Mariana Rodrigues

Ph.D. Students

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests

Mariana's research focuses on environmental chemistry with an interest in developing new materials for ecosystem growth and metabolomic analysis. It also involves the investigation of the environmental impact of pollution in various matrices, such as seawater and corals, exploring the availability of metals and their effects on organisms. Additionally, she is involved in developing novel materials for the concentration and removal of metals in water, and conducting research on extraction methods.


  • M.Sc. Environmental Science and Engineering, KAUST, Saudi Arabia, 2023
  • B.Sc. Chemical Engineering, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil, 2019

Professional Profile

  • Intern, Chaparral Food Industry LTDA, Brazil, 2018
  • Intern, Vicunha Textile S.A., Brazil, 2018


  • Scholarship awardee in the program "Young Talents for Science", Brazil, 2015

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Environmental chemistry Metabolomics Metal removal