Faculty

Jorge Gascon, Ph.D.

Center Director, Professor​​ of Chemical Engineering and Lead of the KAUST Circular Carbon Initiative

Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis, C1 chemistry, Multifunctional solids, Reactor engineering, Separation processes

Magnus Rueping, Ph.D.

​Associate Director and ​Professor of Chemical Science

Research Interests: ​Synthetic catalytic methodology, new catalysis concepts

Luigi Cavallo, Ph.D.

​Professor of Chemical Science

Research Interests: ​Catalysts, organometallic compounds, olefin polymerization, biological systems

Kuo-Wei Huang, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemical Science and Associate Vice President for Research

Research Interests: Carbon dioxide utilization, Carbonylation and decarbonylation, Small molecules activation, Kinetic and DFT studies of transition metal and Organocatalysis

Nikolaos Hadjichristidis, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor of Chemical Science

Research Interests: ​Synthesis of model polymers, Different macromolecular architectures

Osman Bakr, Ph.D.

​​Professor of Material Science and Engineering, Vice Provost for Strategy

Research Interests: Synthesis and assembly of organic-inorganic hybrid materials and nanomaterials of novel optical and electronic properties, Advanced materials, solar cells, optoelectronic devices

Cafer T. Yavuz, Ph.D.

​Professor of Chemical Science

Research Interests: ​CO2 capture and conversion, Water treatment, Nanocatalysis, Methane storage, Water capture and splitting, Porous polymers

Vincent Tung, Ph.D.

​Associate Professor of Material Science and Engineering

Research Interests: ​2D Soft Active Materials (SAMs), Three Dimensionality In 2D SAMs, High Throughput Nanoprocessing of Printable Hybrid Photovoltaics

Yu Han, Ph.D.

​​​Professor of Chemical Science

Research Interests: Synthesis of nanoporous and nanostructured materials, resolution of their structures and the development of novel applications for these materials in catalysis, separation, adsorption, sensing and lasers

Pedro Castaño, Ph.D.

​Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

Research Interests: ​Chemical engineering, reaction engineering, reactor design, catalysis, bio- and waste-refinery, Catalyst deactivation, zeolites and zeotypes, multiphase reactors, kinetics, microreactors, periodic reactors, spectroscopy, coke formation

Javier Ruiz-Martinez, Ph.D.

​Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis, Operando spectroscopy, Nanomaterials, C1 chemistry, Selective hydrogenation, Halogen chemistry, Catalyst deactivation, Reaction kinetics

Omar F. Mohammed Abdelsaboor, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemical and Material Science

Research Interests: ​Laser spectroscopy, Four-dimentional ultrafast electron microscopy, Nanoscale materials dynamics, Synthesis and characterization of chemical systems, Ultrafast reaction dynamics of photoswitchable materials

Yoji Kobayashi, Ph.D.

​Associate Professor of Chemical Science

Research Interests: Solid state chemistry, Heterogeneous catalysis, inorganic material, Reactivity of solids

Huabin Zhang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemical Science

Research Interests: operando, water splitting, C1 chemistry

Mani Sarathy, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemical Engineering

Research Interests: Comprehensive chemical kinetics, combustion cyberinfrastructure, reaction mechanism reduction, chemistry of multi-scale reacting flows

Carlos A. Grande, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

Research Support

Anissa Bendjeriou-Sedjerari, Ph.D.

R&D Portfolio Manager

Research Interests: Sol-gel chemistry, mesoporous materials, surface organometallic chemistry, N-donors surface ligands, ammoniation process, atomic organization of acid-base bifunctional catalysts, Solid State NMR spectroscopy, DNP SENS, TEM

Youssef Saih, Ph.D.

Staff Engineer - Reactors

Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis, surface science, sustainable green energy

Selvedin Telalovic, Ph.D.

Staff Engineer - Catalyst Reactor

Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis, catalysts synthesis, catalysts characterization and testing

Mohammad Babar Moghni Mallick

Senior Technical Specialist

Research Interests: Industrial Gas Processes, GloveBox, High Vacuum Line Research processes, Calibration gases, ICP analysis, Chemical Segregation, Research Projects, Lab Modification projects, Gas Process operations, Technical Trainings

Natalia Morlanes, Ph.D.

Staff Engineer - HTP

Research Interests: Organometallics, Photochemistry, Electrochemistry, Heterogeneous catalysis, Surface characterization, Water Oxidation, CO2 reduction

Ildar Mukhambetov, Ph.D.

Staff Engineer - Process Intensification

Research Interests: ​Industrial catalysts, alumina, Heterogeneous catalysis

Jose Luis Cerrillo Olmo, Ph.D.

Staff Engineer- Industrial Catalysis Process control

Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis, Green Chemistry, Zeolites, pollutant removal, catalysts synthesis, characterization, hydrogenation

Claudia Carraro

Staff Engineer - KCC Safety Officer

Sultan Alsalman

Process Specialist in Prof. Gascon group

Research Interests: Process Improvement and Optimization, reactor design, Process Control

Samy Ould-Chikh, Ph.D.

Staff Engineer - Operando

Research Interests: Photo-catalysis, Electrochemistry, X-ray absorption spectroscopy, Powder XRD, TEM

Akmaral Seitkhan

Research Specialist

Research Interests: TEM, SEM, FIB

Beauty Rani Sharma

​Process Technician

Jing Bai

Operations and Administrative Analyst Prof. Bakr and Abdelsaboor groups

Taimoor Ahmad, Ph.D.

Research Specialist

Research Interests: Perovskite solar cells, perovskite x-ray detectors, perovskite LEDs, encapsulation, flexible perovskite modules and cells scale up via inkjet printing, roll-to-roll, and sheet-to-sheet

Ajitha John

Research Specialist

Research Interests: Molecular interactions, Reaction mechanism, QSAR, DFT, Molecular dynamics

Wejdan Anbari

Research Technician

Research Interests: Photochemistry, sustainable development, theoretical DFT simulation

Arwa Alahmadi

Technical Specialist in Prof. Gascon group

Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis, Zeolites, Crude Oil, Light Olefins

Eganathan Kaliyamoorthy

Technical Specialist

Limin Zheng

Technical Specialist

Hongxing Song

Technical Specialist

Research Interests: Control algorithm, automation, power system

Yaning Huang

Biotech lab assistant Prof. Magnus group

Research Interests: cell, protein

Yingying Yu

Technical Specialist in Prof. Hadjichristidis group

Research Interests: Organic chemistry

Cheng Yan

​Lab Technician

Tanushree Tanmayee

​ Lab Technician

Weiwei Qu

​Lab Technician

Research Scientists

Salvador Sayas Valero,Ph.D

​Research Scientist

Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysts, renewable energy, reactor design, Hydrogen production, CO2 utilization, Green Chemistry, Catalyst characterization

Jean Marcel Ribeiro Gallo, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis, Materials design, Surface characterization, Sustainability, E-Fuels

Luis Garzon Tovar, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Nanoporous, materials, Heterogeneous catalysis, crystal design, synthesis and functionalization, crystal structure determination, catalysis

Simil Thomas, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Vijaykumar Marakatti, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Intermetallic, Alloy, Nano materials, heterogenous catalysis, Ammonia synthesis, Synthesis

Saibal Bhaumik, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: ​Anionic Polymerization, ATRP, Non-covalent H-Bonding, Macromolecular architecture

Bholanath Maity, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Computational Catalysis, Visible Light Driven Reactions, Data-driven Approaches

Mohammad Ziaur Rahman, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: water splitting, redox dynamics, charge transport kinetics, Photo(electro)catalysis

Yichen Cai, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Xinglong Dong, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: catalysis, zeolite, naphtha, olefins, gas separation

Viko Ladelta, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: ​Anionic ring-opening polymerization

Thien Nguyen, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Porous organic materials, Organic Synthesis

Ram Karan, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Extremophiles, extremozymes, halo-adaptation, bioengineering, biotechnological applications, production of bioplastics, single amplified genomes, crystal structures, gas vesicle nanoparticles

Rajesh Kancherla,Ph.D

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Photo-catalysis, Transition metal catalysis

Partha Maity, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: ​Photocatalysis, Photophysics, Ultrafast spectroscopy of nanocrystals

Rafia Ahmad, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: catalysis, Materials Simulation and Modelling, DFT

Muralirajan Krishnamoorthy, Ph.D

​Research Scientist

Research Interests: Transition-metal-catalyzed reactions, Photo-redox reactions, C-H activation reactions

Mohit Chawla,Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: ​Molecular modeling, Quantum chemical studies of molecular interactions in nucleic acids, Structural studies of functional RNA molecules (Ribosome, Ribozyme and Riboswitch)

Mengmeng Cui, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: computational fluid dynamics, process simulation, process optimization

Manoja Kumar Samantaray, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Alkane metathesis, Alkene metathesis, Carbene, Carbyne

Konstantinos Ntetsikas, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: ​Anionic Polymerization, Complex Macromolecular Architectures

Alla Dikhtiarenko, Ph.D.

​Research Scientist

Research Interests: ​Nanoporous materials, Heterogeneous catalysis, crystal design, synthesis and functionalization, crystal structure determination, XRD

Anastasiya Bavykina, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Materials chemistry, Porous polymers, Heterogeneous catalysis

Sumesh Kureppadathu Raman, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Organometallic chemistry, Polymers Synthesis, Polymerization

Walid AL Maksoud, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis, SOMC, Metathesis Reaction, hydrogenation

Jeremy Bau, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: ​Nanomaterials synthesis, photoelectrochemistry, solar fuels

Chen Zhu, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Transition metal catalysis, ​Photocatalysis, eletrocatalysis, photoelectrocatalysis, DFT-calculation, wavefunction analysis

Theo Piechota Goncalves, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: ​Density-functional theory, ab initio calculations, reaction mechanisms, transition state theory, organometallic chemistry homogeneous catalysis, diradicals, aromatic hydrocarbon, supercomputing

Zhen Cao, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Density Functional Theory (DFT), Water Splitting Catalysis, QM/MM Simulation, biological systems

Idoia Hita del Olmo, Ph.D.

​Research Scientist

Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis, Zeolites, Activated carbon, Hydrocarbons, Catalyst deactivation

Postdoctoral Fellows

Kairui Liu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Single atom catalyst, DFT, HDO

Giiaz Bekmukhamedov, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis, spectroscopy, Materials Science, supported catalysts

Rafael Canevesi, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Gas and liquid adsorption, Process simulation and optimization, CO2 Capture, Hybrid processes

Mohammad Asif, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: computational fluid dynamics, Process Intensification, Catalytic foams, Additive manufacturing, Heat transfer.

Bo Li, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Photocatalysis1, Electrocatalysis, ball milling, artificial intelligence

Chengyang Feng, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Diego Zapater Bes, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral fellow

Research Interests: Reactor technologies, Heterogeneous catalysis, oxygenates to hydrocarbons, Zeolites, eotypes

Sayan Dutta, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Homogeneous Catalysis, DFT, photocacalysis

Kuntal Pal, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: photocatalysis ., Electrocatalysis

Sk Riyajuddin, Ph.D

Postdoctoral fellow

Research Interests: Electrocatalyst, Oxygen Evolution Reaction, water splitting, hydrogen evolution, Energy Storage

Jiyuan Fan, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis, catalysis design, hydrotreating

Leandro Duarte de Almeida, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Homogeneous Catalysis, nanocatalysts, photocatalysis .

Shouwei Zuo, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: XAFS, Perovskite, solar, cell, catalysis

Huawei Huang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Electrocatalytic water splitting, CO2 reduction

Bin Chang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Electrocatalysis, carbon dioxide reduction, nitrogen fixation, reaction mechanism analysis

Sudheesh Kumar Veeranmaril, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Extended X-ray, Absorption Fine Structure(EXAFS), Electrocatalysis, Operando XAS reactor designing for thermo/electrocatalysis (MEA cell), In situ TEM, XPS

Zhipeng Wu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Electrocatalysis, Fuel cells, water electrolyzer, Density Functional Theory (DFT)

Umair Hassan Bhatti, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis, CO2 Conversion, Process Modeling, CO2 Capture

Gentoku Takasao, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Machine learning, DFT-calculation, Materials modeling, In-silico, Materials modelling, Structure determination, Materials informatics

Jose Luis Santos, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis, Hydrogen production, Bio Oil refining, Biomass valorization, Material synthesis and characterization.

Juan Manuel Colom, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Chemical engineering1, Combustion, Heterogeneous catalysis, Kinetic modeling

Diego Mateo, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Electrocatalysis, ​Photocatalysis, CO2 Conversion, solar fuels

Rushana Khairova, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Materials Science, Synthesis, Organic chemistry, Organometallic chemistry, Material Characterization

Abhay Dokania, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis, CO2 Conversion, Catalyst design

Yuheng Zhou, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Machine learning, photothermal catalysis

Nikolaos Patelis, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Vitrimers, ​Anionic Polymerization, polymer synthesis ..

Naveen Malenahalli Halappa, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Metal nanoclusters, Electrochemistry, Electrocatalysis, CO2 reduction

Liang Yi, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: photocatalysis ., cross-coupling, Nickel.

Dominik Renn, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Biotechnology, Rational Protein Design, Biocatalysis, X-Ray Crystallography, Cryo-EM, mass spectrometry, Unnatural amino acids

Fazal Raziq, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Advanced Materials Synthesis, Solar fuels production

Ajit Prabhakar Kale, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Organometallic chemistry, Homogeneous Catalysis, C-H Activation

Xinyuan Zhang, Ph.D

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Perovskite, Crystal, X-ray

Fernanda Tavares, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Chemical engineering, Catalytic Reactions, Heterogeneous catalysts

Yadagiri Rachuri, Ph.D.

​​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: metal-organic frameworks, coordination polymers, covalent organic frameworks, porous organic polymer, pincer complexes, Heterogeneous catalysis

Tuiana Shoinkhorova

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Materials chemistry, zeolite, Crude Oil, synthesis and functionalization

Chunwei Dong, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Shulin Chen, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: in situ TEM, Beam sensitive materials, Energy storage and conversion, Structure-property relationships

Raghu Vamsy Maligal Ganesh, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Nanomaterial, Heterogeneous catalysis, Bimetallic and Intermetallic catalysts

Alejandra Rendón Patiño, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Electron Microscopy, Heterogeneous catalysis, Green Chemistry, Material synthesis

Hongwei Zhu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Perovskites, solar cells

Xin Song, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: X-ray Detection, Scintillant, perovskite single crystal

Kathiravan Murugesan, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Photochemistry, C-H Activation, Heterogeneous and homogenous catalysts, synthetic methodology

Javier Patarroyo, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Noble metal nanoparticles, Plasmonic nanoparticles, catalysis, Electron Microscopy, Nanomaterials

Zhonghua Xue, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: inorganic material, catalysis

Yerrayya Attada, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Hydroprocessing, Density Functional Theory (DFT), Microkinetic Modelling, reactor design

Wasim Mir, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Photophysics, Doping, Thermoelectrics, Transport, Phototransport, Quantum dots, Colloidal nanocrystals

Vinoth Ramalingam, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: 2D Materials, Nanomaterial Synthesis, Electrochemical and Photoelectrochemical Energy Conversion Applications

Vijay Kumar Velisoju, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis, Biomass and CO2 Valorisation, In situ Spectroscopy

Teng Li, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis, Zeolites, C1 chemistry

Swechchha Pandey, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Metal catalyzed transformation, Electrocatalysis, Organocatalysis, Surface Organometallic Catalysis

Shekhar Rajabhau Kulkarni,Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Process Intensification, reactor design, Multiphase Flows, Transport Phenomena

Shahaji Gaikwad, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: catalytic olefin polymerizations , catalytic oligomerization

Seokjin Kim, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Porous material, catalysis, Hydrogen

Sathish Kumar Gadde, Ph.D

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​C-H bond activation, Homogeneous Catalysis, ​Photocatalysis, Iodonium salts

Sarah Komaty Zaarour, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Zeolites, Heterogeneous catalysis, characterization, NH3-SCR of NOx

Sangho Chung, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis, Zeolites, Solid-state NMR, DNP assisted NMR

Sagadevan Arunachalam, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Organic Synthesis, Organic Photochemistry, catalysis, Green Chemistry

Rounak Naphade, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Interests in Hybrid perovskites, photo-voltaic and Optoelectronics, catalysis

Rohit K. Rai, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysts, Non-noble metals, hydrogenation, Ammonia synthesis, Hydroformylation, Oxidation reaction

Renwu Huang, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Copper cluster, Metal-organic framework, Cluster-based MOF

Rajesh K. Parsapur, Ph. D.

​​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis, Hydrodesulfurization, membranes, gas separation, Surface Organometallic Catalysis, design of nanostructured mesoporous zeolites, otypes and transition metal oxides

Priyanka Chakraborty, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Pincer complex, Single Crystal XRD, Homogenous Catalysis

Pravin Babar, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Electrocatalysis, Energy conversion and storage , Material Characterization

Luis Gutierrez Arzaluz, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Time-resolved Laser Spectroscopy, Micro-PL, Single-Particle Spectroscopy

Moussa O. Zaarour, Ph.D.

​​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Zeolites, Catalyst design, Heterogeneous catalysis, spectroscopy

Khursand Yorov , Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Materials Science, Nanoparticle Synthesis, Inorganic Chemistry, Material Characterization

Karthik Peramaiya, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Photoelectrochemical, N2 reduction

Huifeng Yue, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Hao Huang, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalyst, photoelectrochemical application

Juan Carlos Navarro de Miguel, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral fellow

Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis, metal supported catalysts, CO2 Valorization, Reaction kinetics, Operando spectroscopy, TEM

Büsra Dereli, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Computational Chemistry, Homogeneous Catalysis, computational electrocatalysis, metal-organic frameworks

Hong Wang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Xueli Yao, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Research Interests: C-H Activation, Catalyst Synthesis, Catalyst deactivation, Electrocatalysis

Xiaofei Zhang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Peng Yuan, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Metal, Nanocluster

Indranil Dutta, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Bifunctionality, Catalyst design, Small molecule activation, Hydrogen economy

Hend Omar Mohamed, Ph.D.

Research Associate

Research Interests: ​Photo catalyst materials, Nanomaterial, wastewater treatments, Membrane bioreactor, Biocatalyst material, Metal carbides and nitrides, Electrodeposition techniques

Haifeng Chen, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Photoredox Catalysis, Heterogeneous catalysis, Electrochemistry, Reductive Cross Coupling, Nickel dual catalysis

Delong Han, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Marine ecology, Materials modeling

Bhagyashree Kulkarni, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Anionic Polymerization, Polymeric nanoassemblies, Supramolecular architectures

Mingtao Zhou, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: RAFT, ATRP

Xingzhu Chen, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Materials modeling, Electrochemistry, Gas catalysis

Jiaqi Jia, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Photoredox Catalysis, Metal catalysis, Enantioselectivity

Stefan A. Nastase, Ph.D.

Postodoctoral Fellow

Qing Liu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Alkyne-alkyne coupling, Graphdiyne, Graphdiyne analogues

Shao-Chi Lee, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Photoredox Catalysis, Organic Synthesis, Nickel Catalysis

Wei Wang, Ph.D

​Postdoctoral Fellows

Research Interests: Material chemistry, Heterogeneous catalysis, CO2 Conversion, Reactor engineering

Sandeep Suryabhan Gholap, Ph.D

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: hydrogenation, CO2 utilization, Transition Metal Catalyzed Reaction, Green Chemistry

Jiaxi Xu, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Organocatalysis, Controlled/living polymerizations, Hydrogen bonding

Li Yang, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Organometallic chemistry, Pincer complexes synthesis and catalysis, hydrogenation and small molecule activation

Qingpeng Cheng, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Atanu Ghosh,Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Material chemistry, Noble metal clusters, MOF, catalysis

Ph.D. Students

Vinicius Luis dos Santos

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: reactor design, Catalyst, 3D Printing, adsorption, Parametric design

Yuanfu Ren

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Single-atom and nanocluster catalysts, Nanomaterials, Electrocatalysis

Bogdan Orlioglo

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Solid-state, materials, catalysis, Lasers, Crystallography, Diffraction, Python 3

Marcell Toth

Ph.D. Student

Mohammed Albuali

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: CO2 utilization, CO2 Conversion, catalysis

Muhammad Naufal Lintangpradipto

Ph.D. student

Research Interests: perovskite single crystal, polycrystalline perovskite, solar cell, AFM-raman spectroscopy

Tiziana Ricciardelli

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Bioinformatics, Machine learning

Shahad Sulaimani

​Ph.D. Student

Thijs Wuijster

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Biocatalysis, Protein Engineering, Molecular Biotechnology, mass spectrometry

Angel Sousa

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Carbon materials, MOFs, photo-thermal catalysis, solar fuels

Ahmed Alamer

MS/Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Chemical Process Technology, Carbon Neutrality, Circular Carbon, Plastics Pyrolysis, CO2 Mitigation, Crude to Chemicals, energy & sustainability

Kai Qi

Ph.D. student

Research Interests: 2D material, epitaxy growth, CVD, lithium-io battery

Kamila Almagambetova

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Organic chemistry

Cristina Queiros da Silva

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis, Material Science, Nanotechnology, characterization, NH3-SCR of NOx, Chemical Synthesis

Yuli Peng

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Biocatalysis, Extremophiles, extremozymes, Biotechnology

Claudia Filosa

PhD Student

Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis, Hydrocarbons, MTH, MTO, Zeolites

Miao Hu

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: photocatalyst

Haodi Ran

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Perovskite, solar, cells

Bashir Hasanov

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Perovskite, Nanomaterials

Maksim Zakharzhevskii

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: metal-organic frameworks, Crystal structure, photocatalysis .

Samiya Khaliq

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Perovskites, semiconductor, VOSviewer, quantum emitters

Ziyun Zhang

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ​Homogeneous catalysts

Yuvraj Vaishnav

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis, Ammonia synthesis, CO2 Hydrogenation

Yunzhi Wang

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Catalyst

Razan Mal

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Homogenous Catalysis, pincer complexes, manganese

Noor A. Merdad

​Ph.D. Student

Lujain Alrais

​Ph.D. Student

Liliana Panarone

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ​Catalyst deactivation and carbon nanotubes synthesis

Khulud Almasabi

​Ph.D. Student

Jurjen O. Cazemier

​PhD Student

Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis, renewable chemicals

Isa Al Aslani

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ​Fluid catalytic Cracking, Crude Oil, Hydrodynamics, reactor design, Equations of state

Genrikh Shterk

​Ph. D. Student

Research Interests: Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, surface science, catalysis, Heterogeneous catalysis, Material Characterization, Instrumentals, XPS, STM, TEM/STEM, in and ex-situ, operando

Fatimah Aldakheel

​Ph.D. Student

Basma Mahi

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ​Polymer synthesis, Drug Delivery, Micellar Systems

Alice Nanni

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Transition metal catalysis, photocacalysis, photoelectrocatalysis, Electrocatalysis

Yongyi Hu

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ​DFT (density functional theory)

Marwan Alamro

Ph.D. Student

Talal Aldugman

MS/Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: reaction engineering, Reaction kinetics, Reactor Modelling, CFD

Quaid Johar Virpurwala

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: computational fluid dynamics, Microkinetic Modelling, Activation & Deactivation of Catalyst

Orkhan Sayidov

MS/Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: CO2 utilization, Reactor engineering, reactor design, biofuels, Bio-process modelling and simulation, Separation processes, heterogenous catalysis, Catalyst design

Omar Abed

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis, Zeolites, Perovskites, CO2 utilization, High throughput testing

Azimet Karluk

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Perovskites, X-ray Detector, Scintillator

Nasser Alobaid

Ph.D. Student

Moyu Yi

MS/Ph.D. student

Research Interests: catalysis

Amir I. Gizatullin

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Organic chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Bioinorganic chemistry, catalysis, structure

Bingyao Shao

MS/Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Perovskites, photovoltaic materials

Ekaterina Toshcheva

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: catalysis, DFT, Materials modeling, simulation

Mohammed Alotaibi

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Perovskites, solar cells, Nanomaterial

Mohammad Misbahur Rahman

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: catalysis, Small molecule activation

Feng Xie

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Metal-organic framework, Porous material, separation, catalysis, Electron Microscopy

Fatimah Algarni

Ph.D. Student

Mohamad Abou Daher

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis, Chemical Kinetics , Clean Fuels

Mrudul Thaliyil Puthiyaveettil

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Polymers, catalysis

Xueqin Bai

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis

Layal F. Yaacoub

​PhD Student

Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis, SOMC, pincer complexes, Formic acid dehydrogenation

Yan Wang

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis, Nanoparticles, Catalyst design, Porous materials, Carbon based materials

Serik Zhumagazy

Ph.D. Student

Nursaya Zhumabay

Ph.D. Student

Nibras Hijazi

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: reaction engineering, reactor design, Heterogeneous catalysis

Salman Alsharif

Ph.D. Student

Polina Lavrik

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis, kinetics, spectroscopy, TEM

Faisal F. Alahmadi

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: reaction engineering, catalysis, simulation

Prashant Shinde

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Organic Synthesis, Electro-organic Synthesis, Heterogeneous catalyst, Green Chemistry

Saidkhodzha Nematulloev

Ph.D. student

Research Interests: Copper Nanocluster, Crystallization, Photophysics, catalysis

Naydu Paola Zambrano Urrutia

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Crude to Chemicals, Waste upgrading, Analytical Chemistry

Shatha bin Dawood

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: catalysis, pincer complexes

Ali Alkadhem

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ​Catalyst Modeling, Fluid Computational Dynamics

Natalia Realpe

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: reactor design, process optimization, CFD, Transport Phenomena, Bio and Waste Refinery

Daria Poloneeva

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Metal-organic framework, Materials Science, gas separation, Photophysics

Gontzal Lezcano

​Ph.D. Student

Il Son Khan

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: catalysis, MOFs

Mustafa Caglayan

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis, reaction engineering, energy and environment

Nikita Kolobov

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ​Photocatalysis

Abdullah Dakhil

Ph.D. Student

Feijie Li

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ROP of lactones, chemical science

Aidana Gimnkhan

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Organic Chemistry Catalysis, Organic Synthesis

Nedah Alkattan

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Polymerization, Polyhomologation

Master Students

sawsan daws

MS/Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Optoelectronics, optoelectric and laser sensing technologies, solar cells, flexible electronics, materials' characterization

Mohammad Awwad

MS/Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis, Zeolites, Catalyst design, Hydrocracking, Oil to chemicals

Nicoleta Gutu

Master Student

Research Interests: biochemistry, molecular biology, Protein Biosynthesis, Metabolism

Jose Ignacio Bielma Velasco

Master Student

Research Interests: MZBR, Crude to Chemicals, Reactor Hydrodynamics and Simulation

Kenia Moreno Martinez

Master Student

Research Interests: Hydroprocessing, PFO

Guvanch B. Nuriyev

MS/Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: PVDF

Abdulelah Qahtan

Master Student

Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis, Zeolites, spectroscopy

abdulaziz m alali

Master Student

Research Interests: Organic, Synthesis

Jiayi Wang

Master Student

Research Interests: LED

Lidia Karpova

Master Student

Research Interests: catalysis

Rawan Alshehri

Master Student

Research Interests: Inorganic catalysis

Mohammed Babkoor

​Master Student

Esra Hawsawi

Master Student

Research Interests: materials characterization, solar energy, sustainable energy, materials for biomedical applications.

Ameen K. Arkanji

​Master Student

Ali Alhussain

Master Student

Nina Tsereshko

Master Student

Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis, Zeolites, desilication, Solid-state NMR

Sohrab Askarli

​Master Student

Research Interests: catalysis, Chemical Thermodynamic, Chemical Reaction Engineering, CFD

Abdullah Gobouri

Master Student

Research Interests: Sulfur Recovery, Gas-Solid Reactors, Catalytic Oxidation of H2S, Characterization of Titania & Alumina Catalysts

Mohammad Al Rebh

Master Student

Research Interests: catalysis, kinetics

Pengfei Zhang

MS/Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ROP, DFT, Polymerization

Pewee Datoo Kolubah

​Master Student

Research Interests: Waste upgrading, CO2 Valorization, Electrocatalysis

Noor Albarbari

Master Student

Research Interests: Polymers, Nanotechnology, Analytical Chemistry

Albaraa Kamal

​Master Student

Ruben Medina Flores

​Master Student

Research Interests: catalysis, Reactor Modelling, simulation, Optimization

Ammar Alamoudi

​Master Student

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