Samir K. M. Al Mashharawi

Research Staff

​Research Staff

Research Interest

​Samir is interested in the field of hydrology, water treatment and water resources management. His current research involved quantifying exchanges of various gases such as carbon dioxide and water vapor (evapotranspiration), and energy between the surface of earth and the atmosphere. Using scintillometers to measure the temperature fluctuations in the air to evaluate turbulence and heat flux.

Selected Publications

  • Evaluating the efficiency of different microfiltration and ultrafiltration membranes used as pretreatment for Red S... 
    S. Al-Mashharawi, N. Ghaffour, M. Al-Ghamdi, G.L. Amy
    Desalination and Water Treatment, 405-406, 212-218, (2012)
  • Mapping to assess feasibility of using subsurface intakes for SWRO, Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia 
    A.H.A. Dehwah, S. Al-Mashharawi, T.M. Missimer
    Desalination and Water Treatment, 52, p. 2351-2361, (2013)
  • Feasibility of using a subsurface intake for SWRO facility, south of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 
    Samir Al-Mashharawi · Abdullah H.A. Dehwah · Khaled Bin Bandar · Thomas M. Missimer
    Desalination and water treatment 07/2014; DOI:10.1080/19443994.2014.939870, (2014)
  • Estimation of soil salinity in a drip irrigation system by using joint inversion of multi-coil electromagnetic indu... 
    Khan Zaib Jadoon · Davood Moghadas · Aurangzeb Jadoon · Thomas M. Missimer · Samir K. Al‐M...
    Water Resources Research 03/2015; DOI:10.1002/2014WR016245, (2015)
  • Changes in feedwater organic matter concentrations based on intake type and pretreatment processes at SWRO faciliti... 
    Abdullah H.A. Dehwah · Sheng Li · Samir Al-Mashharawi · Harvey Winters · Thomas M. Missime...
    Desalination 03/2015; 360. DOI:10.1016/j.desal.2015.01.008 , (2015)
  • Hydrogeology, water quality, and microbial assessment of a coastal alluvial aquifer in western Saudi Arabia: potent... 
    Thomas M. Missimer · Christiane Hoppe-Jones · Khan Z. Jadoon · Dong Li · Samir K. A. Mashh...
    Hydrogeology Journal 06/2014; 22(8). DOI:10.1007/s10040-014-1168-3 , (2014)
  • Impact of well intake systems on bacterial, algae, and organic carbon reduction in SWRO desalination systems, SAWAC... 
    Abdullah H.A. Dehwah · Samir Al-Mashharawi · Nizar Kammourie · Thomas M. Missimer
    Desalination and water treatment 07/2014; DOI:10.1080/19443994.2014.940639 , (2014)
  • Effects of well intake systems on removal of algae, bacteria, and natural organic matter 
    Rinaldi Rachman · Abdullah H. A. Dehwah · Sheng Li · Harvey Winters · Samir Al-Mashharawi ...
    pages 163-194; Springer., ISBN: 978-3-319-13202-0 , (2015)
  • Feasibility and design of seabed gallery intake systems along the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia with discussion of ... 
    Thomas M. Missimer · Abdullah H. A. Dehwah · Luis Lujan · David Mantilla · Samir Al-Mashha...
    chapter 11: pages 215-251; Springer., ISBN: 978-3-319-13202-0, (2015)
  • Effects of intake depth on raw seawater quality in the Red Sea 
    Abdullah H. A. Dehwah · Sheng Li · Samir Al-Mashharawi · Francis L. Mallon · Zenon Batang ...
    chapter 6: pages 105-124; Springer., ISBN: 978-3-319-13202-0 , (2015)


  • M.Sc., Environmental Science & Engineering (EnSE), KAUST, Saudi Arabia, 2011
  • B.Sc., Architectural Engineering (ARE), KFUPM, Dahran, Saudi Arabia, 2009

Professional Profile

  • 2014-Present: Field and lab scientist at hydrology and land observation (HALO) lab, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2011-2014: Research Engineer at hydrogeology and geophysics (EHG) lab, KAUST, Saudi Arabia

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • International desalination association (IDA)
  • European desalination society (EDS)


  • Entrepreneurship and innovation institute, Johnson Cornell university, entrepreneurial finance award, WEP 2014
  • Environmental design college club, KFUPM: president excellences' award, 2008
  • American concrete institute (ACI): active members' award, 2007
  • Student advisory committee, KFUPM: committee leaders' award, 2007
  • Physics department, KFUPM: physics 101 & 102 (A+)' award, 2005

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Meterology Hydrology land surface and climate modeling Water resources arid land water management water resources engineer Evapotranspiration