Muatez Mohammed

Visiting Lecturer

LSC 162

(501) 450-5909


-Ph.D. in Applied Sciences (Applied Physics), University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UAL), dissertation title: “Research and Development of Carbon Nanostructured Materials Based Solar Cells”, (2009-2014).

M.S. in Applied Sciences, University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR), (2009-2013).

M.S. in Physics, Al-Mustansirivah University, Baghdad, Iraq; Thesis title: “Multipole Mixing Ratios of Gamma Ray Transitions, by Constant Statistical Tensor and a2-Ratio Methods, for Some Nuclear Reactions”, (2002-2005).

B.S. in Physics, Al-Mustansirivah University, Baghdad, Iraq, (1993-1998).

Research Interests:

My research is focused on the synthesis of carbon nanotubes, graphene, semiconductor thin films, 3D nanomaterials, and dye synthesized solar cells (DSSC), examining their useful physical properties, and modifying those properties for practical applications in mechanical, electronic and optoelectronic devices. I am also interested in other aspects of the nanotechnology field of study for environmental, industrial, biological, and medical applications. In medical science applications graphene, metallic nanoparticles, and carbon nanotubes have been used as drug delivery agents for viruses, micelles, liposomes, dendrimers, and polymers. Also interested in how silver nanoparticles and gold nanorods have multifunctional characteristics that are being used in the field of cancer research and other medical research.


Professional Membership:

Materials Research Society (MRS).
Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society.
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.
American Physical Society.



  1. P. Chen, K. Wu, Q. Li, B. Chen, Z. X. Wang, J. C. Chen, M. Mohammed; “Transport Studies on Metal (M) Doped PrBa2Cu3O7 “; Peking University- World Scientific Advance Physics SeriesEndless Quests, 155-169, 2019.
  2. E. Alkuam, M. Mohammed, T. P. Chen; “Enhanced synthesis of cadmium sulfide by electrodeposition in dyesensitized solar cells” Solar Energy 157, 342, 2017.
  3. E. Alkuam, M. Mohammed, T. P. Chen; “ Fabrication of CdS nanorods and nanoparticles with PANI for (DSSCs) dye-sensitized solar cells”, Solar Energy, 150, 317, 2017.
  4. M. Mohammed, Z. Li, T. P. Chen; “Layer Characterization and Photovoltaic Properties of CdS/MWNT/n-Si Device with an n-p-n Transistor Structure”, Journal of the Renewable and Sustainable Energy, 8, 1, 013101-9, Jan 2016.
  5. S. AbdulAlmohsin, Sabah Mohammed Mlkat al Mutoki, M. Mohammed; “ZnO Nanowire/N719 dye/Polythiophene-SWNT nanocomposite solid state dye sensitized solar cells”, Automation, Control and Intelligent Systems, 3, 2-1, 12-17, 2015.
  6. M. Mohammed, Z. Li, J. B. Cui, T. P. Chen; “Acid-doped Multi-wall Carbon Nanotube/n-Si Heterojunctions For Enhanced Light Harvesting Solar Energy”, Solar Energy, 106, 171, 2014.
  7. M. Mohammed, A. AL-Hilo, T. P. Chen; “Double Schottky of NiOx/Graphene/Si for Enhance Efficiency Solar Cells,” Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), 40th IEEE, J. IEEEXplore 2998-3003, 2014.
  8. M. Mohammed, S. AbdulAlmohsin, Z. Li, T. P. Chen; “ZnO Nanowire/N719 dye/Polypyrrole- SWNT nanocomposite Solid State Dye Sensitized Solar Cells”, Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), 40th IEEE, J. IEEEXplore 1510-1514, 2014.
  9. Al-Hilo, M. Mohammed, J. Armstrong, T. P. Chen; “Enhanced Performance Core-cell Si/CdS Nanowires Heterojunction Solar Cell Device”, Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), 40th IEEE, J. IEEEXplore 2447-2451, 2014.
  10. T. P. Chen, K. Wu, Q. Li, B. Chen, Z.X. Wang, J. C. Chen, M. Mohammed; “2-D and Mott Transition Studies on Metal (M) Doped PrBa2Cu3O7”, Journal of Low Temperature Physics, 173, 89, 2013.
  11. M. Mohammed, A. Al-Hilo, Z. Li, S. AbdulAlmohsin, J. Armstrong, T. P. Chen, J. B. Cui; “Cu2O/SWNTs/n-Si Heterojunctions for Enhanced Light Harvesting”, Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), 39th IEEE, J. IEEEXplore 0599-0604, 2013.
  12. S. M AbdulAlmohsin, J. B. Cui, M. Mohammed; “Study on ZnO / P3HT: PCBM Nanowire Solar Cells”, Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), 39th IEEE, J. IEEEXplore, 2685-2689, 2013.
  13. M. Mohammed, Z. Li, J. Cui, T. P. Chen; “Junction Investigation of Graphene/Silicon Schottky Diodes”, Nanoscale Research Letters, 7:302, doi: 10.1186/1556-276X-7-302, 2012.
  14. S. AbdulAlmohsin M. Mohammed, Z. Li, M. A. Thomas, K. Y. Wu, and J. B. Cui; “Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes as a New Counter Electrode for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells,” Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 12, 2374, 2012.
  15. S. AbdulAlmohsin, Z. Li, M. Mohammed, K. Wu, Jingbiao; “Electrodeposited Polyaniline/Multi- Walled Carbon Nanotube Composites for Solar Cell Applications,” Synthetic Metals, 162, 931, 2012.
  16. M. Mohammed, Z. Li, J. B. Cui, T. P. Chen; “Electric and Optical Transport of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube/Silicon Junctions”, Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), 38th IEEE, J. IEEEXplore 002315-002320, 2012.