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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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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