Pezhman Arab

Professional Preparation

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, 2016-Present

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Conducting research in the synthesis of novel porous materials

  • Ph.D. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2011-2015

Virginia Commonwealth University, VA, USA

Thesis title: Designed synthesis of nanoporous organic polymers for selective gas

uptake and catalytic applications

  • M.Sc. Inorganic Chemistry, 2007-2010

University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

Thesis title: Synthesis and surface modification of nanoporous carbon materials

  • B.Sc. Chemistry, 2003-2007

University of Arak, Arak, Iran

 

Skills

  • Synthesis of nanoporous silica, carbon, and polymeric materials

  • Organic synthesis

  • Air-free synthetic techniques (Schlenk line, glove box)

  • Wet-chemistry techniques

  • Gas separation and gas storage techniques and calculations

  • Material characterization techniques including;

o Porosimetry measurements

o Scanning electron microscopy (SEM)

o Transmission electron microscopy (TEM)

o X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)

o Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX)

o Inductively coupled plasma (ICP-OES)

o X-ray diffraction (XRD)

o Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR)

 

Publications

Book Chapters

 

  • Pezhman Arab, Timur Islamoglu, Oussama El-Kaderi, Hani M. El-Kaderi, “Porous organic polymers for selective CO2 capture.” In “materials for carbon capture.” De-en Jiang, Shannon Mahurinv, and Sheng Dai,John Wiley & Sons. (submitted).

  • Pezhman Arab, Hani M. El-Kaderi, “Designing functional porous organic frameworks for gas storage and separation.” In “solid state supramolecular materials”. Rahul Banerjee, Royal Society of Chemistry. (under preparation).

Journal Publications

 

First-Authored Articles

 

  • Pezhman Arab, Ali Siamaki,  Ali Kemal Sekizkardes,  Alyson Verlander, Frank Gupton, Hani M. El-Kaderi, “Preparation of a Pd(II)-functionalized covalent organic framework as a heterogeneous catalyst for Suzuki reaction.”(under preparation).

  • Pezhman Arab, Emily Parrish, Timur Islamoglu, Hani M. El-Kaderi, “Synthesis and evaluation of porous azo-linked polymers for carbon dioxide capture and separation.”  J. Mater. Chem. A. 2015, 3, 20586-20594

 

  • Pezhman Arab, Alyson Verlander, Hani M. El-Kaderi, “Synthesis of a highly porous bis(imino)pyridine-linked polymer and its postsynthetic modification with inorganic fluorinated ions for selective CO2 capture.” J. Phys. Chem. C, 2015, 119, 8174–8182.

 

  • Pezhman Arab, Mohammad Gulam Rabbani, Ali Kemal Sekizkardes, Timur Islamoglu, Hani M. El-Kaderi, “Copper(I)-catalyzed synthesis of nanoporous azo-linked polymers: impact of textural properties on gas storage and selective carbon dioxide capture.”Chem. Mater., 2014, 26, 1385−1392. (Front Cover)

 

  • Pezhman Arab, Alireza Badiei, Amir Koolivand, Godsi Mohammadi Ziarani, “Direct hydroxylation of benzene to phenol over Fe3O4 supported on nanoporous carbon.” Chin. J. Catal., 2011, 32, 258–263.

  

Co-Authored Articles

 

  • Babak Ashourirad, Pezhman Arab, Alyson Verlander, Hani M. El-Kaderi, “From azo-linked polymers to microporous heteroatom-doped carbons: tailored chemical and textural properties for gas separation.” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces., 2016, 8, 8491–8501.

 

  • Amir Koolivand, Alireza Badiei, Pezhman Arab, Ghodsi Mohammadi Ziarani, “Adsorptive recovery of an essential rose oil component from aqueous solution by nanoporous carbon (CMK-3).” J. Iran. Chem. Soc., 2016, 1-10.

 

  • Pezhman Zarabadi-Poor, Alireza Badiei, Bradley D. Fahlman, Pezhman Arab, Ghodsi Mohammadi Ziarani, “One-pot synthesis of ethanolamine-modified mesoporous silica.” Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2011, 50, 10036-10040.

 

  • Akram Rahimi, Payman Hashemi, Alireza Badiei, Pezhman Arab, Ali Reza Ghiasvand, “CMK-3 nanoporous carbon as a new fiber coating for solid-phase microextraction coupled to gas chromatography–mass spectrometry.” Anal. Chim. Acta., 2011, 695, 58-62.

 

  • Hadi Khani, Mohammad Kazem Rofouei, Pezhman Arab, Vinod Kumar Gupta, Zahra Vafaei, “Multi-walled carbon nanotubes-ionic liquid-carbon paste electrode as a super selectivity sensor: application to potentiometric monitoring of mercury ion(II).” J. Hazard. Mater. 2010, 183, 402-409.

 

  • Babak Ashourirad, Pezhman Arab, Timur Islamoglu, Hani M. El-Kaderi, “A cost-effective route for preparation of nitrogen-doped porous carbons: toward exceptionally high surface area.” (submitted).

 

  • Amr Ibrahim , Andrew Lin, Fumin Zhang , Khaled AbouZeid, Pezhman Arab, M. Samy El-Shall. “Palladium nanoparticles supported on a hybrid MOF-graphene for catalytic hydrodeoxygenation of vanillin as a model for biofuel upgrade reactions.” (under preparation).

 

  • Tsemre D. Tessema, Pezhman Arab, Hani M. El-Kaderi, “Synthesis of porous azo-linked copolymers for selective CO2 capture.” (under preparation).

 

 

  • Babak Ashourirad, Pezhman Arab, Ravi Arvapally, Hani M. El-Kaderi, “Synthesis of highly porous carbons for methane storage.” (under preparation).

 

 

 Conferences

 

  • Pezhman Arab, Ali Siamaki, Frank Gupton, Hani M. El-Kaderi, “Synthesis of a Pd(II)-functionalized mesoporous covalent organic framework as a heterogeneous catalyst for Suzuki reaction.” Nanoporous materials & their applications GRC conference, Holderness, New Hampshire, 2015.

 

  • Pezhman Arab, Hani M. El-Kaderi, “post-synthetic modification of a bis(imino)pyridine-linked porous polymer with inorganic fluorinated ions for highly selective CO2 capture.” ACS 250th national meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, 2015.

 

  • Babak Ashourirad, Pezhman Arab, Hani M. El-Kaderi, “Highly porous activated carbons prepared from single source precursor: Application to gas storage and separation.” ACS 250th national meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, 2015.

 

  • Babak Ashourirad, Pezhman Arab, Hani M. El-Kaderi, "Heteroatom doped microporous carbons for selective CO2 capture from gas mixtures.” CMTC conference, Sugar Land, Texas, 2015.

 

  • Tsemre Tessema, Pezhman Arab, Hani M. El-Kaderi, “Synthesis and assessment of porous copolymerized azo-linked polymers for CO2 capture and separation”. International symposium on clusters and nanomaterials, Richmond, Virginia, 2015.

 

  • Pezhman Arab, Hani M. El-Kaderi,” Nanoporous azo-linked polymers for selective carbon dioxide capture.” ACS 248th national meeting, San Francisco, California, 2014.

 

  • Pezhman Arab, Hani M. El-Kaderi, “Nanoporous organic polymers as catalyst supports: bridging the gap between molecular and solid catalysts.” 1st CERCAS meeting, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, 2014.

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