Hamid Zentou

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow


3266-WS03 Level 3 Building 4

Research Interests

Modelling and optimization of chemical and separation processes towards higher performance and lower energy consumption.

Selected Publications

  • Modelling of mass transfer during pervaporation of ethanol/water mixture using polydimethylsiloxane membrane, 2021, Zentou, H., Abidin, Z. Z., Yunus, R., Biak, D. R. A., Issa, M. A., & Pudza, Chemical Engineering Research and Design (2021)
  • Optimization and modeling of the performance of polydimethylsiloxane for pervaporation of ethanol− water mixture, Zentou, H., Abidin, Z. Z., Yunus, R., Biak, D. R. A., & Issa, M. A., Journal of Applied Polymer Science (2021)
  • A new model of alcoholic fermentation under a byproduct inhibitory effect, Zentou, H., Zainal Abidin, Z., Yunus, R., Awang Biak, D. R., Abdullah Issa, M., & Yahaya Pudza, M, ACS omega (2021)
  • Efficient removal of Cu (II) from aqueous systems using enhanced quantum yield nitrogen-doped carbon nanodots, Issa, M. A., Abidin, Z. Z., Pudza, M. Y., & Zentou, H., RSC Advances (2020)
  • Comparative study of predicting the molecular diffusion coefficient for polar and non-polar binary gas using neural networks and multiple linear regressions, Melzi, N., Khaouane, L., Ammi, Y., Hanini, S., Laidi, M., & Zentou, H, Kemija u industriji: Časopis kemičara i kemijskih inženjera Hrvatske (2019)
  • Overview of alternative ethanol removal techniques for enhancing bioethanol recovery from fermentation broth, Zentou, H., Abidin, Z. Z., Yunus, R., Awang Biak, D. R., & Korelskiy, D., Processes (2019)


  • Ph.D., Chemical engineering, UPM, Serdang, Malaysia
  • B.Sc., M.Sc., Process Engineering, UDBKM, Khemis Miliana, Algeria

Professional Profile

  • 2022-01 - Present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

Scientific and Professional Membership

Member, International Network of Algerian Scientists (INAS)

KAUST Affiliations

PSE - Physical and Engineering Division

Research Interests Keywords

Separation and purification membranes Bio-fuels Modelling and Simulation Chemical processes optimization