Mohamed Abdellah

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest

The synthesis of novel green membranes for liquid separation applications, organic solvent nanofiltration (OSN) and gas purification.

Selected Publications

  • Efficient degumming of crude canola oil using ultrafiltration membranes and bio-derived solvents, M.H. Abdellah, C.A. Scholes, L. Liu, S.E. Kentish, Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies, 59 (2019)

  • Organic solvent nanofiltration of binary vegetable oil/terpene mixtures: Experiments and modelling, M.H. Abdellah, L. Liu, C.A. Scholes, B.D. Freeman, S.E. Kentish, Journal of Membrane Science, 573 (2019)

  • A Cellulose/Catechin Composite Nanofiltration Membrane with Excellent Solvent Stability, M.H. Abdellah, L. Pérez‐Manríquez, T. Puspasari, C.A. Scholes, S.E. Kentish, K.-V.Peinemann, Journal of Membrane Science, 567 (2018)

  • Transport of terpenes through composite PDMS/PAN solvent resistant nanofiltration membranes, M.H. Abdellah, C.A. Scholes, B.D. Freeman, L. Liu, S.E. Kentish, Separation and Purification Technology, 207 (2018)

  • Effective Interfacially Polymerized Polyester Solvent Resistant Nanofiltration Membrane from Bioderived Materials, M.H. Abdellah, L. Pérez‐Manríquez, T. Puspasari, C.A. Scholes, S.E. Kentish, K.-V.
    Peinemann, Advanced Sustainable Systems, 2 (2018)

  • Photocatalytic decolorization of methylene blue using TiO2/UV system enhanced by air sparging, M.H. Abdellah, S.A. Nosier, A.H. El-Shazly, A.A. Mubarak, Alexandria Engineering Journal, 57 (2018)

Education

  • PhD, Chemical Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, 2020

  • MSc, Chemical Engineering, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt, 2015

  • BSc, Chemical Engineering, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt, 2010

Professional Profile

  • 2021-Present: Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

  • 2019-2020: Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

  • 2011-2016: Assistant Lecturer, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt

Scientific and Professional Membership

Membrane Society of Australasia (MSA)

Awards

  • 1. Eugen Singer Award, Melbourne School of Engineering, The University of Melbourne, 2018
  • 2. Clive Pratt Scholarship, Melbourne School of Engineering, The University of Melbourne, 2017
  • 3. Conference Travel Award, Melbourne School of Engineering, The University of Melbourne,
    2017
  • 4. PFPC Travel Award, Chemical Engineering Department, The University of Melbourne, 2017
  • 5. Melbourne International Fee Remission Scholarship (MIFRS), The University of Melbourne, 2016
  • 6. Melbourne International Research Scholarship (MIRS), The University of Melbourne, 2016
  • 7. Engineering Syndicate Shield for Excellence, Egypt, 2010
  • 8. Young Inventors’ Awards (YIA), Nahdet El Mahrousa association, Egypt, 2010
  • 9. DAAD (IAESTE) Award, 2009

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Green-based membranes Interfacial polymerization Organic Solvent nanofiltration (OSN) seperation photocatalysis