Dr. Ludovic (Ludo) Dumée joined Khalifa University (Abu Dhabi, UAE) as an Assistant Professor in 2020. He is a theme lead within the flagship Research and Innovation Center on CO2 and Hydrogen and his work is focused on the development of advanced separation materials stemming from the properties of nanoscale structures tackling environmental challenges towards desalination, resource recovery and valorisation.
His team investigates routes to generate efficient separation membranes and catalysts from 1D and 2D nanomaterials towards the design of isoporous membranes for ultra-selective separation of cells, proteins, ions and pollutants. He is actively engaged on the development of cost-effective alternative water production strategies in the MENA region leading activities on atmospheric water generation and desalination brine valorisation. He previously worked at Deakin University (Senior Research Fellow) and the University of Melbourne (Postdoctoral research fellow) (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), primarily focused on membrane separation strategies for complex industrial effluents management. He graduated his PhD in 2012 from Victoria University (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia).