Vera Solovyeva, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postoctoral Fellow


Research Interests

Dr. Solovyeva's research interests are related to design, synthesis and application of new organic compounds in metal-organic frameworks construction, nanomaterial fabrication, pharmaceutics, medicinal chemistry and catalysis.

Selected Publications

  • Cooperative catalysis with block-copolymer micelles: a combinatorial approach
    K.V. Bukhryakov, V. Desyatkin, J.-P. O'Shea, S.R. Almahdali, V.A. Solovyeva, V.O. Rodionov
    ACS Combinatorial Science, Volume 17, Issue 2, 76-80, (2015)
  • One-pot synthesis of Au@SiO2 catalysts: a Click Chemistry Approach
    V.A. Solovyeva, K.B. Vu, Z. Merican, R. Sougrat, V.O. Rodionov
    ACS Combinatorial Science, Volume 16, Issue 10, 513-517, (2014)
  • Sequence-controlled copolymers of 2,3,4,5-Pentafluorostyrene: a mechanistic insight and application to organocatalysis
    J.-P. O’Shea, V.A. Solovyeva, X. Guo, J. Zhao, N. Hadjichristidis, V.O. Rodionov
    >Polymer Chemistry, Issue 5, 698-701, (2014)
  • Functionalized α-Bromocyclopropylmagnesium bromides: generation and certain reactions
    V.A. Solov’eva, M.S. Baird, I.G. Bolesov
    Russian Journal of Organic Chemistry Int. Ed., Volume 49, Issue 11, 1580-1593, (2013)
  • A very large diversity space of synthetically accessible compounds for use with drug design programs
    S. Nikitin, N. Zaitseva, O. Demina, V. Solovieva, E. Mazin, S. Michalev, M. Smolov, A. Rubinov, P. Vlasov, D. Lepikhin, D. Khachko, V. Fokin, C. Queen, V. Zosimov
    Journal of Computer-Aided Molecular Design, Volume 19, Issue 1, 47-64, (2005)


  • Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, MSU, Moscow, Russia, 2007
  • M.Sc., Chemistry, MSU, Moscow, Russia, 2002

Professional Profile

  • 2014–Present: Postdoctoral fellow, Advanced Membranes & Porous Materials Center, KAUST, Thuwal, KSA
  • 2011–2014: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST Catalysis Center, KAUST, Thuwal, KSA
  • 2007–2011: Senior Research Scientist, Chemical Diversity Research Institute, Moscow, Russia

Scientific and Professional Membership

American Chemical Society (ACS)

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Catalysis Nanomaterials Metal Organic Frameworks Organic synthesis Medicinal chemistry Drug design