Research Interests

Given his experience, Dr. Genduso’s research embraces a broad spectrum of topics of both the material and process engineering. In particular, he investigates:

  • Fundamental mechanisms that govern the selective transport of fluid mixtures in polymer and inorganic films — both from a sorption and diffusion point of view, and both experimentally and by model description. 
  • Structure-properties relationships for best selection/development of membrane materials for industrial fluid separations.
  • Energy-intensive gas-gas and liquid-liquid separations via membrane technology (e.g., CO2-CH4, olefin-paraffin, organic-organic separations).
  • Advanced desalination technologies for high-salinity sea and wastewaters.

Selected Publications

Education Profile

  • Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering, KU Leuven (BE) - 2016
  • MSc in Chemical Engineering, University of Palermo (IT) – 2012 
  • BSc in Chemical Engineering, University of Palermo (IT) - 2009

Professional Profile

  • 2016-2019: Postdoctoral fellow, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal (SA).


  • 2014/09 - Best oral presentation prize at IV International Scientific Conference on Pervaporation, Vapor Permeation, and Membrane Distillation - Torun (Poland).
  • 2012/07 - MSc graduation cum laude (with honors).
  • 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2010/11 – Scholarship assigned by the Regional Authority for the Right to Higher Education (ERSU Palermo).