Principal Investigator

Nikos Hadjichristidis, PhD

Distinguished Professor, Chemical Science.

Research Interest: Complex Macromolecular Architectures, Living and Controlled/Living Polymerizations, Self-Assembly, Applications

Research Scientist

George Zapsas, PhD (2015-2021)

Research Interest: Anionic Polymerization, Polyhomologation

Konstantinos Ntetsikas, PhD

Research Interest: Anionic Polymerization, Polyhomologation, Complex Macromolecular Architectures

Panagiotis Bilalis, PhD (2015-2019)

Research Scientist, BESE Division, KAUST, Saudi Arabia

Viko Ladelta, PhD

Research Interest: Anionic Polymerization, Living and Controlled/Living Polymerizations

Yogesh Patil, PhD (2018-2019)

Research Scientist, KAUST, Saudi Arabia

Postdoctoral Fellows

Bhagyashree Kulkarni, PhD

Research Interest: Living and Controlled/Living Polymerizations

David Pahovnik, PhD (2013-2014)

Research Associate; National Institute of Chemistry Slovenia, Laboratory for Polymer Chemistry and Technology

De Wang, PhD (2014-2017)

Associate Professor in Ocean University of China, Qingdao

George Polymeropoulos, PhD (2015-2019)

Johnson and Johnson, Great Britain

Hefeng Zhang, PhD (2012-2015)

Professor of polymer science, College of Science, Shantou University, Shantou, China.

Jiaxi Xu, PhD

Research Interest: Living and Controlled/Living Polymerizations, Organic Synthesis

Junpeng Zhao, PhD (2012- 2014)

Professor; South China University of Technology

Kedar Ratkanthwar, PhD (2014)

Research Scientist; Avery Dennison (India) Pvt. Ltd.

Leiming Guo, Ph.D (2020-2021)

Research Interest: Design of topographical patterns in polymers, polymeric films having well-ordered nanopore geometries, membrane separation

Mingtao Zhou, PhD

Research Interest: Living Polymerization, RAFT Polymerization, ATRP, ROP, Anionic Polymerization

Qing Liu, Ph.D

Research Interest: Synthesis and characterization of novel polymers, Synthesis of Graphdiyne and its analogue besed on alkyne coupling

Saibal Bhaumik, PhD

Research Interest: Anionic Polymerization, Vitrimers, Self-healing polymers via Dynamic Covalent  Bonding, Non-covalent H-bonding

Sandeep Sharma, PhD

Research Interest: Complex macromolecular architectures by living anionic polymerization, Cyclic polymers, Vitrimers

Tunc Deniz, PhD (2015-2016)

​Research Specialist; Hayat Kimya

Wei Zhao, PhD (2013-2016)

Associate Professor at Shaanxi University of Science and Technology

Xin Wang, Ph.D (​2018-2021)

Research Interest: Polyhomologation, Living and Controlled/Living Polymerizations

Yang Yu-Ying, Ph.D

Research Interest: Self-assembly of crystalline porous frameworks

Yu Jiang, PhD (2016-2019)

​Associate Professor, South-Central University for Nationalities, China

Yunlong Hou, Ph.D (2021)

Research Interest: Self-assembly of crystalline porous frameworks

Zhen Zhang, PhD (2013-2017)

Associate Professor in Guangdong University of Technology

PhD Students

Ahlam Al-Sulami, (2012-2019)

​Assistant Professor, Jeddah University

Basma Ahmad Mahi

Research Interest: Polypetide synthesis, Biopolymer/Polypeptide Hybrid Materials

Fatimah Abdullah Aldakheel

Research Interest: Anionic Polymerization, Hybrid materials, Silica nanoparticles, ATRP, Functionalized polymers

Fatimah M. Algarni

Research Interest: Radical polymerization

Haleema Alamri, (2012-2016)

Lab Scientist, Saudi Aramco

Nazeeha Alkayal, (2012-2016)

Assistant Professor, King Abdulaziz University (KAU)

Nedah S. Alkattan

Research Interest: Poly(2-oxazoline)s, Cationic ring-opening polymerization, Self-assembly

Reem Alghamdi

Research Interest: Cationic Polymerization

Reem Alshumrani, (2014-2019)

Scientist III at Tasnee

Shahad M. Sulaimani

Research Interest: Polymers, Polylactides stereo complex, Ring opening polymerization, Biodegradable polymers

Yahya Alzahrany, (2013-2020)

Lecturer, Umm Al-Qura university

Masters Students

Abdulaziz Alsubhi, (2018-2020)

PhD student in KAUST

Albaraa M. Kamal

Research Interest: Aggregation induced immission polymers, Complex macromolecular architecture.

Ameen Arkanji (2018-2021)

Research Interest: Polyolefins

Ammar Ahmed Alamoudi

Research Interest: Polyolefins

Maryam Altaher

Lab Scientist II: Saudi Aramco

Mram Alyami, (2014-2016)

PhD student in KAUST

Noor Albarbari

Research Interest: Nano-particles, Nano-sensor substrates, Polymer Science, hybrid materials

Norah A. Aljeban (2019-2020)

Lab Scientist, Saudi Aramco

Research Interest: Living and Controlled/Living Polymerizations

Peng-Fei Zhang

Research Interest: Anionic Polymerization, Living and Controlled/Living Polymerizations

Visting Professors

Professor Akira Hirao

Tokyo institute of Technology, Japan
Visit Lab: 14-19 October 2012; 11-16 January 2014

Professor Avgeropoulos Apostolos

University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece
Visit Lab: 1-15 February 2014; 17 September 2015 - 16 March 2016

Professor Christopher Kemper Ober

Cornell University, USA
Visit Lab: 9- 13 November

Professor Coates, Geoffrey W

Cornell University, USA
Visit Lab: 9- 13 November 2013

Professor Dave Haddleton

University of Warwick, UK
Visit Lab: 9- 13 November 2013

Professor Dimitris Vlassopoulos

University of Crete, Greece
Visit Lab: 9-13 November 2013

Professor E.W. (Bert) Meijer

Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Visit Lab: 9- 13 November 2013

Professor Frank Bates

University of Minnesota, USA
Visit Lab: 9-13 November 2013

Professor Georgios Sakellariou

University of Athens, Greece

Assistant Professor

Visit Lab: 6- 25 July 2013; 19 September- 10 October 2015

Professor Harald Pasch

University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Visit Lab: 19- 22 May 2015

Professor Jimmy W. Mays

University of Tennessee, USA
Visit Lab: 9- 13 November

Professor Julia A. Kornfield

California Institute of Technology , USA
Visit Lab: 1-10 March 2014; 10- 15 January 2015

Professor Junpo He

Fudan University, China
Visit Lab: 30 March 2014 to 5 April 2014

Professor Kakuchi Toyoji

Hokkaido University, Japan
Visit Lab: 11-16 January 2014

Professor Krzysztof Matyjaszewski

Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Visit Lab: 9- 13 November 2013

Professor Mark D. Foster

Associate Dean for Programs, Policy, and Engagement, University of Akron, USA
Visit Lab: 7-8 March 2015

Professor Martin Möller

​University of Aachen, Germany
Visit Lab: 9- 13 November 2013

Professor Mitsuo Sawamoto

Kyoto University, Japan
Visit Lab: 9- 13 November 2013

Professor Olli Ikkala

Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland
Visit Lab: 9- 13 November 2013

Professor Redouane Borsali

Director of CERMAV, Grenoble, Centre de Recherches sur les Macromolécules Végétales, France
Visit Lab: 9- 13 November 2013

Professor Robert H. Grubbs

California Institute of Technology (Caltech), USA
Visit Lab: 12 December 2013

Professor Ronald G. Larson

University of Michigan, USA
Visit Lab: 9- 13 November 2013

Professor Rudolf Faust

University of Massachusetts Lowell , USA
Visit Lab: 8 January- 21 March 2015

Professor Virgil Percec

University of Pennsylvania, USA
Visit Lab: 9- 13 November 2013

Visiting Scientists

Dr. Atieh Abu Raqabah

​SABIC Corporate Sustainability
General Manager
Visit Lab: 9-13 November 2013

Dr. Jean-Francois Lutz

CNRS, Paris ,Polymer Chemistry , Research Director
Visit Lab: 11-13 May 2014

Dr. Kedar Ratkanthwar

Ph.D. Student
Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, India
Visit Lab: 6- 25 July 2013

Dr.Nikolay Houbenov

Senior Research Associate
Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Visit Lab: 1 March- 31 May 2012

Shotaro Ito

​Ph.D. Student
Visit Lab: 11 January - 11 April 2014

Research Support

Yingying Yu

Technical Specialist

Research Interest: Organic Chemistry