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.

Associate Professor of Chemical Science

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

Zhiping Lai, Ph.D.

​Associate 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.

​Associate 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

Shuvo Datta, Ph.D.

​Research Scientist

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

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.

​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

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

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

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

Zhen Li, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Membrane, polyelectrolyte, nanostructured, Electrochemical

Youdong Cheng

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Yi Li

Post-Doctoral Fellow

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

Yang Zhou, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Xin Liu

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Self-assembly1, Porous materials

Xie Yaqiang, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Porous organic materials, OER

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

Vikas Kumar, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

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

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

Sharath Kandambeth, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Shanshan Zhang

Postdoc Fellow

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

Seokjin Kim

Postdoctoral Fellow ​

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

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

Prakash Parvatkar, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Peiren Liu

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Synthetic Macrocycles, Functional Polymer Materials

Peipei Li, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Porous  membrane

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

Mohamed Abdellah

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

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

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


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

Irshad Kammakakam

Postdoctoral Fellow

Imtiyaz Bhat, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Hu Jiyun

PostDoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: COFs, Electrocatalysis

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

Geetanjali Deokar

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

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

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

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

Othman Alahmed

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Nanoparticles, Drug delivery

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

Nawader AlQadhi

Ph.D. Student

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

Mona Almaghrabi


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

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

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

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)

Chen Yang

​Ph.D. Student

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

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

Ainur Yerzhankyzy

Ph.D. Student

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

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

Vanessa Arenasangulo

Master Student

Research Interests: Chemical process, Process sustainability, membrane technology

Shanshan Hong

Master student

Research Interests: Membrane, separation

Saptami Suresh Shetty


Research Interests: Biometerials, biosensors applications

Samiya Khaliq

MS/PhD Student

Research Interests: Machine Learning, Perovskites, Electronic Application

Praise Eromosele

Master Student, Chemical Engineering

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

Murtadha Aljubran

​Master Student

Research Interests: ​Nanofiltrtation, Reverse osmosis

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

Malinalli Ramirez Martinez

Environmental Science and Engineering master's student

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

Li Zhang

​Master Student

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

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

Fawwaz Elahi

​Master Student

Research Interests: ​Carbon molecular sieves, Gas separation

Diana Gulyas Oldal

​Master Student

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

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

Aron Kristof Beke

MS/PhD Student

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

Alanis Chicaiza Zambrano

Master Student

Research Interests: sensors, Tissue Engineering, Materials

Adilya Bakambekova

​Master Student

Research Interests: ​Neuromorphic engineering, spiking neural network

Abdullah Alabdulaaly

Master Student

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

Abdullah Al Oraifi

Master Student

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

Abdulhadi Alhaji

​Masters Student

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

Research Support

Yingge Wang

Research Consultant

Thi Phuong Nga Nguyen

Lab Equipment Specialist

Research Interests: ​Membrane preparation, Membrane filtration, Desalination

Pooja Thakur

Lab Research Specialist and Technologist

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

Administrative Staff

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

Mohammad O. Sayeed

​Business Manager

Jing Bai

Operations and Administrative Analyst

Dalila Eddaoudi

Business Administrator

Chengcheng Xu

​Lab Startup Operations Professional

Aiping Chen

Data Solution Architect

Research Interests: Catalyst, Data


Zongyao Zhou

Ph.D. Student

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

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

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

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

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

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

Phuong Hoang

Ph.D. Student

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

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

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

Hui Zhu, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Carbonaceous materials, Electrochemistry

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)

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

Dalal Alezi

Ph.D Student

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 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

Abdulaziz Alqahtani

Master Student

Abdellatif Ait Lahcen, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Electrochemical Sensors, Molecularly Imprinted Polymers