Kaust researchers, who attended the "Climate change" conference COP 22 in Morocco this November, will share their presentations.
Boon Ooi: How one innovation can cut global electricity use by up to 10% and produce clean fuel.
The International Energy Agency and other organizations estimate that lighting accounts for 10% to 20% of global energy usage. At KAUST, we are developing new technology to generate white light out of semiconductor laser, which can save up to 50% of the electricity used for lighting. In addition to these savings, our work opens the door for substantially improving energy efficiency in applications such as indoor horticulture, and moves us further toward the ultimate goal of producing limitless clean fuel (hydrogen) out of solar energy.
Youssef Belmabkhout - KAUST Advanced Materials for the Effective and Energy Efficient Capture of CO2: A Prospective and Disruptive Technology for the Reduction of the Carbon Footprint
Meeting energy demands while addressing potential climate changes is recognized to be a viable approach to pave the way toward cleaner and affordable oil supply for future generations in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia and worldwide. Development of novel affordable technological solutions permitting the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, particularly carbon dioxide (CO2), is regarded as a key step toward fossil fuel based environmentally sustainable energy. AT KAUST a multidisciplinary Team led by Prof Mohamed Eddaoudi and Dr Youssef Belmabkhout, developed a new generation of advanced adsorbents from a family of Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs).
Ibrahim Hoteit - A Data-Driven Modeling System for Studying and Predicting the Circulation and the Climate of the Red Sea
Present our efforts to develop an advanced integrated system of data-driven numerical models and required infrastructure of big data handling and analysis tools to study and predict the circulation and the climate of the Red Sea. Examples of how such a system could be beneficial for scientific discoveries, technological advances, and national environmental and industrial applications will be presented.
To learn more watch the videos recorded during the COP 22:
Boon S. Ooi is a Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at KAUST. His research includes the study of high-speed optoelectronics materials and devices, optical wireless communications and sensors. He is serving on the editorial board of the Optics Express and IEEE Photonics Journal. He is an elected Fellow of the United States National Academy of Inventors, and a Fellow of OSA, SPIE, and InstP.
Dr Ibrahim Hoteit is Associate Professor, Earth Science and Engineering at KAUST. His research focuses on the effective use and integration of dynamical models and observations to simulate, study and predict earth fluid systems. This involves developing and implementing numerical models and data inversion, assimilation, and uncertainty quantification techniques suitable for large scale applications. Current research projects include:
- Modeling, understanding and predicting the Red Sea physics and biology
- Predicting marine and weather extreme events (storm surge, flooding, tsunami)
- Reservoir history matching.
Dr. Youssef Belmabkhout is Senior Research Scientist. His interests embrace research and development of materials and processes in different fields such as gas/liquid separation, gas storage, toxic gases removal, CO2 capture and sequestration. My research interests are extended in multidisciplinary complementary areas from chemistry, physical chemistry, physics to chemical engineering (applications). The ultimate objective is to develop tailored materials and their related processes for specific applications relevant to energy security and environmental sustainability.
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