Sheikha Lardhi,Ph.D.

Alumni and Former Staff

Postdoctoral Fellow

Alumni and Former Staff

Research Interests

  • ​Analysis of ab-initio molecular dynamic simulations of crystal-water interface interactions at microscopic level.
  • Density Functional Theory investigation of structural, optoelectronic, and transport properties of materials used for water splitting.
  • Theoretical study of enhanced visible-light photocatalytic activity in bulk systems using accurate first-principles quantum calculations based on DFT within screened coulomb hybrid HSE06.


  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Information System, Prince Sultan University , Riyadh.
  • Master Degree in Computer Science, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal.

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

DFT Material Science optoelectronic properties Hybrid Functional Surface Chemistry Chemistry, transport properties