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AMPM Center Director Mohamed Eddaoudi, listed once more as a Highly Cited Researcher

Nov 20, 2017

Mohamed Eddaoudi, Director of the Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials (AMPM) Center at KAUST is listed as a Highly Cited Researcher for the fourth year in a row. His research ranks among the top 1% most cited works in his field and during its year of publication, earning the mark of exceptional impact.
“It is a great honor to be part of this privileged list once more and since the inception of this new highly cited researcher ranking model”, Prof. Eddaoudi says.

AMPM talent injected into KAUST startup! - Yevhen Fatieiev, Ph.D. Graduate

Nov 15, 2017

After the hard work of a Ph.D. most graduates have to make a tough choice between a career in academia or big industry. Yevhen Fatieiev chose a different path! Just graduated from Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials (AMPM) Center he looked for new business models based on innovation and joined Scimagine, a startup founded in KAUST.

Mohamed Amen Hammami, Ph.D Graduate - Motivation to Success!

Nov 08, 2017

​Congratulations to Dr. Mohamed Amen Hammami! Amen, as he likes to be called, successfully defended his thesis 'Engineering of Mixed Matrix Membranes for Water Treatment, Protective Coating, and Gas Separation' supervised by Prof. Niveen Khashab. His research is focused on Mixed Matrix Membranes, particularly on design and fabrication of nano-fillers to impart target functionality to the membrane. Applications include gas separation, water treatment, and protective coatings.

Nasser Alaslai - PhD Graduate. Translating Research to Industry

Oct 30, 2017

AMPM Center is committed to translating research to industry in Saudi Arabia. One way we do this is by advanced education of industry staff who take their learning and apply it in their companies to create innovation and economic benefit. An outstanding example is our most recent PhD graduate, Saudi national Nasser Alaslai. Saudi Aramco supported him, after 10 years' work experience, to join Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials (AMPM) Center to undertake graduate research into an important industry problem: removal of carbon dioxide (CO2) from natural gas which comes out of the ground as a mixture of valuable methane with nitrogen, carbon dioxide, water, hydrogen sulphide and other contaminants. Now Nasser will return to Saudi Aramco and implement what he has learned and discovered himself in research.

Meet our New Staff: Wojciech Ogieglo

Oct 25, 2017

​Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials (AMPM) Center welcomes Dr. Wojciech Ogieglo, who joins Prof. Ingo Pinnau's group as Research Scientist. He will be researching transport performance and relation to composition of thin film composite membranes based on polymers of intrinsic microporosity. ​

Michael Hickner: Visiting Professor - Penn State University

Oct 17, 2017

​Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials (AMPM) Center welcomes Michael Hickner, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry, and Chemical Engineering at Penn State University as Visiting Professor. Prof. Hickner is planning of collaborating with the Center to deploy his home-made polymers for gas separation membranes.

Women scientists in AMPM Center - ‘Agents of Change’ Nature Index 2017 Saudi Arabia

Oct 05, 2017

The prestigious publication Nature Index 2017 Saudi Arabia recently published an article, The gender divide: Agents of change which analyzes evolution of education in Saudi Arabia. Five outstanding women working in science are highlighted as 'Agents of change'. Prof Niveen Khashab and Dr. Dalal Alezi are both associated with Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials (AMPM) Center at KAUST. Their hard work, talent and accomplishment at a young age is an inspiration for women all over the world.

Journey of Jamaliah - Ph.D. Graduate!

Oct 02, 2017

Jamaliah finished her Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering at Jordan University of Science and Technology in 2008. She was selected to receive a KAUST Discovery Scholarship for Master's degree in Chemical Engineering at Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center. Her research topic was a literature review on natural gas sweetening using membranes, under the supervision of Prof. Ingo Pinnau . "I am very happy and thankful to have been supervised by Prof. Ingo in my Master's research as he opened my eyes to membrane technology", she said.

Professor Khashab featured on France 24

Jun 12, 2017

​Professor Niveen Khashab, Associate Professor of Chemical Science, and her research group were recently featured on France 24. The France 24 video focused the group's use of nano-particles for cancer research.

Poster Prize Winner - Zhijie Chen

Jun 12, 2017

Zhijie Chen (PhD student in Professor Eddaoudi's group) was a Poster Prize winner at the recent Royal Society of Chemistry (Faraday Discussion) meeting in Edinburgh (UK).

Three doctoral students headed for Lindau

Jun 08, 2017

Dalal Alezi, Samah Mohamed and Yevhen Fatieiev, three KAUST doctoral students, have been chosen to attend the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, which will be held from June 25 to 30 in Lindau, Germany.

AMPM Faculty promotions

Jun 05, 2017

On the evening of May 8, ten KAUST faculty members were promoted at a gala dinner ceremony. KAUST President Jean-Lou Chameau and members of University leadership honored the accomplishments of the faculty by announcing the individual promotions to the distinguished professor, professor and associate professor designations.

MOFs provide a better way to remove water from gas

May 31, 2017

AMPM Center research: MOFs provide a better way to remove water from gas A breakthrough in generating water-stable metal-organic frameworks allows efficient removal of water from gases.

Congratulations to Professor Klaus-Viktor Peinemann

May 30, 2017

Congratulations to Professor Klaus-Viktor Peinemann on his recent research achievements with group members Luis Francisco Villalobos (Ph.D student) and Tiefan Huang (Postdoctoral Fellow) in cyclodextrin films. Please have a look at the must-watch video.

Promotion for Yu Han

May 21, 2017

Congratulations to Professor Yu Han on being promoted to full professor!