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

People

Lukman Alimi, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellows

Research Interests

Dr. Lukman's research interests focus on the design, preparation and characterization of smart materials.

Selected Publications

Reversible thermosalience of 4-aminobenzonitrile 
L.O. Alimi, D.P. van Heerden, P. Lama, V.J. Smith and L.J. Barbour
Chemical Communications, 54, 6208-6211, 2018

Hand-twistable plastically deformable crystals of a rigid small organic molecule 
L.O. Alimi, P. Lama, V.J. Smith and L.J. Barbour
Chemical Communications, 54, 2994-2997, 2018​

Large volumetric thermal expansion of a novel organic cocrystal over a wide temperature range 
L.O. Alimi, P. Lama, V.J. Smith and L.J. Barbour
Crystal Engineering Communication, 20, 631-635, 2018

Hydration-dependent anomalous thermal expansion behavior in a coordination polymer 
P. Lama, L.O. Alimi, R.K. Das and L.J. Barbour
Chemical Communications, 52, 3231-3234, 2016

Education

  • ​Ph.D., Chemistry, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2018​

Professional Profile

  • ​2019-Present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia​

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • ​Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), United Kingdom.
  • South African Chemical Institute (SACI), South Africa.
  • South African Crystallographic Society (SACrS), South Africa​

Awards

  • ​Royal Society of Chemistry, Travel Grants, United Kingdom, 2015
  • Newton Fund International Scholarship, United Kingdom, 2016​

KAUST Affiliations

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