Filipa Simoes

PhD Students

Research Interests

Filipa studies are focused on the metrology of nanocarbons, specifically related with their chemical analysis. Her experience goes from sample preparation methods to spectroscopic techniques such UV-VIS, FTIR, RAMAN and ICP-OES.​

Selected Publications

  • ​FRF Simoes, NM Batra, BH Warsama, CG Canlas, SP Patole, TF Yapici, PMFJ Costa, “Elemental quantification and residues characterisation of wet digested certified and commercial carbon materials”, Analytical Chemistry, 88 (2016), 11783. DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.6b03407.
  • SP Patole, FRF Simoes, TF Yapici, BH Warsama, DH Anjum, PMFJ Costa, “An evaluation of microwave-assisted fusion and microwave-assisted acid digestion methods for determining elemental impurities in carbon nanostructures using inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry”, Talanta, 148 (2016), 94. DOI: 10.1016/j.talanta.2015.10.053.


  • PhD, Chemical Science, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (2016-Present)
  • MSc., Biochemistry, Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal (2012-2014)
  • BSc., Industrial Chemistry, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal (2007-2012)

Professional Profile

  • Internship at KAUST - VSRP  (2015)
  • Internship at Portuguese Institute of Quality (2014)


  • Award of Best PhD student Poster Contribution by Phantoms Foundation at Graphene&2D Materials International Conference,Canada (2016)
  • Received travel grant for Graphene&2D Materials International Conference​,Canada (2016)​

KAUST Affiliations

​ Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) (2016 - Present)​