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Faculty Profile

Rabi EbrahimRabi Ebrahim

Senior Research Scientist
Department of Physics

Office: Science & Research 1, 737
Lab/Center Affiliation: Center for Advanced Materials, University of Houston
Contact: rebrahim@central.uh.edu - (713) 743-3621

Education: Ph.D., University of Houston
M.S., University of Houston
B.A., Menoufia University, Egypt

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As a member of the oxide group team at the Center for Advanced Materials, our research focuses on clean energy generation and storage, also semiconductors and 2D materials.

This research includes:

  • Low Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (UH and Nano EnerTex INC.)
  • Hydrogen Storage in Conductive Polymers (NASA and UH)
  • Silicon-based Lithium Ion Batteries
  • Monolayer Disulphide and Diselenide Semiconductors (UH)
  • Development of Resistive Random Access Memory (NASA and UH)
  • Silicon Carbide Thin Films (UH, Institute of Physics and Technology, Almaty, Kazakhstan)
  • “Nanostructured Thin Film Solid Oxide Fuel Cells”, in Advanced nano depositions and their novel applications, Alex Ignatiev, R. Ebrahim, M. Yeleuov, D. Fisher, X. Chen, N.J. Wu and S. Tokmoldin, ed: X. Chen Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, 2016.
  • "Cyclical Hydrogen Storage and Retention in Polyaniline" Rabi Ebrahim; Ali Zomorrodian, Nour Attia, Kurt Geckeler and Alex Ignatiev, Energy Sci Eng, 4: 277–282. doi:10.1002/ese3.127, 2016.
  • “Synthesis of graphene and other 2D material: The past and future of chemical vapor deposition” S. S. Pei, Q. K. Yu; K. P. Huang; S. R. Xing; S. C. Chang; Rabi Ebrahim; F. Mansurov (IMWS-AMP), IEEE MTT-S, 2015.
  • “Filamentary bipolar electric pulse induced resistance switching in amorphous silicon resistive random access memory” Rabi Ebrahim, Ramasahayam Mithun Kumar, Nacer Badi, Naijuan Wu and Alex Ignatiev, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 33, 032205, 2015.
  • “Thin Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Stack for Low Power Applications” Rabi Ebrahim, Mukhtar Yeleuov , Ainur Issova , Serekbol Tokmoldin and Alex Ignatiev, International Journal of Engineering Science and Innovative Technology (IJESIT) Volume 4, Issue 4, 2015.
  • “Triple-phase boundary and power density enhancement in thin solid oxide fuel cells by controlled etching of the nickel anode” Rabi Ebrahim, Mukhtar Yeleuov , Ainur Issova , Serekbol Tokmoldin and Alex Ignatiev, Nanoscale Research Letters, 2014.
  • “Growth of 3C-SiC Films on Si (111) and Sapphire (0001) Substrates by MOCVD” R. Beisenov, R. Ebrahim, A. Zommorodian, Z.A. Mansurov, S.Zh. Tokmoldin, A. Ignatiev, Eurasian chemico-technological journal, Volume 15, No. 1, pp 25-30, 2013.
  • “Copper oxide phase content and its effect on the electric pulse induced resistive switching characteristics of CuxO resistive random access memory” Rabi Ebrahima, Ali Zomorrodiana, Naijuan Wua, Alex Ignatiev, Thin Solid Films Volume 539, 31 pp 337–341 2013.
  • “Growth of 3C-SiC Films on Si (111) and Sapphire (0001) Substrates by MOCVD” R. Beisenov, R. Ebrahim, A. Zommorodian, Z.A. Mansurov, S.Zh. Tokmoldin, A. Ignatiev, Eurasian chemico-technological journal, Volume 15, No. 1, pp 25-30, 2013.
  • “AES studies of heteroepitaxial SiC films deposited on Si and on sapphire substrates by MOCVD” R. Beisenov, R. Ebrahim, A. Zommorodian, Z.A. Mansurov, S.Zh. Tokmoldin, A. Ignatiev Eurasian Chemico-Technological Journal 15(3):259-263, 2013.
  • “Multi-mode Bipolar Resistance Switching in CuxO Films” Rabi Ebrahim, Naijuan Wu, Alex Ignatiev. Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 111, 2012.
  • “Crystal Field Modification by Doping in HTC YBCO”, M. El-Hofy, M. El-Shahawy, Rabi Ebrahim, Defect and Diffusion Forum, Vols. 226-228, 2004.
  • “Synthesis of monolayer single-crystal transition metal dichalcogenide, TMDC. grains and arrays,” 2016 (Pending).
  • “Porous Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Anode with Nanoporous Surface and Process for Fabrication” US2016/015671 A1, 2016.
  • “Methods of Using A Two Terminal Multi-Layer Thin Film Resistance Switching Device With A Diffusion Barrier” US20160064660 A1, 2016.
  • “Two Terminal Multi-Layer Thin Film Resistance Switching Device With a Diffusion Barrier and Methods Thereof”, US 2012/0126195 A1, 2012

Organizations, Outreach, Boards, Memberships:

Consultation Research Scientist for:

  • Nano EnerTex INC, Houston, 2013-2014
  • Intelligent Surgical Devices INC., Houston, 2013-2014
Member, Semiconductor Research Corporation
Member, Materials Research Society
Journal Peer Reviewer for:
  • Thin Solid Films
  • Journal of Materials and Chemical Engineering