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
selected publications
Academic Articles56
  • Abu-Nada, A., Abdala, A., & McKay, G. (2021). Isotherm and Kinetic Modeling of Strontium Adsorption on Graphene Oxide. Nanomaterials. 11(11), 2780-2780.
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  • Wahab, M. A., Na, J., Masud, M. K., Hossain, M., Alothman, A. A., & Abdala, A. (2021). Nanoporous carbon nitride with a high content of inbuilt N site for the CO2 capture.. J Hazard Mater. 408, 124843-124843.
  • Wahab, M. A., Li, L., Li, H., & Abdala, A. (2021). Silver Nanoparticle-Based Nanocomposites for Combating Infectious Pathogens: Recent Advances and Future Prospects.. Nanomaterials (Basel). 11(3), 581-581.
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  • Wang, K., Abdala, A. A., Hilal, N., & Khraisheh, M. K. (2017). Mechanical Characterization of Membranes. Membrane Characterization. 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. 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. 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. 513-556. CRC Press.
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Conference Papers9
  • Potbhare, A. K., Umekar, M. S., Chouke, P. B., Bagade, M. B., Tarik Aziz, S. K., Abdala, A. A., & Chaudhary, R. G. (2020). Bioinspired graphene-based silver nanoparticles: Fabrication, characterization and antibacterial activity. Materials Today: Proceedings. 29, 720-725.
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  • Chaudhry, A. U., Lonkar, S. P., Chudhary, R. G., Mabrouk, A., & Abdala, A. A. (2020). Thermal, electrical, and mechanical properties of highly filled HDPE/graphite nanoplatelets composites. Materials Today: Proceedings. 29, 704-708.
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  • Shahid, U., Ahzi, S., & Abdala, A. (2018). Effect of carbon-based hybrid nano-fillers on the thermal conductivity of PCM composites. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. 380(1), 012008-012008.
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  • Abdala, A. A., Pretschuh, C., Schwarzinger, C., Lonkar, S., & Vukusic, S. (2014). Novel Electrically Conductive Melamine-formaldehyde Nanocomposite Based on Graphite Nanosheets. Macromolecular Symposia. 340(1), 73-80.
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  • Cui, L., Ma, K., Abdala, A. A., Lu, L. J., Tanakov, I., Biswal, S. L., & Hirasaki, G. J. (2014). Adsorption of a Switchable Cationic Surfactant on Natural Carbonate Minerals. All Days, SPE Improved Oil Recovery Symposium. 20(1), 70-78.
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