Kashif Rasool | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Hamad Bin Khalifa University


Kashif Rasool

Dr. Kashif Rasool

Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute

  • Phone+974 4454 6973
  • Office locationRC-B2-0122


Dr. Kashif Rasool is a sustainability and environmental scientist at the Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI). He earned his PhD in Environmental and Energy Engineering from the College of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Kyungpook National University, Korea. 

His recent research focuses on the synthesis of novel green nanomaterials for water/wastewater purification and investigating microbial components of particulate matter in Qatar indoor and ambient air and its impact on public health. Dr. Rasool’s research efforts to date have been published in over 45 peer-reviewed articles in leading journals. 

He is on review panels of several high-impact journals including ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Chemosphere, the Journal of Hazardous Material, the Chemical Engineering Journal, and Bioresource Technology.


Research Interests

  • Synthesis and application of advanced nanomaterials for environmental remediation, resource recovery, disinfection, antifouling desalination membrane fabrication, and emerging pollutants removal from wastewater streams
  • Biological water/wastewater treatment of industrial, domestic effluents coupled with bioenergy production. Anaerobic, Aerobic/Anoxic activated sludge and bioeletrochemcial processes
  • Fate, biotransformation and influence of nanomaterials and emerging contaminants in aquatic environment/wastewater treatment systems
  • Bioaersole in indoor and ambient air and its impacts on public health



Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute

April 2019 - Present
  • Postdoctoral Researcher

    Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute; Hamad Bin Khalifa University; Qatar Foundation; Doha, Qatar

    January 2015 - March 2019
  • Assistant Professor

    School of Civil and Environmental Engineering; National University of Science and Technology (NUST); Pakistan.

    Sep 2014 - Jan 2015
  • Graduate Research Assistant

    School of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Kyungpook National University; Republic of Korea

    Sep 2011 - Augast 2014


PhD Environmental and Energy Engineering

Kyungpook National University; Daegu, Republic of Korea

  • MS Environmental Engineering & Biotechnology

    Myongji University; Yongin; Republic of Korea

  • BSc Engineering

    University of Agriculture; Faisalabad; Pakistan


Selected Publications

  • Azhar Siddique, Asif Shahzad, Jenny Lawler, Khaled A Mahmoud, Dae Sung Lee, Nisar Ali, Muhammad Bilal, Kashif Rasool*

    Unprecedented environmental and energy impacts and challenges of COVID-19 pandemic Environmental Research 193 (110443)

  • Kashif Rasool, Ravi P.Pandey, P. AbdulRasheed, SamanthaBuczek, YuryGogotsi, Khaled A.Mahmoud1

    Water treatment and environmental remediation applications of two-dimensional metal carbides (MXenes) Materials Today, 30 (80-102)

  • Kashif Rasool, Khaled Ahmed Mahmoud

    Two-dimensional metal carbide antimicrobial membrane and antimicrobial agent US Patent # 10399041

  • Kashif Rasool, Gheyath K Nasrallah, Nadin Younes, Ravi P Pandey, P. Abdul Rasheed, Khaled A Mahmoud

    Green” ZnO-Interlinked Chitosan Nanoparticles for the Efficient Inhibition of Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria in Inject Seawater. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 6, 3896–3906

  • Kashif Rasool, Mohamed Helal, Adnan Ali, Chang E. Ren, Yury Gogotsi, and Khaled A. Mahmoud

    Antibacterial Activity of Ti3C2Tx MXene. ACS Nano, 10, 3674–3684

  • Kashif Rasool, Khaled A. Mahmoud, Dr. Daniel Johnson , Mohammed Helal , Golibjon Berdiyorov, and Yury Gogotsi

    Efficient Antibacterial Membrane based on Two-Dimensional Ti3C2Tx (MXene) Nanosheets. Nature’s Scientific Reports 7:1598

  • Kashif Rasool, and Dae Sung Lee

    Exploring the potential of anaerobic sulfate reduction processes in treating sulfonated diazo dye: Microbial community analysis using bar-coded pyrosequencing Journal of Hazardous Materials, 318, 641–649

  • Kashif Rasool and Dae Sung Lee

    Effect of ZnO nanoparticles on biodegradation and biotransformation of co-substrate and sulphonated azo dye in anaerobic biological sulfate reduction process. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation, 109, 150-156

  • Kashif Rasool, Khaled A. Mahmoud, Dae Sung Lee

    Influence of co-substrate on textile wastewater treatment and microbial community changes in the anaerobic biological sulfate reduction process. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 299, 453–461

  • Kashif Rasool, Dae Hee Ahn and Dae Sung Lee

    Simultaneous organic carbon and nitrogen removal in an anoxic-oxic activated sludge system under various operating conditions. Bioresource Technology. 162, 373-378

  • Kashif Rasool, Seung Han Woo and Dae Sung Lee

    Simultaneous removal of COD and Direct Red 80 in a mixed anaerobic sulfate-reducing bacteria culture. Chemical Engineering Journal. 223, 611–616