Safiya Khaleel Alhashmi

Safiya Alhashmi received her B.Sc. (2019) degree in Chemical Engineering from Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KUST), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, where she studied Thermo-responsive hydrogels. She also worked as an undergraduate research assistant focusing on the synthesis of hierarchical zeolites using inorganic solutions and controlling their morphology and crystal size. Currently, She is a PhD candidate at Rice University in the Chemical and Biomolecular engineering department and a member of the Verduzco Polymer Lab. Her current research at Rice focuses on a newly emerging class of porous polymeric materials known as Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs) for water treatment and energy storage applications. 

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The goal of her work is focused on using nanoengineering principles to tailor revamped synthetic routes to COF syntheses that enable their processing to macroscopic physical configurations for their use in advanced applications. She is also interested in optimizing the transport and mechanical properties of COF films.