Dr. Mirabbos Hojamberdiev is a Senior Researcher at Uzbekistan-Japan Innovation Center of Youth. His main research activity centers at the synthesis, characterization, and application of visible-light-active photocatalytic materials for energy and environmental applications. Specifically, he is studying the effects of crystal facet, morphology, dimension, and size on visible-light-induced photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical water splitting activity and photocatalytic removal of various organic pollutants from contaminated water and air of oxide and non-oxide crystals.

Dr. Hojamberdiev has published more than 150 research papers in international peer-reviewed journals, given numerous invited talks/seminar lectures at international conferences and meetings, become a member of various international professional societies, established an extraordinary international scientific network and has been serving as a reviewer, attracting sufficient research funding, supervising graduate students, and preparing textbooks and teaching standards. Recently, he was elected as a TWAS Young Affiliate and a member of Global Young Academy. For his outstanding research work, he was awarded with the President’s Award of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2004, TWAS Prize for Young Scientists in Developing Countries in 2010, Atta-ur-Rahman Prize in Chemistry for Young Scientists in 2015, Georg Forster Research Award in 2017, and IUPAC-CHEMRAWN VII Prize for Green Chemistry in 2018.