Research Interests

​I am working on the field of metal nanoclusters (NCs) – tiny nanoparticles containing tens to hundreds of atoms. The size of NCs typically ranges from 1 to 3 nm, which is a critical size regime where nanoparticle behavior transitions from molecular-like to bulk-like. The atomically monodisperse nature of NCs also sets them apart from general nanoparticles, as it allows for the development of direct structure-property relationships.


Selected Publications

  • [Cu23(PhSe)16(Ph3P)8(H)6]·BF4: Atomic-Level Insights into Cuboidal Polyhydrido Copper Nanoclusters and Their Quasi-...
    Huang, Renwu; Yin, Jun; Dong, Chunwei; Maity, Partha; Hedhili, Mohamed N.; Nematulloev, Sa...
    ACS Materials Letters, (2020)
  • [Cu81(PhS)46(tBuNH2)10(H)32]3+ Reveals the Coexistence of Large Planar Cores and Hemispherical Shells in High-Nucle...
    Ren-Wu Huang, Jun Yin, Chunwei Dong, Atanu Ghosh, Mohammad J. Alhilaly, Xinglong Dong, Moh...
    Journal of the American Chemical Society, (2020)
  • Fabrication of oriented UHMWPE films using low solvent concentration
    A.V. Maksimkina, A.P. Kharitonov, S.G. Nematulloev, S.D. Kaloshkin, M.V. Gorshenkov, D.I. ...
    Materials & Design 115, 133-137, (2017)
  • Bulk oriented UHMWPE/FMWCNT films for tribological applications
    Aleksey V. Maksimkin, S.G. Nematulloev, Dilyus I. Chukov, Vladimir D. Danilov, and Fedor S...
    Polymers, 9, 629 , (2017)

Education Profile

  • Ph.D., Chemistry, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2019 - present
  • M.Sc. National University of Science and Technology MISiS, Russia, 2015 -2017
  • B.Sc. National University of Science and Technology MISiS, Russia, 2010-2015

KAUST Affiliations

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