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Nazim Muradov

Nazim Muradov

Principal Research Scientist, Florida Solar Energy Center, University of Central Florida

Phone: (321) 638-1448

Fax: (321) 504-3438

Florida Solar Energy Center
1679 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, FL 32922-5703



Doctor of Science, Physical Chemistry, Institute of Chemical Physics, Moscow, Russia 1990

Research Interests:

Dr. Muradov has been involved in hydrogen energy research for the past 25 years. The main areas of his research activities include: thermocatalytic and photocatalytic hydrogen production, fuel reformers for fuel cells, solar thermochemical water-splitting cycles, integrated renewable energy-based utility systems, hydrogen sensors, biomass-derived fuels, carbon nanostructures, fossil fuel decarbonization and hydrocarbon processing. Dr. Muradov spearheaded research efforts on the development, patenting and licensing of a novel process for CO2-free production of hydrogen by catalytic pyrolysis of natural gas. He developed and patented a method for production of novel nanostructured carbon materials as byproducts of hydrogen production from methane. Dr. Muradov devised and patented a portable emission-free hydrogen generator/reformer for fuel cell applications. Under NASA contract he led the program of research and development on the local production of hydrogen from renewable resources such as landfill gas and citrus waste with minimal environmental impact. Since 1992, Dr. Muradov has been a PI and co-PI of more than $6 million in externally funded research (U.S. DOE, NASA, U.S. DOD/Navy, U.S. DOD/ONR, EPA, FL.DACS and several industrial funding sources). Dr. Muradov is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy and a member of the International Editorial Board of the Processes of Petrochemistry and Oil Refining(ISSN 1726-4685). He is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy and the Board of Trustees and Scientific Council of Madrid Institute of Advanced Studies (IMDEA Energia), Spain. Dr. Muradov is a recipient of University of Central Florida Research Incentive Award (2003) and UCF (Institutes and Centers) Distinguished Researcher of the Year Award (1996). He is the author and co-author of close to 200 publications and 30 patents. Presented papers at more than 60 national and international meetings, including invited keynote presentations and lectures in U.S., Japan, Netherlands, Spain, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.