Saidkhodzha Nematulloev

Ph.D. Students

Ph.D. student

Research Interest

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

  • Bulk oriented UHMWPE/FMWCNT films for tribological applications. AV Maksimkin, SG Nematulloev. Polymers 2017, 9, 629
  • Fabrication of oriented UHMWPE films using low solvent concentration. AV Maksimkin, AP Kharitonov, SG Nematulloev. Materials & Design 115, 133-137
  •  [Cu81(PhS)46(tBuNH2)10(H)32]3+ Reveals the Coexistence of Large Planar Cores and Hemispherical Shells in High-Nuclearity Copper Nanoclusters. R. W. Huang, J. Yin, C. Dong, A. Ghosh, M. J. Alhilaly, X. Dong, M. N. Hedhili, E. Abou-Hamad, B. Alamer, S. Nematulloev, Y. Han, O. F. Mohammed, O. M. Bakr. Journal of the American Chemical Society.
  • [Cu23(PhSe)16(Ph3P)8(H)6]·BF4: Atomic-Level Insights into Cuboidal Polyhydrido Copper Nanoclusters and Their Quasi-simple Cubic Self-AssemblyHuang, R.W., Yin, J., Dong, C., Maity, P., Hedhili, M.N., Nematulloev, S., Alamer, B., Ghosh, A., Mohammed, O.F. and Bakr, O.M. ACS Materials Letters.

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Copper Nanocluster Crystallization Photophysics catalysis