Roshni Thankamony, Ph.D.

Research Scientists

​Research Scientist

Research Interests

​Dr. Roshni’s research interests are:

  • Synthesis and fabrication of porous and non-porous polymeric membranes.
  • Applications of those membranes in water filtration and gas separations 
  • Creating hierarchical and superporous structure on membrane surfaces via spinodal decomposition of
  • various mixed solvents with UCST phase behavior 
  • Synthesizing various COF/polymer mixed matrix membranes

Selected Publications

  • Preparation of Highly Porous Polymer Membranes with Hierarchical Porous Structures via Spinodal Decomposition of Mi... 
    R. L. Thankamony, X. Li, X. Fan, G. Sheng, X. Wang, S. Sun, X. Zhang, Z. Lai
    ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2018, 10, 4404144049, (2018)
  • Synthesis of Sub-10 nm Two-Dimensional Covalent Organic Thin Film with Sharp Molecular Sieving Nanofiltration 
    I, Gadwal., G. Sheng, R. L. Thankamony, Y. Liu, H. Li, Z. Lai
    ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 10(15), 1229512299, (2018)
  • Surface modification of sulfur electrodes by chemically anchored cross-linked polymer coating for lithium–sulfur ba... 
    S. Lim, R. L. Thankamony, T. Yim, H. Chu, Y.-J. Kim, J. Mun, T.H. Kim, 
    ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 7 (3), 14011405, (2015)
  • Preparation and characterization of Imidazolium-PEO-based ionene/PVDF (HFP)/LiTFSI as a novel gel polymer electroly... 
    R. L. Thankamony, H. Chu, S. Lim, T. Yim, Y.-J. Kim, T.-H. Kim
    Macromolecular Research, 23, (1), 38-44, (2015)
  • Terminally-crosslinked poly (ether sulfone) block copolymer as a highly selective and stable polymer electrolyte me... 
    R. L. Thankamony, M. Won, T.-H. Kim
    International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 38, 50845091, (2013)
  • Azide-assisted terminal crosslinking of ionomeric blocks: Effects on morphology and proton conductivity 
    R. L. Thankamony, J.-M. Hwang, T.-H. Kim
    Journal of Membrane Science, 392393, 5865, (2012)
  • Imidazolium functionalized poly (arylene ether sulfone) block copolymer as an anion exchange membrane for alkaline ... 
    A.H.N. Rao, R. L. Thankamony, H.-J. Kim, S. Nam, T.-H. Kim
    Polymer, 54, 111-119, (2012)
  • erminally-crosslinked sulfonated poly (fluorenyl ether sulfone) as a highly Conductive and Stable Proton exchange m... 
    R. L. Thankamony, M.-G. Lee, K. Kim, J.-D. Hong, T.-H. Kim, H.-J. Lee, H.-J. Kim, S. Nam, ...
    Macromolecular Research. 18 (10), 992-1000, (2010)


  • ​2019: Research Scientist, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2015-2018: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2006-2008: Junior Research Fellow, Centre for Water Resources Development and Management (CWRDM), Calicut, India

Professional Profile

  • ​Korean Chemical Society(KCS)
  • Polymer Society of Korea

Research Interests Keywords

​Porous membranes Mixed matrix membranes Ultra filtration Nanofiltration Gas separation