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


Safa’a Al-Rehili

PhD Students

Ph.D. Student (4th year, Subgroup Green)​​

Research Interests

Controlled drug release and delivery, nanomaterials

Selected Publications

  • Al-Rehili, S.; Fhayli, K.; Hammami, M. A.; Moosa, B.; Patil, S.; Zhang, D.; Alharbi, O.; Hedhili, M. N.; Möhwald, H.; Khashab, N. M. Anisotropic Self-Assembly of Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Microtoroids. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b10080
  • Deng, L.; Li, Q.; Al-Rehili, S. A.; Omar, H.; Almalik, A.; Alshamsan, A.; Zhang, J.; Khashab, N. M. Hybrid Iron Oxide-Graphene Oxide-Polysaccharides Microcapsule: A Micro-Matryoshka for On-demand Drug Release and Antitumor Therapy In Vivo. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2016, 8, 6859-6868


  • ​2014- Present PhD. Department of Chemical science, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2012- 2015 M.S. Department of Chemistry, Taibah University, Al-Madinah, Saudi Arabia
  • 2005-2009 B.S. Department of Chemistry, Taibah University, Al-Madinah, Saudi Arabia

KAUST Affiliations

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