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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Center's "Optimal and Sustainable Design of Hybrid Co-generation Desalination Plants" Project Receives Media Attention Fall 2014 (9/26/2014)

Origianally released in the Journal of Membrane Science, findings by the Center project "Optimal and Sustainable Design of Hybrid Co-generation Desalination Plants" received extensive media attention this fall.  See inside for related articles


Summer Workshop at MIT (June 1-3, 2015)

KFUPM faculty and students travel to MIT to participate in Summer Workshop.  Day 1 workshop for Ibn Khaldun Fellowship for Saudi Women.

Water Leaks Projects