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Dr Asif Tahir

Dr Asif Tahir

Senior Lecturer, Renewable Energy

 01326 259320

 Environment and Sustainability Institute 01.19a

 

Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK

Overview

The development of renewable, low cost energy technologies is a key scientific challenge for the 21st century, and my research focuses on the development of new chemical approaches to solar energy conversion: harnessing solar energy either to produce electricity (photovoltaics), molecular fuels (e.g., hydrogen) or photocatalysis.

Our fundamental studies of new materials and device concepts aim to elucidate design principles and so enable technological development. This work's key objective is to study light-induced water oxidation and reduction reactions, and production of H2 on novel nanostructured semiconductor electrode surfaces, as a renewable source of energy. I am currently investigating photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical performance of metal oxide, oxynitride and nitride photoelectrodes for solar hydrogen generation, and the effects of doping agents and preparation techniques on their properties.

In addition, the photo-degradation of toxic industrial wastes and pollutants is also being investigated for a clean and sustainable environment.

I am also a member of the Renewable Energy department in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences.

Qualifications

2009 PhD Inorganic Chemistry (Quaid-I-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan)
2004 MPhil Inorganic Chemistry (Quaid-I-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan)
2001 MSc Chemistry  (Punjab University, Lahore Pakistan)

Career

2014-2019 Lecturer Renewable Energy,  University of Exeter

2011-2013 Research Associate,  University of Liverpool
2008-2011 Research Associate, Loughborough University
2005-2008 Research Assistant, Quaid-I-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan

Research

Research interests

  • Photochemistry of solar energy conversion
  • Solar fuel (solar driven hydrogen production and CO2 reduction)
  • Fabrication of self assembled nanoparticles and nanostructured thin films
  • Novel material design for energy conversion and storage
  • Extremely thin absorber-layer (ETA) solar cell
  • Photocatalysis

Research projects

  1. DST-UKIERI “Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV) Assisted Tandem Artificial Photosynthetic (AP) Device for Effective Solar-to-Chemical Conversion”  (PI)
  2. EU Interreg 2 Seas project, entitled “E2C: Electrons to high value Chemical products”  (CoI)    https://www.interreg2seas.eu/en/E2C
  3. EPSRC “Nano-Structured PCM Composites for Compact Space Heating: n-CoSH”, (EP/P003435/1);  (CoI)
  4. EPSRC-GCRF “Development of Novel Energy Nanomaterials for Solar Fuel and Environment remediation”. EP/R512801/1-IS2-01 (PI)
  5. EPSRC-GCRF “Photoelectrochemical Device for Effective Solar-to-Chemical Conversion”;  (PI)
  6. EPSRC-SUPERGEN SuperSolar Hub “PV-PEC device for solar water splitting

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Pawar GS, Tahir AA (2018). Unbiased Spontaneous Solar Fuel Production using Stable la FeO<inf>3</inf> Photoelectrode. Scientific Reports, 8(1). Abstract.  Full text.
Ullah H, Bibi S, Tahir AA, Mallick TK (2017). Donor-acceptor polymer for the design of All-Solid-State dye-sensitized solar cells. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 696, 914-922. Abstract.  Full text.
Sharma S, Micheli L, Chang W, Tahir AA, Reddy KS, Mallick TK (2017). Nano-enhanced Phase Change Material for thermal management of BICPV. Applied Energy, 208, 719-733. Full text.
Tahir AA, ullah H (2017). New Insights into Se/BiVO4 Heterostructure for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting: a Combined Experimental and DFT Study. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C Full text.
Ullah H, Tahir AA, Mallick TK (2017). Structural and electronic properties of oxygen defective and Se-doped p-type BiVO⁠4(001) thin film for the applications of photocatalysis. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 224, 895-903. Full text.
Sagu JS, Wijayantha KGU, Tahir AA (2017). The Pseudocapacitive Nature of CoFe 2 O 4. Thin Films. Electrochimica Acta, 246, 870-878. Full text.

Publications by category


Books

Morel D (2014). Hematite Sources, Properties and Applications., Nova Science Publishers.

Journal articles

Khan HR, Aamir M, Akram B, Tahir AA, Malik MA, Choudhary MA, Akhtar J (2020). Superior visible-light assisted water splitting performance by Fe incorporated ZnO photoanodes. Materials Research Bulletin, 122 Abstract.
Khan HR, Aamir M, Malik MA, Tahir AA, Akram B, Murtaza G, Choudhary MA, Akhtar J (2019). Chemically vaporized cobalt incorporated wurtzite as photoanodes for efficient photoelectrochemical water splitting. Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, 101, 223-229. Abstract.  Full text.
Imran M, Saif MJ, Kuznetsov AE, Idrees N, Iqbal J, Tahir AA (2019). Computational investigations into the structural and electronic properties of CdnTen (n=1-17) quantum dots. RSC ADVANCES, 9(9), 5091-5099. Author URL.  Full text.
Farooq S, Tahir AA, Krewer U, Shah AUHA, Bilal S (2019). Efficient photocatalysis through conductive polymer coated FTO counter electrode in platinum free dye sensitized solar cells. Electrochimica Acta, 320 Abstract.  Full text.
Alfaifi BY, Tahir AA, Wijayantha KGU (2019). Fabrication of Bi <inf>2</inf> WO <inf>6</inf> photoelectrodes with enhanced photoelectrochemical and photocatalytic performance. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 195, 134-141. Abstract.  Full text.
Khan HR, Akram B, Aamir M, Malik MA, Tahir AA, Choudhary MA, Akhtar J (2019). Fabrication of Ni2+ incorporated ZnO photoanode for efficient overall water splitting. Applied Surface Science, 490, 302-308. Full text.
Alfaifi BY, Bayahia H, Tahir AA (2019). Highly Efficient Nanostructured Bi2WO6 Thin Film Electrodes for Photoelectrochemical and Environment Remediation. Nanomaterials (Basel), 9(5). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Hussain MZ, Pawar GS, Huang Z, Tahir AA, Fischer RA, Zhu Y, Xia Y (2019). Porous ZnO/Carbon nanocomposites derived from metal organic frameworks for highly efficient photocatalytic applications - a correlational study. Carbon, 146, 348-363. Abstract.  Full text.
Selvaraj P, Roy A, Ullah H, Sujatha Devi P, Tahir AA, Mallick TK, Sundaram S (2019). Soft-template synthesis of high surface area mesoporous titanium dioxide for dye-sensitized solar cells. International Journal of Energy Research, 43(1), 523-534. Abstract.
Rafiq A, Bhatti IA, Tahir AA, Ashraf M, Bhatti HN, Zia MA (2019). Solar photocatalytic treatment of textile effluent for its potential reuse in irrigation. Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 56(4), 993-1001. Abstract.
Ullah H, Tahir AA, Bibi S, Mallick TK, Karazhanov SZ (2018). Electronic properties of Β-TaON and its surfaces for solar water splitting. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 229, 24-31. Abstract.  Full text.
Pawar GS, Elikkottil A, Seetha S, Reddy KS, Pesala B, Tahir AA, Mallick TK (2018). Enhanced Photoactivity and Hydrogen Generation of LaFeO3 Photocathode by Plasmonic Silver Nanoparticle Incorporation. ACS Applied Energy Materials, 1(7), 3449-3456. Full text.
Safaei J, Ullah H, Mohamed NA, Mohamad Noh MF, Soh MF, Tahir AA, Ahmad Ludin N, Ibrahim MA, Wan Isahak WNR, Mat Teridi MA, et al (2018). Enhanced photoelectrochemical performance of Z-scheme g-C<inf>3</inf>N<inf>4</inf>/BiVO<inf>4</inf> photocatalyst. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 234, 296-310. Abstract.  Full text.
Pawar GS, Elikkottil A, Pesala B, Tahir AA, Mallick TK (2018). Plasmonic nickel nanoparticles decorated on to LaFeO3 photocathode for enhanced solar hydrogen generation. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 44(2), 578-586. Abstract.  Full text.
Pawar GS, Tahir AA (2018). Unbiased Spontaneous Solar Fuel Production using Stable la FeO<inf>3</inf> Photoelectrode. Scientific Reports, 8(1). Abstract.  Full text.
Ullah H, Bibi S, Tahir AA, Mallick TK (2017). Donor-acceptor polymer for the design of All-Solid-State dye-sensitized solar cells. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 696, 914-922. Abstract.  Full text.
Hussain S, Ali S, Shahzadi S, Shahid M, Tahir AA, Mustansar Abbas S, Riaz M, Ahmad I, Hussain I (2017). Multinuclear (Sn/Pd) complexes with disodium 2,2′-(dithiocarboxyazanediyl)diacetate hydrate; Synthesis, characterization and biological activities. Journal of Coordination Chemistry, 70(24), 4070-4092. Abstract.  Full text.
Sharma S, Micheli L, Chang W, Tahir AA, Reddy KS, Mallick TK (2017). Nano-enhanced Phase Change Material for thermal management of BICPV. Applied Energy, 208, 719-733. Full text.
Tahir AA, ullah H (2017). New Insights into Se/BiVO4 Heterostructure for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting: a Combined Experimental and DFT Study. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C Full text.
Ullah H, Tahir AA, Mallick TK (2017). Polypyrrole/TiO <inf>2</inf> composites for the application of photocatalysis. Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, 241, 1161-1169. Abstract.  Full text.
Ullah H, Tahir AA, Mallick TK (2017). Structural and electronic properties of oxygen defective and Se-doped p-type BiVO⁠4(001) thin film for the applications of photocatalysis. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 224, 895-903. Full text.
Sagu JS, Wijayantha KGU, Tahir AA (2017). The Pseudocapacitive Nature of CoFe 2 O 4. Thin Films. Electrochimica Acta, 246, 870-878. Full text.
Ullah H, Bibi S, Tahir AA, Mallick TK (2016). Density Functional Theory Study of Selenium-Substituted Low-Bandgap Donor–Acceptor–Donor Polymer. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 120(48), 27200-27211. Full text.
Sharma S, Tahir A, Reddy KS, Mallick TK (2016). Performance enhancement of a Building-Integrated Concentrating Photovoltaic system using phase change material. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 149, 29-39. Abstract.  Full text.
Tahir AA, Sundaram S (2016). The Application of Graphene and its Derivatives in Energy Conversion, Storage, Environmental and Bio-sensing devices. The Chemical Record Abstract.  Full text.
Kamran M, Ullah H, Shah AUHA, Bilal S, Tahir AA, Ayub K (2015). Combined experimental and theoretical study of poly(aniline-co-pyrrole) oligomer. Polymer, 72, 30-39. Abstract.  Full text.
Vamsi K. Narraa, Habib Ullahb, Varun K. Singh, Lingamallu Giribabu, Senthilarasu S, S. Zh. Karazhanov, Asif A. Tahir, Tapas Mallick K, Hari M. Upadhyaya, Sundaram S, et al (2015). D-π-A System Based on Zinc Porphyrin Dyes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells: Combined Experimental and DFT-TDDFT Study. Polyhedron Abstract.  Full text.
Ullah Z, Ata-Ur-Rahman, Fazl-I-Sattar, Rauf A, Yaseen M, Hassan W, Tariq M, Ayub K, Tahir AA, Ullah H, et al (2015). Density functional theory and phytochemical study of 8-hydroxyisodiospyrin. Journal of Molecular Structure, 1095, 69-78. Abstract.
Bibi S, Ullah H, Ahmad SM, Ali Shah AUH, Bilal S, Tahir AA, Ayub K (2015). Molecular and electronic structure elucidation of polypyrrole gas sensors. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 119(28), 15994-16003. Abstract.
Fazl-i-Sattar, Ullah Z, Ata-ur-Rahman, Rauf A, Tariq M, Tahir AA, Ayub K, Ullah H (2015). Phytochemical, spectroscopic and density functional theory study of Diospyrin, and non-bonding interactions of Diospyrin with atmospheric gases. Spectrochim Acta a Mol Biomol Spectrosc, 141, 71-79. Abstract.  Author URL.
Mat-Teridi MA, Tahir AA, Senthilarasu S, Wijayantha KGU, Sulaiman MY, Ahmad-Ludin N, Ibrahim MA, Sopian K (2014). Fabrication of NiO photoelectrodes by aerosol-assisted chemical vapour deposition (AACVD). Physica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters, 8(12), 982-986. Abstract.
Tahir AA, Mat-Teridi MA, Wijayantha KGU (2014). Photoelectrochemical properties of texture-controlled nanostructured α-Fe<inf>2</inf>O<inf>3</inf> thin films prepared by AACVD. Physica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters, 8(12), 976-981. Abstract.  Full text.
Shahid M, Mazhar M, Tahir AA, Rauf MK, Raftery J (2014). Temperature-controlled deposition of copper(I) oxide and metallic copper nanostructures from single-source molecular precursor. Australian Journal of Chemistry, 67(5), 757-762. Abstract.
Tahir AA, Burch HA, Wijayantha KGU, Pollet BG (2013). A new route to control texture of materials: Nanostructured ZnFe 2O4 photoelectrodes. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 38(11), 4315-4323. Abstract.
Ehsan MA, Khaledi H, Tahir AA, Ming HN, Wijayantha KGU, Mazhar M (2013). Synthesis and characterization of silver diethyldithiocarbamate cluster for the deposition of acanthite (Ag<inf>2</inf>S) thin films for photoelectrochemical applications. Thin Solid Films, 536, 124-129. Abstract.
Fateeva A, Chater PA, Ireland CP, Tahir AA, Khimyak YZ, Wiper PV, Darwent JR, Rosseinsky MJ (2012). A water-stable porphyrin-based metal-organic framework active for visible-light photocatalysis. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl, 51(30), 7440-7444. Author URL.
Ehsan MA, Mansoor MA, Mazhar M, Tahir AA, Hamid M, Upul Wijayantha KG (2012). Cobalt titanate-cobalt oxide composite thin films deposited from heterobimetallic precursor. Applied Organometallic Chemistry, 26(9), 493-498. Abstract.
Tahir AA, Peiris TAN, Wijayantha KGU (2012). Enhancement of photoelectrochemical performance of AACVD-produced TiO <inf>2</inf> electrodes by microwave irradiation while preserving the nanostructure. Chemical Vapor Deposition, 18(4-6), 107-111. Abstract.
ur-Rehman A, Hussain M, Rauf A, Tahir AA, Ali S (2012). Fluoro Substituted Monomeric and Uni-Dimensional Polymeric Organotin(IV) Esters of (E)-4-oxo-4-((3-trifluoromethyl)phenyl)amino)but-2-enoic acid; Synthesis, Characterization and Their in vitro Inhibitory Studies. Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials, 22(4), 699-708. Abstract.
Sultan M, Tahir AA, Mazhar M, Zeller M, Wijayantha KGU (2012). Hexanuclear copper-nickel and copper-cobalt complexes for thin film deposition of ceramic oxide composites. New Journal of Chemistry, 36(4), 911-917. Abstract.
Sultan M, Tahir AA, Mazhar M, Zeller M, Wijayantha KGU (2012). Hexanuclear copper-nickel and copper-cobalt complexes for thin film deposition of ceramic oxide composites (vol 36, pg 911, 2012). NEW JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, 36(12), 2647-2647. Author URL.
Sultan M, Tahir AA, Mazhar M, Wijayantha KGU, Zeller M (2012). Isostructural copper-zinc mixed metal complexes for single source deposition of Cu-ZnO composite thin films (vol 40, pg 7889, 2011). DALTON TRANSACTIONS, 41(48), 14710-14710. Author URL.
Cummings CY, Marken F, Peter LM, Tahir AA, Wijayantha KGU (2012). Kinetics and mechanism of light-driven oxygen evolution at thin film α-Fe2O3 electrodes. Chem Commun (Camb), 48(14), 2027-2029. Abstract.  Author URL.
Peter LM, Wijayantha KGU, Tahir AA (2012). Kinetics of light-driven oxygen evolution at alpha-Fe2O3 electrodes. Faraday Discuss, 155, 309-322. Abstract.  Author URL.
Shahid M, Hamid M, Tahir AA, Mazhar M, Malik MA, Helliwell M (2012). Nanostructured ZnO thin films for optical, electrical, and photoelectrochemical applications from a new Zn complex. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 51(50), 16361-16368. Abstract.
Cummings CY, Marken F, Peter LM, Wijayantha KGU, Tahir AA (2012). New insights into water splitting at mesoporous α-Fe2O3 films: a study by modulated transmittance and impedance spectroscopies. J Am Chem Soc, 134(2), 1228-1234. Abstract.  Author URL.
McCann M, Curran R, Ben-Shoshan M, McKee V, Tahir AA, Devereux M, Kavanagh K, Creaven BS, Kellett A (2012). Silver(I) complexes of 9-anthracenecarboxylic acid and imidazoles: synthesis, structure and antimicrobial activity. Dalton Trans, 41(21), 6516-6527. Abstract.  Author URL.
Ehsan MA, Tahir AA, Hamid M, Mazhar M, Wijayantha KGU, Zeller M (2011). Deposition of iron titanate/titania ceramic composite thin films from a single molecular precursor. Inorganica Chimica Acta, 376(1), 189-194. Abstract.
Tahir AA, Smith TD, Wijayantha KGU (2011). Effects of AACVD and electrodeposited ZnO seed layer on the growth and alignment of ZnO nanorods by chemical bath deposition. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters, 3(5), 674-678. Abstract.
Sultan M, Tahir AA, Mazhar M, Wijayantha KGU, Zeller M (2011). Isostructural copper-zinc mixed metal complexes for single source deposition of Cu-ZnO composite thin films. Dalton Trans, 40(31), 7889-7897. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dharmadasa R, Tahir AA, Wijayantha KGU (2011). Single step growth and characterization of zinc oxide, tin oxide, and composite (Zn<inf>x</inf>Sn<inf>1-x</inf>O<inf>y</inf>) nanoplate and nanocolumn electrodes. Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 94(10), 3540-3546. Abstract.
Aziz-ur-Rehman, Hussain M, Zia-ur-Rehman, Rauf A, Nasim FUH, Tahir AA, Ali S (2010). New tetrahedral, square-pyramidal, trigonal-bipyramidal and octahedral organotin(IV) 4-ethoxycarbonylpiperazine-1-carbodithioates: Synthesis, structural properties and biological applications. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 695(10-11), 1526-1532. Abstract.
Tahir AA, Ehsan MA, Mazhar M, Wijayantha KGU, Zeller M, Hunter AD (2010). Photoelectrochemical and photoresponsive properties of Bi<inf>2</inf>S <inf>3</inf> nanotube and nanoparticle thin films. Chemistry of Materials, 22(17), 5084-5092. Abstract.
Tahir AA, Wijayantha KGU (2010). Photoelectrochemical water splitting at nanostructured ZnFe <inf>2</inf>O <inf>4</inf> electrodes. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 216(2-3), 119-125. Abstract.
Tahir AA, Wijayantha KGU, Mazhar M, McKee V (2010). ZnFe<inf>2</inf>O<inf>4</inf> thin films from a single source precursor by aerosol assisted chemical vapour deposition. Thin Solid Films, 518(14), 3664-3668. Abstract.
Tahir AA, Dharmadasa R, Wijayantha KGU (2010). ZnO-SnO<inf>2</inf> composite anodes in extremely thin absorber layer (ETA) solar cells. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 646(1-2), 124-132. Abstract.
Shahid M, Tahir AA, Hamid M, Mazhar M, Zeller M, Molloy KC, Hunter AD (2009). Copper(II) oligomeric derivatives for deposition of copper thin films. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry(8), 1043-1050. Abstract.
Saremi-Yarahmadi S, Tahir AA, Vaidhyanathan B, Wijayantha KGU (2009). Fabrication of nanostructured α-Fe<inf>2</inf>O<inf>3</inf> electrodes using ferrocene for solar hydrogen generation. Materials Letters, 63(5), 523-526. Abstract.
Tahir AA, Mazhar M, Hamid M, Zeller M, Hunter AD (2009). Heterobimetallic copper-barium complexes for deposition of composite oxide thin films. New Journal of Chemistry, 33(7), 1535-1541. Abstract.
Saremi-Yarahmadi S, Wijayantha KGU, Tahir AA, Vaidhyanathan B (2009). Nanostructured α-Fe<inf>2</inf>O<inf>3</inf> electrodes for solar driven water splitting: Effect of doping agents on preparation and performance. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 113(12), 4768-4778. Abstract.
Tahir AA, Upul Wijayantha KG, Saremi-Yarahmadi S, Maznar M, McKee V (2009). Nanostructured α-Fe<inf>2</inf>O<inf>3</inf> thin films for photoelectrochemical hydrogen generation. Chemistry of Materials, 21(16), 3763-3772. Abstract.
Tahir AA, Mazhar M, Hamid M, Wijayantha KGU, Molloy KC (2009). Photooxidation of water by NiTiO3 deposited from single source precursor [Ni2Ti2(OEt)2(micro-OEt)6(acac)4] by AACVD. Dalton Trans(19), 3674-3680. Abstract.  Author URL.
Hamid M, Tahir AA, Mazhar M, Molloy KC, Kociok-Köhn G (2008). Copper-cobalt heterobimetallic ceramic oxide thin film deposition: Synthesis, characterization and application of precursor. Inorganic Chemistry Communications, 11(10), 1159-1161. Abstract.
Hamid M, Tahir AA, Mazhar M, Ahmad F, Molloy KC, Kociok-Kohn G (2008). Deposition and characterization of ZnO thin films from a novel hexanuclear zinc precursor. Inorganica Chimica Acta, 361(1), 188-194. Abstract.
Tahir AA, Hamid M, Mazhar M, Zeller M, Hunter AD, Nadeem M, Akhtar MJ (2008). Single source heterobimetallic precursors for the deposition of Cu-Ti mixed metal oxide thin films. Dalton Trans(9), 1224-1232. Abstract.  Author URL.
Tahir AA, Hamid M, Mazhar M, Molloy KC (2007). Bis(cinnamato-κO)bis-[2-(dimethyl-amino)ethanol-κ<sup>2</sup> N,O]copper(II). Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online, 63(5). Abstract.
Tahir AA, Hamid M, Zeller M, Mazhar M, Hunter AD (2007). Bis(μ-acetylacetonato-κ<sup>2</sup>O:O′) bis[(acetylacetonato-κ<sup>2</sup>O,O′)aquanickel(II)] hemihydrate. Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online, 63(1). Abstract.
Hamid M, Tahir AA, Mazhar M, Zeller M, Hunter AD (2007). Chloro-[2-(N,N-dimethyl-amino)ethanol-kN][2-(N,N-dimethyl-amino) ethano-lato-k<sup>2</sup> N,O]palladium(II). Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online, 63(3). Abstract.
Hamid M, Tahir AA, Mazhar M, Zeller M, Hunter AD (2007). Heterobimetallic molecular cages for the deposition of Cu/Ti and Cu/Zn mixed-metal oxides. Inorg Chem, 46(10), 4120-4127. Abstract.  Author URL.
Tahir AA, Hamid M, Mazhar M, Zeller FM, Winter AD (2006). Bis(acetato-O)bis[2-(dimethylamino)ethanol-κ<sup>2</sup>N,O] cobalt(II). Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online, 62(8). Abstract.
Tahir AA, Hamid M, Mazhar M, Zeller M, Hunter AD (2006). Dioxobis(pentane-2,4-dionato)(tetrahydro-furan)uranium(VI). Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online, 62(8). Abstract.
Hamid M, Tahir AA, Mazhar M, Zeller M, Molloy KC, Hunter AD (2006). Synthesis of isostructural cage complexes of copper with cobalt and nickel for deposition of mixed ceramic oxide materials. Inorg Chem, 45(26), 10457-10466. Abstract.  Author URL.
Hamid M, Zeller M, Hunter AD, Mazhar M, Tahir AA (2005). Redetermination of bis(2,4-pentanedionato)-palladium(II). Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online, 61(11). Abstract.
Aman T, Kazi AA, Nazir R, Tahir AA, Akbar SG (2005). Spectrophotometric determination of lorazepam with alizarin sulphonic acid in pure and pharmaceutical preparations. Journal of the Chemical Society of Pakistan, 27(3), 279-284. Abstract.
Tahir AA, Molloy KC, Mazhar M, Kociok-Köhn G, Hamid M, Dastgir S (2005). Synthesis and structural characterization of a new heterobimetallic coordination complex of barium and cobalt for use as a precursor for chemical vapor deposition. Inorg Chem, 44(25), 9207-9212. Abstract.  Author URL.

Conferences

Tahir AA (2015). Enhancing the performance of BICPV systems using phase change materials. 11th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems. 13th - 15th Apr 2015. Abstract.  Full text.

Publications by year


2020

Khan HR, Aamir M, Akram B, Tahir AA, Malik MA, Choudhary MA, Akhtar J (2020). Superior visible-light assisted water splitting performance by Fe incorporated ZnO photoanodes. Materials Research Bulletin, 122 Abstract.

2019

Khan HR, Aamir M, Malik MA, Tahir AA, Akram B, Murtaza G, Choudhary MA, Akhtar J (2019). Chemically vaporized cobalt incorporated wurtzite as photoanodes for efficient photoelectrochemical water splitting. Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, 101, 223-229. Abstract.  Full text.
Imran M, Saif MJ, Kuznetsov AE, Idrees N, Iqbal J, Tahir AA (2019). Computational investigations into the structural and electronic properties of CdnTen (n=1-17) quantum dots. RSC ADVANCES, 9(9), 5091-5099. Author URL.  Full text.
Pawar G (2019). Design and Fabrication of Nanomaterials for Efficient Solar to Chemical Energy Conversion.  Abstract.  Full text.
Loh A (2019). Development of Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Electrodes in Alkaline Electrochemical Systems.  Abstract.  Full text.
Farooq S, Tahir AA, Krewer U, Shah AUHA, Bilal S (2019). Efficient photocatalysis through conductive polymer coated FTO counter electrode in platinum free dye sensitized solar cells. Electrochimica Acta, 320 Abstract.  Full text.
Al Siyabi I (2019). Enhancing the performance of concentrating photovoltaics through multi-layered microchannel heat sink and phase change materials.  Abstract.  Full text.
Alfaifi BY, Tahir AA, Wijayantha KGU (2019). Fabrication of Bi <inf>2</inf> WO <inf>6</inf> photoelectrodes with enhanced photoelectrochemical and photocatalytic performance. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 195, 134-141. Abstract.  Full text.
Khan HR, Akram B, Aamir M, Malik MA, Tahir AA, Choudhary MA, Akhtar J (2019). Fabrication of Ni2+ incorporated ZnO photoanode for efficient overall water splitting. Applied Surface Science, 490, 302-308. Full text.
Alfaifi BY, Bayahia H, Tahir AA (2019). Highly Efficient Nanostructured Bi2WO6 Thin Film Electrodes for Photoelectrochemical and Environment Remediation. Nanomaterials (Basel), 9(5). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Alfaifi B (2019). Nanomaterials Design and Fabrication for Solar Energy Conversion and Photocatalysis Applications.  Abstract.  Full text.
Hussain MZ, Pawar GS, Huang Z, Tahir AA, Fischer RA, Zhu Y, Xia Y (2019). Porous ZnO/Carbon nanocomposites derived from metal organic frameworks for highly efficient photocatalytic applications - a correlational study. Carbon, 146, 348-363. Abstract.  Full text.
Selvaraj P, Roy A, Ullah H, Sujatha Devi P, Tahir AA, Mallick TK, Sundaram S (2019). Soft-template synthesis of high surface area mesoporous titanium dioxide for dye-sensitized solar cells. International Journal of Energy Research, 43(1), 523-534. Abstract.
Rafiq A, Bhatti IA, Tahir AA, Ashraf M, Bhatti HN, Zia MA (2019). Solar photocatalytic treatment of textile effluent for its potential reuse in irrigation. Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 56(4), 993-1001. Abstract.

2018

Ullah H, Tahir AA, Bibi S, Mallick TK, Karazhanov SZ (2018). Electronic properties of Β-TaON and its surfaces for solar water splitting. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 229, 24-31. Abstract.  Full text.
Pawar GS, Elikkottil A, Seetha S, Reddy KS, Pesala B, Tahir AA, Mallick TK (2018). Enhanced Photoactivity and Hydrogen Generation of LaFeO3 Photocathode by Plasmonic Silver Nanoparticle Incorporation. ACS Applied Energy Materials, 1(7), 3449-3456. Full text.
Safaei J, Ullah H, Mohamed NA, Mohamad Noh MF, Soh MF, Tahir AA, Ahmad Ludin N, Ibrahim MA, Wan Isahak WNR, Mat Teridi MA, et al (2018). Enhanced photoelectrochemical performance of Z-scheme g-C<inf>3</inf>N<inf>4</inf>/BiVO<inf>4</inf> photocatalyst. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 234, 296-310. Abstract.  Full text.
Pawar GS, Elikkottil A, Pesala B, Tahir AA, Mallick TK (2018). Plasmonic nickel nanoparticles decorated on to LaFeO3 photocathode for enhanced solar hydrogen generation. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 44(2), 578-586. Abstract.  Full text.
Pawar GS, Tahir AA (2018). Unbiased Spontaneous Solar Fuel Production using Stable la FeO<inf>3</inf> Photoelectrode. Scientific Reports, 8(1). Abstract.  Full text.

2017

Ullah H, Bibi S, Tahir AA, Mallick TK (2017). Donor-acceptor polymer for the design of All-Solid-State dye-sensitized solar cells. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 696, 914-922. Abstract.  Full text.
Hussain S, Ali S, Shahzadi S, Shahid M, Tahir AA, Mustansar Abbas S, Riaz M, Ahmad I, Hussain I (2017). Multinuclear (Sn/Pd) complexes with disodium 2,2′-(dithiocarboxyazanediyl)diacetate hydrate; Synthesis, characterization and biological activities. Journal of Coordination Chemistry, 70(24), 4070-4092. Abstract.  Full text.
Sharma S, Micheli L, Chang W, Tahir AA, Reddy KS, Mallick TK (2017). Nano-enhanced Phase Change Material for thermal management of BICPV. Applied Energy, 208, 719-733. Full text.
Tahir AA, ullah H (2017). New Insights into Se/BiVO4 Heterostructure for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting: a Combined Experimental and DFT Study. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C Full text.
Ullah H, Tahir AA, Mallick TK (2017). Polypyrrole/TiO <inf>2</inf> composites for the application of photocatalysis. Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, 241, 1161-1169. Abstract.  Full text.
Ullah H, Tahir AA, Mallick TK (2017). Structural and electronic properties of oxygen defective and Se-doped p-type BiVO⁠4(001) thin film for the applications of photocatalysis. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 224, 895-903. Full text.
Sagu JS, Wijayantha KGU, Tahir AA (2017). The Pseudocapacitive Nature of CoFe 2 O 4. Thin Films. Electrochimica Acta, 246, 870-878. Full text.

2016

Ullah H, Bibi S, Tahir AA, Mallick TK (2016). Density Functional Theory Study of Selenium-Substituted Low-Bandgap Donor–Acceptor–Donor Polymer. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 120(48), 27200-27211. Full text.
Sharma S, Tahir A, Reddy KS, Mallick TK (2016). Performance enhancement of a Building-Integrated Concentrating Photovoltaic system using phase change material. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 149, 29-39. Abstract.  Full text.
Tahir AA, Sundaram S (2016). The Application of Graphene and its Derivatives in Energy Conversion, Storage, Environmental and Bio-sensing devices. The Chemical Record Abstract.  Full text.

2015

Kamran M, Ullah H, Shah AUHA, Bilal S, Tahir AA, Ayub K (2015). Combined experimental and theoretical study of poly(aniline-co-pyrrole) oligomer. Polymer, 72, 30-39. Abstract.  Full text.
Vamsi K. Narraa, Habib Ullahb, Varun K. Singh, Lingamallu Giribabu, Senthilarasu S, S. Zh. Karazhanov, Asif A. Tahir, Tapas Mallick K, Hari M. Upadhyaya, Sundaram S, et al (2015). D-π-A System Based on Zinc Porphyrin Dyes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells: Combined Experimental and DFT-TDDFT Study. Polyhedron Abstract.  Full text.
Ullah Z, Ata-Ur-Rahman, Fazl-I-Sattar, Rauf A, Yaseen M, Hassan W, Tariq M, Ayub K, Tahir AA, Ullah H, et al (2015). Density functional theory and phytochemical study of 8-hydroxyisodiospyrin. Journal of Molecular Structure, 1095, 69-78. Abstract.
Tahir AA (2015). Enhancing the performance of BICPV systems using phase change materials. 11th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems. 13th - 15th Apr 2015. Abstract.  Full text.
Bibi S, Ullah H, Ahmad SM, Ali Shah AUH, Bilal S, Tahir AA, Ayub K (2015). Molecular and electronic structure elucidation of polypyrrole gas sensors. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 119(28), 15994-16003. Abstract.
Fazl-i-Sattar, Ullah Z, Ata-ur-Rahman, Rauf A, Tariq M, Tahir AA, Ayub K, Ullah H (2015). Phytochemical, spectroscopic and density functional theory study of Diospyrin, and non-bonding interactions of Diospyrin with atmospheric gases. Spectrochim Acta a Mol Biomol Spectrosc, 141, 71-79. Abstract.  Author URL.

2014

Mat-Teridi MA, Tahir AA, Senthilarasu S, Wijayantha KGU, Sulaiman MY, Ahmad-Ludin N, Ibrahim MA, Sopian K (2014). Fabrication of NiO photoelectrodes by aerosol-assisted chemical vapour deposition (AACVD). Physica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters, 8(12), 982-986. Abstract.
Morel D (2014). Hematite Sources, Properties and Applications., Nova Science Publishers.
Tahir AA, Mat-Teridi MA, Wijayantha KGU (2014). Photoelectrochemical properties of texture-controlled nanostructured α-Fe<inf>2</inf>O<inf>3</inf> thin films prepared by AACVD. Physica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters, 8(12), 976-981. Abstract.  Full text.
Shahid M, Mazhar M, Tahir AA, Rauf MK, Raftery J (2014). Temperature-controlled deposition of copper(I) oxide and metallic copper nanostructures from single-source molecular precursor. Australian Journal of Chemistry, 67(5), 757-762. Abstract.

2013

Tahir AA, Burch HA, Wijayantha KGU, Pollet BG (2013). A new route to control texture of materials: Nanostructured ZnFe 2O4 photoelectrodes. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 38(11), 4315-4323. Abstract.
Ehsan MA, Khaledi H, Tahir AA, Ming HN, Wijayantha KGU, Mazhar M (2013). Synthesis and characterization of silver diethyldithiocarbamate cluster for the deposition of acanthite (Ag<inf>2</inf>S) thin films for photoelectrochemical applications. Thin Solid Films, 536, 124-129. Abstract.

2012

Fateeva A, Chater PA, Ireland CP, Tahir AA, Khimyak YZ, Wiper PV, Darwent JR, Rosseinsky MJ (2012). A water-stable porphyrin-based metal-organic framework active for visible-light photocatalysis. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl, 51(30), 7440-7444. Author URL.
Ehsan MA, Mansoor MA, Mazhar M, Tahir AA, Hamid M, Upul Wijayantha KG (2012). Cobalt titanate-cobalt oxide composite thin films deposited from heterobimetallic precursor. Applied Organometallic Chemistry, 26(9), 493-498. Abstract.
Tahir AA, Peiris TAN, Wijayantha KGU (2012). Enhancement of photoelectrochemical performance of AACVD-produced TiO <inf>2</inf> electrodes by microwave irradiation while preserving the nanostructure. Chemical Vapor Deposition, 18(4-6), 107-111. Abstract.
ur-Rehman A, Hussain M, Rauf A, Tahir AA, Ali S (2012). Fluoro Substituted Monomeric and Uni-Dimensional Polymeric Organotin(IV) Esters of (E)-4-oxo-4-((3-trifluoromethyl)phenyl)amino)but-2-enoic acid; Synthesis, Characterization and Their in vitro Inhibitory Studies. Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials, 22(4), 699-708. Abstract.
Sultan M, Tahir AA, Mazhar M, Zeller M, Wijayantha KGU (2012). Hexanuclear copper-nickel and copper-cobalt complexes for thin film deposition of ceramic oxide composites. New Journal of Chemistry, 36(4), 911-917. Abstract.
Sultan M, Tahir AA, Mazhar M, Zeller M, Wijayantha KGU (2012). Hexanuclear copper-nickel and copper-cobalt complexes for thin film deposition of ceramic oxide composites (vol 36, pg 911, 2012). NEW JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, 36(12), 2647-2647. Author URL.
Sultan M, Tahir AA, Mazhar M, Wijayantha KGU, Zeller M (2012). Isostructural copper-zinc mixed metal complexes for single source deposition of Cu-ZnO composite thin films (vol 40, pg 7889, 2011). DALTON TRANSACTIONS, 41(48), 14710-14710. Author URL.
Cummings CY, Marken F, Peter LM, Tahir AA, Wijayantha KGU (2012). Kinetics and mechanism of light-driven oxygen evolution at thin film α-Fe2O3 electrodes. Chem Commun (Camb), 48(14), 2027-2029. Abstract.  Author URL.
Peter LM, Wijayantha KGU, Tahir AA (2012). Kinetics of light-driven oxygen evolution at alpha-Fe2O3 electrodes. Faraday Discuss, 155, 309-322. Abstract.  Author URL.
Shahid M, Hamid M, Tahir AA, Mazhar M, Malik MA, Helliwell M (2012). Nanostructured ZnO thin films for optical, electrical, and photoelectrochemical applications from a new Zn complex. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 51(50), 16361-16368. Abstract.
Cummings CY, Marken F, Peter LM, Wijayantha KGU, Tahir AA (2012). New insights into water splitting at mesoporous α-Fe2O3 films: a study by modulated transmittance and impedance spectroscopies. J Am Chem Soc, 134(2), 1228-1234. Abstract.  Author URL.
McCann M, Curran R, Ben-Shoshan M, McKee V, Tahir AA, Devereux M, Kavanagh K, Creaven BS, Kellett A (2012). Silver(I) complexes of 9-anthracenecarboxylic acid and imidazoles: synthesis, structure and antimicrobial activity. Dalton Trans, 41(21), 6516-6527. Abstract.  Author URL.

2011

Ehsan MA, Tahir AA, Hamid M, Mazhar M, Wijayantha KGU, Zeller M (2011). Deposition of iron titanate/titania ceramic composite thin films from a single molecular precursor. Inorganica Chimica Acta, 376(1), 189-194. Abstract.
Tahir AA, Smith TD, Wijayantha KGU (2011). Effects of AACVD and electrodeposited ZnO seed layer on the growth and alignment of ZnO nanorods by chemical bath deposition. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters, 3(5), 674-678. Abstract.
Sultan M, Tahir AA, Mazhar M, Wijayantha KGU, Zeller M (2011). Isostructural copper-zinc mixed metal complexes for single source deposition of Cu-ZnO composite thin films. Dalton Trans, 40(31), 7889-7897. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dharmadasa R, Tahir AA, Wijayantha KGU (2011). Single step growth and characterization of zinc oxide, tin oxide, and composite (Zn<inf>x</inf>Sn<inf>1-x</inf>O<inf>y</inf>) nanoplate and nanocolumn electrodes. Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 94(10), 3540-3546. Abstract.

2010

Aziz-ur-Rehman, Hussain M, Zia-ur-Rehman, Rauf A, Nasim FUH, Tahir AA, Ali S (2010). New tetrahedral, square-pyramidal, trigonal-bipyramidal and octahedral organotin(IV) 4-ethoxycarbonylpiperazine-1-carbodithioates: Synthesis, structural properties and biological applications. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 695(10-11), 1526-1532. Abstract.
Tahir AA, Ehsan MA, Mazhar M, Wijayantha KGU, Zeller M, Hunter AD (2010). Photoelectrochemical and photoresponsive properties of Bi<inf>2</inf>S <inf>3</inf> nanotube and nanoparticle thin films. Chemistry of Materials, 22(17), 5084-5092. Abstract.
Tahir AA, Wijayantha KGU (2010). Photoelectrochemical water splitting at nanostructured ZnFe <inf>2</inf>O <inf>4</inf> electrodes. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 216(2-3), 119-125. Abstract.
Tahir AA, Wijayantha KGU, Mazhar M, McKee V (2010). ZnFe<inf>2</inf>O<inf>4</inf> thin films from a single source precursor by aerosol assisted chemical vapour deposition. Thin Solid Films, 518(14), 3664-3668. Abstract.
Tahir AA, Dharmadasa R, Wijayantha KGU (2010). ZnO-SnO<inf>2</inf> composite anodes in extremely thin absorber layer (ETA) solar cells. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 646(1-2), 124-132. Abstract.

2009

Shahid M, Tahir AA, Hamid M, Mazhar M, Zeller M, Molloy KC, Hunter AD (2009). Copper(II) oligomeric derivatives for deposition of copper thin films. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry(8), 1043-1050. Abstract.
Saremi-Yarahmadi S, Tahir AA, Vaidhyanathan B, Wijayantha KGU (2009). Fabrication of nanostructured α-Fe<inf>2</inf>O<inf>3</inf> electrodes using ferrocene for solar hydrogen generation. Materials Letters, 63(5), 523-526. Abstract.
Tahir AA, Mazhar M, Hamid M, Zeller M, Hunter AD (2009). Heterobimetallic copper-barium complexes for deposition of composite oxide thin films. New Journal of Chemistry, 33(7), 1535-1541. Abstract.
Saremi-Yarahmadi S, Wijayantha KGU, Tahir AA, Vaidhyanathan B (2009). Nanostructured α-Fe<inf>2</inf>O<inf>3</inf> electrodes for solar driven water splitting: Effect of doping agents on preparation and performance. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 113(12), 4768-4778. Abstract.
Tahir AA, Upul Wijayantha KG, Saremi-Yarahmadi S, Maznar M, McKee V (2009). Nanostructured α-Fe<inf>2</inf>O<inf>3</inf> thin films for photoelectrochemical hydrogen generation. Chemistry of Materials, 21(16), 3763-3772. Abstract.
Tahir AA, Mazhar M, Hamid M, Wijayantha KGU, Molloy KC (2009). Photooxidation of water by NiTiO3 deposited from single source precursor [Ni2Ti2(OEt)2(micro-OEt)6(acac)4] by AACVD. Dalton Trans(19), 3674-3680. Abstract.  Author URL.

2008

Hamid M, Tahir AA, Mazhar M, Molloy KC, Kociok-Köhn G (2008). Copper-cobalt heterobimetallic ceramic oxide thin film deposition: Synthesis, characterization and application of precursor. Inorganic Chemistry Communications, 11(10), 1159-1161. Abstract.
Hamid M, Tahir AA, Mazhar M, Ahmad F, Molloy KC, Kociok-Kohn G (2008). Deposition and characterization of ZnO thin films from a novel hexanuclear zinc precursor. Inorganica Chimica Acta, 361(1), 188-194. Abstract.
Tahir AA, Hamid M, Mazhar M, Zeller M, Hunter AD, Nadeem M, Akhtar MJ (2008). Single source heterobimetallic precursors for the deposition of Cu-Ti mixed metal oxide thin films. Dalton Trans(9), 1224-1232. Abstract.  Author URL.

2007

Tahir AA, Hamid M, Mazhar M, Molloy KC (2007). Bis(cinnamato-κO)bis-[2-(dimethyl-amino)ethanol-κ<sup>2</sup> N,O]copper(II). Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online, 63(5). Abstract.
Tahir AA, Hamid M, Zeller M, Mazhar M, Hunter AD (2007). Bis(μ-acetylacetonato-κ<sup>2</sup>O:O′) bis[(acetylacetonato-κ<sup>2</sup>O,O′)aquanickel(II)] hemihydrate. Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online, 63(1). Abstract.
Hamid M, Tahir AA, Mazhar M, Zeller M, Hunter AD (2007). Chloro-[2-(N,N-dimethyl-amino)ethanol-kN][2-(N,N-dimethyl-amino) ethano-lato-k<sup>2</sup> N,O]palladium(II). Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online, 63(3). Abstract.
Hamid M, Tahir AA, Mazhar M, Zeller M, Hunter AD (2007). Heterobimetallic molecular cages for the deposition of Cu/Ti and Cu/Zn mixed-metal oxides. Inorg Chem, 46(10), 4120-4127. Abstract.  Author URL.

2006

Tahir AA, Hamid M, Mazhar M, Zeller FM, Winter AD (2006). Bis(acetato-O)bis[2-(dimethylamino)ethanol-κ<sup>2</sup>N,O] cobalt(II). Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online, 62(8). Abstract.
Tahir AA, Hamid M, Mazhar M, Zeller M, Hunter AD (2006). Dioxobis(pentane-2,4-dionato)(tetrahydro-furan)uranium(VI). Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online, 62(8). Abstract.
Hamid M, Tahir AA, Mazhar M, Zeller M, Molloy KC, Hunter AD (2006). Synthesis of isostructural cage complexes of copper with cobalt and nickel for deposition of mixed ceramic oxide materials. Inorg Chem, 45(26), 10457-10466. Abstract.  Author URL.

2005

Hamid M, Zeller M, Hunter AD, Mazhar M, Tahir AA (2005). Redetermination of bis(2,4-pentanedionato)-palladium(II). Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online, 61(11). Abstract.
Aman T, Kazi AA, Nazir R, Tahir AA, Akbar SG (2005). Spectrophotometric determination of lorazepam with alizarin sulphonic acid in pure and pharmaceutical preparations. Journal of the Chemical Society of Pakistan, 27(3), 279-284. Abstract.
Tahir AA, Molloy KC, Mazhar M, Kociok-Köhn G, Hamid M, Dastgir S (2005). Synthesis and structural characterization of a new heterobimetallic coordination complex of barium and cobalt for use as a precursor for chemical vapor deposition. Inorg Chem, 44(25), 9207-9212. Abstract.  Author URL.

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