Welcome to the Physical Science and Engineering Division of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology



At KAUST, our mission is to advance science and technology through interdisciplinary research, education, and innovation. The PSE Division plays a critical role in this mission by focusing on industrial and environmental solutions. Our research aims to address global challenges related to climate change, energy, water and food scarcity, artificial intelligence, smart cities and cybersecurity. We are proud to be part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030, which seeks to promote sustainable development in the country and beyond.

Chak Chan, Dean, Physical Science and Engineering Division

Latest News

31 May, 2023

Functional 2D-enabled microchips become reality

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25 May, 2023

Professor Gyorgy Szekely elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

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15 May, 2023

Solar Research Launches Stellar Career

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​​Graduate Programs

Surrounded by cutting-edge facilities and an unparalleled environment to explore the leading edge of science, our students can conduct research in the absolute confidence that our faculty and staff members will fully support them as they pursue careers in science, industry, and academia.
The PSE Division currently offers seven-degree granting programs. Under the guidance of their expert advisors, our students can choose courses and design research projects that best suit their individual goals. Each program offers a combination of lectures, seminars, and laboratory classes. All of our students are expected to conduct independent research. 
Our students also enjoy a world-class campus, an engaging range of extracurricular activities and an array of opportunities provided by KAUST's fifteen academic programs, three divisions, and multitude of industrial partners.
For more information on our academic programs, please click on the link below.