Faculty

Mohamed Eddaoudi, Ph.D.

​Center Director & ​Distinguished Professor of Chemical Science​

Research Interests: ​Design, synthesis, Functional Solid-State Materials, Molecular Building Blocks, Metal-Organic Framework, MOFs

Ingo Pinnau, Ph.D.

​Professor of Chemical ​Engineering

Research Interests: synthesis, High-performance polymers, High-performance membranes, Gas separation, Liquid Separation

Yu Han, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemical Science

Research Interests: synthesis, nanoporous, nanostructured, novel applications, Catalysis, separation, adsorption, sensing, laser

Khaled Nabil Salama, Ph.D.

Professor of Electrical Engineering

Research Interests: Chemical Sensor, biosesnsors, Intrumentation

Suzana Nunes, Ph.D.

​Professor of Chemical and Environmental Science and Engineering

Research Interests: ​Polymer science, Polymeric Membranes, synthesis, Functionalization and Nanostructuration, Surface Modification, Liquid Separation

Niveen M. Khashab, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemical Science

Research Interests: ​Design, synthesis, smart programmable nanomaterials, controlled release and delivery, biomedical delivery

Zhiping Lai, Ph.D.

Professor of ​Chemical Engineering

Research Interests: ​Inorganic membranes, porous structures, zeolites, mesoporous silica, carbon, metal-organic frameworks, polymeric materials

Gyorgy Szekely, Ph.D

​Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

Research Interests: Nanofiltration, Molecular Imprinting, Green Process Engineering, Hybrid Processes, Membrane Reactors

Cafer T. Yavuz, Ph.D.

​Professor of Chemical Science

Research Interests: ​CO₂ capture and conversion, Water treatment, Nanocatalysis, Methane storage, Water capture and splitting, Porous polymers, Nanometals and oxides

Carlos A. Grande, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research Interests: 3D Printing, shaping, process intensification, Modeling, Life-Cycle-Assessment, Gas separation, Liquid Separation, Reactor Design

Omar F. Mohammed, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemical and Material Sciences

Research Interests: ​Ultrafast Spectroscopy, 4D Electron Imaging, Computational Materials, Quantum Dots, Perosvkite Solar Cells, Light-Emitting Diodes, X-Ray imaging, Fluorescence Sensing, Interfacial Carrier Dynamics, Low Dimensional Materials, Surface and Interface Charge Carriers Dynamics

Research Scientists

Zain Ali, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Thin-film composites, Interfacial polymerization, Desalination, Gas separation, Hydrogen separation, Membrane science1

Xinglong Dong, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Catalysis, zeolite, naphtha, olefins

Wojciech Ogieglo, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: ​Composite membranes, membrane technology, Gas separation, ultra-thin polymer films, physics of glasses, swelling phenomena

Vincent Guillerm, Ph.D.

​Research Scientist

Research Interests: Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), Covalent-organic frameworks (COFs), Reticular chemistry, Materials design, Porous materials, topology, Crystallography, Sorption/separation processes

Veerappan Mani, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: ​Biosensors, Nanomaterials, Flexible electrodes, Electroanalysis & Bioelectroanalysis, Clinical diagnostics, Real-time in-situ sensors, Deep learning

Thien Nguyen

​Research Scientist

Research Interests: ​Porous organic materials synthesis and characterization, Gas Capture, CO2 conversion, Organic Synthesis

Stefan Chisca, PhD

​Research Scientist

Simil Thomas

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Density functional Theory, First-principles methods, singlet-fission, metal-organic interfaces

Shuvo Datta, Ph.D.

​Research Scientist

Research Interests: ​Metal Organic Frameworks1, MOF synthesis, Morphology control, MOF characterization, Membrane, Gas separation, CO2 Capture

Shawkat Ali

Research Scientist

Research Interests: biosensors applications, Biocompatible materials, Flexible Electronics, Printed Electronics, Wearable Electronics, Sensors Interfacing, Wireless Sensors Networking

Roshni Thankamony, Ph.D.

​Research Scientist

Research Interests: ​Porous membranes, Mixed matrix membranes, Ultra filtration, Nanofiltration, Gas separation

Qiong Lei, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: ​Electrochemical catalysis, Organic Synthesis, Nanomaterials

Osama Shekhah, Ph.D.

Senior ​Research Scientist

Research Interests: MOFs, thin films, Catalysis, sensing

Mickaele Bonneau

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), gas sorption, Gas separation, Gas storage, CO2 Capture, thin films, membranes

Lakshmeesha Upadhyaya, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: ​Membrane technology1, Nanocomposite membranes1, Mass transport, Polymer science & Engineering

Javeed Mahmood

Senior Research Scientist

Research Interests: Covalent Organic Frameworks, Hydrogen evolution reactions, Oxygen evolution reactions, Electrochemical Water splitting, Porous polymers

Hui Zhang

Research Scientist

Hao Jiang, Ph.D.

Research Scientists

Research Interests: ​Metal-organic Framworks, Gas adsorption and separation, materials structure simulation, topology analysis, Catalysis

Basem Moosa , Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Bader Ghanem, Ph.D.

​Senior Research Scientist

Research Interests: ​Polymers of intrinsic microporosity, triptycene, membrane gas separation, gas sorption, polyimides, ladder polymers

Arijit Mallick

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Metal-Organic Framework, Gas adsorption, ​Chemical sensing materials

Aleksander Shkurenko, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: X-ray diffraction, Crystal structure determination, metal-organic frameworks

Research Staff

Prashant Bhatt, Ph.D.

Staff Scientist

Research Interests: metal-organic frameworks, Porous materials, X-Ray Crystallography, Gas adsorption, CO2 Capture, Gas Storage and Separation

Ali Alansari

Senior Technical Specialist

Research Interests: ​MOF, gas sorption, water sorption, nanomaterial, membranes, laser, high-vacuum, velocity map imaging

Ahmed M. Rezk

Research Specialist

Abdulkarim Bukhari

Research Technician

Research Interests: Solid state chemistry, Gas adsorption, ​Advanced porous materials

Postdoctoral Fellows

Zhuo Chen

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Carbon nanomaterials, controllable nanostructure, Electrochemical Sensors

Zhipeng Wu

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Nanotechnology, Catalysis, Electrocatalysis, Electrochemical Water splitting, Density functional Theory

Zhen Li, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Membrane, polyelectrolyte, nanostructured, Electrochemical

Youdong Cheng

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Advanced porous materials, membrane sepration, nanomaterial

Yang Zhou, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Perovskite materials, Scintillators, X-ray detectors

Xin Liu

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Self-assembly1, Porous materials

Xiaowei Liu, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: MOFs, COFs, Porous membranes1, adsorption, separation, Molecular simulations

Xiaoqian Wang

Postdoctoral Fellow

Xiaofan Hu, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Polymer Synthesis, Gas separation

Xiang Li, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Organic solvent nanofiltration, Porous membranes1, Hydrocarbon separation

Weibin Lin, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Self-assembly1, Chiroptical properties

Vivekanand Sharma

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Research Interests: Material chemistry, Chemically stable MOFs, Organic Cages, Crystallography, Supra-molecular Chemistry, Nano-chemistry

Vinayak Kale

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Research Interests: Electrochemistry, Energy storage and conversion applications, Nanomaterials

Vijay Kumar Maka

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Stimuli-Responsive MOFs, COFs, POPs, Functional Organic/-Inorganic Materials

Usman Yaqoob

Postdoctoral fellow

Research Interests: chemoresistive gas sensors, MEMS, resonators, piezoelectric/triboelectric energy harvesting

Tiara Puspasari, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Polymeric Membranes, Thin Film Composite, Biopolymer, Nanofiltration, Gas separation

Tian Jin, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: MOFs, COFs, Gas Capture, Electrocatalysis

Syed Usman Taqui

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Research Interests: Membrane science & engineering, Downstream processing, Membrane emulsification, Deep eutectic solvents, Polymeric Membranes

Swati Jindal

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Organic Synthesis, Metal-Organic Materials, Luminescence

Sushil Kumar, Ph.D

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Covalent Organic Frameworks, Thin films or Membranes, Gas or Liquid Separation

Sujan Mondal

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Interests: Nanoporous materials, Gas storage, CO2 capture and conversion, Environmental remediation, Heterogeneous catalysis1

Sharath Kandambeth, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Porous materials, Crystals, Electro-chemical Science

Seokjin Kim

Postdoctoral Fellow ​

Research Interests: ​Networks polymer, Functionalized carbon materials, Catalyst, Hydrogen energy

Salman Qadir

Postdoctoral

Research Interests: Hydrogen Purification, Coal Mine Methane Capture, Carbon Capture and Storage, Air Separation

Ruslan Melentiev

Postdoctoral researcher

Research Interests: additive manufacturing, nanofabrication, surface texturing, coatings

Ruicong Wei, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: MOF1, zeolite, Crystals, Membrane, Gas separation, Electrochemistry, Catalysis

Rifan Hardian, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Organic Solvent nanofiltration (OSN), Mixed matrix membranes, Metal-Organic Framework, Composite membrane

Raghu Vamsy Maligal Ganesh

PostDoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: heterogenous catalysis, intermetallic nanoparticles

Rafael Canevesi

PostDoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Gas and liquid adsorption, Process simulation and optimization, CO2 Capture, Atmospheric water harvesting, Hybrid Processes

Radosław Górecki

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Polymer science & Engineering, Self-assembly, Upscaling and Piloting, Electron Microscopy, membrane technology, Biophysics

Qingpeng Cheng, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Nanomaterials, Heterogeneous catalysis1, Operando spectroscopy, C1 Chemistry

Pravin Tukaram Babar

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Electrocatalysis, Carbon nanomaterials, Energy Conversion and Storage

Peiren Liu

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Synthetic Macrocycles, Functional Polymer Materials

Peipei Li, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Porous  membrane

Pedro Augusto Silva de Moura

Postdoctoral fellow

Research Interests: Gas and liquid adsorption, Fundamentals of adsorption, CO2 Capture, Hydrothermal stability

Partha Maity

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Ultrafast Spectroscopy, Perovskites, photophysics, photocatalysis

Muhammad Mubashir

Postdoc fellow

Research Interests: Metal membrane, Ceramic hollow fiber membrane, Composite flat sheet membrane, Composite hollow fiber membrane, Polymer hollow fiber membrane, DD3R Zeolite membrane

Muhammad Bilal Asif

Postdoctoral fellow

Research Interests: Water treatment, Environmental remediation, membrane technology, Nanocatalysts, heterogenous catalysis

Mostafa Zeama

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Interests: MOFs, photocatalysis, DFT, Gas sensors

Mohitosh Bhadra

PostDoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Porous Crystalline Polymers, Covalent Organic Frameworks, heterogenous catalysis, Metal Nanoparticles

Mohammad Asif

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: CFD, process intensification, Modelling and Simulation, Porous Media, Catalytic Reactors, Heat transfer

Md Tausif Ahmad

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Modeling and simulation, Oily wastewater separation, Polymeric Membranes

Marina Barsukova

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: metal-organic frameworks, Chemically stable MOFs, separation, Storage, sensing

Maria Di Vincenzo

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Desalination, Ion separation, thin-film nanocomposite, Interfacial polymerization, Reverse osmosis, Nanofiltration, Biomimetic membranes

Marcel Balcik

PostDoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Polymeric Membranes, Molecular Modeling, Monte Carlo Simulations, Molecular Dynamics, Statistical Mechanics

Lukman Alimi, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Design1, preparation and charcterisation of smart materials

Luis Gutierrez-Arzaluz

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Ultrafast time-resolved spectroscopy, Single-particle photoluminescence

Livia Loiola

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Polymer science & Engineering, Polymer membranes, Nanomaterials, Biomaterials

Lijie Wang

Postdoc

Research Interests: Time-resolved absorption spectroscopy, scanning ultrafast electron microscopy, photophysics, Photochemistry

Li Cao, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: 2D materials, membranes, Ion conduction

Kairui Liu

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: heterogenous catalysis, Single atom catalyst, DFT, Hydrogenation, Hydrosilylation, Oxidation

Kaijie Yang, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Solar steam generation, Atmospheric water harvest, Heat transfer

Jun MIAO

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Polyoxometalates, Nanocarbons, POMbranes

Jinrong Wang

Postdoctoral fellow

Research Interests: Smart Hydrogel, Actuator, Sensor, Functional Porous Materials

Jie Shen, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Nanofilms separation, Nanofluidics, 2D materials, Nanoporous materials, Water desalination, Gas separation, Carbon dioxide capture and conversion, nanoelectronics

Jiaqiang Li

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Synthesis of graphdiyne film

Jianxin Wang

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: MOFs, Photo-physical and -chemical properties, Sensing application

Jiantang Li, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Zeolite-like metal-organic frameworks, Gas adsorption and separation

Jianfeng Zhao

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​4D SEM, ultrafast photophysics, Charge carrier dynamics

Issatay Nadinov

​Post Doctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Ultrafast Laser Spectroscopy, Photonics, photophysics, Material Science

Imtiyaz Bhat, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Supramolecular Chemistry, Self-assembly, Catalysis, Drug delivery

Hong Wang

PostDoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Photochemistry, Perovskites

Hamid Zentou

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Separation and purification, membranes, Bio-fuels, Modelling and Simulation, Chemical processes optimization

Hakkim Vovusha

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: membranes, sensors, MD simulation, and DFT

Gengwu Zhang, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Supramolecular Organic Research

Fernanda Tavares

PostDoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Chemical Engineering, process intensification, adsorption, pyrolysis, material characterization

Fang Fang

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Self-assembly, Functional Polymer Materials

Chunyang Li

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Oxide ceramics, Solid-state electrolytes, Battery chemistry

Cailing Chen, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: nanomaterial

Biplab Joarder, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Synthesis and Characterization of PCPs, Exploration of porous materials for gas separation

Bappa Miati

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Supermolecular Chemistry, Synthetic lipids, Gene and Drug Delivery, Lipid Membrane related Biophysics

Avishek Dey, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Supramolecular Chemistry, Organic and Metal-organic Materials, Porous Organic and Metal-organic Cage

Aslam Shaikh

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Organic Synthesis, Photoredox catalysis, Organic Fluorophores

Aleksandr Sapianik

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: MOF synthesis, heterometallic complexes, gas sorption, small molecules separation, preorganized building blocks

Abaynesh Yihdego Gebreyohannes, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Nanocomposite membranes, Membrane fouling, Enzyme immobilization, Magnetic nanoparticles, Integrated membrane process

Ph.D. Students

Zhanibek Bizak

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ​Integrated Circuits, Emerging Technologies, TFT, OFET, Gas sensors

Xuanfu Zhu

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ​​Polymer, Biomaterial, Drug delivery

Xiting Yuan

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ​Metal-organic Framworks, Nanoclusters, Catalysis

Wentao Wu

Ph.D.

Research Interests: X-Ray Detection

Walaa Khushaim

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ​3d electrodes, Quantum Dots, Microfluidics, biosesnsors, electrochemical sensing, POC

Walaa Baslyman

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ​Supramolecular Cages, Catalysis, Porous Molecular Solids and Liquids

Vinicius Santos

PhD student

Research Interests: Catalysis, 3D Printing, adsorption, membranes, Reactors design

Tingting Pan

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Porous materials, Water harvesting from air

Tengyue He

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Perovskites, Single crystal, Quantum Dots, Optoelectronic application

Tengjiao He

PhD Student

Research Interests: Gas separation membranes, Porous materials

Taslim Melliti

MS/PhD Student

Research Interests: Metal-Organic Framework, MOF design and synthesis

Sumana Bhattacharjee

PhD Student

Research Interests: Flexible Electronics, Stretchable Electronics, Bioelectronics, Microfluidics, sensors

Somayah Qutub

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ​Biotechnology, Drug delivery, Nanotechnology, Immunotherapy

Shorooq Abdulrhman Alomar

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Renewable Energy, Photovoltaics, Quantum Dots, DSSCs, Co-sensitization, ​Organic semiconductors

Shahad Alotaiby

PhD student

Research Interests: Drug delivery, biomedical sciences, personalized medicine

Sarvarkhodzha Nematulloev

Ph.D. student

Research Interests: SUEM, 4D SUEM

Sandra Aristizabal

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Functional Polymer Synthesis, High-Performance Polymeric Membranes, Smart Materials

Salma Benzaria

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: adsorption, Gas Storage and Separation, Metal-Organic Framework, MOFs

Reham Nuaimi

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: TFC membranes, polymeric materials, membrane sepration, ultra- and nanofiltration (UF, NF), Desalination, Reverse osmosis, water purification

Rebecca Esposito

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Pervaporation, Polymers, polymers membrane, organic-organic separation

Razan Nughays

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Electron imaging, 4d S-UEM

Rawan Al Natour

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: metal-organic frameworks, MOF design and synthesis, Gas separation, CO2 Capture, Catalysis

Quang-Thang Nguyen

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ​Software Defined Radios, RF energy harvesting

Pei Yu

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Biosensor, Plan Science, Genetic Engineering

Olga Krestinskaya

​Ph. D. Student

Research Interests: ​neuromorphic circuits and systems, neural network architectures

Nouf BinSaleh

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: MOFs, Striqa, Algea

Noor Merdad

​Ph.D. Student

Nebras Filimban

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Biomedical Circuits and systems

Nawader AlQadhi

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ​Organic solvent nanofiltration, membrane technology, Water treatment, Sustainable Separations

Mona Almaghrabi

M.Sc./Ph.D.

Research Interests: Energy Conversion and Storage, Catalysis

Martin Gede

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ​Nanocomposite membranes, Microporous polymers, separation

Maram Almalki

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: metal-organic frameworks, MOFs

Malinalli Ramirez Martinez

Ph.D. student

Research Interests: Process sustainability, Sustainable membrane fabrication, Resource recovery, Integrated membrane process, Wastewater Treatment

Lujain R. Alfilfil

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ​Chemistry, Catalysis, nanostructured materials

Lubna Rehman

Chemical Engineering PhD Scholar

Research Interests: Materials engineering, Desalination, Simulation studies, Thermodynamics

Katya Michelle Aguilar Perez Aguilar Perez

PhD student

Research Interests: Nanotechnology, Targeted delivery, Nanoecapsulation, Self-assembly materials, Metal-Organic Framework, BioMOFs

Joyce Cavalcante da Silva

​Ph.D. Students

Research Interests: membranes, Renewable Materials, Sustainable engineering

Jose Ilton De Oliveira Filho

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Embedded systems, Prototyping, Sensing platforms, Energy harvesting, Control Systems, Communication theory

Jiahui Hu

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Material Science, Organic Solvent nanofiltration (OSN), Sustainable Separations, Machine Learning

I-Chun Chen

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ​Membrane separation, Hydrogel-related biomaterials

Guillermo Tostado Blazquez

PhD Student

Research Interests: Nanomaterials, biosensors applications, Wearable Devices

Guanxing Li

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Characterization, Porous material, Nanocatalysis

Ghada Ahmed

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Quantum Dots, Perovskites, Ultrafast Dynamics, Optoelectronic Devices

Gergo Ignacz

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ​Organic solvent nanofiltration, Microflow chemistry, Sustainable engineering

Feng Xie

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Electron Microscopy, Catalysis, MOF synthesis, Nanomaterials

Fadhilah Alduraiei

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Smart Materials, Polymer Synthesis, Membranes for separation

Eyad Qasem

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ​Natural gas dehydration, Gas separation, ​Membrane separation

Esraa Fakeih

Ph.D Student

Research Interests: Energy harvesting, Retinal prosthesis, MEMS, biosensors applications, Biomedical devices for point of care diagnostics

Emmanuel Alonso

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ​Membrane Science, Gas separation, Water desalination, Polymeric Membranes

Diana Gulyas Oldal

​Ms/PhD student

Research Interests: Electrospinning, nanofibers, Polymeric Membranes, green nanomaterials, Sustainable engineering

Dana Al Kelabi

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Drug delivery, Porous material, Organic Synthesis

Cong Yang

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Green-based membranes, Natural polymers, Organic Solvent nanofiltration (OSN)

Ceren Durmus

PhD Student

Research Interests: Electrochemical detection, Nanomaterials

Batoul Maatouk

PhD student

Research Interests: Drug delivery, Tissue Engineering

Banan Alhazmi

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ​Membrane Science, Polymeric Membranes, Polymer Synthesis

Ammar Aboalsaud

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: zeolites, Gas separation, Polymers, Nanoparticles, Emulsifiers, Emulsions, Interfacial Tension, Surface Tension

Aliyah Fakim

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ​​Biochemistry, Drug delivery, Organic Synthesis, Supramolecular

Abdullah Bukhamsin

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ​Precision farming, Electro-chemical sensors, Molecularly Imprinted Polymers, Micro-fabrication

Abdullah Almansouri

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Marine Ccology, Materials Modeling

Master Students

Yuxuan Shang

MS/PhD Student

Research Interests: sea water mining, Gas adsorption, CO2 reduction, N2 reduction, Materials Modeling

Shanshan Hong

Master student

Research Interests: Membrane, separation

Shaden Albahrani

Master student

Research Interests: Sustainable engineering, membranes

Saptami Suresh Shetty

Student

Research Interests: Biometerials, biosensors applications

Samiya Khaliq

MS/PhD Student

Research Interests: Machine Learning, Perovskites, Electronic Application

Rahaf Bashmail

MS Student

Research Interests: Biomaterials, Nanomedicine

Murtadha Aljubran

​Master Student

Research Interests: ​Nanofiltrtation, Reverse osmosis

Murtada Alsalman

Master student

Research Interests: membrane technology

Murilo Faleiros

Master Student

Research Interests: Metal-Oxides semiconductors, sensors, Gas sensors, Biosensor, Electrochemistry

Maryam Yaghmour

​Master Student

Research Interests: Porous materials, Organic Synthesis, seperation

Mario Soto Martinez

Master Student

Research Interests: Microfabrication, Biosensor, Electrochemistry, Metal-Oxides semiconductors

Li Zhang

​Master Student

Research Interests: ​Plasmonic device, Graphene plasmonic, Optical biosensor

Juan Huerta Salcedo

Master student

Research Interests: sensors, nanofabrication

Jean-Pierre Benjamin Boross de Levay

M.S./Ph.D, Student

Research Interests: Gas and Liquid Separations, membranes

Imran Pervez

Master Students

Research Interests: ​IoT, Fractional order elements (FOEs), Nature-inspired algorithms

Glenda Teran Cuadrado

MSc/PhD Student

Research Interests: Clean Fuels, Catalysis, Hydrogen Economy, Chemical Kinetics

Fawwaz Elahi

​Master Student

Research Interests: ​Carbon molecular sieves, Gas separation

Daniyah Althobaiti

Master Student

Research Interests: Biopolymers, Alternative green solvents, Sustainable technology, Membrane Fabrication

Daísy Ferreira

Ms Student

Research Interests: Electrochemistry, Bio-sensors, Aptamers, Nanobodies

Carlos Zan

​Master Student

Research Interests: ​Microelectronics, Electrical Characterization, Micro/Nanofabrication, biosesnsors

Batool Altaher

​Master Student

Research Interests: metal-organic frameworks, synthesis, Gas separation, CO2 Capture

Balqees Alshareef

Ms/PhD

Research Interests: COF, Responsive membranes, Polymers, Nanomaterials, Hollow fiber

Aron Kristof Beke

MS/PhD Student

Research Interests: Machine Learning, Sustainable engineering, Organic Solvent nanofiltration (OSN)

Ali Alkhater

Master Student

Research Interests: Gas and Liquid Separations, Modeling, Catalysis, zeolites

Alanis Chicaiza Zambrano

Master Student

Research Interests: sensors, Tissue Engineering, Materials

Adilya Bakambekova

​Master Student

Research Interests: ​Neuromorphic engineering, spiking neural network

Abubakar Juma Abdallah Abubakar

Master Student

Research Interests: process intensification, adsorption, Process Modelling/Design, Gas separation, Gas storage, additive manufacturing, Reactor Design

Abdurauf Abdurakhmanov

Ms/Phd Student

Research Interests: Electronics

Abdullah Alabdulaaly

Master Student

Research Interests: Carbon Molecular Sieve, PIMs, and gas separation

Abdulhadi Alhaji

​Masters Student

Research Interests: ​Adsorption Systems, gas separations, metal-organic frameworks

Research Support

Yingge Wang

Research Consultant

Rawan Al-Rajhi

Lab Technician

Research Interests: Material chemistry, Sustainability, MOF's, Energy and environment

Pooja Thakur

Lab Research Specialist and Technologist

Research Interests: Material Science and Technology, Chemically stable MOFs, Porous membranes1

Hange Zhang

Research Coordinator

Research Interests: zeolite, catalytic hydrogenation, ultrapure gas purifier

Administrative Staff

Yuhong Wu

Administrative Service Officer

Weronika Bednarska

Communications and Outreach Coordinator

Research Interests: Sustainable Development, Communications, Graphic Design

Vidhyalakshmi Nagarajan

Administrative Services Officer

Shagufta Abid

Administrative Services Officer

Research Interests: environmental sustainability, interior design, photography

Rosemarie Reyes

Program and Communications Coordinator

Research Interests: Biology, Developmental psychology, Child psychology

Mohammad O. Sayeed

​Business Manager

Martina Viglasska

Program and Communications Coordinator

Jing Bai

Operations and Administrative Analyst

Chengcheng Xu

​Lab Startup Operations Professional

Aiping Chen

Data Solution Architect

Research Interests: Catalyst, Data

Alumni

Zongyao Zhou

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Desalination, Wastewater Reuse, Novel Nanochannel Membranes, Thin Film Composite Polyamide Membranes, Covalent Organic Frameworks

Zhiyuan Huang

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: MOFs, Catalysis, organic chemistry

Zhijie Chen

Ph.D. Student

Zhaohui Liu

Ph.D. Student

Zeynabou Thiam

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), MOFs synthesis, MOFs characterization (SXRD, PXRD, FT-IR, TGA, Sorption), Gas storage, Gas separation, Catalysis, Membrane, Organic Synthesis, Microfluidic, nanomaterial, Material modeling

Yuting Zhang

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Zeolite membranes, Pervaporation, Gas separation, Membrane reaction

Yung Lin (Alex) Yang

Ph.D. Student

Yujiang Zhong

Ph.D. Student

Yi Li

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Desalination, seperation, Functional Polymer Materials, Organic Solvent nanofiltration (OSN)

Yevhen Fatieiev

Ph.D Student

Yazeed Alfawaz

Master Student

Yasmeen Al Sunbul

Master Student

Yanjun Ding, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Supramolecular Chemistry, Organic or Jybrid 2D Materials

Yang Zhang

Ph.D. Student

Xinghua Li, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​​Electron Microscopy1, Nanostructures

Xie Yaqiang, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Porous organic materials, OER

Vikas Kumar, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Porous polymers, PIMs, Gas separation, Filtration, Ionic transport

Vanessa Arenasangulo

Master Student

Research Interests: Chemical process, Process sustainability, membrane technology

Valeriya Chernikova

Ph.D. Student

Valentina Musteata, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Block-copolymers, Self-assembly, Morphology

Umer Samin

Master Student

Tutku Beduk

​Ph.D. Student

Thi Phuong Nga Nguyen

Lab Equipment Specialist

Research Interests: ​Membrane preparation, Membrane filtration, Desalination

Sijin Wu

​Scientific Operations Analyst

Shinde Digambar Balaji, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: 2D Membrane, Organic Solvent nanofiltration (OSN), Gas separation

Shenghong Zhong

Ph.D. Student

Sheng Zhou

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Porous materials, metal-organic frameworks, membranes

Shanshan Zhang

Postdoc Fellow

Research Interests: Thin-film semiconductors, Photovoltaic solar cells, Ultrafast Laser Spectroscopy and Four-dimensional Electron Imaging

Shahad Alsaiari

Ph.D. Student

Sebastian Celis

Master Student

Saud Alhagbani

Master Student

Saravanan Yuvaraja

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ​Organic semiconductors, Pattern Rcognition, Gas sensors

Santanu Chand

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Chemical sensing materials, Gas storage, gas separations, Multifunctional porous frameworks, Porous cages, Proton conduction

Sandeep Surya, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Fabrication, Characterization, Organic Electronics, Data Analysis, Pattern Recognition and Sensors

Salem Altaweel

​Master Student

Research Interests: Interfacial polymerization, Organic nano-filtration

Safa’a Al-Rehili

Ph.D. Student

Rahul Shevate

Ph.D. Student

Rafiq Ahmad, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Material Science and Technology, Medical Electronics, Nano- and Bio-Technology

Prakash Parvatkar, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Organic Synthesis, metal-organic frameworks, MOFs

Praise Eromosele

Master Student, Chemical Engineering

Research Interests: Liquid Separation, and gas separation, ​Composite membranes

Phuong Hoang

Ph.D. Student

Othman Alahmed

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Nanoparticles, Drug delivery

Norah Alsadun

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: metal-organic frameworks, Gas Storage and Separation, Catalysis

Nasser Alaslai

Ph.D. Student

Namita- Singh, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: MOF1, Drug delivery, HER, OER

Mram Al-Yami

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Smart Materias, Hybrid Materials, Biomedical Applications, Organic Synthesis

Mohammed Alalouni

Ph.D Student

Research Interests: mesoporous silica, zeolites, Catalysis, Metathesis Reaction, Dimerization Reaction, Cracking Reactions, Natural Gas, Petrochemicals, Hydrocarbons, Nanotechnology, Chemical Engineering, ​Chemistry, High Throughput Experimentation

Mohamed Amen Hammami

Ph.D. Student

Mohamed Abdellah

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Green-based membranes, Interfacial polymerization, Organic Solvent nanofiltration (OSN), seperation, photocatalysis

Mengliu Li

Ph.D. Student

Maryam Alsufyani

Master Student

Mani Teja Vijjapu

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ​Material Growth, Interface Engineering, Device Characterization

Manar Shlbi

​Master Student

Research Interests: Drug delivery, Smart Materials, biosensors applications, Bioengineering

Mahmoud Abdulhamid, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Design1, synthesis, and characterization of porous polymers, Membrane Fabrication, and gas separation, Organic Synthesis

Magdalene Eziashi

Master Student

Laila Elizabeth Khalil Cruz

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Porous materials, ​Supramolecular Chemistry, Macrocycles, Host-Guest

Kholod Alamoudi

Ph.D. Student

Khalid Hazazi

Ph.D Student

Research Interests: Membrane science1, Carbon Molecular Sieve, Hydrogen Purification, Olefin/Paraffin Separation

Jun Yin

​Research Scientist

Research Interests: Materials Modeling, Ultrafast Spectroscopy1, Density functional Theory, Molecular Dynamics

Jiangtao Jia, Ph.D.

Research Scientists

Research Interests: Porous materials, energy storage, separation

Jehad El-Demellawi

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Nanomaterial Synthesis, Physical Chemistry, Optoelectronics, Energy Harvesters

Jamaliah Aburabie

Ph.D. Student

Isaias de Sousa Barbosa Junior

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ​Analog ic design, Amplifier, Rectifier, Healthcare electronics, Embedded systems, Electrocnics

Irshad Kammakakam

Postdoctoral Fellow

Hui Zhu, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Carbonaceous materials, Electrochemistry

Hu Jiyun

PostDoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: COFs, Electrocatalysis

Heng-Yu Chi

Ph.D Student

Research Interests: MOF and Zeolite membrane, Gas Permeation

Haoze Yang

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ​Perovskite, nanomaterial, Semiconductor quantum dots

Haneen Omar

Ph.D. Student

Gheorghe Falca

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Hollow fibers, Flat Sheet Membrane, Liquid Separation, Organic Solvent nanofiltration (OSN)

Geetanjali Deokar

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Material Science, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Carbon nanomaterials growth, characterization, and applications.

Feng Xu, Ph.D.

​Research Scientist

Research Interests: Polymers of intrinsic microporosity1, Membrane, Gas separation, Organic synthetic methodology, Industrial application

Faheem Hassan Akhtar

Ph.D. Student

Dongwei Lu, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Ceramic Membrane, Membrane Preparation and Modification, Wastewater Treatment, Membrane Fouling Mechanism

Dong Guo

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Lithium sulfur batteries, membrane materials

Dinesh Mahalingam

Ph.D. Student

Dalila Eddaoudi

Business Administrator

Dalal Alezi

Ph.D Student

Chen Yang

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ​Sola Cells, Hybrid Materials, Metal-Organic Framework

Buthainah Alshankiti

Ph.D. Student

Bin Hua, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Host-guest chemistry, Porous materials, Macrocyclic host

Ben Hang Yin, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: membranes, Hollow fiber and modules, MOFs, zeolites

Ayalew Assen

Ph.D. Student

Ali Alabdulghani

Master Student

Ainur Yerzhankyzy

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: membrane gas separation, thin films, thermally rearranged polymer membranes

Ainur Sabirova

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ​Membrane Design, Membrane Fabrication

Ahmed Albuwaydi

Master Student

Research Interests: Gas adsorption and separation, Polymeric Membranes, Physical Aging, Carbon Capture

Abdulmajeed Hashem

​Master Student

Research Interests: Trianglamine macrocycles, Gas separation, Ion separation

Abdullah Al Oraifi

Master Student

Research Interests: and gas separation, Hydrocarbon reforming, Natural Gas, CO2 and H2S, Reverse osmosis

Abdulaziz Alqahtani

Master Student

Abdellatif Ait Lahcen, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Electrochemical Sensors, Molecularly Imprinted Polymers