Research Interests

  • ​Non-invasive in-situ fouling monitoring in membrane systems
  • Biofouling investigation in spiral wound elements (RO/NF) and membrane bioreactor (MBR)
  • Scaling in Membrane Distillation (MD) and Forward Osmosis (FO)
  • Gravity driven membrane systems
  • Optical Coherence Tomography

Selected Publications

Education Profile

  •  Ph.D., Environmental Science and Engineering, KAUST, Saudi Arabia, 2017
  •  M.Sc., Chemistry, University of Salerno, Italy, 2011
  •  Research Internship, Leiden University, Netherlands 2010
  •  B.S., Chemistry, University of Salerno, Italy, 2008

Professional Profile

​2017 - Present: Postdoctoral fellow, WDRC, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

2009-2014: Research and analysis, ArsNova sas (Water & Wastewater), Italy

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • ​International Desalination Association
  • International Water Association
  • Italian Society of Chemist
  • American Chemical Society


​Award for the best oral presentation at the 8th International Desalination Workshop 2015

KAUST Affiliations

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