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Research Goals and Objectives

My research interest and experience is focused on synthesis and characterizations of functional nano- and micro-structures with novel electronic and photonic properties. The research activities involve inorganic and organic semiconductors synthesis, surface chemistry, nano- and micro-pattern assemblies. Photo-electrochemical techniques will be used as characterization tools for fundamental heterogeneous charge transfer and photo-physical process. In particular, studying how fundamental physical quanta – electrons, photons and phonons are coupled to each other in the nanometer scale and it can be manipulated to serve technological applications.

Possible applications are in inorganic/organic semiconductors interfaces (IOI), nano-structured inorganic solar cells, thin solid oxide fuel cells, and Hydrogen production. This research can be multidisciplinary in nature. This will maintain comprehensive experimental facilities for growth and analysis.

Current Ongoing Research

  • "Electrochemical Behavior of Immobilized HPA in Poly-pyrrol and Poly-aniline Films," Kasem Kasem and Gina Morandi
  • "Physicochemical studies on some transition metal complexes". K. Kasem and  Don Whetro
  • "Mechanism of electropolymerization of 8- Hydroxyquinoline" Kasem K. Kasem. 
  • "Characterization of Surface Modified CdS-Based Photoelectrochemical Cells". K. Kasem.
  • "Photoelectrochemical Studies of Native and Surface Modified CdSe Electrodes," K. Kasem. 

Memberships in Professional Societies

  • American Chemical Society
  • Electrochemical Society

Publication Articles

The following articles are published in referred journals.

  • Photoelectrochemical and Magnetic Studies on Photoactive Interface Thin Film Assemblies of Poly Bithiophene/Poly 3-(2-Thienyl) Aniline/ Fe2O3 in Aqueous Electrolytes. Thin Solid Films, 634, 2017, 56-65, 13th International Conference on Chemistry and ITS Role in Development, March 2017, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt
  • Creation of Hybrid Photoactive Inorganic/Organic Interface Assemblies of Cadmium Oxide mixtures (CdO2/CdO)/Poly-2,2-Bithiophene; Optical and Photoelectrochemical Investigations International Journal of Chemistry 2017,(9), 4, page 71.
  • Photoelectrochemical and Magnetic Studies on Photoactive Interface Thin Film Assemblies of Poly Bithiophene/Poly 3-(2-Thienyl) Aniline/ Ferromagnetic Mg-doped Fe2O3 in Aqueous Electrolytes. Thin Solid Films, 634, 2017, 56-65
  • System and method for Chemically authenticating items. Pub. Number US2016/0290940 A1. 2016.
  • "Electrochemical studies on a photoactive semiconductor organic/inorganic hybrid interface consisting of a poly tris [4-(2-thienyl) phenyl] amine and CdS nanoparticles." Synthetic Metals 2016 (217), 61-67.
  • "Creation of Photoactive Inorganic/Organic interfaces using Occlusion Electrodeposition Process of Inorganic nanoparticles during electropolymerization of 2,2',5,2"- Terthiophene", International Journal of Chemistry, 2016 (8) 2, pp1-8.
  • "Photoelectrochemical, and Magnetic Studies on Photoactive Interface Assemblies of Poly Dithiophene (PDTh)/Poly 2 Thionyl Aniline (2ThA)/ Ferromagnetic Mg-doped Aqueous Electrolytes.", in prepublication review 2016.
  • Photoelectrochemical Studies on Aqueous Nano Suspensions of Some metal oxides/Chalcogonides Semiconductors for hydrogen production. Efficient harvesting of Solar Energy. Bulletin of Material Sciences. 2015. 38 (2) pp 303-308.
  • Photoelectrochemical Studies on High Specific Capacitance - Photoactive Interfaces Based on poly 3,4  Ethylenedioxythiophene/Metal Oxides Assemblies. J. Material sciences and chemical engineering. 2015. 3, 88-97.
  • Photo-electrochemically active inorganic/organic interface s consists of Zn-Doped WO3/poly4-(thiophene-3-yl) aniline. International Journal of chemistry. 2015, 7(1), pp 146-154.
  • Photoelectrochemical Studies at TiO2/Poly 2-Anilino 1,4 Naphthoquinone Interfaces. J. of surface and Interface materials, 2014. (2), pp 1-7.
  • Photoelectrochemical Studies on Inorganic/Organic Aqueous Nano-Suspensions Made by TiO2/polyNeutral RedAssembly. Meditterranean Journal of chemistry. 2014, 3(3), pp 883-893.
  • Photoelectrochemical Studies on TiO2 -Doped Ce (III/IV) Oxides Nanoparticles in Aqueous Electrolytes. Material Seiences and Applications. 2013, 4, pp 737-643.
  • Photoelectrochemical Studies on CdS/Poly Ethyl -Aniline Interfaces. International Journal of Chemistry. 2013. Vol. 5(3), 76-86.
  • Photoelectrochemical Studies on Aqueous Nano Suspensions of Some metal oxides/Chalcogonides Semiconductors for hydrogen production. Efficient Harvesting of Solar Energy. 11th International Conference On chemistry and Its Role in Development, Mansura -Sharm El-Sheikh March, 2013. Page 73.
  • Photoelectrochemical and Spectroscopic Studies of Colloidal Nano-Particles of Mixed TiO2/V2O5 Metal- Oxide Semiconductors. Material Science and Application, 2012 ,3,265-271.
  • Role of Platinum in Photoelectrochemical Studies Related to Solar Energy Harvesting. Platinum Metal Review, 2012, 56(4), 221-228.
  • Photoelectrochemical Studies at CdS/PTTH Nanoparticles Interfaces. Material Science and Application, 2012 ,3, 719-727.
  • Photoelectrochemical Production of Hydrogen in Aqueous Suspensions Nanoparticles Composites of CdS/ZnS. Material Science and applications. 2011,2, 1631-1638.
  • Photo-electrochemical studies on aqueous suspensions of 3 - dodecyl 2-5 di-thionyl pyrrole/metal oxide photoactive interfaces. Surface and Interface Analysis, 2011, 43, 1527-1531.
  • Photo-electrochemical studies on copper (I) oxide thienyl pyrroles interfaces. International Journal of material Science, Vol 6(3), 2011 , p321-330.
  • Photoelectrochemical Studies on Aqueous Suspensions of Mixed CdS/ZnS Nanoparticle Composites for Hydrogen Production. Cairo 12th International Conference in Energy & Environment, 2011.
  • Photodissociation of water using colloidal nanoparticles of doped titanium (IV) oxide semiconductors for hydrogen production. Current Science, 99(8), 2010, 1087-1092.
  • Photolysis of Aqueous Colloidal Zinc Oxide Nano-particles for Hydrogen Production: Evidence of dual function of both suspension particles and hydrated electron suppliers. CACS Communications, 4(1),  2010, pp 13-17.
  • Hydrogen Production by Selective Photo-dissociation of Water in Aqueous Colloidal Nano-particles of Doped Iron (III) Oxides Semiconductors. J. Mat. Sci. & Techno., 2010, vol. 26(7), pp. 619-624.
  • Electrochemical studies on metal-hexacyano cobalate (III) thin solid films in aqueous electrolytes. J. Mat. Sci. Poland , 2010, vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 439-449.
  • Photoelectrochemical Studies on Poly 1-( 2-Aminophenyl)Pyrrole: Creation of a Photoactive Inorganic /Organic Semiconductor Interface (IOI) ".  Canadian J. of chem., 2009, 87, 1109-1116.
  • Selective Photolysis of aqueous colloidal nano-particles of some metal oxide semiconductors for hydrogen production. Oriental journal of Chemistry, 2009, 25, 1-6.
  • Photo-generation of Hydrogen from Aqueous Colloidal Nano-particles of Some Metal- Oxides Semiconductors. Proceeding of Cairo 11th international conference, and 8th world solar electricity, 2009.
  • Photo-electrochemical studies on colloidal copper (I) oxide/modified with some organic semiconductors; Incentive for the Use of Nano-Particle Systems. Bulletin of Material Sciences, 2008, 31(7) 1-5.
  • Platinum as  Reference Electrode in electrochemical measurements. Published in Platinum Metals review, 2008, 52 (2) 100-106.
  • Photo-electrochemical Studies on copper Oxides/Chalcogenides Semiconductors. 10th. International Conference on energy and environment, 2007.
  • Electrochemical behavior of Hexacyano Iron (III) In frozen Aqueous electrolytes. American Journal of undergraduate research. 2006, 5(4) 25.
  • Electrochemical Behavior Of some Redox Systems pendant in Agar Gel. J. of New materials for Electrochemical Systems, 8, 2005,189-195.
  • Electrochemical, Catalytic behavior of Iridium hexacyanometalates thin film in aqueous electrolytes. Platinum Metals Review, 2004,  (48)4, 159-167.
  • Electrochemical Synthesis of Zeollite-like Ruthenium Based Hexacyanometalates Multi-film Assemblies.J. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 66, 2003,133-141.
  • Electrochemistry in Thin Solid Films of Prussian Blue; A Model Demonstration of Reversible Behavior.Kasem K.. Kasem Et al, American Journal of undergraduate Research , 2(1), 2003, 27-36.
  • Electrochemical Studies on Substituted Iron-HexacyanoironIII Bi-layered Thin Films at Glassy Carbon Electrode/Electrolyte Interface.  Interface Sciences, 10, 2002, 261-269.
  • Electrodeposition of Catalytically active mixed soild film of hexacyanoferrate and decavanadates. K. Kasem, J. Applied Electrochemistry ,31, 2001, 1125-1129.
  • Electrochemical Behavior of iron-hexacynoruthenate(II) thin films in aqueous electrolytes: potential analytical and catalytic applications. K. Kasem, Material Science & Engineering B, 83, 2001, 97-105.
  • Electrochemical and Adsorption Studies on the Formation of Poly 8- Hydroxyquinaldine Thin Films at Glassy Carbon/Electrolyte Interface. K. Kasem, Interface Sciences, 8, 2000, 111-121.
  • Photoelectrochemical Studies on Stationary surface Modified CdSe electrodes. J. Mat. Sci. &Eng. B65. 1999, 127-134.
  • Electrodeposition of Doped Solid Film of Phosphomolybdates. K. Kasem, J Applied Electrochemistry, 29, 1999, 1471-1473.
  • Photo-electrochemistry at Polymer/Semiconductor Interface. Characterization of Surface Modified CdS Based Photovoltaic Cells. K. Kasem, J. Material Science, 34, 1999, 5273-5242.
  • Modified electrodes with synthetic bio-catalytic membrane. Kasem Kasem, Josie Sheets, and Natalie Koon. Biotechnol. Progress, 14, 1998, 791-796.
  • Electrochemical behavior of Sodium 12-Tungstodicobaltoate in aqueous and mixed solvent electrolytes. K. Kasem, J. of Electrochimica Acta, 41(2), 1996, 205-211.
  • Effect of both electrode material and polymer configuration on the performance of the electrochemical sensor based immobilized enzyme electrode. Kasem K. Kasem, Josie Sheets and Natalie Koon, Annali di Chimica, 86, 1996, 449-461.
  • Electrochemistry of Polyoxometalates Immobilized in Ion Exchange Polymers Films. K. Kasem and F.A Schultz, Canadian Journal Of Chemistry, 73, 1995,  858-864.
  • Modified electrodes for electrocatalysis. Kasem K. Kasem and F.A. Schultz. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science, 104(3-4), 1995, 185-192.
  • Ion Exchange and Charge transport Properties of Polymeric Tris(4-vinyl-4'-methyl-2,2'-bipyridine) ruthenium(II) Films. Kasem K. Kasem and F.A Schultz, J. of  Inorganic and Organometallic polymers, 4(4) 1994, 377-390.
  • Solvent Effects on the Redox Behavior of Silicotungstates in Mixtures of Some Oxoanions and Their Potential Analytical Applications. Kasem K. Kasem, Annali Di Chimica, 84, 1994, 365-377.
  • Effect of the anodization current density and time on the corrosion of Al-Mn alloy. Abou-El-WafaMoustafa H.M.; El-Cheikh, Hesham Mansour, F.M.; Kasem, K.K.. Commun. Fac. Sci. Univ. Ankara, Ser. B: Chem. Chem. Eng. (1994), 36(1-2), 27-35.
  • Effect of Competitive Binding on the Amperometric Determination of Copper with  Electrodes Modified with Chromotrope 2B. K.K. Kasem and H.D. Abruna. Talanta 38(1)  1991,  pp. 89-93.
  • Lipophile Exchange Membranes as Electroactive Assemblies on Electrode Surface. K.K. Kasem, M. Zelden, W. Fife, and Charlis R. Leinder. J. of Electroanalytical Chemistry. 296, 1990, pp 221-231.
  • Effect of some trimethine merocyanine dyes on the corrosion of aluminum and aluminum manganese. Abou-El-WafaMoustafa H. M.; Mansour, Hesham; El-Cheikh, F. M.; Kasem, K. K.. Pak. J. Sci. Ind. Res. (1990), 33(5-6), 208-12.
  • Anodization of aluminum and some of its alloys in organic and inorganic acidsMansour, Hesham; Abou-El-WafaMoustafa H. M.; El-Cheikh, F. M.; Kasem, K. K.. . J. Indian Chem. Soc. (1989), 66(12), 908-10. CODEN: JICSAH ISSN:0019-4522.
  • Role of acid concentration on the anodic film properties of aluminum and aluminum-manganese alloy. Abou-El-WafaMoustafa H. M.; Mansour, Hesham; El-Cheikh, F. M.; Kasem, K. K..  J. Indian Chem. Soc. (1989), 66(12), 858-61.
  • Effect of the anodization current density and time on the corrosion of aluminum and aluminum-manganese alloy.  Abou-El-WafaMoustafa H. M.; Mansour, Hesham; El-Cheikh, F. M.; Kasem, K. K.  Pak. J. Sci. Ind. Res. (1989), 32(6), 366-9.
  • Electroanalysis with Modified Carbon Paste Electrodes; Coordination Trends, Selectivity and Sensitivity. K.K. Kasem, Hector D. Abruna.  J. of Electroanalytical Chemistry.  242, 1988,  87.
  • Efficiency of alkylamines in retarding the dissolution of electrolytic cadmium. Noubi, G. A.; Gahli, H.; Kasem, K. K.; Mansour, H.  J. ElectrochemSoc. India (1982), 31(4), 182-7.
  • Effect of Aliphatic Acid Anions on the Standard Potentials of Calomel Lik Electrodes. K.K. Kasem, Annali di chimica, 72, 1982,  503-9.
  • Additional Physical Properties of Butyrate and Iso-Butyrate Anions. K.K. Kasem and M.TEsmaeil, Revue Roumaine de Chimie, 27, 1982, 479.
  • Electrosynthesis of Organic Compounds I-Synthesis Succinic, Adipic, and Suberic   Acids, and their Methyl Esters. Ismail, M.T., K.K. Kasem, and Abdel-Wahab. A.A. Bull. Sci. Assiut University,  11(1), 1982, 121-6.
  • The Electrodeposition of Zn and Ni in the Presence of Acetylacetone; the Behavior of Ligand as Both an inhibitor and Depolarizer. M.M. Aly, f.M. El-chiek, K.K. Kasem, and H.M. Kilia. J. of the Indian Chemical Society, 57(12), 1980, 1223-5.
  • Electrodeposition of Cd-Ni Alloys from Solutions Containing Organic Anions. M.M. Aly, F.M. El-Chiek, and K.K. Kasem. Revue Roumaine de Chimie. Vol. 24, 1979, 506.
  • The Effect of Halides on the Corrosion of Zinc in Acidic Medium. F. El-Chiek, G. Nobi, and K. Kasem. Bull. of Sci. Assiut University. 7(1). 1978, 1.
  • A Study on the Effect of Amino Acids on Al-Mn Alloy Corrosion in HCl Solution. F. El-Chiek, G. Nobi, and K. Kasem, Bullof Faculty of Sci. Assiut University. 7(1). 1978.
  • Glycinate Bath for Cd-Ni Alloys. F. El-Chiek, I.M. Issa, and K. Kasem. Annali di ChimicaVol. 67. 1977. 

Papers at National/International Meetings

  • 1996 National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Austin, TX.
    • Electrochemical behavior of some mixed addendia.
  • 1996 National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Ashvelle, NC.
    • Surface modification of glassy carbon electrodes.
    • Polyoxometalates-based polymer films as modifiers for electrode surfaces. 
  • 1995 National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Schenectady, NY.
    • Modified Glassy carbon electrode surfaces as electrochemical sensor for enzyme-substrate interaction. 
  • 1994 National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Kalamazoo, MI.
    • Enzyme electrode based immobilized glucose oxidase in polymer films. 
  • 1993 International Electroanalytical Symposium, Indianapolis, IN.
    • Electroanalytical determination of silicotungstates in a mixture of some oxoanions; solvent effect criteria. 
    • Electrochemical behavior of Sodium 12 - Tungestodicobaltoate in aqueous and mixed solvent electrolytes. 
  • 1989 American Chemical Society (197th) Dallas, TX.
    • Ion exchange and charge transport properties of polymeric Ru(vppy)3 films. 
    • Incorporation and electrocatalytic properties of polyoxometalates in ion exchange polymer films.
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