Valentin Rodionov, Ph.D.

Alumni and Former Staff

Assistant Professor of Chemical Science

Research Interests

​Prof. Rodionov’s interests include catalytic micelles and nanoparticles, physical organic chemistry (reaction mechanisms, reactivity and kinetics), supramolecular chemistry and self-assembly, chemoinformatics and chemical ontologies.

Selected Publications


  • PhD, The Scripps Research Institute, San Diego, USA,  2008
  • M.Sc., University of Maryland, College Par, USA , 2002
  • B.Sc., Chemistry, Higher Chemical College of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia 1997-1999
  • N.D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Moscow, Russia 1996-1999,  
  • N.S. Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Moscow, Russia 1997,
  • Moscow Chemical Lyceum, Moscow, Russia 1994-1997

Professional Profile

  • 2010– present: Assistant  Professor of Chemical Sciences, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2008– 2010: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA


  • SSEP (Soros Foundation) Undergraduate Student Fellowship, 1997-1998
  • ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Graduate Student Fellowship (sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim), 2005-2006

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Catalytic micelles and nanoparticles Physical organic chemistry (reaction mechanisms, reactivity and kinetics) Chemoinformatics and chemical ontologies Supramolecular chemistry and self-assembly