People

Nazeeha Alkayal, (2012-2016)

PhD Students
‚ÄčAssistant Proffesor, King Abdullaziz University (KAU)

Research Interests

Synthesis of well-defined homopolymers and copolymers with complex macromolecular architecture by using combinations of all available polymerization methodologies (ionic, ATRP, RAFT, polyhomologation, catalytic, ROMP, etc) and molecular/structural characterization

Selected Publications

  • Anionic polymerization and polyhomologation: an ideal combination to synthesize polyethylene-based block copolymers 
    H. Zhang, N. Alkayal, Y. Gnanou, N. Hadjichristidis
    Chemical Communications, 49, 8952, (2013)
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  • Cytotoxic and Protective DNA Damage of Three New Diterpenoids from the Brown Alga Dictoyota Dichotoma
    S.E. Ayyad, M.S. Makki, N.S. Al-Kayal, S.A. Basaif, K.O. El-Foty, A.M. Asiri, W.M. Alarif, F.A. Badria
    Eur. J. Med. Chem., 46, 175-82, (2011)
  • Education

    • M.Sc., Organic Chemistry, King Abdul-Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 2010
    • B.Sc., Chemistry, King Abdul-Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 2006

    Professional Profile

    • 2012-Present: PhD Student, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
    • 2006 - 2012: Lecturer in Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, King Abdul-Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

    KAUST Affiliations

    ‚ÄčKAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
    Physical Sciences and Engineering Division (PSE)