Faculty

Jorge Gascon, Ph.D.

​​Director and Professor of Chemical Engineering

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

Magnus Rueping, Ph.D.

​Associate Director and ​Professor of Chemical Science

Research Interest: ​Synthetic catalytic methodology, new catalysis concepts

Luigi Cavallo, Ph.D.

​Professor of Chemical Science

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

Kuo-Wei Huang, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemical Science

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

Osman Bakr, Ph.D.

​​Professor of Material Science and Engineering

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

Omar F. Mohammed Abdelsaboor, Ph.D.

​Associate Professor of Chemical and Material Science

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

Huabin Zhang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemical Science

Research Interest: operando, water splitting, C1 chemistry

Mani Sarathy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

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

Carlos A. Grande, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Research Support

Anissa Bendjeriou-Sedjerari, Ph.D.

R&D Portfolio Manager

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

Selvedin Telalovic, Ph.D.

Staff Engineer - Catalyst Reactor

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

Mohammad Babar Moghni Mallick

Senior Technical Specialist

Research Interest: 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 - Process Intensification

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

Claudia Carraro

Staff Engineer - KCC Safety Officer

Jose Luis Cerrillo Olmo, Ph.D.

Staff Engineer- Industrial Catalysis Process control

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

Samy Ould-Chikh, Ph.D.

Staff Engineer - Operando

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

Sultan Alsalman

Process Specialist in Prof. Gascon group

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

Taimoor Ahmad

Research Specialist

Research Interest: 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

Akmaral Seitkhan

Research Specialist

Research Interest: TEM, SEM, FIB

Ajitha John

Research Specialist

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

Beauty Rani Sharma

​Process Technician

Wejdan Anbari

Research Technician

Research Interest: Photochemistry, sustainable development, theoretical DFT simulation

Jing Bai

Operations and Administrative Analyst Prof. Bakr and Abdelsaboor groups

Eganathan Kaliyamoorthy

Technical Specialist

Arwa Alahmadi

Technical Specialist in Prof. Gascon group

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

Limin Zheng

Technical Specialist

Hongxing Song

Technical Specialist

Research Interest: Control algorithm, automation, power system

Yaning Huang

Biotech lab assistant Prof. Magnus group

Research Interest: cell, protein

Yingying Yu

Technical Specialist in Prof. Hadjichristidis group

Research Interest: Organic chemistry

Cheng Yan

​Lab Technician

Tanushree Tanmayee

​ Lab Technician

Weiwei Qu

​Lab Technician

Research Scientists

Jean Marcel Ribeiro Gallo

Research Scientist

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

Vijaykumar Marakatti

Research Scientist

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

Salvador Sayas Valero,Ph.D

​Research Scientist

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

Mohammad Ziaur Rahman, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

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

Yichen Cai, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Xinglong Dong, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

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

Viko Ladelta, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interest: ​Anionic ring-opening polymerization

Thien Nguyen, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interest: Porous organic materials, Organic Synthesis

Ram Karan, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interest: 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 Interest: Photo-catalysis, Transition metal catalysis

Partha Maity, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

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

Rafia Ahmad, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interest: catalysis, Materials Simulation and Modelling, DFT

Muralirajan Krishnamoorthy, Ph.D

​Research Scientist

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

Mohit Chawla,Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interest: ​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 Interest: computational fluid dynamics, process simulation, process optimization

Manoja Kumar Samantaray, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

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

Luis Garzon Tovar, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

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

Konstantinos Ntetsikas, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interest: ​Anionic Polymerization, Complex Macromolecular Architectures

Bholanath Maity, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interest: ​Computational Chemistry, electronic structure, Homogeneous Catalysis, Photoredox Catalysis

Amol M. Hengne, Ph.D.

Research Scientist - Remote

Research Interest: Heterogeneous catalysis, C1 chemistry, Biomass utilization, Sustainable Chemistry

Alla Dikhtiarenko, Ph.D.

​Research Scientist

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

Anastasiya Bavykina, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interest: Materials chemistry, Porous polymers, Heterogeneous catalysis

Simil Thomas

Research Scientist

Sumesh Kureppadathu Raman, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interest: Organometallic chemistry, Polymers Synthesis, Polymerization

Walid AL Maksoud, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

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

Jeremy Bau, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interest: ​Nanomaterials synthesis, photoelectrochemistry, solar fuels

Chen Zhu, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

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

Theo Piechota Goncalves, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

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

Idoia Hita del Olmo, Ph.D.

​Research Scientist

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

Postdoctoral Fellows

Rafael Canevesi

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Mohammad Asif

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

sudheesh kumar veeranmaril

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: catalysis

Kuntal Pal

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: photocatalysis ., Electrocatalysis

Kairui Liu

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Single atom catalyst, DFT, HDO

Abhay Dokania

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Heterogeneous catalysis, CO2 Conversion, Catalyst design

Tuiana Shoinkhorova

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Shouwei Zuo

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Liang Yi

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Naveen Malenahalli Halappa

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Chunwei Dong, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Shulin Chen, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Jose Luis Santos

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Raghu Vamsy Maligal Ganesh, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Alejandra Rendón Patiño, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Zhifang Wu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Hongwei Zhu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Perovskites, solar cells

Xin Song, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Kathiravan Murugesan, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Javier Patarroyo, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Juan Manuel Colom

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Nikolaos Patelis

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Dominik Renn

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Zhonghua Xue, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: inorganic material, catalysis

Yerrayya Attada, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Xie Yaqiang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow​

Research Interest: Porous organic materials, OER

Wasim Mir, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Vinoth Ramalingam, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Vijay Kumar Velisoju, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Teng Li, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Heterogeneous catalysis, Zeolites, C1 chemistry

Umair Hassan Bhatti, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Swechchha Pandey, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Shekhar Rajabhau Kulkarni,Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Shahaji Gaikwad, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: catalytic olefin polymerizations , catalytic oligomerization

Seokjin Kim, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Porous material, catalysis, Hydrogen

Sathish Kumar Gadde, Ph.D

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Sarah Komaty Zaarour, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Sangho Chung, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Saibal Bhaumik, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Sagadevan Arunachalam, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Rushana Khairova, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Rounak Naphade, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Rohit K. Rai, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Renwu Huang, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Rajesh K. Parsapur, Ph. D.

​​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Pravin Babar, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Luis Gutierrez Arzaluz, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Moussa O. Zaarour, Ph.D.

​​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Manoj V. Mane, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: ​Computational Chemistry, Organometallic chemistry, Investigation of Reaction Mechanisms, Small molecule activation

Khursand Yorov , Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Karthik Peramaiya, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Photoelectrochemical, N2 reduction

Huifeng Yue, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Hao Huang, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Heterogeneous catalyst, photoelectrochemical application

Juan Carlos Navarro de Miguel, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral fellow

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

Fazal Raziq

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Chemical engineering1, Advanced Materials Synthesis, Solar feuls production

Diego Mateo, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Büsra Dereli, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Ajit Prabhakar Kale, Ph.D.

Research Associate

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

Diego Zapater Bes

Postdoctoral fellow

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

Bo Li

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Hong Wang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Yu-Ying Yang, Ph.D.

Posdoctoral Fellow

Yuheng Zhou

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Machine learning, photothermal catalysis

Xueli Yao, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

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

Xiaofei Zhang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Wei Zhang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Peng Yuan, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Metal, Nanocluster

Indranil Dutta, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Hend Omar Mohamed, Ph.D.

Research Associate

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

Haifeng Chen, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Delong Han, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Marine ecology, Materials modeling

Chunyang Li, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Chengyang Feng, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Bhagyashree Kulkarni, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Mingtao Zhou, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: RAFT, ATRP

Xingzhu Chen, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Materials modeling, Electrochemistry, Gas catalysis

Jiaqi Jia, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Photoredox Catalysis, Metal catalysis, Enantioselectivity

Stefan A. Nastase, Ph.D.

Postodoctoral Fellow

Qing Liu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Shao-Chi Lee, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Photoredox Catalysis, Organic Synthesis, Nickel Catalysis

Wei Wang, Ph.D

​Postdoctoral Fellows

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

Sandeep Suryabhan Gholap, Ph.D

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Ildar Mukhambetov, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: ​Industrial catalysts, alumina, Heterogeneous catalysis

Jiaxi Xu, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Li Yang, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Ph.D. Students

Yuanfu Ren

Ph.D. Student

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

Cristina Queiros da Silva

Ph.D. Student

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

Yuli Peng

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Biocatalysis, Extremophiles, extremozymes, Biotechnology

Claudia Filosa

PhD Student

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

Miao Hu

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: photocatalyst

Haodi Ran

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Perovskite, solar, cells

Bashir Hasanov

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Perovskite, Nanomaterials

Angel Sousa

PhD Student

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

Maksim Zakharzhevskii

Ph.D. Student

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

Bogdan Orlioglo

Ph.D. Student

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

Samiya Khaliq

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Perovskites, semiconductor, VOSviewer, quantum emitters

Ziyun Zhang

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: ​Homogeneous catalysts

Yuvraj Vaishnav

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Heterogeneous catalysis, Ammonia synthesis, CO2 Hydrogenation

Yunzhi Wang

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Catalyst

Tiziana Ricciardelli

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Bioinformatics, Machine learning

Shahad Sulaimani

​Ph.D. Student

Razan Mal

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Homogenous Catalysis, pincer complexes, manganese

Noor A. Merdad

​Ph.D. Student

Marcell Toth

Ph.D. Student

Lujain Alrais

​Ph.D. Student

Liliana Panarone

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: ​Catalyst deactivation and carbon nanotubes synthesis

Khulud Almasabi

​Ph.D. Student

Jurjen O. Cazemier

​PhD Student

Research Interest: Heterogeneous catalysis, renewable chemicals

Isa Al Aslani

​Ph.D. Student

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

Genrikh Shterk

​Ph. D. Student

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

Badriah Alamer

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Nanocluster

Alice Nanni

Ph.D. Student

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

Yongyi Hu

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: ​DFT (density functional theory)

Marwan Alamro

Ph.D. Student

Ahmed Alamer

MS/Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: petrochemicals, chemical process engineering, Petrochemical conversion

Talal Aldugman

MS/Ph.D. Student

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

Quaid Johar Virpurwala

Ph.D. Student

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

Orkhan Sayidov

MS/Ph.D. Student

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

Omar Abed

Ph.D. Student

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

Azimet Karluk

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Perovskites, X-ray Detector, Scintillator

Nasser Alobaid

Ph.D. Student

Moyu Yi

MS/Ph.D. student

Research Interest: catalysis

Amir I. Gizatullin

Ph.D. Student

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

Bingyao Shao

MS/Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Perovskites, photovoltaic materials

Maksim Sysoev

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Biomedicine, synthetic biology, molecular biology, biosensors

Ekaterina Toshcheva

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: catalysis, DFT, Materials modeling, simulation

Mohammed Alotaibi

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Perovskites, solar cells, Nanomaterial

Mohnnad Hussin Alabsi

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Waste Utilization (CO2 and plastic) to value added and upgraded chemicals through heterogenous catalysis, utilizing nano materials for waste stream treatment

Mohammad Misbahur Rahman

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: catalysis, Small molecule activation

Feng Xie

Ph.D. Student

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

Fatimah Algarni

Ph.D. Student

Mohamad Abou Daher

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Heterogeneous catalysis, Chemical Kinetics , Clean Fuels

Mrudul Thaliyil Puthiyaveettil

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Polymers, catalysis

Xueqin Bai

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Heterogeneous catalysis

Mohammed Albuali

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: CO2 utilization, CO2 Conversion, catalysis

Layal F. Yaacoub

​PhD Student

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

Yan Wang

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: 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 Interest: reaction engineering, reactor design, Heterogeneous catalysis

Salman Alsharif

Ph.D. Student

Xuechun Zhang

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: ​2D TMDs

Polina Lavrik

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Heterogeneous catalysis, kinetics, spectroscopy, TEM

Faisal F. Alahmadi

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: reaction engineering, catalysis, simulation

Prashant Shinde

​Ph.D. Student

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

Saidkhodzha Nematulloev

Ph.D. student

Research Interest: Copper Nanocluster, Crystallization, Photophysics, catalysis

Naydu Paola Zambrano Urrutia

​Ph.D. Student

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

Shatha bin Dawood

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: catalysis, pincer complexes

Ali Alkadhem

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: ​Catalyst Modeling, Fluid Computational Dynamics

Natalia Realpe

​Ph.D. Student

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

Artem Russkikh

​Ph. D. Student

Daria Poloneeva

​Ph.D. Student

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

Gontzal Lezcano

​Ph.D. Student

Il Son Khan

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: catalysis, MOFs

Mustafa Caglayan

​Ph.D. Student

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

Nikita Kolobov

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: ​Photocatalysis

Abdullah Dakhil

Ph.D. Student

Feijie Li

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: ROP of lactones, chemical science

Aidana Gimnkhan

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Organic Chemistry Catalysis, Organic Synthesis

Nedah Alkattan

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Polymerization, Polyhomologation

Master Students

Vinicius Luis dos Santos

Ph.D. Student

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

Kenia Moreno Martinez

Master Student

Research Interest: Hydroprocessing, PFO

Jiayi Wang

Master Student

Research Interest: LED

Lidia Karpova

Master Student

Research Interest: catalysis

Nicoleta Gutu

Master Student

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

Rawan Alshehri

Master Student

Research Interest: Inorganic catalysis

Shaden Albahrani

Master Student

Murtada H. Alsalman

Master Student

Mohammed Babkoor

​Master Student

Esra Hawsawi

Master Student

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

Ameen K. Arkanji

​Master Student

Ali Alhussain

Master Student

Abdullah R. Nooh

Master Student

Nina Tsereshko

Master Student

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

Sohrab Askarli

​Master Student

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

Abdullah Gobouri

Master Student

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

Mohammad Al Rebh

Master Student

Research Interest: catalysis, kinetics

Marram Andijani

Master Student

Research Interest: catalysis, Zeolites

Pengfei Zhang

MS/Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: ROP, DFT, Polymerization

Abdulrahman Alharbi

Master Student

Research Interest: Heterogeneous catalysis, dry reforming

Pewee Datoo Kolubah

​Master Student

Research Interest: Waste upgrading, CO2 Valorization, Electrocatalysis

Fadhil Almukhtar

Master Student

Research Interest: Heterogeneous catalysis, Zeolites, reaction engineering, CO2 Conversion

Noor Albarbari

Master Student

Research Interest: Polymers, Nanotechnology, Analytical Chemistry

Albaraa Kamal

​Master Student

Mohammed Alsindi

Master Student

Research Interest: Catalysis improvement, Optimization

Ruben Medina Flores

​Master Student

Research Interest: catalysis, Reactor Modelling, simulation, Optimization

Ammar Alamoudi

​Master Student

Maram Bokhari

Master Student

Research Interest: Heterogeneous catalysis, Zeolites, kinetics

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