People

Sara Livazovik

PhD Student

Research Interests

My main points of interest are novel nanofiltration and ultrafiltration thin-film composite membranes, mainly focused on the pure cellulose as a thin layer and as an intermediate layer. Besides synthesizing and fabricating the membranes I also preform the membrane characterization including SEM, AFM, FT-IR, NMR, GPC, contact angle, XRD, permeability and solution rejection tests as well as streaming potential measurements.
My research is extended to the application side as well such as anti-fouling, produced water purification and food industry.

Selected Publications

  • Cellulose multilayer membranes manufacture with ionic liquid
    S. Livazovic, Z. Li, A.R. Behzad, K.-V. Peinemann, S.P. Nunes
    Journal of Membrane Science, 490 (2015)
  • Preparation and application of sulfaguanidine-imprinted polymer on solid-phase extraction of pharmaceuticals from wate
    D. M. Pavlovic, K. Niksic, S. Livazovic, I. Brnardic, A. Anzlovar,
    Talanta, 131 (2015)

  • Polyazole Hollow Fiber Membranes for Direct Contact Membran
    H. Maab, A. Al Saadi, L. Francis, S. Livazovic, N. Ghafour, G. L. Amy and S. P. Nunes
    Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 52 (2013)
  • Education

    • M.Sc. Applied Chemistry, University of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Zagreb, Croatia, 2011
    • B.Sc. Applied Chemistry, University of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Zagreb, Croatia, 2009

    Professional Profile

    2012 – present: PhD student, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi

    Non-KAUST Affiliations

    Biological & Environmental Sciences and Engineering Division (BESE)