Joyce Cavalcante da Silva


​Ph.D. Students

Research Interests

​As a new member of the AMPM Center at KAUST, my aim is to use sustainable engineering to develop green alternatives for conventional decontamination systems, using renewable materials as the main source of my work. My research interests include inorganic and polymeric materials and the development of novel mixed matrix membranes for the segregation of organic compounds, found in natural reservoirs of water. 


  • ​BSc, Materials' Engineering, UFRN, Natal (Brazil), 2019
  • MSc in Materials' Science and Engineering, UFRN, Natal (Brazil), 2020 

Professional Profile

  • ​2015-2016: Researcher, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest (Hungary)
  • 2018-2019: Researcher, UFRN, Natal (Brazil)
  • 2019-2019: Researcher, Brazilian National Laboratory of Nanotechnology, Campinas (Brazil)
  • 2020-Present: Ph.D. Student, KAUST, Thuwal (Saudi Arabia) 

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • ​American Chemical Society (ACS) 


  • ​2019, Academic Excellence Award (granted by UFRN)

KAUST Affiliations

  • Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Center (AMPMC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

membranes Renewable Materials Sustainable engineering