26 October, 2021

MEWA – KAUST Workshop

A MEWA-KAUST workshop was held on October 24-25 on campus as KAUST is poised to undertake a strategic partnership with MEWA focusing on water research.

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24 October, 2021

Changzhi Wang wins Best Poster Award at MEWE 2021

Changzhi Wang's poster entitled “Metagenomic investigation of antibiotic resistance genes and virulence factor genes in extracellular DNA across wastewater treatment processes” wins the “Best Poster Award" at the 9th IWA MEWE Specialist Conference held in the Netherlands.

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17 October, 2021

Treated jute bags boost grain storage and other green goals

Dr. Kennedy Odokonyero, a postdoctoral fellow in Prof. Himanshu Mishra's group developed a wax-based treatment for jute bags to improve water repellency and reduces loss of stored food grains.

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17 October, 2021

Industry Meet and Greet: Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC)

The "Industry Meet and Greet: SWCC" event was successfully hosted and organized by the I&ED, KAUST, attended by select participants from the WDRC.

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12 October, 2021

The 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.

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06 October, 2021

Novel ventilator delivers more than oxygen

VENTIBAG prototype is finally ready. Congratulations, Dr. Adnan Qamar!

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30 September, 2021

Imene Eltall is promoted as Lab Manager

Imene El Tall is the new Lab Manager of the Water Desalination and Reuse Center, effective October 1, 2021.

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20 September, 2021

Strong 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.

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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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01 September, 2021

Journal of Materials Chemistry A September Issue features Dr. Faheem Akhtar's research

Journal of Materials Chemistry A September Issue features Dr. Faheem Akhtar's research on adsorbents for moisture removal.

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31 August, 2021

Adair Gallo Jr.'s research on liquid marbles is the September cover of Soft Matter Journal

Learn more about liquid marbles. This study led by Adair Gallo, Ph.d. student and Prof. Himanshu Mishra is the September cover of Soft Matter Journal.

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24 August, 2021

Dr. Faheem Akhtar joins LUMS

Akhtar joins (LUMS) in Pakistan as an assistant professor.

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18 August, 2021

Dr. Hyuk Soo Son joins Prince Sultan University

WDRC congratulates Dr. Hyuk Soo Son on his new teaching career!

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03 August, 2021

Getting smart about off-grid desalination

Professor Peng Wang and Ph.D. student Wenbin Wang improve the performance of a desalination method that uses waste heat from solar cells by tweaking the membrane design.

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28 July, 2021

EnSE-MS Graduates

Congratulations to the three MS students from Professor Noreddine Ghaffour's group who have successfully defended their thesis.

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08 July, 2021

Faculty Promotion: Pascal Saikaly, Ph.D.

Dr. Pascal Saikaly is promoted to full professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, effective July 1, 2021.

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07 July, 2021

KAUST researchers attend 70th Lindau Nobel Meeting

Adair Gallo Jr. , a Ph.D. student is one of the KAUST participants at the prestigious 70th editing of the Lindau Meeting this year.

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24 June, 2021

Prof. Noreddine Ghaffour is guest editor of "Special Issue on Membrane Distillation"

WDRC Professor Noredine Ghaffour is selected as one of the guest editors of the "Special Issue on Membrane Distillation".

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27 April, 2021

WDRC 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."

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04 April, 2021

Harnessing the power of microbes for water reuse

Prof. Pascal Saikaly is pioneering technologies based on microbial electrolysis cells that use microbes to decompose organic matter in wastewater to generate electricity.

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