06 December, 2017

AMPM Center Director Mohamed Eddaoudi at Sci-Café: Energy - What are the Solutions?

Sci-Café is an interactive discussion between KAUST faculty, researchers, students and community members. This event is open to all members of the community to ask questions, discuss science and discover something new! The latest Sci-Café addressed the issue of world energy sources and sustainability. Panelists included Profs. Mohamed Eddaoudi (Director, KAUST AMPM Center), Iain McCulloch (Director, KAUST Solar Center) and Jorge Gascon (Director, KAUST Catalysis Center).

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20 November, 2017

AMPM Center Director Mohamed Eddaoudi, listed once more as a Highly Cited Researcher

Mohamed Eddaoudi, Director of the Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials (AMPM) Center at KAUST is listed as a Highly Cited Researcher for the fourth year in a row. His research ranks among the top 1% most cited works in his field and during its year of publication, earning the mark of exceptional impact. “It is a great honor to be part of this privileged list once more and since the inception of this new highly cited researcher ranking model”, Prof. Eddaoudi says.

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15 November, 2017

AMPM talent injected into KAUST startup! - Yevhen Fatieiev, Ph.D. Graduate

After the hard work of a Ph.D. most graduates have to make a tough choice between a career in academia or big industry. Yevhen Fatieiev chose a different path! Just graduated from Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials (AMPM) Center he looked for new business models based on innovation and joined Scimagine, a startup founded in KAUST.

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08 November, 2017

Mohamed Amen Hammami, Ph.D Graduate - Motivation to Success!

​Congratulations to Dr. Mohamed Amen Hammami! Amen, as he likes to be called, successfully defended his thesis 'Engineering of Mixed Matrix Membranes for Water Treatment, Protective Coating, and Gas Separation' supervised by Prof. Niveen Khashab. His research is focused on Mixed Matrix Membranes, particularly on design and fabrication of nano-fillers to impart target functionality to the membrane. Applications include gas separation, water treatment, and protective coatings.

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30 October, 2017

Nasser 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.

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25 October, 2017

Meet 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. ​

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17 October, 2017

Michael 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.

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05 October, 2017

Women 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.

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02 October, 2017

Journey 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.

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12 June, 2017

Poster Prize Winner - Zhijie Chen

Zhijie Chen (PhD student in Professor Eddaoudi's group) was a Poster Prize winner at the recent Royal Society of Chemistry (Faraday Discussion) meeting in Edinburgh (UK).

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12 June, 2017

Professor Khashab featured on France 24

​Professor Niveen Khashab, Associate Professor of Chemical Science, and her research group were recently featured on France 24. The France 24 video focused the group's use of nano-particles for cancer research.

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08 June, 2017

Three doctoral students headed for Lindau

Dalal Alezi, Samah Mohamed and Yevhen Fatieiev, three KAUST doctoral students, have been chosen to attend the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, which will be held from June 25 to 30 in Lindau, Germany.

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05 June, 2017

AMPM 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.

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31 May, 2017

MOFs 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.

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30 May, 2017

Congratulations 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.

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21 May, 2017

Promotion for Yu Han

Congratulations to Professor Yu Han on being promoted to full professor!

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09 April, 2017

Realizing 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.

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09 April, 2017

Professor 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.

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26 April, 2016

Promotion for Niveen Khashab

​Congratulations Niveen Khashab! Niveen is prompted from Assistant to Associate Professor in Chemical Science. Prof Niveen is a Foundation faculty member and leads the Smart Hybrid Materials group.

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01 March, 2015

Advanced 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.

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