Researcher

Dr Mohannad Aref Jadallah Mayyas

Biography

Dr Mohannad Mayyas is a research scientist in the field of materials chemistry. Over the last few years, he made scientific contributions to several subjects and published in high-profile journals. Dr Mayyas expertise lies at the intersection of diverse areas in nanotechnology, energy, electrochemistry, and chemical metallurgy. His career includes considerable experience working closely with the Australian mining and manufacturing industries...view more

Dr Mohannad Mayyas is a research scientist in the field of materials chemistry. Over the last few years, he made scientific contributions to several subjects and published in high-profile journals. Dr Mayyas expertise lies at the intersection of diverse areas in nanotechnology, energy, electrochemistry, and chemical metallurgy. His career includes considerable experience working closely with the Australian mining and manufacturing industries to provide practical solutions for processing minerals and complex waste streams. His current research is seeking to advance the metals industry by implementing new energy-efficient and sustainable protocols for the separation and refinement of post-transition metals.

Research interests 

Extractive metallurgy – Electrochemical interfaces – Nanotechnology – Hydrometallurgy – Uranium isolation – Ionic exchangers – Liquid metals – Advanced characterizations

Academic affiliations:

2019 – present: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Chemical Engineering, University of New South Wales, Australia

2015 – 2018: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales, Australia

2012 – 2014: Master of Engineering (Mineral Processing Engineering), Department of Chemical Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology, China

Professional experience:

2014 – 2015: Metallurgist, Uranium Mining and Extraction Directorate, Jordan Atomic Energy Commission, Jordan

2011 – 2011: Minerals Engineer, Areva Mines – Jordan French Uranium Mining Company, Jordan

Publications highlights:

• 1 paper in Nature Nanotechnology (IF=39.213)

• 3 papers in Advanced Materials (IF=30.849)

• 1 paper in Joule (IF=41.248)

• 3 papers in Advanced Functional Materials (IF=18.808)

• 4 papers in ACS Nano (IF=15.881)

Selected publications:

Tang J; Lambie S; Meftahi N; Christofferson A; Yang J; Ghasemian M; Han J; Allioux F; Rahim M; Mayyas M; Daeneke T; McConville C; Steenbergen K; Kaner R; Russo S; Gaston N; Kalantar-Zadeh K, 2021. ‘Unique surface patterns emerging during solidification of liquid metal alloys’. Nature Nanotechnology https://doi.org/10.1038/s41565-020-00835-7

Mayyas M*; Mousavi M; Abbasi R; Li H; Christoe MJ; Han J; Wang Y; Zhang C; Tang J; Yang J; Allioux FM; O'Mullane AP; Kalantar-Zadeh K, 2020, 'Pulsing liquid alloys for nanomaterials synthesis', ACS Nano, vol. 14, pp. 14070 - 14079, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.0c06724

Zuraiqi K; Zavabeti A; Allioux FM; Tang J; Nguyen CK; Tafazolymotie P; Mayyas M; Ramarao AV; Spencer M; Shah K; McConville CF; Kalantar-Zadeh K; Chiang K; Daeneke T, 2020, 'Liquid Metals in Catalysis for Energy Applications', Joule, vol. 4, pp. 2290 - 2321, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.joule.2020.10.012

Mayyas M; Li H; Kumar P; Ghasemian MB; Yang J; Wang Y; Lawes DJ; Han J; Saborio MG; Lee SH; Seong WK; Russo SP; Daeneke T; Kaner RB; Ruoff RS; Kalantar-Zadeh K, 2020, 'Liquid-Metal-Templated Synthesis of 2D Graphitic Materials at Room Temperature', Advanced Materials, vol. 32, pp. 2001997 - 2001997, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.202001997

Wang Y; Mayyas M*; Yang J; Tang J; Ghasemian MB; Han J; Elbourne A; Daeneke T; Kaner RB; Kalantar-Zadeh K, 2020, 'Self-Deposition of 2D Molybdenum Sulfides on Liquid Metals', Advanced Functional Materials, pp. 2005866 - 2005866, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202005866

Allioux FM; Merhebi S; Ghasemian MB; Tang J; Merenda A; Abbasi R; Mayyas M; Daeneke T; O'Mullane AP; Daiyan R; Amal R; Kalantar-Zadeh K, 2020, 'Bi-Sn Catalytic Foam Governed by Nanometallurgy of Liquid Metals', Nano Letters, vol. 20, pp. 4403 - 4409, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c01170

Saborio MG; Cai S; Tang J; Ghasemian MB; Mayyas M; Han J; Christoe MJ; Peng S; Kalantar-Zadeh K, 2020, 'Liquid Metal Droplet and Graphene Co-Fillers for Electrically Conductive Flexible Composites', Small, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/smll.201903753

Yang J; Mayyas M; Tang J; Ghasemian MB; Yang H; Watanabe K; Taniguchi T; Ou Q; Li LH; Bao Q; Kalantar-Zadeh K, 2020, 'Boundary-Induced Auxiliary Features in Scattering-Type Near-Field Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy', ACS Nano, vol. 14, pp. 1123 - 1132, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.9b08895

Rahim MA; Centurion F; Han J; Abbasi R; Mayyas M; Sun J; Christoe MJ; Allioux FM; Ghasemian MB; Yang J; Tang J; Daeneke T; Mettu S; Zhang J; Uddin MH; Jalili R; Kalantar-Zadeh K, 2020, 'Polyphenol-Induced Adhesive Liquid Metal Inks for Substrate-Independent Direct Pen Writing', Advanced Functional Materials, pp. 2007336 - 2007336, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202007336

Ghasemian MB; Mayyas M; Yang J; Mofarah SS; Adabifiroozjaei E; Tang J; O'Mullane AP; Daeneke T; Kalantar-Zadeh K, 2019, 'Self-Limiting Galvanic Growth of MnO2 Monolayers on a Liquid Metal—Applied to Photocatalysis', Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 29, pp. 1901649 - 1901649, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201901649

Mayyas M*; Sahajwalla V, 2019, 'Carbon nano-sponge with enhanced electrochemical properties: A new understanding of carbon activation', Chemical Engineering Journal, vol. 358, pp. 980 - 991, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2018.10.094


My Qualifications

- PhD degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), 2018.

- MSc degree in Chemical Engineering (Mineral Processing) from China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT), 2014.


My Awards

2017    Best presentation award at the 19th International Conference on Sustainable Technologies (ICST), Netherlands.

2015    The University of New South Wales International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) for study toward a PhD in Material Science and Engineering.

2011   China Scholarship Council (CSC) Postgraduate Research Scholarship, under the framework of the nuclear cooperation agreement between the kingdom of Jordan and PR China – awarded by the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission.

2011    Jordan Engineers Association's first prize for the best graduation project among the Jordanian universities in 2011.

2009    University Honour Award for distinguished students in 2009.

2007    Jordan Armed Forces Undergraduate Scholarship.


My Research Activities

• Editorial advisory board member of Nanoparticle journal: https://www.jnanoparticle.com/editorial-board

• Editorial team member of Advanced Nano Computing and Analytics:

https://researchlakejournals.com/index.php/IJANCA/EditorialTeam

• Reviewer for the following journals: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Electrochimca Acta, ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, Molecules, Chemical Engineering, Cleaner Production, Waste Management, Materials, Metals, Materials Today Communications, and Minerals.

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Location

Science and Engineering Building E8, Level 5, 517WS22.