Qian Chen, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest

​My research interests include: low-temperature thermal desalination driven by waste heat/solar energy; thermodynamic and thermo-economic analysis and optimization of energy systems.


  • ​Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2018
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, 2014

Professional Profile

  • ​2019- Present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2018- 2019: Postdoctoral fellow, National University of Singapore, Singapore

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Thermal desalination, Thermodynamics analysis and optimization