Burhannudin Sutisna

PhD Student

Research Interests

My research focuses on the development of isoporous biomimetic membranes from block copolymers for ultra-to-nanofiltration. The block copolymers used are diblock and triblock copolymers with functional groups designed to mimic biological membranes being useful for water purification and biomedical applications. The study includes investigation of block copolymer self-assembly in solution, optimization of the membrane preparation process using phase inversion or coating methods, and characterization of the membranes using advanced electron microscopy and other characterization methods.

Selected Publications

  • Micelle Characterization of Block Copolymers as a Means of Solvent Optimization in Preparing Non-Solvent Induced Phase Separation Membranes
    B. Sutisna, K.-V. Peinemann, S. P. Nunes
    Gordon Research Conference, Membranes: Materials and Processes, Poster Sessions (2014)
  • Solvent Quality Analysis in the Preparation of Isoporous Ultrafiltration Membranes from Block Copolymers via Phase Inversion
    B. Sutisna, K.-V. Peinemann, S. P. Nunes
    Fourth International Conference Frontiers in Polymer Science 2015, Poster Sessions (2015
  • Education

    • PDEng, Process and Product Design, TU Eindhoven, the Netherlands, 2013
    • M.Sc., Chemical and Biological Engineering, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2010
    • B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, ITB, Bandung, Indonesia, 2009

    Professional Profile

    2011-2013: Trainee Design Engineer, TU Eindhoven, the Netherlands


    KAUST Provost Award, 2013

    KAUST Affiliations

    Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)