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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26 June, 2019

Imperfection 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.

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29 April, 2018

Lining MOF pockets to detect noxious gases

A porous material with tailor-made pockets stitched into its structure is a promising material for sensing noxious gases. A thin film of the material, coated onto an electrode, formed an electronic sensor that could detect traces of sulfur dioxide gas1. The sensor is a significant step toward real-world devices that can sniff out dangerous gases in real air.

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24 April, 2018

Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture tours AMPM Center

​On Monday April 23rd, AMPM Center hosted a delegation from Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture (MEWA). Our guests were consultants specialized in climate change visiting KAUST to learn more about Research Centers and how they are contributing to environmental sustainability.

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18 April, 2018

Dr. Shuvo Datta - Meet Our Newest Staff

We are delighted to introduce Dr. Shuvo Datta, Research Scientist, who leads our Mixed Matrix Membrane group. Shuvo brings to our Center years of experience and commitment to develop scalable and economical MOF-membrane based separation technologies.

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02 April, 2018

Post-doctoral Positions Available

​Post-docs are sought with experience in the general area of MOFs. The ideal candidate should have strong back ground in chemical synthesis of metal organic frameworks (MOFs). Additional experience with MOF thin film deposition and/or electrochemical testing is a plus.

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27 March, 2018

AMPM Center features in NATDP Research Fair 2018

AMPM Center featured in the third Symposium of the National Academic Talent Development Program (NATDP) held in KAUST Auditorium on Thursday, March 22, 2018. The event was attended by a total of 125 Professors and Scholars from 22 Universities throughout the Kingdom.

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08 March, 2018

Zhijie Chen, Ph.D. Graduate – An Amazing Journey

Zhijie Chen successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation on March 1, 2018. His thesis entitled " Reticular Chemistry for the Highly Connected Porous Crystalline Frameworks and Their Potential Applications" was well received by committee members Profs. Xixiang Zhang (KAUST), Yu Han (KAUST) and Leonard J. Barbour (University of Stellenbosch).

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05 March, 2018

A light touch for revealing atomic frameworks

Materials that normally become damaged inside electron microscopes can now be imaged with atom-scale resolution. To understand how atomic structure impacts biological function and chemical behavior, researchers often turn to high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM). Many compounds, however, are too sensitive for these microscopes as powerful electron beams can knock out atoms or cause adverse heating. A team from KAUST has now developed a set of tools that can minimize beam damage in HRTEM using low doses of electrons.

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