30 October, 2017Nasser Alaslai - PhD Graduate. Translating Research to Industry
AMPM Center is committed to translating research to industry in Saudi Arabia. One way we do this is by advanced education of industry staff who take their learning and apply it in their companies to create innovation and economic benefit. An outstanding example is our most recent PhD graduate, Saudi national Nasser Alaslai. Saudi Aramco supported him, after 10 years' work experience, to join Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials (AMPM) Center to undertake graduate research into an important industry problem: removal of carbon dioxide (CO2) from natural gas which comes out of the ground as a mixture of valuable methane with nitrogen, carbon dioxide, water, hydrogen sulphide and other contaminants. Now Nasser will return to Saudi Aramco and implement what he has learned and discovered himself in research.
25 October, 2017Meet our New Staff: Wojciech Ogieglo
Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials (AMPM) Center welcomes Dr. Wojciech Ogieglo, who joins Prof. Ingo Pinnau's group as Research Scientist. He will be researching transport performance and relation to composition of thin film composite membranes based on polymers of intrinsic microporosity.
17 October, 2017Michael Hickner: Visiting Professor - Penn State University
Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials (AMPM) Center welcomes Michael Hickner, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry, and Chemical Engineering at Penn State University as Visiting Professor. Prof. Hickner is planning of collaborating with the Center to deploy his home-made polymers for gas separation membranes.
05 October, 2017Women scientists in AMPM Center - ‘Agents of Change’ Nature Index 2017 Saudi Arabia
The prestigious publication Nature Index 2017 Saudi Arabia recently published an article, The gender divide: Agents of change which analyzes evolution of education in Saudi Arabia. Five outstanding women working in science are highlighted as 'Agents of change'. Prof Niveen Khashab and Dr. Dalal Alezi are both associated with Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials (AMPM) Center at KAUST. Their hard work, talent and accomplishment at a young age is an inspiration for women all over the world.
02 October, 2017Journey of Jamaliah - Ph.D. Graduate!
Jamaliah finished her Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering at Jordan University of Science and Technology in 2008. She was selected to receive a KAUST Discovery Scholarship for Master's degree in Chemical Engineering at Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center. Her research topic was a literature review on natural gas sweetening using membranes, under the supervision of Prof. Ingo Pinnau . "I am very happy and thankful to have been supervised by Prof. Ingo in my Master's research as he opened my eyes to membrane technology", she said.
05 June, 2017AMPM Faculty promotions
On the evening of May 8, ten KAUST faculty members were promoted at a gala dinner ceremony. KAUST President Jean-Lou Chameau and members of University leadership honored the accomplishments of the faculty by announcing the individual promotions to the distinguished professor, professor and associate professor designations.
31 May, 2017MOFs provide a better way to remove water from gas
AMPM Center research: MOFs provide a better way to remove water from gas A breakthrough in generating water-stable metal-organic frameworks allows efficient removal of water from gases.
30 May, 2017Congratulations to Professor Klaus-Viktor Peinemann
Congratulations to Professor Klaus-Viktor Peinemann on his recent research achievements with group members Luis Francisco Villalobos (Ph.D student) and Tiefan Huang (Postdoctoral Fellow) in cyclodextrin films. Please have a look at the must-watch video.
09 April, 2017Realizing a new materials horizon
From February 20 to February 23 the AMPMC hosted an exciting research conference. It brought together international experts from academia and industry from the membranes and porous materials fields for three days of discussion and events, including a poster session on February 21.
09 April, 2017Professor Niveen Khashab receives global honor
Associate Professor Niveen Khashab of the AMPM center was honored with a 2017 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award in the field of physical science for her research in organic chemistry, and in particular for her research in smart hybrid materials.
01 March, 2015Advanced Membranes & Porous Materials Center Hosts KAUST Research Conference
From February 23-25, KAUST’s Advanced Membranes & Porous Materials Center (AMPMC) hosted the AMPMC/KAUST Research Conference: Recent Developments in Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials for Energy, Environmental and Water Applications.