Wayakit founders, Luisa Javier and Sandra Medina, both Ph.D. students from the center, secured a partnership with Swissport in disinfecting international aircraft and buses at the Jeddah, Dammam and Riyadh airports. Soon, air travel in Saudi Arabia will be much safer, thanks to Wayakit!
Professor Matthew McCabe and Dr. Kasper Johansen with co-workers in Australia used combined data from satellite and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) flights to map the condition of macadamia trees in Queensland.
The WDRC labs in Building 4 is now open for research operation from June 29, 2020. For the safety of lab users, members are advised to familiarize themselves and strictly follow the lab safety and occupancy guidelines.
A new finding suggests that anammox bacteria alone could be used for ammonium removal in wastewater treatment, while also producing energy-rich hydrogen gas.
Adnan Qamar and Ahad Syed received $20,000 at the KAUST COVID-19 Innovation Challenge to develop Ventibag and launch it into the market. Read their full story.
WIRED features Professor Matthew McCabe's work on remote sensing which aims to provide metrics on farming and agriculture water use in Saudi Arabia
The center's translational research activities on water desalination and wastewater reuse aims to support the KSA and its future economic goals.
Listen to Prof. Jay Famiglietti as he presents compelling evidence of the global groundwater depletion that threatens both water and food security.
If you missed Dr. Jonathan Foley's EnSE talk, the video is now available online.
In the third series of Sci-Cafe, Associate Professor Peiying Hong discussed how wastewater analysis could be a non-invasive and cost-effective step in the early detection of COVID-19 outbreaks in communities.
Prof. Himanshu Mishra is part of a multi-disciplinary team at KAUST that investigated the characteristics of Halobates. Inspired by the mushroom-shaped hairs of this insect, his team at the Interfacial Lab aims to explore how this new finding could be further applied in the area of water desalination.
Prof Peng Wang and his postdoc Renyuan Li have produced a proof-of-concept device that can harvest water vapor and use it to cool solar cells, which will improve their efficiency.
Dr. Philip Ball's presentation on "Why water is weird?" is now available!
Professor Himanshu Mishra is promoted to the rank of Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering.
WDRC congratulates Bruno Aragon and Matteo Ziliani as they launch OrbitCrops into the Saudi Arabian market.