Postdoctoral Fellow

Christopher Waldron, PhD

​DOW​, Saudi Arabia​

Research Interest: Polymers, Membranes, Polymer Functionalization, Controlled Polymerization

Duong Phuoc, PhD

Postdoc at University of Wyoming​, USA​

Research Interest: Water Treatment, Membrane Science and Technology, Nanotechnology

Husnul Maab, PhD

ARA​MCO, Saudi Arabia​​

Research Interest: Materials development

Jingli Xu, PhD

​​Faculty at Xuchang University, China​

Research Interest: Microfiltration by ceramic membrane, Reverse osmosis, Membrane distillation, Desalination

Ngoc Lieu Le, PhD

​Faculty at Ho Chi Mihn University, Vietnam​

Research Interest: Fouling, Pressure-Retarded Osmosis, Forward Osmosis, Membrane design

NM Srivatsa Bettahalli, PhD

Research Scientist, KAUST, Saudi Arabia​

Research Interest: Membrane emulsification, Membrane Dehumidification, Hollow Fiber Membranes, Pervaporation, Membrane distillation

Priyanka Manchanda, PhD


Research Interest: Polymer Membranes, Polymer Synthesis

Selvaraj Munirasu, PhD

Research and Teaching Associate

Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Shaofei Wang, PhD

Postdoc at MIT, USA

Research Interest: Polymer Membranes, Functional Polymers

Tiefan Huang, PhD


Research Interest: Polymer Membranes, Polymer Functionalization, Polymer Synthesis

PhD Student

Bruno Pulido, PhD

Environmental Sci. Eng. at NEOM

Research Interest: Functional Polymers, Sustainability & Science Outreach, Solvent resistance membrane, Polymer Synthesis

Burhannudin Sutisna

Postdoc at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), Japan

Research Interest: Isoporous Membranes, Block Copolymers, Biomimetic Membranes

Debora Marques, PhD

ARA​MCO​​, Saudi Arabia​

Research Interest: Isoporous Membranes, Block Copolymers, Self-Assembly

Dinesh Mahalingam, PhD

Research Interest: Nanofiltration, Membranes, Polymer Membranes, Materials development, Nanotechnology

DooLi Kim, PhD

​Postdoc at Twente University, Netherlands​​​

Research Interest: Polymers, Polymer Membranes, Hollow Fiber Membranes

Meixia Shi, PhD

​Postdoc at Zhejiang University and Ningbo Water Meter Co.

Research Interest: Forward Osmosis, Hydrophilic, Membrane Geometry, Support Layer

Nicolas Moreno Chaparro, PhD

​Postdoc at OIST, Okinawa, Japan​​​

Research Interest: Self-Assembly, Block Copolymers, Thermodynamics of polymer solution, Polymer Modeling

Poornima Madhavan, PhD

Research Interest: Self-Assembly, Block Copolymers, Ionic liquid, Hydrogen bonding

Sara Livazovic, PhD

​DOW​​​​​, Saudi Arabia​

Research Interest: Anti-fouling, Membrane fabrication, Ultrafiltration, Nanofiltration, Water Treatment

Taghreed Jalal, PhD

SABIC​​​​​​​, Saudi Arabia​

Research Interest: Pervaporation, Solvent resistance membrane, Membrane design, Ultrafiltration

Yihui Xie, PhD

​Postdoc at University of Minnesota
Postdoc at Temple University, USA​​

Research Interest: Membrane Development, Polymer Synthesis, Self-Assembly, Block Copolymers

Research Scientist

Giuseppe Genduso

Research Scientist

Russell Tayouo, PhD

​Manager at SAS Nouvelle Sograta, France​

Research Interest: Polymer Synthesis

Valentina Musteata, PhD

Research Scientist

Research Interest: Block copolymer membranes, Membrane characterization

Masters Student

Giada Soldan

​Luxottica, Italy

Research Interest: Isoporous Membranes, Membranes for medical applications

Iran Charry Prada

AR​AMCO​, Saudi Arabia
PhD student, Paris Tech, France

Research Interest: Membrane Science and Technology

Juan Alvarez Palacio

Midsummer AB, Sweden

Pia Wiche Latorre

Wiche Sustentabilidad, EcoEd, Chile

Research Interest: Environmental engineering

Research Group Staff

Carolina Cuevas Mendoza

Research consultant​

Research Interest: Polymer Membranes, Carbon Nanotubes, MECs, Membranes for medical applications

Visiting student

Andrea Borghi

Visiting Student (VSRP)

Bologna University, Italy

Fang Li

Imperial College London, UK

After KAUST: Oxford University, UK

Giovanni Saudino

University of Bologna, IT

After KAUST: University of Florence, IT

Marco Avanzato

University of Bologna

Mark Carrington

Stanford University, USA

After KAUST: Cambridge University, UK

Mirko Buetto

University of Bologna

Monica Torsello

University of Bologna

Tommaso Marchese DAlvise

University of Bologna, IT

After KAUST: Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research, DE

Research Assistant

Ola Habboub

Research Assistant