Amandine Cadiau, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow​


Research Interests

Dr. Cadiau’s research is mainly concerned with the synthesis/characterization of new MOFs including or not fluorine atoms.Because the structure of these crystalline materials is essential to understand the relationship with properties, like gas sorption, she’s developed a strong background on structure determination by powder or single-crystal diffractometry. Dr. Cadiau has also developed skills in solid state NMR and photoluminescence characterization.

Selected Publications

  • Self-referencing nanothermometer based on an emissive Ln3+- organic Framework
    A. Cadiau, C.D.S. Brites, P.M.F.J. Costa, R.A.S. Ferreira, J. Rocha, L.D. Carlos
    ACS Nano, 7(8), 7213, (2013)
  • Hydrothermal synthesis, ab-initio structure determination and NMR study of the first mixed Cu/Al fluorinated MOF
    A. Cadiau, S. Auguste, F. Taulelle, C. Martineau, K. Adil
    Cryst. Eng. Comm, 15, 3430, (2013)
  • Investigation of the composition space diagram of the ZnF2-HAm2TAZ-HF-H2O chemical system and structural characterization of a new fluorinated guanazolate MOF [Zn3F2]•[Am2TAZ]4
    A. Cadiau , C. Martineau , F. Taulelle, K. Adil
    J. Fluorine Chem., 150, 104, (2013)
  • Highly emissive Zn-Ln metal-organic frameworks with an unusual 3D inorganic subnetwork
    C.B. Liu, R.A.S. Ferreira, F.A. Almeida Paz, A. Cadiau, L.D. Carlos, L.S. Fu, J. Rocha, F.-N. Shi
    Chem. Commun. , 48, 7964-7966, (2012)
  • Structural flexibility and intrinsic dynamics in the M2(2,6-ndc)2(dabco) (M = Ni, Cu, Co, Zn) metal-organic frameworks
    I. Senkovska, N. Klein, H. Hoffman, A. Cadiau, J. Getzschmann, M.R. Lohe, S. Paasch, T. Heydenreich, K. Adil, E. Brunner, S. Kaske
    J. Mat. Chem., 22, 10303-10312, (2012)
  • SMARTER crystallography of the fluorinated inorganic-organic compound Zn3Al2F12•[HAmTAZ]6
    C. Martineau, A. Cadiau, B. Bouchevreau, J. Senker, F. Taulelle, K. Adil
    Dalton Trans., 41, 6232-6241, (2012)


  • Ph.D., Solid state chemistry, Université du Maine - Le Mans, France, 2010 ,  “From hybrid fluoroaluminates to porous fluorinated materials type MOF : crystallochemistry and spectroscopic studies“. Université du Maine – Le Mans, France.
  • M.Sc., Molecular Engineering and Functional Materials, specializing in solid state chemistry, Université du Maine, Le Mans, France, 2007

Professional Profile

  • 2013-present: Postdoctoral Fellow, Advanced Membranes & Porous Materials Center, KAUST, Thuwal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • 2013: Postdoctoral Fellow, Porous solid materials group, Institut Lavoisier, Université de Versailles-St. Quentin en Yveline, Versailles, France.
  • 2012-2013: Postdoctoral Fellow, CICECO, Aveiro University, Portugal
  • 2011-2012: Postdoctoral Fellow, Inorganic chemistry group, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany


  • Thesis Price 2011 from French Society of Crystallography

KAUST Affiliations

Advanced Membranes & Porous Materials Center (AMPM)
Functional Materials Design, Discovery & Development (FMD3)

Research Interests Keywords

X-Ray crystallography MOF synthesis MOF characterization Metal Organic Frameworks Gas sorption