Abdellatif Ait Lahcen, Ph.D.


​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

Abdellatif's research interests are focused on developing biomimetic sensors based on Molecularly Imprinted Polymers (MIPs) and highly conducting nanostructured materials, characterization and application of the electrochemical sensors in environmental monitoring, food safety and clinical diagnosis.

Selected Publications

  • Fast route for the synthesis of decorated nanostructured magnetic molecularly imprinted polymers using an ultrasoun... 
    A.A.Lahcen, J.J. García-Guzmán, J.M. Palacios-Santander, L.Cubillana-Aguillera, A. Amine
    Ultrasonics sonochemistry, (2019)
  • Recent Advances in Electrochemical Sensors Based on Molecularly Imprinted Polymers and Nanomaterials 
    A.A.Lahcen, and Aziz Amine
    Electroanalysis 31.2: 188-201, (2019)
  • Label-free electrochemical sensor based on spore-imprinted polymer for Bacillus cereus spore detection 
    A.A.Lahcen, F. Arduini, F. Lista, A. Amine
    Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 276: 114-120, (2018)
  • Synthesis and electrochemical characterization of nanostructured magnetic molecularly imprinted polymers for 17-β-e... 
    A.A.Lahcen, A.A. Baleg, P. Baker, E. Iwuoha,A. Amine
    Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 241: 698-705, (2017)
  • Molecularly imprinted polymer-decorated magnetite nanoparticles for selective sulfonamide detection 
    A. Zamora-Gálvez*, A. Ait-Lahcen*, L.A. Mercante, E. Morales-Narváez, A. Amine, A. Merko...
    Analytical chemistry 88,: 3578-3584, (2016)
  • Voltammetric determination of sulfonamides using paste electrodes based on various carbon nanomaterials 
    A.A. Lahcen, S.A. Errayess, A. Amine
    Microchimica Acta 183: 2169-2176, (2016)


  • ​Ph.D. –in Analytical Chemistry, Hassan II University of Casablanca (Morocco), 2018
  • MSc – In Chemistry and Valorization from Hassan II University of Casablanca (Morocco) 2013
  • Bachelor in Chemistry, Ibn Zohr University of Agadir (Morocco) 2011

Professional Profile

​March 2019-Current: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


  • Young Scientist Award by Elsevier ‘Materials Science and Surface Technology ‘, Istanbul, Turkey 2019
  • Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing for Elsevier Biosensors and Bioelectronics Journal, October 2018
  • Best oral communication, Second edition of the doctoral day, Faculty of Science & Technology, Hassan II University of Casablanca, Morocco 2017

Research Interests Keywords

Electrochemical Sensors Molecularly Imprinted Polymers