Fatimah Abdullah Aldakheel

PhD Students


Research Interests

Anionic polymerization, functionalized polymer, hybrid materials, silica nanoparticles, ATRP


  • ​M.S. Chemistry, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, USA, 2017
  • B.S. Chemistry, University of Dammam (Colleges of Science for Girls in Dammam), Dammam, Eastern Region, KSA, 2013

Professional Profile

  • ​2018-Present: PhD Student, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia


  • Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission (SACM), Chicago, U.S.A 2014-2017, Awarded scholarship to study in the United States based on high academic achievement
  • Deanship Agency of Students’ Affairs of Dammam University, More than five awards for participation in nonacademic activities during the four academic years.
  • Colleges of Science for Girls in Dammam, Award for the candidates whose GPA is 3.500 or higher, in the academic year 2013.
  • Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Science & Technology Center, Scitech Khobar, Saudi Arabia 2009, Win a first place on produce a creative program by using Visual basic.

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Anionic Polymerization Hybrid materials Silica nanoparticles ATRP Functionalized polymers