Haleema Alamri, (2012-2016)

PhD Students

Director of the Energy Technology Foresight Department, Ministry of Energy, Saudi Arabia


Research Interests

  • Synthesis and characterization of new polymer architectures with well-controlled molecular structure, and application of these novel polymers
  • Synthesis of polymer using metal-free catalytic system

Selected Publications

  • Phosphazene-Catalyzed Ring Opening Polymerization of Ɛ-Caprolactone: Influence of Solvent and Initiator
    H. Alamri, J. Zhao, D. Pahovink, and N. Hadjichristidis
    Polymer Chemistry, 5,5471-5478 (2014)
  • Integrative synthesis of coordination polymers, metal oxides, and alloys magnetic nanoparticles in MSU mesoporous silica
    H. Alamri, N. Ballot, Y. Guari, J. Larionova, K. Kleinke, H. Kleinge, and E.Prouzet
    Chemical Materials, 26 (2), 875–885, (2014)
  • A facile metal-free “grafting-from” route from acrylamide-based substrate toward complex macromolecular combs
    J. Zhao, H. Alamri, and N. Hadjichristidis
    Chemical Communications, 49, 7079-7081, (2013)


  • M.Sc., Nanotechnology and Chemistry, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada, 2012
  • B.Sc., Applied Science, Chemistry, Umm- Al Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia, 2003

Professional Profile

  • 2013-present: PhD student, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2005-2008: High School Chemistry teacher, Makkah, Saudi Arabia


  • King Abdullah scholarship-program to pursue a master degree in Chemistry and Nanotechnology program in Canada, (2009-2012)
  • KAUST fellowship award for PhD program

KAUST Affiliations

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