Mohammed Obaid Awad, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

  • ​Fabrication of electrospun nanofiber membranes for forward Osmosis and wastewater treatment (i.e Oil/Water separation) applications.
  • Fabrication of flat sheet membranes using phase inversion method for ultrafiltration and forward osmosis applications.
  • Capacitive deionization (CDI) for desalination. 


  • Ph.D., Engineering, Chonbuk National University (CBNU), Jeonju, South Korea, 2017 
  • M.Sc., Chemical Engineering, Minia University, Egypt, 2011
  • B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, Minia University, Egypt, 2006

Professional Profile

  • ​2019 - present:  Postdoctoral fellow at Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC), KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2017 - present:  Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering, Minia University, Egypt
  • 2017 - 2019:  Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea
  • 2007 -2013:  Assistant Lecturer, Minia University, Egypt

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Seawater desalination Wastewater Treatment1 Membrane fabrication Electrospinning Forward Osmosis Ultrafiltration