Sara Aleid

Ph.D. Students

​Ph.D. Student


Research Interests

My research interests are focused on targeting issues involved in the water-energy nexus and finding sustainable developments and strategies for renewable resources in the water desalination and reuse sector. Interest also includes water and food security around the world, with the aim of achieving global environmental protection.

Selected Publications

  • Decentralized Co‐Generation of Fresh Water and Electricity at Point of Consumption
    W. Wang, S. Aleid, P. Wang
    Advanced Sustainable Systems,  2000005, (2020)
  • Multi-functional 3D honeycomb ceramic plate for clean water production by heterogeneous photo-Fenton reaction and s...
    L. Shi, Y. Shi, Z. Zhuo, C. Zhang, Y. Aldrees, S. Aleid, P. Wang
    Nano Energy, volume 60, pp. 222-230, (2019)


  • ​M.Sc Environmental Science and Engineering, KAUST, Thuwal Saudi Arabia 2019
  • B.Sc Science and General Studies, Life Sciences, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 2018 

Professional Profile

  • 2018-2019: Graduate Researcher, ENL, WDRC, KAUST, Thuwal, KSA 
  • 2018: Research Intern, ENL, WDRC, KAUST, Thuwal, KSA
  • 2017-2018: Undergraduate Researcher, Nanomaterials lab, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, KSA
  • 2017: Sumer Research Intern, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, KSA  

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Environmental nanomaterials Water desalination ​Wastewater treatment Clean water production Membranes Heat recovery Brine Bacterial inhibition Solar cells Membrane distillation