Tunable physical, chemical, optical, electrical, mechanical, thermal, and magnetic 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 Clean Water and Energy Production". 
Specific Research Interests: 
  • Smart materials with special wettability for water collection, oil/water separation
  • Light-to-heat conversion materials for water distillation and desalination
  • Catalytic nanomaterials for energy efficient clean water and energy production​
  • Emerging 2D materials for molecular separation