Rafael Canevesi, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

Process modeling, optimization and Intensification.

Selected Publications

  • Modeling High-Pressure Hydrogen Uptake by Nanoporous Metal-Organic Frameworks: Implications for Hydrogen Storage and Delivery, Ramirez-Vidal, P., Canevesi, R.L.S., Celzard, A., Fierro, V. , ACS Appl. Nano Mater 5,1,759-773 (2022).
  • Hydration mechanisms of scheelite from adsorption isotherms and ab initio molecular dynamics simulations. Foucaud, Y., Canevesi, R.L.S., Celzard, A., Fierro, V., Badawi, M., Appl. Surf. Sci. 562, 150137 (2021).
  • A Step Forward in Understanding the Hydrogen Adsorption and Compression on Activated Carbons, Ramirez-Vidal, P., Canevesi, R.L.S., Sdanghi, G., Schaefer, S., Maranzana, G., Celzard, A., Fierro, V., ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 13, 10, 12562–12574 (2021).
  • Molecular sieving of linear and branched C6 alkanes by tannin-derived carbons, Castro-Gutierrez, J.; Jardim, E.O.; Canevesi, R.L.S.; Kriesten, M.; Thommes, M.; Silvestre Albero, J.; Celzard, A.; Fierro, Carbon 174  413-422 (2021).
  • Influence of activation conditions on textural properties and performance of activated biochars for pyrolysis vapors upgrading, Di Stasi, C., Greco, G., Canevesi, R.L.S., Izquierdo, M.T., Fierro, V., Celzard, A., González, B., Manyà, J.J. Fuel 289,119759 (2021).
  • Hierarchical tannin-derived carbons as efficient tetracycline adsorbents. Canevesi, R.L.S.; Sanchez-Sanchez, A.; Gadonneix, P.; Celzard, A.; Fierro, V. Applied Surface Science, 533 147428 (2020).


  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, State University of Western Parana (UNIOESTE), Toledo, Brazil, 2019.
  • M.Sc., Chemical Engineering, State University of Western Parana (UNIOESTE), Toledo, Brazil, 2015.
  • B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, State University of Western Parana (UNIOESTE), Toledo, Brazil, 2012.

Professional Profile

  • 2019-2019 Postdoctoral fellow, UNIOESTE, Toledo, Brazil.
  • 2019-2021 Postdoctoral fellow, Insitut Jean Lamour, Epinal, France; 2022-present Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia 

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Gas and liquid adsorption Process simulation and optimization CO2 Capture Hybrid processes