Research Topics

  • Advanced materials
  • Biodevices
  • Energy generation and storage
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Nanotechnology
  • Sensors

The Syed Mubeen Research Group exploits the unique properties of nanomaterials, in conjunction with electrochemistry, in technologies designed for use in several areas. Through material synthesis and material characterization, the lab develops novel systems that operate under conditions with real-world benefits. Applications center on energy conversion and storage, biomedical devices, and water treatment.


Research Team

Syed Mubeen

Syed Mubeen, PhD

Director, Syed Mubeen Research Group
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering


Marisol Contreras and Ashley (Hesterberg) Butzlaff

ITI grad research assistant awarded Fulbright to Germany

Marisol Contreras, a PhD candidate in chemical engineering at the University of Iowa and a graduate research assistant in the Syed Mubeen Research Group at the University of Iowa Technology Institute, is the winner of a Fulbright Study/Research grant in Chemical Engineering to Germany for 2021-22
Mubeen hydrogen royalty free

Mubeen expands work to make solar hydrogen viable, renewable resource

A partnership between SunHydrogen and the Syed Mubeen Research Group has been expanded as they work to make hydrogen a viable, efficient renewable energy source.
Syed Mubeen

Syed Mubeen

Director, Syed Mubeen Research Group

Assistant professor of chemical and biomedical engineering

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