Muhammad Altaf, Ph.D.

Industry Specialists

Process and Controls Lead


  • Ph.D., Optimal Control, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, 2011

Professional Profile

  • 2014-Present: Research Scientist, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2012-2014: Postdoctoral Fellow, TUDelft, Delft, The Netherlands
  • 2010-2012: Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, Saudi Arabia

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • Americal Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • Dutch Institute of System and Control (DISC)


  • Best Poster Award, SIAM Conference on Mathematical & Computational Issues in Earth Sciences, Long Beach, USA, 2011
  • Best Poster Award at the Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference, San Francisco, USA, 2011

KAUST Affiliations

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