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

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

Zhen Li, Ph.D.

Research Scientists

Research Interests: Membrane, polyelectrolyte, nanostructured, Electrochemical

Yuvaraj Sivalingam

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Nanomaterials synthesis, gas sensor arrays, biosensors applications, nanogenerators, photodetector devices, organic field effect transistors

Xiaowei Liu, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

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

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.

Senior ​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

Tiara Puspasari, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

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

Thien Nguyen

​Research Scientist

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

Simil Thomas

Research Scientist

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

Sharath Kandambeth, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

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

Ruicong Wei, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

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

Roshni Thankamony, Ph.D.

​Research Scientist

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

Rifan Hardian, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

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

Rafael Canevesi

Research Scientist

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

Radosław Górecki

Research Scientist

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

Qiong Lei, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: ​Electrochemical catalysis, Organic Synthesis, Nanomaterials

Osama Shekhah, Ph.D.

Principal ​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

Maria Di Vincenzo

Research Scientist

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

Lukman Alimi, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Design1, preparation and charcterisation of smart materials

Li Cao, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: 2D materials, membranes, Ion conduction

Lakshmeesha Upadhyaya, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

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

Jianxin Wang

Research Scientist

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

Javeed Mahmood

Senior Research Scientist

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

Hao Jiang, Ph.D.

Research Scientists

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

Gopalsamy Karuppasamy

Research Scientist

Research Interests: metal-organic frameworks, Density functional Theory, grand canonical Monte Carlo simulation, Force field development

Gengwu Zhang, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: ​Supramolecular Organic Research

Cailing Chen, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: nanomaterial

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

Ayeesha Mujeeb

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Peptide self-assembly, Peptide-polymer conjugates, 3D hydrogels, Biomaterials, Tissue engineering, Drug delivery systems, Translational research

Research Staff

Arnaud Chaix


Research Interests: Inorganic nanomaterials, surface functionalization, supramolecular chemistry, Schiff-bases macrocycles, gels, hydrogels, Nanomedicine, gas capture and separation, gas detection, pollutant capture, artificial water channels

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

Zhongzhen Wang

Postdoc Fellow

Research Interests: membranes, separations, Nanofiltration, OARO, Porous materials, Polymers, Math Modeling, Process design, Technoeconomic Analysis

Youdong Cheng

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Yesid Murillo

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Interests: adsorption, photocatalysis, Calorimetry, Activated Carbon, SBA-15

Yang Zhou, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Yafeng Xu

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: DFT calculations, AIMD, Catalytic reaction mechanism, Materials properties

Xu Jiang

Postdoctoral fellow

Research Interests: Membrane, Chemically stable MOFs, Gas separation

Xin Zhu

Postdoctoral fellow

Research Interests: photophysics, X-Ray imaging, X-Ray Detection

Xin Song

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Xray detection, perovskite single crystal

Xin Liu

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Self-assembly1, Porous materials

Xiaofan Hu, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Polymer Synthesis, Gas separation

Xianghao Han


Research Interests: Seawater lithium extraction

Xi Zhang

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: X-Ray imaging, X-Ray Detection, Scintillators, Photoelectrochemistry

Weibin Lin, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Self-assembly1, Chiroptical properties

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

Tian Jin, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: MOFs, COFs, Gas Capture, Electrocatalysis

Syed Usman Taqui

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Sujan Mondal

Postdoctoral Researcher

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

Sufia Khatoon

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Interests: Flow through porous media, Computational fluid dynamics, Inverse problems, Uncertainty quantification, Heat transfer

Soumaya Khlifi

Global Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Materials Science, Hybrid Composites, Membranes, Polymers, Molecular Recognition, Inorganic Clusters, Luminescence

Shuhao An

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: COFs, adsorption, Lithium extraction, Electrochemical

Seokjin Kim

Postdoctoral Fellow ​

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

Santu Ruidas

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Covalent Organic Frameworks, Energy Application, Gas adsorption and separation

Salman Qadir


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

Raghu Vamsy Maligal Ganesh

PostDoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: heterogenous catalysis, intermetallic nanoparticles

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

Nasrin Kabeer

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: MXene, MOF, Energy Storage applications including Supercapacitors and Battery

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 Irshad Baig

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Membrane Fabrication, Sustainable production, thin film composite coatings, aqueous phase separation

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: Covalent Organic Frameworks, heterogenous catalysis, Metal Nanoparticles, photocatalysis

Mohammad Tausif Ahmad

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Mohammad Asif

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Marina Barsukova

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Marcel Balcik

PostDoctoral Fellow

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

Lijie Wang


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

Liang Ying (Tim) Ee

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Resource recovery, membrane sepration, Molecularly/Ion-imprinted Polymers, Analytical chemistry, Electrochemistry

Khamidulla Tukhtaev

Postdoctoral fellow

Research Interests: Organic Synthesis, stereodivergent methods, Organocatalysis, Iminophosphoranes

Kairui Liu

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Kai Qu

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Membrane Separation, Gas separation, Metal Organic Framework, Porous Organic Cage

Jun Miao

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Polyoxometalates, Nanocarbons, POMbranes

Jose Ilton De Oliveira Filho

Postdoctoral fellow

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

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

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

Iqbaal Abdurrokhman

Postdoctoral fellow

Research Interests: Ionic liquids, Deep eutectic solvents, Vibrational spectroscopy

Hakkim Vovusha

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Guining Chen

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Metal-organic Framworks, Gas separation, Mixed matrix membranes, Pure MOF membranes

Gergo Ignacz

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Fang Fang

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Self-assembly, Functional Polymer Materials

Eduardo Perez-Botella

Postdoctoral fellow

Research Interests: Adsorbents, separation processes, electrification, structured adsorbents, process simulation

Cristina Negro

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Porous Materials, Gas sorption, Topology, Metal-Organic Frameworks

Chunyang Li

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Biplab Joarder, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Bingbing Yuan

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Design of polymer membrane material, structural regulation and extend of application

Bingbing Chen

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: MOFs, Green synthesis, Gas adsorption and separation

Aslam Shaikh

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Organic Synthesis, Photoredox catalysis, Organic Fluorophores

Anita Justin

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs), Gas sorption, CO2 capture, Gas separation, Material Characterization

Aleksandr Sapianik

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Abdul Ghaffar

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: 2D materials, Ultrathin Membranes, Responsive membranes, Composite membrane

Ph.D. Students

Zhanibek Bizak

​Ph.D. Student

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

Zainb Alismail

Ms/PhD Student

Research Interests: Hydrogen production, and gas separation, membranes, CC&U

Yurii Tsyban

PhD student

Yuanfan Wen


Research Interests: Manganese halide scintillators, organic solar cells, X-ray detector, 3D X-ray imaging

Xuecui Zou

Ph.D fellow

Research Interests: BioMEMS, Flexible and printable MEMS-based Devices, AI-assistant MEMS Device Design and Optimization, Optical MEMS, NEMS/MEMS-based Low-Power Devices and Circuits

Xiting Yuan

​Ph.D. Student

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

Wentao Wu


Research Interests: X-Ray Detection

Walaa Baslyman

​Ph.D. Student

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

Wagner Barth Lenz

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: sensors, Chaos, Dynamical Systems, Control Systems

Vladislav Liamin

PhD Student

Research Interests: ​Advanced porous materials, Pervaporation, Polymeric Membranes

Vinicius Santos

PhD student

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

Viktoriia Zheltova

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Lipid nanoparticles, magnetite nanoparticles, MRI visualisation, Drug delivery

Viktor Toth

PhD student

Research Interests: Organic Synthesis, Microporous Polymer Synthesis, separation

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

Shumei Wang

PhD Student

Research Interests: Perovskite nanocrystals, Sintillator, Flexible Indirect X-ray Detection

Shorooq Abdulrhman Alomar

Ph.D. Candidate

Research Interests: Energy transfer, photophysics, Photochemistry, X-ray imaging scintillators, PV

Shahad Alotaiby

PhD student

Research Interests: Drug delivery, biomedical sciences, personalized medicine

Sarvarkhodzha Nematulloev

Ph.D. student

Research Interests: SUEM, 4D SUEM

Saravanakumar Ganesan

PhD student

Research Interests: PSA, Cycle sequence

Saptami Suresh Shetty

PhD Student

Research Interests: Biometerials, biosensors applications

Salma Benzaria

​Ph.D. Student

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

Rukhma Javaid

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Material Science, 3D bio-printing, Tissue Engineering, regenerative medicine, sustainable production of chemicals and pharmaceuticals

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

Mufeeda Mundummal

PhD student of Sensors Lab

Research Interests: ​Biosensors, MXenes, Electrochemical Sensors, Biomarkers, Nanomaterials

Mona Almaghrabi


Research Interests: Energy Conversion and Storage, Catalysis

Marwan Alamro

PhD Student

Research Interests: hybrid modelling, Machine Learning, Reactor Design, reactor engineering, Process design

Martin Gede

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ​Nanocomposite membranes, Microporous polymers, separation

Mario Soto Martinez

PhD student

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

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

Lubna Rehman

Chemical Engineering PhD Scholar

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

Liang Feng

PhD Student

Research Interests: Glass-ceramic, Membrane, Lithium extraction

Li Zhang

PhD student

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

Lavita Nuraviana Rizalputri

PhD Student

Research Interests: electrochemical sensing, Biosensor, Nanomaterials, Point-of-care

Lana Bader

PHD Student

Research Interests: Sustainable membrane separation, Machine Learning, Sustainable engineering

Khozama Almohawes

PhD Student

Research Interests: Porous materials, supermolecular organic research, COFs, Organic Synthesis

Kenia Moreno Martinez

PhD Student

Research Interests: Chemical process, Reactors

Katya Michelle Aguilar Perez Aguilar Perez

PhD student

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

Juan Huerta Salcedo

PhD student

Research Interests: sensors, nanofabrication

I-Chun Chen

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ​Membrane separation, Hydrogel-related biomaterials

Haochen Wang

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: organic chemistry

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

Feng Xie

​Ph.D. Student

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

Felipe Salto

PhD student

Research Interests: Moddeling, Desalination, pyrolysis

Fawwaz Elahi

PhD student

Research Interests: ​Carbon molecular sieves, Gas separation

Eziz Naryyev

PhD student

Research Interests: Water treatment, Organic Synthesis, catalysts, Porous materials

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

Enas Howsawi

PhD Student

Research Interests: Nanomaterials, Catalysis, thin films, nano membranes

Emmanuel Alonso

Ph.D. Student

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

Eman Alrehaili

Phd student

Research Interests: nano material science

Elizaveta Maltseva

PhD student

Research Interests: Hybrid Materials, Biopolymers, Drug delivery, stimuli-responsive materials

Diana Gulyas Oldal


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

Dana Al Kelabi

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Drug delivery, Porous material, Organic Synthesis

Daísy Ferreira

PhD student

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

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

Azimet Karluk

PhD Student

Research Interests: Nanomaterials, catalysts, Ammonia gas synthesis, DRM

Artem Rashevskii

PhD Student

Research Interests: organic chemistry, Polymer chemistry, Porous materials

Aron Kristof Beke

PhD Student

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

Anas Bintin

PhD student

Research Interests: Nano-materials, ​Advanced porous materials, Hydrogen evolution reactions, hydrogen storage

Amr Dahman

PhD Student

Research Interests: Spectroscopy, Photophysics, X-ray detectors

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

Aida Rakhimbekova

PhD student

Research Interests: biosensors applications, optical sensors, Electrochemical Sensors

Abdullah Bukhamsin

​Ph.D. Student

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

Abdullah Alshehri

PhD Candidate

Research Interests: Analog/mixed signal design circuit, Data Converter, ROIC, ASIC, ADC

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

Samiya Khaliq

MS/PhD Student

Research Interests: Machine Learning, Perovskites, Electronic Application

Saba Bin Hemid

Master Student

Research Interests: Metal-Organic Framework, synthesis, Solid-State Materials, Porous materials

Ruba Alshaeri

Bioengineering Master Student

Research Interests: Early detection of disease using nanoparticles, Drug Delivery, Biomaterials

Reka Nemeth

Master Student

Research Interests: Organocatalysis, Polymers, membranes, Sustainable engineering

Rahaf Bashmail

MS Student

Research Interests: Biomaterials, Nanomedicine

Nida Nazeer Ahmed Khalfay

Graduate Student Researcher

Research Interests: Target delivery systems, Nanoformulations, Nanoparticles, Nanoremediation

Murtadha Aljubran

​Master Student

Research Interests: ​Nanofiltrtation, Reverse osmosis

Murilo Faleiros

Master Student

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

Mohammed Alsaleh

Master Student

Research Interests: Rare Earth Elements, separation, adsorption, Process modification, Intensification

Marwan Khayyat

Master Student

Research Interests: Liquid adsorption, H2 generation, CO2 Capture, clean fuel, Aromatics production and extraction, simulation, process intensification, process optimization

Jesus Marquez Aviles

MS/PhD Student

Research Interests: Drug delivery, Nanotechnology, Biomaterials

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

Hussain Alyosef

Masters Student

Research Interests: Hydrogen production, Simulated Moving Bed, CO2 Mitigation, Utilization of Biomass, Health

Glenda Teran Cuadrado

MSc/PhD Student

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

Ghala Alsaigh

Master Student

Research Interests: ​Metal-organic Framworks, MOF design and synthesis, Reticular chemistry, topology, gas separations, sensors

Ghada Alrashid

Master Student

Research Interests: Drug delivery, Regenerative Nanomedicine, Biomaterials

Egor Milovanov

M.S./Ph.D, Student

Research Interests: Modeling, adsorption, mixing

Daniyah Althobaiti

Master Student

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

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


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

Alanis Chicaiza Zambrano

Master Student

Research Interests: sensors, Tissue Engineering, Materials

Alaa Almushaikrh

MS student

Research Interests: Scintillators, high energy photons detection

Aiman Fakieh

MS/Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: wearable sensors, Embedded systems, Gas sensors

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

Abdullah Al shehri

Master Student

Research Interests: Polymeric Membranes, Gas separation, Hydrogen Purification

Abdulhadi Alhaji

​Masters Student

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

Abdulaziz Al-Buhmail

Master Student

Research Interests: Membranes, Porous Materials

Abdulaziz Alali

M.S./PhD Student

Research Interests: MOFs, COFs, supermolecular frameworks, photocatalysis, Hydrogen production, Organic Synthesis

Research Support

Yingge Wang

Research Consultant

Yanjie Zhu

Research Assistant

Wei Yang

Research Assistant

Ting Xu

Research Specilist

Research Interests: membrane sepration, Covalent Organic Frameworks

Liang Wang

Lab Technician

Research Interests: Porous materials, Gas adsorption, CO2 Capture

Administrative Staff

Rosemarie Reyes

Program and Communications Coordinator

Martina Viglasska

Program and Communications Coordinator

Jing Bai

Operations and Administrative Analyst

Chengcheng Xu

​Lab Startup Operations Professional


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

Zhipeng Wu

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

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

Zain Ali, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

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

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

Yanying Li

Postdoctoral fellow

Research Interests: Blood brain barrier, Glioma, Self-assembly, Target

Yanjun Ding, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Yang Zhang

Ph.D. Student

Xuanfu Zhu

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ​​Polymer, Biomaterial, Drug delivery

Xinglong Dong, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Catalysis, zeolite, naphtha, olefins

Xinghua Li, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​​Electron Microscopy1, Nanostructures

Xie Yaqiang, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Porous organic materials, OER

Xiaoqian Wang

Postdoctoral Fellow

Xiang Li, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Walaa Khushaim

​Ph.D. Student

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

Vivekanand Sharma

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

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

Usman Yaqoob

Postdoctoral fellow

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

Umer Samin

Master Student

Tutku Beduk

​Ph.D. Student

Tingting Pan

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Porous materials, Water harvesting from air

Thi Phuong Nga Nguyen

Lab Equipment Specialist

Research Interests: ​Membrane preparation, Membrane filtration, Desalination

Sushil Kumar, Ph.D

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Sumana Bhattacharjee

PhD Student

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

Stefan Chisca, PhD

​Research Scientist

Somayah Qutub

​Ph.D. Student

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

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

Shawkat Ali

Research Scientist

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

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

Shaden Albahrani

Master student

Research Interests: Sustainable engineering, membranes

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

Sandra Aristizabal

​Ph.D. Student

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

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

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

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

Pooja Thakur

Lab Research Specialist and Technologist

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

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

Narendra Kumar Rawat

Post Doctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Enhanced Oil Recovery, Design, and Development of EOR fluids, CO2-EOR and CCUS, Interfacial phenomenon (Surfactants, Polymers & Nanoparticles), Reservoir Characterization, CO2 capture and storage (CCUS; EOR), Modelling

Namita- Singh, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: MOF1, Drug delivery, HER, OER

Murtada Alsalman

Master student

Research Interests: membrane technology

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