Mohamed Eddaoudi, Ph.D.

​Center Director & ​Distinguished Professor of Chemical Science​

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

Ingo Pinnau, Ph.D.

​Professor of Chemical ​Engineering

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

Yu Han, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemical Science

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

Khaled Nabil Salama, Ph.D.

Professor of Electrical Engineering

Research Interest: Chemical Sensor, biosesnsors, Intrumentation

Suzana Nunes, Ph.D.

​Professor of Chemical and Environmental Science and Engineering

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

Zhiping Lai, Ph.D.

​Associate Professor of ​Chemical Engineering

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

Niveen M. Khashab, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemical Science

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

Gyorgy Szekely, Ph.D

​Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

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

Omar F. Mohammed, Ph.D.

​Associate Professor of Chemical and Material Sciences

Research Interest: ​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

Cafer T. Yavuz, Ph.D.

​Professor of Chemical Science

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

Research Scientists

Hui Zhang

Research Scientist

Javeed Mahmood

Senior Research Scientist

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

Arijit Mallick

Research Scientist

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

Thien Nguyen

​Research Scientist

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

Jiangtao Jia, Ph.D.

Research Scientists

Research Interest: Porous materials, energy storage, separation

Jun Yin

​Research Scientist

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

Roshni Thankamony, Ph.D.

​Research Scientist

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

Osama Shekhah, Ph.D.

​Research Scientist

Research Interest: MOFs, thin films, Catalysis, sensing

Shuvo Datta, Ph.D.

​Research Scientist

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

Feng Xu, Ph.D.

​Research Scientist

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

Aleksander Shkurenko, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

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

Giuseppe Genduso, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interest: Pure and Mixed Gas Sorption, Gas Permeation in Polymeric Membranes, Thin-Film Membranes Synthesis, Composite Membranes Synthesis, Pervaporation of Organic Mixtures

Wojciech Ogieglo, Ph.D.

​Research Scientist

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

Basem Moosa , Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Stefan Chisca, PhD

​Research Scientist

Bader Ghanem, Ph.D.

​Senior Research Scientist

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

Sakandar Rauf

​Research Scientist

Research Interest: biosesnsors, Electrochemistry, Microfluidics, Biomedical devices for point of care diagnostics

Vincent Guillerm, Ph.D.

​Research Scientist

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

Shinde Digambar Balaji, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

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

Veerappan Mani, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

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

Linga R. Enakonda, Ph.D.

​Research Scientist

Research Interest: ​Heterogeneous catalysis, Hydrogen production, Hydrocarbon reforming, CO2 utilization, novel materials synthesis screening & characterization

Xinglong Dong, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interest: Catalysis, zeolite, naphtha, olefins

Valentina Musteata, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

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

Research Staff

Ali Alansari

Senior Technical Specialist

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

Srivatsa Bettahalli, Ph.D.

Staff Scientist

Research Interest: ​Hollow fiber fabrication, Membrane post modification, Composite membrane

Prashant Bhatt, Ph.D.

Staff Scientist

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

Postdoctoral Fellows

Mohamed Abdellah

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Zhipeng Wu

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Geetanjali Deokar

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Irshad Kammakakam

Postdoctoral Fellow


Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Vivekanand Sharma

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

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

Yi Li


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

Shanshan Zhang

Postdoc Fellow

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

Zhuo Chen

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Carbon nanomaterials, controllable nanostructure, Electrochemical Sensors

Fang Fang

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Self-assembly, Functional Polymer Materials

Marina Barsukova

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Peiren Liu

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: ​Synthetic Macrocycles, Functional Polymer Materials

Issatay Nadinov

​Post Doctoral Fellow

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

Seokjin Kim

Postdoctoral Fellow ​

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

Aslihan Kartci

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: analog electronic circuits, bio-impedance, bio-materials, energy storage devices, fractional-order components and systems

Aleksandr Sapianik

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Chunyang Li

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Jianxin Wang

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Xiaofan Hu, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Polymer Synthesis, Gas separation

Yuting Zhang

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Hakkim Vovusha

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Jiaqiang Li

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Synthesis of graphdiyne film

Xin Liu

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: ​Self-assembly1, Porous materials

Youdong Cheng

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Zhiyuan Huang

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: MOFs, Catalysis, organic chemistry

Jianfeng Zhao

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Luis Gutierrez-Arzaluz

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Partha Maity

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Yang Zhou, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Bin Hua, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Biplab Joarder, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Imtiyaz Bhat, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Abaynesh Yihdego Gebreyohannes, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Fuat Topuz, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Polymer Synthesis, Nanomaterials, Electrospinning, Hydrogels, Polymeric Membranes, Water treatment

Lukman Alimi, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Design1, preparation and charcterisation of smart materials

Jiantang Li, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Kaijie Yang, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Li Cao, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: 2D materials, membranes, Ion conduction

Munmun Ghosh, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: ​Smart hybrid materials

Peipei Li, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: ​Porous  membrane

Qingpeng Cheng, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Rifan Hardian, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Ruicong Wei, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Santanu Chand

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Tian Jin, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: MOFs, COFs, Gas Capture, Electrocatalysis

Weibin Lin, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: ​Self-assembly1, Chiroptical properties

Xie Yaqiang, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: ​Porous organic materials, OER

Zhen Li, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Membrane, polyelectrolyte, nanostructured, Electrochemical

Xiaowei Liu, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Lakshmeesha Upadhyaya, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Namita- Singh, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: MOF1, Drug delivery, HER, OER

Prakash Parvatkar, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Mahmoud Abdulhamid, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Sushil Kumar, Ph.D

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Zain Ali, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Hao Jiang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Taylor Jiangtao Liu, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Molecular Sieving Membrane, Nanostructure design, MF UF NF and Dense Membrane, Water treatment, Greenhouse Gas CO2 Separation, COF MOF

Tiara Puspasari, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Vikas Kumar, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Vinayak Kale, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Nanomaterials, Energy Conversion and Storage, Electrocatalysis, Supercapacitors, Batteries

Avishek Dey, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Cailing Chen, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: nanomaterial

Jie Shen, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Sharath Kandambeth, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Yanjun Ding, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Xiang Li, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Justyna Czaban-Jóźwiak, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellows

Research Interest: Organic Synthesis, Catalysis, Material chemistry, Organometallic chemistry, Total synthesis, Metal-Organic Framework

Qiong Lei, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: ​Electrochemical catalysis, Organic Synthesis, Nanomaterials

Gengwu Zhang, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: ​Supramolecular Organic Research

Ph.D. Students

Nawader AlQadhi

Ph.D. Student

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

Guanxing Li

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Characterization, Porous material, Nanocatalysis

Lubna Rehman

Chemical Engineering PhD Scholar

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

Esraa Fakeih

Ph.D Student

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

Shorooq Abdulrhman Alomar

Ph.D. Student

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

Tengyue He

Ph.D. Student

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

Rebecca Esposito

​Ph.D. Student

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

Quang-Thang Nguyen

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: ​Software Defined Radios, RF energy harvesting

Jose Ilton De Oliveira Filho

​Ph.D. Student

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

Emmanuel Alonso

Ph.D. Student

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

Dana Al Kelabi

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Drug delivery, Porous material, Organic Synthesis

Abdullah Bukhamsin

​Ph.D. Student

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

Eyad Qasem

​Ph.D. Student

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

I-Chun Chen

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: ​Membrane separation, Hydrogel-related biomaterials

Isaias de Sousa Barbosa Junior

​Ph.D. Student

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

Joyce Cavalcante da Silva

​Ph.D. Students

Research Interest: membranes, Renewable Materials, Sustainable engineering

Mariia Ferree

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: ​MOF, BioMOF, Nanotechnology, Analysis, Analytical chemistry

Martin Gede

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: ​Nanocomposite membranes, Microporous polymers, separation

Olga Krestinskaya

​Ph. D. Student

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

Rawan Al Natour

​Ph.D. Student

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

Salma Benzaria

​Ph.D. Student

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

Walaa Khushaim

​Ph.D. Student

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

Xiting Yuan

​Ph.D. Student

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

Zhanibek Bizak

​Ph.D. Student

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

Haoze Yang

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: ​Perovskite, nanomaterial, Semiconductor quantum dots

Ghada Ahmed

​Ph.D. Student

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

Noor Merdad

​Ph.D. Student

Razan Nughays

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Electron imaging, 4d S-UEM

Chen Yang

​Ph.D. Student

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

Jiahui Hu

​Ph.D. Student

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

Othman Alahmed

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Nanoparticles, Drug delivery

Cong Yang

​Ph.D. Student

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

Aliyah Fakim

​Ph.D. Student

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

Banan Alhazmi

Ph.D. Student

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

Somayah Qutub

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: ​Biotechnology, Drug delivery, Cancer vaccine

Xuanfu Zhu

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: ​​Polymer, Biomaterial, Drug delivery

Tingting Pan

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Porous materials, Water harvesting from air

Fadhilah Alduraiei

​Ph.D. Student

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

Ammar Aboalsaud

​Ph.D. Student

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

Ainur Sabirova

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: ​Membrane Design, Membrane Fabrication

Gheorghe Falca

​Ph.D. Student

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

Ainur Yerzhankyzy

Ph.D. Student

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

Mohammed Alalouni

Ph.D Student

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

Sandra Aristizabal

​Ph.D. Student

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

Khalid Hazazi

Ph.D Student

Research Interest: Gas separation, Natural Gas, Carbon Molecular Sieve

Saravanan Yuvaraja

​Ph.D. Student

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

Laila Elizabeth Khalil Cruz

Ph.D. Student

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

Maram Almalki

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: metal-organic frameworks, MOFs

Sheng Zhou

​Ph.D. Student

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

Walaa Baslyman

​Ph.D. Student

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

Zongyao Zhou

Ph.D. Student

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

Abdullah Almansouri

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Marine Ccology, Materials Modeling

Feng Xie

​Ph.D. Student

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

Mani Teja Vijjapu

​Ph.D. Student

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

Tutku Beduk

​Ph.D. Student

Lujain R. Alfilfil

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: ​Chemistry, Catalysis, nanostructured materials

Mram Al-Yami

​Ph.D. Student

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

Norah Alsadun

​Ph.D. Student

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

Dong Guo

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Lithium sulfur batteries, membrane materials

Zeynabou Thiam

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: 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

Master Students

Aron Kristof Beke

MS/PhD Student

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

Ahmed Albuwaydi

Master Student

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

Vanessa Arenas

Master Student

Research Interest: Chemical process, Process sustainability, membrane technology

Saptami Suresh Shetty


Research Interest: Biometerials, biosensors applications

Praise Eromosele

MS student of Chemical Engineering

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

Malinalli Ramirez Martinez

Environmental Science and Engineering master's student

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

Abdullah Al Oraifi

Master Student

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

Maryam Yaghmour

​Master Student

Research Interest: Porous materials, Organic Synthesis, seperation

Diana Gulyas Oldal

​Master Student

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

Abdullah Alabdulaaly

Master Student

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

Batool Altaher

​Master Student

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

Adilya Bakambekova

​Master Student

Research Interest: ​Neuromorphic engineering, spiking neural network

Carlos Zan

​Master Student

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

Fellipe Leandro

​Master Student

Research Interest: Embedded systems, Reconfigurable computing

Imran Pervez

Master Students

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

Fawwaz Elahi

​Master Student

Research Interest: ​Carbon molecular sieves, Gas separation

Manar Shlbi

​Master Student

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

Murtadha Aljubran

​Master Student

Research Interest: ​Nanofiltrtation, Reverse osmosis

Abdulmajeed Hashem

​Master Student

Research Interest: Trianglamine macrocycles, Gas separation, Ion separation

Li Zhang

​Master Student

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

Abdulhadi Alhaji

​Masters Student

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

Research Support

Abdulkarim Bukhari

Research Technician

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

Pooja Thakur

Lab Research Specialist and Technologist

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

Joyeeta Dutta, Ph.D.

​Research Specialist and Lab Technologist

Research Interest: ​Materials Science and Engineering, Polymer Nano-composite, ​MOF, Polymer-based membranes

Nouran Tashkandi

​Research Technician

Research Interest: ​Molecular biology, Environmental monitoring, Analytical chemistry, Nanotechnology, Environmental analytical chemistry, Electrochemistry, Electrochemical analysis, Environmental chemistry, Carbon nanomaterials, Voltammetry, carbon, Electroanalytical chemistry, Impedance analysis, Electrochemical detection, Surface, Electro chemistry, Graphite, Electroanalysis, Electrochemical instrument, Amperometry, Electrochemical Sensors, Modified electrode, Screen printing, Molecularly Imprinted Polymers, Materials Modeling

Thi Phuong Nga Nguyen

Lab Equipment Specialist

Research Interest: ​Membrane preparation, Membrane filtration, Desalination

Administrative Staff

Vidhyalakshmi Nagarajan

Administrative Services Officer

Abeer Alkadi

Executive secretary

Jamuna Mani

Data Processor

Mohammad O. Sayeed

​Business Manager

Dalila Eddaoudi

Business Administrator

Zhenzhen Zou

​AI Solutions Architect

Chengcheng Xu

​Lab Startup Operations Professional

Cong Wang

​Lab assistant of Prof. Omar


Sebastian Celis

Master Student

Abdulaziz Alqahtani

Master Student

Saud Alhagbani

Master Student

Maryam Alsufyani

Master Student

Yasmeen Al Sunbul

Master Student

Magdalene Eziashi

Master Student

Umer Samin

Master Student

Ali Alabdulghani

Master Student

Buthainah Alshankiti

Ph.D. Student

Mengliu Li

Ph.D. Student

Dinesh Mahalingam

Ph.D. Student

Phuong Hoang

Ph.D. Student

Shenghong Zhong

Ph.D. Student

Yang Zhang

Ph.D. Student

Zain Ali

Ph.D. Student

Mahmoud Abdulhamid

Ph.D. Student

Faheem Hassan Akhtar

Ph.D. Student

Hao Jiang

Ph.D. Student

Tiara Puspasari

Ph.D. Student

Rahul Shevate

Ph.D. Student

Haneen Omar

Ph.D. Student

Shahad Alsaiari

Ph.D. Student

Safa’a Al-Rehili

Ph.D. Student

Zhaohui Liu

Ph.D. Student

Ayalew Assen

Ph.D. Student

Valeriya Chernikova

Ph.D. Student

Yujiang Zhong

Ph.D. Student

Zhijie Chen

Ph.D. Student

Kholod Alamoudi

Ph.D. Student

Mohamed Amen Hammami

Ph.D. Student

Yung Lin (Alex) Yang

Ph.D. Student

Yevhen Fatieiev

Ph.D Student

Dalal Alezi

Ph.D Student

Nasser Alaslai

Ph.D. Student

Jamaliah Aburabie

Ph.D. Student

Sijin Wu

​Scientific Operations Analyst

Jehad El-Demellawi

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Salem Altaweel

​Master Student

Research Interest: Interfacial polymerization, Organic nano-filtration

Abdellatif Ait Lahcen, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Electrochemical Sensors, Molecularly Imprinted Polymers

Gergo Ignacz

​Ph.D. Student

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

Heng-Yu Chi

Ph.D Student

Research Interest: MOF and Zeolite membrane, Gas Permeation

Rafiq Ahmad, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Dongwei Lu, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Sandeep Surya, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Xinghua Li, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: ​​Electron Microscopy1, Nanostructures

Ben Hang Yin, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Hui Zhu, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Carbonaceous materials, Electrochemistry