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.
"I came to MIT to work as a postdoctoral associate in the Center of Clean Water and Clean Energy after I got my PhD from KFUPM in June, same year. The first person I met was the director of the center, Professor John Lienhard who greeted me and led me to the information office at MIT, where he picked up some brochures, maps and many useful staff for me. The community at MIT was totally new for me, so over the first couple of weeks, I have been exploring this wild and weird place called MIT and trying to communicate with as many students, faculty, and staff as possible in order to get a taste of the MIT flavor. This is being continuously achieved through the social gathering events in the Center of Clean Water and Clean Energy and attending of regular seminar and colloquium series. On the other hand, working on the clean water research project let me recognize the importance of this research field and opened new doors of research ideas for me."
It is with deep sadness that we report the passing of our dear friend Dr. B. Jabbar Abdul Aleem, Administrator for the collaboration at KFUPM. A member of the Center administration since its inception and Principal Investigator on the Center’s project, Abdul Aleem was a dedicated colleague in addition to being a kind and generous friend to all at MIT and KFUPM. He will be sorely missed.
As was his deep belief may Allah guide and protect his friends and family during this difficult time.