19 November, 2017
Mohammed successfully defended his thesis entitled "AOM Characterization and Removal Efficiency Using Various SWRO Pretreatment Techniques" under the advisory of Professor TorOve Leiknes, co-advised by Research Professor Noreddine Ghaffour.
Mohammed is the center's fifth Saudi Ph.D. graduate in 2017. He is mainly interested in seawater pretreatment for membrane desalination. His other research interests include organic fouling in reverse osmosis plants, Transparent Exo-Polymer particles (TEP), Algal Organic Matter (AOM) and its role in seawater pretreatment techniques such as Dual Media Filter (DMF), Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF), and Ultrafiltration (UF) using ceramic membranes.
He received his Ms. in Environmental Sciences from King Fahad University for Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM). Prior to joining KAUST, Mohammed came from the industry with more than ten years of experience at Desalination Technologies Research Institute, DTRI, the research arm of Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) located in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.