Dr. Safdar  Hossain SK




































RANK: Assistant Professor




·      Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia,  2012.


·      M.Sc. Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), India,  2005.


·      B.Sc.  Chemical Engineering, Vidyasagar University , India,  2003.




•  Catalysis and Reaction Engineering
•  Fuel cell and Renewable Energy
•  Process modeling and simulations
•  Carbon dioxide capture and utilization



•  Assistant Professor, King Faisal University, 2012-present.
•  Lecturer-B: King Fahd University of petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) Aug 2006-Nov-2011.



1.  Amir Al-Ahmed, SK Safdar Hossain, S. U. Rahman, S. M. J. Zaidi, Application of Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) Based Photocatalytic Nanomaterials in Solar and Hydrogen Energy: A Short Review, Material Science Forum, vol.712, 2012, pp. 25-47.


2. Safdar Hossain SK, S.U. Rahman, Shakeel Ahmed, Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide over CNT-Supported Nanoscale Copper Electrocatalysts, Journal of Nanomaterials, Volume 2014, Article ID 374318, 10 pages.


3. Rehman A., SK Safdar Hossain, Rahman S., Ahmed S., Hossain M.M, WO3 modification effects on Pt-Pd/WO3-OMC electrocatalysts for formic acid oxidation, Applied Catalysis A:General, Volume 482, 2014, Pages 309-317 .


4. Shahid M. Basheer, SK Safdar Hossain, Rahman S., Ahmed S., Hossain M M., NiO/MWCNT catalysts for electrochemical reduction of CO2, November 2015, Volume 6,Issue 6, pp 544-553, Electrocatalysis, Springer US..


5. Rehman A., SK Safdar Hossain, Rahman S. Ahmed S., Hossain M.M, Influence of CeO2 modification on Pt-Pd/CeO2-OMC catalysts for formic acid oxidation, Electrocatalysis, July 2015, Volume 6, Issue 4,pp 348-356.


6. Shahid M. Basheer, SK Safdar Hossain, Rahman S., Ahmed S., Hossain M M., SnO2/MWCNT catalysts for electrochemical reduction of CO2, Journal of CO2 utilization, Volume 16, December 2016, Pages 346–353.


7. SK Safdar Hossain, Junaid Saleem, A. Al. Ahmed, M.M. Hossain, M. N. Shaikh, S. U. Rahman, Gordon Mc Kay, Preparation and Evaluation of Nickel Oxide-Carbon Nanotube Supported Palladium as Anode Electrocatalyst for Formic Acid Fuel Cells, International Journal of Electrochemical Sciences, Volume 11, Issue 3,March 2016, Pages 2686 – 2708


8. B. V. Ayodele, S. S. Hossain, S. S. Lam, O. U. Osazuwa, M. R. Khan, C. K. Cheng, Syngas production from CO2 reforming of methane over neodymium sesquioxide supported cobalt catalyst, Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, Volume 34, August 2016, Pages 873–885 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jngse.2016.07.059)


9. B. V. Ayodele, S. S. Hossain, S. S. Lam, M. R. Khan, C. K. Cheng, Modelling and optimization of syngas production by methane dry reforming over samarium oxide supported cobalt catalyst: Response Surface Methodology and Artificial Neural Networks Approach, Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 2017, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp1181-1193.


10. Jiah Chee Sho, Soo Ling Chong, SK Safdar Hossain, Chin Kui Cheng, Catalytic Ethylene Production from Ethanol Dehydration Over Non-modified and phosphoric acid modified Zeolite H-Y(80) Catalysts. Fuel Processing Technology, Fuel Processing Technology, Volume 158, 2017, Pages 85-95. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fuproc.2016.12.012


11. Kim Hoong Nga, Maksudur R. Khan, Yun Hau Ng, Sk Safdar Hossain, Chin Kui Cheng, Restoration of liquid effluent from oil palm agroindustry in Malaysia using UV/TiO2 and UV/ZnO photocatalytic systems: A comparative study, Journal of Environmental Management, Vol 196, 2017, Pages 674-680


12. Syed Sadiq Ali, SK. Safdar Hossain, Mohammad Asif, Dynamic Modeling of Iso-amyl acetate Reactive Distillation Column, Polish Journal of Chemical Technology, Vol. 19, Issue 1, 2017, Pages 59-66.


13. SK Safdar Hossain, Junaid Saleem, A. Al. Ahmed, Ateequr Rehman, M.M. Hossain, Gordon Mc Kay, John Barford, Evaluation of Pd nanoparticles decorated CeO2-MWCNT nanocomposite as electrocatalyst for formic acid fuel cells,  Journal of Electronic Materials, April 2018, Volume 47, Issue 4, pp 2277–2289.


14. Yoke Wang Cheng ,Zhan Sheng Lee, Chi Cheng Chong, Maksudur R. Khana, Chin Kui Cheng, Kim Hoong Ng, Sk Safdar Hossain, Hydrogen-rich syngas production via steam reforming of palm oil mill effluent (POME) – A thermodynamics analysis, Accepted for Publication in International Journal of Hydrogen Energy.


15. SK Safdar Hossain, S. U. Rahman, S. M. Javaid. Zaidi, Synthesis and evaluation of copper supported titanium oxide nanotubes as electrocatalyst for the electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide to organics. Submitted to Chemistry Select (Under second Review, September 2018)


16. Sk Safdar Hossain , Mostafa Tarek , Thurga Devi Munusamy , Kaykobad Md. Rezaul Karim , Selvaraj Mohana Roopan , Shaheen M. Sarkar , Chin Kui Cheng , Md. Maksudur Rahman Khan,  Facile synthesis of CuO/CdS heterostructure photocatalyst for the effective degradation of dye under visible light, Accepted for Publication, Environmental Research


17. Safdar Hossain SK, Junaid Saleem, Gordon Mc Kay, Synthesis and characterization of reduced graphene oxide supported PdFe electrocatalysts and their performance towards the electrooxidation of formic acid (Under Review in Environment Research)


18. Eaqub Ali, Enamul Hoque, Safdar Hossain SK, Manik Chandra Biswas, Review on Nanoadsorbents for Wastewater Treatment  –  Next Generation Biotechnological
Solution, Accpeted for publication in International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology




International Refereed Conference Publications:


1.  Hossain S.S., S.U. Rahman, S. M. Javaid Zaidi (2010), “Solid-state Conversion of Carbon dioxide to Hydrocarbons by Electro-Chemical Methods” The 8th International Conference and Exhibition on Chemistry in Industry, October 18 - 20, 2010


2.  Amir Al-Ahmed, Safdar Hossain, M. Bello, S. U. Rahman, S.M.J Zaidi, Hydrogen highway: An overview, IEEE International, Bahrain, Dec 2010.



3.  Safdar Hossain, Amir Al-Ahmed, S. U. Rahman, Effect of addition of cerium oxide on the performance of Pd/CNT electrocatalysts for formic acid fuel cell. Chemindex 2013, Bahrain.


4. Junaid Saleem, SK Safdar Hossain SK, John Barford, and Gordon McKay, Development and characterization of palladium based catalyst using modified CNT for fuel cell applications, 8th International conference on energy sustainability, June 30-2 July 2014, ASME 2014, Boston MA, USA.


5. Rehman A.,SK  Safdar Hossain, Rahman S. Ahmed S., Hossain , Pt-Pd/CeO2-OMC Bimetallic Catalysts for Formic Acid Oxidation, 14 AIChE meeting, November 16-21, 2014, Atlanta, USA.


6. Rehman A., SK Safdar Hossain, Rahman S. Ahmed S., Hossain M.M. (2014), Electrocatalytic activity of Pt-Pd/CeO2-OMC catalysts for formic acid oxidation, 23rd Canadian symposium on catalysis, May 11-14, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 2014


7. Safdar Hossain SK, Shamseldin A. Mohamed, Shaikh A. Razzak, Mohammad M. Hossain, NiO/Ce-γAl2O3 oxygen carrier for Chemical-Looping Combustion:  Reactivity and Stability, 16th International Congress on Catalysis (ICC 16), Beijing, China 3-8 July 2016.


8. Zakaria Al-Arfaj, Hussain Al-Hashem, Amer Al-Elaiw, Hasan Al-Abdulgader, Safdar Hossain, Nano-Electrocatalysts for the Electrochemical Oxidation of Formic acid The 4th Saudi International Nanotechnology Conference (SINC 2016), Dhahran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 25-27 October 2016.


US Patents:

1.  Electrocatalyst for electrochemical conversion of carbon dioxide, US Patent No. 9,109,293 (issued August 18, 2015)

2.  Electrocatalyst for electrochemical conversion of carbon dioxide, US Patent No. 9,099,752 (issued August 4, 2015)


Book Chapters:

1.  Safdar Hossain SK, Md. Enamul Hoque, Chapter 9: Properties and Applications of Polymer nanocomposite materials in energy storage” A volume in Woodhead Publishing Series in Composites Science and Engineering, 2018, Pages 239–282.

2.   Safdar Hossain SK, Mohammed M. Hossain, “Application of Adsorption in Sour & Greenhouse Gas Treatment.”, book edition entitled “Applications of Adsorption and Ion Exchange Chromatography in Wastewater Treatment” Materials Research Foundations, Vol. 15, pp 193-226, 2017

Professional Affiliations:

Senior Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Membership Number #9900163860

Life member, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, India. Membership Number# 51586