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Ph.D. student Yasmeen Najm wins Outstanding Poster Award

Oct 25, 2016

Yasmeen Najm attended the 1st International Conference on Bioresource Technology for Bioenergy, Bioproducts & Environmental Sustainability in Sitges, Spain on October 23-26, 2016 where she won an Outstanding Poster Award.

WDRC faculty visits the Almeria Solar Platform in Spain

Oct 10, 2016

Prof. Kim Choon Ng and Prof. Noreddine Ghaffour visited CIEMAT Center in Spain.

New Desalination Technology from Saudi Arabia Opens Doors to Higher Worldwide Clean Water Sources

Sep 20, 2016

The first, worldwide adsorption water desalination and cooling plant has been successfully implemented by King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology (KACST).

WDRC Ph.D. candidate, Nada Aljassim, wins award at MEWE 2016

Sep 07, 2016

Best oral presentation at IWA Microbial Ecology in Water Engineering and Biofilms Joint Specialist Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Congratulations Dr. Hari Ananda Rao

Aug 28, 2016

​Congratulations to Dr. Hari Ananda Rao for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation.

Prof. Johannes Vrouwenvelder has been appointed full time Professor

Jul 01, 2016

Prof. Johannes Vrouwenvelder has been appointed full time Professor of Environmental Science and Technology at WDRC, KAUST.

Dr. Chun-Hai Wei Receives Young Scientist Paper Award

Jun 06, 2016

WDRC Research Scientist, Dr. Chun-Hai Wei​​, was awarded for his paper presented at the Eighth International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology ​2016 IC EST in ​Houston, Texas. ​

WDRC participated in a 3-day regional workshop

May 15, 2016

PERSGA, the Regional Organization for Conservation of the Environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, invited 5 faculty members from the Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division (BESE) at KAUST to give specific lectures in the 3-day regional workshop.

WDRC delegation visits SWCC’s Al-Shuaiba desalination plan

May 03, 2016

Prof. Noreddine Ghaffour organized a field trip in his course Water Desalination Technologies (EnSE325). Assisted by Mr. Khaled Bin Bandar, one of the course attendees and a Ph.D. student at the WDRC-KAUST, a technical visit was organized to the Al-Shuaiba multi stage flash (MSF) desalination plant under the Saline Water Conversation Corporations (SWCC).

On the road to water sustainability in the Gulf

Apr 28, 2016

New studies carry potential for creating much more efficient water desalination systems in the Gulf.

Sci-Café: “New Water Innovations"

Mar 23, 2016

WDRC faculty were part of Sci-Café titled: “New Water Innovations"

"Smart Materials for Advanced Environmental Applications" book published by RSC

Feb 24, 2016

​​​​Prof. Peng Wang, from WDRC, is the editor and contributor of "Smart Materials for Advanced Environmental Applications"​ book.

International Conference on Physics and Chemistries of Hydrophobic Interfaces

Feb 14, 2016

During February 14-17, 2016 WDRC organized an International Conference on Physics & Chemistries at Hydrophobic Interfaces.

Minister of Agriculture visits KAUST and WDRC

Jan 26, 2016

H.E. Eng. Abdulrahman Al-Fadhli, Minister of Agriculture, visits KAUST and takes a tour through WDRC labs.​​

WDRC Ph.D. Student, Luca Fortunato, wins award at IDW Korea

Nov 20, 2015

Best oral presentation at the 8th International Desalination Workshop (IDW) 2015, Jeju, South Korea.