Ph.D. Students

Ahmed Almalki

Ph.D. student

Research Interests: Hydrology, Water budget, Remote sensing, Water carbon cycle, Carbon footprint, Hydrological modeling, Water resources management, Water resources engineering

Areej Alwahas

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Remote sensing, Image processing, Cloud computing, Landcover classification, Agricultural monitoring, Air quality

Batool Albar

MS/ Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Bio-char

Bob Vernooij

Ph.D. student

Research Interests: Biodiversity, Conservation, Marine biology, Forest ecology, Halobates

Bothayna Algashgari

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ​Environmental microbiology, Antibiotic-resistant bacteria, ​Wastewater treatment

Carlos Bibiano Guadarrama

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Wastewater treatments, Microbial ecology, Multi-Omics, Annamox, Bioelectrochemical systems

Changzhi Wang

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Bioinformatics, Computational biology, Metagenomics

Dario Scilla

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Satellite, UAV remote sensing

Fabio Camargo

MS/Ph.D. student

Research Interests: Agriculture, Satellite, UAV remote sensing

Fatimah Almulhim

Ph.D. student

Research Interests: Metaproteomics, Metabolomics, Wastewater treatments

Jorge Luis Rodríguez Galvis

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Remote sensing, Software engineering, Information science, Environmental engineering, Computer engineering, Agricultural engineering


Ph.D. student

Research Interests: Wastewater treatment technologies, Solid waste treatment technologies, Nutrient  recovery, Bioreactors, Bioprocesses, Modelling

Julie Sanchez Medina

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Environmental biotechnology, Microbial ecology, Resource recovery, ​Wastewater treatment

Kees Theo Huisman

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Membrane processes, Fouling control, Biofouling, Non-destructive characterization

Lamya Al Fuhaid

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ​NADES, Physical chemistry, Biological processes, biotechnology,, Biochemistry

Laura Milena Pulido Beltran

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Water Treatment, Desalination, Biofouling, Membrane systems, Membrane cleaning

Lucia Ruiz Haddad

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Aerobic Granular Sludge, Metagenomics, Metatranscriptomics, Microbial ecology

Luigi Ranieri

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ​Wastewater treatment, Membrane fouling, In-situ monitoring

Maksim Sysoev

Ph.D. Student

Mohammed Alomari

Ph.D. Student

Mohammed Bader

MS/Ph.D. Student

Muzzamil Ahmad Eatoo

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Electrosprays, Surfaces and interfaces, Nanoelectrochemistry, 2D materials

Natalia Franco Clavijo

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Biofouling, Scaling, Reverse osmosis membrane, Seawater desalination

Nayara Vivian Huve Musskopf

​M.S./ Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ​Interfaces, Superhydrophobicity, Surface wettability, Materials characterization

Nischal Maharjan

MS/Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Intermolecular and surface forces, Bio and soft matter physics, Wetting phenomena

Olena Samonina

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Microbial ecology, Electromicrobiology, Microbial wastewater treatment, Aerobic Granular Sludge, Biofilms, Bioreactors

Omar Andrés López Camargo

MS/Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Remote sensing, Computer vision, AI, Oceanography, Agriculture

Ratna Putri

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ​Environmental microbiology, Bioinformatics, Microbial indicators, Biocorrosion, Microbial enhanced oil recovery

Rodrigo Jimenez-Sandoval

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Water Treatment, Bioelectrochemical systems, Biofuels, Bioproducts

Sankara Arunachalam

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Biomimetics, Microfabrication, Wetting, Membrane distillation, Fluid dynamics, Surface science

Santiago Cespedes-Zuluaga

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Mathematical modeling, Processes simulation, Multi-scale simulations, Thermodynamics, Membrane engineering

Sara Aleid

​Ph.D. Student

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

Sarah Almahfoodh

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Membrane distillation, Water desalination

Ting Li

M.S./Ph.D. Student

Victor Angulo Morales

Ph.D. student

Research Interests: Remote sensing, UAVs​​​, Hyperspectral imaging, Precision agriculture

Yasmeen Nadreen

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Biological stability of water, Biofouling, Desalination, Membrane processes, Bottled water

Yeong Na

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Environmental engineering, ​Biological wastewater treatment, ​Environmental microbiology

Yevhen Myshkevych

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ​Wastewater treatment, Virus detection

Yinfeng Xu

Ph.D. student

Research Interests: SFA/AFM, Instrument development, Fluid Mechanics, Nano liquid

Yuming Jin

​​​MS/Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Solar energy system, Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV), Sustainable cooling technologies, Desalination technologies