My research interests are focused on understanding nucleation and growth of metal on the diamond surface (boron doped), electrochemical synthesis of nano-structures, understanding events at the solid liquid inteface, catalysis and metal recovery from industrial synthetic solutions for greener and more environmentally friendly industries.
I use wide range of techniques such as TEM, STEM, AFM, SEM, XRD, XPS, XDS, XRF, NMR, UV-vis and Mass spectrometry.
On a wider scale, I am interested in energy and bioanalytical methods, sensors and analytical technique development.
I enjoy communicating science to public and general audience. I always have fun when I share with people how diamond can be made in the lab. I find it more interesting to demonstrate that diamond is not limited only to being a jewelry, we can use diamond in many fields, which can help improving people's life.
I find it important and essential for scientists to reach out to students and public to encourgae them considering STEM topics for future studies and career.
I have been involved in the following outreach activities
1) Royal Society Summer Exhibition - London - Diamond: more than just a gemstone
2) Science Museum - London - Science Lates 2015
3) London Institute of Science Forum (LIYSF) - University of Warwick
4) Chemistry open day - University of Warwick
And here is some pics for fun!
Funding & Sponsors
Department of Chemistry
The University of Warwick
Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry
H dot E dot M dot A dot I dot Hussein at warwick dot ac dot uk
Professor Julie V. Macpherson
Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.
Zora Neale Hurston