Tiara Puspasari, Ph.D.

Research Scientists

Research Scientist

Research Interests

My research interests lie in the area of membrane fabrication and characterization. More specifically, I am interested in polymeric thin film composite membranes for aqueous and organic solvent nanofiltration as well as water vapor/gas separation.

Selected Publications

  • Gas separation performance and physical aging of tubular thin-film composite carbon molecular sieve membranes based on a polyimide of intrinsic microporosity precursor, W Ogieglo, T Puspasari, A Alabdulaaly, TPN Nguyen, Z Lai, I Pinnau

    Journal of Membrane Science 652, 120497 (2022)

  • Hybrid inorganic oxide-carbon molecular sieve membranes, I Pinnau, W Ogieglo, T Puspasari, US Patent App. 17/607,915 (2022)
  • Gas separation performance of solid-state in-situ thermally crosslinked 6FDA-based polyimides, A Yerzhankyzy, Y Wang, BS Ghanem, T Puspasari, I Pinnau, Journal of Membrane Science 641, 119885 (2022)
  • Hybrid Materials for Organic Solvent Nanofiltration and Pervaporation MembranesT Puspasari, T Chakrabarty, KV Peinemann, WO Patent WO 2019/171250 A1 (2019)
  • Ultrathin 2D‐layered cyclodextrin membranes for high‐performance organic solvent nanofiltrationT Huang, T Puspasari, SP Nunes, KV Peinemann, Advanced Functional Materials 30 (4), 1906797 (2020)
  • Alginate-based membranes: Paving the way for green organic solvent nanofiltrationJH Aburabie, T Puspasari, KV Peinemann, Journal of Membrane Science 596, 117615 (2020)
  • Nanohybrid thin-film composite carbon molecular sieve membranesW Ogieglo, T Puspasari, MK Hota, N Wehbe, HN Alshareef, I Pinnau, Materials Today Nano 9, 100065 (2020)
  • Sub-100 nm carbon molecular sieve membranes from a polymer of intrinsic microporosity precursor: Physical aging and near-equilibrium gas separation propertiesW Ogieglo, T Puspasari, X Ma, I Pinnau, Journal of Membrane Science 597, 117752 (2020)
  • High flux membranes, based on self-assembled and H-bond linked triblock copolymer nanospheres Burhannudin Sutisna, Valentina Musteata, Bruno Pulido, Tiara Puspasari, Detlef-M Smilgies, Nikos Hadjichristidis, Suzana P Nunes. Journal of Membrane Science 640 vol 585, pg 10 (2019)
  • Crosslinked cellulose thin film composite nanofiltration membranes with zero salt rejection 
    T. Puspasari, P. Neelakanda, K.-V. Peinemann
    J. Membr. Sci., 491, 132-137, (2015)
  • Unique Cellulose/Polydimethylsiloxane Blends as Advanced Hybrid Material for Organic Solvent Nanofiltration and Per... 
    T. Puspasari, T. Chakrabarty, G. Genduso, K-V. Peinemann
    J. Mater. Chem. A, DOI: 10.1039/C8TA02697A, (2018)
  • High Dehumidification Performance of Amorphous Cellulose Composite Membranes prepared from Trimethylsilyl Cellulose 
    T. Puspasari, F.H. Akhtar, W. Ogieglo, O. Alharbi, K-V. Peinemann
    J. Mater. Chem. A, 6 (19), 9271-9279, (2018)
  • Effective Interfacially Polymerized Polyester Solvent Resistant Nanofiltration Membrane from Bioderived Materials 
    M.H. Abdellah, L. Pérez‐Manríquez, T. Puspasari, C.A. Scholes, S.E. Kentish, K-V. Peineman...
    Adv. Sustain. Sys., DOI: 10.1002/adsu.201800043, (2018)
  • Charge‐and Size‐Selective Molecular Separation using Ultrathin Cellulose Membranes 
    T. Puspasari, H. Yu, K-V. Peinemann
    ChemSusChem 9 (20), 2908-2911, (selected as the front cover), (2016)
  • Application of Thin Film Cellulose Composite Membrane for Dye Wastewater Reuse 
    T. Puspasari, K-V. Peinemann
    Journal of Water Process Engineering 13, 176-182, (2016)
  • Crosslinked Cellulose Thin Film Composite Nanofiltration Membranes with Zero Salt Rejection 
    T. Puspasari, P. Neelakanda, K.-V. Peinemann
    J. Membr. Sci., 491, 132-137, (2015)


  • Ph.D., Chemical and Biological Engineering, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2018
  • M.Sc., Chemical Engineering, Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Indonesia, 2013
  • B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Indonesia, 2009

Professional Profile

  • 2018-present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2013-2018: Ph.D. student, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2011: Freelance engineer, Dago Engineering Consultant, Bandung, Indonesia
  • 2010-2012: Freelance process engineer, PT LAPI ITB, Bandung, Indonesia

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • Indonesia Chemical Association (Himpunan Kimia Indonesia)
  • European Membrane Society (EMS)

Research Interests Keywords

Polymeric Membranes Thin Film Composite Biopolymer Nanofiltration Gas separation