Marcel Balcik

Postdoctoral Fellows

PostDoctoral Fellow


4 / 4216-WS14

Research Interests

Molecular simulations of gas separation properties of polymeric. Development of Monte Carlo and Molecular Dynamics procedures for accurate molecular modeling of polymers.

Selected Publications

  • Marcel Balçık, M. Göktuğ Ahunbay , Prediction of CO2-induced plasticization pressure in polyimides via atomistic simulations, Journal of Membrane Science, Volume 547, 2018, Pages 146-155


  • Marcel Balcik, Birgul Tantekin-Ersolmaz, M. Goktuğ Ahunbay, Interfacial analysis of mixed- matrix membranes under exposure to high-pressure CO, Journal of Membrane Science, Volume 607, 2020, 117147


  • Marcel Balcik, Sadiye Velioglu-Halitoglu, M. Göktuğ Ahunbay, Birgul Tantekin Ersolmaz, Can crosslinking improve both CO2 permeability and plasticization resistance in 6FDA- pBAPS/DABA copolyimides?, Polymer, Volume 205, 2020, 122789


  • Marcel Balçık, S. Birgül Tantekin-Ersolmaz, Ingo Pinnau, M. Göktuğ Ahunbay, CO2/CH4 mixed-gas separation in PIM-1 at high pressures: Bridging atomistic simulations with process modeling, Journal of Membrane Science, Volume 640, 2021, 119838

Professional Profile

  • 03/11/2021  - currently - KAUST, AMPM Center, Postdoctoral Fellow      
  • 05/11/2013  - 22/02/2021 –  Istanbul Technical University, Chemical Engineering, Research Assistant


Istanbul Technical University - 2021 Special Doctorate Award

KAUST Affiliations

  • Advanced Membranes & Porous Materials RC
  • Physical Sciences and Engineering

Research Interests Keywords

Polymeric Membranes Molecular Modeling Monte Carlo Simulations Molecular Dynamics Statistical Mechanics