Lieven Gevers, Ph.D.

Alumni and Former Staff

​Lab Manager

Research Interest

High throughput technologies in catalytic research for synthesis and characterization of catalysts, Homogeneous and Heterogeneous catalysis, Reactor design for catalytic processes including microreactors and membrane reactors, Process Intensification

Selected Publications

  • Recycling of the homogeneous Co-Jacobsen catalyst through solvent-resistant nanofiltration (SRNF) 
    S. Aerts, H. Weyten, A. Buekenhoudt, L.E.M. Gevers, I.F.J. Vankelecom and P.A. Jacobs
    Chemical Communications, 6, 710-711, (2004)
  • High throughput screening for rapid development of membranes and membrane processes 
    Pieter Vandezande, Lieven E.M. Gevers, Johan S. Paul, Ivo F.J. Vankelecom, Pierre A. Jacob...
    Journal of Membrane Science, 250, 305-310, (2005)
  • Catalytic oxidation of 1,2-diols to alpha-hydroxy-carboxylates with stabilized gold nanocolloids combined with a me... 
    P.G.N. Mertens, M. Bulut, L.E.M Gevers, I.F.J. Vankelecom, P.A. Jacobs and D.E. De Vos, 
    Catalysis Letters, 102, 57-61, (2005)
  • Zeolite filled polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) membranes as an improved membrane for solvent-resistant 
    Lieven E.M. Gevers, Ivo F.J. Vankelecom, Pierre A. Jacobs
    Chemical Communications, 19, 2500-2502, (2005)
  • Porphyrin-Functionalized Dendrimers: Synthesis and Application as Recyclable Photocatalysts in a 
    Suhas A. Chavan, Wouter Maes, Lieven E. M. Gevers, Joos Wahlen, Ivo F. J. Vankelecom, Pier...
    Chemistry: a European Journal, Volume 11, Issue 22, 6754-6762, (2005)
  • Physico-chemical interpretation of SRNF transportmechanisms for solutes through dense silicone membranes. 
    Lieven E.M. Gevers, Griet Meyen, Koen De Smet, Filip Du Prez, Ivo F.J. Vankelecom en Pierr...
    Journal of Membrane Science, 274, 173-182, (2006)
  • Solvent-resistant nanofiltration with filled polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) membranes 
    Lieven E.M. Gevers, IvoF.J. Vankelecom, Pierre A. Jacobs
    Journal of Membrane Science, 278, 199-204, (2006)
  • Directed development of high performance membranes via high-throughput and combinatorial strategies 
    Metin Bulut, Lieven E.M. Gevers, Johan S. Paul, Ivo F.J. Vankelecom and Pierre A. Jacobs
    Journal of Combinatorial Chemistry, 8, 168-173, (2006)
  • A novel method to prepare porous membranes/polymers with easy control over porosity and increased 
    Gevers LEM, Vandezande P, Vermant J, Martens JA, Vankelecom IFJ and Jacobs PA
    Desalination, 199, 34-36, (2006)
  • The use of solvent resistant nanofiltration in the recycling of the Co-Jacobsen catalyst in the hydrolytic kinetic ... 
    S. Aerts, A. Buekenhoudt, H. Weyten, L.E.M. Gevers, I.F.J. Vankelecom and P.A. Jacobs
    Journal of Membrane Science, 280, 245-252,, 245-252, (2006)

Education

  • Ph.D, Bioengineering Sciences, Catholic University Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, 2005
  • Bio-engineer in Chemistry, Catholic University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, 2001

Professional Profile

  • 2019-..: Lab Manager at KAUST Catalysis Center, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2015-2019: Research Engineer at KAUST Catalysis Center
  • 2008-2015: Senior Project leader in Advanced Research Technologies at Umicore Research
  • 2006-2008: Researcher in Membrane technology at Flemish Institute of Technology

Awards

1. Laureate of the DSM Awards for Chemistry and Technology 2006

2. EMS Award 2007 for the best paper in membrane science and technology in 2006

3. Winner of the Umicore Innovation Award in 2014

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Kaust Catalysis Center (KCC)

  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Heterogeneous and homogenous catalysts high throughput technologies reactor design membrane technology microreactors

Former Faculty

  • ​Jorg Eppinger, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor)
  • Lain-Jong Li, Ph.D. (Professor)
  • Valentin Rodionov, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor)
  • Kazuhiro Takanabe, Ph.D. (Professor)
  • Jr-Hau He, Ph.D. (Associate Professor)

 

Former Research Staff

  • Abou-Hamad edy, Ph.D. Research Engineer
  • Haibo Zhu, Ph.D. (Research Scientist)
  • Isidoro Morales Osorio , Ph.D. (Research Technician)
  • Lu Zhou
  • Rong-rong Jiang (Lab Technician)
  • Douaa Hamed (Lab Technician)
  • Jeremie Pelletier ( Lab Manager)
  • Lan Zhao (Research Technician)
  • Linjie Su (Lab Technician)
  • Jing Fan (Lab Technician)

 

Research Scientist

   
  • Jun Pan, Ph.D.
  • Pavlo Nikolaienko, Ph.D.
  • Sergey Kozlov, Ph.D.
  • Xiulin Yang, Ph.D.
  • Yuanlong Shao, Ph.D.
  • Huaifeng Li, Ph.D.

 

Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Abdesslem Jedidi, Ph.D.                                                     
  • Abhishek Dutta Chowdhury,Ph.D.
  • Akshaya K Samal, Ph.D.
  • Chaochao Yue, Ph.D.
  • Chaojie Cui, Ph.D.
  • Dandan Zhang, Ph.D.
  • Eleonora Fava, Ph.D.
  • Eva Pump, Ph.D.
  • Janet Chakkamadathil Mohandas, Ph.D.
  • Gabriel Buchel, Ph.D.
  • Ida Autiero, Ph.D.
  • Jung-Hyun Park, Ph.D.
  • Tianyou Chen, Ph.D.
  • Zhaolai Chen, Ph.D.
  • Anatoly Peshkov, Ph.D.
  • Chinmoy K. Hazra, Ph.D.
  • Luis Miguel Azofra Mesa
  • ​Manbo Li, Ph.D.
  • Michael Kelly, Ph.D.
  • Mannathan Subramaniyan, Ph.D.
  • Manas Bhunia, Ph.D.

  • Niladri Maity, Ph.D.
  • Olga Gladkovskaya, Ph.D.
  • Raju Dey, Ph.D.
  • Sai Vikrama Chaitanya vummaleti, Ph.D.
  • Jinsong Hu, Ph.D.
  •  Somphonh Peter Phivilay, Ph.D.
  • Sandeep Kumar Mishra, Ph.D.
  • Hassan Ait Ahsaine, Ph.D. 
  • Changguang Yao, Ph.D.
  • Kwangjae Lee, Ph.D.
  • Stefania Evoli, Ph.D.
  • Shixiong Min, Ph.D.
  • Tunc Deniz, Ph.D.
  • Srikanth Pedireddy, Ph.D.
  • Wei Zhao, Ph.D.
  • Won Suk Juang, Ph.D.
  • Xuechao Liu, Ph.D.
  • Xiufang wang, Ph.D.
  • Yuan Wang, Ph.D.
  • Yunfei Cai, Ph.D.
  • Yupeng Pan, Ph.D.
  • Yuri Lebedev, Ph.D.
  • Kushal Deepak Bhatte​,Ph.D.
  • Liangjin Xu, Ph.D.
  • Gangaiah Mettela,Ph.D.
  • Yogesh Raghunath Patil, Ph.D.
  • Jie Chen, Ph. D.


Ph.D. Students

  • Adrian Hol, Ph.D
  • Arwa Makki, Ph.D.
  • Batian Chen, Ph.D.
  • Bilel Hamzaoui, Ph.D.
  • Bedour E. Al-Sabban, Ph.D.
  • Chao Guan, Ph.D.
  • Dalal Noureldine, Ph.D.
  • Duanxing Li, Ph.D.
  • Gabriel Jeantelot, Ph.D.
  • Hind Al-Johani, Ph.D.
  • Haleema Alamri, Ph.D.
  • Hsin-Hua Huang, Ph.D. 
  • Israa Salem Al-Rowaihi, Ph.D.
  • Ibrahim Dursun
  • Reem Alshumrani, Ph.D.
  • Eleanor Ang Pei Ling, Ph.D.
  • Adrian Hohl, Ph.D.
  • Baraa Werghi, Ph.D.
  • Amal A. Baqais, Ph.D.
  • Ding-Jier Yuan, Ph.D.
  • Miguel Dinis Veloso Guerreiro, Ph.D.
  • Nawal alhajri, Ph.D.
  • Nazeeha Alkayal, Ph.D.
  • Noor Almana, Ph.D.
  • Nouf Al Jabri, Ph.D.
  • Reem Al-Shareef, Ph.D.
  • Sarah Almahdali, Ph.D.
  • Sheikha Lardhi, Ph.D.
  • Stefan Grotzinger, Ph.D.
  • Tatsuya Shinagawa, Ph.D.
  • Maha Al Haddad, Ph.D.
  • Muhammad Qureshi, Ph.D.
  • Keisuke Obata, Ph.D.
  • Oleksii Pustovarenko, Ph. D.


Master Students


  • Abdulaziz Khan
  • Alexandra Vancea
  • Ali Hamieh
  • Mram Alyami
  • Kanav Kalra



Former Administration

  • Ann Bauwens (Executive Secretary)
  • Jiao Qiu (Business Administrator)
  • Xianzheng Meng(Business Administrator)
  • Wenwen Zhu(Administrative Assistant)
  • Xijun Deng(Administrative Assistant)