12 October, 2021The curious task of watching liquid marbles dry
Professor Himanshu Mishra and Ph.D. student Adair Gallo Jr. discover, with the help of high-speed imaging, that liquid–particle and particle-particle interactions critically influence the evaporation behavior of liquid marbles.
20 September, 2021Strong sunlight powers passive cooling device
Professor Peng Wang and Dr. Wenbin Wang developed a simple cooling system based on solar energy and the cooling effect of saltwater evaporation that could be used for refrigeration in regions with limited access to electricity.
14 September, 2021A cool solution for water collection
Nature Middle East features Professor Noreddine Ghaffour and Dr. Yong Jin's latest work! The team developed a salt-solution-infused thin-film condenser (SSTFC) system, which could contribute more than 50% energy savings compared with conventional defrosting systems.
27 April, 2021WDRC scientists selected as Special Issue Editors of "Water Treatment Processes."
The Membranes Journal selected Dr. Szilard Bucs, Dr. Nadia Farhat, and Dr. Luca Fortunato as the guest editors of a special issue of Membranes (ISSN 2077-0375), entitled "Water Treatment Processes."
14 February, 2021Prof. Cristian Picioreanu joins WDRC
WDRC welcomes Prof. Cristian Picioreanu as the latest member of its team of world-class faculty. Picioreanu brings with him 30 years of research in biotechnology, environmental and biotechnological applications, based on his chemical engineering background.
08 February, 2021Monitoring precious groundwater resources for arid agricultural regions
Prof. Matthew McCabe and Dr. Oliver Lopez, a research specialist, developed the world's first operating system to monitor and model agricultural water use at fine spatial and time scales.
05 December, 2017Congratulations to Dr. Elaf Ali Ahmed for a successful Ph.D. dissertation
Elaf successfully defended her thesis entitled "Electrochemically Active Biofilm-assisted Nanomaterial Synthesis and its Environmental Applications" under the supervision of Prof. Peng Wang.
19 November, 2017WDRC congratulates Mohammed Namazi for a successful Ph.D. defense
Mohammed successfully defended his thesis entitled "AOM Characterization and Removal Efficiency Using Various SWRO Pretreatment Techniques" under the advisory of Professor TorOve Leiknes, co-advised by Research Professor Noreddine Ghaffour.
08 November, 2017Congratulations to Abdullah Hamoud Dehwah for a successful Ph.D. defense
Abdullah successfully defended his thesis entitled "An Assessment of Subsurface Intake Systems: Planning and Impact on Feed Water Quality for SWRO Facilities" under the supervision of Professors Kim Choon Ng and Prof. Thomas Missimer. His research focuses on the development of subsurface intake systems for the seawater reverses osmosis plants around the Red Sea region.