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

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

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

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

Lieven Gevers, Ph.D.

​Lab Manager

Research Interest: Heterogeneous and homogenous catalysts, high throughput technologies, reactor design, membrane technology, microreactors

Anissa Bendjeriou-Sedjerari, Ph.D.

Center Liaison Officer

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

Adrian Ramirez Galilea Ph.D.

Staff Engineer - HTP

Research Interest: Heterogeneous catalysis, High-Throughput, AspenPlus, CO2 Conversion

Natalia Morlanes, Ph.D.

Staff Engineer - Process Intensification

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

Selvedin Telalovic, Ph.D.

Staff Engineer - Catalyst Reactor

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

Samy Ould-Chikh, Ph.D.

Staff Engineer - Operando

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

Claudia Carraro

Staff Engineer - KCC Safety Officer

Jullian Vittenet, Ph.D.

Staff Engineer- Industrial Catalysis Process Control

Mohammad Babar Moghni Mallick

Operations Specialist

Eganathan Kaliyamoorthy

Technical Specialist

Cheng Yan

​Lab Technician

Tanushree Tanmayee

​ Lab Technician

Beauty Rani Sharma

​Process Technician

Weiwei Qu

​Lab Technician

Chien-Chih Tseng

​Research Specialist in Prof. Tung group

Sultan Alsalman

Research Technician - Process Especialist in Prof. Gascon group

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

Arwa Alahmadi

Research Technician - Analytical Lab Technician in Prof. Gascon group

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

Cong Wang

​Lab Assistant in Prof. Abdelsaboor group

Yingying Yu

Technical Specialist in Prof. Hadjichristidis group

Research Interest: Organic chemistry

Qi Xiong

Biotech lab assistant Prof. Magnus group

Research Interest: Biotechnology

Research Scientists

Yichen Cai, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Amol M. Hengne, Ph.D.

Research Scientist - Remote

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

Thien Nguyen, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interest: Porous organic materials, Organic Synthesis

Sumesh Kureppadathu Raman, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interest: Organometallic chemistry, Polymers Synthesis, Polymerization

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)

Walid AL Maksoud, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

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

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

Bholanath Maity, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

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

Georgios Zapsas, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interest: ​Anionic Polymerization, Polyhomolagtion, BCPs Surface Analysis via Atomic Force Microscopy

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

Konstantinos Ntetsikas, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interest: ​Anionic Polymerization, Complex Macromolecular Architectures

Manoja Kumar Samantaray, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

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

Rajesh Kancherla,Ph.D

Research Scientist

Research Interest: Photo-catalysis, Transition metal catalysis

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

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

Viko Ladelta, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interest: ​Anionic ring-opening polymerization

Alberto Rodriguez Gomez,Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interest: Heterogeneous catalysis, micro/mesoporous materials, metal supported catalysts, in situ catalyst characterization

Zhen Cao, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

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

Xinglong Dong, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

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

Idoia Hita del Olmo, Ph.D.

​Research Scientist

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

Rafia Ahmad, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interest: catalysis, Materials Simulation and Modelling, DFT

Nadeem Qaiser, Ph.D.

​Research Scientist

Research Interest: FEM modeling, Nano/micro mechanics, Flexible sensors, actuators and energy storage devices

Postdoctoral Fellows

Mingtao Zhou, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: RAFT, ATRP

Teng Li, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Heterogeneous catalysis, Zeolites, C1 chemistry

Xingzhu Chen, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Materials modeling, Electrochemistry, Gas catalysis

Guillaume Magnin, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Pravin Babar, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Jiaqi Jia, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Photoredox Catalysis, Metal catalysis, Enantioselectivity

Zheng Yang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: 2D Materials, Perovskites

Antonio Aguilar Tapia, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow - Remote Research Consultant

Research Interest: operando, catalysis, X-ray absorption spectroscopy

Leiming Guo, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Polymers, membranes

Jianfeng Zhao, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Ultrafast scanning electron microscopy, surface dynamics, photovoltaic materials

Stefan A. Nastase, Ph.D.

Postodoctoral Fellow

Büsra Dereli, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Juan Carlos Navarro de Miguel, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral fellow

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

Shahaji Gaikwad, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: catalytic olefin polymerizations , catalytic oligomerization

Umair Hassan Bhatti, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Qing Liu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Mohammad Ziaur Rahman, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: photocatalyst, Electrocatalysis, water splitting, redox dynamics, charge transport kinetics

Zhonghua Xue, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: inorganic material, catalysis

Haifeng Chen, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Shao-Chi Lee, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Photoredox Catalysis, Organic Synthesis, Nickel Catalysis

Yunlong Hou, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Polymers, MOFs, Organic Synthesis

Seokjin Kim, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Porous material, catalysis, Hydrogen

Peng Yuan, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Metal, Nanocluster

Haidong Li, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Characterization of complex mixtures, Hydroprocessing, Catalytic Cracking

Wei Wang, Ph.D

​Postdoctoral Fellows

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

Indranil Dutta, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Didier Barradas Bautista  Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: ​Computational Biology, Protein-protein docking, Network biology, Computational modeling of macromolecules, Bioinformatics, Biophysics, Drug discovery, Machine learning

Vikash Kumar Ravi, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Research Interest: Perovskites crystal and nanoparticles, solar cells, Light-emitting diodes

Sandeep Suryabhan Gholap, Ph.D

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Ajit Prabhakar Kale, Ph.D.

Research Associate

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

A S M Jahirul I Mazumder, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Bhagyashree Kulkarni, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Chunyang Li, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Delong Han, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Marine ecology, Materials modeling

Dharmaraj Periyanagounder, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: 2D Materials, Nanofabrication (E-beam & Photolithography), Nanoelectronics, Opto-electronics, Neuromorphic Computing, catalysis

Diego Mateo, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Fernanda Tavares, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Hongpo Liu, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Transition metal dichalcogenides, 2D metal nanomaterials, epitaxial growth, Electrocatalysis

Huifeng Yue, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Jose Luis Cerrillo Olmo, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Karthik Peramaiya, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Photoelectrochemical, N2 reduction

Khursand Yorov , Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Li Yang, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Luis C. Garzon Tovar, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Luis Gutierrez Arzaluz, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Manoj V. Mane, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Mengmeng Cui, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Moussa O. Zaarour, Ph.D.

​​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Muralirajan Krishnamoorthy, Ph.D

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Partha Maity, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Priyanka Chakraborty, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

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

Renwu Huang, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Rohit K. Rai, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Rounak Naphade, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Rushana Khairova, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Ruzal Sitdikov, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Sagadevan Arunachalam, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Saibal Bhaumik, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Sandeep K. Sharma, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: ​Anionic Polymerization, Mechano Polymers, Donor-acceptor Polymers

Sangho Chung, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Sarah Komaty Zaarour, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Sathish Kumar Gadde, Ph.D

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Sheikha Lardhi,Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: DFT, Material Science, optoelectronic properties, Hybrid Functional, Surface Chemistry, Chemistry, transport properties

Shekhar Rajabhau Kulkarni,Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Sudipta Chatterjee, Ph. D.

​​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: ​Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry, Small molecule activation, Electrocatalysis, spectroscopy, reaction mechanisms, DFT studies

Valmik Shankar Shinde, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Transition metal catalysis, C-H Functionalization, Enantioselective co-operative catalysis

Vijay Kumar Velisoju, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Vinoth Ramalingam, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Yadagiri Rachuri, Ph.D.

​​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Yerrayya Attada, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Swechchha Pandey, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Thaksen Vasant Jadhav, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Polymers, Dynamic covalent chemistry, Circular economy, Vitrimers

Xin Wang, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: ​Ring-opening polymerization, Polyhomologation, Living/Controlled polymerization, Complex Macromolecular Architecture

Xueli Yao, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

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

Qingpeng Cheng, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Wasim Mir, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Atanu Ghosh,Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Chunwei Dong, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Hao Huang, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Heterogeneous catalyst, photoelectrochemical application

Xie Yaqiang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow​

Research Interest: Porous organic materials, OER

Ph.D. Students

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

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

Yuxuan Shang

MS/Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: SACs, NRR

Taslim Melliti

MS/Ph.D. student

Research Interest: Organic Synthesis, organometallic compounds, catalysis

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

Azimet Karluk

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Perovskites, X-ray Detector, Scintillator

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

Quaid Johar Virpurwala

Ph.D. Student

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

Feng Xie

Ph.D. Student

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

Yuli Peng

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Biocatalysis, Extremophiles, extremozymes, Biotechnology

Ahmed Alamer

MS/Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: petrochemicals, chemical process engineering, Petrochemical conversion

Cristina Queiros da Silva

Ph.D. Student

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

Talal Aldugman

MS/Ph.D. Student

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

Mohammed Alalouni

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Mesoporous silica, Zeolites, catalysis, metathesis, dimerization, natural gas, petrochemicals

Fatimah Algarni

Ph.D. Student

Reem D. Alghamdi

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: ​Polymer synthesis

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

Fatimah Aldakheel

​Ph.D. Student

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

Isa Al Aslani

​Ph.D. Student

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

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

Samiya Khaliq

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Perovskites, semiconductor, VOSviewer, quantum emitters

Nasser Alobaid

Ph.D. Student

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

Abhay Dokania

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Heterogeneous catalysis, CO2 Conversion, Catalyst design

Artem Russkikh

​Ph. D. Student

Daria Poloneeva

​Ph.D. Student

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

Dominik Renn

​Ph.D. Student

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

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

Gontzal Lezcano

​Ph.D. Student

Il Son Khan

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: catalysis, MOFs

Jurjen O. Cazemier

​PhD Student

Research Interest: Heterogeneous catalysis, renewable chemicals

Mustafa Caglayan

​Ph.D. Student

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

Nikita Kolobov

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: ​Photocatalysis

Omar Abed

Ph.D. Student

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

Tuiana Shoinkhorova

​Ph.D. Student

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

Liliana Panarone

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: ​Catalyst deactivation and carbon nanotubes synthesis

Ziyun Zhang

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: ​Homogeneous catalysts

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

Badriah Alamer

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Nanocluster

Basma Mahi

​Ph.D. Student

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

Bekir Turedi

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Hybrid perovskites, solar cell, photophysics of semiconductors

Lera Shepard

​Ph.D. Student

Yongyi Hu

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: ​DFT (density functional theory)

Ci Lin

​Ph.D. Student

Khulud Almasabi

​Ph.D. Student

Lujain Alrais

​Ph.D. Student

Nedah Alkattan

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Polymerization, Polyhomologation

Noor A. Merdad

​Ph.D. Student

Ruofan Sun

​Ph.D. Student

Shahad Sulaimani

​Ph.D. Student

Xuan Wei

​Ph.D. Student

Razan Mal

Ph.D. Student

Master Students

Jiayi Wang

Master Student

Research Interest: LED

Sohrab Askarli

​Master Student

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

Mohammad Al Rebh

Master Student

Research Interest: catalysis, kinetics

Marram Andijani

Master Student

Research Interest: catalysis, Zeolites

Abdullah Gobouri

Master Student

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

Pengfei Zhang

MS/Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: ROP, DFT, Polymerization

Vinicius Luis dos Santos

Master Student

Research Interest: Hydrophobicity, materials, surfaces

Abdulrahman Alharbi

Master Student

Research Interest: Heterogeneous catalysis, dry reforming

Pewee Datoo Kolubah

​Master Student

Research Interest: Waste upgrading, CO2 Valorization, Electrocatalysis

Mohammed Babkoor

​Master Student

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

Nina Tsereshko

Master Student

Ruben Medina Flores

​Master Student

Research Interest: catalysis, Reactor Modelling, simulation, Optimization

Ameen K. Arkanji

​Master Student

Ammar Alamoudi

​Master Student

Maram Bokhari

Master Student

Research Interest: Heterogeneous catalysis, Zeolites, kinetics

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