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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 Saudi Arabia and KFUPM was a great life experience. More practically, face-to-face discussions with counterparts have improved the quality of our collaboration."

Mike Kozlowski, Masters Student at MIT

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Center's "Engineered Dust" project headed by Profs. Kripa Varanasi and Numan Abu-Dheir featured in MIT News (8/1/2014)

"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."

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Winter Workshop at KFUPM (January 6-8, 2015)

MIT faculty and students travel to KFUPM to participate in our Winter Workshop.

Water Leaks Projects