Research Interests

​My current research consists in developing materials with improved/tunable properties for targeted applications (gas storage, separation, catalysis etc.)


Selected Publications

  • Environmentally friendly fire-resistant epoxy resins based on a new oligophosphonate with high flame retardant effi...
    C. Hamciuc, T. Vlad-Bubulac, D. Serbezeanu, I.D. Carja, E. Hamciuc, G. Lisa, V. Forrat Pér...
    RSC Advances, 6, 22764-22776, (2016)
  • Synthesis and photophysical study of some new highly thermostable blue fluorescent poly(1,3,4-oxadiazole-imide)s co...
    C. Hamciuc, M. Homocianu, E. Hamciuc, I.D. Carja
    Reactive and Functional polymers, 103, 17-25, (2016)
  • Synthesis and characterization of new dual stimuli-responsive bisazobenzene derivatives
    M. Homocianu, D. Serbezeanu, I.D. Carja, A.M. Macsim, T. Vlad-Bubulac, A. Airinei
    RSC Advances, 6, 49980-49987, (2016)
  • Design and synthesis of polyimide – Gold nanofibers with tunable optical properties
    D. Serbezeanu, A.M. Popa, I. Sava, I.D. Carja, M. Amberg, R.M. Rossi, G. Fortunato
    European Polymer Journal, 64, 10-20, (2015)
  • Blue light-emitting polyamide and poly(amide-imide)s containing 1,3,4-oxadiazole ring in the side chain
    C. Hamciuc, E. Hamciuc, M. Homocianu, A. Nicolescu, I.D. Carja
    Dyes and Pigments, 114, 110- 125, (2015)

Education Profile

  • 2009-2013: Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry, “Petru Poni” Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Iasi, Romania
  • 2009-2011: M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Faculty of Chemistry, Iasi, Romania
  • 2006-2009: B.Sc. in Chemistry, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Faculty of Chemistry, Iasi, Romania

Professional Profile

  • ​Since Nov. 2016: Postdoctoral Fellow, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • Nov. 2015 – Oct. 2016: Postdoctoral Fellow, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Solar and Photovoltaics Engineering Research Center, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • July – Oct. 2015: Research Scientist, "Petru Poni" Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Iasi, Romania
  • Oct. 2009 – June 2015: Research Assistant, "Petru Poni" Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Iasi, Romania

Scientific and Professional Memberships

​Romanian Society of Chemistry


KAUST Affiliations

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