Lieven Gevers, Ph.D.

Research Support

​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)


  • 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


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