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Genduso wins NAMS Young Membrane Scientist Award

Aug 27, 2020

Genduso is the recent recipient of the prestigious 2020 NAMS Young Membrane Scientist Awards, selected among five early-career researchers in membrane science and technology, and he has indeed chosen an influential field.

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A light touch for membrane selectivit

Aug 23, 2020

Membranes that change their pore size in response to external stimuli, such as pH, heat and light, are set to transform separation science and technology. Such smart membranes developed by KAUST researchers display tunable pore size, which means they can selectively separate compounds according to their size when exposed to different light wavelengths.

Space invaders as MOFs act as liquids

Aug 11, 2020

Innovative materials called metal organic frameworks (MOFs) could become much more versatile following research that shows that they can be manipulated as liquids.

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Porous crystals harvest light

Aug 09, 2020

Drawing inspiration from photosynthesis, KAUST researchers have developed a new spin on metal organic frameworks (MOFs) that could help solar cells to gather more energy from the Sun.

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New spin brings rapid rescue from oil spills

Jul 23, 2020

An intrinsically porous polymer with a very high internal surface area could be an ideal material for soaking up spilled oil. Researchers from KAUST have identified a polymer that can be formed into robust, reusable mats to rapidly adsorb spilled oil, fuel or organic solvents from the surface of fresh or salt water.

Ingo Pinnau named 2020 NAMS fellow

Jun 14, 2020

Founding Director of the Advanced Mem­branes and Porous Materials (AMPM) Center, Profesor lngo Pinnau, has been named a 2020 Fellow of the North American Membrane Society (NAMS).

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Early warning sensor sniffs out cities' harmful gas

May 11, 2020

The design for an electronic sensor that sounds the alarm if toxic industrial and vehicle-exhaust gases exceed safe levels could lead to cleaner air in many cities. KAUST researchers have developed a small, low-cost device that senses nitrogen dioxide (NO2); it could be deployed in potential hotspots around cities, alerting authorities if levels of the harmful gas start to spike.

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Exciting New Technology Makes BPA Water Testing More Efficient

May 03, 2020

Led by Electrical Engineering professor Khaled Nabil Salama, Beduk and team in the Advanced Membranes and Porus Materials Center developed a brand new sensor specifically designed to make the analysis of BPA from direct environmental water sources more effective and more efficient.

Sensing a heart attack before it strikes

Apr 13, 2020

A wearable electronic device that alerts at-risk patients and their doctors that an acute heart attack is imminent could be developed using sensor technology created at KAUST.

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A chemical embrace from the perfect host

Mar 30, 2020

An industrial process that currently consumes vast amounts of energy in petrochemical plants around the globe could be replaced by an alternative process so efficient that it requires no heating or elevated pressure.

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Postdoctoral Fellow Focus: Mahmoud Abdulhamid

Mar 25, 2020

At KAUST, Abdulhamid is currently working on developing organic compounds to be used in manufacturing polymers with porous properties for organic solvent nanofiltration, oil removal and gas separation.

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The power of light for internet of underwater things

Mar 19, 2020

Light can simultaneously transfer energy and data to underwater devices, but there’s a long way to go before these systems can be deployed.

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