Dr. Mahmud Diab

Dr. Mahmud Diab

 Nanotechnology, water treatments, renewable energy, and nano-agriculture.

Email: mahmud@gal-soc.org

Website: www.gal-soc.org

Address work: The Institute of Applied Research, The Galilee Society, ShefaAmr, 20200, P.O.B. 330, Israel

Main interests

Materials chemistry researcher with more than ten years of experience working on synthesis and assembly of various nanostructures and studying their photo and electrochemical properties. Recently, I worked on:

  • Developing 3D structures for water purification and energy production

Using nanomaterial for increasing plant biomass


  1. Diab, M., Moshofsky, B., Jen-La Plante, I., and Mokari, T. “A Facile One-Step Approach for the Synthesis and Assembly of Copper and Copper-Oxide Nanocrystals”. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 11626.
  2. Diab, M.‡,Volokh, M.‡, Moshofsky, B., Jen-La Plante, I., Flomin, K., Chockler, E. and Mokari, T. “A Simple Approach for the Formation of Oxides, Sulfides, and Oxide-Sulfide Hybrid Nanostructures”. J. Chem. 2012, 52, 1081.

Special issue on Nanochemistry, honoring the Wolf Prize laureates 2012, Prof. Alivisatos and Prof. Lieber.

  1. Rukenstein, P., Jen-La Plante, I., Diab, M., Chockler, E., Flomin, K., Moshofsky, B.and Mokari, T. “Selective Growth of Metal Sulfide Tips onto Cadmium Chalcogenide Nanostructures”. CrystEngComm, 2012,14, 7590.
  2. Meir, N., Jen-La Plante, I., Flomin, F., Chockler, E., Moshofsky, B., Diab, D., Volokh M. and Mokari, T. Studying the Chemical, Optical and Catalytic Properties of Noble Metal (Pt, Pd, Ag, Au)–Cu2O Core–Shell Nanostructures Grown via a General Approach. Mater. Chem. A 2013, 2013, 1, 1763.
  3. Diab, M., and Mokari, T. “Thermal Decomposition Approach for the Formation of α‑Fe2O3 Mesoporous Photoanodes and α‑Fe2O3/CoO Hybrid Structure for Enhanced Water Oxidation”. Inorg .Chem. 2014, 53, 2304.
  4. Flomin, K., Jen-La Plante, I., Moshofsky, B., Diab, M and Mokari, T. “Selective Growth of Metal Particles on ZnO Nanopyramids via a One-Pot Synthesis”. Nanoscale, 2014, 6, 1335.
  5. Volokh, M., Diab, M., Magen, O., Jen-La Plante, I., Flomin, K., Rukenstein, P., Tessler, N., and Mokari. T.Coating and Enhanced Photocurrent of Vertically Aligned Zinc Oxide Nanowire Arrays with Metal Sulfide Materials”. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2014, 6, 13594.
  6. Rubinov, E., Diab, M., Volokh, M., and Mokari, T. “Insight into the Formation Mechanism of PtCu Alloy Nanoparticles”. CrysEngComm2014, 16, 9493.
  7. Kluge, O., Jen-La Plante, I., Diab, M., Volokh, M., Teitelboimb, A. and Mokari, T. “Highly Luminescent CuGaxIn1−xSySe2−yNanocrystals from Organometallic Single-Source Precursors”. Mater. Chem. C, 2015, 3, 4657.
  8. Kumar, P.,Diab, M., Flomin, K., Rukenstein, P., and Mokari, T.”Organic Phase Synthesis of Noble Metal-Zinc Chalcogenide Core-Shell Nanostructures”. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 2016, 480, 159.

‡ Equal contribution

  1. Rukenstein, P., Teitelboim, A., Volokh, M., Diab, M., Oron, D., and Mokari, T. “Charge Transfer Dynamics in CdS and CdSe@CdS Based Hybrid Nanorods Tipped with Both PbS and Pt”. Phys. Chem. C 2016, 120, 15453.
  2. Diab, M., and Mokari, T. “The role of the counter anions on the formation of different crystal structures of iron oxyhydroxides via redox reaction “ Growth Des. 2017, 17, 527−533.
  3. Flomin, K., Diab, M., and Mokari, T. “Ternary hybrid nanostructures of Au–CdS–ZnO grown via a solution–liquid–solid route using Au–ZnO catalysts”. Nanoscale, 2017, 9, 16138.
  4. Volokh, M., Diab, M., Flomin, K, and Mokari, T. “Electrophoretic deposition of single-source precursors as a general approach for the formation of hybrid nanorod array heterostructures” Colloid Interface Sci., 2018, 515, 221.
  5. Diab, M., Shretah, K., Afik, N., Volokh, M., Abramovich, S., Abdu, U., and Mokari, T. “Design of Hierarchal 3D Metal Oxide Structures for Water Oxidation and Purification” Sustainabble. Syst., 2018, 2, 1800001​.