Maria Di Vincenzo

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

My research interests revolve around desalination, targeted ion separation, and membrane fabrication, with particular focus on the synthesis and characterization of thin-film nanocomposite (TFN) or biomimetic membranes for nanofiltration and reverse osmosis applications, obtained via the well known interfacial polymerization approach.

Selected Publications

  • Biomimetic artificial water channels membranes for enhanced desalination, Di Vincenzo et al., Nature Nanotechnology (2021)
  • Tunable membranes incorporating artificial water channels for high-performance brackish/low-salinity water reverse osmosis desalination, Di Vincenzo et al., Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences (2021)
  • Polyol-functionalized thin-film composite membranes with improved transport properties and boron removal in reverse osmosis, Di Vincenzo et al., Journal of Membrane Science (2017)


B.Sc. in Environmental Engineering (University of Palermo, Italy)
M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
Ph.D. in Chemistry and Physico-Chemistry of Materials (University of Montpellier, France)
Post-doctoral Researcher (KAUST, Saudi Arabia)


Best Poster Prize "Nature Nanotechnology" awarded by Fabio Pulizzi - Chief Editor at Dead Sea Water Workshop (February 2019)

Research Interests Keywords

Desalination Ion separation thin-film nanocomposite Interfacial polymerization Reverse osmosis Nanofiltration Biomimetic membranes