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April 13, 2017

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March 24, 2017

MANAR Ph.D. student Ha Lac Nguyen was voted as one of 10 "Vietnamese Exemplary Young Citizens 2016". As a result, Ha made a trip to Hanoi to have a meeting with and be congratulated by Prime Minister Phuc Xuan Nguyen. Their discussion centered on what Vietnam should do to develop the economy, science, education, and other items of concern in Viet Nam.

March 18, 2017

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February 15, 2017

Times Higher Education

Prof. Yaghi is quoted as saying:

“The history of science innovations taught us that [the] mixing of researchers from various sectors of the global society regardless of their gender, ethnicity, country of origin, race and religion is the most powerful way for different peoples to find common grounds to solve problems together,” argues Omar Yaghi, director of the University of California, Berkeley’s Global Science Institute, which has set up mentoring schemes for young scientists in Japan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Vietnam."

February 1, 2017

A new research publication authored by KFUPM Research Scientist, Dr. Bassem A. Al-Maythalony, is out in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. This work detailed the interplay between structure and resulting gas separation properties of ZIF-based mixed matrix membranes. Dr. Bassem successfully collaborated with colleagues throughout KFUPM, which truly makes this report a team discovery. Congratulations to the KFUPM team!

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December 15, 2016

December 14, 2016

November 26, 2016

Through a collaboration with the College of Chemistry, we are excited to annouce a new program designed for high school students - the SciTech Program. The inaugural session will begin in the summer of 2017. Please note: there are only 100 spots available and they will fill up fast!

Through a collaboration with the College of Chemistry, we are excited to annouce a new program designed for undergraduate scholars - the Laboratory Research Experience Program. The inaugural session will begin in the summer of 2017. Please note: there are only 28 spots available and they will fill up fast!

Click here for more information about the program.

November 18, 2016

A new research publication co-authored by KFUPM Research Scientist, Dr. Aasif Helal, is out in Journal of Materials Chemistry A. This work detailed the design of a MOF-templated synthesis of Mo2C embeded within mesoporous carbon for electrocatalytic water splitting. Congratulations to the KFUPM team!

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November 15, 2016

It was just announced that Prof. Yaghi was awarded the prestigious TÜBA 2016 Academy Prize in the category of Basic and Engineering Sciences in recognition of his work on metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). 

November 10, 2016

Berkeley Global Science Institute's Prof. Omar M. Yaghi and Kyle E. Cordova are visiting the KFUPM team as a part of the ongoing efforts to perform innovative, high impact research, expand the research team, and provide scientific mentoring and guidance. Kyle will stay with the KFUPM for an extended period of time until 2017 in order to engage the research team at KFUPM in instrument-specific training, project development, and manuscript preparation. 

November 1, 2016

A Berkeley Global Science Institute (BGSI) delegation, led by Prof. Omar M. Yaghi and Associate Director Kyle E. Cordova, visited the Royal Scientific Society (RSS) in Amman, Jordan in order to sign an agreement to enhance and develop extensive research collaborations in Jordan. With this agreement, cooperative scientific research programs, faculty and scholar exchanges, and research capacity building will take place.

October 31, 2016

October 17, 2016

A new research publication led by KFUPM Ph.D. student, Najam U. Qadir, along with Professors Rached B. Mansour and Syed A. M. Said is out in Dalton Transactions. This work detailed the design and synthesis of a new carbon nanotube/MOF composite for adsorption-driven heating/chilling applications. Congratulations to the KFUPM team!

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