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.

In the Fall of 2015, the Center for Clean Water for Clean Energy at MIT was thrilled to welcome a dozen exchange students from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals for a semester of study at MIT. In January, the Center was sad to say goodbye to our new friends from KFUPM. We asked them about their experience at MIT, and they had this to say:

About the Lab Atmosphere:

  • The lab environment at MIT is really great.
  • The way labs were introduced is very beneficial. It gives freedom to the student to not only follow the manual.

On the Cultural Exchange:

  • [My semester at MIT] made me realize how huge and full of different people of different interests the world is!
  • MIT was [a] great and welcoming environment for me, and I was really comfortable.

And, on the whole experience, one student noted,

  • It was one of the best experiences I've ever had and would [do] it all over again if I could.

We are thrilled to hear that our students had an enjoyable and academically stimulating time at MIT. We wish them all the best for the future!

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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).

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