Research Interests

​Yoann Malbeteau's research interests aim of understanding the continental hydrologic cycle and its interactions with the anthropogenic, atmosphere and climate variability. By taking advantage of multi-sensor remote sensing observations (satellites, UAVs) and land surface models, his studies focus on the development of new methods in order to estimate agriculture water use at high spatio-temporal resolution. Most of his work take place at local to regional scale in semi-arid regions.

Education Profile

  • ​​​Ph.D., Hydrology and Remote Sensing, Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France, 2016
  • M.Sc., Hydrology, Hydrochemistry, Soil, Environment, Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France, 2013
  • B.Sc., Earth Sciences, Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France, 2011

Professional Profile

  • ​​​2017-Present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • June 2016: Visiting Scientist, IsardSAT and Labferrer, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2015-2016: Visiting Scientist, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakech, Morocco
  • 2014- 2015: Teaching assistant, Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France​


  • ​​Eur​opean Commission student grant at the Living Planet Symposium (2016)
  • International travel (Australia) grant from Federal University of Toulouse (2015)
  • Ph.D. Research Scholarship from the French Ministry of Research and Education (2013-2016)

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​​​Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC)
  • Biological and Environmental Science & Engineering Division (BESE)