Mahmoud Ibrahim, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest

I am highly interested in investigating the chemistries and the physics of the reactions at the air-water interface through different studies which include acid-base reactions, specific-ion effects, catalysis, ocean-atmosphere exchange, and interactions of atmospheric gases with surfaces coated with aqueous layers. Additionally, using my expertise in Nanoparticles synthesis, I am interested in finding solutions for common superhydrophobic material degradation problems by implanting on-surface nanocatalysts. 


  • Ph.D. Chemistry, Engineering of Metal Nanoparticles Group, LCC, Toulouse, France, 2016
  • M2R, International Master in Molecular Catalysis and Green Chemistry, University of Rennes 1, France, 2012
  • M1, Molecular Chemistry - Lebanese University - Faculty of Sciences I, Beirut, Lebanon, 2011B.S. Chemistry, Lebanese University - Faculty of Sciences I, Beirut, Lebanon, 2010

Professional Profile

  • ​2018-Current: Postdoctoral Fellow at KAUST Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC), KSA
  • 2016-2018: Postdoctoral Fellow at KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC), KSA
  • 2015- 2016: Research Engineer at Laboratory of Coordination Chemistry (LCC-CNRS), Toulouse, France
  • July-Sep 2015: Research Stay at National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore
  • July-Sep 2014: Research Stay at National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore
  • Oct-Jan 2013: Research Stay at University of Sao Paulo (USP), Brazil

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC)
  • Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

​Water Surface Interface Wetting Nanoparticles Catalysis