Alberto Rodriguez Gomez,Ph.D.

Alumni and Former Staff

Research Scientist

Research Interests

​I am interested in the catalytic study of processes for energy and environment as well as the characterization of nano-sized materials. One of my principal concerns is the in situ characterization of catalytic samples during the reaction process. 

Selected Publications

  • Bimetallic Ni-Co/SBA-15 catalysts for reforming of ethanol: How cobalt modifies the nickel metal phase and product ... 
    A. Rodríguez-Gómez, A. Caballero
    Molecular Catalysis, 449, 122-130, (2018)
  • Nickel Particles Selectively Confined in the Mesoporous Channels of SBA-15 Yielding a Very Stable Catalyst for DRM ... 
    A. Rodríguez-Gómez, R. Pereñiguez, A. Caballero
    Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 122, 500-510, (2018)
  • Cobalt Carbide Identified as Catalytic Site for the Dehydrogenation of Ethanol to Acetaldehyde 
    A. Rodríguez-Gómez, J.P. Holgado, A. Caballero
    ACS Catalysis, 7, 52435247, (2017)


  • Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, University of Seville, Spain, 2018
  • M.Sc., Materials Science, University of Seville, Spain, 2011
  • B.Sc., Chemistry, University of Seville, Spain, 2010

Professional Profile

  • 2020-present: Research Scientist, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2018-2020: Postdcotoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2013-2018: PhD student, CSIC-University of Seville, Spain
  • 2010-2012: X-ray fluorescence and x-ray diffraction technician, CITIUS (University of Seville), Spain

KAUST Affiliations

  • KAUST Catalysis Center(KCC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering(PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Heterogeneous catalysis micro/mesoporous materials metal supported catalysts in situ catalyst characterization