M.Sc. Roman Lyubimenko

  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
    Institute for Advanced Membrane Technology
    Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
    76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen


It was important for me to join the advanced field of membrane-based processes which steadily displace the thermal-based process both in industrial and civil applications. Even more exciting is the work in the «cutting-edge», sustainable field of photocatalytic membranes. Via harvesting of visible light and the subsequent production of highly oxidizing species, such membranes can eradicate the traces of water-borne pollutants in continuous, flow-through conditions.




Since 2016

Research Engineer, Chemical and Process Engineering at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, Institute for Advanced Membrane Technology (IAMT)





2014 - 2016

Master of Chemical Engineering, Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University, Russia. Master thesis: “Regularities of cobalt deposition from exhausted solutions of chemical metallization"

2010 - 2014

Bachelor of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University, Russia. Bachelor thesis: “Theory, technology, structural and material evaluation of copper parts silvering bath”



Research Projects


Novel membrane materials and processes: Porphyrin-assisted polymeric membranes for photocatalytic removal of micropollutants



  Roman Lyubimenko, Dmitry Busko, Bryce S. Richards, Andrea I. Schäfer Andrey Turshatov, Efficient Photocatalytic Removal of Methylene Blue Using a Metalloporphyrin–Poly (vinylidene fluoride) Hybrid Membrane in a Flow-Through Reactor. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 11 (2019): 31763-31776.