31 August, 2022

Giving Global Pollutants the Cold Shoulder

A collaboration with Prof. Javier Ruiz-Martίnez helps a multinational company rethink ways to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions using catalysts.

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04 August, 2022

Getting more out of light

Prof. Omar Mohammed and KAUST alumnus Jun Yin have achieved impressive light-power conversion by synthesizing a semiconducting material containing tin-based nanoparticles.

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02 August, 2022

Molybdenum caught holding the hydrogen

Prof. Magnus Rueping and the Research Scientist Jeremy Bau have demonstrated how a molybdenum-based catalyst can play a central role in a process pivotal to the sustainable production of fuels and chemicals.

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05 June, 2022

Two prominent KCC faculty members promoted

KCC Faculty Profs. Mani Sarathy and Omar Mohammed have been promoted to the rank of full professors. KAUST acknowledged their burgeoning progress in solar energy and sustainable fuel technologies.

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05 June, 2022

Smog clears on car exhaust catalyst design

The latest KAUST Discovery story featured the recent work lead by Prof. Javier Ruiz-Martinez. “Unraveling the structure and role of Mn and Ce for NOx reduction in application-relevant catalysts”.

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23 March, 2022

Prof. Nikos Hadjichristidis named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Prof. Nikos Hadjichristidis, Distinguished Professor of Chemical Science at KAUST, has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

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10 March, 2022

Easing oxygen's evolution

Prof. Cafer Yavuz and postdoc Pravin Babar have created a low-cost and highly active electrode that splits water molecules to release oxygen and hydrogen, a potential green fuel

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23 January, 2022

One pot wonder for polymer diversity

Prof. Nikos Hadjichristidis and his team have developed a new catalyst that transforms a mixture of three monomers into diblock dialternating copolymers in one single step.

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15 December, 2021

Picture perfect X-ray capture

Layered nanomaterials shine for lossless light-energy conversion.

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16 November, 2021

Four KCC Researchers on Highly Cited Researchers 2021 List

We are proud to announce that 4 of our academics have been named on the annual Highly Cited Researchers 2020 list from Clarivate.

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10 November, 2021

Recycling CO2 to fuel a carbon-neutral future

The conversion of captured CO2 into fuels and other valuable hydrocarbons could enable a sustainable nonfossil-fuel-based economy.

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10 October, 2021

Associate Professor Mani Sarathy has been awarded for the inaugural 2021 Energy and Fuels Rising Stars

Energy and Fuels have established an annual recognition for high influential researchers in early and mid-career (EMCRs). The Energy and Fuels Rising Stars intend to celebrate EMCRs "critical roles in driving knowledge discovery and technological advances in the increasingly globalized research landscape".

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30 September, 2021

Prof. Jorge Gascon named Honorary Doctorate from University of Alicante

This recognition aims to support and highlight his scientific research.

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06 June, 2021

Prof. Osman M. Bakr has been awarded Kroll Medal and Prize of 2021

The Kroll Medal & Prize is presented for significant contribution that has enhanced the scientific understanding of materials chemistry as applied to the industrial production of inorganic materials.

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11 May, 2021

MOF metallic mastery

The tightly defined ratios of metals in metallic organic frameworks makes them ideal starting materials for novel catalyst creation.

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04 May, 2021

Closing in on state-of-the-art semiconductor solar cells

Mixed-cation single crystals narrow the gap between perovskite and top-performing semiconductor solar cells.

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02 May, 2021

Understanding aromaticity in catalysis to unlock new opportunities

The chemical concept of aromaticity is inspiring new developments in the area of catalysis.

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22 April, 2021

KCC receives the KAUST Lab Safety Award 2020

Our research support team has been recognized with the KAUST Lab Safety Award 2020 for their hard work during the pandemic.

Alla Dikhtiarenko, research scientist in Advanced Catalytic Materials group, also received an Individual Safety Award.

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