Tunable properties of nanomaterials inspire innovation and thus provide unprecedented opportunities for solving grand environmental challenges of our times, such as environmental pollution, water scarcity, energy shortage, in a sustainable way. Led by Professor Peng Wang, KAUST Environmental Nanotechnology Laboratory (ENL), conducts application-oriented research and has a clear research focus on nano-enabled sustainable energy driven clean water production and wastewater treatment. 
Specific Research Interests: 
  • Solar-driven photothermal processes for clean water production
  • Solar crystallization based brine treatment and desalination with zero liquid discharge
  • Atmospheric water harvesting​ for potable water production
  • Special wettability materials for industrial oily wastewater treatment