PhD Defense of Motasem Abushaban

On December 3 at 15:00 at the Aula of the TU Delft, Mr. Motasem Abushaban succesfully defended his PhD dissertation entitled “Assessing bacterial growth potential in seawater reverse osmosis pretreatment”.

The PhD Examination Committee
Signing the PhD diploma by the rector of IHE Delft, rector representative of the TU Delft, the promotor, co-promotor, and the beadle.
Dr. Salinas reading the laudatio

Desalination School in Denia

The Desalination School was organized by IHE Delft and Aqualia. 65 participants from academia, industry, and water utilities participated of the event.

More info: http://midesh2020.eu/2019/10/28/mides-desalination-innovation-school-coming-to-denia-spain/

The event was sponsored by the EU-H2020 MIDES project.

Enjoying the catamaran ride on the Mediterranean sea
Dr. Sergio Salinas, IHE Delft
Prof. Enrico Drioli, ITM-CNR
Prof. Joao Crespo, University of Nova Lisboa
Prof. Julian Blanco, Solar Platform of Almeria
Dr. Juan Manuel Ortiz, IMDEA Water
Dr. Victor Monsalvo, Aqualia

Participation at IDA’s Desalination World Congress 2019

Five research studies were presented at the biennial Desalination World Congress in Dubai, October 2019.

The IHE’s desalination group was represented by:

  • Dr. Sergio Salinas
  • Dr. Nirajan Dhakal
  • Motasem Abushaban, MSc
  • Mohanad Abunada, MSc
Group photo with IHE alumni (fltr): Dr. Sergio Salinas, Dr. Tarek Waly, Mohanad Abunada, Dr. Nirajan Dhakal, Dr. Victor Yangali, Motasem Abushaban

The Microbial Desalination Cell pilot stack construction is on track toward the first demonstration site in Denia, Spain, this year!

from Twitter https://twitter.com/ihedesal

PhD Defense Magdalena Armendariz

Magdalena Armendariz defended successfully her PhD dissertation entitled “Técnicas anti-bioensuciamiento en membranas de ósmosis inversa para desalinización en las costas de Sonora”.

The work was supervised by Dr. Gustavo Fimbres (ITSON, Mexico) and Dr. Sergio Salinas of IHE Delft (Netherlands).