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Startup of the week: QualSens smart water technology for the future

Sep 16, 2020

Qualsens, a KAUST start-up founded by Dr. Babar Khan, Dr. Luca Fortunato and Professor TorOve Leiknes is featured in the ARAB NEWS.


KAUST startup Wayakit partners with Swissport International AG to provide disinfectant solution at Saudi Airports in fight against COVID-19​

Jul 28, 2020

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!


The Ventibag Story

Jun 22, 2020

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.


Here's one way to protect Earth's groundwater:guard it from space

Jun 15, 2020

WIRED features Professor Matthew McCabe's work on remote sensing which aims to provide metrics on farming and agriculture water use in Saudi Arabia


WDRC-CIAP 2019 in pictures

Dec 05, 2019

The Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC) hosted the 10th annual meeting of the Center Industry Affiliates Program (CIAP) on November 25th & 26th, of which over 30 representatives from in-Kingdom and international collaborators of the Center came to participate.


Jorge Rosas successfully defends Ph.D. thesis

Nov 28, 2019

Jorge Rosas, under the supervision of Prof. Matthew McCabe, successfully defended his thesis entitled "Advancing the Utility of Thermal Remote Sensing in Irrigated Arid-Lands Agriculture."


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.


KAUST signs MoU with ACWA Power

Sep 12, 2019

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