Recent Publications


Wang L & Daoud WA (2017), UV-Induced Photocatalytic Cashmere Fibers, Materials, 10, 1414.

Zhang W, Xiong J, Jiang L, Wang J, Mei T, Wang X, Gu H & 2 others (2017), ​Thermal Stability-Enhanced and High-Efficiency Planar Perovskite Solar Cells with Interface Passivation, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 9, 38467-38476.

Hu YDaoud WA, Fei B, Chen L, Kwan TH & Lin CSK (2017), Efficient ZnO aqueous nanoparticle catalysed lactide synthesis for poly(lactic acid) fibre production from food waste, Journal of Cleaner Production, 165, 157-167.

Pakdel E, Daoud WA, Afrin T, Sun L & Wang X (2017), Enhanced antimicrobial coating on cotton and its impact on UV protection and physical characteristics, Cellulose, 24, 4003-4015.

Chai G, Luo S, Zhou H. & Daoud WA (2017), CH3NH3PbI3 - xBrx perovskite solar cells via spray assisted two-step deposition: Impact of bromide on stability and cell performance, Materials and Design, 125, 222-229.

Huen P & Daoud WA (2017), Advances in hybrid solar photovoltaic and thermoelectric generators, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 72, 1295-1302.

Hu YKwan THDaoud WA & Lin CSK (2017),  Continuous ultrasonic-mediated solvent extraction of lactic acid from fermentation broths, Journal of Cleaner Production, 145, 142-150.

Xiang Y & Daoud WA (2017), Electrochemical enhancement of carbon paper by indium modification for the positive side of vanadium redox flow battery, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 164, A2256-A2261.


Yang X & Daoud WA (2016), Triboelectric and Piezoelectric Effects in a Combined Tribo-Piezoelectric Nanogenerator Based on an Interfacial ZnO Nanostructure, Advanced Functional Materials, 26, 8194-8201.

Gali NK, Ning ZDaoud WA & Brimblecombe P (2016), Investigation on the mechanism of non-photocatalytically TiO2-induced reactive oxygen species and its significance on cell cycle and morphology, Journal of Applied Toxicology, 36, 1355-1363.

Wang Q & Daoud WA (2016), Temperature influence on the reaction kinetics of V(IV)/V(V) in methanesulfonic acid for all-vanadium redox flow battery, Electrochimica Acta, 214, 11-18.

Rivero CP, Hu YKwan TH, Webb C, Theodoropoulos C, Daoud W & Lin CSK (2016), 1 - Bioplastics From Solid WasteCurrent Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering: Solid Waste Management, 1-26.

Li L, Nikiforidis G, Leung MKH & Daoud WA (2016), Vanadium microfluidic fuel cell with novel multi-layer flow-through porous electrodes: Model, simulations and experiments, Applied Energy, 177, 729-739.

Luo S, You P, Cai G, Zhou H, Yan F & Daoud WA (2016), The influence of chloride on interdiffusion method for perovskite solar cells, Materials Letters, 169, 236-240.

Hu YDaoud WA, Cheuk KKL & Lin CSK (2016), Newly developed techniques on polycondensation, ring-opening polymerization and polymer modification: Focus on poly(lactic acid),  Materials, 9, 133.

LUO S. & Daoud WA (2016), Crystal Structure Formation of CH3NH3PbI3-xClx Perovskite, Materials, 9, 123.


Pakdel E, Daoud WA, Afrin T, Sun L & Wang X (2015), Self-cleaning wool: effect of noble metals and silica on visible-light-induced functionalities of nano TiO2 colloid, Journal of the Textile Institute, 106, 1348-1361.

Pakdel E, Daoud WA & Wang X (2015), Assimilating the photo-induced functions of TiO2-based compounds in textiles: emphasis on the sol-gel process, Textile Research Journal, 85, 1404-1428.

Nikiforidis G & Daoud WA (2015), Indium modified graphite electrodes on highly zinc containing methanesulfonate electrolyte for zinc-cerium redox flow battery, Electrochimica Acta, 168, 394-402.

Luo S & Daoud WA (2015), Recent progress in organic-inorganic halide perovskite solar cells: mechanisms and material design, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 3, 8992-9010.

Nikiforidis G, Xiang Y & Daoud WA (2015), Electrochemical behavior of carbon paper on cerium methanesulfonate electrolytes for zinc-cerium flow battery, Electrochimica Acta, 157,274-281.

Wong A, Daoud WA, Liang H & Szeto YS (2015), Application of rutile and anatase onto cotton fabric and their effect on the NIR reflection/surface temperature of the fabric, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 134, 425-437.

Pakdel E, Daoud WA, Sun L & Wang X (2015), Photostability of wool fabrics coated with pure and modified TiO2 colloids, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 440, 299-30.

Wang L & Daoud WA (2015), BiOI/TiO2-nanorod array heterojunction solar cell: Growth, charge transport kinetics and photoelectrochemical properties, Applied Surface Science, 324, 532-537.

Nikiforidis G & Daoud WA (2015), Thermally modified graphite electrodes for the positive side of the zinc-cerium redox flow battery,  Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 162, A809-A819.


Pakdel E, Daoud WA, Sun L & Wang X (2014), Visible and UV functionality of TiO2 ternary nanocomposites on cotton, Applied Surface Science, 321, 447-456.

Afzal S, Daoud WA & Langford SJ (2014), Superhydrophobic and photocatalytic self-cleaning cotton, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2, 18005-18011.

Nikiforidis G & Daoud WA (2014), Effect of mixed acid media on the positive side of the hybrid zinc-cerium redox flow

battery, Electrochimica Acta, 141, 255-262.

Pakdel E, Daoud WA, Sun L & Wang X (2014), Reprint of: Photostability of wool fabrics coated with pure and modified

TiO2 colloids, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 447, 191-201.

Afzal S, Daoud WA & Langford SJ (2014), Exploring the use of dye-sensitisation by visible-light as new approach to self-cleaning textiles, Journal of the Chinese Chemical Society, 61, 757-762.

Bian J, Huang C, Wang L, Hung T, Daoud WA & Zhang R (2014), Carbon dot loading and TiO2 nanorod length dependence of photoelectrochemical properties in carbon dot/TiO2 nanorod array nanocomposites, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 6, 4883-4890.

Wong A, Daoud WA, Liang H & Szeto YS (2014), The effect of aging and precursor concentration on room-temperature synthesis of nanocrystalline anatase TiO2, Materials Letters, 117, 82-85.


Tung WS, Daoud WA & Henrion G (2013), Enhancement of anatase functionalization and photocatalytic self-cleaning properties of keratins by microwave-generated plasma afterglow, Thin Solid Films, 545, 310-319.

Pakdel E & Daoud WA (2013), Self-cleaning cotton functionalized with TiO2/SiO2: Focus on the role of silicaIn, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 401, 1-7.

Pakdel E, Daoud WA & Wang X (2013), Self-cleaning and superhydrophilic wool by TiO2/SiO2 nanocomposite, Applied Surface Science, 275, 397-402.

Afzal S, Daoud WA & Langford SJ (2013), Visible-light self-cleaning cotton by metalloporphyrin-sensitized photocatalysis, 

Applied Surface Science, 275, 36-42.

Afzal S, Daoud WA & Langford SJ (2013), Photostable self-cleaning cotton by a copper(II) porphyrin/TiO2 visible-light photocatalytic system, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces5, 4753-4759.

Lazar MA & Daoud WA (2013), Achieving selectivity in TiO2-based photocatalysis, RSC Advances, 3, 4130 - 4140.

Lopez L, Daoud WA, Dutta D, Panther BC & Turney TW (2013), Effect of substrate on surface morphology and photocatalysis of large-scale TiO2 films, Applied Surface Science, 265, 162-16.

Lopez L, Daoud WA, Dutta A, Panther B & Turney T (2013), Effect of Substrate on Surface Morphology and Photocatalysis of Large Scale TiO2 Thin Films, Applied Surface Science265,162 - 168.

Pakdel E, Daoud WA & Wang X(2013), Multifunctional cotton fabric using TiO2/SiO2 nanocomposite, Fiber Society Spring 2013 Technical Conference.

Tung WS & Daoud WA (2013), Self-Cleaning Fibers and Fabrics, Daoud, W. A. (ed.), Self-cleaning materials and surfaces: a nanotechnology approach, 129-14, 5.

Daoud WA ed., Self-cleaning materials and surfaces: a nanotechnology approach (Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2013)


Tung WS & Daoud WA (2010), Self-cleaning surface functionalisation of keratins: Effect of heat treatment and formulation preparation time on photocatalysis and fibres mechanical properties, Surface Engineering, 26, 525-531.

Lopez L, Daoud WA & Dutta D (2010), Preparation of large scale photocatalytic TiO2 films by the sol-gel process, Surface and Coatings Technology, 205, 251-257.

Cheng SY, Yuen CWM, Kan CW, Cheuk KKL, Daoud WA, Lam PL & Tsoi WY (2010), Influence of atmospheric pressure plasma treatment on various fibrous materials: Performance properties and surface adhesion analysis, Vacuum, 84, 


Tung WS & Daoud WA (2010), Self-Cleaning Wool: Effect of Formulation Concentration on Low-Stress Mechanical and Surface Properties, Research Journal of Textile and Apparel, 14, 83-88.

Daoud WA, Ngan M & Cheuk K (2010), Biodegradable poly(l-lactic acid)-lavender nanocapsules: Synthesis, controlled release, and application in remedy of sleep disorder, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology10, 1255-1260.

Lazar MA, Tadvani JK, Tung WS, Lopez L & Daoud WA (2010), Nanostructured thin films as functional coatings, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 12, 12017.


Qi K, Xin JH, Daoud WA & Mak CL (2007), Functionalizing polyester fiber with a self-cleaning property using anatase TiO2 and low-temperature plasma treatment, International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, 4, 554-563.

Zhang Y, Li Y, Li G, Huang H, Chan HLW, Daoud WA, Xin JH & 1 others (2007), Polyimide-surface-modified silica tubes: Preparation and cryogenic properties, Chemistry of Materials, 19, 1939-1945.

Qi K, Chen X, Liu Y, Xin JH., Mak CL & Daoud WA (2007), Facile preparation of anatase/SiO2 spherical nanocomposites and their application in self-cleaning textiles, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 17, 3504-3508.

Zhang YH, Xin JH, Daoud, WA & Hao X (2007), UV-blocking properties of silica/titania hybrid nanocomposites, Key Engineering Materials, 334-335, 1065-1068.


Daoud WA & Pang GKH (2006), Direct synthesis of nanowires with anatase and TiO2-B structures at near ambient

conditions, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 110, 25746-25750.

Daoud WA, Xin JH, Zhang YH & Mak, CL (2006), Pulsed laser deposition of superhydrophobic thin Teflon films on cellulosic fibers, Thin Solid Films, 515, 835-837.

Daoud WA, Xin JH & Tao X (2006), Synthesis and characterization of hydrophobic silica nanocomposites, Applied Surface Science, 252, 5368-5371.

Daoud WA & Turner ML (2006), Effect of interfacial properties and film thickness on device performance of bilayer TiO2-poly(1,4-phenylenevinylene) solar cells prepared by spin coating, Reactive and Functional Polymers, 66, 13-20.

Qi K, Daoud WA, Xin JH, Mak CL, Tang W & Cheung WP (2006), Self-cleaning cotton, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 16, 


Qi K, Daoud WA, Xin J & Mak CL (2006), Self-cleaning cotton fabrics, Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings

920, 135-141.


Daoud WA, Xin JH & Zhang Y (2005), Surface functionalization of cellulose fibers with titanium dioxide nanoparticles and their combined bactericidal activities, Surface Science, 599, 69-75.

Daoud WA & Xin JH (2005), Erratum: Synthesis of single-phase anatase nanocrystallites at near room temperatures (Chemical Communication (2005) (2110-2112) (DOI: 10.1039/b418821g)), Chemical Communications, 48.

Zhang Y, Dang Z, Xin JH, Daoud WA, Ji J, Liu Y, Fei B & 4 others (2005), Dielectric properties of polyimide-mica hybrid

films, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 26, 1473-1477.

Daoud WA, Xin JH & Szeto YS (2005), Polyethylenedioxythiophene coatings for humidity, temperature and strain sensing polyamide fibers, Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, 109, 329-333.

Zhang Y, Li Y, Fu S, Xin JH, Daoud WA & Li L. (2005), Synthesis and cryogenic properties of polyimide-silica hybrid films by sol-gel process, Polymer, 46, 8373-8378.

Daoud WA, Xin JH, Zhang Y & Qi K (2005), Surface characterization of thin titania films prepared at low temperatures, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 351, 1486-1490.

Daoud WA & Xin JH (2005), Synthesis of single-phase anatase nanocrystallites at near room temperatures, Chemical Communications, 16, 2110-2112.

Daoud WA & Turner ML (2005), Efficient synthesis of 1,4-dialkoxy and 1,4-dialkyl substituted 2,5-divinylbenzenes via the Stille reaction, Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan, 78, 367-369.


Daoud WA & Xin JH (2005), Formation of nanocrystalline anatase coatings on cotton fabrics at low temperature, Ceramic Transactions, 159, 39-45.


Daoud WA, Xin JH & Pang GKH (2005), Microstructural evolution of titania nanocrystallites by a hydrothermal treatment: A HRTEM study, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 88, 443-446.

Daoud WA & Xin JH (2005), Photocatalytic titania coatings by a low-temparature sol-gel process, Ceramic Transactions, 

158, 29-35.

Daoud WA & Xin JH (2005), Surface characterization of low-temperature processed titania coatings produced on cotton fabrics, Ceramic Transactions, 158, 47-52.


Daoud WA & Xin JH (2004), Erratum: Regioregular poly(3-alkylthiophenes): Synthesis, characterization, and application in conductive fabrics (Journal of Applied Polymer Science (2004) 93 (2131)), Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 94, 4.

Wang R, Xin JH, Tao X M & Daoud WA (2004), ZnO nanorods grown on cotton fabrics at low temperature, Chemical Physics Letters, 398, 250-255.

Daoud WA & Xin JH (2004), Regioregular poly(3-alkylthiophenes): Synthesis, characterization, and application in conductive fabrics, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 93, 2131-2135.

Daoud WA, Xin JH & Tao X (2004), Superhydrophobic silica nanocomposite coating by a low-temperature process, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 87, 1782-1784.

Daoud WA & Xin JH (2004), Nucleation and growth of anatase crystallites on cotton fabrics at low temperatures, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 87, 953-955.

Xin JH, Daoud WA & Kong YY (2004), A new approach to UV-blocking treatment for cotton fabrics, Textile Research

Journal, 74, 97-100.

Daoud WA & Xin JH (2004), Low Temperature Sol-Gel Processed Photocatalytic Titania Coating, Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology, 29, 25-29.

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