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Conference speaker

Noreddine Ghaffour


Noreddine Ghaffour


King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia

Noreddine Ghaffour is a Professor at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). He has over 28 years of experience in the field of drinking water treatment technologies, and has specialized in the area of membrane and thermal desalination processes.

Over the years, he has made major contributions becoming a globally recognized expert in desalination technologies and its related fields. He obtained his PhD from Montpellier University, France, in 1995. He is the author of over 490 journal and conference publications, several patents and chapters in textbooks. He is a frequent keynote speaker in international conferences, seminars and workshops. He is Editor of Desalination journal. He also has experience in scaling-up innovative desalination processes and start-ups.