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Hicham Hamoudi

ICYS-MANA Researcher


    • Specialty:

      • Surface Science
        • Academic degree:

          • Ph. D, University of Paris Sud, France (2009)

Educational & Research History

2012 - Present
2009 - 2011
Postdoctoral researcher, Heidelberg University
2006 - 2009
PhD Researcher, University of Paris Sud France
2005 - 2006
M.S, University of Marne-la-Vallee and Ecole National Superieure de Chimie of Paris
1996 - 2001
Master degree in chemical physics. University of Batna, Algeria
Baccalaureate in Exacts science. Batna, Algeria

Research Interests

My main interests:(1) basic understanding of hybrid materials, such as the self-assembly phenomena in ultra-thin organic films on metals, semiconductors, and insulator substrates; (2) Interaction between metallic structures and ultra-thin metallic films on monomolecular organic support (SAMs); (3) The design of monomolecular films for different applications: sensors and catalytically active surfaces ; (4) molecular electronics based on self-assembled monolayers (fabrication and design of the memory storage and transistors); (5) Nano-surface science for medicines; (6) Electrochemistry; (7) Theoretical and Computational surface science.

Selected Papers

  1. Self-Assembly of Pyridine-Substituted Alkanethiols on Gold: The Electronic Structure Puzzle in the Ortho- and Para-Attachment of Pyridine to the Molecular Chain
    H. Hamoudi, K. Doring, F. Chesneau, H. Lang and M. Zharnikov
    J. Phys. Chem. C, 2012, 116, 861-870.
  2. X-ray spectroscopy characterization of self-assembled monolayers of nitrile-substituted oligo(phenylene ethynylene)s with variable chain length
    H. Hamoudi, P. Kao, A. Nefedov, D. L. Allara and M. Zharnikov
    Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2012, 3, 12-24.
  3. Orbital-dependent charge transfer dynamics in conjugated molecules arranged in self-assembled monolayer fashion
    H. Hamoudi, S. Neppl, P. Kao, B. Schupbach, P. Feulner, A. Terfort, D. Allara and Michael Zharnikov
    Phys. Rev. Lett., 2011, 107, 027801.
  4. Disorder, solvent effects and substitutional self-assembly of alkane dithiols from alkane thiol SAMs
    H. Hamoudi, C. Dablemont and V. A. Esaulov
    Surface Science, 2011, 605, 116-120.
  5. Chain-length-dependent branching of irradiation-induced processes in alkanethiolate selfassembled monolayers
    H. Hamoudi, F. Chesneau and M. Zharnikov
    J. Phys. Chem. C, 2011, 115, 534-541.
  6. On the self assembly of short chain alkanedithiols
    H. Hamoudi, Z. Guo, M. Prato, C. Dablemont, W. Q. Zheng, B. Bourguignon, M. Canepa and V. A. Esaulov,
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2008, 10, 6836-6841