Dr. Hakkim Vovusha

Postdoctoral Fellows

Research Interests

Understanding various interactions of small molecules, gas molecules and biomolecules with two dimensional nanomaterials such as graphene, graphene oxide, molybdenum disulfide etc. using state of the art density functional theory.

Selected Publications

  • Hakkim Vovusha, Suparna Sanyal and Biplab Sanyal,” Interaction of Nucleobases and Aromatic Amino Acids with Graphene Oxide and Graphene Flakes” J. Phys. Chem. Lett 4, 3710- 3718 (2013).
  • Adsorption of nucleobases on 2D transition-metal dichalcogenides and graphene sheet. RSC-Advances, 5, 67427-67434 (2015). 


  • 2013- PhD in Computational Chemistry, University of Madras, India
  • 2005-2007, MSc in Chemistry, School of Chemistry, Madurai Kamaraj University, India
  • 2002-2005, BSc in Chemistry(Spl), Department of Chemistry, The American College, Madurai, India 

Professional Profile

  • 2015-present, Postdoc, KAUST, KSA
  • ​2014-2015, Researcher, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • 2013-2014, Post Doc in, Uppsala University, Sweden