Research Interests

​Using microalgae-bacteria symbiosis to create a dual-purpose system for wastewater treatment and biomass cultivation. Microalgae can be further processed to create high-value chemicals, animal/human nutrition, biofuels, etc. Microalgae produces the O2 for bacterial respiration while the bacteria respires CO2 required for the algae to photosynthesize hence reducing cost of aeration of MBRs.

Education Profile

  • ​M.Sc., Environmental Science and Engineering, KAUST, Saudi Arabia, 2013
  • B.Sc., Human Genetics, University College London, London, United Kingdom, 2012​

KAUST Affiliations

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