Syed Khalid

Research Engineer

Syed Khalid is the Beamline Scientist at the beamline 2-2 at Stanford Synchrotron Research Laboratory at SLAC at Stanford University. He is training the NSLS general users, battery users and some catalyst users for this beamline during the dark period when the NSLS was shutdown (Sep 2014) and NSLS-II XAS lines will start operating (2017-18). He is also co-spokesman of the NSLS-II beamline QAS. He is part of the Research Equipment Pool and Research Operation Support staff, and Cognizant Space Manager of three labs at NSLS-II, 3LL02, 06 and chemistry lab 3LL09. He is also setting up a new battery laboratory in NSLS-II.
He is also involved in catalysis research in collaboration with many US and international institutes.

Professional Activities

Phone: 344-7496
Fax: 631-344-3238


  • Ph.D. 1978: Physical Chemistry, Imperial College, Univ. of London
  • N/A 1978: Physical Chemistry, DIC-Diploma of Imperial College, London
  • M.Ph. 1975: Physics, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT, Bombay, India)
  • M.S. 1972: Physics, Aligarh University, India
  • B.S. 1970: Physics-Chemistry-Maths, Aligarh University, India


Key Publications

  • A El-Sawy, I Mosa, D Su, C Guild, S Khalid, R Joesten, J Rusling, S Suib, Controlling the Active Sites of Sulfur doped Carbon-Nanotube GrapheneNanolobes for Highly Efficient Oxygen Evolution and Reduction Catalysis, Adv. Energy Mater., 6, 1-12, PMCID: 1501966 (2016).
  • V Pendyala, G Jacobs, U Graham, J Poirier, D Smiley, M Morales, W Shafer, S Khalid, B Davis, “Fischer-Tropsch synthesis: activity and product selectivity of SiC supported Ru catalysts,” , Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis, Catalysts and Catalysis: Advances and Applications, p. 295-308, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton (2016).
  • A Malingowski, P Stephens, A Huq, Q Huang, S Khalid, P Khalifah, Substitutional Mechanism of Ni into the Wide-Band-Gap Semiconductor InTaO4 and Its Implications for Water Splitting Activity in the Wolframite Structure Type , Inorg. Chem., 51, 6096-6103 (2012).
  • S Khalid, Szilard-Chalmers and X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy to Locate Copper Cations in Synthetic Faujasite, Zeolite X, MRS, Vol 1366, p. uu10-04, sponsored by DOE (2011).
  • S Khalid, W Caliebe, P Siddons, I So, T Lenhard, J Hanson, Q Wang, N Hould, M Ginder-Vogel, A Ganjoo, QEXAFS Instrument with Milli-Second Time Scale, Optimized for in situ Applications, Rev. Sci. Instrum., 81(1), 015105 (2010).

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