Prashant Bhatt, Ph.D.

Center Staff

Staff Scientist

Research Interests

Dr. Bhatt is interested in developing new porous materials with interesting properties and applications with special focus on adsorption and separation. He is also interested in the molecular level insight of adsorption processes by visualization of gas molecules inside crystalline porous materials using in situ X-ray diffraction.

Selected Publications

  • A fine-tuned fluorinated MOF addresses the needs for trace CO2 removal and air capture using physisorption
    P.M. Bhatt, Y. Belmabkhout, A. Cadiau, K. Adil, O. Shekhah, A. Shkurenko, L.J. Barbour, M....
    Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 138, pp. 9301-9307, (2016)
  • A metal-organic framework–based splitter for separating propylene from propane
    A. Cadiau, K. Adil, P.M. Bhatt, Y. Belmabkhout, M. Eddaoudi
    Science, Vol. 353, Issue 6295, pp. 137-140, (2016)
  • Hydrolytically stable fluorinated metal-organic frameworks for energy-efficient dehydration
    A. Cadiau, Y. Belmabkhout, K. Adil, P. M. Bhatt, R. S. Pillai, A. Shkurenko, C. Martineau-...
    Science, Vol. 356, Issue 6339, pp. 731-735, (2017)
  • Valuing Metal–Organic Frameworks for Postcombustion Carbon Capture: A Benchmark Study for Evaluating Physical Adsor...
    K. Adil, P. M. Bhatt, Y. Belmabkhout, S.M.T. Abtab, H. Jiang, A. H Assen, A. Mallick, A. C...
    Advanced Materials, Vol. 29, Issue 39, pp.1702953, (2017)
  • Isoreticular rare earth fcu-MOFs for the selective removal of H2S from CO2 containing gases
    P. M. Bhatt, Y. Belmabkhout, A. H Assen, Ł. J.Weseliński, H. Jiang, A. Cadiau, D.-X. Xue, ...
    Chemical Engineering Journal, Vol.324, pp.392-396, (2017)
  • A fine-tuned metal–organic framework for autonomous indoor moisture control
    R. G. AbdulHalim, P. M. Bhatt, Y. Belmabkhout, A. Shkurenko, K. Adil, L. J Barbour, M. Edd...
    Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 139, pp. 31, 10715-10722, (2017)


  • ​PhD , Chemistry, School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India, 2008

Professional Profile

  • 2014-2018: Post-doctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2009-2013: Post-doctoral fellow, University of Stellenbosch

Research Interests Keywords

metal-organic frameworks Porous materials X-Ray Crystallography Gas adsorption CO2 Capture Gas Storage and Separation