21 January, 2019
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.
Shahzad won the award in recognition of his research and presentation on the "Fallacy of Energy Efficiency of Desalination processes Comparison." He also delivered the opening ceremony speech during the conference.
"[Receiving the award] was a truly great moment in my life that I will never forget," he said. "Winning [the award] not only endorsed my interacting skills, but it also proved [the significance of] our research work at the international level."