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."

Farid Fadhillah, 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 .


Winter Workshop at KFUPM (Jan. 18 - 21, 2016)

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

Water Leaks Projects