11 May, 2020Early 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.
03 May, 2020Exciting 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.
19 March, 2020The 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.
16 December, 2019COMMENCEMENT 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.
03 December, 2019RESEARCH 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.
02 December, 2019Ph.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.
20 November, 2019AMPM 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.
22 October, 2019Waste 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.
17 October, 2019AMPM Center's postdoctoral fellows win Young Scientist awards at Euroanalysis XX Conference
Eloise Bihar and Abdellatif Ait Lahcen, postdoctoral fellows from KAUST Professor Khaled Salama's Sensors Lab, recently won awards for their talks at the Young Scientist Competition, part of the Euroanalysis XX Conference.
11 September, 2019Professor Mohamed Eddaoudi has been awarded the Abdul Hameed Shoman Prize
AMPM center director, Professor Mohamed Eddaoudi has been awarded the Abdul Hameed Shoman Prize for Arab Researchers for this years’ topic 'Renewable Energy'.
07 August, 2019Student Focus: Mohammed Al-Alouni
The conversion of crude oil to petrochemicals via innovation and technology is one of the major research focuses of KAUST Ph.D. student Mohammed Al-Alouni. Al-Alouni works in both the University's Advanced Membranes & Porous Materials Center and the Catalysis Center under the supervision of KAUST Professor Yu Han.
14 July, 2019PhD student Ainur Yerzhankyzy wins the best poster presentation award
Ph.D. student Ainur Yerzhankyzy, working under the guidance of Prof. Ingo Pinnau at the Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center, was awarded the 'Best Poster Presentation' at the 12th conference of the Aseanian Membrane Society (AMS 12) held in Jeju, Korea on July 2 – 5, 2019.
26 June, 2019Imperfection is OK for better MOFs
Perfect crystals are not necessarily the most useful. Defects in the ordered crystalline structure of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) could tailor these versatile materials for specific applications. KAUST researchers have already developed a pioneering method to image the defects using transmission electron microscopy. They now report that creating specific defects, visualizing them, and investigating their chemical effects takes the exploration of MOFs to new levels of detail and control.
09 May, 2019Zhiping Lai, promoted to the rank of Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center congratulates Zhiping Lai for being promoted to the rank of Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering. On the evening of May 8, KAUST celebrated this promotion, amongst others, at a faculty recognition gala dinner.