Professor Abdala research focuses on development of advanced materials for energy and environmental applications based on polymers and nanomaterials, including polymer nanocomposites, functionalized graphene materials, anticorrosion coatings, polymeric membranes for gas separation and water treatment, and nanohybirds of metal/metal oxides and 2D carbon nanomaterials for catalysis, adsorption, energy storage, and thermoelectric materials. In addition, Dr. Abdala has research interests in applications of polymers and surfactants for EOR.

education and training
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Academic Articles59
  • Wang, K., Abdala, A. A., Hilal, N., & Khraisheh, M. K. (2017). Mechanical Characterization of Membranes. Membrane Characterization. (pp. 259-306). Elsevier.
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  • Boukettaya, S., Almaskari, F., Abdala, A., Alawar, A., Daly, H. B., & Hammami, A. (2015). Water Absorption and Stress Relaxation Behavior of PP/Date Palm Fiber Composite Materials. Chouchane, M., Fakhfakh, T., Daly, H. B., Aifaoui, N., & Chaari, F. (Eds.), Design and Modeling of Mechanical Systems - II. (pp. 437-445). Springer International Publishing.
  • Abdala, A., Barrett, J., & Srienc, F. (2013). Synthesis of Poly-(R)-3 Hydroxyoctanoate (PHO) and Its Graphene Nanocomposites. Green Polymer Chemistry: Biocatalysis and Materials II. (pp. 199-209). AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY.
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  • Kim, H., Abdala, A. A., & Macosko, C. W. (2012). Graphite, Graphene, and Their Polymer Nanocomposites. Mukhopadhyay, P., & Gupta, R. K. (Eds.), Graphite, Graphene, and Their Polymer Nanocomposites. (pp. 513-556). CRC Press.
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Conference Papers9
chaired theses and dissertations
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Texas A&M University; Qatar Campus; 4251 TAMUQ
College Station, TX 77842