Aleksander Shkurenko, Ph.D.

Center Staff

Staff Scientist

Research Interests

Dr. Shkurenko's broad research interest is mainly concerned with the structure-property relationship of the crystalline materials. Large experience in the various aspects of single crystal and powder diffractometry is essential in structure determination, property elucidation and developing new porous materials based on Metal-Organic Framework.

Selected Publications

  • Fluorinated MOF platform for selective removal and sensing of SO2 from flue gas and air 
    M.R. Tchalala, P.M. Bhatt, K.N. Chappanda, S.R. Tavares, K. Adil, Y. Belmabkhout, A. Shkur...
    Nature Communicationsvolume 10, Article number: 1328, (2019)
  • A Tailor-Made Interpenetrated MOF with Exceptional Carbon-Capture Performance from Flue Gas 
    W. Liang, P.M. Bhatt, A. Shkurenko, K. Adil, G. Mouchaham, H. Aggarwal, A. Mallick, A. Jam...
    Chem, Volume 5, issue 4, pp. 950-963, (2019)
  • Natural gas upgrading using a fluorinated MOF with tuned H2S and CO2 adsorption selectivity 
    Y. Belmabkhout, P.M. Bhatt, K. Adil, R.S. Pillai, A. Cadiau, A. Shkurenko, G. Maurin, L. G...
    Nature Energy, (2018)
  • Reticular Chemistry in Action: A Hydrolytically Stable MOF Capturing Twice Its Weight in Adsorbed Water 
    S.M.T. Abtab, D. Alezi, P.M. Bhatt, A. Shkurenko, Y. Belmabkhout, H. Aggarwal, Ł.J. Weseli...
    Chem, volume 4, issue 1, pp. 94-10, (2018)
  • A Fine-Tuned MOF for Gas and Vapor Separation: A Multipurpose Adsorbent for Acid Gas Removal, Dehydration, and BTX ... 
    M.I.H. Mohideen, R.S. Pillai, K. Adil, P.M. Bhatt, Y. Belmabkhout, A. Shkurenko, G. Maurin...
    Chem, volume 2, issue 1, pp. 52-80, (2017)
  • Hydrolytically stable fluorinated metal-organic frameworks for energy-efficient dehydration 
    A. Cadiau, Y. Belmabkhout, K. Adil, P. M. Bhatt, R. S. Pillai, A. Shkurenko, C. Martineau-...
    Science, Vol. 356, No. 6339, pp. 731-735, (2017)


Ph.D., Chemistry, Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland, 2014.

Professional Profile

  • ​2019-present: Research Scientist, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.
  • 2015-2019: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.
  • 2006-2015: Research assistant, Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland.

Research Interests Keywords

X-ray diffraction Crystal structure determination metal-organic frameworks weak interactions, H bonding