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Luca Fortunato successfully defends his thesis

Sep 27, 2017

Following his thesis presentation and a good discussion with his defense committee, Luca fully demonstrated that he has accomplished the requirements for his doctorate degree.

WDRC Ph.D. student wins best poster award

Sep 25, 2017

Hong Cheng clinched the best poster award at the International Water Association Membrane Technology conference in Singapore.

The sky’s the limit for Earth observation

Sep 17, 2017

Emerging technologies are poised to transform how we observe the Earth.
Imagine sending your own custom-made satellite into space to study specific elements of rivers, glaciers, volcanoes, landslides or agricultural practices.
Sensors, digital imaging and other sensing components have shrunk in size and cost, which has dramatically changed the technology available to Earth scientists in just the last five years. KAUST researchers and international colleagues report that we are entering a new era in Earth observation and research; and they identify what’s needed if we are to maximize its opportunities.

Dr. Johannes Vrouwenvelder has been appointed as Center Director

Sep 11, 2017

Dr. Johannes Vrouwenvelder's appointment as Center Director of Water Desalination Research Center effective August 2017 was made official in an announcement from Mr. Nadhmi A. Al-Nasr, KAUST Interim President. Having served as interim director since the beginning of this year, Dr. Johannes was highly commended for his commitment to promoting interdisciplinary research and investment in building stronger connections with industry partners.

WDRC Research Recognized with the Elsevier Best Poster Prize

Jun 21, 2017

Professor Himanshu Mishra attended the 7th International Colloids Conference in Sitges, Spain on June 18-21, 2017.

Bo Tang successfully defends his Ph.D. dissertation

Apr 27, 2017

WDRC congratulates its 21st graduate.

Congratulations to the twentieth Ph.D. graduate from the WDRC

Mar 30, 2017

​Moustapha Harb successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation.

SWCC visits WDRC

Mar 05, 2017

Professor Noreddine Ghaffour received a delegation from Saline Water Conversation Corporations (SWCC)​ led by Eng. Adnan Alqahtani, director of maintenance in Al-Shuaiba to the WDRC.

WDRC at the International Conference on Computing and Mathematical Sciences - ICCMS 2017

Feb 26, 2017

​Dr. Umer Altaf was a keynote speaker at ICCMS 2017 held in IBA Sukkur, Pakistan.

WDRC visits Al-Shuaiba Water Desalination plant - Shuaibah 3-

Feb 22, 2017

Professor Noreddine Ghaffour hosted a trip to Al-Shuaiba Water Desalination plant, Shuaibah 3, to visit their two large scale Red Sea water desalination plants.

SWEC visits WDRC

Feb 20, 2017

Shuaibah Water & Electricity Company CEO and Chairman of the board toured WDRC research facilities.

Spring Seminar Series 2017

Jan 29, 2017

List of visitors who will present during the spring 2017 series.

WDRC faculty is editor of a recently published IWA book

Jan 04, 2017

Professor Peng Wang is editor of ​the book titled "Rational Design of Next-Generation Nanomaterials and Nanodevices for Advanced Water Applications"