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Who Will Win The #ChemNobel?

Oct 08, 2019

​As chemistry lovers, we eagerly await tomorrow’s announcement of the 2019 Nobel prize in chemistry.


Professor Mohamed Eddaoudi has been awarded the Abdul Hameed Shoman Prize

Sep 11, 2019

AMPM center director, Professor Mohamed Eddaoudi has been awarded the Abdul Hameed Shoman Prize for Arab Researchers for this years’ topic 'Renewable Energy'.


Student Focus: Mohammed Al-Alouni

Aug 07, 2019

The conversion of crude oil to petrochemicals via innovation and technology is one of the major research focuses of KAUST Ph.D. student Mohammed Al-Alouni. Al-Alouni works in both the University's Advanced Membranes & Porous Materials Center and the Catalysis Center under the supervision of KAUST Professor Yu Han.

PhD student Ainur Yerzhankyzy wins the best poster presentation award

Jul 14, 2019

​Ph.D. student Ainur Yerzhankyzy, working under the guidance of Prof. Ingo Pinnau at the Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center, was awarded the 'Best Poster Presentation' at the 12th conference of the Aseanian Membrane Society (AMS 12) held in Jeju, Korea on July 2 – 5, 2019.

Imperfection is OK for better MOFs

Jun 26, 2019

Perfect crystals are not necessarily the most useful. Defects in the ordered crystalline structure of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) could tailor these versatile materials for specific applications. KAUST researchers have already developed a pioneering method to image the defects using transmission electron microscopy. They now report that creating specific defects, visualizing them, and investigating their chemical effects takes the exploration of MOFs to new levels of detail and control.


Zhiping Lai, promoted to the rank of Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

May 09, 2019

Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center congratulates Zhiping Lai for being promoted to the rank of Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering. On the evening of May 8, KAUST celebrated this promotion, amongst others, at a faculty recognition gala dinner.


Colorful solution to a chemical industry bottleneck

May 08, 2019

KAUST researchers have tailored the structure of graphene-oxide layers to mimic the hourglass shape of these biological channels, creating ultrathin membranes to rapidly separate chemical mixtures.

AMPM PhD student Dong Guo wins the Best Poster Award at 2019 ICEES

May 07, 2019

​Dong Guo, a Ph.D. student working under the supervision of Professor Zhiping Lai at the AMPM Center, recently won the best poster award at the 2019 International Conference on Electrochemical Energy Systems (2019 ICEES) held in Shaoxin, China.


Ph.D. Graduate, Zain Ali - Sharing Knowledge

Apr 23, 2019

​Zain Ali, the latest student to graduate from the Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Center, considers science as a path to understand the world and generate solutions to solve pressing problems. Ali joined KAUST as a Ph.D. student to research membrane technology for gas and liquid-based industrial separations.

Ph.D. Graduate, Mahmoud Abdulhamid – Passion for Chemistry

Apr 14, 2019

Mahmoud Abdulhamid, a native of Lebanon, defines himself as a hard worker, analytical and persistent researcher. He completed a Bachelor degree in Chemistry in 2011 and earned two Master Degrees in molecular chemistry and organic chemistry from Lebanese University in 2012 and 2013, respectively.

Associate Professor Niveen M. Khashab and Professor Khaled Salama to chair University’s 2020 Winter Enrichment Program

Apr 10, 2019

Associate Professor of Chemical Science Niveen M. Khashab will chair the KAUST 2020 Winter Enrichment Program (WEP), the University's annual festival of science and will be co-chaired by KAUST Professor of Electrical Engineering Khaled Nabil Salama.

Ph.D. Graduate, Faheem H. Akhtar – Industrial Approach

Apr 09, 2019

On April 3, Faheem Hassan Akhtar successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation entitled Water Vapor Separation: Development of Polymeric and Mixed-Matrix Membranes' under the supervision of AMPM Prof. Klaus-Viktor Peinemann and committee members Prof. Ingo Pinnau, Prof. Kim Choon Ng and Dr. Richard Baker.

MOFs can sense and sort troublesome gases

Apr 08, 2019

From astronauts and submariners to miners and rescue workers, people who operate in small enclosed spaces need good air quality to work safely and effectively. Electronic sensors now developed by a KAUST team can simultaneously detect at least three critical parameters that are important to monitor to ensure human comfort and safety.

AMPM student Abdullah Almansouri selected for the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Mar 26, 2019

​AMPM Ph.D. Student, Abdullah Almansouri has been selected to attend the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. This year’s meeting, which is dedicated to physics, will take place from June 30 to July 5 in the Inselhalle Lindau, Germany. Abdullah Almansouri was nominated for his research on harvesting ambient energy for powering wireless

AMPM Guest Talk - Prof. Shengqian Ma

Mar 18, 2019

On March 17, Prof. Shengqian Ma from the University of South Florida visited the AMPM Center invited by Prof. Yu Han.

Prof. Ma gave an interesting talk on 'Task-Specific Design and Functionalization of Advanced Porous Organic Polymers for Water Purification'.