IMG_4931b

Principal Investigator (PI)

Pedro Castano

Associate Professor

Research Scientists (RS)

Hend Omar Mohamed

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Reforming, Oligomerization, Heat transfer enhanced catalyst, Bio- and electro-reactors, Zeolites, Catalyst synthesis, High throughput testing, Hydroprocessing, Waste Upgrading, Catalyst deactivation

Mengmeng Cui

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Computational fluid dynamics, Gas-solid reactors

Shekhar R. Kulkarni

Research Scientist

Research Interests: C-H activation, Reforming, Catalytic Cracking, Heat transfer enhanced catalyst, Micro kinetic modeling , Computational fluid dynamics, Zeolites, Fluidized beds

Vijay V. Kumar

Research Scientist

Research Interests: C-H activation, CO2 valorization, Fluidized beds, High throughput testing, Catalyst synthesis, Zeolites, Operando reactors, Catalytic Cracking, Hydrodeoxygenation

Postdocs (PD)

Gontzal Lezcano

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Hydroprocessing, Micro kinetic modeling , C1H, Oxidative coupling of methane, CO2 valorization

Juan David Trueba

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Hydroprocessing, Process system engineering, Waste Upgrading

Pia Dally

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: CO2 valorization, C-H activation, Reforming, Operando reactors, Micro kinetic modeling , Gas-solid reactors, High throughput testing

PhD Students (PhD)

Ali Alkadhem

PhD student

Research Interests: Crude to chemicals, Waste Upgrading

Natalia Realpe

PhD Student

Research Interests: Computational fluid dynamics, Operando reactors, Membrane catalytic reactors

Naydu Paola Zambrano Urrutia

PhD Student

Research Interests: Crude to chemicals, Waste Upgrading

Pewee Datoo Kolubah

PhD Student

Research Interests: Bio- and electro-reactors, Catalyst synthesis, CO2 valorization

Talal Aldugman

PhD student

Xueqin Bai (Bruce)

PhD Student

Research Interests: C-H activation, Gas-solid reactors, Catalyst synthesis

Co-affiliated PhD students (PhD)

Isa Al Aslani

PhD Student

Mohammed Albuali

PhD Student

Masters Students (MSc)

Mohammad M. Ali

MSc Student

Alumni

Abdullah Gobouri

MSc Student, Graduated 2022

Abdulrahman Moosa Alzailaie

MSc Student, Graduated 2021

Kenia Moreno Martínez

MSc Student, Graduated 2023

Khaled A. Alshehri

MSc Student, Graduated 2021

Marwan Alamro

MSc Student, Graduated 2022

Mohammed Babkoor

MSc Student, Graduated 2021

Omar A. Abed

PhD Student, Graduated 2023

Research Interests: Oligomerization, Gas-solid reactors, Zeolites, Catalyst synthesis, High throughput testing

Previous members

Attada Yerrayya

Postdoctoral Fellow 2020-2022

Diego Zapater Bes

Postdoctoral Fellow

Fernanda Tavares

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2019-2021

Haidong Li

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2020-2021

Idoia Hita

Research Scientist

Research Interests: CO2 valorization, Crude to chemicals, Oligomerization, Oxygenates to hydrocarbons, Waste Upgrading, Catalyst deactivation, Zeolites, High throughput testing

Jahirul Mazumder

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2019-2021

José Lucas Vieira

Visiting Student

Suní Rodríguez Plaza

Visiting Student

Xueli Yao

Postdoctoral Fellow