KAUST Professors Atif Shamim and Osman Bakr received the Custodian of the King Prize for Honoring Inventors and the Gifted, which was organized by King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST).
Shamim, associate professor in the University's Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering division (CEMSE), and his team were awarded for the invention of real time microwave sensing system. Shamim and his team developed a sensor system that accurately determines the proportion of water mixed in oil in real time, thereby enhancing production efficiency.
"I am glad that the technology developed in KAUST is useful for the most important industry in the Kingdom," said Shamim. "This shows that KAUST is committed to solving the important problems in the Kingdom and is contributing towards the economic development of the Kingdom, in addition to imparting quality education and contribution to high quality research. [The] King Prize for a KAUST-grown technology is a testament of that."
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