Muhammed Yousufuddin


Assoc Professor

Natural Sciences

Dr. Muhammed Yousufuddin received his B.S. in Chemistry at the University of South Carolina and a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Southern California. After postdoctoral appointments at Rutgers University and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Dr. Yousufuddin moved to the University of Texas at Arlington to become Director of the Center for Nanostructured Materials from 2008 until 2015. In 2015 he moved to UNT Dallas to teach Chemistry and grow the Biology and Chemistry programs. Dr. Yousufuddin is also the pre-health advisor for UNT Dallas.

Dr. Yousufuddin has also mentored many undergraduate researchers in determining the 3-dimensional structures of molecules. These molecules typically have applications in energy storage. Below are some representative publications with undergraduate co-authors.


Rodriguez, S. M., Motta, Y. N., Hill, M. R., Oelke, L. M., Carter, C. C., Cundari, T. R., & Yousufuddin, M. (2023). Crystal structure and DFT calculations of Cp2NbH (SiIMe2)(SiFMe2): an asymmetric bis (silyl) niobocene hydride complex. Acta Crystallographica Section C: Structural Chemistry, 79(4), 158-163

Lopez, N. G., Carter, C. C., Rocha, S., Thomas, C. J., Falcon, K., Robledo, J., Cundari, T. R., & Yousufuddin, M. (2022). Crystal Structure and DFT Calculations of Bis (tetrahydridoborato) bis (cyclopentadienyl) zirconium (IV). Journal of Chemical Crystallography, 434–439

Carter, C.C., Allen, B.R., Bui, D.V., Daley, D.A., Goncalves, J.M., Holinej, C.M., Lira, S., Muniz, D.E., Santiago, A.I., Sukran, N. and Cundari, T.R., & Yousufuddin, M. (2020). Synthesis, crystal structures, and DFT calculations of tungsten (IV) and tungsten (VI) phosphino polyhydrides. Inorganica Chimica Acta, 508, 119638.