Alberto Rodriguez Gomez

Research Scientists

Research Scientist


Research Interests

​I am interested in the catalytic study of processes for energy and environment as well as the characterization of nano-sized materials. One of my principal concerns are the in situ characterization of catalytic samples during the reaction process and ​​Oil to chemicals.

Selected Publications

  • ​Cobalt Carbide Identified as Catalytic Site for the Dehydrogenation of Ethanol to Acetaldehyde. A. Rodríguez-Gómez, J.P. Holgado, A. Caballero. ACS Catalysis 7 (2017) 5243–5247
  • Nickel Particles Selectively Confined in the Mesoporous Channels of SBA-15 Yielding a Very Stable Catalyst for DRM Reaction. A. Rodríguez-Gómez, R. Pereñiguez, A. Caballero. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 122 (2018), 500-510
  • Bimetallic Ni-Co/SBA-15 catalysts for reforming of ethanol: How cobalt modifies the nickel metal phase and product distribution. A. Rodríguez-Gómez and A. Caballero. Molecular Catalysis 449 (2018) 122-130​


  • ​PhD in Inorganic Chemistry, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain, 2018
  • M.S. in Materials Science, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain, 2012
  • B. S. in Chemistry, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain, 2010​

Professional Profile

  • ​2018-present: Posdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2013-2018: Researcher, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Sevilla, Spain
  • 2011-2012: Research Technician, Centro de Investigación Tecnología e Innovación de la Universidad de Sevilla, Spain​

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC), Advanced Catalytic Materials
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)​

Research Interests Keywords

Reactor Engineering Heterogeneous Catalysis in situ catalyst characterization metal supported catalysts micro/mesoporous materials