​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Faculty conduct research on a broad range of topics addressing fundamental and applied questions relating to material design and synthesis, energy conversion and storage, electronics and optoelectronics, magnetic materials, nanoscale characterization, and computational material science.

Generous and secured research funding frees our faculty and researchers to focus on long-term innovative research ideas and development.

Current Research areas include:

​​Advanced optoelectronics
​Batteries and supercapacitors

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KAUST research centers provide outstanding shared facilities to affiliated faculty and their partners.  

Interdisciplinary collaborations between research centers motivate scientific breakthroughs and innovations, inspiring Center researchers to work together to develop disruptive technologies ready for technology transfer to industry.​

Faculty in the Material Science and Engineering Program may affiliate with the Research Centers at KAUST,  particularly the Physical Science and Engineering Division's KAUST Solar Center​​​:​​

KAUST Solar Center
Researchers at the KAUST Solar Center (KSC) focus on the generation, storage and conversion of solar energy. The Center draws together experts in materials science, chemistry and physics to explore innovative solutions for the harvesting and conversion of solar energy. Scientists study the fundamental processes involved in the conversion of photons into electricity and exploit their findings to design and develop the state-of-the-art materials used at the core of energy harvesting photovoltaic panels. In addition, the Center is involved in research and development studies aimed at minimizing the cost of photovoltaic panels while optimizing their performance.

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