Farid Fadhillah, Ph.D

faridChemical Engineering Department, College of Engineering
Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
PO. BOX 5701

Telp. +966-1-125-86293
Fax. +966-1-125-86530

Email: [email protected] / [email protected]


Secretary of Research and Technology Department, KIPMI

Farid Fadhillah was born in Bontang, East Kalimantan, Indonesia, on 15th of June 1978. He received the ST (Bachelor) degree in chemical engineering from Gadjah Mada university (GMU), Yogyakarta Indonesia in 2002. He also received MT (master) degree in chemical engineering from the same university in 2005. In 2012, he received his PhD degree in chemical engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Shortly after he finished his master degree in 2005, he joined chemical engineering department, Lambung Mangkurat University (UNLAM), Banjarbaru, south Kalimantan, Indonesia. He worked at UNLAM as lecturer for about one and half year before pursuing his PhD at KFUPM in 2007. Shortly, after graduating from KFUPM in 2012, he joined Chemical Engineering Department, Al Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University (IMSIU), Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and have been working as an assistant professor until now. His current research interests include thin film coating, membrane separation processes, as well as water and waste water treatment.


  1. SMJ Zaidi, F Fadhillah, Z Khan, AF Ismail, Salt and water transport in reverse osmosis thin film composite seawater desalination membranes, Desalination 368, 202-213, 2015.

  2. F Fadhillah, SMJ Zaidi, Z Khan, MM Khaled, F Rahman, PT Hammond, Development of polyelectrolyte multilayer thin film composite membrane for water desalination application, Desalination 318, 19-24, 2013

  3. F Fadhillah, SM Javaid Zaidi, Z Khan, M Khaled, F Rahman, P Hammond, Development of multilayer polyelectrolyte thin film membranes fabricated by spin assisted layer by layer assembly, Journal of Applied Polymer Science 126 (4), 1468-1474, 2012.

  4. F Fadhillah, SM Javaid Zaidi, Z Khan, M Khaled, PT Hammond, Reverse osmosis desalination membrane formed from weak polyelectrolytes by spin assisted layer by layer technique, Desalination and Water Treatment 34 (1-3), 44-49, 2011.

  5. Abdullah, F. Fadhillah, Supranto, A. Prasetya, The addition of Petroleum Benzin In Mixing of Crude Palm Oil And Methanol On Biodiesel Production, Indonesia. J.Chem. 10(2), 204-207, 2010.

  6. Fadhillah F., Bendiyasa, I.M. Budiman A., Sintesa Bio Crude Oil dengan Pirolisis Pelepah Salak dalam Reaktor Fixed-Bed: Pengaruh Diameter Serbuk Pelepah Salak dan Kecepatan Volumetrik Nitrogen, Forum Teknik, 31(2), 150-162, 2006.


  1. S.M. Javaid Zaidi, F. Fadhillah, Z. Khan, T. Matsuura, A. Vinu, Nanoclay Based TFC Membranes for RO Desalination, AICHE Annual Meeting, 7 November 2013.

  2. F. Fadhillah, S.M.J. Zaidi, Z. Khan, P.T. Hammond, J. Kovacs, Talk on Polyionic Coating of UF Membranes via Spin Assisted-Layer by Layer. Filtration Membranes for Water Desalination and Other Separations, invited by Pall Corp., Port Washington, NY, USA, 2012.

  3. A. M. Baig, T. Laoui, F. Fadhillah, O. Muraza, Z. Khan “Synthesis of Zeolite A crystal in the presence of crystal growth inhibitor”, November 2011, ASME International Mechanical Congress & Exposition, USA.

  4. F. Fadhillah, S.M.J. Zaidi, Z. Khan, M.M. Khaled, “Reverse Osmosis Desalination Membrane Formed From Weak Polyelectrolytes by Spin Assisted Layer By Layer Technique”, November 2010, International conference of Membrane Science & Technology, Sydney, Australia.

  5. F. Fadhillah, “Bio Crude Oil Synthesis from Zalacca Edulis Sp. Stem Powder by Flash Pyrolysis”, 2006, National Conference of Association of Higher Education of Indonesian Chemical Engineering, Palembang, south sumatera.


  1. Preparation and Testing of High Biofouling Resistant Nanofiltration Membrane. (Principal Investigator, University project #341403, approved, Budget: SAR 200k)

  2. Anti-Bio fouling Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Nanofiltration Membrane (Principal Investigator, NSTIP 13-WAT1768-08, under second AAAS review, Budget: SAR 2 M)

  3. Capture of CO2 at high temperature from Flue Gas by Membrane (Principal Investigator, KACST ASTP-10, approved, budget: SAR 1 M)

  4. Development of Forward Osmosis Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Membrane and Magnetic Nanomaterial for water desalination (Principle Investigator, NSTIP 14-WAT3032-08 under NSTIP review , Budget: SAR 2 M)