02 November, 2017

Congratulations to Daniyal Jahangir for a successful Ph.D. defense

On November 2nd, Daniyal Jahangir successfully defended of his thesis entitled “Surface Modification of Ceramic Membranes with Thin-film Deposition” under the supervision of Professor TorOve Leiknes.

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01 November, 2017

​​WDRC is proud to announce the latest addition to its Ph.D. graduates

Ryan Lefers successfully defended his thesis entitled "A liquid desiccant cycle for dehumidification and freshwater supply in controlled environment agriculture".

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23 October, 2017

Mohammed Albloushi successfully defends his thesis

WDRC congratulates its new Ph.D. graduate Mohammed Albloushi who successfully defended his theses entitled "Biofouling control of industrial seawater cooling towers" on Monday, October 23rd.

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22 October, 2017

Ph.D. student Adair Gallo wins best poster award

Congratulations to Adair Gallo for winning the best poster award at the 5th Water Arabia Conference and Exhibition.

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01 October, 2017

Prof. Matthew McCabe appointed as Associate Director

Effective October 2017, Professor Matthew McCabe is WDRC Associate Director

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27 September, 2017


Delegates from the Saudi Industrial Property Authority (MODON) paid a familiarization visit to WDRC.

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27 September, 2017

Luca Fortunato successfully defends his thesis

Following his thesis presentation and a good discussion with his defense committee, Luca fully demonstrated that he has accomplished the requirements for his doctorate degree.

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25 September, 2017

WDRC Ph.D. student wins best poster award

Hong Cheng clinched the best poster award at the International Water Association Membrane Technology conference in Singapore.

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17 September, 2017

The sky’s the limit for Earth observation

Emerging technologies are poised to transform how we observe the Earth. Imagine sending your own custom-made satellite into space to study specific elements of rivers, glaciers, volcanoes, landslides or agricultural practices. Sensors, digital imaging and other sensing components have shrunk in size and cost, which has dramatically changed the technology available to Earth scientists in just the last five years. KAUST researchers and international colleagues report that we are entering a new era in Earth observation and research; and they identify what’s needed if we are to maximize its opportunities.

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11 September, 2017

Dr. Johannes Vrouwenvelder has been appointed as Center Director

Dr. Johannes Vrouwenvelder's appointment as Center Director of Water Desalination Research Center effective August 2017 was made official in an announcement from Mr. Nadhmi A. Al-Nasr, KAUST Interim President. Having served as interim director since the beginning of this year, Dr. Johannes was highly commended for his commitment to promoting interdisciplinary research and investment in building stronger connections with industry partners.

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29 July, 2017

Nature provides a key to repelling liquids

Inspired by nature, an inexpensive green technique that enables common materials to repel liquid has been developed by KAUST scientists and could lead to diverse applications from underwater drag reduction to antifouling. Making surfaces liquid repellent, referred to as omniphobicity, is used in a range of industrial processes from reducing biofouling and underwater drag to membrane distillation, waterproofing and oil-water separation.

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21 June, 2017

WDRC Research Recognized with the Elsevier Best Poster Prize

Professor Himanshu Mishra attended the 7th International Colloids Conference in Sitges, Spain on June 18-21, 2017.

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27 April, 2017

Bo Tang successfully defends his Ph.D. dissertation

WDRC congratulates its 21st graduate.

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30 March, 2017

Congratulations to the twentieth Ph.D. graduate from the WDRC

​Moustapha Harb successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation.

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05 March, 2017

SWCC visits WDRC

Professor Noreddine Ghaffour received a delegation from Saline Water Conversation Corporations (SWCC)​ led by Eng. Adnan Alqahtani, director of maintenance in Al-Shuaiba to the WDRC.

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26 February, 2017

WDRC at the International Conference on Computing and Mathematical Sciences - ICCMS 2017

​Dr. Umer Altaf was a keynote speaker at ICCMS 2017 held in IBA Sukkur, Pakistan.

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22 February, 2017

WDRC visits Al-Shuaiba Water Desalination plant - Shuaibah 3-

Professor Noreddine Ghaffour hosted a trip to Al-Shuaiba Water Desalination plant, Shuaibah 3, to visit their two large scale Red Sea water desalination plants.

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20 February, 2017

SWEC visits WDRC

Shuaibah Water & Electricity Company CEO and Chairman of the board toured WDRC research facilities.

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29 January, 2017

Spring Seminar Series 2017

List of visitors who will present during the spring 2017 series.

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04 January, 2017

WDRC faculty is editor of a recently published IWA book

Professor Peng Wang is editor of ​the book titled "Rational Design of Next-Generation Nanomaterials and Nanodevices for Advanced Water Applications"

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