Academic and research collaboration is a very valuable tool that not only accelerates the progress but also enhances the quality of the work and extends the repertoire of the partners.  We collaborate on research with a wide range of partners, and we welcome suggestions for new partnerships. Explore some of our current collaborations and discover how you can work with us in the future.




  • Prof. Tim Ravasi  -​ reserch interests include developing large-scale, computer-aided models of biological signaling, transcription regulatory networks, and regulatory pathways. He applies new experimental strategies and statistical frameworks with the aim to integrate, model, and visualize the enormous amount of measurements derived from genome-wide experiments, such as ultra-high-throughput DNA and RNA sequencing, proteins and mRNAs expression, and protein-protein interactions arising in the wake of Genome Projects.
  • ​​Prof Jasmeen Merzaban-  research interests focus on understanding and optimizing the mechanism by which immune and stem cells exit the blood circulation to "home" to specific sites within the body. This process is mediated by sophisticated and coordinated steps controlled by multiple signaling and adhesion molecules, with key players being the selectins.
  • Prof Khaled Salama -research interests cover a variety of interdisciplinary aspects of electronic circuit design and semiconductors' fabrication. He is engaged in developing devices, circuits, systems, and algorithms to enable inexpensive analytical platforms for a variety of industrial, environmental, and biomedical applications. Recently he has been working on neuromorphic circuits for brain emulation.
  • Prof. Muhammad Hussain-​  research is in transformational electronics and includes discovering new applications for web integrated electronics using CMOS compatible processes to transform materials, device architectures, substrates, waste materials into impactful resources including high-performance flexible-stretchable-transparent-reconfigurable inorganic nanoelectronics and nanoelectronic systems.
  •  Prof. Aurelien Manchon​ -research focuses on spintronics, which aims at utilizing the quantum spin degree of freedom of the carrier to generate disruptive solutions for electronics such as, but not limited to, magnetic random access memories and programmable logic. His research interest spans from spin-orbit coupled transport and topological matter to chiral magnetism, antiferromagnets and ultrafast spin dynamics.  
  • Prof. Carlos M. Duarte​- world-wide leader in multiple branches of biological oceanography and marine ecology. He established himself very early in his career as the world-wide leading authority on the ecology of seagrass meadows. He published on all aspects of seagrass ecology, from population biology to genetics, from depth and geographical distribution patterns to their role in biogeochemical cycles, and from conservation strategies to their sensitivity towards climate change.​
  • Prof. Enzo Di Fabrizio ​-onducts interdisciplinary research between physics and biology and nanomedicine that includes basic and applied research in nanotechnology. At KAUST, he is dedicated to setting up a new lab for molecular sensing and imaging. His main interests concern the study of material and macromolecules at nanoscale and their structure and function through novel spectroscopy approaches mediated by nanostructures.




  • Prof. Manuel Vazquez -  Institute of Materials Science of Madrid, Spanish National Council for Research, CSI.  He has been responsible of many scientific and technological projects on the magnetism of nano and microwires.
  • Dr. Susana Cardoso - INESC-MN, Portugal . Research interests include thin film deposition by Ion Beam on 200mm wafers, spin-dependent tunnelling junctions, non-volatile memories, magnetic multilayers, and thin film optimization for biosensors and low magnetic field detection.
  • Prof. Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay -Massey University, New Zealand . Research interests include Smart Sensors and Sensing Technology, Wireless Sensor Networks, Instrumentation and Measurements, Internet of Things, Environmental Measurements, Electromagnetics, Control Engineering, Mechatronics, Magnetic Bearing, Fault Current Limiter, Electrical Machines and numerical field calculation.
  •  Prof. Aitzibier L. Cortajarena -IMDEA Nanociencia,  Madrid, Spain. Research interests include protein engineering toward the generation of functional nanostructures and bioinspired materials for applications in nanobiotechnology and nanomedicine. Also , development of versatile platforms based on simple protein building blocks for the fabrication of multiple protein-based hybrid functional nanostructures and biomaterials. ​
  •  Prof. A. Chuvilin -CIC nanoGUNE Consolider, San Sebastian, Spain. Research interests include TEM study of semiconductors, carbon nanomaterials and catalysts,CBED, low voltage HRTEM.
  •  Prof. Mathias Kläui -Johannes Guttenberg University, Mainz, Germany . Research  focuses on the static and dynamic properties of geometrically confined spin structures, magnetoresistance effects and spin transfer torque as well as spin current-induced magnetization dynamics. In addition to metallic materials, advanced oxidic multiferroics and novel materials, such as graphene are investigated,
  • Prof. Molly Stevens​ - Imperial College London, London, Uk. ​​Research focused on both high quality fundamental science and translation for human health. Research in regenerative medicine within her group includes the directed differentiation of stem cells, the design of novel bioactive scaffolds and new approaches towards tissue regeneration.  
  • Prof. Michael Strano-  MIT, USA .Research interests include transport in nanopores, thermopower waves for energy generation, exciton engineering for solar energy, nanosensors for reaction network analysis.
  • Prof. Rory Wilson​ -Swansea University, UK . He is a world-leading researcher in the field of animal ecology. His research reflects his interest in how free-living animals modulate the energetic costs they have for activities, particularly how they manage their time and energy to forage most effectively. Most of his research focuses on seabirds especially penguins, but he also works on marine mammals, turtles and fish, and terrestrial and arboreal mammals.