Alumni Focus: Maram Al-Malki

KAUST alumnus Maram Almalki (M.S. '17) is now a Ph.D. student at the University's Advanced Membranes & Porous Materials Center. File photo.

​-By Abdullah AlHamdan, KAUST News

Maram Al-Malki graduated from KAUST in 2017 with a master's degree in chemistry, with her research based at the University's Clean Combustion Research Center. Her ambition did not stop there—she decided to continue on at KAUST as a Ph.D. student at the University's Advanced Membranes & Porous Materials Center.

"I'm very interested in developing our energy consumption," she said. "In my studies, [I want to] build a future that relies on the intelligent use of energy sources and help save these resources for future generations."

"After getting my B.A. from Al-Baha University, I chose KAUST because it's different from all the other universities in the world...[I]t embraces students from different cultures who have diverse and wonderful ideas," Al-Malki continued.

KAUST alumnus Maram Almalki (M.S. '17) and current Ph.D. student at the University's Advanced Membranes & Porous Materials Center is pictured here attending one of the recent on campus Career Fairs for students. File photo.

"I was not disappointed [by] the very advanced levels of research offered by the University. Studying at KAUST was exceptional and full of challenges that taught me a great deal," she said. "Getting my master's degree at KAUST strengthened my personality and expanded my knowledge in diverse fields of science and research. It also offered me unique experiences with exceptional people—I learned a lot from working with them."

Al-Malki advised current students to work hard and make a lot of mistakes—mistakes are the best way to learn; to get to know new people from different fields; and to help students pave their own paths in their own styles, she explained.

"I would like to thank all of my wonderful friends at the Clean Combustion Research Center," Al-Malki said. "It was because of you that my journey to get my master's [degree] was unique and wonderful. I will continue benefitting from everything I learned from you, and I hope we can all work together to create a brighter future for the world."

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