This Center is a partnership between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) Mechanical Engineering Departments. Our collaboration focuses on research in desalination, low carbon energy, related areas of design and manufacturing as well as curriculum development in Mechanical Engineering.

"Visiting KFUPM in Dhahran was a great experience. I had never been to the Middle East so I did not know what to expect. However, once I met with the professors and students at KFUPM, it felt almost as if I was back at MIT. Being able to discuss research problems and ideas face to face tremendously helped in moving our project forward. Also, establishing a personal connection with the students really taught me a lot about graduate schools in Saudi Arabia... and how struggling through problem sets and research does not have a language or cultural barrier"

Tom Humplik, MIT PhD Student

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Gradiant Corporation Receives IDA Emerging Leaders in Achievement Award (10/2/2015)

MIT Alumnus Dr. Prakash Narayan Govindan (PhD '12) was awarded the Emerging Leaders Achievement Award at the 2015 International Desalination Association's  World Congress on Desalination and Water Reuse for his role as CTO of Gradiant Corporation .


Summer Workshop at MIT (May 30 - June 1, 2016)

The Center for Clean Water and Clean Energy (CCWCE) Final Summer Workshop is scheduled for May 30th  to June 1st  (Monday through Wednesday).

Water Leaks Projects