Overview

The inorganic membrane research lab is part of the Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Center at KAUST. The group's work primarily focuses on development of high-performance membranes of ordered porous materials such as zeolite molecular sieves, metal-organic frameworks, mesoporous silicas, etc., and their applications in gas and liquid separations, catalysis, chemical sensors, and wastewater treatments.


Topics of research:

1. synthesis of high-performance membranes out of ordered porous materials and their applications in separations, catalysis and chemical sensors;

2. fabrication of ceramic hollow fibers and their applications in wastewater treatments;

3. synthesis and characterization of novel porous materials and their applications in renewable energy production and photocatalysis;

4. fabrication of metal alloy membranes and their applications in gas separations and membrane reactors.