Bastiaan Blankert, Ph.D.

Research Scientists

​Research Scientist

Research Interests

My objective is to advance sustainable water treatment based on membrane processes, by means of modeling, process control and optimization, and pilot scale experiments. 


  • ​Ph.D. Chemical engineering, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands, 2007
  • M.Sc. Chemical engineering, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, 2002

Professional Profile

  • ​2018-present: Research Scientist, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2013-2018: Membrane technologist, Oasen, Gouda, The Netherlands
  • 2007-2013: R&D Process engineer, Pentair X-Flow, Enschede, The Netherlands
  • 2002-2003: Researcher, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​​Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC)

Research Interests Keywords

Process control Modeling Membrane processes Optimization System design Pilot scale research Membrane fouling Membrane integrity