Ph.D., Environmental Science and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
M.A., Environmental Science and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
M.S., Environmental Science, Sun Yat-Sen University, China
B.S., Environmental Science, Nanjing University, China
2014-Present: Associate Professor, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
2009-2014: Assistant Professor, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
2008-2008: Postdoctoral Fellow, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Five-Year Service Award, 05/2015, KAUST
Community Recycling Champion, 07/2014, KAUST
Certificate of Merit Award, American Chemical Society, Division of Environmental Chemistry, 2013
Fellowship, University of California Toxic Substances Research and Training Program (TSR&TP) for Nanotoxicology, 2006-2007
Keller Water Quality Award, Bren School, UCSB, 2003-2004
“The Most Hardworking and Dedicated” Award – Voted by Class of 2004, Master of Environmental Science and Management, Bren School, UCSB, 2002-2004
Jeff Dozier Fellowship, Bren School, UCSB, 2002-2004
INNOVATIONS IN DESALINATION PROCESSES & SYSTEMS
Activities are focused on membrane distillation (MD), integrating MD with forward osmosis (FO) e.g. FO-MD process, and hybrid systems using adsorption desalination (AD), e.g. AD-MED and AD-MD.
BIOTECHNOLOGIES FOR WASTEWATER REUSE (ENERGY HARVESTING/MINIMIZATION & NUTRIENT RECOVERY)
The aim of this Theme is to develop advanced biological wastewater treatment technologies for water reuse and energy harvesting. A focus area within Theme B is anaerobic processes coupled with membrane technology.
MATERIALS AND MEMBRANES FOR WATER, ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
This Theme promotes innovations in water purification/desalination and reuse through rational design, synthesis and application of new (nano)materials, membranes, and multi functionalized surfaces.
HYDROLOGIC SYSTEMS: MONITORING, SENSING & MODELING
Project activities are focused on the observation and modeling of water resources in Saudi Arabia as well as characterizing the water use and productivity of agricultural systems, with a focus on improving food and water security.
SUSTAINABLE WATER TECHNOLOGIES IN INDUSTRY & AGRICULTURE / AQUACULTURE
The main focus of this Theme is design and implementation of advanced water treatment technology for treatment and reuse of industrial effluents, and novel water conservation and hybrid treatment techniques in agriculture and aquaculture.
Are vacuum-filtrated reduced graphene oxide membranes symmetric?
B. Tang, L. Zhang, R. Li, J. Wu, M.N. Hedhili, P. Wang
Nanoscale, Volume 8, Issue 2, 14 pp. 1108-1116, (2016)
Self-Floating Carbon Nanotube Membrane on Macroporous Silica Substrate for Highly Efficient Solar-Driven Interfacia...
Y. Wang, L. Zhang, P. Wang
ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp. 1223-1230, (2016)
A facile strategy for the fabrication of a bioinspired hydrophilic–superhydrophobic patterned surface for highly ef...
Y. Wang, L. Zhang, J. Wu, M.N. Hedhili, P. Wang
Journal of Materials Chemistry A, volume 3, issue 37, pp. 18963-18969, (2015)
Evaluation of hydroacid complex in the forward osmosis-membrane distillation (FO-MD) system for desalination
P. Wang, Y. Cui, Q. Ge, T.F. Tew, T.-S. Chung
Journal of Membrane Science, volume 494, p. 17, (2015)
Hydrophobic Light-to-Heat Conversion Membranes with Self-Healing Ability for Interfacial Solar Heating
L. Zhang, B. Tang, J. Wu, R. Li, P. Wang
Advanced Materials, volume 27, issue 33, p. 4889-4894, (2015)
Rational design of binder-free noble metal/metal oxide arrays with nanocauliflower structure for wide linear range ...
Z. Li, Y. Xin, Z. Zhang, H. Wu, P. Wang
Scientific Reports, volume 5, (2015)
Rational design of nanomaterials for water treatment
R. Li, L. Zhang, P. Wang
Nanoscale, volume 7, issue 41, pp. 17167-17194, (2015)
Inkjet printing for direct micropatterning of a superhydrophobic surface: toward biomimetic fog harvesting surfaces
L. Zhang, J. Wu, M.N. Hedhili, X. Yang, P. Wang
Journal of Materials Chemistry A, volume 3, issue 6, p. 2844-2852, (2015)
Palladium nanoparticles encapsulated in core–shell silica: a structured hydrogenation catalyst with enhanced activi...
P. Wang, Y. Liu, J.Y. Wang, P. Werth, C.J. Strathmann, T.J. Strathmann
ACS Catalysis, 4 (10), p. 35513559, (2014)
On different photodecomposition behaviors of rhodamine B on laponite and montmorillonite clay under visible light i...
P. Wang, M. Cheng, Z. Zhang
Journal of Saudi Chemical Society, volume 18, issue 4, pp. 308316, (2014)