Dr. Siyad U

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry

E-mail: siyad.ubaid@kaust.edu.sa; siyad.ubaid@uqtr.ca; siyanet04@gmail.com

Education profile

  •  PhD in Energy and Materials, Institute of Hydrogen Energy Research, University of Quebec at Trois Rivieres (UQTR), Quebec, Canada, 2015.
  • M.Tech in Energy and Environment Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology University (VIT), Vellore, India, 2009.
  • M.Sc.in Chemistry, JJ college of Arts and Science, Bharathidasan University, Trichy, India, 2006.
  • B.Sc in Polymer Chemistry, Mannaniyya College of Arts and Science, Kerala University, Trivandrum, India – 2002

Academic and Professional memberships

  • Member, International Association of Hydrogen Energy (2010 – 2015)

Awards and honors

  • Received student of excellence scholarship from University of Quebec at TroisRivieres, Canada
  • Received Indo-Canadian foreign student scholarship

Research interest


Hydrogen energy, Gas adsorption/separation/purification using porous materials, Fluid flow in porous material bed, Heat and mass transfer, Multiphysics performance of gas adsorption system

Selected publications


  • Siyad Ubaid, Prashant M. Bhatt, Karim Adil, DalalAlezi, Vera Solovyeva, Youssef Belmabkhout and Mohamed Eddaoudi. Quest for Enhanced Volumetric Gas Storage Performance Using soc-Metal Organic Framework Platform. Journal of Advanced Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Research. Submitted.
  • S.Ubaid, R. Zacharia, J. Xiao, R. Chahine, P. Bénard, P. Tessier. Charge-discharge cycling, flowthrough cooling and p-o conversion for cooling bulk hydrogen storage tank filled with MOF-5. Int J Hydrogen energy 2016; 41:1044-1052.
  • S.Ubaid, J. Xiao, R. Zacharia, R. Chahine, P. Bénard, P. Tessier. Effect of flowthrough cooling on the performance of MOF-5 cryo-adsorptive hydrogen reservoir for bulk storage applications. Int J Hydrogen Energy 2015; 40:9314—9325.
  • S.Ubaid, J. Xiao, R. Zacharia, R. Chahine, P. Bénard. Effect of para-ortho conversion on hydrogen storage system performance. Int J hydrogen energy 2014; 39:11651-11660.
  • S.Ubaid, A. Srinivasan, U.T.S.Pillai, D.P.Kothari and B.C Pai.Mg2Ni based alloys for hydrogen storage, Metals and Mineral Review 2009; pp33-35.

Selected Presentation in Conference

  •  Tessier, R. Chahine, S. Ubaid, and J. Xiao. Modeling of bulk H2 storage in MOF-5. Presentation; World Hydrogen Energy Conference; June 3-7, 2012, Toronto, Canada.
  • S.Ubaid, A. Srinivasan, U.T.S. Pillai, D.P. Kothari and B.C Pai. Mg-Ni alloys for hydrogen storage. Presentation; National Seminar on advanced processing technologies; March 12-13, 2009, Sree Chitra Thirunal College of Engineering, Trivandrum, Kerala, India.
  • S.Ubaid, J. Xiao, P. Bénard and R. Chahine. Effect of para-ortho conversion on hydrogen storage system performance. Poster; H2CAN Agm& Annual conference; June 2­6, 2013, Fairmont-Tremblant, Mont‐Tremblant, Montreal, Canada.
  • S.Ubaid, J. Xiao, P. Bénard and R. Chahine. Simulation of On-site Cryo-adsorption Hydrogen Storage Tank. Poster; H2CAN; June 7-9, 2012, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
  • S.Ubaid, J. Xiao, P. Bénard and R. Chahine. Simulation of Hydrogen Delivery System Based on Adsorption in MOF-5. Poster; UQTR poster competition; March-28, 2011, UQTR, Trois Rivieres, Canada.
  • S.Ubaid, J. Xiao, P. Bénard and R. Chahine.Thermodynamics modelling for hydrogen Storage on nanoporous materials. Poster; H2CAN conference; August 19-20, 2010, ConcordiaUniversity, Montreal, Canada.

Professional Profile

  • Project fellow: in CSIR-NIIST, Trivandrum, India (April 2019 – June 2019).
  • Post doctoral fellow in advanced membranes and porous materials center, King Abdullah University of science and technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia (October 2017 – October – 2018).
  • Assistant professor (Guest): Department of chemistry, MES College, Nedumkandam, India (July 2017- October 2017).
  • Research assistant, Dhofar university, Sultanate of Oman (December 2015 –September 2016.