31 July, 2019

Prof. Peng Wang is going back to Hong Kong

A farewell gathering was held to thank Prof. Peng Wang for his remarkable contribution to the WDRC.

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21 July, 2019

WDRC welcomes SRSI participants

WDRC welcomes into the center two participants of the SRSI program under the mentorship of Professors Pascal Saikaly and Peiying Hong. Mohammad Tawfiq and Abdulelah Alahmed are two of the 42 students who got accepted into the program this year. They will be working with their mentors for six weeks and enjoy a real scientific research experience at the center.

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11 July, 2019

Solar power with a free side of drinking water

Prof. Peng Wang and his Ph.D. student Wenbin Wang have developed a device that will allow them to generate clean drinking water while generating electricity using solar panels.

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02 July, 2019

Bionic catalysts to produce clean energy

Professor Pascal Saikaly and his former postdoc Shafeer Kalathil are mixing microbes with carbon nanomaterials to create a biohybrid material that can outperform expensive metal-based analogs while also being environmentally friendly.

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01 July, 2019

Insects inspire greener, cheaper membranes for desalination

Professor Himanshu Mishra, postdoc Ratul Das and research scientist Sankara Arunachalam were inspired by insects to develop a membrane from nonhydrophobic materials for membrane distillation.

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19 June, 2019

Casting a net for a sustainable water network

Prof. Hans Vrouwenvelder discussed in this article how WDRC focuses on three flagship research themes: greener desalination, water security, and waste to resource to transform the water cycle.

It also highlights the partnership between WDRC and The Red Sea Development Company by launching the 'Brains for Brine Challenge', a call for fresh ideas to tackle the challenge of managing brine in an environmentally sustainable manner.

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07 May, 2019

A leap forward in estimating crop water use

High-resolution imaging data collected by small satellites could transform how we monitor freshwater use in agriculture.

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07 May, 2019

Faculty Promotion

Dr. Peng Wang is promoted to the rank of full professor at KAUST.

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25 April, 2019

Dr. Wakil Shahzad receives 2019 Golden Globe Tiger Award

Congratulations to Dr. Muhammad Wakil Shahzad for being a recipient of the 2019 'excellence & leadership in water' Golden Globe Tiger Award.

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07 April, 2019

Solar-powered cup brews better brine treatments

Prof. Peng Wang and his team developed a solar photothermal distillation device which could evaporate water with 90% energy efficiency. It could also concentrate the brine effectively and dramatically reduce waste from the desalination process.

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21 March, 2019

2019 World Water Day: KAUST Water Research Awareness

On Thursday, March 21st, the Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC) welcomed thirty grade 5 students from The KAUST Schools (TKS) to participate in fun lab experiments and learn about the latest research at the center, as a way of celebrating the World Water Day.

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18 March, 2019

A drone on crop resources

HALO Lab's most recent work demonstrated that crop monitoring using UAVs is a more effective and economical option which could help farmers manage crops with precision thereby saving resources while growing better quality crops.

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12 March, 2019

KAUST Associate Professor Peiying Hong wins environmental science award

Peiying Hong, KAUST associate professor of environmental science and engineering, recently won the 2019 James J. Morgan Environmental Science & Technology Early Career Award. She will receive the award at the upcoming 257th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition in the U.S.

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10 March, 2019

KAUST alumnus wins best presentation award at Morocco symposium

Dr. Babar Khan (Ph.D. '18) won the best oral presentation award at the First International Symposium on Nanomaterials and Membrane Science for Health, Water, Energy and Environment held from October 11 to 12, 2018, in Marrakesh, Morocco.

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28 February, 2019

Probing water's skin

Prof. Himanshu Mishra's latest contribution to electrosprays investigation was discussed in detail in this recent article from the KAUST Discovery.

It was also the featured cover article at Chemical Science journal published on Feb. 27, 2019.

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11 February, 2019

Imene El Tall receives the KAUST Individual Lab Safety Award for 2018

Imene El Tall, WDRC Safety Specialist received the KAUST Individual Lab Safety Award for 2018 at the third KAUST Laboratory Safety Recognition Awards Ceremony.

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05 February, 2019

Bruno Aragon receives an outstanding student presentation award from AGU

Bruno Aragon, a Ph.D. student under the supervision of Prof. Matthew F. McCabe, received an outstanding student presentation award (OSPA) from the American Geophysical Union (AGU) during the fall meeting in Washington, D.C., USA on December 10-14, 2018.

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21 January, 2019

KAUST research scientist Dr. Muhammad Wakil Shahzad wins 'Best Oral Presentation' award

​Dr. Muhammad Wakil Shahzad, a research scientist in the KAUST Water Desalination and Reuse Center under the supervision of KAUST Professor Kim Choon Ng, received the "Best Oral Presentation" award at the 2nd Global Conference and Expo on Applied Science, Engineering and Technology in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in October 2018.

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19 December, 2018

Congratulations to the WDRC-Environmental Science and Engineering (EnSE) Class of 2018!

The Water Desalination and Reuse Center is proud to announce the center's ‘Environmental Science and Engineering’ graduates for 2018.

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09 December, 2018

Carbon emissions smoked

Professor Pascal Saikaly and his team developed a new concept to convert industrial CO2 emissions into valuable chemicals.

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