King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a private research university located in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia. KAUST was founded in 2009 and focuses on graduate education and research, using English as the official language of instruction. It offers programs in Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering; and Physical Science and Engineering. It was announced in 2013 that KAUST had one of the fastest growing research and citation records in the world.

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A seismic shift in oil exploration

An advanced computational method for processing seismic data developed by KAUST researchers allows the detailed structure of deep oil reservoirs to be imaged at unprecedented resolution, opening new possibilities in the increasingly ...

dateMay 14, 2018 in Earth Sciences
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Lining MOF pockets to detect noxious gases

A porous material with tailor-made pockets stitched into its structure is a promising material for sensing noxious gases. A thin film of the material, coated onto an electrode, formed an electronic sensor that could detect ...

dateMay 03, 2018 in Materials Science
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Microbial communities have a seasonal shake-up

Seasonal changes in turbulence and nutrient availability are shown to shape microbial communities in the Red Sea. "A lot of the marine ecosystem is ultimately based on how microbes live and what they're doing," explains research ...

dateApr 26, 2018 in Environment
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Building crystals on a very hot surface

A KAUST chemical reactor that operates at extremely high temperatures could improve the efficiency and economy of a commonly used process in the semiconductor industry, with benefits for Saudi Arabia's chemical industry.

dateApr 19, 2018 in Materials Science
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