Javeed Mahmood

Research Scientist

Research Scientist




Research Interests

Dr. Mahmood's research focuses on the design and synthesis of organic frameworks for different applications, from gas adsorption to electronic applications. His current focus is on the design and synthesis of efficient catalysts for water splitting, heterogeneous catalysis, and safe storage of gases.

Selected Publications

  • Mahmood, J.; Lee, E. K.; Noh, H.-J.; Ahmad, I.; Seo, J.-M.; Jeon, J.-P.; Kim, S.-J.; Oh, J. H.*; Baek, J.-B.*; “Fused aromatic network with exceptionally high carrier mobility” Advanced Materials, 2021, 33, 2004707. 

  • Noh, H.-J.; Im, Y.-K.; Yu, S.-Y.; Seo, M.-J.; Mahmood, J.*; Yildirim, T.*; Baek, J.-B.* “Vertical two-dimensional layered fused aromatic ladder structure” Nature Communications, 2020, 11, 2021. 

  • Mahmood, J.; Ahmad, I.; Jung, M.; Seo, J.-M.; Yu, S.-Y.; Noh, H.-J.; Kim, Y. H.; Shin, H.-J.*; Baek, J.-B.* “Two-dimensional amine and hydroxy functionalized fused aromatic covalent organic framework” Communications Chemistry (Nature publisher), 2020, 3, 31. 

  • Kweon, D.-H.; Okyay, M. S.; Kim, S.-J.; Jeon, J.-P.; Noh, H.-J.; Park, N.; Mahmood, J.*; Baek, J.-B.* “Ruthenium anchored on carbon nanotube electrocatalyst for hydrogen production with enhanced Faradaic efficiency” Nature Communication, 2020, 11, 1278. 
  • Mahmood, J.; Anjum, M. A. R.; Baek, J.-B. “Fused aromatic network structures as a platform for efficient catalysis” Advanced Materials, 2019, 31, 1805062.

  • Mahmood, J.; Anjum, M. A. R.; Shin, S.-H.; Ahmad, I.; No, H.-J.; Kim, S.-J.; Jeong, H. Y.; Lee, J. S.; Baek, J.-B. “Encapsulating Iridium Nanoparticles Inside a 3D Cage‐Like Organic Network as an Efficient and Durable Catalyst for the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction” Advanced Materials, 2018, 30, 1805606. 

  • Mahmood, J.; Park, J.; Shin, D.; Choi, H.-J.; Seo, J.-M.; Yoo, J.-W.; Baek, J.-B. “Organic ferromagnetism: Trapping spins in the glassy state of an organic network structure” Chem, 2018, 4, 2357-2369.

  • Mahmood, J.; Kim, S.-J.; Noh, H.-J.; Jung, S.-M.; Li, F.; Seo, J.-M.; Baek, J.-B. “Robust 3D cage-like ultramicroporous network structure with high gas-uptake capacity” Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2018, 57, 3415-3420. 

  • Mahmood, J.; Li, F.; Jung, S-M.; Okyay, M. S.; Ahmad, I.; Kim, S-J.; Park, N.; Jeong, H. Y.; Baek, J.-B.; “An efficient and pH-universal ruthenium-based catalyst for the hydrogen evolution reaction”. Nature Nanotechnology, 2017, 12, 441-446.  
  • Mahmood, J.; Lee, E. K.; Jung, M.; Shin, D.; Choi, H.-J.; Seo, J.-M.; Jung, S.-M.; Kim, D.; Li, F.; Lah, M. S.; Park, N.; Shin, H.-J.; Oh, J. H.; Baek, J.-B. “Two-dimensional polyaniline (C3N) from carbonized organic single crystals in solid state”. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 2016, 113(27), 7414-7419. 

  • Mahmood, J.; Lee, E. K.; Jung, M.; Shin, D.; Jeon, I.-Y.; Jung, S.-M.; Choi, H.-J.; Seo, J.-M.; Bae, S.-Y.; Sohn, S.-D.; Park, N.; Oh, J. H.; Shin, H.-J.; Baek, J.-B. “Nitrogenated holey two-dimensional structures”. Nature Communications 2015, 6:6486.


  • Ph.D. Energy Engineering, UNIST, Ulsan, South Korea, 2015

  • M.Sc. Chemistry, Peshawar University, Pakistan, 2007

  • B.Sc. Chemistry, Malakand University, Pakistan, 2004

Professional Profile

  • 2017-2021: Research Assistant Professor, UNIST, Ulsan, South Korea

  • 2018-2020: CTO, RuC2N, Ulsan, South Korea

  • 2015-2017: Postdoctoral Research Associate, UNIST, Ulsan, South Korea

  • 2009-2011: Research Assistant, GIST, Gwangju, South Korea

  • 2007-2009: Junior Research Assistant, ICCBS, Karachi, Pakistan

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • American Chemical Society (ACS)

  • Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

  • Materials Research Society (MRS)

  • Korean Polymer Society (KPS)

  • Korea Chemical Society (KCS)


  • Excellent Oral Paper Presentation Award (2015) 25th Korean Society of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry (KSIEC) Fall Meeting, November 04-06, 2015, ICC Jeju, Republic of Korea.

  • Best Research Paper Award and Cash Prize from Dow Chemical Korea (2018) (Nature Nanotechnology, 2017, 12, 441-446) 121st General Meeting of KCS, April 19, 2018, Jeju, Republic of Korea. 

Research Interests Keywords

Covalent Organic Frameworks Hydrogen evolution reactions Oxygen evolution reactions Electrochemical Water splitting Porous polymers