Shahid Rasul, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellows

Research Interests

Dr. Rasul's research interests are focused on creating the innovative materials for advanced energy conversion and storage applications. These include a range of synthesis and characterization techniques which support the exploration of his ideas. Moreover, Dr. Rasul is engaged in exploring the “dimension-dependent” features of carbon nanostructures through electrochemistry which embrace a wide spectrum of applications.

Selected Publications

  • Highly selective Cu-In bimetallic electrocatalyst for the electrochemical reduction of aqueous CO2 to CO
    S. Rasul, D. H. Anjum, A. Jedidi, Y. Minenkov, L. Cavallo, K. Takanabe
    Angewandte Chemie International Edition, DOI: 10.1002/ange.201410233, (2014)

  • Photoelectrochemical and electrocatalytic properties of thermally oxidized copper oxide for efficient solar fuel production
    A.G. Esparza, K. Limkrailassiri, F. Leroy, S. Rasul, W. Yu, L. Lin, K. Takanabe
    J. Mater. Chem. A, 2, 7389-7401, (2014)
  • Synthesis and electrochemical behavior of Hollandite MnO2/ Acetylene black composite cathode for Mg-ion secondary batteries
    S. Rasul, S. Suzuki, S. Yamaguchi, M. Miyayama
    Solid State Ion. 225, 542–546, (2012)

  • High capacity positive electrodes for Mg-ion secondary batteries
    S. Rasul, S. Suzuki, S. Yamaguchi, M. Miyayama
    Electrochimica Acta, 82, 243–249, (2012)
  • Education

    • Ph.D., Materials Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, 2012
    • M.Sc., Materials Engineering, Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute (GIKI), Topi, Pakistan, 2005

    Professional Profile

    • 2014-Present: Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory for Carbon Nanostructures, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
    • 2013-2014: Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST Catalysis Center, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
    • 2007-2008: Research Associate, Materials Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
    • 2005-2007: Research Associate, Materials Engineering, GIKI

    Scientific and Professional Memberships

    • International Society of Electrochemistry


    • Best presentation award by GCOE-GMSI program, The University of Tokyo, Japan, 2012
    • 2nd best project award at GMSI-MBK21 summer camp, Seoul National University (SNU), Korea, 2011
    • Gold Medal for best academic performance in Masters of Engineering, 2005
    • Merit certificate award by National Police Foundation, Pakistan for BSc. Engineering

    KAUST Affiliations

    Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)