The annual KAUST Spring Graduation Recognition Event celebrates our students graduating in Spring 2024. This special event allows Alumni Affairs to welcome new graduates into the global KAUST alumni community.
Date: Thursday May 16, 2024 - Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12 February, 2024
The V60 Awards celebrate the accomplishments of visionary women leading climate and sustainability efforts in the Middle East. Among 11 KAUST recipients are 7 graduate alumnae.
25 January, 2024
KAUST China Alumni Chapter hosted the "KAUST Alumni and ShenTech Reception" on January 13, 2024 in Shenzhen, uniting KAUST alumni in China with ShenTech Bootcamp participants.
Alumni in the News
KAUST is delighted to announce that three of its scientists, Hamed Albalawi (MS '20, PhD student), Hend Mohamed and Walaa Khushaim (PhD '23), have been named MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 MENA. They are among 15 people named this year. The honor is given to innovators whose inventions and research in their respective scientific fields are shaping the future.KAUST website
KAUST Alumnus Aniq Ur Rahman (MS '22 Electrical & Computer Engineering), a Ph.D. student at the University of Oxford, is on the international team led by Mohamed-Slim Alouini that is working to improve terrestrial network performance when satellite networks interfere with the data rates.KAUST Discovery Magazine
Luis Francisco Villalobos (MS' 12, PhD '17 Chemical Engineering) joins USC Viterbi, bringing expertise in separation technology for energy transition and water filtration. His interest lies in how this process can be harnessed at an atomic scale using advanced membranes made from energy-efficient materials. These cutting-edge membranes can secure our drinkable water supply, capture valuable elements from waste products, and aid the transition to clean energy.USC
Aubrie O’Rourke (PhD '15, Marine Science) is helping grow space crops – technology that will one day provide fresh food for astronauts on long duration space missions. O’Rourke is a project scientist at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, where she performs both fundamental and application-based science.NASA
Uvera's main product, Aurora, is a next-generation artificial intelligence of things device that can increase the shelf-life of fresh food up to 97% on average, within only 30 seconds and without using any chemicals.Entrepreneur Middle East
KAUST alumni, Computer Science Assistant Professor Faisal Nawab at the University of California, Irvine, leads a research team to develop projects for technology companies in Silicon Valley, topped by Meta Platforms, Inc., formerly named Facebook, Inc.Saudi Gazette
An international group of scientists from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and the King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST) led by Parsifal Islas Morales (currently at the Institute of Biology (IB-UNAM) and Luis Felipe Jiménez García of the Faculty of Sciences (FC-UNAM), have made a surprising finding in the world of biology. According to his research, published in the scientific journal "Frontiers in Microbiology", the presence of a nucleolus in archaea, a group of prokaryotic cells, has been discovered. Read more here: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmicb.2023.1075071/fullUNAM Article in Spanish