Research Interests

I am interested in exploring the solvent effects of various properties on polymers and polymerization reactions. Specifically, I would like to further explore the effects of monomer lyophilicity, the presence/absence of amphiphiles, and catalyst selection.


Selected Publications

  • Nanocapsules with fluorous filling: a “molecular zipper” approach
    Z. Merican, C. Mugemana, S. Almahdali, B.K. Vu, J.-P. O’Shea, R. Sougrat, and V.Rodionov
    Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, volume 53, issue 2, pa..., (2015)
  • Sequence-controlled polymerization guided by aryl-fluoroaryl π-stacking
    Clément Mugemana, Sarah Almahdali, Valentin O. Rodionov
    ACS Symposium Series, vol. 1170, (2014)
  • Amplification of Chirality Through Self-Replication of Micelles in Water
    K. Bukhryakov, S. Almahdali, V. Rodionov.
    Langmuir, 31(10), 293102935, (2015)
  • Cooperative Catalysis With Block Copolymer Micelles: A Combinatorial Approach
    K. Bukhryakov, V. G. Desyatkin, J.-P. O’Shea, S. R. Almahdali, V. Solovyeva, V. O. Rodiono...
    Journal of American Chemical Society, 136(42), 14746-14752, (2014)

Education Profile

  • Researcher in Chemistry, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, 2013 - present
  • M.S. in Chemistry, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, 2013
  • B.S. in Chemistry with Departmental Honors, University of Mary Washington, 2011

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • American Chemical Society (ACS)

KAUST Affiliations

  • Kaust Catalysis Center (KCC)
  • Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)