Mohammad F. Islam received his Ph.D. in Physics from Lehigh University focusing on aggregation and adsorption behavior of polyelectrolytes. He then moved to the department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania as a postdoctoral fellow. There he worked on colloidal systems and carbon nanotubes. Since joining Carnegie Mellon faculty, Islam has received National Science Foundation CAREER award, Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, Kavli Frontiers Fellowship, and CIT George Tallman Ladd Research Award.
Islam’s research involves employing soft and nanomaterials approaches to engineer unique, multifunctional materials that enhance performances of photocatalysts and supercapacitors.