Raed Hashaikeh

Raed Hashaikeh


Dr. Raed Hashaikeh is a professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Program at Masdar Institute. He joined Masdar Institute back in 2008. He established the Advanced Nanofibers Laboratory at MI, where he investigates novel synthesis techniques and applications of nanofibers. Dr. Hashaikeh serves on the editorial board of the international journal Desalination and the Journal of Water Process Engineering. He received his PhD in Materials Engineering from McGill University. Before joining Masdar Institute, he spent two years at FPInnovations-Paprican division, Canada, as a scientist. He was also a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology between 2008 and 2009.


  • Electrochemical Processes and Devices
  • Structure and Properties of Polymers
  • Mechanical Properties of Materials
  • Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering

Advisor to current Masdar Institute students:

  • Azza Ahmed Al Raisi   
  • Farah Ejaz Ahmed  (PhD)
  • Shaheen Fatima Anis  (PhD)
  • ama Mahmoud
  • Botagoz Zhuman
  • Noora Alhammadi

Graduated students:

  • Hatem Abu Shammala  
  • Abdullah Khalil (PhD)
  • Maitha Al Kaabi
  • Yarjan Abdul Samad
  • Sanaa Pirani
  • Farah Ahmed
  • Shaheen Anis


Research Interest/Research Projects

  • Electrospun micro-porous membranes
  • Advanced Cellulosic materials
  • Nanofibers Fabrication and applications
  • Chemical process development
  • Catalysts and Advanced materials for electrochemical devices


  • •    Ahmed, F., Lalia, B. S., Kochkodan, V., Hilal, N., & R. Hashaikeh*, (2016). Electrically conductive polymeric membranes for fouling prevention and detection: A review. In press, Desalination. (Impact factor: 3.756)
  • •    Khalil, A., Kim, J. J., Tuller, H. L., Rutledge, G. C., & R. Hashaikeh*, (2016) “Gas sensing behavior of electrospun nickel oxide nanofibers: Effect of morphology and microstructure,” Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 227, 54-64. (Impact factor: 4.097)
  • •    Saepurahman, Singaravel, G. P., & R. Hashaikeh*, (2016). Fabrication of electrospun LTL zeolite fibers and their application for dye removal. Journal of Materials Science, 51(2), 1133-1141. (Impact factor: 2.37)
  • 2015
  • •    Shaheen Anis and R. Hashaikeh*, “Electrospun zeolite-Y fibers: fabrication and morphology analysis," Microporous & Mesoporous Materials, Accepted. (Impact factor: 3.45)
  • •    Lalia, Boor Singh, Tushar Shah, and R. Hashaikeh*. "Microbundles of Carbon Nanostructures as Binder Free Highly Conductive Matrix for LiFePO4 Battery Cathode." Journal of Power Sources 278 (2015) 314-319. (Impact factor: 6.2)
  • •    Lalia, B. S., Ahmed, F. E., Shah, T., Hilal, N., & R. Hashaikeh*, (2015). Electrically conductive membranes based on carbon nanostructures for self-cleaning of biofouling. Desalination, 360, 8-12. (Impact factor: 3.756)
  • •    F. Ejaz Ahmed, B.S. Lalia, R. Hashaikeh* (2015). A review on electrospinning for membrane fabrication: Challenges and applications. Desalination, 356, 15-30. (Impact factor: 3.756)
  • •    Khalil, A., Dimas, C., & R. Hashaikeh, (2015). Electrospun copper oxide nanofibers as infrared photodetectors. Applied Physics A, 118(1), 217-224. (impact factor: 1.7)
  • •    Lalia, B. S., Khalil, A., Shah, T., & R. Hashaikeh* (2015). Flexible carbon nanostructures with electrospun nickel oxide as a lithium-ion battery anode. Ionics, 21(10), 2755-2762.
  • •    Khalil, A., & R. Hashaikeh* (2015) “Electrospun Nickel Oxide Nanofibers: Microstructure and Surface Evolution” Applied Surface Science 357, 1333-1342. (impact factor: 2.7)
  • •    Lalia, B. S., Alkaabi, M., & , R. Hashaikeh* (2015). Sulfated Cellulose/Polyvinyl Alcohol Composites as Proton Conducting Electrolyte for Capacitors. Energy Procedia, 75, 1869-1874.


  • •    A. Khalil, R. Hashaikeh*, M. Jouiad, Synthesis and morphology analysis of electrospun copper nanowires, Journal of Materials Science, 1-14. (Impact factor:     2.305)
  • •    S.F. Anis, B.S. Lalia, R. Hashaikeh*, Controlling swelling behavior of poly (vinyl) alcohol via networked cellulose and its application as a reverse osmosis membrane, Desalination, 336 (2014) 138-145. (Impact factor: 3.960)
  • F. Ejaz Ahmed, B.S. Lalia, N. Hilal, R. Hashaikeh*, Underwater superoleophobic cellulose/electrospun PVDF–HFP membranes for efficient oil/water separation, Desalination, 344 (2014) 48-54. (Impact factor: 3.960)
  • B.S. Lalia, E. Guillen, H.A. Arafat, R. Hashaikeh*, Nanocrystalline cellulose reinforced PVDF-HFP membranes for membrane distillation application, Desalination, 332 (2014) 134-141. (Impact factor: 3.960)
  • B.S. Lalia, Y.A. Samad, R. Hashaikeh*, Ternary polymer electrolyte with enhanced ionic conductivity and thermo-mechanical properties for lithium-ion batteries, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 39 (2014) 2964–2970. (Impact factor: 2.930) )
  • A. Khalil, M. Jouiad, M. Khraisheh, R. Hashaikeh*, " Facile synthesis of copper oxide nanoparticles via electrospinning.” Journal of Nanomaterials, Volume 2014, Article ID 438407, 7 pages. (Impact factor: 1.611)  
  • A. Khalil & R. Hashaikeh*, “Electrospinning of nickel oxide nanofibers: Process parameters and morphology control, Materials Characterization,” Materials Characterization, 95 (2014) 65–71. (Impact factor: 1.925) )
  • Hu, Thomas Q., R. Hashaikeh, and R. Berry. "Isolation of a novel, crystalline cellulose material from the spent liquor of cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs)." Cellulose (2014) 21:3217–3229. . (Impact factor: 3.033)
  • R. Hashaikeh*, B. Lalia, Victor Kochkodan, and Nidal Hilal. "A novel in situ membrane cleaning method using periodic electrolysis." Journal of Membrane Science (2014) 471,  149–154. (impact factor: 4.908)
  • A. Khalil, A. Fihri, M.  Jouiad , R. Hashaikeh *,Electrospun copper oxide nanoparticles as an efficient heterogeneous catalyst for N-arylation of indole, Tetrahedron Letters, 55 (2014), pp. 5973-5975. (Impact factor: 2.391).


  • B.S. Lalia, S. Anand, K.K. Varanasi, R. Hashaikeh*, Fog-Harvesting Potential of Lubricant-Impregnated Electrospun Nanomats, Langmuir, 29 (2013) 13081-13088. (Impact factor: 4.384)
  • A. Khalil, B.S. Lalia, R. Hashaikeh*, M. Khraisheh, Electrospun metallic nanowires: Synthesis, characterization, and applications, Journal of Applied Physics, 114 (2013) 171301. (Impact factor: 2.185 )
  • B.S. Lalia, V. Kochkodan, R. Hashaikeh*, N. Hilal, A review on membrane fabrication: Structure, properties and performance relationship, Desalination, 326 (2013) 77-95. (Impact factor: 3.756) )
  •  L. Li, R. Hashaikeh, H.A. Arafat, Development of eco-efficient micro-porous membranes via electrospinning and annealing of poly (lactic acid), Journal of Membrane Science, 436 (2013) 57-67. (Impact factor: 5.056 )