01 July, 2016

Prof. Johannes Vrouwenvelder has been appointed full time Professor

Prof. Johannes Vrouwenvelder has been appointed full time Professor of Environmental Science and Technology at WDRC, KAUST.

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06 June, 2016

Dr. Chun-Hai Wei Receives Young Scientist Paper Award

WDRC Research Scientist, Dr. Chun-Hai Wei​​, was awarded for his paper presented at the Eighth International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology ​2016 IC EST in ​Houston, Texas. ​

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15 May, 2016

WDRC participated in a 3-day regional workshop

PERSGA, the Regional Organization for Conservation of the Environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, invited 5 faculty members from the Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division (BESE) at KAUST to give specific lectures in the 3-day regional workshop.

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03 May, 2016

WDRC delegation visits SWCC’s Al-Shuaiba desalination plan

Prof. Noreddine Ghaffour organized a field trip in his course Water Desalination Technologies (EnSE325). Assisted by Mr. Khaled Bin Bandar, one of the course attendees and a Ph.D. student at the WDRC-KAUST, a technical visit was organized to the Al-Shuaiba multi stage flash (MSF) desalination plant under the Saline Water Conversation Corporations (SWCC).

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28 April, 2016

On the road to water sustainability in the Gulf

New studies carry potential for creating much more efficient water desalination systems in the Gulf.

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23 March, 2016

Sci-Café: “New Water Innovations"

WDRC faculty were part of Sci-Café titled: “New Water Innovations"

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24 February, 2016

"Smart Materials for Advanced Environmental Applications" book published by RSC

​​​​Prof. Peng Wang, from WDRC, is the editor and contributor of "Smart Materials for Advanced Environmental Applications"​ book.

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14 February, 2016

International Conference on Physics and Chemistries of Hydrophobic Interfaces

During February 14-17, 2016 WDRC organized an International Conference on Physics & Chemistries at Hydrophobic Interfaces.

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26 January, 2016

Minister of Agriculture visits KAUST and WDRC

H.E. Eng. Abdulrahman Al-Fadhli, Minister of Agriculture, visits KAUST and takes a tour through WDRC labs.​​

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20 November, 2015

WDRC Ph.D. Student, Luca Fortunato, wins award at IDW Korea

Best oral presentation at the 8th International Desalination Workshop (IDW) 2015, Jeju, South Korea.

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10 November, 2015

6th Annual CIAP Meeting

WDRC held its 6th CIAP Meeting on November 10-12, 2015. More than 40 participants participated in this three-day event at KAUST.

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28 September, 2015

Falling Walls Challenge

​WDRC student, Joline El Chakhtoura won the runner-up prize at the Falling Walls Challenge​ in Berlin.

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16 August, 2015

Ph.D. candidate, Gerald Matar, was awarded second place at the 250th ACS National Meeting

​Ph.D. student, Gerald Matar, was awarded second place best presentation in the 250th ACS National Meeting.​​​​​

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13 May, 2015

Best Poster Award at EDS 2015

WDRC's PhD student, Ryan Lefers, was awarded at the European Desalination Society EuroMed Conference on the best poster competition.

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20 January, 2015

WDRC members win WEP Research Poster Competitions

KAUST's Winter Enrichment Program (WEP) hosted a Graduate and Post doctoral Research Poster Competition on the University's campus.

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12 January, 2015

Desalination project wins Global Innovation Challenge at Saudi Water & Power Forum

Prof. Kim Choon's project on “Hybrid Multi-Effect Adsorption Desalination: An Emerging High Efficiency and Low Cost Desalination" was named a winner in this year's Global Technology Challenge at Saudi Water & Power Forum (SWPF).​​

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14 September, 2021

A 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.

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