Research Interests

Sattar focuses on technologies related to water treatment and energy storage. He develops electrodeposition techniques to control the size and dispersion of nanoparticles and nanowires for these applications.

Awards and Honors

  • Graduate College Summer Fellowship, 2019
  • Vetter Service Award from University of Iowa CBD 2019
  • Graduate College Post-Comprehensive Research Fellowship 2018.
  • Travel Grant from Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) 2016, 2018
  • Travel Grant from Graduate Student Senate (GSS) 2016, 2018

Education and Background

B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Technology - Baghdad, 2006

Publications

Ghanim AH, Koonce JG, Hasa B, Rassoolkhani AM, Cheng W, Peate DW, Lee J and Mubeen S (2018) Low-Loading of Pt Nanoparticles on 3D Carbon Foam Support for Highly Active and Stable Hydrogen Production. Front. Chem. 6:523. doi: 10.3389/fchem.2018.00523

Contact Information

Sattar-alsaedi@uiowa.edu


 

Research Interests

Blake's research focuses on developing machine learning techniques to identify promising catalyst materials for electrochemical applications like water splitting for hydrogen and oxygen production, and carbon dioxide reduction.

Awards

  • Kammermeyer Graduate Fellowship
  • Dean's Graduate Engineering Fellowship

Education and Background

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Washington State University, 2019

Contact Information

blake-bryson@uiowa.edu


 

Research Interests

Rachel is exploring novel materials for the fabrication of conductive polymer films.

Education and Background

B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota - Duluth, 2018

Contact Information

rachel-buck@uiowa.edu

 


 

Research Interests

Marisol is interested in combating climate change and mitigating environmental damage. To this end, she conducts techno-economic analyses on emerging technologies related to chemical synthesis, energy conversion, and energy storage. The analyses she performs serve to identify a system's key parameters which must be optimized to advance their profitability and viability.

Education and Background

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Washington State University, 2017

Contact Information

marisol-contreras@uiowa.edu

 


 

Research Interests

Jacob's overall goal is to limit damages to the climate and environment by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Atmospheric carbon dioxide not only contributes to the greenhouse effect, it will also enter the oceans where it damages important marinelife that generates 70% of the oxygen we breathe. He works to develop catalysts and electrochemical reactors for large-scale chemical conversion of carbon dioxide into valuable, commercially relevant products.

Education and Background

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, 2018

Contact Information

jfields1@uiowa.edu


 

Research Interests

Jonathan focuses on strategies to increase the durability and efficiency of direct solar-to-chemical conversion units. He designs coatings to protect embedded PV devices submerged in caustic electrolytes which can be applied using scalable techniques.

Awards and Honors

  • Graduate College Post-Comprehensive Research Fellowship, Spring 2019
  • Graduate College Iowa Recruitment Fellowship, ‘15-‘16, ‘16-‘17, ‘17-‘18
  • Graduate Student Senate Travel Funds Award, 01/17 and 10/17
  •  Graduate & Professional Student Government Travel Grant Award, 11/16

Education and Background

B.S. Chemistry, Trinity Christian College, 2015

Publications

Ghanim, A.H.; Koonce, J.G.; Hasa, B.; Rassoolkhani, A.M.; Cheng, W.; Peate, D.W.; Lee, J.; Mubeen, S. Low-Loading of Pt Nanoparticles on 3D Carbon Foam Support for Highly Active and Stable Hydrogen Production. Frontiers in Chemistry, 2018. 6, (523)

Contact Information

jonathan-koonce@uiowa.edu


 

Research Interests

Austin studies plasmonically active materials for their potential to access novel reaction pathways and to reduce input energy in electrocatalytic applications.

Awards

  • GSS Travel Grant
  • GSPC Travel Fellowship

Education and Background

B.S.E. Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, The University of Iowa, 2017

Contact Information

austin-mckee@uiowa.edu

 

 

 

 


 

Research Interests

Wei develops novel solar conversion devices for solar-to-fuels and solar-to-chemical applications. He explores new device architectures and synthetic pathways to increase solar-to-product efficiencies.

Education and Background

B.S. Materials Science and Technology, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2006

Ph.D. Materials Science and Technology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2014

Contact Information

wei-cheng@uiowa.edu

 

 

 


 

Dr. Alan Rassoolkhani was a member of The Mubeen Group from 2014-2019 where his worked focused on chlorine production using embedded PV devices for direct solar-to-chemical synthesis.

 

 

 

 

(Left to Right)
Front: Jacob Fields, Richard, Laura Sanford, Collin Sindt, Marisol Contreras

Rear: Syed Mubeen, Jonathan Koonce, Sattar Al-Saedi, Wei Cheng, Austin Mckee
Not Pictured: Rachel Buck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graduate Students

 

 

Sattar Al Saedi The University of Iowa

Sattar Al Saedi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blake Bryson The University of Iowa

Blake Bryson

 

 

 

 

Rachel Buck The University of Iowa

Rachel Buck

 

 

marisol contreras The University of Iowa

Marisol Contreras

 

 

 

 

Jacob Fields The University of Iowa

Jacob Fields

 

 

 

Jonathan Koonce The University of Iowa

Jonathan Koonce

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Austin McKee The University of Iowa

Austin McKee

 

 

 

 

 

Postdoctoral Researchers

 

Wei Cheng The University of Iowa

Dr. Wei Cheng

 

 

 

 

 

Alumni

 

Dr. Alan Rassoolkhani