Ali Othman

Thesis: Rational Design of Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles with Controllable   Reactivity for Sensing and Environmental Applications

Research topic: Synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials, nanoparticles and graphene-based composites for sensing,

chemical mechanical planarization (CMP), environmental remediation and separation applications.

Awards and honors:


US Patent: Functional platform for rapid capture and removal of nanoparticles, 2019

A. Othman, and S. Andreescu


[21] Two decades of ceria nanoparticles research: structure, properties and emerging applications

A. Othman, A. Gowda, D. Andreescu, M.H. Hassan, S.V. Babu, J. Seo, and S.. Andreescu 

Mater. Horiz., 2024 

[20] Cerium Oxide-based Hypoxanthine Biosensor for Fish Spoilage Monitoring

F. Mustafa, A. Othman, and S. Andreescu

Sens. Actuators B Chem., 329, 2021, 129435

[19]  Easy to use and inexpensive sensors for assessing the quality and traceability of cosmetic antioxdiants

A. Othman, L. Norton, A.S. Finny, and S. Andreescu

Talanta, 208, 2020, 120473 

[18]  Recyclable adsorbents based on  ceria nanostructures on mesoporous silica beads for the removal and recovery of phosphate from 

eutrophic waters

A. Othman, P. Vargo, and S. Andreescu

ACS Appl. Nano Mater., 2(1), 2019, 7008-7018 

[17]  Chapter 7 - Cerium oxide nanoparticles for chemical and biological sensors: Properties, sensing designs, and applications

A.S. Finny, A. Othman, and S. Andreescu

in Cerium Oxide (CeO₂): Synthesis, Properties and Applications, Metal Oxides Series, (Eds. S. Scirè and L. Palmisano), Elsevier, 2020, 259-277

[16]  Eu-doped Ceria as a Nanoenzyme Fluorescent Probe for Biosensing

A. Othman, A. Hayat, and S. Andreescu

ACS Appl. Nano Mater., 1(10), 2018, 5722-5735    

[15]  Nanoporous sorbents for the removal and recovery of Phosphorous from Eutrophic waters : sustainability challenges and solutions

A. Othman, E. Dumitrescu, D. Andreescu, and S. Andreescu

ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng., 6(10), 2018, 12542-12561 

[14]  Nanomaterial-functionalized cellulose: design, characterization and analytical applications

K.A. Kirk, A. Othman, and S. Andreescu

Anal. Sci., 34, 2018, 19-31 

[13]  Europium-Doped Ceria Nanoparticles Limit Reactive Oxygen Species Formation and Ameliorate Intestinal Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury

E.O. Gubernatorova, X. Liu, A. Othman, W.T. Muraoka, E.P. Koroleva, A. Tumanov, and S. Andreescu

Adv. Healthc. Mater., 6(14), 2017, 1700176 

[12]  Functionalized Paper-based Platform for Rapid Capture and Detection of CeO2 nanoparticles

A. Othman, D. Andreescu, D.P. Karunaratne, S.V. Babu, and S. Andreescu

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 9(14), 2017, 12893-12905 

[11]  Quantitative assay for the detection, screening and reactivity evaluation of nanoceria particles

A. Othman, K. Bear, and S. Andreescu

Talanta, 164, 2017, 668-676

[10]  Functional nanostructures for enzyme based biosensors: Properties, fabrication and applications

  A. Othman, A. Karimi, and S. Andreescu

    J. Mater. Chem. B, 4, 2016, 7178-7203 

[9] Chapter 9-Portable Enzyme-Paper Biosensors Based on Redox-Active CeO2 Nanoparticles

A. Karimi, A. Othman and S. Andreescu

in: Methods in Enzymology, vol. 571 - Rational Design of Enzyme-Nanomaterials, (Ed. C.V. Kumar), Elsevier, 2016, 177-195

[8] Graphene based enzymatic bioelectrodes and biofuel cells

A. Karimi, A. Othman, A. Uzunoglu, L.A. Stanciu, and S. Andreescu

Nanoscale, 7, 2015, 6909-6923 

Prior to the PhD program at Clarkson

[7] Microwave Irradiation Effect on the Dispersion and Thermal Stability of RGO Nanosheets within a Polystyrene Matrix

E.H. Asharaeh, A. Othman, and M.A. Aldosari

Materials, 7(7), 2014, 5212-5224 

[6] Microwave Irradiation Synthesis and Characterization of RGOAgNPs/Polystyrene Nanocomposites, 

E.H. Alsharaeh, and A.A. Othman 

Polym. Compos., 35(12), 2014, 2318-2323 

[5] Evaluation of Nanomechanical Properties of (Styrene-Methyl Methacrylate) Copolymer Composites Containing Graphene Sheets

E.H. Alsharaeh, N.H. Faisal, A.A. Othman, and R. Ahmed

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 52(50), 2013, 17871–17881 

[4] Synthesis and Characterization of the in Situ Bulk Polymerization of PMMA Containing Graphene Sheets Using Microwave Irradiation

M.A. Aldosari, A.A. Othman, and E.H. Alsharaeh

Molecules, 18(3), 2013, 3152-3167 

[3] Exudate gum from acacia trees as green corrosion inhibitor for mild steel in acidic media

M.A. Abu-Dalo, A.A. Othman, and N.A.F. Al-Rawashdeh

Int. J. Electrochem. Sci., 7, 2012, 9303-9324

[2] Smart pH-sensitive Copolymers of (MAAM-HEMA); Kinetics and Physical Properties

M.M. Fares, and A.A. Othman

J. Macromol. Sci., Part A; Pure Appl. Chem., 47, 2010, 60-71

[1] Lower Critical Solution Temperature Determination of Smart Thermosensitive (NIPAAm-alt-HEMA) Copolymers; Kinetics and Physical 


M.M. Fares, and A.A. Othman

J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 5, 2008, 2815-2525 


- "Multifunctional Nanostructures of Ceria: Synthesis, Characterization, and Sensing Applications"

The ACS Northeast Regional Meeting (NERM), Saratoga Springs, June 23-26, 2019

- "Novel colorimetric-based sensor using organic dyes for detection and screening of ceria nanoparticles"

The ACS Northeast Nanomaterials Meeting (NENM), Lake Placid, June 1-3, 2018 

- "Nanostructure Materials for the Removal and Detection of Phosphate-containing Compounds"

Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Department Seminar Series, Clarkson University, February 16, 2018

- "A rapid, sensitive and selective colorimetric method for capture and detection of metal oxide nanoparticles"

PIITCON, Orlando, FL, February 3-7, 2018

- "Multifunctional Properties of Ceria Nanoparticles for Bio-Applications"

Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Department Seminar Series, Clarkson University, November 18, 2016

- The ACS Northeast Regional Meeting (NERM), Saratoga Springs, June 23-26, 2019

- The 7th ECS Montreal Student Chapter Symposium, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, May 26, 2017

The 1st Annual Spring Research and Project Showcase (RAPS), Clarkson University, April 13, 2017

International Symposium on Chemical-Mechanical Planarization (CMP). Lake Placid, New York, August 7-10, 2016

The 6th  ECS Montreal Student Chapter Symposium, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, June 10, 2016

PITTCON, Atlanta, GA, USA, March 6 -10, 2016

-  The 54th Eastern Analytical Symposium (EAS), Somerset, NJ, November 16-18, 2015

-  The 2nd Graduate Research Symposium, Clarkson University, September 29, 2015

-  New England Graduate Student Water Symposium, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, MA, September 11-13, 2015

CAMP Annual Technical Meeting, Canandaigua, NY, May, 2015 

Poster session, 2016, International symposium in CMP, Lake Placid, NY

R&D Student Competition project (2nd Place), NYS Pollution Prevention Institute, University at Buffalo, 2017

Graduate Student Award, American Chemical Society (ACS)-Division of Environmental Chemistry, 2018

Best graduate poster award 2018, with Prof. Anthony Collins, the President of CU. 

Thesis defense: April 10, 2019. Committee:  

Profs: Michelle Crimi, Mario Wriedt, Silvana Andreescu, Xiaocun Liu, Devon Shipp, and S.V. Babu (up screen) Congratulation Dr. Othman !

Commencement day: June 7, 2019