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.
"When I arrived at MIT everyone I met was very friendly and warm. Things at MIT seem well organized and move very fast. The collaboration between MIT and KFUPM has helped to broaden my horizons in terms of cultural, social and technical points of view. I have seen and learned from the faculty and students things like time management, professionalism, responsibility, safety and so on. The transfer of technical knowledge is also exciting and one of the greatest advantages of my visit to MIT. I believe that MIT’s students and post-docs would also benefit from time spent at KFUPM, particularly to enhance the cultural and social point of view.
I specifically am grateful that everyone is willing to hear and value someone else’s ideas or opinions no matter how simple they may seem."
"Researchers at MIT and in Saudi Arabia have developed a new way of making surfaces that can actively control how fluids or particles move across them. The work might enable new kinds of biomedical or microfluidic devices, or solar panels that could automatically clean themselves of dust and grit."