Nishan Musthafa Abdul Jaleel

Research Group Staff


Research Interests

The need for a shift from current farming practices to sustainable, resource conserving agriculture systems has captivated my research interest. My current research focuses on identifying novel technologies for precision agriculture that could address productivity constraints in arid regions.


  • Ph.D., Agricultural Science (Agronomy), Kerala Agricultural University, India, 2016
  • M.Sc., Agronomy, Kerala Agricultural University, India, 2012
  • B.Sc., Agricultural Science, Kerala Agricultural University, India, 2009

Professional Profile

  • 2018-Present: Research support, Interfacial Lab, WDRC, KAUST

  • 2017: Agricultural officer (now on leave), Government of Kerala, India

  • 2015-2016: Teaching Assistant, Kerala Agricultural University, India

KAUST Affiliations

  • Water Desalination and Reuse Centre (WDRC)
  • Division of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE)

Research Interests Keywords

Plant biology & Desert agriculture Material Surface Science