Jin Yu is a physics graduate who joined KAUST in July 2021 from Nankai University (NKU), China. Before joining KAUST, Jin worked as an intern at Wake Forest University (WFU), North Carolina, U.S. After completing his studies at WFU, Jin served as a volunteer high school teacher at China Volunteer Association for almost a year.
Muhammad Akram Karimi, KAUST Ph.D. student and co-founder of the KAUST-supported startup company Saher Flow Solutions, has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 IEEE Sensors Council Technical Achievement Award in the Field of Sensors – Early Career. The award honors an individual with “outstanding technical contributions within the scope of the IEEE Sensors Council, as documented by publications and patents. It is based on the general quality and originality of contributions.”
Zhengying Lou is a communication engineering graduate who joined KAUST from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. Zhengying first came to KAUST in June 2020 as a visiting student and was instantly impressed by the university’s high academic standards and convenient living environment.
KAUST professors Boon Ooi and Osman Bakr and their respective research groups have recently had their collaborative research recognized by one of the major journals for optics and photonics, Light: Science & Applications (LSA). The teams’ paper— titled "High-speed color-converting photodetector with all-inorganic CsPbBr3 perovskite nanocrystals for ultraviolet light communication—" was awarded as an “Outstanding Paper of Light: Science & Applications in 2020.”
KAUST Professor of Electrical Engineering Ahmed Eltawil has recently been honored as the winner of the 8th Annual SSoE Spring Faculty Awards "Innovator of the Year" by the Henry Samueli School of Engineering, University of California, Irvine (UCI). The award is presented annually to the most innovative, current or former, UCI faculty member who has “demonstrated excellence by developing a breakthrough technology, idea or process and has demonstrated its large potential to create economic value and improve lives.”
A research team featuring KAUST M.S./Ph.D. student Aniq Ur Rahman recently received €5,000 in funding from AlumNode, for their project: “Connecting the Unconnected: A Tool for Digital Inclusion.” Rahman—along with his colleagues Dr. Anish Jindal from the University of Essex, U.K., and Dr. Khac-Hoang Ngo from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden—received the grant for their innovative optimal network deployment architecture (NDA) software aimed at reducing the global digital divide.
Each year, young scientists from around the world get the coveted opportunity to learn from Nobel laureates as part of the annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. Traditionally held in the small German town and island of Lindau, this year's 70th edition of the Lindau Meeting is taking place virtually, June 27-July 2, 2021, on account of the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.
KAUST faculty member Xiaohang Li was recently promoted from the rank of Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Since joining KAUST in January 2016, Li led his Advanced Semiconductor Laboratory (ASL) in making several important contributions in semiconductor research.
The paper reports an atomistic origin of composition pulling effect in all GaN-based ternary alloy was clarified from the the geometric configurations using first-principles calculations. We found that the most stable configuration involves two B, In, or Al atoms occupying Ga sites in wurtzite GaN along the c-axis which is the typical epitaxial growth direction.
A team of KAUST researchers have won first place in the Digital Research track at the inaugural Digital Innovation Awards held on Sunday, April 25, 2021. Launched by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), the awards aim to “enhance the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in digital research and development” in Saudi Arabia.