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TRSDC and KAUST announce winners of Brains for Brine Challenge

Nov 17, 2019

Three winners were announced during the international Aquatech 2019 event in Amsterdam. The competition identified new solutions to manage the disposal of brine.


Yasmeen Najm successfully defends Ph.D. thesis

Nov 14, 2019

Yasmeen Najm successfully defended her thesis entitled "Photosynthetic Oxygenation and Nutrient Utilization by Chlorella Vulgaris in a Hybrid Membrance Bioreactor and Algal Membrane Photobioreactor System" under the supervision of Professor TorOve Leiknes.


OrbitCrops wins 2nd place at StartUp Istanbul

Nov 13, 2019

OrbitCrops, a startup conceived by two Ph.D. students was awarded second place at Startup Istanbul event on October 18-21, 2019.


Raid AlRowais wins best paper award

Nov 10, 2019

Congratulations to Raid Alrowais for winning the best paper award at the IMAT 2019 held on November 7-8, at Kyushu University, Kasuga, Japan.


Huma Sanawar successfully defends her Ph.D. thesis

Oct 29, 2019

Congratulations to Huma for successfully defending her thesis entitled “Enhanced Chemical Cleaning of Reverse Osmosis Membranes to Mitigate Biofouling.”


Alaa Ragab successfully defends her Ph.D. thesis

Oct 28, 2019

Alaa Ragab successfully defended her thesis entitled "Investigating Effects of Electron Donor Availability on Cathodic Microbial Community Structure and Functional Dynamics in Electromethanogenesis" on October 27, 2019.


Prof. Kim Choon Ng wins best paper award

Oct 27, 2019

Prof. Kim Choon Ng is the recipient of the best paper award in the category of Environment & Sustainability at The International Desalination Association World Congress 2019 held in Dubai, UAE, on Oct. 20-24, 2019.


Pascal Saikaly's group won the TAQADAM 2019 ‘People's Choice Award’

Sep 30, 2019

A team of researchers from Prof. Pascal Saikaly's group took home the 'People's Choice Award' at the third annual TAQADAM Showcase 2019.


Quantum destabilization of a water sandwich

Sep 19, 2019

Prof. Himanshu Mishra and his team have revealed new information about what happens when a thin water layer becomes sandwiched between two hydrophobic surfaces.


KAUST signs MoU with ACWA Power

Sep 12, 2019

KAUST launches ACWA Power Center of Excellence for Desalination and Solar Power


The movers and shakers of wastewater treatment

Sep 10, 2019

The latest study from Prof. Pascal's group provides relevant baseline data about AGS systems while also addressing important questions about community composition in microbial ecology to optimize its performance in the future.


Fair compare of desalination puts heat on energy sources

Aug 28, 2019

Muhammad Wakil Shahzad, Muhammad Burhan and Kim Choon Ng have demonstrated a simple thermodynamic approach that produces a common platform for comparison of energy efficiency uses a standard universal performance ratio that offers a fairer comparison between seawater desalination methods.


Prof. Peng Wang is going back to Hong Kong

Jul 31, 2019

A farewell gathering was held to thank Prof. Peng Wang for his remarkable contribution to the WDRC.

WDRC welcomes SRSI participants

Jul 21, 2019

WDRC welcomes into the center two participants of the SRSI program under the mentorship of Professors Pascal Saikaly and Peiying Hong. Mohammad Tawfiq and Abdulelah Alahmed are two of the 42 students who got accepted into the program this year. They will be working with their mentors for six weeks and enjoy a real scientific research experience at the center.


Solar power with a free side of drinking water

Jul 11, 2019

Prof. Peng Wang and his Ph.D. student Wenbin Wang have developed a device that will allow them to generate clean drinking water while generating electricity using solar panels.