Dr. Hassen Bouchekif , ( 2012- 2015)

Postdoctoral Fellows
Lead Scientist; Sabic Corporate Research and Development (CRD) at KAUST

Research Interests

  • Macromolecular engineering by living polymerization methods
  • Ionic polymerization kinetics and mechanisms
  • Advanced thermoplastic elastomers for directed self-assembly of nanostructures and medical device applications​

Selected Publications

  • Competitive Processes in Controlled Cationic Ring-Opening Polymerization of Oxetane: a Lotka-Volterra Predator-Prey Model of Two Growing Species Competing for the same Resources
    H. Bouchékif, A. J. Amass
    Macromolecular Symposia, 308, 112-121, (2011)

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    if, E. Colclough, M. I. Philbin, A. J. Amass
    Macromolecules, 43, 845-855.Z, (2010)
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    ng, H. Bouchékif, K. Babooram, A. Housni, N. Choytun, R. Narain
    Journal of Polymer Science: Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 46, 4984-4996, (2008)
  • Cationic Ring-Opening Polymerization of Oxetane via a Non-steady state Controlled Polymerization Process: a Comparison of Initiator Yielding Living and Nonliving Polymers
    H. Bouchékif, E. Colclough, M. I. Philbin, A. J. Amass
    Macromolecules, 41, 1989 - 1995, (2008)

  • Living cationic sequential block copolymerization of isobutylene with 4-tert-butoxystyrene: synthesis and characterization of poly(p-hydroxystyrene-b-isobutylene-b-p-hydroxystyrene) triblock copolymers
    H. Bouchékif, A. Som, L. Sipos, R. Faust
    Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry, 44, 359-368, (2007)

  • Education

    • ​Ph.D., Polymer Science, Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, Aston University, Birmingham, UK, 2001
    • M.Sc., Polymer Science,  University of Bordeaux, LCPO, France, 1997
    • B.Sc., Chemistry, University of Bordeaux, France, 1996

    Professional Profile

    • 2012-Present: Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
    • 2008-2012: CNRS Researcher, University of Bordeaux, LCPO, France
    • 2006-2007: Postdoctoral Fellow, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada
    • 2005-2006: Postdoctoral Fellow, UMASS, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
    • 2001-2005: Project Manager, NANAOLEDGE SA, Montpellier, France  

    Scientific and Professional Memberships

    Member of American Chemical Society (ACS)

    KAUST Affiliations

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

    Non-KAUST Affiliations

    ​SABIC, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation