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Hani El-Kaderi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
(804) 828-7505
Oliver Hall 4019


B.Sc., Chemistry, University of Western Ontario
Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, Wayne State University
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California Los Angeles

Research interests

Research efforts in the El-Kaderi group focus on the synthesis of porous organic and inorganic materials and their use in clean energy applications. We are interested in developing new synthetic methodologies to create highly porous materials that can store hydrogen and methane for onboard automotive applications. Other research area of interest to us is the use of multifunctional porous organic polymers in selective gas capture and separation processes or sensing. Carbon dioxide separation from flue gas and methane-rich gases (natural gas, shale gas, landfill gas) is very important for environment protection and for methane fuel upgrading. We are addressing these challenges by targeted synthesis of physicochemically stable porous organic polymers that have CO2 selective sites. In addition, we are interested in using computational tools (DFT) to identify the binding sites of small gas molecules and to understand the impact of the electronic nature of building units on gas binding affinity.

Research projects are designed to provide students with broad experience in materials synthesis, characterization, and testing. Our research requires students to master several skills including material design and modeling, synthesis of porous organic and inorganic architectures, and a variety of characterization techniques including NMR, PXRD, SEM, TEM, XPS, etc.

Select publications

Norouzi, N.; Das, M. K.; Richard, A. J.; Ibrahim, A. A.; El-Kaderi, H.M.*; El-Shall M. S.*, “Heterogeneous Catalysis by Ultra-small Bimetallic Nanoparticles Surpassing Homogeneous Catalysis for Carbon-Carbon Bond Forming Reactions,” Nanoscale, 2020, 12, 19191-19202

Abdelkader, A. A.; Norouzi, N.; Rodene, D. D.; Alzharani, A.; Gupta, R. B.; El-Kaderi, H. M.* “Electrocatalytic Cathodes Based on Cobalt Nanoparticles Supported on Nitrogen-Doped Porous Carbon by Strong Electrostatic Adsorption for Advanced Lithium-Sulfur Batteries,” Energy and Fuels, 2020, 34, 10, 13038-13047

Abdelkader, A. A.; Rodene, D. D.; Norouzi, N.; Alzharani, A.; Weeraratne, K. S.; Gupta, R. B.; El-Kaderi, H. M.* “Multifunctional Electrocatalytic Cathodes Derived from Metal Organic Frameworks for Advanced Lithium-Sulfur Batteries,” Chem. - A Eur. J. 2020 26, 13896-13903

Norouzi, N.; Choudhury, F. A El-Kaderi, H. M.*, Iron Phosphide Doped, Porous Carbon as an Efficient Electrocatalyst for Oxygen Reduction Reaction,  ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2020, 3, 2537-2546 (https://doi.org/10.1021/acsaem.9b02250).

Weeraratne, K. S.; Alzharani, A. A.; El-Kaderi, H. M.*, Redox-Active Porous Organic Polymers as Novel Electrode Materials for Green Rechargeable Sodium-Ion Batteries. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2019, 11, 23520-23526. (https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.9b05956)

Abdelmoaty, Y. H.; Tessema, T.-D.; Choudhury, F. A.; El-Kadri, O. M.; Turner, J. B. M.; El-Kaderi, H. M.* “Nitrogen-Rich Porous Polymers for Carbon Dioxide and Iodine Sequestration for Environmental Remediation” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2018, 18, 16049-16058.

El-Kadri, O. M.*; Tessema, T. D.; Almotawa, R. M.; Arvapally, R. K.; Al-Sayah, M. H.; Omary, M. A.; El-Kaderi, H. M.*, Pyrene Bearing Azo-Functionalized Porous Nanofibers for CO2 Separation and Toxic Metal Cation Sensing. ACS Omega 2018, 3, 15510-15518.

Ashourirad, B.*; Demir, M.; Smith, R. A.; Gupta, R. B.; and El-Kaderi, H. M., “Rapid transformation of heterocyclic building blocks into nanoporous carbons for high-performance supercapacitor,” RSC Advances, 2018, 8, 12300-12309.

Tessema, T. D. M.; Venna, S. R.; Dahe, G.; Hopkinson, D. P.; El-Kaderi, H. M.; Sekizkardes, A. K * “Incorporation of benzimidazole linked polymers into Matrimid to yield mixed matrix membranes with enhanced CO2/N2 selectivity,” 2018, Journal of Membrane Science, 2018, 554, 90-96.

Demir, M.; Tessema, T. D.; Farghaly, A. A.; Nyankson, E.; Saraswat, S. K.; Aksoy, B.; Islamoglu, T.; Collinson, M. M.; El-Kaderi, H. M.; Gupta, R. B., “Lignin-derived heteroatom-doped porous carbons for supercapacitor and CO2 capture applications,” Int. J. Energ. Res. 2018, 42, 2686-2700.

Demir, M.; Ashourirad, B.; Mugumya, J. H.; Saraswat, S. K.; El-Kaderi, H. M.; Gupta, R. B., Nitrogen and oxygen dual-doped porous carbons prepared from pea protein as electrode materials for high performance supercapacitors. Int. J. Hydrogen Energ. 2018, 43, 18549-18558.

Abdelmoaty, Y. H.; Tessema, T.-D.; Norouzi, N.; El-Kadri, O. M.; Turner, J. B. M.; El-Kaderi, H. M.* “Effective Approach for Increasing the Heteroatom Doping Levels of Porous Carbons for Superior CO2 Capture and Separation Performance” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2017, 9, 35802–35810.

Lin, A.; Ibrahim, A. A.; Arab, P.; El-Kaderi, H. M.; El-Shall, M. S., “Palladium Nanoparticles Supported on Ce-Metal–Organic Framework for Efficient CO Oxidation and Low-Temperature CO2 Capture.” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2017, 9, 17961-17968.

Kahveci, Z.; Sekizkardes, A. K.; Arvapally, R., Wilder, L. M.; El-Kaderi, H. M.* “Synthesis and Characterization of Highly Porous and Photoluminescent Diazaborole-Linked Polymers,” Polymer Chemistry, 2017, 8 (16), 2509-2515.

Rabbani, M. G.* Islamoglu, T.; El-Kaderi, H. M.* “Benzothiazole- and Benzoxazole-Linked Porous Polymers for Gas Storage and Separation,” J. Mater. Chem. A. 2017, 5, 258 – 265. 

He, X.; Gan, Z.; Fisenko, S.; Wang, D.; El-Kaderi, H. M.; Wang, W.-N., Rapid Formation of Metal–Organic Frameworks (MOFs) Based Nanocomposites in Microdroplets and Their Applications for CO2 Photoreduction. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2017, 9 (11), 9688-9698.

Ashourirad, B.; Arab, P.; Islamoglu, T.; El-Kaderi, H. M.* “A Cost-effective Synthesis of Highly Porous and Heteroatom-Doped Carbons as Efficient CO2 Sorbents” J. Mater. Chem A.  2016, 4, 14693-14702. 

Islamoglu, T.; Behera, S.; Jena. P.; Kahveci, Z.; El-Kaderi, H. M.* “Enhanced Carbon Dioxide Capture from Landfill Gas using Bifunctionalized Benzimidazole-Linked Polymers,” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2016, 8, 14648–14655. (May 26, 2016).

Arab, P.; Parrish, E.; Islamoglu, T.; Hani M. El-Kaderi*, “Synthesis and evaluation of porous azo-linked polymers for carbon dioxide capture and separation.” Mater. Chem. A., 2015.

Ali Kemal Sekizkardes,* Jeffrey Culp, Timur Islamoglu, Anne Marti, David Hopkinson, Hani M El-Kaderi, Hunaid B. Nulwala “Ultra-Micro Porous Organic Polymer for High Performance Carbon Dioxide Capture and Separation,” Commun., 2015, 51, 13393-13396.

Arab, P.; Verlander, A.; El-Kaderi, H. M.* “Post-Synthetic Modification of a Bis(imino)pyridine-Linked Porous Polymer with Inorganic Fluorinated Ions for Highly Selective CO2 Capture,” Phys. Chem. C. 2015, 15, 8174–8182.

Altarawneh, S.; Islamoglu, T.; Sekizkardes, A. K.; El-Kaderi, H. M.* “The Effect of Acid-Catalyzed Formation Rates of Benzimidazole-Linked Polymers on Porosity and Selective CO2 Capture from Gas Mixtures,” Sci. Technol. 2015, 49. , 4715–4723.

Ashourirad, B.; Sekizkardes, A. K.; Altarawneh, S.; El-Kaderi, H. M.* “Exceptional Gas Adsorption Properties by Nitrogen-Doped Porous Carbons Derived from Benzimidazole-Linked Polymers,” Mater. 2015, 27, 1349–1358.

Altarawneh, S.; Nahar, L.; Arachchige, I.*; El-Ballouli, A. a. O.; Hallal, K. M.; Kaafarani, B. R.*; Rabbani, M. G.; Arvapally, R. K.; El-Kaderi, H. M.* “Highly Porous and Photoluminescent Pyrene-Quinoxalino-Derived Benzimidazole-Linked Polymers,” Mater. Chem. A., 2015, 3, 3006–3010.

Sekizkardes, A. K.; Altarawneh, S.; Kahveci, Z.; Islamoglu, T.; El-Kaderi, H. M.* “Highly Selective CO2 Capture by Triazine-Based Benzimidazole-Linked Polymers” Macromolecules, 2014, 47, 8328–8334.

Sekizkardes, A. K.; Islamoglu, T.; Kahveci, Z.; El-Kaderi, H. M.* “Application of pyrene-derived benzimidazole-linked polymers to CO2 separation under pressure and vacuum swing adsorption settings,” Mater. Chem. A., 2014, 2, 12492-12500.

Altarawneh, S.; Behera, S.; Jena. P.; El-Kaderi, H. M.* “New insights into carbon dioxide interactions with benzimidazole-linked polymers,” Commun., 2014, 50, 3571-3574. (Invited paper for a thematic issue on CO2 capture, separation, and reuse)

Arab, P.; Rabbani, M. G.; Sekizkardes, A. K.; Islamoglu, T.; El-Kaderi, H. M.* “Copper(I)-Catalyzed Synthesis of Nanoporous Azo-Linked Polymers: Impact of Textural Properties on Gas Storage and Selective Carbon Dioxide Capture,” Chem. 2014, 26, 1385–1392 (featured on the cover of Chemistry of Materials, Issue 3, volume 26)

Islamoglu, T.; Rabbani, M. G.; El-Kaderi, H. M.* “Impact of post-synthesis modification of nanoporous organic frameworks on small gas uptake and selective CO2 capture,” Mater. Chem. A, 2013, 1, 10259-10266.

Rabbani, M. G.; Sekizkardes, A. K.; Kahveci, Z.; Reich, T. E.; Ding, R.; El-Kaderi, H. M.* “A Highly Porous Pyrene-Derived 2D Imine-Linked Covalent Organic Framework for Enhanced Gas Storage Applications,” Eur. J. 2013, 19, 3324–3328.

Kahveci, Z.; Islamoglu, T.; Shar, G. A.; Ding, R.; El-Kaderi, H. M.* “Targeted Synthesis of A Mesoporous Triptycene-Derived Covalent Organic Framework” 2013, 15, 1524-1527. Invited paper for a thematic issue on Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs)

Jackson, K. T.; Reich, T. E.; El-Kaderi, H. M.* “Targeted Synthesis of a Porous Borazine-Linked Covalent Organic Framework,” Commun. 2012, 48, 8823–8825.

Rabbani, M. G.; El-Kaderi, H. M.* “Synthesis and Characterization of Porous Benzimidazole-Linked Polymers and Their Performance in Small Gas Storage and Selective Uptake,” Mater. 2012, 24, 1511–1517.

Jackson, K. T.; Rabbani, M. G.; Reich, T. E.; El-Kaderi, H. M.* “Synthesis of Highly Porous Borazine-Linked Polymers and Their Application to H2, CO2, and CH4 Storage,” Chem. 2011, 2, 2775-2777.

El-Shall, M. S.*; Abdelsayed, V.; Khder, A. E. S.; Hassan, H. M. A.; El-Kaderi, H. M.*; Reich, T. E. “Metallic and Bimetallic Nanocatalysts Incorporated into Highly Porous Coordination Polymer MIL-101,” Mater. Chem. 2009, 19, 7625-7631.

El-Kaderi, H. M.; Hunt, J. R.; Mendoza-Cortés, J. L.; Côté, A. P.; Taylor, R. E.; O’Keeffe, M.; Yaghi, O. M. “Designed Synthesis of 3D Covalent Organic Frameworks,” Science 2007, 316, 268-272.

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