Research Interests

​Development and characterizations (FT-IR, Solid State NMR spectroscopy, DNP SENS, Elemental analysis, ICP, EFTEM…) of efficient heterogeneous catalysts through the “Catalysis By Design” approach including sol-gel chemistry and surface organometallic chemistry. These topics are of industrial significance since they allows to solve the current energy/environment issues (CH/CC activation/cleavage, CO2 activation…)


Selected Publications


Education Profile

  • ​Ph. D., Materials Chemistry, University of Science and Technologies II, Montpellier, France, 2006
  • M. Sc., Bio-molecular chemistry, University of Science and Technologies II, Montpellier, France, 2002

Professional Profile

  • ​2013- : Research Scientist, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2010-2013: Postdoctoral follow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2007-2010: Research Scientist, CNRS, Ecole Normale Superieure of Lyon (ENS-Lyon) and Institute of Catalysis and Environment of Lyon (IRCE), France
  • 2006-2007: Postdoctoral follow, CNRS, Ecole Normale Superieure of Lyon (ENS-Lyon), France and California Institute of Catalysis (CALTECH), Pasadena, USA

Awards

  • ​Competitive Research Grants Program Round 2 (CRG 2 Awards)

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​​​​​KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
  • ​Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)