Luban Rehman

Ph.D. Students

Chemical Engineering PhD Scholar

Research Interest

I have worked on the synthesis and fabrication of membranes for desalination applications and am interested in the thermodynamics, material properties, energetics and economics of these processes.

Selected Publications

  • Zhou Z, Dongwei L, Xiang Li, Rehman L, Lai Z, Roy A (2019) “Fabrication of highly Permeable Paper: Polyamide Membranes with Large “Leaf-like” Surface Nanostructures on Inorganic Supports for Organic Solvent Nanofiltration”, published in the Journal of Membrane Science, 2020 : 117932
  • Rehman L, Dey R, Lai Z, Gosh A, Roy A, “A reliable and Novel Approach based on Thermodynamic Property estimation from low to high salinities Aqueous Sodium Chloride solutions for water-energy nexus (WEN)”, published in Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, ACS Publications, 2020, 59 (36), 16029-16042.

Education

  • M.E, Chemical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science-Pilani, K.K. Birla Goa campus, India
  • B.E, Chemical Engineering, Visvesvaraya Technological University, India

Professional Profile

  • 2020-Present, Ph.D Chemical Engineering scholar, KAUST, K.S.A
  • 2018-2020, M.E, Chemical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science-Pilani, K.K. Birla Goa campus, India
  • 2013-2017, B.E, Chemical Engineering, Visvesvaraya Technological University, India
  • 2019, Student Intern at KAUST, K.S.A
  • 2017, Student Intern at Textron India Pvt. Ltd., Business Unit: Kautex-Germany, India
  • 2016, Student Intern at Banashankari Chemicals Pvt Ltd., India

Awards

  • 4th University Rank holder in B.E Chemical Engineering-Visvesvaraya Technological University, India
  • 1st University Rank holder in M.E, Chemical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science-Pilani, K.K. Birla Goa campus, India
  • Presented at AdChE-2020 International Conference on Advancements in Chemical Engineering, UPES, Uttarakhand, India, and won the “Best Paper” award for: “Analysis of Thermo-acoustical parameters of Hypersaline solutions for applications in Osmotic Power Generation Technologies”, Rehman L, Damani T, Garg T, Sridhar V, Mittal V (2019).

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials (AMPM)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Membrane science1 Materials engineering Desalination Simulation studies Thermodynamics Process design