Lukman Alimi, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellows

Current

Research Interest

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 Membership

  • ​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)​

Research Interests Keywords

Crystallography Smart materials Bionanotechnology