Shuvo Datta, Ph.D.

Research Scientists

​Research Scientist

Research Interests

​MOFs are a structurally diverse class of nanoporous materials assembled from metallic and organic constituents. Dr. Datta’s research interest is to develop a platform of highly tunable MOF materials that can be applied for a range of molecular separation processes. Molecular sieving nanoporous (MOF, zeolite) membranes have great potential for advanced separations in the petrochemicals. Therefore, our ultimate objective is to develop economical MOF membrane-based separation technologies via scalable processing strategies.

Selected Publications

  • CO2 capture from humid flue gases and humid atmosphere using a microporous coppersilicate 
    S.J. Datta, C. Khumnoon, Z.H. Lee, W.K. Moon, T.H. Nguyen, I.C. Hwang, D.H. Moon, P. Oleyn...
    Science 350, 302-306, (2015)
  • A Novel Vanadosilicate with Hexadeca-Coordinated Cs+ Ions as a Highly Effective Cs+ Remover 
    S.J. Datta, W.K. Moon, D.Y. Choi, I.C. Hwang, and K.B. Yoon
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 53, 7203-7208, (2014)
  • Synthesis of large monodisperse ETS-10 crystals and observation of quantum confinement effects from very long titan... 
    S.J. Datta and K.B. Yoon
    Catalysis Today, 204, 60-64, (2013)
  • Length-dependent Change of Optical, Magnetic, and Vibrational Properties of Vanadate (VIVO32-) Quantum Wire Embedde... 
    S.J. Datta and K.B. Yoon
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 134, 1720217211, (2012)
  • Synthesis of Ideal AM-6 and Elucidation of V4+-to-O Charge-Transfer in Vanadate Quantum Wires 
    S.J. Datta and K.B. Yoon 
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 49, 4971-4975, (2010)


  • ​Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, Sogang University, Seoul, Korea, 2011
  • M.Sc., Organic Chemistry, Rajshahi University, Rajshahi, Bangladesh, 2005

Professional Profile

  • ​2017-Present: Research Scientist, Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Center (AMPMC), KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2013-2017: Research Professor, Department of Chemistry, Sogang University, Seoul, Korea
  • 2011-2013: Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Chemistry, Sogang University, Seoul, Korea

Scientific and Professional Membership


  • ​Brain-Korea (BK21) Doctoral Research Fellowship, Korea

Research Interests Keywords

​Metal Organic Frameworks1 MOF synthesis Morphology control MOF characterization Membrane Gas separation CO2 Capture