Rifan Hardian, Ph.D.

Research Scientists

Research Scientist

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