Smart Hybrid Materials (SHMs)
مختبر شمس لعلوم النانو
Self-Assembled Nanomaterials for Biomedical, Sensing and Separation Applications


Aliyah Fakim

PhD Students

Research Interests

Aliyah is interested in the synthesis of smart organic-inorganic hybrid materials that respond to stimuli to deliver drugs directly to diseased cells to reduce harming healthy parts of the body.


  • ​​M.Sc., Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry with Industrial Placement, University of Glasgow, 2019

Professional Profile

  • 2017 - 2018 Placement Student in the Flexible Discovery Unit at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Stevenage, UK
  • 2015 - Intern at Centre International de Développement Pharmaceutique (CIDP), Mauritus​

KAUST Affiliations

  • Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Center (AMPMC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)​​