Sachin P. Patil, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow (Subgroup I: Industrial materials)


Research Interest

​My research interests include the, design, synthesis and characterization of functional material and their applications in supramolecular assemblies, drug/DNA/RNA delivery agents, water/gas purification and biosensing.

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
  • Patil, S.; Moosa, B.; Alsaiari, S.; Alamoudi, K.; Alshamsan, A.; Almailk, A.; Adil, K.; Eddaoudi, M.; Khashab, N. Supramolecular Self-Assembly of Histidine-Capped-Dialkoxy-Anthracene: A Visible Light Triggered Platform for facile siRNA Delivery. Chem. - Eur. J. 2016, 22, 13789–13793
  • 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
  • Lee, I. J.; Patil, S.; Fhayli, K.; Alsaiari, S.;  Khashab, N. M. Probing Structural Changes of Self Assembled i-Motif DNAChem. Commun. 2015, 51, 3747-3749


  • Ph.D., Postdoctoral fellow, Pohang University of science and technology (POSTECH), South Korea, 2013
  • M. Sc., Chemistry, SRTMU, Maharashtra, India, 2004
  • B. Sc., SRTMU, Maharashtra, India, 1999

Professional Profile

  • 2014 -Present: Postdoctoral fellow, Smart Hybrid Materials group, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2013-2014: Postdoctoral fellow, Pohang University of science and technology (POSTECH), South Korea
  • 2005-2007: Project assistant, National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), India

KAUST Affiliations

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