Yesid Murillo

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Researcher



Research Interests

My research interests are focused in preparation of adsorbents (SBA15, Activated Carbon), adsorption of inorganic and organic pollutants from water, characterization materials, calorimetry and photocatalysis. 

Selected Publications

  • A Review of the Application of Resorcinarenes and SBA-15 in Drug Delivery. Diana M. Galindres,Diego Cifuentes,Luz Elena Tinoco, Yesid Murillo-Acevedo, M. Melia Rodrigo ,Ana C. F. Ribeiro, Miguel A. Esteso. Processes, (2022). 

  • Evaluation of the physical and mechanical properties of modified concrete with recycled crushed glass, using a proportion adjustment with the method ACI 211.1. Camila Castro-Cardona, Sebastian Bastidas-Vallejo, Sebastian Romero-Bustos, Juan Carlos Moreno-Piraján, Yesid Sneider Murillo-Acevedo, Ronal Orlando Serrano-Romero. Construction and Building Materials, (2021). 
  • The Cramer’s rule for the parametrization of phenol and its hydroxylated byproducts: UV spectroscopy vs. high performance liquid chromatography. Yesid S. Murillo-Acevedo, Liliana Giraldo, Po S. Poon, Juan Matos, Juan C. Moreno-Piraján. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, (2020).

  • Regeneration of activated carbon by applying the phenolic degrading fungus Scedosporium apiospermum. Yesid Sneider Murillo Acevedo, Laura Tatiana Morales Mancera, Juan Carlos Moreno-Piraján, Martha Vives Flórez. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, (2020). 

  • Initial approximation to the design and construction of a photocatalysis reactor for phenol degradation with TiO2 nanoparticles. Yesid Murillo-Acevedo, Jason Bernal-Sanchez, Liliana Giraldo, Rocio Sierra-Ramirez, Juan Carlos Moreno-Piraján. ACS omega, (2019)


  • Ph. D., Chemistry, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia, 2020
  • M. Sc., Materials Science, Universidad de Alicante, Alicante, Spain, 2012
  • M. Sc., Chemistry, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia, 2012
  • B. Sc., Chemistry, Universidad Pedagogica Nacional, Bogota, Colombia, 2009

Professional Profile

March, 2023-present, Postdoctoral Researcher, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia


Francisco Rodríguez Reinoso Award II, Oral Presentation in III Workshop Adsorption, Catalysis and Porous Materials, 2016

KAUST Affiliations

PSE - Physical and Engineering Division

Research Interests Keywords

adsorption photocatalysis Calorimetry Activated Carbon SBA-15