• 214 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
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Research Interests




Analytical science


My research experience from academic qualifications is in mainly chemistry and materials science/engineering.  After leaving academia I interned in different UK based companies for two years where I gained experience of how scientific methods are used in business.

Here at Coventry University, I have contributed to projects involving:

1. Metallisation of polymers using electrochemical methods.

2. Cyclic voltammetry of nanoparticles.

3. Extraction of metals from complex matrices.

4. Trace metals analysis in mimic biological fluids.

5. Literature review and writing deliverable reports.


CPD History:

05/2019 CEng in a day workshop at Iom3 (London).

01/2019 Electrochemistry Winter School at Bath University (Bath).

Vision Statement

My main aim is to gain experience in order to build a case to apply for ECR funding.


  • QD Chemistry
  • Coatings
  • Sonochemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Materials Science
  • Electrochemistry
  • Electrodeposition
  • Nanostructures
  • Microanalysis

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Shakiela Begum is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Nanoparticles Chemical Compounds
Gold Chemical Compounds
Nanostructured materials Chemical Compounds
Silicon Dioxide Chemical Compounds
Humic Substances Chemical Compounds
Thiophenes Chemical Compounds
Microspheres Chemical Compounds
Silica Engineering & Materials Science

Research Output 2006 2018

  • 214 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 5 Article
  • 1 Chapter

The effect of Ultrasound on Electroless Plating of Nickel

Begum, S. & Cobley, A., 9 Dec 2018, (Accepted/In press) Advances in Electroless Nickel Plating. Vitry, V., Bonin, L. & Delaunois, F. (eds.). Taylor & Francis, Vol. (In-Press). p. (In-Press)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

3 Citations (Scopus)

One-step deposition of Au nanoparticles onto chemically modified ceramic hollow spheres via self-assembly

Begum, S., Jones, I. P., Lynch, D. E. & Preece, J. A., Jan 2012, In : Journal of Experimental Nanoscience. 7, 1, p. 1-16 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Self assembly
Transmission electron microscopy
12 Citations (Scopus)
8 Downloads (Pure)

Characterisation of hollow Russian doll microspheres

Begum, S., Jones, I. P., Jiao, C., Lynch, D. E. & Preece, J. A., Jul 2010, In : Journal of Materials Science. 45, 14, p. 3697-3706 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Silicon Dioxide
Iron Compounds
168 Citations (Scopus)

Interaction between manufactured gold nanoparticles and naturally occurring organic macromolecules

Diegoli, S., Manciulea, A. L., Begum, S., Jones, I. P., Lead, J. R. & Preece, J. A., 25 Aug 2008, In : Science of the Total Environment. 402, p. 51-61 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Humic Substances
Ionic strength
2 Citations (Scopus)

Novel 3,4-disubstituted thiophenes for weak passivation of Au nanoparticles

Iqbal, P., Critchley, K., Begum, S., Attwood, D., Evans, S. D., Jones, I. P. & Preece, J. A., 2006, In : Journal of Experimental Nanoscience. 1, 2, p. 143-164 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Activities 2019 2019

  • 1 Oral presentation

Cu nanoparticle catalysed metallisation process for preparing e-textiles

Shakiela Begum (Speaker)
2 Jul 20195 Jul 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation