Research

My research interests are in the areas of Preparation and Characterization of Composite Membranes for Fuel Cell Application and Membrane Based Separations.

 

Publications

Patents (PT)

PT1     S. Kaliaguine, S.D.Mikhailenko, S.M.J. Zaidi, "Composite electrolyte membranes for fuel Cells and methods of making same", United States Patent no. 6,716,548 (06/04/2004).

PT2     S.U. Rahman, Nabeel Abo-Ghander, S.M.J. Zaidi " Integrated Electrolytic Electrodialytic apparatus and process for recovering metals from ions-containing Waste Streams " United States Patent Application No. 2006/0219574A1 (05/10 2006).

PT3     S. Kaliaguine, S.D.Mikhailenko, S.M.J. Zaidi, "Composite membranes for polymer fuel Cells ", Canadian Patent No. 2,292,703 (8/12/1998)

C.4.   Books or Book Chapters (BK)

BK1    S.M.J. Zaidi, T. Matsuura (Eds.): Polymer membranes in Fuel Cell, Springer Science & Business media inc., New York, USA., 2006.(The book writing is in progress and will be published in December 2006).

BK2    S.M.J.Zaidi , "Fuel Cell Fundamentals- Properties of fuel cell membranes", Book Chapter in Polymer Membranes for Fuel Cells, Zaidi &Matsuura (Eds.), Springer Publishing co., New York, USA, December 2006.

BK3    S.M.J.Zaidi," Research Trends in Polymer Electrolyte Membranes for PEMFC", Book Chapter   in Polymer Membranes for Fuel Cells, Zaidi &Matsuura(Eds.), Springer Publishing co., New York, USA, December 2006.

BK4    M. Bello, S.M.J.Zaidi, S.U. Rahman, "Methanol Permeation through proton exchange membranes" Book Chapter in Polymer Membranes for Fuel Cells, Zaidi &Matsuura (Eds.),  Springer Publishing co., New York, USA, December 2006.

BK5    S.M.J.Zaidi H.I. Hussein, " Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Fuel Cell Polymer membranes: Structure property relationships" Book Chapter in Polymer Membranes for Fuel Cells, Zaidi &Matsuura (Eds.), Springer Publishing co., New York, USA, December 2006.

BK6    D.Rana, T. Matsuura, S.M. J. Zaidi, "Research and Development on Polymeric Membranes for Fuel Cells: An Overview", Book Chapter in Polymer Membranes for Fuel Cells, Zaidi &Matsuura (Eds.), Springer Publishing co., New York, USA, December 2006.

 C.4.   Publications in Refereed Journals (JP)

JP1.              S.M.J. Zaidi,* M. Bello, S.U. Rahman (2007), "Evaluation of Methanol Crossover through SPEEK/TPA/Y-zeolite Composite Membranes by Electrochemical  Method", Electrochemical Society Transactions - Volume 5, issue 1, page 69-78 Pdf.

JP2.              S.M.J. Zaidi,* M. Bello, S.U. Rahman, "Investigation on Methanol Crossover through SPEEK/TPA/MCM-41 Composite Membranes for DMFCs Application", submitted to Journal of Membrane Science.

JP3.              S.M.J. Zaidi*, A.S. Sultan, I.A. Hussein (2007) "Solution Viscosity Behavior of polymeric materials used in Fuel Cell Application: Sulfonated Poly(ether ether ketone), Polyetherimide and Polysulfone", Macromolecular Symposia (accepted)

JP4.              S.M.J. Zaidi*, A.S. Sultan, I.A. Hussein, Rheological Properties of Aqueous Solutions of Sulfonated Poly(ether ether ketone), Polyetherimide and Polysulfone, submitted.

JP5.              S.M.J. Zaidi, Abdur-Rauf (2007), Recent advances in Polymer Membranes for PEMFC Applications, Macromolecular Symposia (accepted).

JP6.              Bello, S. U. Rahman , and S.M.J. Zaidi*,  “Comparative Studies on Measurement Techniques for Methanol Crossover through Polymer Electrolyte Membranes, submitted.

JP7.              Bello, S. U. Rahman , and S.M.J. Zaidi*,  “Comparative Evaluation of Methanol Crossover studies through Novel Composite SPEEK Membranes by Electrochemical Method, submitted.

JP8.              S.M.J. Zaidi*, M.I.Ahmed, S.U. Rahman (2006), "Novel SPEEK/ Heteropolyacids loaded Y-zeolite Composite Membranes for Medium Temperature Fuel cell Applications", Desalination, volume 193, 387 - 397 Pdf.

JP9.              S.M.J. Zaidi*, M.I. Ahmed, S. Ahmed, S.U. Rahman (2006). Conducty and Characterization of Heteropolyacids loaded Y Zeolite: A Novel Proton conducting material, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 91, 296-304 Pdf.

JP10.         S.M.J. Zaidi* ,M.I. Ahmed (2006). "Novel SPEEK/Heteropolyacids loaded MCM-41 Composite Membranes for Fuel Cell Applications, Journal of Membrane Science, 279,5 48-557 Pdf.

JP11.         S.M.J. Zaidi*, M.I. Ahmed, S. Ahmed (2006), "Proton Conducting Composites of Heteropolyacids loaded onto MCM-41", Journal of Power Sources, 157, 35-44 Pdf

JP12.         S.M.J. Zaidi*, S.U. Rahman, H.H. Redawi (2006), "R & D Activities of Fuel Cell Research at KFUPM”, Desalination, 332-340 Pdf.

JP13.         S.M.J. Zaidi (2005), "Preparation and Characterization of composite membranes using blends of SPEEK/PBI with boron phosphate", Electrochimica Acta, 50,4771-77 Pdf.

JP14.         S.M.J .Zaidi*, S.U. Rahman (2005), "Perfluorinated ionomer-boron phosphate composite membranes for DMFC Applications", Journal of Electrochemical Society, vol. 152, no. 8.A1590-A1594.

JP15.         S.M.J. Zaidi (2003), "Polymer sulfonation: a versatile route to prepare proton-conducting membrane material for advanced technologies", Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, vol. 28:2B,183-94.

JP16.         S.D.Mikhailenko, S.M.J. Zaidi , S.Kaliaguine (2001), Sulfonated Poly ether-ether ketone based composite polymer electrolyte membranes, Catalysis Today, vol. 67, no.1-3, 225-236 Pdf.

JP17.         N.S. Abo-Ghander, S. U. Rahman, and S.M.J. Zaidi (2006), A modified electrodialytic cell to recover heavy metals from wastewater, Port. Electrochimica, 24, no. 3, p367-376 Pdf.

JP18.         A. Nafees, S.U. Rahman, S.M. J. Zaidi, "Electrochemical Removal of Carbon Monoxide from Hydrogen Using Ni Catalyst", Electrochimica Acta (accepted).

JP19.         S.M.J. Zaidi, "Study of conductuvity of molecular sieve zeolites", submitted

JP20.         S.M.J. Zaidi, A.S. Sultan, "Thermal and Morphological Characterization of SPEEK membranes", submitted.

JP21.         S.M.J. Zaidi, A.S. Sultan, "Study of the Miscibility and Solution Properties of Sulfonated Poly (ether ether ketone) with Polyetherimide and Polysulfone Binary Blends", submitted.

JP22.         S.M.J. Zaidi, A.S. Sultan, Rheological and thermal characterization of blends of SPEEK with boron phosphate, submitted.

JP23.         S.M.J. Zaidi, S.D.Mikhailenko, M.D.Guiver, S. Kaliaguine (2000), `Proton Conducting Composite Membranes from Poly (ether ether ketone) and heteropolyacids for fuel cell applications, J.Membrane Science, 173, 17-34 Pdf.

JP24.         S.M.J. Zaidi, S.D.Mikhailenko, S.Kaliaguine (2000), `Electrical Properties of Sulfonated Polyether ether ketone/Polyetherimide blend membranes doped with inorganic acids`, J. Polymer Sci., Part B: Polymer Physics, 38, 1386-1395 Pdf.

JP25.         S.M.J. Zaidi, S.F.Chen, S.D.Mikhailenko and S. Kaliaguine (2000). ‘Proton Conducting Membranes based on Polyoxadiazoles’, J. New Materials for Electrochemical Systems, 3, 916-925 Pdf.

 Projects

1     Development of Highly Conductive Composite Membranes for Medium Temperature PEM Fuel Cells, KFUPM grant 2005-2008. Principal Investigator

2          Methanol Permeation through PEMFC: Evaluation of Electrochemical Techniques, Co- Investigator Sabic Grant no. SABIC-2005, 2005- 2006.

3          Development of New Polymer Composite Membranes For Direct Methanol Fuel Cell, ARI Grants, KFUPM, Project No. ARI 006, 2004-2005, Project Manager.

4          Thermal and Rheological Characterization of Composite membranes for fuel cell, SABIC grant, project No. SAB/2001/09, 2002-2004, Principal Investigator.

5.         Separation of Binary Organics mixtures using Novel Composite Polymeric membranes by Pervaporation, KFUPM Grant, 2006-2008, Principal Investigator

6          Investigation of the Influence of Molecular Structure on Molecular Characteristics of metallocene LLDPE by NMR, Light Scattering, DSC, and MD Simulation Techniques, KACST grant, 2003-2006, Co- Investigator

Graduate Students' Thesis


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