Center for Catalysis and Separation

The Center of Catalysis and Separation (CeCaS) was established in July 2018 at Khalifa University. The research center is one of its kind within the UAE and has a strategic plan to be a financially sustainable center, building on national and international reputation, and industrial grants. The center builds upon the scientific human power of Khalifa University with a cohort of multidisciplinary expertise spanning different aspects from catalysis to adsorption and separation, to tackle the emerging challenges in these areas.


To provide solutions to chemical/chemical engineering problems in industry and accelerate the dissemination.


Aspire to become a global center of excellence in catalysis and separations and generate fundamental, technological and practical knowledge.

Advisory Board Members
Prof. Angelos Efstathiou

University of Cyprus

Dr. Thorsten Loehl

VP Innovation, Borouge

Prof. Krishnaswamy Nandakumar

Cain Endowed Chair & Professor, Louisiana State University

Center Leadership
Dr. Kyriaki Polychronopoulou

Professor, Director, Center for Catalysis and Separation
Dr. Abdallah Sofiane Berrouk

Associate Professor, Theme Leader, Center For Catalysis And Separation