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Congratulations to the WDRC-Environmental Science and Engineering (EnSE) Class of 2018!

Dec 19, 2018

The Water Desalination and Reuse Center is proud to announce the center's ‘Environmental Science and Engineering’ graduates for 2018.

Carbon emissions smoked

Dec 09, 2018

Professor Pascal Saikaly and his team developed a new concept to convert industrial CO2 emissions into valuable chemicals.

Le Shi is the latest addition to our Ph.D. graduates!

Dec 04, 2018

WDRC congratulates Le Shi for a successful defense of her thesis entitled "Rational Design of Photothermal Material for Clean Water Production Driven by Solar Energy" under the supervision of Prof. Peng Wang.

2018 Center Industry Affiliates Program (CIAP) 9th Annual Meeting

Dec 04, 2018

WDRC hosted the 9th Annual Meeting of the Center Industry Affiliates Program (CIAP) in the campus. The event was attended by over 40 representatives from the center's industry partners and senior executives from KAUST.

Drinking water sucked from the dusty desert air

Nov 26, 2018

An inexpensive hydrogel-based material efficiently captures moisture even from low-humidity air and then releases it on demand.

Congratulations to Babar Khan for a successful Ph.D. defense!

Nov 21, 2018

Babar successfully defended his dissertation entitled, "Early biofouling detection using fluorescence-based extracellular enzyme activity".

Surface science concepts are up for revision

Nov 20, 2018

Immersion could become the ultimate test for assessing the wetting properties of coating-free microtextured surfaces.

Babar Khan wins Best Oral Presentation Award- ISNMS 2018

Oct 30, 2018

Congratulations to Babar Khan for receiving the best Oral Presentation Award at the International Symposium on Nanomaterials and Membrane Science 2018, held in Marrakech, Morocco on October 11-12, 2018.

Peiying Hong is the 2019 Winner of the James J. Morgan ES&T Early Career Award

Oct 30, 2018

Professor Peiying Hong is the recipient of the 2019 James J. Morgan Environmental Science & Technology Early Career Award.

WDRC welcomes Prof. Geert-Jan Witkamp

Oct 01, 2018

WDRC welcomes Professor Geert-Jan Witkamp as a professor of Process Technology effective September 27, 2018.

Nada Aljassim becomes first KGSP student to earn Ph.D. at KAUST

Sep 25, 2018

Nada Aljassim shares her inspiring journey as a KGSP student until she earns her Ph.D. degree at KAUST.

The KGSP program has become Saudi Arabia's preeminent STEM scholarship and is attracting ambitious students who want to contribute to innovation and development in the Kingdom.

Reusing water to grow quality food in cities

Sep 09, 2018

Professor TorOve Leiknes and his team are setting up an aquaponics system at KAUST to trial ways of rearing fish and growing crops using recycled residential wastewater from the university complex. Their project will investigate how to optimize the system, including trialing novel lighting methods and fish feed and improved water-treatment processes.

Bio-inspired materials decrease drag for liquids

Sep 06, 2018

An eco-friendly coating-free strategy has now been developed to make solid surfaces liquid repellent, which is crucial for the transportation of large quantities of liquids through pipes. Researchers from KAUST’s Water Desalination and Reuse Center have engineered nature-inspired surfaces that help to decrease frictional drag at the interface between liquid and pipe surface.

Faculty Appointment and Promotions

Aug 14, 2018

It is with great pleasure that we announce the recent advancement of three of our faculty members, in recognition of their contribution to scientific scholarship and the goals of WDRC.

Let us all congratulate them on this important milestone in their career!

Hybrid nanomaterials bristle with potential

Aug 09, 2018

Associate Professor Peng Wang and Professor Yu Han co-led postdoc Sifei Zhuo in developing and a new approach to growing nanomaterials that have a good electrocatalytic performance for great energy conversion and storage potential for electrochemical applications.