Hassnain Asgar is a Ph.D. candidate in Prof. Gadikota’s research group. He obtained his master’s degree in Engineering from Central Michigan University and undergraduate in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering from University of the Punjab, Lahore. His research work in Prof. Gadikota’s group involves understanding the influence of confinement geometry and chemistry on the organization of confined fluids for different energy and environmental applications.
Publications and Conference Presentations
- Asgar, V. Semeykina, M. Hunt, S. Mohammed, I. Kuzmenko, I. Zharov, G. Gadikota “Thermally-Induced Morphological Evolution of Spherical Silica Nanoparticles using in-operando X-ray Scattering Measurements“. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 124260, 2020.
- Asgar, S. Mohammed, I. Kuzmenko, G. Gadikota “Relating Structural and Microstructural Evolution to the Reactivity of Cellulose and Lignin during Alkaline Thermal Treatment with Ca(OH)2 for Sustainable Energy Production Integrated with CO2 Capture”, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 7, 5449−5461, 2019.
- Asgar, J. Ilavsky, G. Gadikota “Designing CO2-Responsive Multifunctional Nanoscale Fluids with Tunable Hydrogel Behavior for Subsurface Energy Recovery”, Energy Fuels, 33 (7), 5988-5995, 2019
- Liu, H. Asgar, S. Seifert, G. Gadikota “Novel Aqueous Amine Looping Approach for the Direct Capture, Conversion and Storage of CO2 to Produce Magnesium Carbonate”, Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2019.
- G. Muraleedharan, H. Asgar, S. Mohammed, G. Gadikota, A.C.T. van Duin “Elucidating Thermally Induced Structural and Chemical Transformations in Kaolinite using Reactive Molecular Dynamics Simulations and X-Ray Scattering Measurements”, Chem. Mater., 2019.
Awards and Travel Grants
- Received support from an NSF grant to attend Food-Energy-Water Nexus Conference – 2019
- Selected to attend the 21st National School on X-ray and Neutron Scattering – 2019
- Received travel Grant to attend the Advanced Photon Source/Center for Nanoscale Materials (APS/CNM) Users Meeting at Argonne National Laboratory – 2019
- Received travel Grant for performing neutron scattering experiments at the NIST Center for Neutron Research – 2019