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Best Teaching Award 2018

Thomson Highly Cited Researcher 2018

Books and Book Chapters (Selected):

  Beautiful Tomorrow Never Comes! When It Comes, It’s Already Today! In The Search For Beautiful Tomorrow, Don’t lose Your Wonderful “Today”
     Google scholar
        Citations  >10,000;   h-index  >50;   i10-index  >110
In Progress 
 Surface Science of Adsorbents and Nanoadsorbents
Publisher: Elsevier,
Release Date: May, 2018|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 350
In Progress 
 Hybrid Materials
Publisher: Elsevier,
Release Date: January, 2018|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 400

 Nanotechnology in Oil and Gas Industries: Principles and Applications
Publisher: Springer,
Release Date: June, 2017|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 500
ISBN-10: 3319606298
ISBN-13: 978-3319606293

Advanced Nanomaterials for Water Engineering, Treatment, and Hydraulics   

Publisher: IGI, Pennsylvania (USA),
Release Date: March, 2017|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781522521365
Nanomaterial and polymer membranes: synthesis, characterization, and applications
Publisher: Elsevier,
Release Date: 2016|Copyright: © 2016 |
Pages: 284
ISBN13: 9780128047033
Applying Nanotechnology to the Desulfurization Process in Petroleum Engineering
Publisher: IGI, Pennsylvania (USA),
Release Date: October, 2015|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 555
ISBN13: 9781466695450

Syntheses and Applications of Carbon Nanotubes and Their Composites
Chapter title: The role of Carbon Nanotubes in enhancement of Photocatalysis” in the Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials
Publisher: Intech, Croatia - European Union
Date: 2013                             
DOI: 10.5772/3377                                              
ISBN 978-953-51-1125-2,
Graphene Science Handbook: Fabrication Methods
Chapter Title: Fabrication and Characterization of Graphene and Graphene/Metal Oxide Nanocomposites
Publisher: CRC Press
Pages 551–564
Print ISBN: 978-1-4665-9127-1
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4665-9128-8
DOI: 10.1201/b19606-39
Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials: Carbon Nanotubes - From Research to Applications
Publisher: InTech
Published: 2011 under CC BY-NC-SA
Chapter Title: Syntheses of Carbon Nanotube-Metal Oxides Composites; Adsorption and Photo-degradation
ISBN 978-953-307-500-6,
DOI: 10.5772/18009
Book on Ion Exchange, Adsorption and Solvent Extraction
Publisher: NOVA Science Publisher,
Chapter title: Adsorption on Carbon Nanotube
Pub. Date: 2013
Pages: 348, 7x10 - (NBC-C)
ISBN: 978-1-62417-887-0
Advanced Carbon Materials and Technology
Chapter Ttitle : Covalent and Non-Covalent Functionalization of Carbon nanotube: Applications
Publisher: WILEY-Scrivener Publishing LLC, USA,
Date: 2014 (317–330),
ISBN: 9781118686232

 Refereed Journal Articles (selected out of the last 3 years):

for complete list, please see google scholar or Scopus

ResearcherID: M-5606-2015
Scopus Author ID: 35103346400

updated 1/1/2017


Tawfik A. Saleh, I.B. Rachman, S.S.Ali. 2017, Tailoring hydrophobic branch in polyzwitterionic resin for simultaneous capturing of Hg(II) and methylene blue with response surface optimization, Nature Scientific Reports, 7, Article number: 4573 (2017). 

M.Jabli, Tawfik A. Saleh, N. Sebeia, Dimethyl diallyl ammonium chloride and diallylamin Co-polymer modified bio-film derived from palm dates for the adsorption of dyes, Nature Scientific Reports, 7, Article number: 14448 (2017)

Tawfik A. Saleh, MM Al-Shalalfeh, AA Al-Saadi, 2016, Graphene Dendrimer-stabilized silver nanoparticles for detection of methimazole using Surface-enhanced Raman scattering with computational assignment, Nature Scientific Reports 6, 30;6:32185. doi: 10.1038/srep32185. 

GI Danmaliki, Tawfik A. Saleh, 2016, Influence of conversion parameters of waste tires to activated carbon on adsorption of dibenzothiophene from model fuels, Journal of Cleaner Production 117, 50-55 ISI IF= 6.3

MM Al-Shalalfeh, Tawfik A. Saleh, AA Al-Saadi, 2016, Silver colloid and film substrates in surface-enhanced Raman scattering for 2-thiouracil detection, RSC Advances 6 (79), 75282-75292; ISI IF=3.3

GI Danmaliki, Tawfik A. Saleh, 2017, Effects of bimetallic Fe− Ce nanoparticles on the desulfurization of thiophenes using activated carbon, Chemical Engineering Journal, 307, 914–927 ISI IF=6.2

TA Saleh, GI Danmaliki, 2016, Influence of acidic and basic treatments of activated carbon derived from waste rubber tires on adsorptive desulfurization of thiophenes, Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers 60, 460-468 ISI IF=4.2   

Tawfik A. Saleh, GI Danmaliki, 2016, Adsorptive desulfurization of dibenzothiophene from fuels by rubber tyres-derived carbons: Kinetics and isotherms evaluation, Process Safety and Environmental Protection 102, 9-19 ISI IF=3.8                 

TA Saleh, A Sarı, M Tuzen, 2016, Chitosan-modified vermiculite for As (III) adsorption from aqueous solution: Equilibrium, thermodynamic and kinetic studies, Journal of Molecular Liquids 219, 937-945 ISI IF=3.8    

K Haruna, TA Saleh, MK Hossain, AA Al-Saadi, 2016, Hydroxylamine Reduced Silver colloid for Naphthalene and Phenanthrene detection using Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy, Chemical Engineering Journal, 304, 141–148 ISI IF=6.2

TA Saleh, A Sarı, M Tuzen, 2017, Effective adsorption of antimony (III) from aqueous solutions by polyamide-graphene composite as a novel adsorbent, Chemical Engineering Journal, 307, 230–238    

TA Saleh, AM Muhammad, B Tawabini, SA Ali, 2016, Aminomethylphosphonate Chelating Ligand and Octadecyl Alkyl Chain in a Resin for Simultaneous Removal of Co (II) Ions and Organic Contaminants, Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data 61 (9), 3377-3385 

TA Saleh, AM Muhammad, SA Ali, 2016. Synthesis of hydrophobic cross-linked polyzwitterionic acid for simultaneous sorption of Eriochrome black T and chromium ions from binary hazardous waters, Journal of colloid and interface science 468, 324-333   

AA Alswat, MB Ahmad, TA Saleh, MZB Hussein, NA Ibrahim, 2016, Effect of Zinc Oxide amounts on the properties and Antibacterial activities of Zeolite/Zinc Oxide Nanocomposite,  Materials Science and Engineering: C

SA Haladu, AM Muhammad, TA Saleh, SA Ali, 2016, Synthesis of novel cross-linked cyclopolymer bearing polyzwitterion-dianionic moieties and its sorption efficiency for Ni (II) removal from waters, Chemical Engineering Research and Design 106, 337-346       

MA Gondal, TA Fasasi, A Mekki, TA Saleh, AM Ilyas, TF Qahtan, X Chang, Phase Transformation and Structural Characterization Studies of Aluminum Oxide (Al2O3) Nanoparticles Synthesized Using an Elegant Pulsed Laser Ablation in Liquids Technique, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters 8 (11), 953-960, 2016           

KS Resmi, K Haruna, YS Mary, CY Panicker, TA Saleh, AA Al-Saadi, Conformational, NBO, NLO, HOMO-LUMO, NMR, electronic spectral study and molecular docking study of N, N-Dimethyl-3-(10H-phenothiazin-10-yl)-1-propanamine, 2016, Journal of Molecular Structure 1122, 268-279

K Haruna, TA Saleh, J Al Thagfi, AA Al-Saadi, Structural properties, vibrational spectra and surface-enhanced Raman scattering of 2, 4, 6-trichloro-and tribromoanilines: A comparative study, 2016, Journal of Molecular Structure 1121, 7-15  

AA Alswat, MB Ahmad, TA Saleh, Zeolite modified with copper oxide and iron oxide for lead and arsenic adsorption from aqueous solutions, 2016, Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology-Aqua 65 (6), 465-479     

TA Saleh, MN Siddiqui, AA Al-Arfaj, Kinetic and intraparticle diffusion studies of carbon nanotubes-titania for desulfurization of fuels     2016, Petroleum Science and Technology 34 (16), 1468-1474         

MN Siddiqui, HH Redhwi, AA Al-Saadi, M Rajeh, TA Saleh, 2016, Kinetic and computational evaluation of activated carbon produced from rubber tires toward the adsorption of nickel in aqueous solutions, Desalination and Water Treatment 57 (37), 17570-17578 

MSA Abdelbassit, KR Alhooshani, TA Saleh, 2016, Silica nanoparticles loaded on activated carbon for simultaneous removal of dichloromethane, trichloromethane, and carbon tetrachloride, Advanced Powder Technology 27 (4), 1719-1729           

SA Ganiyu, K Alhooshani, KO Sulaiman, Q Muhammad, IA Bakare, 2016, Influence of Aluminium impregnation on Activated Carbon for Enhanced Desulfurization of DBT at Ambient Temperature: Role of Surface Acidity and Textural Properties, Chemical Engineering Journal, 303, 489–500      

M Qamar, MO Fawakhiry, AM Azad, MI Ahmed, A Khan, TA Saleh, 2016, Selective photocatalytic oxidation of aromatic alcohols into aldehydes by tungsten blue oxide (TBO) anchored with Pt nanoparticles, RSC Advances 6 (75), 71108-71116

TA Saleh, 2016, Nanocomposite of carbon nanotubes/silica nanoparticles and their use for adsorption of Pb (II): from surface properties to sorption mechanism, Desalination and Water Treatment 57 (23), 10730-10744           

TA Saleh, 2015, Mercury sorption by silica/carbon nanotubes and silica/activated carbon: a comparison study, Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology-Aqua 64 (8), 892-903 

BR Fox, BL Brinich, JL Male, RL Hubbard, MN Siddiqui, TA Saleh, David R Tyler, 2015, Enhanced oxidative desulfurization in a film-shear reactor, Fuel 156, 142-147    

TA Saleh, 2015, Isotherm, kinetic, and thermodynamic studies on Hg (II) adsorption from aqueous solution by silica-multiwall carbon nanotubes, Environmental Science and Pollution Research 22 (21), 16721-16731 

TA Saleh, KR Alhooshani, MSA Abdelbassit, 2015, Evaluation of AC/ZnO composite for sorption of dichloromethane, trichloromethane and carbon tetrachloride: kinetics and isotherms, Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers 55, 159-169

TA Saleh, SA Haladu, SA Ali, 2015, A novel cross-linked pH-responsive tetrapolymer: Synthesis, characterization and sorption evaluation towards Cr (III), Chemical Engineering Journal 269, 9-19

AM Alansi, WZ Alkayali, MH Al-qunaibit, TF Qahtan, TA Saleh, 2015, Synthesis of exfoliated polystyrene/anionic clay MgAl-layered double hydroxide: structural and thermal properties, RSC Advances 5 (87), 71441-71448     

ZA Jamiu, TA Saleh, SA Ali, 2015, Synthesis of a unique cross-linked polyzwitterion/anion with an aspartic acid residue and its use for Pb 2+ removal from aqueous solution, RSC Advances 5 (53), 42222-42232

TA Saleh, VK Gupta, 2014, Processing methods, characteristics and adsorption behavior of tire derived carbons: a review, Advances in colloid and interface science 211, 93-101   

AF Al-Ahmadi, MA Al-Daous, TA Saleh, 2014, Effect of Calcination Temperature on the Morphology of Carbon Nanosphere Synthesized from Polymethylmethacrylate., Advanced Materials Research 974



Patents and Copyright Awarded (selected)

.         ” Plate Reactor”, USPTO Pat. Docket No. 32185.77 Publication Date: 01/17/2013 Application Number: 13/176700, Patent number: U.S. 8480964 B2 Date of patent issued Jul. 9, 2013

.         ” Method for Detection of Cyanide in Water”, USPTO Pat. Appl No. US 2010-801547, Filed June 14th ,2010, Pub. No. US 2011/0303555 A1, Pub. Date Dec 15, 2011, Patent No.: US 8,460,538 B2, Date of Patent issued: Jun. 11, 2013.

Learning and Educational Papers (selected):

.        Tawfik A. Saleh, Strategy for Integrating Basic Concepts of Nanotechnology to Enhance Undergraduate Education, American Scientific Publishers, Journal of Nano Education, Volume 4, Numbers 1-2, 2013 , pp. 1-7(7)

.       See the list of learning and educational papers under Teaching  icon 

Conference and Presentations (selected):

.        Tawfik. A. Saleh, Danmaliki, Gaddafi I., Screening the adsorptive effect of metal oxides nanoparticles loaded activated carbons for sulfur compounds, 249th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Denver, CO, United States, March 22-26, 2015 (2015), ENFL-456.

.        A. F. Al-Ahmadi, M. A. Al-Daous, and Tawfik A. Saleh, Effect of calcination Temperature on the morphology of carbon nanosphere synthesized from Polymethylmethacrylate, The 2014 5th International Conference on Material and Manufacturing Technology held in Kuala Lumpur, May 8-9, 2014., ID T059

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