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.
18 December, 2020Congratulations to the WDRC-Environmental Science and Engineering Class of 2020!
Join us as we celebrate our graduates at KAUST's first Virtual Commencement!
23 November, 2020WDRC Faculty rank amongst the world's top scientists and engineers
Six of our Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC) faculty have been ranked among the top 2% of researchers globally, according to a list recently published by Stanford University.
16 November, 2020Peel-off coating keeps desalination cleaner and greener
Prof. Hans Vrouwenvelder's group developed a novel membrane cleaning strategy for biofouling control by using a sacrificial multilayer polyelectrolyte coating on the membrane surface, which could be easily removed by using a concentrated sodium chloride solution.
11 November, 2020Dr. Muhammad Saqib Nawaz wins best oral presentation award
Dr. Muhammad Saqib Nawaz, a postdoctoral fellow in Prof. Noreddine Ghaffour's group, won the best oral presentation award at the Virtual Pak Water & Energy Exhibition & Webinar event on November 3-5, 2020.
20 October, 2020Dario Rangel Shaw receives the 2020 ISMET Discovery Award
Congratulations to Dario Rangel Shaw, a Ph.D. student in Prof. Pascal Saikaly's group for receiving the prestigious Discovery Award for Best Scientific paper from the International Society for Microbial Electrochemistry and Technology (ISMET).
18 October, 2020Sludge-powered bacteria generate more electricity, faster
Dr. Krishna Katuri, a research scientist from Prof. Pascal Saikaly's group identified a novel electroactive bacterium that could purify wastewater and generate clean energy.
06 October, 2020KAUST to expand its strategic partnership with the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC)
The KAUST-WDRC and SWCC expand its engagement to advance desalination technologies within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and beyond.
01 October, 2020Professor Peng Wang receives the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water
Professor Peng Wang is the 9th Award recipient of the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) on the Alternative Water Resource category. Congratulations!
29 September, 2020WDRC scientists selected as Special Issue Editors of "Developments in Innovative Membrane Desalination Processes"
Professor NorEddine Ghaffour, Dr. Sofiane Soukane, and Dr. Alla Alpatova are selected as the guest editors of a Special Issue Editors of "Developments in Innovative Membrane Desalination Processes"
16 September, 2020Startup of the week: QualSens smart water technology for the future
Qualsens, a KAUST start-up founded by Dr. Babar Khan, Dr. Luca Fortunato and Professor TorOve Leiknes is featured in the ARAB NEWS.