Ayalew H. Assen

PhD Students

PhD Student​


Research Interests

Ayalew Assen’s research interest concern the design, synthesis and characterization of new Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) that can be used for various technological applications.

Selected Publications

  • Coordination polymers of uranium(IV) terephthalates
    C. Falaise, A. Assen, I. Mihalcea, C. Volkringer , A. Mesbah, N. Dacheux and T. Loiseau
    Dalton Trans., 44, 2639-2649, (2015)


  • M.Sc., Advanced Spectroscopy in Chemistry (ASC), University of Lille 1, Lille, France, 2013
  • M.Sc., Organic Chemistry, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2009
  • B.Ed., Chemistry, Debub University, Dilla, Ethiopia, 2006

Professional Profile

  • 2009-2011: Assistant Lecturer, Dilla University, Ethiopia

KAUST Affiliations

Advanced Membranes & Porous Materials Center (AMPM)
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Metal Organic Frameworks Catalysis Gas/water purification MOF synthesis MOF characterization Gas separations