Wail Khalid Bamhair (M.S. '10, electrical engineering - nanotechnology) hails from Jeddah and is currently the CEO of TAQNIA Energy, the energy arm of Saudi Investment and Development. Bamhair received his master's degree from KAUST in 2010, the year the University's first class of graduating students were awarded their degrees.
In 2008, just as Bamhair was completing his undergraduate degree in medical engineering from King Abdulaziz University, news of KAUST began appearing. The University was not yet fully built, but Bamhair was curious to find out more about its mission, vision and objectives. It seemed to him that a new scientific era in the Kingdom was about to begin. From his research, Bamhair decided KAUST was the right place to take him forward in his education and career, and to develop himself both scientifically and personally. This was his inspiration to become part of the University's story.
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