Zain Ahmad

Ph.D. Students

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interest

​Wetting phenomena and transitions on microtextured surfaces

Selected Publications

  • Proof-of-Concept for Gas-Entrapping Membranes Derived from Water-Loving SiO2/Si/SiO2 Wafers for Green Desalination
    R. Das, S. Arunachalam, Z. Ahmad, E. Manalastas, A. Syed, U. Buttner, H. Mishra
    Journal of Visualized Experiments, Issue e60583, (2020)
  • Bio-inspired gas-entrapping membranes (GEMs) derived from common water-wet materials for green desalination
    R. Das, S. Arunachalam, Z. Ahmad, E. Manalastas, H. Mishra
    Journal of Membrane Science, (2019)


  • ​M.S., EnSE, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2020
  • B.Tech., Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India, 2018


  • ​Best poster award in the area of "Nanofabrication for Functionality" at the 45th International Conference on Micro and NanoEngineering, Rhodes - Greece (MNE2019)

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Wetting Interfacial Phenomena