The 2021 Spring Issue of KAUST Impact featured an article highlighting the KAUST Photonics Lab's effort "to alleviate the negative impacts the pest is having on Saudi Arabia’s date industry."
An article published in GreenBiz on September 15, 2021, by Prof. Boon S. Ooi and Prof. Carlos Duarte discusses the disparity between the capabilities of technology in space exploration and oceanic exploration.
Giant clam inspired photo-conversion for high-speed communication work highlighted in the September issue of Photonics Focus Magazine.
The semipolar micro-photodetector used for gigabit-per-second visible-light communication (VLC) paper has been awarded an IOP Publishing Top Cited Paper Award (Saudi Arabia).
The paper "Wide-field-of-view optical detectors using fused fiber-optic tapers," published in Optics Letters in April 2021, has been listed in the Top 5 most downloaded papers across all OSA Publishing journals for two consecutive months (April and May 2021).
Chun Hong Kang has been seleced by the editorial team of Semiconductor Science and Technology as an IOP Publishing "Outstanding Reviewer" for the year 2020 "in recognition of the high quality and timeliness of [his] reviews during the year".
The selection process is done "based on the quality, quantity and timeliness of their reviews."
Huafan Zhang, a Ph.D. student at KAUST Photonics Laboratory recently published her comprehensive tutorial article in AIP's Journal of Applied Physics. The article titled "InGaN-based nanowires development for energy harvesting and conversion applications" was selected as the Editor's Pick.
The Optical Society (OSA) published a spotlight summary by Prof. Boon S. Ooi on an article entitled "high performance of a semipolar InGaN laser with a phase-shifted embedded hydrogen silsesquioxane (HSQ) grating," which was recently published in Optics Letters.
Dr. Tien Khee Ng has been elected Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET, formally FIEE).
The fellow membership is awarded to "the high achievers – those respected professionals at the forefront of engineering, technology or cognate disciplines." It is the highest grade of IET membership.