01 November, 2020

Professor Suzana Nunes receives LEWAS award

AMPM Center's Professor Suzana Nunes has received the Leadership Excellence for Women Awards and Symposium (LEWAS) Award for her expertise and contribution to the Chemical and Environmental Science and Engineering, Polymer and Membrane Science. Congratulations!

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01 November, 2020

Boosting the capacity of supercapacitors

A porous organic material created at KAUST could significantly improve energy storage and delivery by supercapacitors, which are devices that are able to deliver quick and powerful bursts of energy.

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27 August, 2020

Genduso wins NAMS Young Membrane Scientist Award

Genduso is the recent recipient of the prestigious 2020 NAMS Young Membrane Scientist Awards, selected among five early-career researchers in membrane science and technology, and he has indeed chosen an influential field.

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23 August, 2020

A light touch for membrane selectivit

Membranes that change their pore size in response to external stimuli, such as pH, heat and light, are set to transform separation science and technology. Such smart membranes developed by KAUST researchers display tunable pore size, which means they can selectively separate compounds according to their size when exposed to different light wavelengths.

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11 August, 2020

Space invaders as MOFs act as liquids

Innovative materials called metal organic frameworks (MOFs) could become much more versatile following research that shows that they can be manipulated as liquids.

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09 August, 2020

Porous crystals harvest light

Drawing inspiration from photosynthesis, KAUST researchers have developed a new spin on metal organic frameworks (MOFs) that could help solar cells to gather more energy from the Sun.

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23 July, 2020

New spin brings rapid rescue from oil spills

An intrinsically porous polymer with a very high internal surface area could be an ideal material for soaking up spilled oil. Researchers from KAUST have identified a polymer that can be formed into robust, reusable mats to rapidly adsorb spilled oil, fuel or organic solvents from the surface of fresh or salt water.

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14 June, 2020

Ingo Pinnau named 2020 NAMS fellow

Founding Director of the Advanced Mem­branes and Porous Materials (AMPM) Center, Profesor lngo Pinnau, has been named a 2020 Fellow of the North American Membrane Society (NAMS).

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11 May, 2020

Early warning sensor sniffs out cities' harmful gas

The design for an electronic sensor that sounds the alarm if toxic industrial and vehicle-exhaust gases exceed safe levels could lead to cleaner air in many cities. KAUST researchers have developed a small, low-cost device that senses nitrogen dioxide (NO2); it could be deployed in potential hotspots around cities, alerting authorities if levels of the harmful gas start to spike.

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03 May, 2020

Exciting New Technology Makes BPA Water Testing More Efficient

Led by Electrical Engineering professor Khaled Nabil Salama, Beduk and team in the Advanced Membranes and Porus Materials Center developed a brand new sensor specifically designed to make the analysis of BPA from direct environmental water sources more effective and more efficient.

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13 April, 2020

Sensing a heart attack before it strikes

A wearable electronic device that alerts at-risk patients and their doctors that an acute heart attack is imminent could be developed using sensor technology created at KAUST.

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30 March, 2020

A chemical embrace from the perfect host

An industrial process that currently consumes vast amounts of energy in petrochemical plants around the globe could be replaced by an alternative process so efficient that it requires no heating or elevated pressure.

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25 March, 2020

Postdoctoral Fellow Focus: Mahmoud Abdulhamid

At KAUST, Abdulhamid is currently working on developing organic compounds to be used in manufacturing polymers with porous properties for organic solvent nanofiltration, oil removal and gas separation.

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19 March, 2020

The power of light for internet of underwater things

Light can simultaneously transfer energy and data to underwater devices, but there’s a long way to go before these systems can be deployed.

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16 December, 2019

COMMENCEMENT 2019 - Congratulations to AMPM Center Graduates!

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

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03 December, 2019

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

​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.

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02 December, 2019

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

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.

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20 November, 2019

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

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19 November, 2019

Stabilizing ligands make nanoclusters brighter

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

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22 October, 2019

Waste plastic converted into filtration membranes

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.

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