Luisa Javier

Ph.D. Students

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interest

​​To solve or minimize the negative impacts of biofouling, a clear understanding of biofilm development is needed. My principal interest is in the study of the physical properties of biofilms in membrane systems.


  • ​​M.Sc., Environmental Science and Engineering, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • B.S. Industrial Engineering with minor in Systems Engineering, Cuernavaca, Mexico, 2008

Professional Profile

  • ​​​2014 - 2016: CEO and Founder, Sin Acqua, Mexico City, Mexico
  • 2012 - 2014: Project Management Senior Analyst, INININ, Mexico City, Mexico
  • 2008 - 2009: SCM Operational Excellence Leader, Gemalto, Cuernavaca, Mexico


  • ​​​Leader in Quality and Excellence by the Global Quality Foundation, KAUST Fellowship
  • Scholarship, ITESM Excellence Scholarship

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Biofouling Membrane systems reverse osmosis Desalination process