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COMMENCEMENT 2019 - Congratulations to AMPM Center Graduates!

Dec 16, 2019

Here's a few highlights from the 10th KAUST Commencement ceremony! Congratulations once again to all our Ph.D. & Master graduates of #KAUSTclass2019.


RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT: Ultra-small metal nanoparticles make better catalysis.

Dec 03, 2019

​A collaborative work between three AMPM Center’s research groups led by Klaus-Viktor Peinemann, Suzana Nunes and Zhiping Lai has been recently published in Science Advances and highlighted in Nature Middle-east.


Ph.D. student Abdullah Almansouri featured on Saudi TV channel

Dec 02, 2019

AMPM Center’s Ph.D. student, Abdullah Almansouri, was interviewed on Rotana Khalijia TV (a popular local TV channel part of Rotana Group) for his most recent work in the development of a novel magnetic skin technology.


AMPM Center’s Professors Mohamed Eddaoudi and Yu Han listed as Highly Cited Researchers 2019

Nov 20, 2019

We are very delighted and proud to announce that Professors Mohamed Eddaoudi and Yu Han from the Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Center at KAUST are listed as the world’s most-cited researchers for 2019.


Stabilizing ligands make nanoclusters brighter

Nov 19, 2019

Metal nanoclusters that bear tunable surface ligands could help develop next-generation imaging and photocatalytic approaches, suggests work by KAUST researchers.

Waste plastic converted into filtration membranes

Oct 22, 2019

In a world that seems to be drowning in plastic bottles, recycling this waste into useful materials would help to reduce its environmental impact. KAUST researchers have now invented a way to turn plastic bottles into porous membranes that could be used as molecular filters in the chemical industry.

AMPM Center's postdoctoral fellows win Young Scientist awards at Euroanalysis XX Conference

Oct 17, 2019

Eloise Bihar and Abdellatif Ait Lahcen, postdoctoral fellows from KAUST Professor Khaled Salama's Sensors Lab, recently won awards for their talks at the Young Scientist Competition, part of the Euroanalysis XX Conference.


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.