WDRC Ph.D. students win KAUST Falling Walls Lab

14 September, 2022




The Water Desalination and Reuse Center is proud to announce that this year, all three KAUST Falling Walls Lab winners came from the center!



Lamya Al Fuhaid

#1 Breaking the wall of vaccination inequalityLamya Al Fuhaid| PI: Geert-Jan Witkamp


Batool AlbarSarah AlMahfoodh

#2 Breaking the wall of global food-water climate securityBatool Albar| PI: Himanshu Mishra 
#3 Breaking the wall of unsafe drinking waterSarah Almafoodh | PI: Noreddine Ghaffour


Congratulations to our winners, and we look forward to seeing a WDRC Ph.D. student taking home the Finale world-class pitch competition in November, Berlin!

The Falling Walls Lab is an international forum that builds and promotes interdisciplinary connections between excellent academics, entrepreneurs, and professionals from all fields. All participants get the opportunity to present their research work, business model, or social initiative in front of peers and a distinguished jury consisting of experts from academia, research institutions, and business – in 3 minutes each. The Falling Walls Lab is organized by the Falling Walls Foundation.