na3V2(PO4)2F3 for rechargeable Na batteries”, J. Materials Chemistry, (2012), DOI: 10.1039/c2jm33862a.
  2. A. Shakoor, H. Kim, W. Cho, S. Y. Lim, H. Song, J. W. Lee, J. K. Kang, Y. -T. Kim, Y. Jung, J. W. Choi, “ Site-specific Transition Metal Occupation in Multi-component Pyrophosphate for Improved Electrochemical and Thermal Properties in Lithium Battery Cathodes: A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Study”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. (JACS), (2012), 134(28), 11740-11748.
  1. Y. Lim, H. Kim, R. A. Shakoor, Y. Jung, J. W. Choi, “Electrochemical and Thermal Properties of NASICON Structured Na3V2(PO4)3 as a Sodium Rechargable Battery Cathode: A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Study”, J. Electrochem. Soc, 2012, 159(9), A1393-A1397.
  1. A. Shakoor, SooYeon Lim, Hyungsub Kim, Kwan-Woo Nam, , Jeung Ku Kang,Kisuk Kang, Jang    Wook Choi, “Mechanochemical synthesis and electrochemical behavior of Na3FeF6 in sodium and lithium batteries”, J. Solid State Ionics 218 (2012) 35–40.
  1. Dong-HwaSeo, Young-Uk Park, Sung-Wook Kim, Inchul Park , R. A. Shakoo and Kisuk Kang, First Principles Study on Lithium Metal BorateCathodes for Li Rechargeable Batteries”, Published in the Journal of PHYSICAL REVIEW B  83, 205127 (2011).
  1. R .A. Shakoor, F. Ahmad Khalid, Kisuk Kang “Role of samarium additions on the shape memory behavior of iron based alloys”. Published in the Journal of Matter. Sci. Eng. A 528 (2011) 2299-2302.
  1. Young-Uk Park, R. A. Shakoor, Kyu-Young Park, and Kisuk Kang, “ Charge/discharge Mechanism of Multicomponent olivine cathode for rechargeable Lithium Batteries”, Published in the Journal of Electrochemical Science and Technology, Vol. 2, No. 1 (2011), 14-19.
  1. R .A. Shakoor, F. Ahmad Khalid, “Thermomechanical behavior of Fe-Mn-Si-Cr-Ni shape memory alloys modified with samarium” Matter. Sci. Eng. A, 499 (2009) 411-414.
  1. A. Shakoor, Y.-U. Park, J. Kim, D.-H. Seo, H. Gwan and Kisuk Kang, “Synthesis of NaFePO4/NaCoPO4 and their application to sodium batteries”Published in the Journal of the Korean Battery Society. Vol. 3, No. 2, (2010), pp. 86-89.
  1. A. Shakoor, F. Ahmad Khalid, “Comparison of Shape Memory behavior and properties of iron based shape memory alloys containing Samarium additions”. Matter. Sci. Eng. A, 457 (2007) 169-172.

Conference Publications & Presentations:

  1. Okonkwo Paul CI, A. Shakoor٭, A.M.A. Mohamed, “Effect of chloride environment on the corrosion behavior of API X80 and API X120 steels”, METECH, 15, 27-28 Nov. 2015, Istanbul, Turkey.
  2. A. Shakoor٭, A. Baghat Radwan, “ Remarkable improvement in properties of Ni-B coatings by the addition of mixed oxide nanoparticles”, Materials Science and Technology 2015 (MS&T-2015), 4-8 Oct. 2015, Columbus, OH, USA.
  3. A. Shakoor, Arsalan A Raja, Chanseon Park, Jang Wook Choi, Ramazan Kahraman, “Synthesis and Properties of sodium intercalated multicomponent pyrophosphate cathodes for sodium ion batteries”, 65th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, 4-7 Oct. (2015), Calgary, Canada.
  1. Khadija Zadeh, A. Shakoor٭, Synthesis and properties of Ni-P coatings”, Materials Science and Engineering Symposium 17 March (2015), Doha, Qatar.
  2. A. Shakoor, Ramazan Kahraman*, Chanseon Park, Soo Yeon Lim, Jang Wook Choi, “Multicomponent Pyrophosphate as a Promising Cathode Material for Rechargeable Lithium Ion Batteries (LIBs)”, MEMA-TMS, 11-14 January (2015), Doha, Qatar.
  1. A. Shakoor, Ramazan Kahraman*, Chanseon Park, Soo Yeon Lim, Jang Wook Choi, “Na2Fe0.5 Mn0.5P2O7 as Promising Cathode Material for Rechargeable Sodium Ion Batteries (NIBs)”. MEMA-TMS, 11-14 January (2015), Doha, Qatar.
  1. Bahgat Radwan, Mariam A. Al-Madeed, R. A. Shakoor*, “Synthesis and Properties of Ni-B-ZrO2-Al2O3 Nanocomposite Coatings”, MEMA-TMS, 11-14 January (2015), Doha, Qatar.
  1. Chan Sun Parka, Soo Yeon Lima, A. Shakoorb,*, Ramazan Kahramanb,*, Jang Wook Choia,**, “Promising and anomalous structural and electrochemical properties of polyanionic phosphates in sodium ion batteries.” Abstract accepted in ARC 2014, Doha, Qatar.
  2. Ramazan Kahraman, A. Shakoor, U. S.Waware, Yuxin Wang, Wei Gao, “Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Ni-B-Y2O3 Composite Coatings”. Manuscript accepted, AlChE, International Conference Nov. (2014), USA.
  1. A. Shakoor, Ramazan Kahraman, Umesh Waware, Yuxin Wang, Wei Gao, “ Properties of Ni-B-CeO2 composite coatings”, Accepted in TORONTO’2014 AES-ATEMA 18th International Conference, Canada, Aug. 11-15, 2014.
  1. A. Shakoor, Ramazan Kahraman, Umesh Waware, Yuxin Wang, Wei Gao, “ Properties of Ni-B composite coatings”, Accepted MRS Meeting and Exhibit, 21-25 April   2014, Sanfrancisco, California, USA.
  1. Soo Yeon Lim ,Heejin Kim ,Chan Sun Park, A. Shakoor ,Ramazan Kahraman, Yousung Jung ,Jang Wook Choi,, “Promising and Anomalous Electrochemical/Structural Properties of Polyanionic Phosphates in Sodium Ion Batteries.”  MRS Meeting and Exhibit, 21-25 April 2014, Sanfrancisco, California, USA.
  1. A. Shakoor, Ramazan Kahraman, Umesh S. Waware , Yuxin Wan, Wei Gao,  “Electrodeposition of Ni-B-Zn alloy coatings and their characterization.” 4th International Gas Processing Symposium 2014, Ritz Carlton Hotel – Doha, Qatar, October 26 – 27, 2014.
  1. A. Shakoor, Ramazan Kahraman, Umesh S. Waware , Yuxin Wan, Wei Gao,  “Development of novel alloy and composite coatings for high wear and corrosive applications” 3rd Annual Corrosion Management Summit, Hilton Hotel Doha, Qatar 28-30 April (2014).
  1. Yuxin Wang, A. Shakoor, Ying Ju, Ramazan Kahraman, Wei Gao , “Nanocomposite Ni-TiO2 coatings produced by pulsed electroplating, 2014-Qingdao international conference on desalination and water reuse (China, June 9-12, 2014).
  1. Young-Uk Park, A.Shakoor, Kyu-Young Park, and Kisuk Kang, “ Charge/discharge Mechanism of Multicomponent olivine cathode for rechargeable Lithium Batteries”. Poster Presentation in Korean Battery Society (KOBS) 1-3 Dec. (2011)-Jeju-Republic of Korea.
  1. Ashraf, R. A. Shakoor, F. A. Khalid, “Effect of copper additions on shape memory behavior of iron based shape memory alloys”, Accepted in all Pakistan Conference on Materials Technology (MATTECH) , 15-17 March (2008) Pakistan.
  1. 15. R .A. Shakoor, Ahmad Khalid, “Thermomechanical and deformation behavior of iron based shape memory alloys”. International Symposium on Advanced Materials (ISAM) 13-17 June (2007).
  1. Kisuk Kang, Y. U. Park, R. A. Shakoor, “LiNa5VOPO4F0.5-A novel 4V polyanion based cathode material for Lithium rechargeable batteries “International Patent-PCT (WO)-PCT/KR-2012/000747. January 2012.
  1. Kisuk Kang, Y. U. Park, A. Shakoor, “ Cathode active Material for Lithium Secondary Battery, Preparing the same and Lithium Battery comprising the same” Korean Domestic Patent-KR-10-2011-0009531.

Book Chapters

  1. Ramazan Kahraman and R. A. Shakoor, Teaching “Design-for-Corrosion” to Engineering Undergraduates: A Case Study of Novel Ni-B Coatings for High Wear and Corrosive Applications“. Edited by Hwee Lim, IGI Global Publisher, Published IGI (2015).

Patents

  1. Kisuk Kang, Y. U. Park, R. A. Shakoor, “LiNa0.5VOPO4F0.5-A novel 4V polyanion based cathode material for Lithium rechargeable batteries “International Patent-PCT (WO)-PCT/KR-2012/000747. January 2012.
  2. Kisuk Kang, Y. U. Park, R. A. Shakoor, “ Cathode active Material for Lithium Secondary Battery, Preparing the same and Lithium Battery comprising the same” Korean Domestic Patent-KR-10-2011-0009531.

Publications