Alec La Grow, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Post Doctoral Fellow



University of York, England

Research Interests

Scalable syntheses of shape controlled nanoparticles for catalytic applications.

Selected Publications

  • Synthesis of Copper Hydroxide Branched Nanocages and Their Transformation to Copper Oxide
    A.P. LaGrow, L. Sinatra, A. Elshewy, K-W. Huang, K. Katsiev, A.R. Kirmani, A. Amassian, D. H. Anjum, O. M. Bakr
    J. Phys. Chem. C, 2014, 118 (33), 19374–19379

  • CdSe Quantum Dot Growth on Magnetic Nickel Nanoparticles
    W.R. Siah, A.P. LaGrow, M.J. Banholzer, R.D. Tilley
    Crystal Growth & Design 13 (6), 2486-2492​

  • Effect of Surfactant Concentration and Aggregation on the Growth Kinetics of Nickel Nanoparticles​
    A.P. LaGrow, B. Ingham, M.F. Toney, R.D. Tilley
    J. Phys. Chem. C 117 (32), 16709-16718

  • Can Polymorphism be Used to form Branched Metal Nanostructures?
    A.P. LaGrow, S. Cheong, J. Watt, B. Ingham, M. F. Toney, D. A. Jefferson, R. D. Tilley
    Adv. Mater. (2013)

  • Synthesis, alignment, and magnetic properties of monodisperse nickel nanocubes
    A.P. LaGrow, B. Ingham, S. Cheong, GV Williams, C Dotzler, MF Toney, DA Jefferson, EC Corbos, PT Bishop, J Cookson, RD Tilley
    J Am Chem Soc., 134(2):855-8, (2012)


  • Ph.D., Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, 2012
  • B.Sc (Hons), Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, 2008

Professional Profile

  • 2013–present: Postdoctoral Fellow, Functional nanomaterials lab, Solar & Photovoltaics Engineering Research Center, KAUST, Saudi Arabia

Research Interests Keywords

Nanomaterials Catalysis Flow-chemistry

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