04 March, 2018Profesor Khaled Salama joins AMPM Center
AMPM Center Director, Prof. Mohamed Eddaoudi is delighted to announce that Khaled Salama, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, joins AMPM Center. Khaled research expertise will heighten the Center's mission to contribute to a science-based entrepreneurial economy finding toward creative and sustainable solutions for ever-increasing energy security and environmental sustainability.
20 February, 2018Mixed Matrix Membranes for prospective energy-efficient separation
Membrane-based gas separations can improve energy efficiency and reduce the environmental impact. The latest work led by the AMPM Center Director, Prof. Mohamed Eddaoudi, and his collaborators unveils the successful fabrication and integration of two class of materials, namely MOFs and polymers, into a hybrid membrane system named “Mixed Matrix Membrane” (MMM) with distinctive properties. The presented MMM offers an exceptional performance for two of the most important gas separation processes: the removal of CO2 and H2S from natural gas and the separation of the butane isomers.
18 February, 2018A delivery platform for gene-editing technology
A new delivery system for introducing gene-editing technology into cells could help safely and efficiently correct disease-causing mutations in patients.
The system, developed by KAUST scientists, is the first to use sponge-like ensembles of metal ions and organic molecules to coat the molecular components of the precision DNA-editing technology known as CRISPR/Cas9, allowing efficient release of the genome-editing machinery inside the cell.
13 February, 2018Prof. Yu Han’s research featured in Science
AMPM Center Professor Yu Han and co-workers at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) have developed a method that, for the first time, allows researchers to obtain atomic-resolution imaging of electron beam-sensitive materials which are previously considered unsuitable for transmission electron microscopy (TEM).
11 February, 2018International Day of Women and Girls in Science - Khashab harnesses nature’s genius for tiny deliveries
Niveen Khashab is a chemist with a passion for nanomaterials for building ‘miniature machines’ for biomedical, industrial and environmental applications. She designs biodegradable nanodelivery vehicles to carry drugs to specific organs, particle assemblies to deliver genetic material to silence cancer-causing genes, and nanoparticles to inject into wells to bring oil.
08 February, 2018Ali Alansari wins Lab Safety Award
Ali Alansari, a Senior Technical Specialist at AMPM Center, has been recognized for his work at the Functional Materials Design, Discovery & Development (FMD3) Laboratory. Congratulations Ali on winning Individual Lab Safety Award organized by the Health, Safety and Environment Department (HSE) at KAUST.
04 February, 2018Super-adsorbent MOF to control humidity
Humidity control is a vital aspect of air conditioning, but high energy requirements make conventional methods expensive and environmentally damaging. Researchers at KAUST have developed a metal-organic framework (MOF) that, within its range of applications, could control humidity in an eco-friendly and cost-effective way.
01 February, 2018SAMREF visits AMPM Center – Research to Industry!
Senior executives of SAMREF visited KAUST and AMPM Center to learn more about our research capabilities and potential for collaboration. Mohammad Al-Naghash, President & CEO, headed a large group of 17 executives from all branches of the company. AMPM Center Director, Prof. Mohamed Eddaoudi, welcomed our visitors and led the tour of Center facilities. SAMREF is an equally owned joint venture between Saudi Aramco and ExxonMobil. They own and operate Yanbu Refining Company.
30 January, 2018Prof. Niveen Khashab leads “Women in STEM” at WEP 2018
AMPM Center Prof. Niveen Khashab led 'Women in STEM' debating the role of women in science. This event was held during Winter Enrichment Program (WEP) 2018 was attended by forty people who took an active part in an inspiriting debate. Five women with different backgrounds and shared their stories of attaining excellence in their careers and discussed how mentors helped them along the way.