Shahad Alsaiari

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow​


Research Interest

Fabrication of solid nanoparticles for drug delivery

Selected Publications

  • ​Alsaiari, S. K.; Hammami, M. A.; Croissant, J. G.; Omar, H. W.; Neelakanda, P.; Yapici, T.; Peinemann, K.-V.; Khashab, N. M. Colloidal Gold Nanoclusters Spiked Silica Fillers in Mixed Matrix Coatings: Simultaneous Detection and Inhibition of Healthcare-Associated Infections. Adv. Healthcare Mater. 2017, 1601135
  • Martins, P.; Alsaiari, S.; Julfakyan, K.; Nie, Z.; Khashab, N. M. Self-Assembled Lipoprotein Based Gold Nanoparticles for Detection and Photothermal Disaggregation of beta-Amyloid Aggregates. Chem. Commun. 2017, DOI: 10.1039/C6CC09085K
  • Omar, H.; Croissant, J. G.; Alamoudi, K.; Alsaiari, S.; Alradwan, I.; Majrashi, M. A.; Anjum, D. H.; Martins, P.; Moosa, B.; Almalik, A.; Khashab, N. M. Biodegradable Magnetic Silica@Iron Oxide Nanovectors with Ultra-Large Mesopores for High Protein Loading, Magnetothermal Release, and Delivery. J. Controlled Release 2016, DOI: 10.1016/j.jconrel.2016.11.032
  • 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
  • Croissant, J. G.; Zhang, D.; Alsaiari, S.; Lu, J.; Deng, L.; Tamanoi, F.; Zink, J. I.; Khashab, N. M. Protein-Gold Clusters-Capped Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles for High Drug Loading, Autonomous Gemcitabine/Doxorubicin Co-Delivery, and In-Vivo Tumor Imaging. J. Controlled Release 2016, 229, 183-191


  • 2013 -                PhD, Department of Bioscience. King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
  • 2012 - 2013      M.S., Department of Bioscience. King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
  • 2008 - 2011      B.Sc. Medical  Laboratory Technology -Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, King Abdulaziz University.


  • 2015: 3rd prize for the best poster presentation award in International Symposium: "Advances in nanoparticulate carriers - Applications in diseases and infections", Pasteur Institute in Paris, France.
  • 2012: 2nd place in The International Research Competition for Undergraduates, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, KSA

KAUST Affiliations

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