Air pollution and its insidious effect on our environment remain a leading cause of health issues worldwide. Long-term and short-term exposure to air pollution’s detrimental effects can cause several illnesses, including pneumonia, heart disease, lung cancer and chronic respiratory diseases. According to the World Health Organization, air pollution (both ambient and indoor) accounts for an estimated seven million deaths worldwide each year.
Former KAUST Sensors Lab researcher Hesham Omran (Ph.D. ’15) has received the prestigious Egyptian State Encouragement Award in Engineering Sciences. Omran was honored by Egypt's Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT) for his scientific contributions and achievements for a “distinguished scholar younger than 40.”
Congratulations to Electrical Engineering alumnus Hesham Omran, Ph.D. ’15, on receiving Egypt's prestigious State Encouragement Award in Engineering Sciences. Dr. Omran, an Assistant Professor at Ain Shams University, was honored by Egypt’s Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT) as a 'distinguished scholar younger than 40'.
Isaías de Sousa is an electrical engineering graduate from Brazil.  He obtained his master's degree from the Federal University of Campina Grande and his bachelor's degree from the Federal University of Piauí, Brazil, respectively. Isaías will join KAUST in the fall of 2020 as a Ph.D. candidate in the KAUST Sensors Lab under Professor Khaled Nabil Salama's supervision.
Soon-to-be graduate Imran Pervez will join KAUST from Aligarh Muslim University, India. An initial reference from a friend piqued his initial interest in joining KAUST. This interest in joining was solidified by an inspiring interaction with Professor Khalid Nabil Salama, which further convinced Pervez to join KAUST.
Olga Krestinskaya, from Kazakhstan, obtained her master’s and bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and electronics from Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan. She is the recipient of the IEEE Circuits and Systems (CAS) society pre-doctoral award in 2019 and will join KAUST in the fall of 2020 as a Ph.D. candidate in the KAUST Sensors Lab under the supervision of Professor Khaled Nabil Salama.
Carlos Augusto Zan Malaguti, 23, from Brazil, obtained his bachelor’s degree in electronics and telecommunications engineering from Sao Paulo State University (UNESP). Carlos will join KAUST in the fall of 2020 as an M.S./Ph.D. candidate in the KAUST Sensors Lab under the supervision of Professor Khaled Nabil Salama.
She loves watching films not for the plot, but in order to rethink her beliefs. She is 22, she graduates from the School of Engineering in the capital. Adilya Bakambekova may seem ordinary: she loves walking in the park, powerlifting, taking care of her five-year-old wiener dog.
In today’s world, it should come as no surprise that plastic dominates the products that we rely on each and every day. From our technology devices, to our water bottles, plastic is almost always an integral structural component.