Dr. Shoaib Ahmed Malik

Assistant Professor

PhD in Chemical Engineering (2010-2015)

University of Nottingham, U.K.

Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering (2007-2010)

University of Bath, U.K.

1st Class Distinction (Valedictorian – top in class) 


I am a highly motivated teacher. I enjoy teaching a wide variety of subjects. I work a lot on creating new pedagogical means to help students understand scientific subjects with a critical methodology to help think outside the box. My research is primarily focused on nanoporous materials. Additionally, I am also working on areas in philosophy of science. 

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ACT and SAT Instructor (July, 2016 – August, 2016)

SAGE Education, Dubai, U.A.E.

 University and High School Subject Instructor (June, 2015 – ongoing collaboration)

Gyanberry Institute, Dubai, U.A.E.

 Teacher of Chemistry, Physics and Career Counsellor (August, 2015 – February 2016)

Resalah International School of Science, Sharjah, U.A.E.

 Online Instructor of Science and Philosophy of Science (May, 2015 – ongoing collaboration)

Avicenna Academy, Sheffield, U.K.

 Post-doctorate Researcher (January, 2015 – May, 2015)

Petroleum Institute (EDNOC), Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

Teaching Assistant (February, 2011 – December, 2011)

University of Nottingham, Nottingham, U.K.

Research Assistant (June, 2008 – September, 2008 and July, 2009 – August, 2009)

Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research, Kuwait.


Dubai Academic City, D-L2-14


+ 971 4 4021646

Teaching Areas

General Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry

Physical Chemistry

Environmental Chemistry

General Physics

General and Advanced Engineering Mathematics

Environmental Science


Fluid Mechanics

Programming (MATLAB/Fortran)

Philosophy of Science

Critical Thinking

Research and Professional Activities

My research is in the area of porous materials and adsorption. I specialize in combining and integrating different characterisation techniques for better understanding porous structures of nanoporous materials. In my research capacity I have used an integrated round of mercury porosimetry, gas adsorption, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), cryogenic nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), X-ray scanning, scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray (EDX) spectroscopy and time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (ToF-SIMS) to analyse silica sol-gels and fuel cell layers. Additionally, I have used several modelling techniques to simulate adsorption phenomenon within porous materials using MATLAB and PASCAL via mean field density function theory (MFDT). Moreover, I have used several imaging software to reconstruct fuel cell layers using X-ray imaging. I intend to research further into how the porous structures of fuel cell layers can be better understood and correlated with fuel cell efficiency.
I am open for collaborative work in the characterization of nanoporous materials. I am also open for multidisciplinary work in the intersection of science and philosophy.


On the Impact of Chemical Heterogeneity on the Accuracy of Pore Size Distributions in Disordered Solids. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2014.

Iain Hitchcock , Shoaib Malik, Elizabeth M Holt, Robin S. Fletcher, and Sean Patrick Rigby.

(Link to paper: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jp505482p)

Pore Structural Characterization of Fuel Cell Layers using Integrated Mercury Porosimetry and Computerized X-ray Tomography. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2016

Shoaib A. Malik, Linda Smith, Jonathan Sharman, Elizabeth M. Holt, Sean P. Rigby