Rifan Hardian, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

My research interest encompasses sustainable processes for developing porous materials and membranes for organic solvent nanofiltration (OSN), adsorption and catalysis. My work investigates the structure-property relationship in advanced composite membrane, surface modified membranes, mixed matrix membranes and metal-organic frameworks (MOFs).

Selected Publications

  • Selective Electrocatalytic Oxidation of Biomass‐derived 5‐Hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) to 2,5‐Diformylfuran (DFF): F... 
    P. Kisszekelyi, R. Hardian, H. Vovusha, B. Chen, X. Zeng, U. Schwingenschlogl, J. Kupai, G...
    ChemSusChem 2020, 13,3127 3136, (2020)
  • Artificial intelligence: the silver bullet for sustainable materials development 
    R. Hardian, Z. Liang, X. Zhang, G. Szekely
    Green Chem.,22, 7521-7528, (2020)
  • Waste Mg-Al based alloys for hydrogen storage 
    R. Hardian, C. Pistidda, A.-L. Chaudhary, G. Capurso, G. Gizer, H. Cao, C. Milanese, A. Gi...
    International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 43, 2018, 16738-16748, (2017)
  • Using water adsorption measurements to access the chemistry of defects in the metal–organic framework UiO-66 
    S. Dissegna, R. Hardian, K. Epp, M.-V. Coulet, P.L.Llewellyn, R.A. Fischer
    CrystEngComm, 19, 4137, (2017)
  • Metal-Organic Frameworks as Catalyst Supports: Influence of Lattice Disorder on Metal Nanoparticle Formation 
    Miguel Rivera-Torrente, Matthias Filez, Rifan Hardian, Emily Reynolds, Beatriz Seoane, Mar...
    Chem. Eur. J., 24,7498 7506, (2018)


  • ​PhD., Materials Science, Aix-Marseille University, France, 2018
  • MSc., Functional Advanced Materials and Engineering, INP-Grenoble (France) and TU Darmstadt (Germany), 2014
  • MSc., Environmental and Energy Management, Twente University, The Netherlands, 2018
  • BSc, Chemistry, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Indonesia, 2008

Professional Profile

  • ​2015-2018: Early Stage Researcher at MADIREL Lab, CNRS, Aix-Marseille University, France.
  • 2014-2014: Research Assistant at Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany
  • 2013-2013: Research Intern at Institut Neel, Grenoble, France
  • 2008-2011: Research & Lecturing Assistant at Indonesia University of Education

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • Member of American Chemical Society (ACS)​


  • ​2018: Lauréat (Winner) of Prix Mahar Schützenberger, France
  • 2015: Marie-Skłodowska Curie Awards
  • 2012: Erasmus Mundus Double Master Degree Scholarship

Research Interests Keywords

Organic Solvent nanofiltration (OSN) Mixed matrix membranes Metal-Organic Framework Composite membrane