Alejandra Rendón Patiño, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest

My research focuses on the synthesis and characterization of 2D/3D materials for its use as photo(electro)catalysts.

Selected Publications

  • Band engineering semiconducting microporous graphitic carbons by phosphorous doping: enhancing of photocatalytic overall water splitting. A. Rendón-Patiño, A. García-Mulero, A. M. Asiri, A. Primo, H.García. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 13, 48753−48763, (2021).
  • Templateless Synthesis of UltraMicroporous 3D Graphitic Carbon from Cyclodextrins and Their Use as Selective Catalyst for Oxygen Activation. A. Rendón-Patiño, A. Santiago-Portillo, C. Vallés-Garcia, M.Palomino, S. Navalón,A. Primo, A. Franconetti, H. García. Small methods, 4, 1900721–1900730, (2020).
  • Procedure for the Preparation of Graphene-Boron Nitride Superlattice as Large Area (cm×cm) Films on Arbitrary Substrates or Powders (gram scale) and Unexpected Electrocatalytic Properties. A. Rendón-Patiño, A. Domènech, H. Garcia, A. Primo. Nanoscale. 11, 2981-2990, (2019).
  • Organocatalytic Enantioselective Friedel-Crafts Aminoalkylation of Indoles in the Carbocyclic Ring. M. Montesinos-Magraner, C. Vila, A. Rendón-Patiño, G. Blay, I.Fernandez, M.C. Muñoz; J. R. Pedro. ACS catal. 6, 2689 -   2693, (2016).


  • Ph.D., Sustainable Chemistry,Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain, 2021.
  • Master’s Degree, Sustainable Chemistry,  Universitat Jaume I de Castellón, Universitat de València, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Universidad de Extremadura and Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain, 2016.
  • Bachelor's degree, Chemistry, Universitat de València, Spain, 2015.

Professional Profile

  • 2021-present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2017-2021: PhD Student, Polytechnic University of Valencia-CSIC, Valencia, Spain

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Electron Microscopy Heterogeneous catalysis Green Chemistry Material synthesis