Muhammad Irshad Baig

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow



Research Interests

I am interested in making membrane production processes more sustainable by investigating and identifying new membrane materials. The sustainable membranes will be applied to provide innovative solutions in the chemical separations industry to recycle and recover constituents from waste streams.

Selected Publications

  • Sustainable Membrane Production through Polyelectrolyte Complexation Induced Aqueous Phase Separation, M.I. Baig, E.N. Durmaz, J.D. Willott, W.M. de Vos, Advanced Functional Materials, 2020
  • Sustainable Aqueous Phase Separation membranes prepared through mild pH shift induced polyelectrolyte complexation of PSS and PEI, M.I. Baig, P.P.I.Sari, J.Li, J.D. Willott, W. M. de Vos, Journal of Membrane Science, 2021
  • Polyelectrolyte complex hollow fiber membranes prepared via aqueous phase separation, M.I. Baig, M. Pejman, J.D. Willott, A. Tiraferri, W.M. de Vos, ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 2022
  • Water vapor transport properties of interfacially polymerized thin film nanocomposite membranes modified with graphene oxide and GO-TiO2 nanofillers, M.I. Baig, P.G. Ingole, J. Jeon, S.U. Hong, W.K. Choi, H.K. Lee, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2019


  • PhD, Membrane Science and Technology, University of Twente, The Netherlands, 2021
  • MSc, Advanced Energy Technology, University of Science and Technology, South Korea, 2016
  • BSc, Materials Engineering, GIKI, Pakistan

Professional Profile

  • 2021 - 2023, Scientific Researcher, Membrane Science and Technology Cluster, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • 2016-2017, Assistant Researcher, Low Carbon Process Laboratory, Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER), South Korea.

Scientific and Professional Membership

American Chemical Society (ACS)

KAUST Affiliations

PSE - Physical and Engineering Division

Research Interests Keywords

Membrane Fabrication Sustainable production thin film composite coatings aqueous phase separation