Research Interests


​​Reverse osmosis processes, biofouling characterization and control in membrane systems and scale up of novel technologies for desalination.

Selected Publications

Education Profile

  • Ph.D. Applied Biotechnology, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, 2012
  • M.Sc. Chemical Engineering, University Politehnical of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania, 2007

Professional Profile

  • 2019 -Present, Research Scientist, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2012-2019: Research Engineer, KAUST, Saudi Arabia

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • European Membrane Society (EMS)
  • International Desalination Association (IDA)


  • ​Seed Fund Award – KAUST Entrepreneur Center, Saudi Arabia, 2014

KAUST Affiliations


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