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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12 March, 2021

Polymeron selected as one of the 2021 Taqadam Winners

Congratulations to the founders of Polymeron, Rodrigo Jimenez Sandoval (Ph.D. student), Noor Zaouri (alumna), and Martin Ibarra (KAUST Ph.D. student)!

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01 March, 2021

Latest paper of Prof. Mishra is the March cover of Quantum Chemistry

Prof. Mishra's paper on treating wastewater is the March cover of Quantum Chemistry!

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22 February, 2021

A salt solution for desalinating brine

Prof. Peng Wang and his Ph.D. student Chenlin Zhang developed a method to treat waste brine from water desalination plants using a self-cleaning crystallizer powered by solar energy.

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14 February, 2021

Prof. 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.

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08 February, 2021

Monitoring 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.

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03 January, 2021

Tahliah Almiah Pilot Plant Opens

Dupont transferred their Center of Excellence for Desalination to WDRC in 2020. This pilot facility has been renamed Tahlia Almiah and is located on the ground floor in Building 23 (Innovation Cluster).

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