Assistant Professor
  • PhD in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (University of Nottingham, UK)
  • MSc in Philosophy of Science and Religion (University of Edinburgh, UK)
  • BEng in Chemical Engineering (University of Bath, UK)
  • Postgraduge Certificate of Education (University of Nottingham, UK)


  • 2016 – Present Assistant Professor, Environmental Sciences, Zayed University, Dubai.

  • 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

  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Science Education

Research and Professional Activities

Dr. Malik’s research is in the area of porous materials and adsorption. He specializes in combining and integrating different characterisation techniques for better understanding of porous structures of nanoporous materials. In his research, he has 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, he has used several modelling techniques to simulate adsorption phenomenon within porous materials using MATLAB and PASCAL via mean field density function theory (MFDT). Moreover, he has used several imaging software to reconstruct fuel cell layers using X-ray imaging. He intends to research further into how the porous structures of fuel cell layers can be better understood and correlated with fuel cell efficiency.

He is open to collaborative work in the characterization of nanoporous materials and also multidisciplinary work in the intersection of science and philosophy.


Google Scholar Profile


  • Shoaib A. Malik Islam and Evolution: Al-Ghazali and the Modern Evolutionary Paradigm (Monograph). Routledge’ Science and Religion Series, 2021

  • Shoaib A. Malik. Al-Ghazali, Philosophy, and the Natural Sciences (Book Chapter), The Cambridge Handbook of the History of Atheism,Cambridge University Press, 2021

  • Emil Salim and Shoaib A. Malik. Creatio Continua and Quantum Randomness (Book Chapter). Abrahamic Reflections on Randomness and Providence. Palgrave, 2021

  • James P. Terry and Shoaib A. Malik. Reconsidering the Seawater Density Parameter in Hydrodynamic Flow Transport Equations for Coastal Boulders. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 2020

  • Shoaib A. Malik. God, Information and the World: The Metaphysics of William Dembski and al-Ghazali. Philosophy, 2019

  • Shoaib A. Malik . Old Texts, New Masks: A Critical Review of Misreading Evolution onto Historical Islamic Texts. Zygon, 2019

  • Shoaib A. Malik. Defining Atheism and the Burden of Proof. Philosophy, 2018