The “KAUST Research Conference on New Trends in Biosensors and Bioelectronics” was held in KAUST between the 25th and 27th of February. This yearly event aims to give an overview of the most recent efforts in bioelectronics that tackle the “interface” problem and overcome the limits of the current technologies by generating new materials/architectures/device components.

KAUST master's degree student José Ilton de Oliveira Filho recently won first place at the second edition of the IEEE International Sensors and Measurement Systems Student Contest (IEEE IS&M-SC). IEEE IS&M-SC is a global competition directed at teams of advanced undergraduates, master's degree and Ph.D. students and seeks to stimulate creative ideas for sensor and measuring systems applications.
The present study describes the one-step synthesis of NiO nanosheets and successful surface modification of NiO nanosheets with Au NPs. This surface modification step is vital for an application (i.e., hydrazine sensing), where Au NPs enhance the surface area and provide synergistic effect during the electrocatalytic reaction.

We are excited to share our review on Organic Field Effect Transistors sensing platforms. This is Dr Sandeep's first paper with the group and more to come soon. Organic field effect transistors (OFETs) have been the focus of sensing application research over the last two decades. The challenges and possible future directions of OFET arrays in embedded sensing platforms are presented.

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The Asbar World Forum 2018, held in Riyadh, was a meeting that focused on understanding issues associated with transitioning Saudi Arabia's oil-based economy to a knowledge-based one. The aim was to find ways to manage and execute strategies to achieve the objectives of Vision 2030.
In 2015, an extensive archaeological programme led by the French Ministry of Culture and the University of Montpellier set up a scientific collaboration with Khaled Nabil Salama, Professor from CEMSE Division and co-worker Professor Christian R. Voolstra, from the KAUST Red Sea Research Center, in partnership with Stanford University and Meka Robotics, in California, to develop Ocean One, an agile avatar that affords immediate and haptic-visual interaction – the process of recognizing objects through touch - in the ocean environment at depths greater than 50m.
"KAUST is a unique place!" said Rawan. "The university has an interdisciplinary environment that offers great opportunities both at academic and social level. Working at KAUST has made possible improving my professional skills while raising a family, a mission impossible for most women out there."
From DNA sequencing to environment monitoring, microfluidics devices have been broadly employed, but their production is more and more time-consuming and expensive. Researchers from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia, have developed an innovative prototyping method for Lab on a Chip (LOC) production to plummet costs while augmenting performances.