15 May, 2024

Bothayna Gashgari successfully defends Ph.D. dissertation

On May 8th, Bothayna Gashgari successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis under the supervision of Professor Peiying Hong.

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14 May, 2024

Maria Albarracin Ruiz successfully defends MS Thesis

Congratulations to Maria Albarracin Ruiz for successfully defending her MS dissertation under the supervision of Prof. Hans Vrouwenvelder.

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13 May, 2024

Luigi Ranieri successfully defends Ph.D. Thesis

Congratulations to Luigi Ranieri for successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis on April 30th under the supervision of Professor Hans Vrouwenvelder.

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12 May, 2024

Sustainable wastewater treatment delivers clean water and provides energy

With about half the world’s population lacking access to sanitation, KAUST faculty Peiying Hong says there is an urgent need to provide safe and sustainable sewage treatment to minimize the risk of waterborne diseases.

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31 March, 2024

WDRC celebrates World Water Day 2024

This year’s World Water Day theme is “Water for Peace.” As climate change impacts increase and populations grow, there is an urgent need — within and between countries — to unite around protecting and conserving our most precious resource.

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01 February, 2024

Greening initiatives that hit home

KAUST researchers highlight the importance of tailoring urban greening initiatives for specific contexts, with a focus on challenges and solutions for the Middle East.

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11 January, 2024

A green polymer film offers climate-friendly cooling

Learn more about how Professor Qiaoqiang Gan's team developed a superabsorbent film that promises eco-friendly cooling solutions against heat stress and global warming.

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10 January, 2024

Professor Pascal Saikaly named International Honorary Member by AAEES

KAUST is proud to announce that Pascal Saikaly, Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering in the Water Desalination and Reuse Center, has been named the 2024 International Honorary Member of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES).

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01 January, 2024

The sweet smell of successful wastewater treatment

The KAUST team, led by Kyle Lauersen and including environmental scientist Professor Peiying Hong, has innovatively used engineered algae, specifically Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, to treat wastewater and produce valuable co-products.

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28 November, 2023

Kees Theo Huisman successfully defends Ph.D. thesis

We are delighted to announce the successful Ph.D. dissertation defense of Kees Theo Huisman, who did his Ph.D. studies under the supervision of Professor Hans Vrouwenvelder.

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14 November, 2023

Lamya Al Fuhaid successfully defends Ph.D. thesis

We are delighted to announce the successful Ph.D. dissertation defense of Lamya Al Fuhaid, who did her Ph.D. studies under the supervision of Professor Geert-Jan Witkamp.

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06 November, 2023

Sarah Almahfood successfully defends Ph.D. thesis

We are delighted to announce the successful Ph.D. dissertation defense of Sarah Almahfoodh, who did her Ph.D. studies under the supervision of Professor Noreddine Ghaffour.

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19 September, 2023

Cutting the odds of drug-resistant pathogens emerging in wastewater

Professor Peiying Hong and Ph.D. student Bothayna Algashgari have discovered that a complex interplay of factors influences the spread of superbug genes during wastewater treatment and reuse.

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11 September, 2023

WDRC Director participates at the GWECCC 2023 in Bahrain

KAUST Professor Hans Vrouwenvelder delivered an engaging and highly informative presentation titled "Impact-Focused Desalination Research" during the Global Water, Energy, and Climate Change Congress (GWECCC) Technical session in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

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04 September, 2023

Sankara Arunachalam successfully defends Ph.D. dissertation

We are thrilled to announce that Sankara Arunachalam has successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation titled "Bio-Inspired Gas-Entrapping Microtextured Surfaces (GEMS): Fundamentals and Applications" on August 30th. Arunachalam conducted his research under the guidance of Prof. Himanshu Mishra.

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31 August, 2023

A tall tale of a tiger sparks fresh ideas

When nanomaterials researcher Qiaoqiang Gan sat with his daughter in 2017 to watch Life of Pi, his attention and imagination were captured by the floating solar still that the shipwrecked boy uses to generate drinking water from seawater.

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24 August, 2023

Mobile wastewater treatment plant offers solution for remote communities

Working with KAUST Innovation and the National Water Company, researchers Pascal Saikaly from KAUST and Muhammad Ali, KAUST alumni now at Trinity College Dublin, have deployed the first full-scale demonstration of the technology at National Water Company’s wastewater treatment site in Rabigh.

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08 August, 2023

SustainableDesalTech Lab welcomes 2023 WISER interns

This summer, Prof. Noreddine Ghaffour's SustainableDesalTech Lab hosted four talented 11th and 12th-grade students from The KAUST School (TKS) and The World Academy (TWA), KAEC, as part of the four-week WISER Internship Program at KAUST.

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26 July, 2023

Revolutionary new wastewater treatment technology from KAUST spinout Al Miyah successfully proven at Saudi NWC

The Al Miyah Solutions Pilot Plant, a novel decentralized wastewater treatment technology developed at KAUST has been successfully inaugurated at the National Water Company (NWC) facility in Rabigh, Saudi Arabia.

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23 July, 2023

Peiying Hong Named Finalist for the 2023 Letten Prize

Congratulations to Professor Peiying Hong for being named as one of the four finalists for the prestigious 2023 Letten Prize Award.

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