Professor, KAUST: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Dr. Peng Wang, Ph.D. is a faculty member in King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) at Saudi Arabia and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He was a founding faculty member of KAUST. Dr. Wang is very passionate about global water and energy sustainability and strives to develop solutions contributing to the water-energy-climate nexus. His current research focuses on renewable energy driven clean water production and wastewater treatment, zero-liquid-discharge desalination and industrial brine treatment, atmospheric water harvesting and its applications to smart cooling and energy conversion, resource recovery from wastes. Dr. Wang serves as an Associate Editor of Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T), an academic journal published by American Chemical Society (ACS). He is the recipient of the 9th Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) in the category of alternative water resources (2020) and CAPEES/Nanova Frontier Research Award (2020). Dr. Wang obtained his Ph.D. from Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) in 2008.