Research Interests

​Dr. Youssef Belmabkhout interests embrace research and development of materials and processes in different fields such as gas/liquid separation, gas storage, toxic gases removal, CO2 capture and sequestration. My research interests are extended in multidisciplinary complementary areas from chemistry, physical chemistry, physics to chemical engineering (applications). The ultimate objective is to develop tailored materials and their related processes for specific applications relevant to energy security and environmental sustainability. 

Selected Publications

Education Profile

  • ​PhD, Applied Sciences, Mons Polytechnic faculty, Mons, Belgium
  • Process engineer in Petroleum Technology, oil and gas, Gubkine  Russian state university of Oil and gas, Moscow, Russia

Professional Profile

  • ​Sep 2010 - 23 Nov 2010: Research associate at NRC Institute for Chemical Process and Environmental Technology (ICPET), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  • Aug 2007- June 2010
    Research associate-PDF at the university of Ottawa, Department of chemistry and Department of chemical Engineering, Ontario, Canada
  • Jan 2006 – Jul 2007        
    Industrial postdoctoral fellow at the French institute of petroleum (IFP), Lyon, France Department of catalysis and separation

Scientific and Professional Memberships



  • ​Natural Sciences and Engineering Research council of Canada (NSERC) PDF award (Canada) – 2009-2011
  • Marie curie Fellowship (Europe) – 2006-2007

KAUST Affiliations

  • Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center (AMPMC)
  • Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)