Khalid Hazazi


Ph.D Student

Research Interests

Fine-tuning the submicroporous microstructure of carbon molecular sieve (CMS) membranes for a wide range of notoriously difficult gas separation applications including carbon capture, hydrogen purification, air separation, natural gas processing and olefin/paraffin separations.

Selected Publications

  • K. Hazazi, X. Ma, Y. Wang, W. Ogieglo, A. Alhazmi, Y. Han, I. Pinnau, Ultra-selective carbon molecular sieve membranes for natural gas separations based on a carbon-rich intrinsically microporous polyimide precursor, J. Memb. Sci. 585 (2019) 1–9.
  • W. Ogieglo, A. Furchner, X. Ma, K. Hazazi, A.T. Alhazmi, I. Pinnau, Thin composite carbon molecular sieve membranes from a polymer of intrinsic microporosity precursor, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 11 (2019) 18770–18781.
  • Y. Wang, B.S. Ghanem, Z. Ali, K. Hazazi, Y. Han, I. Pinnau, Recent progress on polymers of intrinsic microporosity and thermally modified analogue materials for membrane‐based fluid separations, Small Struct. 2100049 (2021) 1–29.
  • G. Genduso, K. Hazazi, Z. Ali, B.S. Ghanem, A.T. Alhazmi, I. Pinnau, Carbon dioxide/methane mixed-gas adsorption, permeation and diffusion in a carbon molecular sieve film: experimental observation and modeling, J. Memb. Sci. 120114 (2021).


  • B.Sc, Chemical Engineering, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada, 2016
  • MS, Chemical Engineering, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2018
  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, KAUST, Saudi Arabia, 2018-2021

Scientific and Professional Membership


  • King Abdullah Scholarship Program (KASP) (2011 – 2016)
  • Laurentian University Academic Excellence Scholarship (2013 – 2016)
  • Academic Excellence Awards by Saudi Cultural Bureau in Canada (2012 – 2016) 
  • KAUST Fellowship (2016 – present)

KAUST Affiliations

  • Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Center (AMPMC)
  • Chemical Engineering Program (CE)
  • Physical Science and Engineering Division (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Membrane science1 Carbon Molecular Sieve Hydrogen Purification Olefin/Paraffin Separation