Some of the fastest video cameras ever developed have been used by Kaust researchers to clarify how molecular-scale changes to water surfaces may impact the performance of industrial-scale purifications.
An ultrathin, lightweight, porous polymeric membrane designed at Kaust can turn the N95 respirator into a reusable facemask while potentially improving its ability to keep out Sars-Cov-2, the virus that causes Covid-19.
A collaborative study between the groups of materials scientist Husam Alshareef at Kaust and medical imaging expert Abdulkader A. Alkenawi at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences reveals a way to remotely charge a battery using a soft, biocompatible material that absorbs sound waves passed through the body.
Conventional wastewater disinfection using chlorine could facilitate the spread of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria. Treating some types of wastewater with ultraviolet (UV) light instead could be part of the solution, according to a study at Kaust’s Water Desalination and Reuse Center.
A team of Kaust scientists used a shock tube coupled with laser diagnostics to study the rapid cascade of chemical reactions set in motion when fuel combusts. Their data can help in the design of cleaner, more efficient engines and fuels than are currently available. The insights gained could also be used to study reactions in the air that generate or remove pollutants, or even to study the atmospheric conditions of distant planets.
Researchers from multiple disciplines are working together at Kaust to develop bioelectronics that can detect diseases, treat cancers and track marine animals; they may even discover the next generation of computing systems..