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Prof. Peng Wang is going back to Hong Kong

Jul 31, 2019

A farewell gathering was held to thank Prof. Peng Wang for his remarkable contribution to the WDRC.

WDRC welcomes SRSI participants

Jul 21, 2019

WDRC welcomes into the center two participants of the SRSI program under the mentorship of Professors Pascal Saikaly and Peiying Hong. Mohammad Tawfiq and Abdulelah Alahmed are two of the 42 students who got accepted into the program this year. They will be working with their mentors for six weeks and enjoy a real scientific research experience at the center.


Solar power with a free side of drinking water

Jul 11, 2019

Prof. Peng Wang and his Ph.D. student Wenbin Wang have developed a device that will allow them to generate clean drinking water while generating electricity using solar panels.


Bionic catalysts to produce clean energy

Jul 02, 2019

Professor Pascal Saikaly and his former postdoc Shafeer Kalathil are mixing microbes with carbon nanomaterials to create a biohybrid material that can outperform expensive metal-based analogs while also being environmentally friendly.


Insects inspire greener, cheaper membranes for desalination

Jul 01, 2019

Professor Himanshu Mishra, postdoc Ratul Das and research scientist Sankara Arunachalam were inspired by insects to develop a membrane from nonhydrophobic materials for membrane distillation.


Casting a net for a sustainable water network

Jun 19, 2019

Prof. Hans Vrouwenvelder discussed in this article how WDRC focuses on three flagship research themes: greener desalination, water security, and waste to resource to transform the water cycle.

It also highlights the partnership between WDRC and The Red Sea Development Company by launching the 'Brains for Brine Challenge', a call for fresh ideas to tackle the challenge of managing brine in an environmentally sustainable manner.


A leap forward in estimating crop water use

May 07, 2019

High-resolution imaging data collected by small satellites could transform how we monitor freshwater use in agriculture.


Faculty Promotion

May 07, 2019

Dr. Peng Wang is promoted to the rank of full professor at KAUST.

Dr. Wakil Shahzad receives 2019 Golden Globe Tiger Award

Apr 25, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Muhammad Wakil Shahzad for being a recipient of the 2019 'excellence & leadership in water' Golden Globe Tiger Award.


Solar-powered cup brews better brine treatments

Apr 07, 2019

Prof. Peng Wang and his team developed a solar photothermal distillation device which could evaporate water with 90% energy efficiency. It could also concentrate the brine effectively and dramatically reduce waste from the desalination process.


2019 World Water Day: KAUST Water Research Awareness

Mar 21, 2019

On Thursday, March 21st, the Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC) welcomed thirty grade 5 students from The KAUST Schools (TKS) to participate in fun lab experiments and learn about the latest research at the center, as a way of celebrating the World Water Day.

A drone on crop resources

Mar 18, 2019

HALO Lab's most recent work demonstrated that crop monitoring using UAVs is a more effective and economical option which could help farmers manage crops with precision thereby saving resources while growing better quality crops.


KAUST Associate Professor Peiying Hong wins environmental science award

Mar 12, 2019

Peiying Hong, KAUST associate professor of environmental science and engineering, recently won the 2019 James J. Morgan Environmental Science & Technology Early Career Award. She will receive the award at the upcoming 257th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition in the U.S.

KAUST alumnus wins best presentation award at Morocco symposium

Mar 10, 2019

Dr. Babar Khan (Ph.D. '18) won the best oral presentation award at the First International Symposium on Nanomaterials and Membrane Science for Health, Water, Energy and Environment held from October 11 to 12, 2018, in Marrakesh, Morocco.

Probing water's skin

Feb 28, 2019

Prof. Himanshu Mishra's latest contribution to electrosprays investigation was discussed in detail in this recent article from the KAUST Discovery.

It was also the featured cover article at Chemical Science journal published on Feb. 27, 2019.