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Ingo Pinnau

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Saudi Arabia


Prof INGO PINNAU Specialises in synthesis of high-performance polymers. He is working as Professor Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia.

Research Interest

Professor Pinnau's research interests are in membrane processes for the separation of gases and liquids: natural gas treatment, CO2 sequestration, hydrogen recovery, olefin/paraffin separation and water purification. His research focuses on synthesis of high-performance polymers; development of high-performance membranes for gas and liquid separations; hybrid organic/inorganic membranes; nanostructured microporous polymer membranes; thin-film technology; and membrane modifications (surface coatings/fouling resistance).


  • T.C. Merkel, V.I. Bondar, K. Nagai, B.D. Freeman, I. Pinnau, "Gas sorption, diffusion, and permeation inpolydimethylsiloxane", J. Polym. Sci., Polym. Phys. Ed. 38, 415-434 (2000).

  • T.C. Merkel, B.D. Freeman, R.J. Spontak, Z. He, I. Pinnau, P. Meakin, A.J. Hill, "Ultrapermeable, reverse-selective nanocomposite membranes", Science 296, 519-522 (2002).

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