Dr Mohammad Choucair

BSc UNSW; PhD UNSW
University of Sydney Postdoctoral Research Fellow

F11 - Chemistry Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone 61 2 9351 5843
Fax 61 2 9351 3329

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Biographical details

  • University of Sydney Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Sydney, Australia, 2013
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Sydney, Australia, 2012-2013
  • Experienced Researcher, University of Parma, Italy, 2011-2012
  • PhD in Chemistry, University of New South Wales, Australia, 2010
  • BSc Nanotechnology (Honours Class 1), University of New South Wales, Australia, 2007

Research interests

My research interests are focused within nanomaterials chemistry, in particular the development of safer and more feasible chemical pathways to carbon nanostructures. My research involves tuning the physical properties of carbon nanomaterials by inducing defects or chemical modifications, to provide ideal architectures for the next generation of advanced materials that can address global challenges relating to human health, the environment, and reliable energy storage.

Awards and honours

  • Cornforth Medalist (2011)

  • Selected grants

    2014

    • Engineering Carbon Nanostructures for the Next Generation of Energy Use; Choucair M, Clarke S; DVC International/IPDF Grant.

    2013

    • Exploiting the Kubas Interaction in the Synthesis of Advanced Carbon Nanostructures for Hydrogen Storage; Choucair M, Kepert C; DVC Research/Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme.

    Selected publications

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    Book Chapters

    • Choucair, M., Stride, J. (2011). Chemical Synthesis of Graphene: From Single Layers to Several Grams. In Deborah Kane, Adam Micolich, James Rabeau (Eds.), Nanotechnology in Australia: Showcase of Early Career Research, (pp. 259-290). Singapore: Pan Stanford Publishing.

    Journals

    • Kahlert, J., Rawal, A., Hook, J., Rendina, L., Choucair, M. (2014). Carborane functionalization of the aromatic network in chemically-synthesized graphene. Chemical Communications, 50(77), 11332-11334. [More Information]
    • Nafradi, B., Choucair, M., Forro, L. (2014). Spin lifetime of itinerant electrons in chemically synthesized graphene multi-layers. Carbon, 74, 346-351. [More Information]
    • Choucair, M., Gong, B., Stride, J. (2014). Versatile and scalable synthesis of graphene nanoribbons. Materials Letters, 119, 75-78. [More Information]
    • Das, A., Choucair, M., Southon, P., Mason, J., Zhao, M., Kepert, C., Harris, A., D'Alessandro, D. (2013). Application of the piperazine-grafted CuBTTri metal-organic framework in postcombustion carbon dioxide capture. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 174(2013), 74-80. [More Information]
    • Choucair, M., Tse, N., Hill, M., Stride, J. (2012). Adsorption and desorption characteristics of 3-dimensional networks of fused graphene. Surface Science, 606(1-2), 34-39. [More Information]
    • Choucair, M., Gong, B., Stride, J. (2012). Engineering solvothermal reactions to produce multi-walled carbon nanotubes. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 14, 1-8. [More Information]
    • Mauron, P., Remhof, A., Bliersbach, A., Borgschulte, A., Zuttel, A., Sheptyakov, D., Gaboardi, M., Choucair, M., Pontiroli, D., Aramini, M., et al (2012). Reversible hydrogen absorption in sodium intercalated fullerenes. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 37(19), 14307-14314. [More Information]
    • Choucair, M., Stride, J. (2012). The gram-scale synthesis of carbon onions. Carbon, 50(3), 1109-1115. [More Information]
    • Ricco, M., Pontiroli, D., Mazzani, M., Choucair, M., Stride, J., Yazyev, O. (2011). Muons probe strong hydrogen interactions with defective graphene. Nano Letters: a journal dedicated to nanoscience and nanotechnology, 11(11), 4919-4922. [More Information]
    • Wang, J., Lu, L., Choucair, M., Stride, J., Xu, X., Liu, H. (2011). Sulfur-graphene composite for rechargeable lithium batteries. Journal of Power Sources, 196(16), 7030-7034. [More Information]
    • Chou, S., Wang, J., Choucair, M., Liu, H., Stride, J., Dou, S. (2010). Enhanced reversible lithium storage in a nanosize silicon/graphene composite. Electrochemistry Communications, 12(2), 303-306. [More Information]
    • Xu, X., Dou, S., Wang, X., Kim, J., Stride, J., Choucair, M., Yeoh, W., Zheng, R., Ringer, S. (2010). Graphene doping to enhance the flux pinning and supercurrent carrying ability of a magnesium diboride superconductor. Superconductor Science and Technology, 23(8), 1-5.
    • Choucair, M., Thordarson, P., Stride, J. (2009). Gram-scale production of graphene based on solvothermal synthesis and sonication. Nature Nanotechnology, 4(1), 30-33.

    Conferences

    • Choucair, M., Stride, J. (2013). Tuning the defect density in chemically synthesized graphene. The 9th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, Genoa, Italy: IEEE NANO Organizers.
    • Choucair, M., Hill, M., Stride, J. (2010). Superhydrophobic carbon onion coatings. 2010 International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN 2010), Sydney: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. [More Information]
    • Choucair, M., Stride, J. (2008). The Purification of Chemically Synthesized Graphene. International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2008, USA: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. [More Information]

    2014

    • Kahlert, J., Rawal, A., Hook, J., Rendina, L., Choucair, M. (2014). Carborane functionalization of the aromatic network in chemically-synthesized graphene. Chemical Communications, 50(77), 11332-11334. [More Information]
    • Nafradi, B., Choucair, M., Forro, L. (2014). Spin lifetime of itinerant electrons in chemically synthesized graphene multi-layers. Carbon, 74, 346-351. [More Information]
    • Choucair, M., Gong, B., Stride, J. (2014). Versatile and scalable synthesis of graphene nanoribbons. Materials Letters, 119, 75-78. [More Information]

    2013

    • Das, A., Choucair, M., Southon, P., Mason, J., Zhao, M., Kepert, C., Harris, A., D'Alessandro, D. (2013). Application of the piperazine-grafted CuBTTri metal-organic framework in postcombustion carbon dioxide capture. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 174(2013), 74-80. [More Information]
    • Choucair, M., Stride, J. (2013). Tuning the defect density in chemically synthesized graphene. The 9th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, Genoa, Italy: IEEE NANO Organizers.

    2012

    • Choucair, M., Tse, N., Hill, M., Stride, J. (2012). Adsorption and desorption characteristics of 3-dimensional networks of fused graphene. Surface Science, 606(1-2), 34-39. [More Information]
    • Choucair, M., Gong, B., Stride, J. (2012). Engineering solvothermal reactions to produce multi-walled carbon nanotubes. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 14, 1-8. [More Information]
    • Mauron, P., Remhof, A., Bliersbach, A., Borgschulte, A., Zuttel, A., Sheptyakov, D., Gaboardi, M., Choucair, M., Pontiroli, D., Aramini, M., et al (2012). Reversible hydrogen absorption in sodium intercalated fullerenes. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 37(19), 14307-14314. [More Information]
    • Choucair, M., Stride, J. (2012). The gram-scale synthesis of carbon onions. Carbon, 50(3), 1109-1115. [More Information]

    2011

    • Choucair, M., Stride, J. (2011). Chemical Synthesis of Graphene: From Single Layers to Several Grams. In Deborah Kane, Adam Micolich, James Rabeau (Eds.), Nanotechnology in Australia: Showcase of Early Career Research, (pp. 259-290). Singapore: Pan Stanford Publishing.
    • Ricco, M., Pontiroli, D., Mazzani, M., Choucair, M., Stride, J., Yazyev, O. (2011). Muons probe strong hydrogen interactions with defective graphene. Nano Letters: a journal dedicated to nanoscience and nanotechnology, 11(11), 4919-4922. [More Information]
    • Wang, J., Lu, L., Choucair, M., Stride, J., Xu, X., Liu, H. (2011). Sulfur-graphene composite for rechargeable lithium batteries. Journal of Power Sources, 196(16), 7030-7034. [More Information]

    2010

    • Chou, S., Wang, J., Choucair, M., Liu, H., Stride, J., Dou, S. (2010). Enhanced reversible lithium storage in a nanosize silicon/graphene composite. Electrochemistry Communications, 12(2), 303-306. [More Information]
    • Xu, X., Dou, S., Wang, X., Kim, J., Stride, J., Choucair, M., Yeoh, W., Zheng, R., Ringer, S. (2010). Graphene doping to enhance the flux pinning and supercurrent carrying ability of a magnesium diboride superconductor. Superconductor Science and Technology, 23(8), 1-5.
    • Choucair, M., Hill, M., Stride, J. (2010). Superhydrophobic carbon onion coatings. 2010 International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN 2010), Sydney: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. [More Information]

    2009

    • Choucair, M., Thordarson, P., Stride, J. (2009). Gram-scale production of graphene based on solvothermal synthesis and sonication. Nature Nanotechnology, 4(1), 30-33.

    2008

    • Choucair, M., Stride, J. (2008). The Purification of Chemically Synthesized Graphene. International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2008, USA: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. [More Information]

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