18 May, 2022

Abdullah Al-Ghamdi, received Regeneron Young Scientist Awards at ISEF

Abdullah Al-Ghamdi, 17, of Dammam, Saudi Arabia, who did a Winter Internship Program at Prof. Eddaoudi's group, received one of two Regeneron Young Scientist Awards of $50,000

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10 April, 2022

Good gene therapy comes in small packages

In biomedicine, metal-organic frameworks can be used to deliver pharmaceuticals around the human body. A KAUST-led team has developed a MOF-based system for getting DNA across cell membranes into target cells.

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10 March, 2022

Easing oxygen's evolution

An electrode made from inexpensive earth-abundant metals bubbles with potential for green fuel production.

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03 March, 2022

Super scintillators enable X-ray detection at an ultralow level

Sensitive and flexible scintillation screens bring better X-ray imaging.

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23 February, 2022

Perovskites used to make efficient artificial retina

Inspired by the human eye, a neuromorphic vision system recognizes handwritten numbers.

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20 February, 2022

A date for greener membranes

Membranes made from date seed biomass could provide a greener and more cost-effective alternative for industrial separation.

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27 January, 2022

Shrimply the best composite membranes

A team of KAUST chemical engineers has designed a sustainable thin-film composite membrane made from a natural nontoxic polymer derived from shrimp shell waste.

Copyright © 2022, American Chemical Society. Original artwork created by Hassan Tahini, KAUST.

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20 December, 2021


Congratulations to all AMPM Center Graduates of this 2021 year and all the ones who did not have their ceremony in 2020, due to the COVID pandemic, and were celebrating with 2021 graduates!

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16 November, 2021

Highly Cited Researchers 2021

We are proud to have three of our @AMPM_Center faculty listed once again in the 2021 List of Highly Cited Researchers, by Clarivate. Prof. Mohamed Eddaoudi, Prof. Yu Han and Prof. Omar F. Mohammed Abdelsaboor. Congratulations on well-deserved recognition!

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17 September, 2021

New Faculty Announcement: Dr. Carlos Grande, appointed as Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

The Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center is pleased to announce that Dr. Carlos Grande is appointed as Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering as of August 2021.

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07 September, 2021

Helping semiconductors find a cooler way to relax

Extending the lifetime of hot electrons could help make solar cells more efficient.

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01 September, 2021

Sieving ions with a polymer membrane

Polymer membranes with precisely controlled, uniform and very small pore structure could bring ion-sieving capacity to many applications.

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15 July, 2021

Sweet spot for membrane thickness offers sustainable separations

Perfecting the dimensions of chemical separation membranes is a step toward a sustainable chemical industry.

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03 June, 2021

Electrochemical cell harvests lithium from seawater

The system offers an economical way to source essential battery material.

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09 March, 2021

A cool chemical separation technology

A diverse category of porous materials can separate and purify key industrial chemicals at low temperatures.

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04 March, 2021

Porous crystal guides reaction to transform CO2

Metal organic framework helps silver catalyst to turn greenhouse gas into useful chemical feedstock.

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18 February, 2021

Locked MOFs are the key to high porosity

Sophisticated geometry design gives rise to a new form of crystalline material.

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11 February, 2021

Get a load of ZIF! Better delivery of cancer immunotherapy

An antibody loaded onto a porous metal organic framework is released by the acidic environment that surrounds tumors, avoiding the adverse effects of administering the antibody alone.

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