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King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

21534 Jeddah
Saudi Arabia

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King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is being built in Saudi Arabia as an international, graduate-level research university dedicated to inspiring a new age of scientific achievement in the Kingdom that will also benefit the region and the world. KAUST is the realization of a decades-long vision of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. KAUST's core campus is located on more than 36 million square meters on the Red Sea at Thuwal – approximately 80 kilometers north of Saudi Arabia's second largest city, Jeddah. KAUST will pursue its research agenda through four strategic research thrusts focused on areas of science and technology that are important to Saudi Arabia, the region, and the world.

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    Making waves for ultrahigh definition displays

    Flexible ultrahigh resolution displays have benefits for next-generation mobile electronics, such as point-of-care medical diagnostic devices. KAUST has developed a unique transistor architecture that boosts the performance of the display circuitry. Flat-panel displays implemented in smart ... more

    Clear leads to fully transparent devices

    See-through electronic devices, such as transparent displays, smart windows and concealed circuits require completely translucent components if users are to digitally interact with their perceived surroundings and manipulate this information in real time. Now, KAUST researchers have devised ... more

    Simple green synthesis is a breath of fresh air

    Nanoparticles of controllable composition and size have great potential in electrical, optical and chemical devices, but they must be created in a safe and cost-effective way. Kazuhiro Takanabe and coworkers from KAUST now report a simple method for synthesizing metal-sulfide nanoparticles ... more

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