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Dr Mohamed Al-Hada

Associated academic
Affiliated Lecturer
Material Science
Surface Science

Mohamed Al-Hada is an Affiliated Lecturer and scientist leading researches in XPSlab to explore the electronic structure of materials for catalytic and energy applications.

Academic interests

Mohamed Al-Hada's main research interest is in Nanotechnology Science (graphene, nanoparticles and clusters) using synchrotron light sources and other techniques such as lab XPS, HR-TEM, AFM and SEM.

Due to the high performance, superb electronic and electrical conductivity, and excellent mechanical properties of Graphene, Mohamed Al-Hada and his colleagues are working on understanding and improving graphene’s applications in near-ambient pressure experiments. He is also interested in gaining further insight into the nature of the chemical surface of NMC positive electrodes for lithium ion batteries (LIB), by means of in situ XPS techniques, in EU light source facilities as well as using lab XPS.

Degrees obtained

  • Diploma in Physics, Leibniz University Hannover.
  • Dr rer nat, TU Berlin.


Mohamed Al-Hada obtained his PhD in Physics at TU Berlin in 2005 using the third generation synchrotron facility in Berlin. He moved to Amran University, Yemen, where he worked as an Assistant Professor until 2015. Between 2007 and 2015, he joined the work group of Professor Wolfgang Eberhardt at TU Berlin as a researcher on many scientific projects related to cluster physics.

From 2015 to 2018, he moved to Italy to work at the ELETTRA Synchrotron Facility as a scientist, working on the ESCAmicroscopy beamline headed by Dr Gregoratti. Since December 2018, He has led the X-ray photoemission spectroscopy (XPS) facility in one of the Sir Henry Royce Institute Laboratories in Cambridge. The facility contains state-of-the-art instruments with the capability to analyze chemical compositions and electronic structures of a wide range of functional materials under inert or high vacuum conditions, as well as under real environmental operating conditions. He is collaborating with many scientific groups in Cambridge to run XPS measurements at the XPS lab and in light source facilities.

Other interests

Badminton, family.

Publications, links and resources

Find more information about Mohamed Al-Hada's publications and research on Orcid.

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