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KAUST was selected as the best university in the world for nanoscience


Saudi Gazette Report

THUWAL — King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) has been named one of the best universities in the world in the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology. The rankings were produced by the US News & World Report as part of a comprehensive analysis of universities in the United States and around the world.

Ranking 18th KAUST is the 2022 publication’s list of the best universities in nanoscience and nanotechnology, recognized for basic and applied research at the micro and nano levels in a variety of disciplines, from chemistry to medicine.

“When I heard the news, I was in the process of retreating my core lab strategy,” says Kenneth Kennedy, director of KAUST’s Nanofabrication Core Lab. “My first reaction was not surprising because we know we have great talent, research capabilities, facilities and equipment. I was very happy to see KAUST recognized on the international stage. Above all, I am pleased with the staff who have worked hard for many years to achieve this. “

When digging into the US News & World Report’s nanoscience and nanotechnology rankings, KAUST worked powerfully on a variety of indicators covering outreach efforts, successful publishing, and international cooperation, scoring 81.7 out of 100. Did.

In particular, KAUST got a high score in the field of citations for its publications.Here, I ranked in 9th placeth “The Impact of Normalized Citations of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology”, and 16th Regarding the percentage of frequently cited articles in the top 1% of the most cited.

Kennedy describes the key to this respected and cited study: The facility is world class and has state-of-the-art tools that are regularly reviewed and replaced as needed. The important thing is that our staff are very experienced in their respective fields, working with faculty to support them and maintaining advanced research across a wide range of disciplines. ” He pointed out that gender and consistency help researchers in their seamless transition. Between them.

The Core Lab, of which Kennedy’s Nanofabrication is part, is an interdisciplinary, interconnected laboratory system that joins to form an integral part of KAUST’s research ecosystem. We provide research support, training, collaboration and services to KAUST faculty, students, researchers and external partners.

Another area where KAUST’s Faculty of Nanoscience has scored is about collaboration with international partners and institutions. The Nanofabrication Core Lab team, led by Kennedy, is currently working with pioneers around the world to explore nanoscale patterning and material etching to produce flat pinhead-sized optics. These tools are typically used in next-generation wearable technology displays such as smart glasses and smart watches, so the significance of the study can be significant.

With KAUST’s diverse skill base and state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, KAUST can stage the entire research process, giving nanoscience labs, collaborators and Saudi Arabia a significant competitive advantage.

“This scientific discipline targets an almost endless number of applications and devices that can impact our daily lives and the economy. Semiconductors are a huge global business and are currently receiving a great deal of attention in the media.” Said Kennedy. “We need to make sure we are in a position to address the need to make it smaller, but we also need to be agile enough to adapt to rapid changes in research and resources. Previously compatible. There is an increasing need to integrate non-sexual materials and devices to provide compactness and additional functionality, which is difficult, but not here to solve a simple problem. “

US News looks at the world’s top universities in its annual university rankings, including the best universities from the United States and more than 90 other countries. The entire world university rankings are measured by 13 indicators that measure academic research performance and global and regional reputation. Rankings also fall into specific areas such as nanoscience and nanotechnology.

2022 is the 8th edition of the Top Global University Project list and a showcase of 1,750 leading institutions in the world, with KAUST ranked in the top 100 with 70.9 out of 100.

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