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 Researchers Recognized During the MIT MechE Annual Student Awards (5/14/2015)

The Center sends its Congratulations to:

Iman S. Bozchalooi - Carl G. Sontheimer Prize Winner

Michael S. Boutilier - Wunsch Foundation Silent Hoist and Crane Award Winner and

Kishor Nayar - Third Place Winner in Graduate Science of the Luis de Florez Award


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