Research Interests

​My research interest encompasses gas storage, separation, and heterogeneous catalysis. My work involves the investigation of the interplay between texture, structure, and reactivity in Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs), particularly in the case of defective, amorphous, and metal-encapsulated MOFs.

Selected Publications

  • Waste Mg-Al based alloys for hydrogen storage
    R. Hardian, C. Pistidda, A.-L. Chaudhary, G. Capurso, G. Gizer, H. Cao, C. Milanese, A. Gi...
    International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 43, 2018, 16738-16748, (2017)
  • Using water adsorption measurements to access the chemistry of defects in the metal–organic framework UiO-66
    S. Dissegna, R. Hardian, K. Epp, M.-V. Coulet, P.L.Llewellyn, R.A. Fischer
    CrystEngComm, 19, 4137, (2017)
  • Metal-Organic Frameworks as Catalyst Supports: Influence of Lattice Disorder on Metal Nanoparticle Formation
    Miguel Rivera-Torrente, Matthias Filez, Rifan Hardian, Emily Reynolds, Beatriz Seoane, Mar...
    Chem. Eur. J., 24,7498 7506, (2018)

Education Profile

  • ​PhD., Materials Science, Aix-Marseille University, France, 2018
  • MSc., Functional Advanced Materials and Engineering, INP-Grenoble (France) and TU Darmstadt (Germany), 2014
  • MSc., Environmental and Energy Management, Twente University, The Netherlands, 2018
  • BSc, Chemistry, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Indonesia, 2008

Professional Profile

  • ​2015-2018: Early Stage Researcher at MADIREL Lab, CNRS, Aix-Marseille University, France.
  • 2014-2014: Research Assistant at Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany
  • 2013-2013: Research Intern at Institut Neel, Grenoble, France
  • 2008-2011: Research & Lecturing Assistant at Indonesia University of Education


  • ​2018: Lauréat (Winner) of Prix Mahar Schützenberger, France
  • 2015: Marie-Skłodowska Curie Awards
  • 2012: Erasmus Mundus Double Master Degree Scholarship