Abdalla H. Karoyo Sr. R&D Specialist, Nortek Air Solutions Canada

Research Area(s)

  • Polymers
  • Adsorption
  • Structure
  • Interfacial interactions
  • Environmental remediation

Academic Background

Abdalla H. Karoyo obtained his B.Sc. (honors) in Chemistry from the United Arab Emirates University (Abu Dhabi), U.A.E. He joined the University of Saskatchewan in 2009 and completed his Ph.D. in Physical Chemsitry in 2014/2015. His Ph.D. research was focused on structural studies of host-guest supramolecular systems with emphasis on the removal of organic pollutants from water. Karoyo was the recipient of the inagural GIWS Best Doctoral Award in Water Science Research (2014/2015), and the winner of the GSA award for Research Exellence in Sciences the same year. His present research interests are in the development and structural characterization of functional sustainable nanomaterials for use in sequestration of perfluorocarbons, agrochemicals, and petrochemicals. Karoyo also studies "Smart" Polymer Materials and their potential application in "catch" and "release" of organic pollutants. The overall objective of Karoyo's research is to understand Structure-Function relationship of absorbent materials.


Abdalla H. Karoyo, Leila Dehabadi, and Lee D. Wilson. Renewable Starch Carriers with Switchable Adsorption Properties. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2018 (in Press)

Adballa H. Karoyo and Lee D. Wilson. Preparation and Characterizaton of a Polymer-Based "Molecular Accordion" Langmuir, 2016, 32, 3066-03078.

Abdalla H. Karoyo and Lee D. Wilson. Physicochemical Properties and the Gelation Process of Supramolecular Hydrogels. Gels 2017, 3, 1-5. 

Abdalla H. Karoyo and Lee D. Wilson. Nano-Size Cyclodextrin-Based Molecularly Imprinted Polymer Adsorbents for Perfluorinated Compounds - A Mini-Review. Nanomaterials 2015, 5 981-1003. 

Adballa H. Karoyo and Leed D. Wilson. Tunable Macromolecular-based Materials for the Adsorption of Perfluorocarbons. J. Colloid. Interface Sci. 2013, 402, 196-203