KCC professor of Chemical Science and Engineering, Osman Bakr, recently received the Abdul Hameed Shoman Award for Arab Researchers, an award presented annually by
the Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation, for his work in Material Science.
Bakr’s research focuses in
studying the physics and chemistry of hybrid materials. His group, the
Functional Nanomaterials Lab (FuNL), studies the self-assembly and design of
hybrid organic-inorganic materials and nanomaterials to generate breakthrough
applications in optoelectronics, photonics, and renewable energy.
Shoman Award is the first Arab award for scientific research, and it aims to
celebrate, support and highlight the achievements of Arab researchers
throughout the Arab world. It also aims to contribute to qualifying and
inspiring future generations of Arab researchers, experts and specialists in
different scientific fields.
The Shoman Foundation launched the Arab Researchers Award in
1982 to recognize outstanding scientific output leading to increased scientific
and applied knowledge and awareness of the importance of scientific research.
The award honors scientific research that contributes to solving vital problems
locally, regionally and globally while also encouraging a culture of scientific