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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21 January, 2021

Taking sieving lessons from nature

Nanostructure-templated electrochemical polymerization enhances speed and selectivity in organic membrane-based processes.

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17 January, 2021

Broadening horizons for people with quadriplegia

An assistive technology uses magnetic skin to support freedom of movement for people with quadriplegia.

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31 December, 2020


Thanks to all the AMPM members and our partners for your effort and support during this challenging year. Here’s a quick look at the most significant achievements of the year.

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08 December, 2020

Molecular pores for thought

​Ultrathin porous films that can pluck out specific nanoscopic molecules could refine oil purification and drug development.

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02 December, 2020

Thinking outside the cage

Molecular cages, in which guest molecules cling to the cages’ outer surfaces rather than enter an internal cavity, could cut the environmental impact of separating mixtures of industrial chemicals, research from KAUST suggests.

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22 November, 2020

AI plots sustainable materials

Machine learning could teach us how to make the manufacturing of materials cleaner and more sustainable by taking a holistic view to identify the greenest production method, suggest KAUST researchers.

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19 November, 2020

AMPM Center’s faculty listed as Highly Cited Researchers 2020

​We are very delighted and proud to announce that Professors Mohamed Eddaoudi, Yu Han and Omar F. Mohammed Abdelsaboor from the Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Center at KAUST are listed as the world’s most-cited researchers for 2020.

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17 November, 2020

Sensors get a laser shape up

A simple method developed at KAUST uses laser beams to create graphene electrodes that have better performance than those produced through older methods.

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