Pewee Datoo Kolubah

PhD Students (PhD)

PhD Student



B3 4254-WS12 Seaside


I am a MS/Ph.D. student studying chemical engineering at KAUST, working in the KAUST Catalysis Center with the Multiscale Reaction Engineering group under the supervision of Professor Pedro Castano.

Before joining KAUST in 2020, I worked as an undergraduate intern in the Process Intensification Team in the School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin University where I obtained my bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. My undergraduate thesis was focused on the design of a novel environmental-friendly catalyst for acetylene hydrochlorination reaction.

Here at KAUST, my research focuses on electrocatalyst synthesis and design and optimazation of Bio- and Electro-reactors for hydrogen production, energy generation, and CO2  conversion to useful fuels and chemicals. 

Research Interests

Synthesizing electrocatalysts and designing and optimizing Bio- and Electro-reactors for enhanced hydrogen production, CO2 conversion, and energy generation. 


  • BEng in Chemical Engineering, Tianjin University, China 2020

Professional Profile

  • September 2018-May 2019 | Research Intern | Chemical Process Intensification, Tianjin University, China

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)


  • Tianjin University Distinguished International Student Award, China, 2018

KAUST Affiliations

  • KAUST Catalysis Center
  • Chemical Engineering Program
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering

Research Interests Keywords

Bio- and electro-reactors Catalyst synthesis CO2 valorization