Ali Trabolsi

Ali Trabolsi is an Associate Professor and Program Head of Chemistry at New York University Abu Dhabi. He received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from the Lebanese University in Beirut (Lebanon). In 2002, he moved to Strasbourg (France), where he obtained an M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry (2003) and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry (2006). He then joined the group of Sir J. Fraser Stoddart (2016 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry) as a postdoctoral scholar at UCLA (USA), where he spent one year before relocating with the Stoddart group to Northwestern University in Evanston (USA). From 2009 to 2011, he worked at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia as a research scientist in the Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Center. In 2011, Professor Trabolsi joined New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) in the United Arab Emirates as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to tenured Associate Professor in September 2017. At NYUAD, Dr. Trabolsi's group pursues research in the areas of molecular topology, supramolecular chemistry, and materials chemistry for health and environmental applications. His publications include 87 peer-reviewed journal papers, 2 book chapters, and 3 US patents.

Most research interests for a scientist

Supramolecular chemistry, Self-assembled materials, Materials for health and environmental applications. Nanotopology (knots and links: synthesis and applications)


Physical Chemistry