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.”
An approach that reduces the computational power required to analyze huge amounts of DNA data for identifying new microbes and their proteins could be used for manufacturing anything from new antibiotics to plastic-degrading enzymes.
Matteo Parsani and his team at KAUST are modeling how air particles move around objects—providing vital info for engineers designing lighter jets.
Predicting wireless traffic using artificial intelligence could improve the reliability of future wireless communications.
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.
With the continued growth in Internet of Things applications, deployments, and devices, highly connected, sustainable smart cities are no longer mere concepts or fantastical future dreams; many are already active and are expanding apace.
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.
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.
Electrical and computer engineers take on complex modeling questions that can further our understanding of virus spread in small spaces.
3D models of bone formation provide a tool for tissue engineering, biomedical research and drug testing.