Research Interests


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

Selected Publications

Education Profile

  • ​M.Sc., Chemical Engineering, University Politehnica od Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania, 2007​

Professional Profile

  • 2012-Present: Research Engineering, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2011-2012: Ph.D. Student, Biotechnology, TU Delft, Netherlands

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)​