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Dr. Messaoud J. Bahoura

Dr. M. J. Bahoura

MCAR 507
Norfolk, VA 23504
Office Phone: (757) 823-2672
FAX: (757) 823-9054

Brief Biography

Dr. Bahoura received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in laser and matter from the University of Paris XI, Orsay, France, in 1993 and 1998, respectively. In 1998, Dr. Bahoura was awarded the National Research Council (NRC) Research Associateship Award to work at NASA-Langley Research Center (LaRC) in Hampton, VA. At NASA-LaRC, he worked on the development of a high-performance all-solid-state terahertz laser system using a novel phase matching technique. In 2000, Dr. Bahoura joined Norfolk State University (NSU) as research associate professor and worked on developing advanced laser powder materials. In 2010, Dr. Bahoura joined the engineering department at NSU where he is working on the design and development of renewable energy harvesting devices, energy storage devices, and energy saving and low power devices and sensors. Professor Bahoura is the director and the principal investigator of the NSF CREST Center for Renewable Energy and Advanced Materials (CREAM) and the NSF CREST Center for Nano and Bio-Inspired Materials and Devices (CNBMD).  Professor Bahoura is PI, Co-PI and senior investigator on projects totaling funding nearly $30M from the National science Foundation (NSF) and Department of Defense (DoD).

Professor Bahoura graduated twelve Doctoral and Master students in materials science and engineering and published over 216 scientific publications and invention disclosures. Professor Bahoura served as the graduate program coordinator for the Center for Materials Research at NSU from 2011-2014 and he is an online certified instructor. He is the faculty advisor of the Society Student Chapter of IEEE, Materials Science Society (MRS), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at NSU. He is a member of the IEEE Laser and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS), Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society (UFFC), Communications Society, Instrumentation & Measurements Society (I&M), Optical Society of America (OSA), American Physical Society (APS), and International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE).

Detailed CV of Dr. Bahoura

Research Interests
His research interests include:

  • Design and development of renewable energy harvesting devices, energy storage devices, and energy saving and low power devices and sensors.
  • Development of multifunctional thin films for applications in environmental sensing.
  • Development of high-dielectric materials for high speed and high power applications for low cost and secure computing and communication systems.
  • Development of novel nanomaterials for photovoltaic, sensor and biomedical applications

Recent Publications

  • Mamadou T. Mbaye, Andrew Howe, Sangram K Pradhan, Bo Xiao, Messaoud Bahoura, "Growth Optimization of Multi-layer Thin Film Thermoelectric Materials based on Bi2Te3 / WS2 superlattice Structure" MRS Advances, pp. 1-9,, 13 June 2019.
  • Bo Xiao, Gilbert Kogo, Gugu N. Rutherford, and Messaoud Bahoura, "Plasmonic Pixel Biosensor Based on Grazing Angle Illumination and Computational Imaging', IEEE Sensor Journal, Volume: 19, Issue:17, pp. 7313-7318, September 1, 2019, DOI: 10.1109/JSEN.2019.2914666.
  • Bo Xiao, Gilbert Kogo, Gugu N. Rutherford, Messaoud Bahoura, "Plasmonic pixel biosensor based on grazing angle illumination and computational imaging", IEEE Sensors Journal On page(s): 1-3 Print ISSN: 1530-437X Online ISSN: 1558-1748 Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/JSEN.2019.2914666. May 2019
  • Monee K. Roul, Sangram K. Pradhan, Kyo D. Song, Messaoud J. Bahoura, “RF magnetron sputtered Al:ZnO/Ag/Al:ZnO (AAA) multilayer electrode for transparent and flexible thin film heater,” Springer Journal of Materials Science, Volume 54, Issue 9, pp 7062–7071, January 31, 2019.
  • Julien C Niyogushima, Makhes K Behera, Samuel A Danquah, Sangram K Pradhan, Messaoud Bahoura, "Highly Dense CeO2 Nano-fibers and MnO2 Nanoflowers Composite Electrode for Energy Storage Application", Atlas Journal of Materials Science 2019, pp. 83–89. doi: 10.5147/ajms.v0i0.178. December 9, 2018
  • Monee K. Roul, Jasmine Beckford, Brandon Obasogie, Kelsea Yarbrough, Messaoud Bahoura, A. K. Pradhan, "High-performance transparent film heater using random mesowire silver network", Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics,, October 24, 2018.
  • Amrit P. Sharma, Dhiren K. Pradhan, Bo Xiao, Sangram K. Pradhan, and Messaoud Bahoura, "Lead-free epitaxial ferroelectric heterostructures for energy storage applications", AIP Advances 8, 125112 (2018); doi: 10.1063/1.5046089. 11 December 2018.
  • Amrit P Sharma, Pashupati Dhakal, Dhiren K Pradhan, Makhes K Behera, Bo Xiao and Messaoud Bahoura, “Fabrication and Characterization of Tin Oxide Nanostructures for Room Temperature Gas Sensors”, AIP Advances 8, 095219 (2018); doi: 10.1063/1.5050991. 20 September 2018.
  • Kelsea A. Yarbrough, Sangram K. Pradhan, Gilbert Kogo, Monee Roul, Pengtao Lin, Kai Zhang, Helmut Baumgart, Messaoud Bahoura, “Thickness Controlled Nanostructure Formation in RF Sputtered WS2 Thin Film,” Materials Research Express, Volume 6, Number 2, pp. . 2 November 2018.

  • Gilbert Kogo, Harold Lee, Adem H. Ibrahim, Xiao Bo, Sangram K. Pradhan, and Messaoud Bahoura, "Highly-efficient thermoelectric pn-junction device based on bismuth telluride (Bi2Te3) and molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) thin films fabricated by RF magnetron sputtering technique", Journal of Applied Physics 124, 165106 (2018); doi: 10.1063/1.5046686. 2018. 23 October 2018.

    (Updated 08/16/2019)