Research Interests

  • Synthesis and functionalization of advanced micro- and nanoporous heterogeneous catalysts.
  • Design and development of new catalytically active metal-organic frameworks, coordination polymers and hybrid composites.
  • Establishment of structure – property relationship in the heterogeneous catalysts by means of X-ray, electron and neutron diffraction methods.

Selected Publications

  • Consequences of secondary zeolite growth on catalytic performance in DMTO studied over DDR and CHA
    I. Yarulina, A. Dikhtiarenko, F. Kapteijn, J. Gascon
    Catal. Sci. Tech., 7, 300309, (2017), (2017)
  • Mixed-valence μ3-oxo-centered triruthenium cluster [Ru3(II,III,III)(μ3-O)(μ-CH3CO2)6(H2O)3]•2H2O: synthesis, struct...
    A. Dikhtiarenko, S. Khainakov, J. R. García, J. Gimeno
    Inorg. Chim. Acta, 454, 107116, (2017), (2017)
  • Temperature-dependent supramolecular isomerism of lutetium-aminoterephthalate metal-organic frameworks: synthesis, ...
    A. Dikhtiarenko, P. Serra-Crespo, S. Castellanos, A. Pustovarenko, R. Mendoza-Meroño, S. G...
    Cryst. Growth Des., 16, 56365645, (2016), (2016)
  • Methanol-to-olefins process over zeolite catalysts with DDR topology: effect of composition and structural defects ...
    Yarulina, J. Goetze, C. Gücüyener, L. van Thiel, A. Dikhtiarenko, J. Ruiz-Martinez, B. M. ...
    Catal. Sci. Tech., 6, 26632678, (2016), (2016)
  • Multi-scale crystal engineering of metal organic frameworks
    B. Seoane, S. Castellanos, A. Dikhtiarenko, F. Kapteijn, J. Gascon
    Coord. Chem. Rev., 307, 147187, (2016), (2016)
  • Structural effects in visible-light-responsive metal-organic frameworks incorporating ortho-fluoroazobenzenes
    S. Castellanos, A. Goulet-Hanssens, F. Zhao, A. Dikhtiarenko, A. Pustovarenko, S. Hecht, J...
    Chem. Eur. J., 22, 746752, (2016), (2016)
  • Experimental evidence of negative linear compressibility in the MIL-53 metal-organic framework family
    P. Serra-Crespo, A. Dikhtiarenko, E. Stavitski, J. Juan-Alcañiz, F. Kapteijn, F. X. Couder...
    CrystEngComm, 17, 276280, (2015), (2015)
  • Electronic metal–support interactions in single-atom catalysts
    P. Hu, Z. Huang, Z. Amghouz, M. Makkee, F. Xu, F. Kapteijn, A. Dikhtiarenko, Y. Chen, X. G...
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 53, 34183421, (2014), (2014)
  • Series of 2D heterometallic coordination polymers based on ruthenium(III) oxalate building units: synthesis, struct...
    A. Dikhtiarenko, S. A. Khainakov, I. de Pedro, J. A. Blanco, J. R. García, J. Gimeno
    Inorg. Chem., 52, 39333941, (2013), (2013)

Education Profile

  • Ph.D., Material Science and Technology, University of Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain, 2010 – 2014.
  • M.Sc., Crystallography and Crystallization, International University “Menendez Pelayo”, Santander, Spain, 2009 – 2010.
  • D.E.A., Material Science and Technology, University of Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain, 2008 – 2009.
  • M.Sc., Environmental Analytical Chemistry, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev, Kiev, Ukraine, 2007 – 2008.
  • B.Sc., Analytical Chemistry, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev, Kiev, Ukraine, 2003 – 2007.

Professional Profile

  • 2017 – present: Research Scientist, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2014 – 2017: Postdoctoral Fellow, Catalysis Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands


KAUST Affiliations

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