Laura Milena Pulido Beltran

Ph.D. Students

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests

​Laura's research focuses on focuses on these two aspects: early detection of biofouling by water monitoring and optimized cleaning methods for enhanced biofilm removal. 

Selected Publications

  • Permeation Increases Biofilm Development in Nanofiltration Membranes Operated with Varying Feed Water Phosphorous Concentrations. L. Javier, L. Pulido-Beltran, J. S. Vrouwenvelder, N. M. Farhat. Membranes. 2022; 12 (3):335.
  • Phosphorus Concentration in Water Affects the Biofilm Community and the Produced Amount of Extracellular Polymeric Substances in Reverse Osmosis Membrane Systems. L. Javier, L. Pulido-Beltran, J. Kruithof, J. S. Vrouwenvelder, N. M. Farhat. Membranes. 2021; 11 (12):928.


  • ​MS, Environmental Science and Engineering, KAUST, Saudi Arabia, 2020
  • B.Sc., Environmental and Sanitary Engineering, La Salle University, Bogota, Colombia, 2016

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​​​Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC)
  • Division of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE)​​

Research Interests Keywords

Water Treatment Desalination Biofouling Membrane systems Membrane cleaning