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Principal Investigator

Jorge Gascon

Professor and Director KCC​​​​​​​​​

Research Interests: Catalysis, Nanomaterials, Gas/Water Purification, Heterogeneous Catalysis, C1 Chemistry, Multifunctional Solids, Reactor Engineering, Separation Processes

Research Scientists

Anastasiya Bavykina, Ph.D.

Research Scientist​

Research Interests: Materials Chemistry, Porous Polymers, Heterogeneous Catalysis

Diego Mateo, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Electrocatalysis, Photocatalysis, Solar Fuels, CO2 Conversion

Jean Marcel Ribeiro Gallo, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Heterogeneous Catalysis, Materials design, Surface characterization, Sustainability

Luis Garzon Tovar, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Nanoporous Materials, Heterogeneous Catalysis, Crystal Design, Synthesis and Functionalization, Catalysis, Crystal Structure Determination

Mohammad Ziaur Rahman, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Water Splitting, charge transport kinetics, redox dynamics, Photo(electro)catalysis

Salvador Sayas Valero, Ph.D.

​Research Scientist

Research Interests: Heterogeneous Catalysis, CO2 Valorization, Reactor Design, Catalyst Design

Postdoctoral Fellows

Abhay Dokania, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Heterogeneous Catalysis, CO2 Conversion, Catalyst Design

Alejandra Rendón Patiño, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Heterogeneous Catalysis, Electron Microscopy, Green Chemistry, Material synthesis

Javier Patarroyo, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Nanomaterials, inorganic nanoparticles, Electron Microscopy

Jose Luis Santos, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Heterogeneous Catalysis, Hydrogen production, Bio Oil refining, Biomass valorization, Material synthesis and characterization

Juan Manuel Colom, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Chemical engineering, combustion, Heterogeneous Catalysis, Kinetic modeling

Leandro Duarte de Almeida, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Photocatalysis, Homogeneous Catalysis, nanocatalysts

Rushana Khairova, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Material Science, Synthesis and Functionalization, Organic chemistry, Organometallic chemistry, Material Characterization

Tuiana B. Shoinkhorova, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Synthesis and Functionalization, Zeolites, Materials Chemistry, Crude Oil, Heterogeneous Catalysis

Umair Hassan Bhatti, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Research Interests: Heterogeneous Catalysis, CO2 Conversion, CO2 Capture, Process Modeling

Wei Wang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Research Interests: CO2 Conversion, Reactor Engineering, Materials Chemistry, Heterogeneous Catalysis

Xuan Gong, Ph.D

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Heterogenous Catalysis, Porous Materials, CO2 Hydrogenation, MTH

PhD Students

Ahmed Alamer

MS/Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Chemical Process Technology, Carbon Neutrality, Circular Carbon, Plastics Pyrolysis, CO2 Mitigation, Crude to Chemicals, energy & sustainability

Angel Sousa

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Carbon materials, MOFs, photo-thermal catalysis, Solar Fuels

Claudia Filosa

Ph.D. Student

Daria Poloneeva

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Metal-organic Framework, Material Science, Photophysics, Gas Separation

Faisal F. Alahmadi

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Reaction Engineering, Catalysis

Genrikh Shterk

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Heterogeneous Catalysis, XPS, Material Characterization, Surface Science, Physical Chemistry, Catalysis

Il Son Khan

​Ph.D. Student ​

Research Interests: Catalysis, Metal-organic Framework

Isa Al Aslani

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Crude Oil, Reactor Design, Hydrodynamics, Equations of state, Fluid catalytic cracking

Maksim Zakharzhevskii

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: metal-organic frameworks, Crystal structure, Photocatalysis1

Mohammed Albuali

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: CO2 Conversion, Catalysis

Mustafa Caglayan

​Ph.D. Student​​

Research Interests: Heterogenous Catalysis, Reaction Engineering, Energy and Environment

Nibras Hijazi

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Reaction Engineering, Reactor Design, Heterogeneous Catalysis

Nikita Kolobov

​Ph.D. Student ​

Research Interests: Photocatalysis, Metal-organic Framework

Orkhan Sayidov

MS/Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: CO2 Utilization, Reactor Engineering, Reactor Design, Biofuels, Separation Processes, Heterogeneous Catalysis, Catalyst Design, Bio-process modelling and simulation