Samy Ould-Chikh, Ph.D.

Research Support

Staff Engineer - Operando

Research Interest

​Synthesis and surface modification of semiconductors for photocatalysis. 

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

Selected Publications

  • Enhanced Kinetics of Hole Transfer and Electrocatalysis during Photocatalytic Oxygen Evolution by Cocatalyst Tuning 
    E. Nurlaela, H. Wang, T. Shinagawa, S. Flanagan, S. Ould-Chikh, Z. Mics, P. Sautet, T. Le ...
    ACS Catal., 6 (7), 4117-4126, (2016)
  • VOx/SiO2 Catalyst Prepared by Grafting VOCl3 on Silica for Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Propane 
    H. Zhu, S. Ould-Chikh, H. Dong, I. Llorens, Y. Saih, D.H. Anjum, J.-L. Hazemann, J.-M. Bas...
    ChemCatChem, 7 (20), pp. 3332-3339, (2015)
  • Establishing efficient cobalt based catalytic sites for oxygen evolution on a Ta3N5 photocatalyst 
    E. Nurlaela, S. Ould-Chikh, I. Llorens, J.-L. Hazemann, K. Takanabe
    Chemistry of Materials, 27, 5685-5694, (2015)
  • Controlled surface segregation leads to efficient coke-resistant nickel/platinum bimetallic catalysts for the dry r... 
    L. Li, L. Zhou, S. Ould-Chikh, D.H. Anjum, M.B. Kanoun, J. Scaranto, M.N. Hedhili, S. Khal...
    ChemCatChem, 7, 819-829, (2015)
  • A facile and efficient synthesis of the surface tantalum hydride (≡SiO)2Ta(III)H and tris-siloxy tantalum (≡SiO)3Ta... 
    Y. Chen, S. Ould-Chikh, E. Abou-Hamad, E. Callens, S. Khalid, J.-M. Basset 
    Organometallics, 33 (5), 1205-1211, (2014)
  • Critical role of the semiconductor–electrolyte interface in photocatalytic performance for water-splitting reaction... 
    E. Nurlaela, S. Ould-Chikh, M. Harb, S. del Gobbo, M. Aouine, E. Puzenat, P. Sautet, K. Do...
    Chem. Mater., 26 (16), 4812-4825, (2014)
  • Photocatalysis with chromium-doped TiO2: bulk and surface doping 
    S. Ould-Chikh, O. Proux, P. Afanasiev, L. Khrouz, M.N. Hedhili, D.H. Anjum, M. Harb, C. Ge...
    ChemSusChem, 7, 1361-1371, (2014)
  • A new approach to the preparation of nitrogen doped titania visible light photocatalyst 
    A. Kachina, E. Puzenat, S. Ould-Chikh, C. Geantet, P. Delichere, P. Afanasieva
    Chem. Mater., 24, 636-642, (2012)
  • Synthesis of hierarchical anatase TiO2 nanostructures with tunable morphology and enhanced photocatalytic activity 
    R. Rahal, A. Wankhade, D. Cha, A. Fihri, S. Ould-Chikh, U. Patil, V. Polshettiwar 
    RSC Adv., 2, pp. 7048-7052, (2012)

Education

  • ​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-DocSurface 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.

Scientific and Professional Membership

Patents:

​Establishing efficient cobalt-based catalytic sites for oxygen evolution on a Ta3N5 photocatalyst

E. Nurlaela, S. Ould-Chikh, I. Llorens, J-L Hazemann, K. Takanabe

Chemistry of Materials, 27 (16), 5685-5694, (2015)

Controlled surface segregation leads to efficient coke-resistant nickel/platinum bimetallic catalysts for the dry reforming of methane

L. Li, L. Zhou, S. Ould-Chikh, D. H. Anjum, M. B. Kanoun, J. Scaranto, M. N. Hedhili, S. Khalid, P. Laveille, L. D'Souza, A. Clo, J-M. Basset, ChemCatChem, 7, 819-829, (2015)

Critical role of the semiconductor−electrolyte interface in photocatalytic performance for water-splitting reactions using Ta3N5 particles

E. Nurlaela, S. Ould-Chikh, M. Harb, S. del Gobbo, M. Aouine, E. Puzenat, P. Sautet, K. Domen, J-M. Basset, K. Takanabe

Chemistry of materials., 26 (16), 4812-4825, (2014)

Photocatalysis with chromium-doped TiO2: bulk and surface doping

S. Ould-Chikh, O. Proux, P. Afanasiev, L. Khrouz, M. N. Hedhili, D.H. Anjum, M. Harb, C. Geantet, J-M Basset, E. Puzenat

ChemSusChem, 7, 1361-1371, (2014) 

 

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Photo-catalysis Electrochemistry X-ray absorption spectroscopy Powder XRD TEM