Maryam Khaleel

Maryam Khaleel joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Petroleum Institute in May 2016 as an Assistant Professor. She received her Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from the Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi (honors with distinction, 2011) and her PhD from the department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science at the University of Minnesota, U.S.A. (2015). Dr. Khaleel worked on the synthesis and characterization of hierarchical Faujasite zeolites, in particular house-of- cards assembly of Faujasite sheets and nano-sized Faujasite crystals. Her work focused on developing a better understanding of the nucleation and growth of such materials formed by FAU/EMT intergrowth using transmission electron microscopy imaging (room temperature and cryogenic) and diffraction.

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Her current research interests are on the nanoscale engineering of porous hierarchical materials, including zeolites and MOFs, and bifunctional materials for applications in separation and catalysis, particularly in sustainable chemistry (e.g. CO2 capture, hydrogen production and purification, production of platform chemicals from CO2 and biomass). She is also interested in thermal and electrical energy storage.