Sarah Komaty Zaarour, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

​I focus on the preparation, functionalization and characterization of nanozeolites for medical applications as antimicrobial agent, gas (O2 and CO2) delivery system for the treatment of glioblastomas. I am currently in a new challenge working on the synthesis, characterization, and testing the catalytic activity of heterogeneous catalysts to improve their  H2O/ SO2 tolerance for the NH3-SCR of NOx to be used in exhaust gas treatment.

Selected Publications

  • Ruthenium tris(2,2'-bipyridyl) complex encapsulated in nanosized faujasite zeolite as intracellular localization tracer.
    Komaty, S.; Özçelik, H.; Zaarour, M.; Ferre, A.; Valable, S.; Mintova, S.
    J. Colloid Interface Sci., 581, 919-927, (2021)
  • Efficiency and selectivity of ionic liquids in microwave-assisted extraction of major lichen phenolic compounds: a ...
    Komaty, S.; Sauvager, A.; Bazureau, J.-P.; Tomasi, S.; Paquin, L.
    Phytochemical Analysis., 19,, (2020)
  • Nanosized Zeolites as a Gas Delivery Platform in a Glioblastoma Model.
    Anfray, C.; Komaty, S.; Corroyer-Dulmont, A.; Zaarour, M.; Helaine, C.; et al.
    Biomaterials, 257, 120249,, (2020)
  • Incorporation of Trivalent Cations in NaX Zeolite Nanocrystals for the Adsorption of O2 in the Presence of CO2.
    Komaty, S.; Daouli, A.; Badawi, M.; Anfray, C.; Zaarour, M.; Valable, S.; Mintova, S.
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 22, 99349942, (2020)
  • ‘Microwave-green synthesis of AlPO-n and SAPO-n (n = 5 and 18) nanosized crystals and their assembly in layers’.
    Ng, E. P.; Awala, H.; Komaty, S.; Mintova, S.
    Microporous Mesoporous Mater., 280, 256263,, (2019)
  • Copper exchanged FAU nanozeolite as non-toxic nitric oxide and carbon dioxide gas carrier.
    Goldyn, K.; Anfray, C.; Ruaux, V.; Charly, H.; Retoux, R.; Komaty, S.; Valable, S.; Valtch...
    Micropor. Mesopor. Mat., 280, 271-276, (2019)
  • CO2 Adsorption/Desorption in FAU Zeolite Nanocrystals: In SituSynchrotron X-ray Powder Diffraction and In Situ FTIR...
    Polisi, M.; Grand, J.; Arletti, R.; Barrier, N.; Komaty, S.; Zaarour, M.; Mintova, S.; ...
    Phys. Chem. C, 123, 2361-2369, (2019)
  • A facile route toward the increase of oxygen content in nanosized zeolite by insertion of cerium and fluorinated co...
    Komaty, S.; Anfray, C.; Zaarour, M.; Awala, H.; Ruaux, V.; Valable, S.; Mintova, S.
    Molecules, 23, 37, (2018)
  • Acute toxicity of silver free and encapsulated in nanosized zeolite for eukaryotic cells.
    Anfray, C.; Dong, B.; Komaty, S.; Mintova, S.; Valable, S.
    ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 9, 13849-13854, (2017)
  • Sample preparation for an optimized extraction of localized metabolites in lichens: Application to Pseudevernia fur...
    Komaty, S.; Letertre, M.; Duong Dang, H. D.; Jungnickel, H.; Laux, P.; Luch, A.; Carrié, ...
    Talanta, 150, 525-530,, (2016)


  • Ph.D. in Chemistry: “Extraction of Lichen (Pseudevernia furfuracea) metabolites via ionic liquids technology under microwave irradiation ” , University of Rennes 1, Rennes (France), 2014.
  • Master II in Molecular chemistry, University of Rennes 1, Rennes (France), 2010.

Professional Profile

  • 2020- Present: Post-doctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2015 - 2020: Post-doctoral fellow, Laboratory of Catalysis and Spectrochemistry (LCS-ENSICAEN), Caen (France)

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Zeolites Heterogeneous catalysis characterization NH3-SCR of NOx