Osama Shekhah, Ph.D.

Research Scientists

​Research Scientist

Research Interest

​Surface chemistry, material chemistry, thin films, porous materials

Selected Publications

  • A smart microelectromechanical sensor and switch triggered by gas 
    A. Bouchaala, N. Jaber, O. Shekhah, V. Chernikova, M. Eddaoudi and M.I. Younis
    Appl. Phys. Lett., 109, 013502-1-4, (2016)
  • A fine-tuned fluorinated MOF addresses the needs for trace CO2 removal and air capture using physisorption 
    P.M. Bhatt, Y. Belmabkhout, A. Cadiau, K. Adil, O. Shekhah, A. Shkurenko, L.J. Barbour, M....
    Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138, pp. 9301-9307, (2016)
  • Advanced fabrication method for the preparation of MOF thin films: liquid-phase epitaxy approach meets spin coating... 
    V. Chernikova, O. Shekhah and M. Eddaoudi 
    ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 8, 20459-20464, (2016)
  • Nonlinear-based MEMS sensors and active switches for gas detection 
    A. Bouchaala, N. Jaber, O. Yassine O. Shekhah, V. Chernikova, M. Eddaoudi and M.I. Younis
    Sensors, 16, 758, (2016)
  • Quest for anionic MOF membranes: continuous sod-ZMOF membrane with CO2 adsorption-driven selectivity 
    B.A. Al-Maythalony, O. Shekhah, R. Swaidan, Y. Belmabkhout, I. Pinnau, and M. Eddaoudi
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 137 (5), pp. 1754-1757, (2015)
  • Made-to-order metal-organic frameworks for trace carbon dioxide removal and air capture 
    O. Shekhah, Y. Belmabkhout, Z. Chen, V. Guillerm, A. Cairns, K. Adil, M. Eddaoudi
    Nat. Commun. 5, 4228, (2014)
  • The liquid phase epitaxy method for the construction of oriented ZIF-8 thin films with controlled growth on functi... 
    O. Shekhah, M. Eddaoudi
    Chem.Commun., 49, 10079, (2013)
  • A facile solvent-free synthesis route for the assembly of a highly CO2 selective and H2S tolerant NiSIFSIX metal–or... 
    O. Shekhah, Y. Belmabkhout, K. Adil, P.M. Bhatt, A.J. Cairns, M. Eddaoudi 
    Chem. Commun., 51, 13595-13598, (2015)
  • Tunable rare earth fcu-MOF platform: access to adsorption kinetics driven gas/vapor separations via pore size contr... 
    D.-X. Xue, Y. Belmabkhout, O. Shekhah, H. Jiang, K. Adil, A.J. Cairns, M. Eddaoudi
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 137(15), 5034-5040, (2015)
  • The liquid phase epitaxy method for the construction of oriented ZIF-8 thin films with controlled growth on functio... 
    O. Shekhah, and M. Eddaoudi
    Chemical Communications, 49, 10079-10081, (2013)

Education

  • ​PhD in Chemistry, Free University Berlin, Germany, 2004
  • Master in Chemistry, Yarmouk University, Jordan, 1997
  • Bachelor in Chemistry, Yarmouk University,  Jordan, 1995

Professional Profile

  • ​2010-2011: Group leader at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology , Germany
  • 2006-2010: Researcher and Group leader Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
  • 2005-2006: Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University, USA
  • 2004-2005: Postdoctoral Fellow, Fritz Haber Institute Berlin

Scientific and Professional Membership

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

MOFs thin films Catalysis sensing