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Dr Mohamed Al-Hada

Dr Mohamed Al-Hada

Senior Research Associate

Affiliated Lecturer

Maxwell Centre
Cavendish Laboratory
JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 0HE

Cambridge Graphene Centre
University of Cambridge
9 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 0FA

Cambridge CB3 0HE
Office Phone: +44 (0) 1223762397


Mohamed Al-Hada obtained his PhD in Physics at TU Berlin using the third generation synchrotron facility in Berlin - Electron Storage Ring BESSY II (Helmholtz Center Berlin for materials and energy). 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 nanocluster physics. From 2015 to 2018, he moved to Italy to work at the ELETTRA Synchrotron Facility as a scientist, working on the ESCAmicroscopy beamline. Since December 2019, He has led the X-ray Photoelectron 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 and UK’s research scientific institutes on Materials Science and Surface Science by XPS measurements at the XPS lab and in light source facilities.

Research Interests

Mohamed Al-Hada's main research interest is in Nanotechnology Science in (Graphene, MXene, Nanoparticles and Lithium Ion Batteries) 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 under near-ambient pressure environments. 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.


  • Interfacial and Surface Science

Key Publications

Publications, links and resources

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