Research Interests

​Synthesis and surface modification of semiconductors for photocatalysis. 

Advanced structural characterization of catalysts: X-ray absorption spectroscopy, Powder XRD, TEM


Selected Publications


Education Profile

  • ​2005 – 2008: Ph.D. in materials chemistry/chemical engineering - French Institute of Petroleum/Chemical engineering laboratory of Toulouse [France]

  • 2002 - 2005: French Graduate Engineering Degree in materials science and chemistry - The National Graduate School of Engineering Chemistry of Clermont-Ferrand


Professional Profile

  • Since Sept 2012: Research Scientist
  • 2009 – Sept 2012 : Post-Doc. Surface modification of TiO2 for visible light photocatalysis – Synthesis of single exposed crystalline facets Co34 crystals for the photocatalytic oxidation of water.
  • 2005 – 2008: Ph'D. Hierarchical porous catalyst support: shaping, mechanical strength and catalytic performances in selective hydrogenation of olefins.

KAUST Affiliations

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