Basem Moosa, PhD

Research scientists


Research Interests

Natural product synthesis, Medicinal chemistry, Cycloaddition reaction mechanisms, Drug delivery.

Selected Publications

  • ​Samai, S.; Sapsanis, C.; Patil, S.; Ezzeddine, A.; Moosa, B.; Omran, H.; Emwas, A.-H.; Salama, K.; Khashab, N. M. Light Responsive Two-Component Supramolecular Hydrogel: A Sensitive Platform for Humidity Sensors. Soft Matter 2016, 12, 2842-2845
  • ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2015, 7, 24993-24997
  • Li, S.; Moosa, B. A.; Croissant, J. G.; Khashab, N. M. Electrostatic Assembly/Disassembly of Nanoscaled Colloidosomes for Light-Triggered Cargo Release. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 6804-6808
  • Moosa, B.; Fhayli, K.; Li, S.; Julfakyan, K.; Ezzeddine, A.; Khashab, N. M. Applications of Nanodiamonds in Drug Delivery and Catalysis. J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 2014, 14, 332-343
  • Song, H. M.; Moosa, B. A.; Khashab, N. M. Water-Dispersable Hybrid Au-Pd Nanoparticles as Catalysts in Ethanol Oxidation, Aqueous Phase Suzuki-Miyaura and Heck Reactions. J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22, 15953-15959


  • 1995-1999 B.Sc. in Chemistry, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
  • 1999-2003 M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
  • 2005-2010 Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, KFUPM, Dhahran, KSA

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • Member in American Chemical Society (Saudi Chapter)


  • 2005-2010 Scholarship from ministry of higher education (KSA)
  • 2005-2010 Scholarship from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM/ KSA)

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Supramolecular self-assembly Organic macrocycles/Cages Energy intensive Separation