Research Interests

​My research is focused on the synthesis and characterization of new metal-organic frameworks(MOFs) with fluorinated or not inorganic building blocks.
The idea is to get highly stable MOFs against water and under harsh condition in order to use them in catalysis and/or gas adsorption/separation.


Selected Publications

  • Hydrolytically stable fluorinated metal-organic frameworks for energy-efficient dehydration
    A Cadiau, Y Belmabkhout, K Adil, PM Bhatt, RS Pillai, A Shkurenko, C. Martineau-Corcos, G....
    Science, Vol. 356, Issue 6339, pp. 731-735, (2017)
  • Gas/vapour separation using ultra-microporous metal–organic frameworks: insights into the structure/separation rela...
    K. Adil, Y. Belmabkhout, R. S. Pillai, A. Cadiau, P. M. Bhatt, A. H. Assen, G. Maurin, M. ...
    Chem. Soc. Rev, (2017)
  • Valuing Metal–Organic Frameworks for Postcombustion Carbon Capture: A Benchmark Study for Evaluating Physical Adsor...
    K. Adil, P. M. Bhatt,Y. Belmabkhout, S. M. T Abtab, H. Jiang, A. H. Assen, A. Mallick,A. C...
    Advanced Material, (2017)
  • A Fine-Tuned Fluorinated MOF Addresses the Needs for Trace CO2 Removal and Air Capture Using Physisorption
    P. M. Bhatt, Y. Belmabkhout, A. Cadiau, K. Adil, O. Shekhah, A. Shkurenko, L. J. Barbour, ...
    J. Am. Chem. Soc, (2016)
  • A metal-organic framework–based splitter for separating propylene from propane
    A Cadiau, K Adil, P. M. Bhatt, Y Belmabkhout, M Eddaoudi
    Science, (2016)
  • Design of Hydrophilic Metal Organic Framework Water Adsorbents for Heat Reallocation”, A. Cadiau, J. S. Lee, D. Dam...
    P. Fabry, T. Devic, M. T. Wharmby, C. Martineau, D. Foucher, F. Taulelle, C.-H. Jun, Y. K....
    Advanced Materials, (2015)
  • Self-referencing nanothermometer based on an emissive Ln3+- organic Framework
    A. Cadiau, C. D. S. Brites, P. M. F. J. Costa, R. A. S. Ferreira, J. Rocha, L. D. Carlos
    ACS Nano, (2013)

Education Profile

  • ​Ph.D., Material Science, le Mans, France, 2010

Professional Profile

  • 2013-2017: Postdoctoral fellow,FMD3 group, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2013: Postdoctoral fellow,Porous material group, Versailles France
  • 2012: Postdoctoral fellow,CICECO, Aveiro, Portugal
  • 2011: Postdoctoral fellow,TU Dresden, Germany


KAUST Affiliations

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