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

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

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

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

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

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

Eganathan Kaliyamoorthy

Technical Specialist

Claudia Carraro

Staff Engineer - KCC Safety Officer

Beauty Rani Sharma

​Process Technician

Chien-Chih Tseng

​Research Specialist in Prof. Tung group

Limin Zheng

Technical Specialist

Mohammed Abdullah S Al Tarrah

Research Technician

Research Interest: Crude Oil, Light Olefins, Aspen Plus, CO2 Capture, CO2 reduction

Arwa Alahmadi

Technical Specialist in Prof. Gascon group

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

Cheng Yan

​Lab Technician

Yingying Yu

Technical Specialist in Prof. Hadjichristidis group

Research Interest: Organic chemistry

Tanushree Tanmayee

​ Lab Technician

Jing Bai

Operations and Administrative Analyst Prof. Bakr and Abdelsaboor groups

Sultan Alsalman

Process Specialist in Prof. Gascon group

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

Yaning Huang

Biotech lab assistant Prof. Magnus group

Research Interest: cell, protein

Weiwei Qu

​Lab Technician

Research Scientists

Mengmeng Cui

Research Scientist

Research Interest: Crude to Chemicals, Fluidized bed reactors, Computational particle fluid dynamics

Simil Thomas

Research Scientist

Luis C. Garzon Tovar, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

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

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

Javier Patarroyo, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Naveen Malenahalli Halappa

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Alejandra Rendón Patiño, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Shulin Chen, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Xiaofei Zhang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Chengyang Feng, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Wei Zhang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Hong Wang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Zhifang Wu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Huiwen Lin, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Yu-Ying Yang, Ph.D.

Posdoctoral Fellow

Xin Song, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Raghu Vamsy Maligal Ganesh, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Pravin Babar, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Peng Yuan, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Metal, Nanocluster

Hongwei Zhu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Perovskites, solar cells

Kathiravan Murugesan, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

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

Jiaqi Jia, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Photoredox Catalysis, Metal catalysis, Enantioselectivity

Zheng Yang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: 2D Materials, Perovskites

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

Haodi Ran

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Perovskite, solar, cells

Angel Sousa

PhD Student

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

Bashir Hasanov

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Perovskite, Nanomaterials

Yongyi Hu

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: ​DFT (density functional theory)

Claudia Filosa

PhD Student

Research Interest: Heterogeneous catalysis, Hydrocarbons, MTH, MTO, Zeolites, Chemical engineering1

Razan Mal

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Homogenous Catalysis, pincer complexes, manganese

Alice Nanni

Ph.D. Student

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

Tiziana Ricciardelli

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Bioinformatics, Machine learning

Mona Almaghrabi

MS/Ph.D. Student

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

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

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

Yuli Peng

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Biocatalysis, Extremophiles, extremozymes, Biotechnology

Cristina Queiros da Silva

Ph.D. Student

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

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

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

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

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

Master Students

Esra Hawsawi

Master Student

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

Nina Tsereshko

Master Student

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

Abdullah R. Nooh

Master Student

Murtada H. Alsalman

Master Student

Shaden Albahrani

Master Student

Ali Alhussain

Master Student

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

Jiayi Wang

Master Student

Research Interest: LED

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

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

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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Yi-Cing Li

Business Administrator

Carlota Rodriguez

Business Administrator

Mingming Chou

Business ​​Manager

Longlong Zhai

​Administrative Assistant

Allison Johanna Ramirez

Communication Specialist

Li Wang

Business Administrator

Zainab Alyousef

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