News

21 January, 2021

Saudi women making their mark in science

We're immensely proud of alumni Elaf Ahmed, PhD '18, MS '13 and Hind Al-Johani, PhD '16, on their recognition as Saudi women making their mark in science, research and technology.

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17 January, 2021

KAUST Startups to Watch in 2021

Several KAUST alumni founders and entrepreneurs are featured in ‘Startups to Watch in 2021’.

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12 January, 2021

Alumni Asrar Damdam (PhD '18) and Lama AlAbdi (MS '11) recognized by L’Oreal-UNESCO

KAUST alumni and medical scientists Asrar Damdam, PhD '18, and Lama AlAbdi, MS '11, have been recognized by L’Oreal-UNESCO in the ‘Women in Science Middle East Regional Young Talents Program’.

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22 December, 2020

In celebration of the Class of 2020

This year has been challenging in many ways but the Class of 2020 have shown strength, tenacity and perseverance to reach this monumental moment.

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07 December, 2020

KAUST Alumni Traditions – the Beacon pin

In 2017 Alumni Affairs introduced the giving of a gift to our graduating students. This gesture was so warmly received it has become an alumni tradition we hope to build on into the future. That first gift to the Class of 2017 was a small, gold colored Beacon pin for graduating students to wear on their regalia as they crossed the stage.

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24 November, 2020

Alumna Luisa Javier (MS 10) receives The Institute of Mexicans Abroad award

Congratulations to current PhD student and Founding Class alumna Luisa Javier (MS’10) on recognition as a Distinguished Mexican Abroad. Luisa, an entrepreneur and industrial engineer, was honored in a virtual award ceremony in November.

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26 November, 2020

KAUST startup aims to disrupt last-mile delivery

Alumnus Tareq Alturkestani, (PhD '20, MS '14) recently spoke to the Arab News about co-founding KAUST start-up Saee, which offers solutions that enhance the customer experience within e-commerce platforms in Saudi Arabia.

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31 August, 2020

Wayakit partners with Swissport International AG in fight against COVID-19​

KAUST alumna Liusa Javier (MS '11) and Sandra Medina, both current PhD students are also founders of the start-up Wayakit which recently partnered with Swissport to use Wayakit's innovative disinfecting products.

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16 November, 2020

Alumna Imane Boudellioua (PhD ’19, MS ’12) receives KACST prize

Congratulations to Computer Science alumna Imane Boudellioua (PhD ’19, MS ’12) for receiving a prize in the 19th edition of the annual KACST Almarai National Prize for Creative Scientific Work for Students (PhD Level).

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25 October, 2020

Career Conversations

In case you missed this virtual live event, watch it here!

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28 October, 2020

Alumnus sends two robots to KAUST

A couple of epidemic-inspection robots built by the company Hangzhou Shenhao Technology Co. Ltd. where alumnus Junjie Xiong (MS'11) is now the Chief Operating Officer, arrived at KAUST from China in the last few weeks.

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25 October, 2020

Hesham Omran, PhD ’15, received Award in Engineering Sciences.

Electrical Engineering alumnus Hesham Omran, PhD ’15, received Egypt's prestigious State Encouragement Award in Engineering Sciences.

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06 September, 2020

Alumna makes generous donation

Hanan Mohammed, PhD '18 generously donated 3 foot operated hand sanitizer dispensers that she designed to KAUST

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27 August, 2020

Things I Wish I'd Known

A global alumni virtual panel participated during Orientation 2020.

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27 August, 2020

Alumna receives EXPEC ARC's Exceptional Newcomer Award

Congratulations to alumna Ameerah Bokhari (PhD '18, MS '11) on receiving the 2019 EXPEC ARC's Exceptional Newcomer Award.

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  • 10 - 11 Apr, 2021

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