Center for Membranes and Advanced Water Technology

About Us

The UAE faces growing water scarcity challenges that require the development and implementation of long-term, sustainable, and integrated capacity in water and membrane technologies that are resilient, energy-efficient, environment-friendly and cost-effective. The Center for Membranes and Advanced Water Technology (CMAT) has been established to meet this need.

CMAT has three objectives: (1) Develop and transfer novel and relevant advanced membrane and water technologies; (2) Develop a sustainable framework for integrated, multidisciplinary research to tackle water challenges in the UAE and GCC; and (3) Support local and regional stakeholders in the water sector through targeted training, capacity building and technology transfer activities.

Mission Vision Impacts

Our Mission is to undertake multidisciplinary collaborative research to cover the following areas:

  • Desalination technology
  • Membrane technologies
  • Advanced wastewater treatment technologies

To lay the foundation for capacity building in desalination and water in the UAE.

We envision the Center for Membranes and Advanced Water Technology (CMAT) to be a world leading center with an international collaborative research and development environment focusing on UAE needs.

Center Leadership

Dr. shadi w. hasan Associate Professor, Director, Center for Membranes and Advanced Water Technology
Dr. faisal almarzooqi Associate Professor
Dr. ahmed f. yousef Associate Professor, Department Associate Chair, Deputy Director - Center for Biotechnology
Dr. fawzi banat Professor, Department Chair
Dr. giovanni palmisano Professor, Deputy Director of the Research and Innovation Center on CO2 and Hydrogen
Dr. mohamed ibrahim hassan ali Associate Professor, Theme lead in CMAT