Shuvo Datta, Ph.D.

Center Staff

Staff 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

Advances in metal-organic framework-based membranes 

Y. Cheng, S.J. Datta, S. Zhou, J. Jia, O. Shekhah, & M. Eddaoudi*

Chem. Soc. Rev., 51, 8300-8350 (2022)

• Rational design of mixed-matrix metal-organic framework membranes for molecular separations 

S.J. Datta, A. Mayoral, M.M.S. Bettahalli, P.M. Bhatt, M. Karunakaran, I.D. Carja, D. Fan… 

Science 376, 1080-1087 (2022)

• Solution processable metal-organic frameworks for mixed matrix membranes using porous liquids

A. Knebel^, A. Bavykina^, S.J. Datta^ (^equal contribution), L. Sundermann, L. G.-Tovar…

​Nature Materials 19, 1346-1353 (2020)

• 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)



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

Professional Profile

  • ​2017-Present: Staff 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