Two dimensional nanomaterial based membranes for water filtration and photothermal desalination

Monday, March 20, 2017
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Job Rank: 
postdoc and PhD students
Job Institution: 
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Job Description: 

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), founded in 2009, is an international, graduate research University located on the shores of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia. KAUST is dedicated to advancing science and engineering through interdisciplinary research, education and innovation. It was announced in 2013 that KAUST had one of the fastest growing research and citation records in the world and in the 2016 Nature Index Rising Stars was ranked #19 in the world of the fastest rising universities for high quality research output. KAUST was ranked #1 in the world in citations per faculty ranking indicator as per QS World University Rankings for 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.

Two postdoc positions are available in the Environmental Nanotechnology group at KAUST on two topics (1) two dimensional nanomaterial (graphene, MXene, MoS2, etc.) based membranes for water filtration; (2) photothermal based water desalination.

Although prior experiences on the research topics are not required, the applicants are expected to have (1) suitable background in conventional water treatment, or membrane based water treatment, or nanomaterials, (2) strong publication track record; (3) good command of oral and written English; (4) good teamwork spirit. Postdoc compensation at KAUST is highly competitive globally. Health insurance, free housing (fully furnished), relocation allowance, and yearly round-trip air tickets to the home country of the postdoc fellows will be provided by the university free-of-charge.  

Interested applicants should send their detailed CV, and the names and contact information for three references to: Professor Peng Wang ( More information about the research focuses in the KAUST Environmental Nanotechnology group can be found at:

Only the short-listed applicants will be contacted. The positions are available immediately until filled and the positions are initially for one or two years, with possibility for renewal depending on satisfactory research progress.

Those who are interested in doing PhD at KAUST in the Environmental Nanotechnology group are also encouraged to submit their applications to Professor Peng Wang.