Muhammad Mubashir

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoc fellow



Research Interests

My specialty is membrane materials, hollow fiber membrane , process intensification via membrane applications. I am developing advanced materials for separation applications, primarily focused on nano-scale and MOFs, COFs, Zeolites, and metal materials. My research interests lie with the engineering of responsive separation materials allowing for simultaneous capture, sieving, conversion or sensing of contaminants or resources in dilute streams. I have developed scalable technologies to generate nano-porous membrane materials and surface modifications towards resource recovery

Specialties: Hollow fiber Membrane fabrication, membrane processes, membrane reactors; advanced materials development; Microporous materials (MOF, COF…); interfaces engineering; Modeling;

Selected Publications

  • Ultra-permeable intercalated metal-induced microporous polymer nano-dots rooted smart membrane for environmental remediation, Abulhassan Ali, Muhammad Mubashir*, Aymn Abdulrahman, Patrick Phelan, Chemosphere, 2022. 
  • Recent Advances and Challenges of Deep Eutectic Solvent based Supported Liquid Membranes, Muhammad Mubashir, Fernanda Neira D’Angelo, Fausto Gallucci, Separation and purification review, 2022
  • Effect of process parameters over carbon-based ZIF-62 nano-rooted membrane for environmental pollutants separation, Muhammad Mubashir*, Rahman Ashena, Awais Bokhari, Ahmad Mukhtar, Sidra Saqib, Abulhassan Ali, Pau Loke Show, Chemosphere, 2021
  • Cellulose acetate-based membranes by interfacial engineering and integration of ZIF-62 glass nanoparticles for CO2 separation, Muhammad Mubashir, Ludovic F Dumée, Yeong Yin Fong, Norwahyu Jusoh, Journal of hazardous materials, 2021
  • Efficient CO2/N2 and CO2/CH4 separation using NH2-MIL-53 (Al)/cellulose acetate (CA) mixed matrix membranes, Muhammad Mubashir, Yin Fong Yeong, Kok Keong Lau, Thiam Leng Chew, Jusoh Norwahyu, Separation and Purification Technology, 2018


PhD in Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Dec-2019
MSc in Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, April 2016
BSc in Chemical Engineering, UET Lahore, August 2012

Professional Profile

  • 2022 - Present: Postdoctoral fellow, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Saudi Arab
  • 2020 - 2022: Lecturer, Asia Pacific University of technology & Innovation, Malaysia
  • 2019 -2020: Postdoctoral fellow, Technical Eindhoven University (TU Eindhoven), Netherlands

Scientific and Professional Membership

Associate member at IChemE,

KAUST Affiliations

PSE - Physical and Engineering Division

Research Interests Keywords

Metal membrane Ceramic hollow fiber membrane Composite flat sheet membrane Composite hollow fiber membrane Polymer hollow fiber membrane DD3R Zeolite membrane