Dr. Muhammad Sohail

  • Research Scientist (May 2014 - present) - QEERI, Doha Qatar
  • Post Doctoral Research Assosiate (2011 - May 2014) - Texas A&M University
  • Post Doctoral Research Assosiate (2010 - 2011) - Open University, UK
  • PhD - (2006 - 2010) - Open University, UK
  • Lecturer Chemistry - (2001 - 2005) - Bahria College, Karachi
  • MSc - (1998 - 2000) - Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad

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Research Interest

Materials for photovoltaics and catalysis and their applications in sustainable development

Research Facilities

State-of-the-art research facilities


PhD and Postdoc positions are available time to time

Leisure time

I am fond of sports, travel and photography


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Muhammad Sohail received his MSc degree from Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad Pakistan. Following his PhD at the Open University UK, he held postdoctoral positions at the same University where his research was focused on the Organosilicon Chemistry and Siloxane based materials.

Before joining Qatar Energy & Environment Research Institute (QEERI), he was an assistant research scientist at Texas A&M University at Qatar where his research was focused on the Photocatalysis and time resolve spectroscopy.

His current research interests are related to renewable energy that includes, materials for photovoltaic applications, catalysis for CO2 conversion to value additions, renewable hydrogenation, and storage.

Selected Publications

Kasparas Rakstys,a Sanghyun Paek,a Muhammad Sohail,b Peng Gao,a Kyung Taek Cho,a Paul Gratia,a Yonghui Lee,a Klaus H. Dahmenb and Mohammad Khaja Nazeeruddin*a ; A highly hindered bithiophene-functionalized dispiro-oxepine derivative as an efficient hole transporting material for perovskite solar cells, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016,4, 18259-18264

Muhammad. Sohail, S. Moncho, E. N. Brothers, and A. A. Bengali,; Dehydrogenation of Tertiary Amine-Borane by a Rhenium Complex; Chem. Comm., 2014, 50, 5874-5877

Sohail, Muhammad; Moncho, Salvador; Li, Bo; Kyran, Samuel; Brothers, Edward; Darensbourg, Donald; Bengali, Ashfaq; Light Enhanced Displacement of Methylacrylate from Iron Carbonyl: Investigation of the Reactive Intermediate via Rapid-Scan FTIR and Computational Studies; Inorg. Chem., 2013, 52 (21) 12655-12660

Muhammad Sohail*, A. Bassindale, P. G. Taylor; Synthesis and structural characterization of pentacoordinate silicon complexes with dynamic motion like a Pendulum at SN2 reaction profile, Dalton Trans. 2013, 42, 10971-10981

Muhammad Sohail*, A. Bassindale, P. G. Taylor, Synthesis and hydrolysis-condensation study of water soluble self-assemble pentacoordinate polysilanamides; Organometallics., 2013 32 (6), pp 1721-1731


Muhammad Sohail, Qatar Environment and Energy Institute (QEERI), Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), Education City Doha, Qatar.

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