UC graduate celebrates chemistry breakthroughs
Mohammed Abdelbassit published six research papers during his PhD study at the University of Canterbury, an extraordinary achievement for a student. He graduates with his doctorate in Chemistry this Friday.
Mohammed Abdelbassit in Arthur’s Pass National Park. Photo credit: Rami Elsayed.
During his four years at UC, Abdelbassit has focused on investigating the structure and physical properties of novel chemical compounds. This includes making new fluorescent chemical compounds that can absorb high energy light and emit it as light with a lower energy. The most common application of this is in energy-saving fluorescent and LED lamps.
During his study at UC, Abdelbassit’s research has been published in Chemistry – A European Journal, ChemPlusChem and The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, as well as the European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry.
Deborah Crittenden, of UC’s School of Physical and Chemical Sciences, worked closely with Abdelbassit and says, “Mohammed is a top-notch scientist who has done some outstanding, world-class research during his time at UC.”
“He’s already published six papers during his study, which is a pretty extraordinary achievement. Most PhD students only graduate with one or two published papers, if any!”