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


Phuong Hoang

PhD Students

Research Interests

Optical sensor design and fabrication, using plasmonic nanostructures to enhance Raman signal for sensitive and selective detection of chemical and biological compounds.

Selected Publications

  • Chen, Y.; Tao, J.; Hammami, M. A.; Hoang, P.; Khashab, N. M. Self-Assembly of Single-Crystal Silver Micro-Flakes on Reduced Graphene Oxide and Their Use in Ultrasensitive Sensors. Adv. Mater. Interfaces 2016, 3, 1500658.
  • Hoang, P.; Khashab, N. M. Non-Resonant Large Format SERS Substrates for Selective Detection and Quantification of Xylene Isomers. Chem. Mater. 2017, 29, 1994−1998.​


  • 2014 - Present: M.S./PhD, Department of Chemical Sciences, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, KSA
  • 2010-2014: BS Chemical Engineer and BS Chemistry, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • ACS, SPE, Engineers Without Borders, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Beta Kappa

KAUST Affiliations

  • Advanced Membrane & Porous Materials (AMPM)
  • Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)