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Ahmad Hamdan

Plasma dans et en contact avec les liquides : traitement des liquides et synthèse des nanomatériaux

Professeur adjoint

Faculté des arts et des sciences - Département de physique

Complexe des sciences, room B-4423

514 343-2288

ahmad.hamdan@umontreal.ca

Profile

Research expertise

Au Département de Physique de l'Université de Montréal, je suis professeur adjoint en Physique des plasmas appliqués à la synthèse/fonctionnalisation des nanomatériaux et au traitement des liquides.

Je m'intéresse aux plasmas à la pression atmosphérique et aux interactions plasmas-matière, en particulier celle qui est en phase liquideDans ce contexte, mes activités de recherche sont subdivisées en trois axes :

  • plasma en contact avec un liquide,
  • plasma dans un liquide et 
  • plasma dans un milieu diphasique (par exemple mélange de deux liquides immiscibles ou mélange air-liquide, c.à.d. bulles). 

En plus de la compréhension fondamentale de la science de cette nouvelle famille des plasmas, je développe des applications originales, innovantes et prometteuses. Bien que le champ d’application soit extrêmement large, je m’intéresse à court terme à appliquer les plasmas en phase liquide dans la stérilisation des eaux, la synthèse des nanomatériaux et la production des carburants propres.

Bien que le champ de recherche '' plasma-liquide '' est relativement nouveau, les premiers résultats ont montré qu'il y a une très belle physique à explorer et un potentiel énorme pour résoudre des problématiques sérieuses au niveau mondial.

education

  • 2013 — Doctorat — PhysiqueUniversité de Lorraine
  • 2010 — Master — PhysiqueUniversité Henri Poincaré Nancy I
  • 2008 — Licence — PhysiqueUniversité Libanaise

Affiliations and responsabilities

University service and activities

Activities within organizations or entities of the institution

Teaching and supervision Currently recruiting

Recruitment in research Currently recruiting

Si vous voulez explorer le domaine plasmas-liquide, en effectuant une maitrise ou un doctorat, n'hésitez pas de me contacter !

Student supervision

Theses and dissertation supervision (Papyrus Institutional Repository)

Projects

Research projects

2022 - 2029

Regroupement québécois sur les matériaux de pointe (RQMP)

Lead researcher : François Schiettekatte
Funding sources: FRQNT/Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies (FQRNT)
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-(RS) Programme de regroupements stratégiques
2021 - 2025

Nouveaux procédés basés sur un réacteur-injecteur de nanoparticules pour le dépôt par plasma de couches minces nanocomposites multifonctionnelles (RI-plasma)

Lead researcher : Luc Stafford
Co-researchers : Ahmad Hamdan , Davit Zargarian , Ludvik Martinu
Funding sources: FRQNT/Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies (FQRNT)
Grant programs: PV113724-(PR) Projets de recherche en équipe (et possibilité d'équipement la première année)
2021 - 2025

Infrastructure de recherche sur les plasmas multiphasiques

Lead researcher : Ahmad Hamdan
Funding sources: Université de Montréal
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-FEI sans restriction
2018 - 2024

Plasmas in- and in-contact with liquids: fundamental investigations and applications in nanomaterial synthesis and liquid processing

Lead researcher : Ahmad Hamdan
Funding sources: CRSNG/Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et génie du Canada (CRSNG)
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-(DGECR) Tremplin vers la découverte
2020 - 2021

Bulk synthesis of nanomaterials and plasma-based techniques

Lead researcher : Ahmad Hamdan
Co-researchers : Min Suk Cha
Funding sources: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Grant programs:
2020 - 2021

Supplément COVID-19 CRSNG_Plasmas in and in contact with liquids: fundamental investigations and applications in nanomaterial synthesis and liquid processing

Lead researcher : Ahmad Hamdan
Funding sources: CRSNG/Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et génie du Canada (CRSNG)
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-Supplément à l’appui des étudiants, des stagiaires postdoctoraux et du personnel de soutien à la recherche COVID-19
2018 - 2021

Infrastructure de recherche sur les plasmas multiphasiques

Lead researcher : Ahmad Hamdan
Funding sources: FCI/Fondation canadienne pour l'innovation
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-Fonds des leaders
2019 - 2020

Bulk Synthesis of nanomaterials and plasma-based techniques

Lead researcher : Ahmad Hamdan
Co-researchers : Min Suk Cha
Funding sources: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Grant programs:
2018 - 2019

Development of combustion-based approaches for nanoparticles synthesis

Lead researcher : Ahmad Hamdan
Co-researchers : Min Suk Cha
Funding sources: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Grant programs:

Outreach

Publications and presentations

Publications

  1. Hamdan, A; Diamond, J*; Herrmann, A*. (2021). Dynamics of a pulsed negative nanosecond discharge on water surface and comparison with the positive discharge.Journal of Physics Communications. https://doi.org/10.1088/2399-6528/abe953
  2. Mohammadi, K., & Hamdan, A. (2021). Spark discharges in liquid heptane in contact with silver nitrate solution: Investigation of the synthesized particles. Plasma Processes and Polymers18(10), 2100083. https://doi.org/10.1002/ppap.202100083
  3. Glad, X*; Gorry, J*; Cha, M S; Hamdan, A. (2021). Synthesis of core–shell copper–graphite submicronic particles and carbon nano-onions by spark discharges in liquid hydrocarbons.Scientific Reports. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-87222-x
  4. Merciris, T*; Valensi, F; Hamdan, A. (2021). Synthesis of nickel and cobalt oxide nanoparticles by pulsed under water spark discharges.Journal of Applied Physics. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0040171
  5. Hamdan, A; Diamond, J*. (2021). Electrical and optical characterization of a pulsed discharge in immiscible layered liquids: n-heptane and water with various electrical conductivity.Plasma Sources Science and Technology. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6595/abfbe8
  6. Hamdan A, Liu J L, Cha M S. (2021). Transformation of n-heptane using an in-liquid submerged microwave plasma jet of argon.Journal of Applied Physics. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0036041
  7. Agati M, Boninelli S, Hamdan A. (2021). Atomic Scale Microscopy unveils the Growth Mechanism of 2D-like CuO Nanoparticle agglomerates produced via Electrical Discharges in Water.Materials Chemistry and Physics. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matchemphys.2021.124244
  8. Hamdan, A; Liu, J L. (2021). Scenario of carbon-encapsulated particle synthesis by spark discharges in liquid hydrocarbons.Plasma Processes and Polymers. https://doi.org/10.1002/ppap.202100013
  9. Hamdan, A; El Abiad, D*; Cha, M S. (2021). Synthesis of silicon and silicon carbide nanoparticles by pulsed electrical discharges in dielectric liquids. Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing41(6), 1647-1660. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11090-021-10205-3
  10. Glad X*, Profili J*, Cha M S, Hamdan A. (2020). Synthesis of copper and copper oxide nanomaterials by electrical discharges in water with various electrical conductivities.Journal of Applied Physics. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5129647
  11. Hamdan A, Gorry J*, Merciris T*, Margot J. (2020). Electrical characterization of positive and negative pulsed nanosecond discharges in water coupled with timeresolved light detection.Journal of Applied Physics. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0010387
  12. Merciris T*, Valensi F, Hamdan A. (2020). Determination of the electrical circuit equivalent to a pulsed discharge in water: assessment of the temporal evolution of electron density and temperature.IEEE trans. plasma science. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9180000
  13. Hamdan A, Glad X*, Cha MS. (2020). Synthesis of copper and copper oxide nanomaterials by pulsed electric field in water with various electrical conductivities.Nanomaterials. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10071347
  14. Merciris T*, Hamdan A, Dorval A*, Valensi F. (2020). Simplified Spark Pulser for Nanoparticles Generation.IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9204755
  15. Hamdan A, Agati M, Boninelli S. (2020). Selective synthesis of 2D mesoporous CuO agglomerates by pulsed spark discharge in water.Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11090-020-10126-7
  16. Hamdan A, Ridani D*, Diamond J*, Daghrir R. (2020). Pulsed nanosecond air discharge in contact with water: Influence of voltage polarity, amplitude, pulse width, and gap distance.Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6463/ab8fde
  17. Hamdan A, Diamond J*, Stafford L. (2020). Time-resolved imaging of pulsed positive nanosecond discharge on water surface: plasma dots guided by water surface.Plasma Sources Science and Technology. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6595/abbd87
  18. Hamdan A, Gagnon C*, Aykul M*, Profili J*. (2019). Characterization of a microwave plasma jet (TIAGO) in-contact with water: Application in degradation of methylene blue dye.Plasma Processes and Polymers. https://doi.org/10.1002/ppap.201900157
  19. Hamdan A, Profili J*, Cha M S. (2019). Microwave plasma jet in water: effect of water electrical conductivity on plasma characteristics.Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11090-019-10034-5
  20. J Diamond, J Profili, A Hamdan (2019) Characterization of various air plasma discharge modes in contact with water and their effect on the degradation of reactive dyes. Plasma Chem Plasma Process 1-16. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11090-019-10014-9
  21. A Hamdan, J L Liu, M S Cha (2018). Microwave plasma jet in water: characterization and feasibility to wastewater treatment. Plasma Chem Plasma Process 1-18. link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11090-018-9918-y 
  22. A Hamdan, M S Cha (2018). Carbon-based nanomaterial synthesis using nanosecond electrical discharges in immiscible layered liquids: n-heptane and water. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 51 244003 (9pp). iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1361-6463/aac46f/pdf
  23. A Hamdan, H Kabbara, C Noel, J Ghanbaja, A Redjaimia, T Belmonte (2018). Synthesis of two-dimensional lead sheets by spark discharge in liquid nitrogen. Particuology (In Press). (www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1674200118300300)
  24. J-L Liu, H W Park, A Hamdan, M S Cha (2018). In-liquid arc plasma jet and its application to phenol degradation. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 51 114005 (9pp) (iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1361-6463/aaada2/meta)
  25. R.K. Gangwar, A. Hamdan, L. Stafford (2017). Nanoparticle synthesis by high-density plasma sustained in liquid organosilicon precursors. Journal of Applied Physics 122, 243301 (aip.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/1.5006479)
  26. A Hamdan, M S Cha, R Abdul Halim, D Anjum (2017). Synthesis of SiOC:H nanoparticles by electrical discharge in hexamethyldisilazane and water. Plasma Processes and Polymers 14 (12) (onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ppap.201700089/full)
  27. A Hamdan, H Kabbara, M-A Courty, M S Cha, T Belmonte (2017). Multi-Strands synthesis of carbon-metal nanocomposites by discharges in heptane between two metallic electrodes. Plasma Chem Plasma Process 1-22. (link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11090-017-9816-8)
  28. A Hamdan, K Čerņevičs, M S Cha (2017). The effect of electrical conductivity on nanosecond discharges in distilled water and in methanol with argon bubbles. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 50 185207 (8pp) (iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1361-6463/aa6969)
  29. A Hamdan, F Valade, J Margot, F Vidal, J-P Matte (2017). Space and time structure of helium pulsed surface-wave discharges at intermediate pressures (5 - 50 Torr). Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 26 015001 (10pp). (iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/0963-0252/26/1/015001)
  30. G Al Makdessi, A Hamdan, J Margot, Richard Clergereaux (2017). Measurement of negatively-charged species by laser-induced photodetachment in a magnetically confined low-pressure argon-acetylene plasma. Journal Plasma Sources Science and Technology, 26(8), 085001 (9pp). (iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1361-6595/aa7806/meta)
  31.  A Hamdan, M S Cha (2016). Low-dielectric layer increases nanosecond electric discharges in distilled water. AIP Advances 6, 105112. (scitation.aip.org/content/aip/journal/adva/6/10/10.1063/1.4966589)
  32. A Hamdan, M S Cha (2016). Nanosecond Discharge in Bubbled Liquid n-Heptane: Effects of Gas Composition and Water Addition. IEEE Trans. Plas. Sci. 4(12), 2988-2994. (ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7556309/)
  33. A Hamdan, M Cha (2016). The effects of gaseous bubble composition and gap distance on the characteristics of nanosecond discharges in distilled water. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 49, 245203. (iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/0022-3727/49/24/245203/pdf)
  34.  A Hamdan, G Makdessi, J Margot (2016). Deposition of a-C:H films by RF magnetized plasma in Ar/C2H2 mixture at very low pressure. Thin Solid Films, 599, 84-97. (www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0040609015013073)
  35. A Hamdan, M Cha (2015). Ignition modes of nanosecond discharge with bubbles in distilled water. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 48 (40), 405206. (iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/0022-3727/48/40/405206)
  36. A Hamdan, J Margot, F Vidal, J-P Matte (2015). Characterization of helium surface-wave plasmas at intermediate pressures (5–50 Torr): temperatures and density of metastable atoms in the 23S level. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 48(3), 035202. (iopscience.iop.org/0022-3727/48/3/035202)
  37. M S Daoud, A Hamdan, J Margot (2015). Influence of surrounding gas, composition and pressure on plasma plume dynamics of nanosecond pulsed laser-induced aluminum plasmas. AIP Advances 5, 107143. (scitation.aip.org/content/aip/journal/adva/5/10/10.1063/1.4935100)
  38. M S Daoud, A Hamdan, J Margot (2015). Axial- and radial-resolved electron density and excitation temperature of aluminum plasma induced by nanosecond laser: Effect of the ambient gas composition and pressure. AIP Advances 5, 117136. (scitation.aip.org/content/aip/journal/adva/5/11/10.1063/1.4936251)
  39. A Hamdan, C Noël, J Ghanbaja, T Belmonte (2014). Comparison of aluminium nanostructures created by discharges in various dielectric liquids. Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing, 1 – 14. (link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11090-014-9564-y)
  40. A Hamdan, I Marinov, A Rousseau, T Belmonte (2014). Microdischarge ignition in liquid heptane. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 42 2616–2617. (ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp)
  41. A Hamdan, C Noël, T Belmonte (2014). Synthesis of carbon fibres by electrical discharges in heptane. Materials Letters 135 115–118. (www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167577X14014268)
  42. A Hamdan, I Marinov, A Rousseau, T Belmonte (2014). Time-resolved imaging of nanosecond-pulsed micro-discharges in heptane, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 47 055203 (8pp). (iopscience.iop.org/0022-3727/47/5/055203)
  43. T Belmonte, A Hamdan, F Kosior, C Noel, G Henrion (2014). Interaction of discharges with electrode surfaces in dielectric liquids: application to nanoparticles synthesis. J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 47 224016. (iopscience.iop.org/0022-3727/47/22/224016)
  44. J-N Audinot, A Hamdan, P Grysan, Y Fleming, C Noel, F Kosior, G Henrion, T Belmonte (2014). Combined SIMS and AFM study of complex structures of streamers on metallic multi-layers. Surface and Interface Analysis, 46 397–400. (onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/sia.5635/abstract)
  45. A Hamdan, C Noël, F Kosior, G Henrion, T Belmonte (2013). Impacts created on various materials by micro-discharges in heptane: influence of the dissipated charge. Journal of Applied Physics 113, 043301. (scitation.aip.org/content/aip/journal/jap/113/4/10.1063/1.4780786)
  46. A Hamdan, C Noël, F Kosior, G Henrion, T Belmonte (2013). Dynamics of bubbles created by plasma in heptane for micro-gap conditions. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 134 (2) 991–1000
  47. A Hamdan, C Noël, J Ghanbaja, S Migot-Choux, T Belmonte (2013). Synthesis of platinum embedded in amorphous carbon by micro-gap discharge in heptane. Materials Chemistry and Physics 142 199-206
  48. A Hamdan, F Kosior, C Noel, G Henrion, J-N Audinot, T Belmonte (2013). Plasma-surface interaction in heptane. Journal of Applied Physics, 113, 213303
  49. A Hamdan, J-N Audinot, C Noël, F Kosior, G Henrion, T Belmonte (2013). Interaction of streamer in heptane with metallic multi-layers. Journal of Appl. Surf. Sci. 274 378 – 391
  50. A Hamdan, J-N Audinot, S Migot-Choux, C Noel, F Kosior, G Henrion, T Belmonte (2013). Interaction of discharges in heptane with carpets of carbon nanotubes. Advanced Engineering Materials, 15 885 – 892

Disciplines

  • Physics
  • Physical Engineering

Areas of expertise

  • Physics of plasmas and electric discharges
  • Electric discharge in liquids and solids
  • Plasma-material interactions
  • Plasma diagnostic techniques and instrumentation
  • Nanoscale materials and structures: fabrication and characterization
  • High-frequency and RF discharges
  • Plasma production and heating by laser beams