Valeriya Chernikova

PhD Students

PhD Student​


Research Interests

Valeriya Chernikova's research interests are focused on the synthesis and characterization of Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) thin films, which includes pure MOF thin films, or the films of the MOF nanoparticles imbedded into polymer matrix. As a consequence of MOF porosity, She is mostly interested in the applying such films in the area of membrane separation and gas sensing.


  • M.Sc., Physical Chemistry, Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Chemistry Department, 2013

Professional Profile

  • 2011-2013: Researcher , The Laboratory of Catalysis and Gas Electrochemistry (CGE), MSU, Moscow, Russia
  • 2011-2013: Researcher, XAS, XRD, Tomography Synchrotron Stations, Russian Research Center "Kurchatov Institute", Moscow, Russia
  • 2012: Researcher – X-ray and Neutron Tomography, Summer Internship, Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin, Berlin, Germany

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Catalysis, Materials modeling Nanomaterials Scientific visualization X-Ray crystallography MOF characterization Metal Organic Frameworks