Hussein H. Hamdeh

Professor


Experimental Condensed Matter Physics

Ph.D. Northeastern University, 1986


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Research

Professor Hamdeh's research in experimental condensed matter physics focuses on magnetic materials in different forms and states. These systems include bulk, nano-size particles, and thin films of soft and hard magnets, ferrites, and magnetic oxides. Other interests include nano-particle catalyst. The primary techniques for studying these materials are magnetic susceptibility and Mössbauer spectroscopy in high magnetic fields and at temperatures ranging from 4.2 to 1000 K. The goal of his work is to correlate the physical magnetic properties to the state of materials and the size growth of nano-scale particles. Dr. Hamdeh has published over 100 articles and presented an equal number of papers at national or international conferences.

Publications (2010 - Present)

  • Wenping Ma, et. al., “Effect of H2S in syngas on the Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis performance of a precipitated iron catalyst”, DOI:10.1016/j.apcata.2015.035, available on line, December 30, 2015, Applied Catalysis A: General, 513, 127-137 (2016)
  • Muthu Kumaran Gnanmani, et. al., "Hydrogenation of carbon oxide over Fe-Co bimetallic catalysts", DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.5b01346, publication date (Web), December 24, 2015, ACS catalysis, 2016, 6, 913-927
  • Muthu Kumaran Gnanamani, Hussein H. Hamdeh, Dennis E Sparks, Burtron H Davis, “Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis: Activity and selectivity of χ-Fe5C2 and ?-Fe3C carbides”, to be published March, 2016 in Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis, Catalysts, and Catalysis: Advances and Applications, CRC Press, ISBN: 9781466555297- CAT# K15363
  • A.M. Elshahawy, M.H. Mahmoud, Salah A. Makhlouf and H.H. Hamdeh, “Role of Cu2+ substitution on the structural and magnetic properties of Ni-ferrite nanoparticles synthesized by the microwave-combustion method”, Ceramic International, volume 41, issue 9, 11264-11271, doi:10.1016/j.ceramint.2015.05.079 (2015)
  • Wenping Ma, et. al., “Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis: Effect of hydrohalic acids and hydrogen cynide in syngas on a precipitated iron catalyst” ,ACS Catalysis, 2015, 5, 3124-3136, Publication Date (Web): April 8, 2015 (Article) DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.5b00023
  • Wenping Ma, et. al., “Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis: Effect of ammonia in syngas on the javascript:void(%200%20)Fischer-Tropsch synthesis performance of a precipitated iron catalyst”, J. of Catalysis, 326 (2015) 149-160, DOI:10:1016/j.cat.2015.04.004
  • Zein K. Heiba, Mohamed Maker Mohamed, H.H. Hamdeh and M.A. Ahmed, “Structural Analysis and Cations Distribution of nanocrystalline Ni1-xZnxFe1.7Ga0.3O4”, Journal of Metals and Compounds, 618 (2015) 755-760, DOI 10.1016/j.jallcom.2014.08.241
  • Muthu Kumaran Gnanamani, Hussein H. Hamdeh, Dennis E Sparks, Burtron H Davis, “Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis: Activity and selectivity of χ-Fe5C2 and ?-Fe3C carbides”, Proceedings, Volume 59 # 2, 248th ACS national meeting &exhibition, San Francisco, CA, 10-14 August 2014
  • Venkat Ramana Rao Pendyala, et. al., “Fischer-Tropsch synthesis: effect of potassium promoter loading over precipitated iron catalyst”, Catalysis Letters (2014) 144, 1704-1716, DOI: 10.1007/s10562-014-1336-z
  • Venkat Ramana Rao Pendyala, et. al., “Fischer-Tropsch synthesis: effect of activation gas after varying Cu promoter loading over K-promoted Fe-based catalyst”, Catalysis Letters, (2014) 144, 1624-1635, DOI: 10.1007/s10562-014-1302-9
  • Venkat Ramana Rao Pendyala, et. al., “Fischer-Tropsch synthesis: morphology, phase transformation and carbon layer growth of iron-based catalysts”, ChemCatChem (2014) 6, 1952-1960, DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402073
  • M.H. Mahmoud, A.M. Elshahawy, Salah A. Makhlouf and H.H. Hamdeh, “Synthesis of highly ordered 30 nm NiFe2O4 particles by microwave-combustion method”, JMMM, 369 (2014) 55-61, DOI:10.1016/j.jmmm.2014.06.011
  • G.S.N. Rao, et. al., “Influence of copper substitution on magnetostrictive properties of cobalt ferrite”, digest, Intermag 2014
  • G.S.N. Rao, B. Parvatheeswara Rao, H.H. Hamdeh, “Mössbauer spectroscopic study of high magnetostrictive cobalt chromium ferrites for automobile torque sensors”, Procedia Materials Science 6, 1511 1515 (2014)
  • Zein K. Heiba, et. al., “Cations Distribution and dielectric properties of nanocrystalline Gallium substituted Nickel ferrite”, Journal of Metals and Compounds, 586 (2014) 773-781, DOI 10.1016/j.jallcom.2013.10.137
  • M.H. Mahmoud, A.M. Elshahawy, and H.H. Hamdeh, “Mössbauer spectroscopy study of annealed Ni-ferrite synthesized by microwave-combustion method”, International Conference on the Application of the Mössbauer Effect, ICAME 2013, Opatija Croatia, 1-6 September (2013).
  • Muthu Kumaran Gnanamani, et. al., “Effect of potassium on Activity and Selectivity for oxide and carbide Fe catalysis”, Catalysis Letters, Volume 143, Issue 11, Page 1123-1131 (DOI 10-1007/s10562-013-1110-7) (2013)
  • M.H. Mahmoud, A.M. Elshahawy, Salah Makhlouf, and H.H. Hamdeh, “Mössbauer and Magnetization Studies of Nickel Ferrite Nanoparticles Synthesized by the Microwave-Combustion Method”, JMMM, 243, 21-26 (2013)
  • Muthu Kumaran Gnanamani, et. al., “Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis: Mössbauer investigation of Iron containing catalysts for Hydrogenation of Carbon Dioxide” Catalysis Today, 207, 50-56 (2013)
  • Gnanamani, M.K., et.al, “Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis: Effect of Pretreatment Conditions on Activity and Selectivity of Fe Catalysts”, Synfuel 2012, June 29-30, Munich, Synfuel 2012 Symposium Proceedings, pp 82-83, 2012.
  • Musa S. Shongwe, et. al., “Accessibility and Selective Stabilization of the Principal Spin States of Iron by Pyridyl versus Phenolic Ketimines: Modulation of the 6A1 ↔ 2T2 Ground State Transformation of the [FeN4O2]+ Chromopohore”, ACS/Inorganic Chemistry dx.doi.org/10.1021/ic300732r/Inorg.chem.2012,51,8241-8253
  • M.A. Ahmed, et. al., “Structural Analysis of Zinc Ferrite nano Particles by means of X-ray Powder Diffraction and Mössbauer Spectroscopy”, Int. J. Nanoparticles, Vol. 5, No. 1, 56-63 (2012)
  • A. Surdu, et. al., “Enhancement of the critical current density for FeO coated MgB2 thin films at high fields”, Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, 2011, 2, 809-813, doi:10.3762/bjnano.2.89
  • N.I. Aljaried, et. al., “Structural Properties of Pseudobrookite Fe2Ti1O5 Powder Prepared by a New Method” , Int. J. Nanoparticles, Vol. 4, No.1 (2011)
  • G.S.N. Rao, O.F. Caltun, K.H. Rao, B. Parvatheeswara Rao, H.H. Hamdeh, “Compositional Dependence of Magnetostrictive Properties of Cobalt Ferrite”, AIP Conf. Proc. 1347, 293-296 (2011)
  • H.H. Hamdeh, et. al., “Mössbauer Spectroscopy of Spin Dynamics in MnxFe1-xSe0.85 Superconductors: Evidence for an Incommensurate Spin-Density-Wave State”, EPL, 89 , 67009 (2010)
  • H.H. Hamdeh, et. al., “Magnetism in nanoparticles of semiconducting FeSi2”, J. of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 322, 2227-2230 (2010)
  • Venkat Ramana Rao Pendyala, et. al., “Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis: Effect of Water Over Iron-Based Catalysts”, Catal Letters, 140, 98-105 (2010)