Rafael Canevesi

Research Scientists

Research Scientist


Building 4, level 3. 3266-WS05.

Research Interests

My research interest is process modeling, optimization, and Intensification through the development of new materials, new shaping methodologies, and new process configuration.

Selected Publications

  • Modeling High-Pressure Hydrogen Uptake by Nanoporous Metal-Organic Frameworks: Implications for Hydrogen Storage and Delivery, Ramirez-Vidal, P., Canevesi, R.L.S., Celzard, A., Fierro, V. , ACS Appl. Nano Mater (2022)
  • Hydration mechanisms of scheelite from adsorption isotherms and ab initio molecular dynamics simulations, Foucaud, Y., Canevesi, R.L.S., Celzard, A., Fierro, V., Badawi, M., Appl. Surf. Sci. (2021)
  • A Step Forward in Understanding the Hydrogen Adsorption and Compression on Activated Carbons, Ramirez-Vidal, P., Canevesi, R.L.S., Sdanghi, G., Schaefer, S., Maranzana, G., Celzard, A., Fierro, V., ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces (2021)
  • Molecular sieving of linear and branched C6 alkanes by tannin-derived carbons, Castro-Gutierrez, J.; Jardim, E.O.; Canevesi, R.L.S.; Kriesten, M.; Thommes, M.; Silvestre Albero, J.; Celzard, A.; Fierro, Carbon (2021)
  • Influence of activation conditions on textural properties and performance of activated biochars for pyrolysis vapors upgrading, Di Stasi, C., Greco, G., Canevesi, R.L.S., Izquierdo, M.T., Fierro, V., Celzard, A., González, B., Manyà, J.J. Fuel (2021)
  • Hierarchical tannin-derived carbons as efficient tetracycline adsorbents, Canevesi, R.L.S.; Sanchez-Sanchez, A.; Gadonneix, P.; Celzard, A.; Fierro, V. Applied Surface Science (2020)
  • Paracetamol removal by Kon-Tiki kiln-derived biochar and activated carbons, Bursztyn Fuentes, A.L.; Canevesi, R.L.S.; Gadonneix, P.; Mathieu, S.; Celzard, A.; Fierro, V., Crops and Products (2020)
  • Characterization of Carbon Materials for Hydrogen Storage and Compression, Sdanghi, G.; Canevesi, R.L.S.; Celzard, A.; Thommes, M.; Fierro, V., C — Journal of Carbon Research (2020)
  • Comparative adsorption of diclofenac sodium and losartan potassium in organophilic claypacked fixed-bed: X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy characterization, experimental tests and theoretical study on DFT-based chemical descriptors, Andrade, J.R.; Oliveira, M.F.; Canevesi, R.L.S.; Landers, R.; Silva, M.G.C.; Vieira, M.G.A., Journal of Molecular Liquids (2020)
  • Evaluation of simplified pressure swing adsorption cycles for bio-methane production, Canevesi, R.L.S.; Andreassen, K.A.; Silva, E.A.; Borba, C.E.; Grande, C.A., Adsorption (2019)
  • Towards a design a pressure swing unit for small scale biogas upgrading at biogas upgrading, Canevesi, R.L.S.; Borba, C.E.; da Silva, E.A.; Grande, C.A., Energy Procedia (2019)
  • Pressure swing adsorption for biogas upgrading with carbon molecular sieve, Canevesi, R.L.S.; Andreassen, K.A.; Da Silva, E.A.; Borba, C.E.; Grande, C.A., Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. (2018)
  • Optimization of multiple-effect evaporation in the pulp and paper industry using response surface methodology, Diel, C.L.; Canevesi, R.L.S.; Zempulski, D.A.; Awadallak, J.A.; Borba, C.E.; Palú, F.; Silva, E.A. Appl. Therm. Eng. (2016)
  • Chemical equilibrium of ion exchange in the binary mixture Cu2+ and Ca2+ in calcium alginate, Silva, M.G.C.; Canevesi, R.L.S.; Welter, R.A.; Vieira, M.G.A.; Silva, E.A., Adsorption (2015)


  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, State University of Western Parana (UNIOESTE), Toledo, Brazil, 2019
  • M.Sc., Chemical Engineering, State University of Western Parana (UNIOESTE), Toledo, Brazil, 2015
  • B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, State University of Western Parana (UNIOESTE), Toledo, Brazil, 2012

Professional Profile

  • 2019-2019 Postdoctoral fellow, UNIOESTE, Toledo, Brazil
  • 2019-2021 Postdoctoral fellow, Insitut Jean Lamour, Epinal, France
  • 2022-present Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

KAUST Affiliations

PSE - Physical and Engineering Division

Research Interests Keywords

Gas and liquid adsorption Process simulation and optimization CO2 Capture Atmospheric water harvesting Hybrid Processes