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

People

Khachatur Julfakyan, aka "Khach"

PhD Students
​Ph.D. (2015)

Research Interests

  • Multiple Theranostic Nanoparticles, Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery, Magnetic Nanoparticles, MRI contrasts, X-Ray CT contrasts, NIR-Laser PTT agents, Magnetic and Microwave Hyperthermia Agents, Cellular Imaging Agents, Anticancer Nanomedicine
  • Multistep Synthesis, Total Synthesis, Solid Phase Synthesis, Combinatorial Library, Cyclic Peptides Synthesis, Organic Functionalization of Nanoparticles, Polymer Coating

Selected Publications

  • Microwave-Induced Chemotoxicity of Polydopamine Coated Magnetic Nanocubes, K. Julfakyan, Y. Fatieiev, S. Alsaiari, L.Deng, .A Ezzeddine, D. Zhang, V.M. Rotello and N. M. Khashab, Int. J. Mol. Sci., 2015, 16, 18283-18292
  • Enzymatically Degradable Bridged Polysilsesquioxane Nanoparticles, Y. D. Fatieiev, J. Croissant, K. Julfakyan, L. Deng, D.H. Anjum, A. Gurinov and N. M. Khashab: Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 15046-15050
  • Applications of Nanodiamonds in Drug Delivery and Catalysis B. Moosa, K. Fhayli, S. Li, K.Julfakyan, A. Ezzeddine and N. M. Khashab: J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol, 2013, 14, 332-343
  • Total Synthesis of Malformin C, an Inhibitor of Bleomycin-Induced G2 Arrest" Y. Kojima, T. Sunazuka, K. Nagai, K. Julfakyan, T. Fukuda, H. Tomoda, S. Omura: The Journal of Antibiotics, 2008, 5, 297-302
  • Kinetics of Some Vegetable Oils Oxidation by Molecular Oxygen, A. Khachatryan, N. Beylerian, K. Julfakyan, E. Hovyan, J. Nalbandian: IT&M Chemistry, 2003, 3-2, 202-206

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Sciences, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Thuwal, KSA (expected graduation, December 2015)
  • Candidate of Chemical Sciences (ABD), Institute of Fine Organic Chemistry, Scientific - Technological Center of Organic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry of National Academy of Sciences, Yerevan, Armenia, 2008
  • Master of Sciences in Chemistry, Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia, 2004
  • Bachelor of Sciences in Chemistry, Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia, 2002

Professional Profile

  • Research Scientist. Responsibilities - design, synthesis, structure-activity relationship study of novel nootropic commercialization. Yerevan State Medical University, Yerevan, Armenia, 2009-2011
  • Invited Researcher. Responsibilities - synthetic organic chemistry of natural products, total synthesis of malformin C (cyclic pentapeptide, bleomycin induced G2 checkpoint inhibitor of cancer cells), solid phase synthesis (encoded “teabug” method), combinatorial parallel Synthesis. Kitasato Institute, Tokyo, Japan, 2006-2007
  • Researcher. Responsibilities - anticancer synthetic medicinal mhemistry, the synthesis and modification of pyrimidines and C-nucleosides, heterocyclic compounds synthesis and modification. Institute of Fine Organic Chemistry, Scientific - Technological Center of Organic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry of National Academy of Sciences, Yerevan, Armenia, 2008
  • Laboratory Assistant/Chemist. Responsibilities  - microbial and analytical chemistry, chemical support for biotechnological processes. Center of Microbiology and Microbial Depository of National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, Abovyan, Armenia

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • Member of American Chemical Society

Awards

  • 2nd Place Winner of Best Poster Award in Advances in Functional Materials - 2015 Conference in New York, USA, 2 Jul, 2015
  • KAUST Full Scholarship – 2011
  • Kitasato Medal - Tokyo, Japan - 2007
  • Kitasato Research Exchange Scholarship, Tokyo, Japan – 2006