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Welcome to the Chemical Engineering Program


INGO PINNAU Ph.D.​​​​​​​
P​​rofessor of Chemical Engineering
Building 4, Level 4, Room 4219.

The Chemical Engineering Program offers students opportunities to develop real-world solutions to global challenges by performing rigorous coursework studies and cutting-edge research in chemical engineering. These include the development of new materials and processes for gas and liquid separations, for water desalination, catalysis, sustainable energy and nanotechnology as well as the advancement of new ideas in process design and control and reactor design. 

We invite you to explore our website to find out more about our graduate study program and faculty research groups.​​



​Can be a terminal graduate degree or may serve as a gateway to the Ph.D. program. The M.S. degree typically takes 18 months to complete, and is offered to both traditional full-time students and part-time students; for example, industry-sponsored students on semester-long company leaves. 

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​Typically a three- to four-year post-master's degree. The Ph.D., involves original research, culminating in a research dissertation. 

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​gradua​te program coordinator (GPSA)

Linda Sapolu
Engineering Science Hall (Building 9)
Level 4, Office 4366

​​​​Linda is here to address students academic questions, evaluate their progress, and update them on current university policies and procedures. She is the first point of contact for all academic life and KAUST-related questions or issues. She is the liaison between students and faculty, the Registrar Office, Graduate Affairs, Admissions, the Associate Dean and the Dean.  ​​