Rana Sanii is currently a Ph.D. student in the Crystal Engineering Research Group at the University of Limerick, Ireland, supervised by Michael Zaworotko. Rana received her bachelor’s degree in applied chemistry in 2010 and completed her masters in physical chemistry in 2013. Current research interests involve synthesis and characterisation of novel molecules in solid-state using Cocrystal Controlled Solid-State Synthesis (C3S3) as well as Multi-component Pharmaceutical Materials (MPMs) such as cocrystals, hydrates and ionic cocrystals.


Journal articles:

  1. Madden, D.G., Scott, H.S., Chen, K.J., Kumar, A., Sanii, R., Bajpai, A., Curtin, T., Perry, J.J., Zaworotko, M.J.,“Flue-Gas and Direct-Air Capture of CO2 by Porous Metal-Organic Materials” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 375, 20160025, 2017.


  1. Sanii, R., Rahimnejad, S., Bikhof, M.T., “Synthesis and Characterization of Doped Graphene/TiO2 Nanocomposites and Investigation of their Biological Properties”, 2013, 7th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies, Suntec, Singapore.
  2. Sanii, R., Zaworotko, M.J., “Cocrystal Controlled Solid-State Synthesis (C3S3): A Green Route to New Molecules”,2016, 99th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition (SCS), Halifax, Canada.
  3. Sanii, R., Zaworotko, M.J., “Facile Synthesis of New Molecules for use as Linker Ligands in Coordination Polymers”, 2017, 9th Convention on Crystal Forms, Bologna, Italy.

B.Sc. Azad University 2010 M.Sc. Azad University 2013