Buddha Shrestha, Ph.D.

Research Scientists

Research Scientist

Research Interest

  • Atomistic level understanding of interfaces, nano-engineering and rational design for electrochemical applications.
  • Molecular level understanding of arrangements of molecules and interplay & influence of hydrogen bonding, electrostatic force, Van der Waals force,  etc. in hydrophobic forces
  • Nanoscale characterization of the interaction of polymers with biological interfaces to optimize their properties for lubrication and bio-adhesion.​​


​​​Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, 

Professional Profile

  • 2017-Present: Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2015-2017: Postdoctoral Associate,  GRUM Fellow, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Canada
  • 2014-2015:  Visiting Scientist, Institute for Materials Research IMO, Hasselt University, Belgium
  • 2013-2015:  Max Planck Postdoctoral Fellow, Max-Planck-Institut fur Eisenforschung,​​​ GmbH, Dusseldorf, Germany 

Scientific and Professional Membership

​​Canad​ian Society of Chemistry


  • Group de Recherche Universitaire sur le Medicament (GRUM), University of Montreal: 1-year academic research
  • Best presentation award at AFAM (Axe Formulation et Analyse du Medicament) Annual Conference, University of Montreal, Canada 

KAUST Affiliations

​Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC)

Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division (BESE)

Research Interests Keywords

​​Hydrophobic interaction Bio-lubrication Bio-adhesion Electrochemistry Catalysis