Habeeb Muhammed Madathumpady Abubaker, Ph.D.

Senior Staff

Scientist​ (Subgroup Red)​


Selected Publications

  • Muhammed, M. A. H.; Döblinger, M.; Rodríguez-Fernández, J., Switching Plasmons: Gold Nanorod-Copper Chalcogenide Core-Shell Nanoparticle Clusters with Selectable Metal/Semiconductor NIR Plasmon Resonances. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 11666-11677
  • Aldeek, F.; Muhammed, M. A. H.; Palui, G.; Zhan, N.; Mattoussi, H., Growth of Highly Fluorescent Polyethylene Glycol- and Zwitterion-Functionalized Gold Nanoclusters. ACS Nano 2013, 7, 2509-2521
  • Muhammed, M. A. H.; Aldeek, F.; Palui, G.; Trapiella-Alfonso, L.; Mattoussi, H., Growth of In Situ Functionalized Luminescent Silver Nanoclusters by Direct Reduction and Size Focusing. ACS Nano 2012, 6, 8950-8961
  • Habeeb Muhammed, M. A.; Pradeep, T., Au25@SiO2: Quantum Clusters of Gold Embedded in Silica. Small 2011, 7, 204-208
  • Habeeb Muhammed, M. A.; Verma, P. K.; Pal, S. K.; Retnakumari, A.; Koyakutty, M.; Nair, S.; Pradeep, T., Luminescent Quantum Clusters of Gold in Bulk by Albumin-Induced Core Etching of Nanoparticles: Metal Ion Sensing, Metal-Enhanced Luminescence, and Biolabeling. Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 16, 10103-10112


  • ​Ph.D. in Nanotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, 2010
  • M.Sc. in Physical Chemistry, School of Chemical Sciences, M. G. University, India, 2004

Professional Profile

  • ​Postdoctoral Fellow, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München, Germany, 2012-2017
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Florida State University, US, 2011-2012

KAUST Affiliations

  • Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Center (AMPMC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)