To be recognized as a leading research center for membranes and water security.


  • To pursue solutions for local and global challenges.
  • To provide superior educational and research experience.
  • To scale-up and commercialize the research output.

Research Areas

Fouling & Scaling of Membranes

The major control and remediation strategies include (i) preparation of antif...

Brine Management & Mining

Tackle the issue of managing brine from RO plants by investigating and implem...

Sulfate Free Seawater for Oil an...

Researchers from the center are actively involved in the fabrication of high-...

Treatment of Produced Water/Indu...

Membrane separation technology is a promising and efficient oil/water separat...



TOC Analyzer

JASCO V-750 UV-Visible Spectrophotometer

KRUSS DSA25 Drop Shape Analyzer

Porometer-MEMCAST: Automated membrane casting machine

Latest News

New Publications
01 Jan 2021 @ 08:00 AM

Ten papers added to recent publications by the center scientists.

New Appointment
01 Sep 2022 @ 08:00 AM

IRC-MWS welcomes our new Post-Doctoral Fellow Dr. Sani Isah Abba who joined the center


Seminar: Technology Commercialization Pro...
01 Feb 2023 @ 10:00 AM
KFUPM, Bldg. 15, RI Auditorium, 4004

The speaker will present the story of a commercialized water innovation.

Seminar: Myths versus Reality: Smart and P...
09 Nov 2022 @ 05:30 PM
Online via Zoom

Technologies is innovating at the intersection of molecular design and precision engineering, to ...

Seminar: Development of novel membranes fo...
25 Oct 2021 @ 11:00 AM
Online via Zoom

The developments of biomimetic reverse osmosis (RO) membranes with aquaporins and without aquapor...

Forum: Progress in Brine Mining and Lithiu...
23 Feb 2022 @ 05:00 PM
Online via Zoom

Recent advances in brine mining are discussed, membrane technologies for lithium mining are highl...