12 Oct 2020
Energy Harvesting Plastics Pass the Acid Test
A polymer previously used to protect solar cells may find new applications in consumer electronics, reveals a team studying thin films capable of converting thermal energy into electricity.
7 Oct 2020
Multisensory Graphene-based Skin Can Sense in Extreme Environments
Harsh environments that are inhospitable to existing technologies could now be monitored using sensors based on graphene. An intriguing form of carbon, graphene comprises layers of interconnected hexagonal rings of carbon atoms, a structure that yields unique electronic and physical properties with possibilities for many applications.
2 Sep 2020
Inkjet Printed Thin Skinned Solar Panels
Solar cells can now be made so thin, light and flexible that they can rest on a soap bubble. The new cells, which efficiently capture energy from light, could offer an alternative way to power novel electronic devices, such as medical skin patches, where conventional energy sources are unsuitable.
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 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
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.