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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).

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Ferrofluid surface simulations go more than skin deep

“Computer models efficiently and accurately simulate the magnetic responses of ferrofluids by considering only the fluid’s surface. The spiky structure that erupts from the smooth surface of a ferrofluid when a magnet is brought close can be predicted more …

Charging ahead for electric vehicles

“Roads installed with wireless charging technology could become an integral feature of our cities in an electric vehicle future. By applying statistical geometry to analyzing urban road networks, KAUST researchers have advanced understanding of how wireless charging roads might influence …

Optoelectronic devices that emit warm and cool white light

“A single semiconducting material can produce white light by emitting light across the visible spectrum. The advantages of light-emitting diodes (LEDs), such as their tiny size, low cost and excellent power efficiency, mean they are found everywhere in modern life …

Better benzene sensing at laser point

“A laser-based sensor developed at KAUST could improve monitoring of benzene emissions and limit exposure to this pollutant. In collaboration with Saudi Aramco, KAUST researchers have developed a device that accurately senses extremely low concentrations of benzene in real time …

Electronic skin has a strong future stretching ahead

“Soft, stretchy, slimline and strong electronics could accelerate the arrival of artificial skin. A material that mimics human skin in strength, stretchability and sensitivity could be used to collect biological data in real time. Electronic skin, or e-skin, may play …

Guiding the way to improved solar cell performance

“Small molecules could hold the key to enhancing the efficiency of organic solar cells. Understanding how particles travel through a device is vital for improving the efficiency of solar cells. Researchers from KAUST, working with an international team of scientists …

Keep the data coming

“A continuous data supply ensures data-intensive simulations can run at maximum speed. A pre-emptive memory management system developed by KAUST researchers can speed up data-intensive simulations by 2.5 times by eliminating delays due to slow data delivery. The development …

Solar perovskite production on a roll

“High-performance perovskite solar cells are made using a manufacturing-friendly liquid-based process suitable for roll to roll production. Advanced ink formulations could be the key to turning perovskite solar cells (PSCs) from heroes of academic labs into commercially successful products. Researchers …

Light on efficiency loss in organic solar cells

“A deeper understanding of efficiency-limiting processes provides design rules for organic solar cell materials. Insight into energy losses that affect the conversion of light into electricity could help enhance organic solar cell efficiencies. A KAUST-led team of organic chemists …

Probing water for an electrifying cause

“An experiment, elegant in its simplicity, helps explain why water becomes electrified when it touches hydrophobic surfaces. For over a century, scientists have been puzzled by the electrification of water when it is brought in contact with water-repellent or “hydrophobic …