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 PhD candidate Feras M. Kafiah team learder for ConCure Team, winners of the KFUPM Entrepreneruship Institute's Concept to Prototype Competition (C2P) and 2nd Venture Concept Competition (2VCC) (7/14/2014)

Feras M. Kafiah is a PhD candidate with Center PI Dr. Tahar Laoui at KFUPM.  With team members Mohammad A. Khalil and Mohammad A. Khalil he developed the ConCure blanket to aid in the curing of concrete in dry climates and won first prize in both the Concept to Prototype Competition (C2P) and 2nd Venture Concept Competition (2VCC) held by the KFUPM Entrepreneurship Institute

View photos from the competitions


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

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