- The Research Supervisory Committee comprising Professors Giovanni Palmisano
and Khalid Al Ali
of Khalifa University of Science and Technology and Mario Pagliaro
of Italy's Research Council met online today to discuss progress of the researches of PhD student Habeebllah Oladipo
Following the meeting, the candidate will defend his thesis on April 2020.
Mr Oladipo presented the results of hydrogen sulfide photocatalytic decomposition to hydrogen and sulfur-containing salts using newly developed
titania-based photocatalyst functionalized with nitrogen, graphene and
Pt nanoparticles, (N-TiO2-G composite) as well as over new CdS/N-TiO2
The former photocatalyst is twice more active
than state of the art commercial photocatalytic titania P-25. The other
composite shows similar remarkably high photocatalytic activity.
highly toxic by-product at petrochemical plants as well as one
significant component of natural gas. After refining, the residual
amounts of this susbtance present in the air can still pose a
significant hazard, Mr Oladipo explained, for instance at petrochemical
and natural gas plants.
Based in the United Arab Emirates, the newly-established Khalifa University of Science and Technology
combines the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Khalifa
University of Science, Technology and Research, and the
Petroleum Institute into one world-class, research-intensive
institution, seamlessly integrating research and education to produce
world leaders and critical thinkers in applied science and engineering.