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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 the university’s mission to drive the Kingdom’s innovation landscape by focusing on four essential pillars: Sustainable Environment & Essential Needs, Health and Wellness, Energy and Industrial Leadership, and the Economies of the Future.

Under these overarching themes, the PSE Division aims to address global challenges related to the environment, climate change, energy, health, water and food scarcity, and smart cities by taking part in the design and strategic development of Saudi mega projects such as NEOM, The Red Sea Global, the Green Initiative and many more.

Inspired by the spirit of progress, we proudly contribute to the transformative plan of the Kingdom Vision 2030, which seeks to shape sustainable development and create a brighter tomorrow for all by embracing the potential of science and technology.

Chak Chan, Dean, Physical Science and Engineering Division

Latest News

29 November, 2023

Best thermal stability and efficiency in organic solar cells

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28 November, 2023

Yaqing Shen receives 2023 IEEE Electron Devices Society Ph.D. Student Fellowship

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22 November, 2023

Prof. Husam N. Alshareef and Prof. Mario Lanza elevated to IEEE Fellows

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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.