Research Interests

​Membranology (Preparation and surface modification), polymer preparation and modification, Composite/ bio/catalytic membrane preparation, Sea Water Desalination (SWRO, MD),  water–pretreatment, Water quality


Selected Publications

  • Surfactant enhanced filtration of mono-chlorophenol isomers through membranes
    Yogesh, H. R. Bhrambhatt, G. S. Trivedi, A. Bhattacharya
    Membrane Water Treatment. Vol. 2, No. 3, (2011)
  • Remediation of simazine from water through low pressure thin film composite membranes using surfactants
    Yogesh, H. R. Brahmbhatt, A. Bhattacharya
    Int J Env Eng. 2 (2010) 4-14, (2010)
  • Polysulfone-Azo composite membrane; new preparative approach, importance in bactericidal and bio-film inhibition
    Yogesh, S. Haldar, P. Paul, A. Bhattacharya
    J Appl Polym Sci. 115 (2010) 3710-3715, (2010)
  • Lipase immobilized on Poly (vinyl alcohol) modified Poly-sulfone membrane: Application in hydrolytic activities for...
    S. Gupta, Yogesh, K. Singh, A. Bhattacharya
    Polym Bullet. 64 (2010) 141158, (2010)
  • Pentachlorophenol removal from water using surfactant enhanced filtration through low pressure thin film composite ...
    Yogesh Kumar, K. M. Popat, H. R. Brahmbhatt, B. Ganguly, A. Bhattacharya
    J Haz Mat. 154 (2008) 426-431, (2008)
  • Studies on the separation performances of chloro-phenol compounds from water by thin film composite membranes
    Yogesh, K. M. Popat, H. R. Brahmbhatt, B. Ganguly, A. Bhattacharya
    Macromol Res. 16 (2008) 590-595, (2008)

Education Profile

  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar University, India, 2010
  • M.S., Chemistry, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, India, 2004

Professional Profile

  • 2012-Present: Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2010-2012: Postdoctoral Fellow, NTU, Singapore

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • ​IDA

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC)
  • Division of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE)​