Mahmoud Gharib

Mahmoud Gharib

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Physics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology


Mahmoud Adel Hamza (Mahmoud Gharib) is a PhD student at the School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia. Also, he was a teaching assistant at the Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, where he had been awarded his BSc degree in chemistry (2013) and his MSc degree in chemistry (2018) from Ain Shams University. His research belongs to the materials sciences and photocatalysis, especially my work focused the rational design and preparation of advanced photocatalysts for energy/environmental applications including, solar fuels production (e.g. Hydrogen production) and wastewater treatment.

My research belongs to the materials sciences and photocatalysis, where my work is focused on the rational design and preparation of advanced photocatalysts for energy/environmental applications including, solar fuels production (e.g. Hydrogen production) and wastewater treatment.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2023 - ongoing HDR Student University of Adelaide
    2021 - 2023 HDR student University of Adelaide
    2019 - 2021 Research Assistant American University in Cairo
    2018 - ongoing Teaching Assistant Ain Shams University
    2014 - 2018 Pre-Demonstrator Ain Shams University
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2023 Award CET Research Day - Best PhD Poster Presentation Award for H2 production Centre for Energy Technology (CET) Australia -
    2023 Award CET Research Day - Best Overall Poster Award Centre for Energy Technology (CET) Australia -
    2023 Award 2023 SA RACI Physical, Polymer and Materials Chemistry Symposium - Best Poster Award RACI Australia -
    2023 Award APPSS 2023 - Best Poster Prize School of Physics, Chemistry & Earth Sciences - The University of Adelaide Australia -
    2022 Award Obada Prize for Distinguished Students Natural Sciences Publishing United States -
    2012 Award The Ideal Student Award Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University Egypt -
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Arabic Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2021 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    2015 - 2018 Ain Shams University Egypt M.Sc. in Chemistry
    2009 - 2013 Ain Shams University Egypt B.Sc. in Chemistry
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2024 Naciri, Y., Ahdour, A., Benhsina, E., Hamza, M. A., Bouziani, A., Hsini, A., . . . Ghazzal, M. N. (2024). Ba<inf>3</inf>(PO<inf>4</inf>)<inf>2</inf> Photocatalyst for Efficient Photocatalytic Application. Global Challenges, 8(1), 11 pages.
    DOI Scopus2
    2024 Hamza, M. A., El-Sayed, A., El-Shazly, A. N., & Elmahgary, M. G. (2024). Efficient utilization of ceramic waste (cyclone dust waste) for enhancing the photocatalytic performance of TiO<inf>2</inf> nanoparticles toward Rhodamine B photodegradation. Journal of Cleaner Production, 434, 14 pages.
    DOI Scopus4
    2024 Magdy Abdo, D., Nasr El-Shazly, A., & Adel Hamza, M. (2024). Effect of acidic and basic leachants on the synthesis of ZnO nanoparticles from Egyptian zinc ore, their optical/surface characteristics and photocatalytic performance. Materials Letters, 364, 4 pages.
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    2024 Adel Hamza, M., Abd El-Rahman, S. A., Ramadan, S. K., Ezz-Elregal, E. E. M., Rizk, S. A., & Abou-Gamra, Z. M. (2024). The enhanced visible-light-driven photocatalytic performance of nanocrystalline TiO<inf>2</inf> decorated by quinazolinone-photosensitizer toward photocatalytic treatment of simulated wastewater. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 452.
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    2023 Hamza, M. A., Rizk, S. A., Ezz-Elregal, E. -E. M., El-Rahman, S. A. A., Ramadan, S. K., & Abou-Gamra, Z. M. (2023). Photosensitization of TiO<sub>2</sub> microspheres by novel Quinazoline-derivative as visible-light-harvesting antenna for enhanced Rhodamine B photodegradation.. Scientific reports, 13(1), 1-15.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS1 Europe PMC3
    2023 Elfarargy, R. G., Saleh, M. A., Abodouh, M. M., Hamza, M. A., & Allam, N. K. (2023). Graphitic Carbon Nitride Nanoheterostructures as Novel Platforms for the Electrochemical Sensing of the Chemotherapeutic and Immunomodulator Agent MTX. Biosensors, 13(1), 51.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS1 Europe PMC1
    2023 Ran, J., Chen, L., Wang, D., Talebian Kiakalaieh, A., Jiao, Y., Adel Hamza, M., . . . Qiao, S. (2023). Atomic-Level Regulated Two-Dimensional ReSe₂ : A Universal Platform Boosting Photocatalysis. Advanced Materials, 35(19), 2210164-1-2210164-13.
    DOI Scopus30 WoS8 Europe PMC2
    2022 Ghanem, L. G., Hamza, M. A., Taha, M. M., & Allam, N. K. (2022). Symmetric supercapacitor devices based on pristine g-C<inf>3</inf>N<inf>4</inf> mesoporous nanosheets with exceptional stability and wide operating voltage window. Journal of Energy Storage, 52, 10 pages.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS7
    2022 Hamza, M. A., Abd El-Rahman, S. A., & Abou-Gamra, Z. M. (2022). Facile one-pot solid-state fabrication of a novel binary nanocomposite of commercial ZnO and commercial PbCrO<inf>4</inf> with enhanced photocatalytic degradation of Rhodamine B dye. Optical Materials, 124, 8 pages.
    DOI Scopus19 WoS13
    2022 Allam, N., El-Shazly, A., Hegazy, A., Hamza, M., & El Shenawy, E. (2022). The synergetic effect of cobalt content on enhancing the photoelectrochemical hydrogen production performance of in-situ-doped TiO2 photocatalysts. International Journal of Materials Technology and Innovation, 2(1), 20-28.
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    2021 El-Shazly, A. N., Hamza, M. A., & Allam, N. K. (2021). Enhanced photoelectrochemical water splitting via engineered surface defects of BiPO<inf>4</inf> nanorod photoanodes. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 46(45), 23214-23224.
    DOI Scopus18 WoS15
    2021 Hamza, M. A., Abd El-Rahman, S. A., El-Shazly, A. N., Hashem, E. M., Mohamed, R. T., El-Tanany, E. M., & Elmahgary, M. G. (2021). Facile one-pot ultrasonic-assisted synthesis of novel Ag@RGO/g-C<inf>3</inf>N<inf>4</inf> ternary 0D@2D/2D nanocomposite with enhanced synergetic tandem adsorption-photocatalytic degradation of recalcitrant organic dyes: Kinetic and mechanistic insights. Materials Research Bulletin, 142, 14 pages.
    DOI Scopus26 WoS18
    2021 Taha, M. M., Ghanem, L. G., Hamza, M. A., & Allam, N. K. (2021). Highly Stable Supercapacitor Devices Based on Three-Dimensional Bioderived Carbon Encapsulated g-C<inf>3</inf>N<inf>4</inf>Nanosheets. ACS Applied Energy Materials, 4(9), 10344-10355.
    DOI Scopus24 WoS13
    2021 El-Shazly, A. N., El-Sayyad, G. S., Hegazy, A. H., Hamza, M. A., Fathy, R. M., El Shenawy, E. T., & Allam, N. K. (2021). Superior visible light antimicrobial performance of facet engineered cobalt doped TiO<inf>2</inf> mesocrystals in pathogenic bacterium and fungi. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 14 pages.
    DOI Scopus30 WoS27 Europe PMC11
    2021 Hashem, E. M., Hamza, M. A., El-Shazly, A. N., Sanad, M. F., Hassan, M. M., & Abdellatif, S. O. (2021). Investigating the UV absorption capabilities in novel Ag@RGO/ZnO ternary nanocomposite for optoelectronic devices. Nanotechnology, 32(8), 9 pages.
    DOI Scopus22 WoS17 Europe PMC4
    2021 Hashem, E. M., Hamza, M. A., El-Shazly, A. N., Abd El-Rahman, S. A., El-Tanany, E. M., Mohamed, R. T., & Allam, N. K. (2021). Novel Z-Scheme/Type-II CdS@ZnO/g-C<inf>3</inf>N<inf>4</inf> ternary nanocomposites for the durable photodegradation of organics: Kinetic and mechanistic insights. Chemosphere, 277, 128730.
    DOI Scopus67 Europe PMC9
    2021 El-Shazly, A. N., Hegazy, A. H., El Shenawy, E. T., Hamza, M. A., & Allam, N. K. (2021). Novel facet-engineered multi-doped TiO<inf>2</inf> mesocrystals with unprecedented visible light photocatalytic hydrogen production. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 220, 11 pages.
    DOI Scopus33 WoS24
    2020 Fadl, A. M., Abdou, M. I., Hamza, M. A., & Sadeek, S. A. (2020). Corrosion-inhibiting, self-healing, mechanical-resistant, chemically and UV stable PDMAS/TiO<inf>2</inf> epoxy hybrid nanocomposite coating for steel petroleum tanker trucks. Progress in Organic Coatings, 146, 20 pages.
    DOI Scopus45 WoS33
    2020 Hamza, M. A., Abou-Gamra, Z. M., Ahmed, M. A., & Medien, H. A. A. (2020). The critical role of Tween 80 as a ‘green’ template on the physical properties and photocatalytic performance of TiO<inf>2</inf> nanoparticles for Rhodamine B photodegradation. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 31(6), 4650-4661.
    DOI Scopus21 WoS15
    2020 Hamza, M. A., El-Shazly, A. N., & Allam, N. K. (2020). Facile template-free one-pot room-temperature synthesis of novel m-Bi(OH)CrO<inf>4</inf> microspheres. Materials Letters, 262, 4 pages.
    DOI Scopus19 WoS16
    2020 Hamza, M. A., El-Shazly, A. N., Tolba, S. A., & Allam, N. K. (2020). Novel Bi-based photocatalysts with unprecedented visible light-driven hydrogen production rate: Experimental and DFT insights. Chemical Engineering Journal, 384, 8 pages.
    DOI Scopus49 WoS40
    2019 Fadl, A. M., Abdou, M. I., Al-Elaa, S. A., Hamza, M. A., & Sadeek, S. A. (2019). Evaluation the anti-corrosion behavior, impact resistance, acids and alkali immovability of nonylphenol ethoxylate/TiO<inf>2</inf> hybrid epoxy nanocomposite coating applied on the carbon steel surface. Progress in Organic Coatings, 136, 13 pages.
    DOI Scopus28 WoS21
    2017 Abou-Gamra, Z. M., Ahmed, M. A., & Hamza, M. A. (2017). Investigation of commercial PbCrO<inf>4</inf>/TiO<inf>2</inf> for photodegradation of rhodamine B in aqueous solution by visible light. Nanotechnology for Environmental Engineering, 2(1).
    DOI Scopus52
    2017 Ahmed, M. A., Abou-Gamra, Z. M., Medien, H. A. A., & Hamza, M. A. (2017). Effect of porphyrin on photocatalytic activity of TiO<inf>2</inf> nanoparticles toward Rhodamine B photodegradation. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology, 176, 25-35.
    DOI Scopus94 WoS78 Europe PMC6
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2023 Gharib, M. (2023). Recent Advances in the Development of Metal–Organic Frameworks-based Photocatalysts for Water Splitting and CO2 Reduction. In S. Ghosh, & Q. Wang (Eds.), Recent Developments in Functional Materials for Artificial Photosynthesis. Royal Society of Chemistry.
    2022 El-Shazly, A. N., Hamza, M. A., & Shalan, A. E. (2022). Major Trends and Mechanistic Insights for the Development of TiO<inf>2</inf>-Based Nanocomposites for Visible-Light-Driven Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production. In Engineering Materials (pp. 771-794). Springer International Publishing.
    DOI Scopus4

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