Dr. Ludovic F. Dumée
Dr. ludovic (ludo) dumee Assistant Professor Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Contact Information
ludovic.dumee@ku.ac.ae 0563842672


Dr. Ludovic (Ludo) Dumée is an Assistant Professor who joined Khalifa University in August 2020, and a member of both RICH and CMAT excellence research centers. 

Dr. Dumée is developing advanced materials for separation applications, primarily focused on nstimuli responsive materials to enable  simultaneous capture, sieving, conversion or sensing of contaminants or resources in dilute streams. He has developed scalable technologies to generate nano-porous membrane materials and surface modifications towards resource recovery and brine management, microplastics remediation and healthcare separation (blood, cell separation).

Dr. Dumée previously worked at Deakin University (2020 – 2012), the University of Melbourne (2012-2011) and the CSIRO (2011-2007), in Australia.

Amongst other awards, Dr. Dumée previously received several prestigious Research Fellowships in Australia, including an Australian Research Council DECRA Research Fellowship (2018) and an Alfred Deakin Research Fellowship (2014). He also received a Victoria Fellowship in 2018 from the Victorian government. He was awarded the Prize for Best PhD Thesis as well as a Chancellor Citation in 2012 for his work on desalination with membrane materials.

Dr. Dumée was a founding member of the Membrane Society of Australasia and is currently a board Member of the Aseanian Membrane Society (AMS). He currently holds a Honorary Fellowship with Deakin University (Australia) and a Visiting Professorship with the ENSCM (France).

Curious, he likes tackling new challenges and always develops a problem-solving approach focused on innovation and excellence. He has published > 220 peer-reviewed manuscripts in materials engineering, water and separation related journals.

  • 2012 - PhD in Engineering - Victoria University (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
  • 2007 - MSc in Surface Science - UHA (Mulhouse, France)
  • 2007 - MSc in Composite materials engineering - ENSICS (Mulhouse, France)

  • Fluid Mechanics (CHEG232)
  • Polymer Properties and Processing (CHEG488)
  • Hydrogen Safety (CHEG361)
  • Introduction to Polymer Science (CHEG380)
  • Membrane technology (CHEG705)

Affiliated Research Institutes/Centers
  • Center for Membranes and Advanced Water Technology
  • Research and Innovation Center on CO2 and Hydrogen

Research Interests
  • Atmospheric Water Generation
  • Resource recovery
  • CO2 management and utilisation
  • Hydrogen safety
  • Stimuli responsive materials
  • Circular economy

Research Projects

Light responsive adsorbents for selective desalination (Funding: ADAFSA)


Remediation of biologically contaminated microplastics (Funding: King AbdulAziz University - Khalifa University joint research initiative)

2022-2025 (

Resource recovery from biological effluents (Khalifa University FSU grant)


Remediation of macrofoulants from seawater cooling systems (ENEC/NAWHA)


Research Staff and Graduate Students:

Harikrishnan Balakrishnan Dr.
Chang Shi Dr.
Priyanka Kumari Dr.
Sisi Pu Ms.
Ieva Sapkaite Dr.
Samar Elwadood Dr.
Fatima Mumtaz Dr.
Mohamad Faraz Dr.
Rajasree Pallath Ms.

We are always looking for new talents! Contact me if you wish to consider a MSc or PhD at KU on separation materials and resource recovery!