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 'Rational Design of Nanomaterials and Nanosurfaces for Sustainable Energy Driven Clean Water Production". 
Specific Research Interests: 
  • Solar-driven photothermal processess for clean water production and water desalination
  • Zero-liquid discharge desalination
  • Atmospheric water harvesting
  • Smart materials with special wettability