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 Nano-design for Sustainable Energy Driven Clean Water Production". 
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​
  • Special wettability materials 
  • Smart cooling and heating