Joost A. Steverlynck, Ph.D.

Alumni and Former Staff

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Alumni and Former Staff

Research Interest

​I have a background as polymer chemist, more precisely I focused on the controlled synthesis of nonlinear conjugated polymers during my PhD. But my interest goes further than polymer chemistry. I want to explore and further develop state-of-the-art organic synthesis routes towards conjugated systems. Apart from improving the current established routes towards conjugated systems via classical cross coupling reactions depending on transition metal catalysts I'm keen to develop transition metal free pathways towards these type of materials. 

Selected Publications

  • Synthesis and Energy Transfer in Original poly(3-Alkylthiophene)-g-Poly(fluorene) Toothbrush Copolymers 
    J. Steverlynck, J. De Winter, P. Gerbaux, G. Koeckelberghs
    Polymer. 2017, 112, 144151, (2017)
  • Strategies toward Controlling the Topology of Nonlinear Poly(thiophenes) 
    J. Steverlynck, F. Monnaie, E. Warniez, R. Lazzaroni, P. Leclère, G. Koeckelberghs
    Macromolecules 2016, 49 (23), 89518959, (2016)
  • Energy Transfer in poly(3-Hexylthiophene)-g-Polyfluorene Graft Copolymers 
    J. Steverlynck, A. De Cattelle, J. De Winter, P. Gerbaux, G. Koeckelberghs
    J. Polym. Sci. Part A Polym. Chem. 2016, 54, 12521258, (2016)
  • Influence of the Grafting Density on the Self-Assembly in Poly(phenyleneethynylene)-g-poly(3-Hexylthiophene) Graft ... 
    J. Steverlynck, J. De Winter, P. Gerbaux, R. Lazzaroni, P. Leclère, G. Koeckelberghs
    acromolecules 2015, 48 (24), 87898796, (2015)
  • Influence of Branching on the Chiral Self-Assembly of Poly(phenylene Ethynylene) 
    J. Steverlynck, P. Leysen, G. Koeckelberghs
    . Polym. Sci. Part A Polym. Chem. 2015, 53 (1), 7984, (2015)
  • Spectroscopic Studies of the Mechanism of Reversible Photodegradation of 1-Substituted Aminoanthraquinone-Doped Pol... 
    S.-T Hung, A. Bhuyan, K. Schademan, J. Steverlynck, M. D. McCluskey, G. Koeckelberghs, K. ...
    J. Chem. Phys. 2016, 144 (11), 114902 , (2016)
  • Regioregularity Increases Second-Order Nonlinear Optical Response of Polythiophenes in Solution 
    S. Deckers, J. Steverlynck, P. Willot, S. Vandendriessche, G. Koeckelberghs, I. Asselbergh...
    J. Phys. Chem. C 2015, 119 (32), 1851318517, (2015)
  • All-Conjugated ABC- Block -Copolymer Formation with a Varying Sequence via an Unassociated Catalyst 
    M. Verswyvel, J. Steverlynck, S. Hadj Mohamed, M. Trabelsi, B. Champagne, G. Koeckelberghs
    Macromolecules 2014, 47 (14), 46684675 , (2014)
  • Poly(3-Alkylthiophene) with Tuneable Regioregularity: Synthesis and Self-Assembling Properties 
    P. Willot, J. Steverlynck, D. Moerman, P. Leclère, R. Lazzaroni, G oeckelberghs
    Polym. Chem. 2013, 4 (9), 2662, (2013)
  • Faraday Rotation in Discotic Liquid Crystals by Long-Range Electron Movement 
    R. Vleugels, J. Steverlynck, W. Brullot, G. Koeckelberghs, T. Verbiest
    J. Phys. Chem. C, 2019, 123, 149382-9387, (2019)

Education

  • Ph.D., Chemistry, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, 2017 

Professional Profile

  • 2017-2018: Postdoctoral fellow, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium 

Awards

  • ​Belgian Polymer Group, best thesis award, 2013 

KAUST Affiliations

KAUST Catalysis Center(KCC)

Division of Physical Science and Engineering(PSE)


Research Interests Keywords

Photochemistry Organic Electrochemistry Organometal Chemistry Organic Synthesis Conjugated Polymers Liquid Crystals

Former Faculty

  • ​Jorg Eppinger, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor)
  • Lain-Jong Li, Ph.D. (Professor)
  • Valentin Rodionov, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor)
  • Kazuhiro Takanabe, Ph.D. (Professor)
  • Jr-Hau He, Ph.D. (Associate Professor)

 

Former Research Staff

  • Abou-Hamad edy, Ph.D. Research Engineer
  • Haibo Zhu, Ph.D. (Research Scientist)
  • Isidoro Morales Osorio , Ph.D. (Research Technician)
  • Lu Zhou
  • Rong-rong Jiang (Lab Technician)
  • Douaa Hamed (Lab Technician)
  • Jeremie Pelletier ( Lab Manager)
  • Lan Zhao (Research Technician)
  • Linjie Su (Lab Technician)
  • Jing Fan (Lab Technician)

 

Research Scientist

   
  • Jun Pan, Ph.D.
  • Pavlo Nikolaienko, Ph.D.
  • Sergey Kozlov, Ph.D.
  • Xiulin Yang, Ph.D.
  • Yuanlong Shao, Ph.D.
  • Huaifeng Li, Ph.D.

 

Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Abdesslem Jedidi, Ph.D.                                                     
  • Abhishek Dutta Chowdhury,Ph.D.
  • Akshaya K Samal, Ph.D.
  • Chaochao Yue, Ph.D.
  • Chaojie Cui, Ph.D.
  • Dandan Zhang, Ph.D.
  • Eleonora Fava, Ph.D.
  • Eva Pump, Ph.D.
  • Janet Chakkamadathil Mohandas, Ph.D.
  • Gabriel Buchel, Ph.D.
  • Ida Autiero, Ph.D.
  • Jung-Hyun Park, Ph.D.
  • Tianyou Chen, Ph.D.
  • Zhaolai Chen, Ph.D.
  • Anatoly Peshkov, Ph.D.
  • Chinmoy K. Hazra, Ph.D.
  • Luis Miguel Azofra Mesa
  • ​Manbo Li, Ph.D.
  • Michael Kelly, Ph.D.
  • Mannathan Subramaniyan, Ph.D.
  • Manas Bhunia, Ph.D.

  • Niladri Maity, Ph.D.
  • Olga Gladkovskaya, Ph.D.
  • Raju Dey, Ph.D.
  • Sai Vikrama Chaitanya vummaleti, Ph.D.
  • Jinsong Hu, Ph.D.
  •  Somphonh Peter Phivilay, Ph.D.
  • Sandeep Kumar Mishra, Ph.D.
  • Hassan Ait Ahsaine, Ph.D. 
  • Changguang Yao, Ph.D.
  • Kwangjae Lee, Ph.D.
  • Stefania Evoli, Ph.D.
  • Shixiong Min, Ph.D.
  • Tunc Deniz, Ph.D.
  • Srikanth Pedireddy, Ph.D.
  • Wei Zhao, Ph.D.
  • Won Suk Juang, Ph.D.
  • Xuechao Liu, Ph.D.
  • Xiufang wang, Ph.D.
  • Yuan Wang, Ph.D.
  • Yunfei Cai, Ph.D.
  • Yupeng Pan, Ph.D.
  • Yuri Lebedev, Ph.D.
  • Kushal Deepak Bhatte​,Ph.D.
  • Liangjin Xu, Ph.D.
  • Gangaiah Mettela,Ph.D.
  • Yogesh Raghunath Patil, Ph.D.
  • Jie Chen, Ph. D.


Ph.D. Students

  • Adrian Hol, Ph.D
  • Arwa Makki, Ph.D.
  • Batian Chen, Ph.D.
  • Bilel Hamzaoui, Ph.D.
  • Bedour E. Al-Sabban, Ph.D.
  • Chao Guan, Ph.D.
  • Dalal Noureldine, Ph.D.
  • Duanxing Li, Ph.D.
  • Gabriel Jeantelot, Ph.D.
  • Hind Al-Johani, Ph.D.
  • Haleema Alamri, Ph.D.
  • Hsin-Hua Huang, Ph.D. 
  • Israa Salem Al-Rowaihi, Ph.D.
  • Ibrahim Dursun
  • Reem Alshumrani, Ph.D.
  • Eleanor Ang Pei Ling, Ph.D.
  • Adrian Hohl, Ph.D.
  • Baraa Werghi, Ph.D.
  • Amal A. Baqais, Ph.D.
  • Ding-Jier Yuan, Ph.D.
  • Miguel Dinis Veloso Guerreiro, Ph.D.
  • Nawal alhajri, Ph.D.
  • Nazeeha Alkayal, Ph.D.
  • Noor Almana, Ph.D.
  • Nouf Al Jabri, Ph.D.
  • Reem Al-Shareef, Ph.D.
  • Sarah Almahdali, Ph.D.
  • Sheikha Lardhi, Ph.D.
  • Stefan Grotzinger, Ph.D.
  • Tatsuya Shinagawa, Ph.D.
  • Maha Al Haddad, Ph.D.
  • Muhammad Qureshi, Ph.D.
  • Keisuke Obata, Ph.D.
  • Oleksii Pustovarenko, Ph. D.


Master Students


  • Abdulaziz Khan
  • Alexandra Vancea
  • Ali Hamieh
  • Mram Alyami
  • Kanav Kalra



Former Administration

  • Ann Bauwens (Executive Secretary)
  • Jiao Qiu (Business Administrator)
  • Xianzheng Meng(Business Administrator)
  • Wenwen Zhu(Administrative Assistant)
  • Xijun Deng(Administrative Assistant)