Natalia Franco Clavijo

Ph.D. Students

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests

Natalia's research focuses on membrane desalination fouling control, specifically scaling and biofouling by using membrane fouling simulators as a fouling detection tool.


  • M.Sc., Environmental Science & Engineering, KAUST, Saudi Arabia, 2022
  • B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, National University of Colombia, Colombia, 2016

Scientific and Professional Membership

International Water Asociation (IWA)

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Biofouling Scaling Reverse osmosis membrane Seawater desalination