Research Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
Education MSci Pharmaceutical Chemistry Queen Mary University of London, UK (2003) Ph.D Queen Mary University of London, UK (2007) Experience Postdoctoral Fellowship Imperial College London, UK (2008-2011) Postdoctoral Fellowship Texas A&M University at Qatar (2011-2012) Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry Qatar University (2012-2013) Associate Research Scientist Texas A&M University at Qatar (2013-2014) Research Scientist Texas A&M University at Qatar (2014-2016) Research Assistant Professor (2016-Present) Awards "Best Research Presentation Award in the Energy and Environment Pillar" Qatar Foundation 2016. "Research Fellow Excellence Award" Texas A&M University at Qatar 2015. "Lefevre Prize" at Queen Mary University of London 2005. "ASPICC Conference Prize" at University College London 2004. "Donald C. Bradley Prize" at Queen Mary University of London 2003.
The research in Al-Hashimi's group focuses on the synthesis of organic polymers in particular the "design and synthesis of organic semiconductor materials" for a range of optoelectronic applications, including field effect transistors, photovoltaic devices, light emitting diodes and sensors. This has made enormous scientific and commercial progress over the last 10 years, mainly driven by the potential of applications such as light-emitting diodes (OLEDS) for display and large area lighting, field effect transistors (OFETs) for flexible backplanes and e-paper and solar cells (OPV) for large area energy generation.
Mapping the electrocatalytic activity of MoS2 across its amorphous to crystalline transition; Y-Hyuk Choi, J. Cho, A. M. Lunsford, M. Al-Hashimi, L. Fang, S. Banerjee; J. Mater. Chem. A., 2017, 5, 5129-5141 DOI: 10.1039/C6TA10316B, Paper
Fully Conjugated Ladder Polymers; J. Lee, A. J. Kalin, T. Yuan, M. Al-Hashimi, L. Fang; Chem. Sci., 2017, 8, 2503-2521 DOI: 10.1039/C7SC00154A
Bithiazole an Intriguing Electron Deficient Building for Plastic Electronic Applications; H. -Lih Su, H. Bronstein, T. J. Marks, B. C. Schroeder, M. Al-Hashimi,* Macromolecular Rapid Commun. 2017, Just accepted, DOI: 10.1002/marc.201600610/full