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Naser Tavajohi lab

Research group Our research is focused on developing artificial membranes for separation and purification applications. The prepared artificial membranes can be used in liquid separation, gas separation or the energy sector.

Tavajohi lab started to research on membranes and its application “to support sustainable industrial growth”. Research in Tavajohi’s group includes preparing membranes- and membrane fabrication, characterization, modification- and application of membranes in liquid separation, gas separation, and energy applications.

Thanks to the multidisciplinary researchers from different parts of the world we are able to tailor membrane structures to produce a specific semi-permeable barrier for special separation applications. An advanced membrane separation, the aim of which is to substitute large, expensive, energy-intensive, polluting systems with high efficient, green, highly safe, automatized compact system is one of the main targets in Tavajohi group. The mentioned target is a crucial factor in different industrial sectors such as biorefinery, clean coal industry, cement industry, steel technology, food industry, pharmaceutical industry, hydrogen technologies, and energy-efficient technologies. In addition, it plays an important role in carbon dioxide capturing, zero-discharge, energy and water sustainability, biomass, alternative fuels, water management, air toxics, and contaminant clean-up.

Naser Tavajohi lab is a member of the Catalysis and Separation platform at Bio4energy program.

Head of research

Naser Tavajohi
Associate professor


Participating departments and units at Umeå University

Department of Chemistry

Research area

Chemical sciences, Materials science

External funding

Swedish Energy Agency, Formas, The Kempe Foundation
  • Members

    External group members

    PhD student Noelia Esteban Hernández, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain

External funding

Finding alternatives to toxic solvents

Production of artificial membranes becomes safer for people and the environment thanks to new research.

Researchers will locate sites for production of blue energy

Swedish Energy Agency grants 5 million to locate places with potential for salinity gradient power.

Latest update: 2022-04-13