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King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a private research university located in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia. Founded in 2009, the University provides research and graduate training programs in English as the official language of instruction. KAUST is the first mixed-gender university campus in Saudi Arabia. In 2013, the University was among the 500 fastest growing research and citation records in the world. In the 2016 Nature Index Rising Stars, the University ranked #19 in the world of the fastest rising universities for high quality research output. In 2019 KAUST is ranked #8 fastest rising young universities (aged 50 and under) for their research output since 2015, as measured by fractional count (FC).

Welcoming composite inks into the fold

“A screen-printing approach to creating foldable circuits could make many functional devices easier and cheaper to mass produce. A method that combines screen-printable composite and metallic inks could make foldable electronics easier and cheaper to manufacture at industrial scales. These …

Airborne antennas to address EMF concerns

“Movable airborne antennas receiving cellphone signals could reduce EMF exposure while offering higher data transmission speed and using less power. Mobile tethered drones might offer a speedy and environmentally friendly alternative for receiving terrestrial base stations while alleviating public concerns …

Full color LEDs cut down to size

“Tiny light-emitting devices that can create all the colors in the rainbow are essential for the next generation of phones and screens. Micrometer-scale light-emitting diodes (μLEDs) are the ideal building block for next-generation microLED displays used in head-mounted monitors, mobile …

Wireless strain sensors cracked up to be better

“Incorporating regular cracks in electrodes for wireless strain sensors brings surprisingly better sensitivity. Controlling the structure of fragmented electrodes composed of carbon nanotubes could offer improved wireless monitoring of the strain on materials in a wide range of applications. “This …

Fine-tuned hydrocarbon separation at low energy cost

“Metal organic framework membranes that selectively separate hydrocarbons set the stage for more sustainable petrochemical processes. An electrochemical approach developed at KAUST produces molecular-sieving membranes that could enable a cheap energy-efficient separation of light hydrocarbons, such as olefins and paraffins …

Helping semiconductors find a cooler way to relax

“Extending the lifetime of hot electrons could help make solar cells more efficient. Bandgap engineering can improve the performance of optoelectronic devices that aim to harness the energy of “hot” electrons, research from KAUST shows. Semiconductors have a signature property …

Electric gains in battery performance

“Batteries made from earth-abundant metals show great potential for grid-scale energy storage. A high-performance version of the zinc-ion battery will enable station energy storage that promises to be cheaper, safer and more environmentally friendly than lithium-ion batteries. Until now, zinc-ion …

Drop the zeros for a performance boost

“An eight-fold speed up of deep machine learning can be achieved by skipping the transmission of zero values. KAUST researchers have found a way to significantly increase the speed of training. Large machine learning models can be trained significantly faster …

Harnessing the particle-tracking power of the algorithm

“A simple camera system paired with a sophisticated image-processing algorithm can achieve faster and more accurate reconstructions of particle flow. By replacing a complex hardware setup with simple hardware paired with optimized image processing, researchers from KAUST have developed a …

Keeping it random

“A nano-scale memristor is shown to have superior stability for random number generation as an integral part of secure data transmission. Using atomically thin two-dimensional films, researchers have developed a nano-scale random number generator with enhanced long-term stability and reduced …