King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

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25 May 2020

Moisture Sucking Gels Give Solar Panels the Chills

A cooling system developed at KAUST has improved the efficiency of a prototype solar panel up to 20 percent and requires no external energy source to operate.
20 Apr 2020


King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a research university located near Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. This profile focuses on the work of Prof. Shamim's group, which is based on printed circuits, antennae and their applications.
17 Mar 2020

Powering Devices Goes Skin Deep

Soft and flexible materials can be used to ultrasonically charge bioelectronic implants, which could help to reduce the need for surgical treatment.
17 Feb 2020

Hybrid Transistor Improves Next-Generation Displays

An innovative manufacturing technique has led to the development of hybrid organic transistors for use in next-generation electronic displays and large-area electronics.
24 Jan 2020

Quantum Solutions

Quantum Solutions was spun out of the King Abdullah University (KAUST) in 2017 and started sales in 2018.
21 Jan 2020

KAUST and ARMOR Collaborate on Next Gen Solar Tech

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in collaboration with ARMOR has created a new style of outdoor seating, incorporating flexible, lightweight and semi-transparent solar technologies.
8 Jan 2020

Power Dressing

Wearable electronics could be perpetually powered by stretchy, self-mending materials that use body heat to generate electricity. Three carefully curated organic compounds have been combined to develop a prototype thermoelectric material that is both stretchy and self-healing, can generate its own electricity, and is robust enough to withstand the stresses and strains of daily life.
3 Jan 2020

Harnessing Hot Carriers for High Efficiency Solar Cells

Two-dimensional solar materials may offer a way to extract more energy from sunlight. By tuning the structure of a 2D perovskite solar material, researchers have shown they can prolong the lifetime of highly energetic hot carriers generated by light striking the material. The approach could offer a way to capture solar energy more efficiently.
27 Dec 2019

Plastic Biosensor Finds Sweet Success

An electronic biosensor powered using the glucose in bodily fluids has been developed by researchers. The device pairs an electron-transporting polymer with an enzyme that extracts electrons from its reaction with glucose to drive its circuitry. The plastic biosensor could act as a continuous monitor of key health indicators, such as blood sugar levels in diabetes patients.
4 Dec 2019

Using Electronics to Solve Common Biological Problems

Researchers from multiple disciplines are working together to develop bioelectronics that can detect diseases, treat cancers and track marine animals; they may even discover the next generation of computing systems.
25 Nov 2019

Magnetic Skin Ensures the Force is With You

A magnetic skin that is safe and comfortable to wear could open the door to a wide range of wireless, remotely controlled applications.
2 Sep 2019

Tiny tweaks for big wins in solar cells

Solar cells that rely on perovskites to harvest sunlight are bound to gain in energy conversion efficiency thanks to an atomic-level understanding of the structure-property relationship of these photovoltaic materials.
19 Jul 2019

A crystal clear step closer to commercial solar cells

A synthetic approach developed by researchers generates homogeneous and defect-free crystals that could fast-track the commercialization of perovskite solar cells.
11 Jul 2019

Solar power with a free side of drinking water

A multifunctional device that captures the heat shed by photovoltaic solar panels has been developed and used to generate clean drinking water as a way to simultaneously generate electricity and water using only renewable energy.
5 Jun 2019

Ready, jet... print!

Inkjet printing is expected to fast track the commercialization of organic solar cells. Researchers have exploited this technique to generate high-efficiency solar cells at large scales.
9 May 2019

Smart pill bottle keeps drugs safe

Low-cost, stretchy sensors can be assembled inside the lid of a drug container to help monitor patient safety.
30 Apr 2019

Marine Skin dives deeper for better monitoring

A new and greatly improved version of an electronic tag, called Marine Skin, used for monitoring marine animals could revolutionize our ability to study sea life and its natural environment.
4 Feb 2019

All-in-one transparent transistors

Small tweaks in component ratios generate electronically different layers from the same material to create transparent transistors.
1 Jan 2019

Integration of single-crystal hybrid perovskites into electronics

A team of researchers has developed a technique that, for the first time, allows single-crystal hybrid perovskite materials to be integrated into electronics. Because these perovskites can be synthesized at low temperatures, the advance opens the door to new research into flexible electronics and potentially reduced manufacturing costs for electronic devices.
31 Dec 2018

Paper sensors remove the sting of diabetic testing

A technique that enables biologically active enzymes to survive the rigors of inkjet printing presents a promising alternative to routine blood screening exams faced by diabetic patients.