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Registration and Breakfast
08:00 AM

locationAuditorium Bldg. 20

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08:45 AM

locationAuditorium Bldg. 20

Professor Tony Chan

KAUST President

Professor Donal Bradley

Vice President, Research, KAUST

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09:00 AM

Gold (natural) Hydrogen: A pipe line or pipe dream?

locationAuditorium Bldg. 20

Professor Christopher Ballentine

Chair of Geochemsitry, Head of the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford

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10:00 AM

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11:00 AM

Health Innovation, Reform and Resilience

locationAuditorium, Bldg. 20

Professor Lord Ara Darzi

Co-Director of the IGHI, Professor of Surgery, Imperial College London

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12:00 PM

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01:00 PM

How KAUST Students Can be Future Leaders & How to Make Profit by Making the World Green

locationAuditorium, Bldg. 20

Dr. Adil Bushnak

Chairman & CEO of Bushnak group

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02:00 PM

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  • Visualizing research: the art of scientific illustration and photography
    locationAuditorium, between Bldg. 4&5 (2:00pm – 2:30pm)


    Xavier Pita
    Scientific Illustrator, KAUST


  • Plant Growth Core Lab - locationMeet outside the Library - Register here

  • Water Desalination & Reuse Center - locationBldg. 4 level 4
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04:00 PM

Polymeric Membranes for Sustainable Separations
locationAuditorium, Bldg. 20 - (4:00pm – 4:30pm)


Professor Suzana Nunes
Professor of Chemical and Environmental Science and Engineering, KAUST


Unraveling the Structure and Role of Mn and Ce for Selective Catalytic Reduction of NO in Application-Relevant Catalysts and Conditions
locationAuditorium, Bldg. 20 - (4:30pm – 5:00pm)


Professor Javier Ruiz-Martinez
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, KAUST


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06:00 PM

locationCampus Spine, outside the University Library

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Registration and Breakfast
08:00 AM

locationAuditorium Bldg. 20

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09:00 AM

Low-Thermal Budget Functional Material and their Application to Enhance Flexible and Beyond Electronics

locationAuditorium Bldg. 20

Professor Aaron Voon-Yew Thean

Dean, Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore

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10:00 AM

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11:00 AM

Sustainability in Universities

locationAuditorium Bldg. 20

Dr. Ana Margarida Costa

Head of Sustainability, Office of the Chief of Staff, KAUST

Professor Davis Bookhart

Director, Sustainability/Net-Zero Office, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Ms. Rose Armour

Head of AUS Sustainability, American University of Sharjah

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12:00 PM

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01:00 PM

Quantum Science as a Transformative Technology

locationAuditorium Bldg. 20

Professor Sir Peter Knight

Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Physics, Imperial College London

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02:00 PM

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  • Thinking differently: technology development & commercialization
    locationAuditorium, between Bldg. 4&5 - (2:00pm – 2:30pm)


    Sean Flanigan
    Director of Technology Transfer, KAUST



    Vincent Cunningham
    Technology Development Specialist, KAUST


  • Extreme Computing Research Center - locationBldg. 1, level 0 - Register here

  • Visual Computing Center - locationBldg. 1, level 2, Sea side - Register here

  • KAUST Supercomputing Core Lab - location Meet outside the Library - Register here

  • KAUST Visualization Corelab - locationMeet outside the Library - Register here

  • Resilient Computing and Cybersecurity Center (RC3) - locationBuilding 5, Level 2, Sea side lobby

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04:00 PM

How Imaginative and Affective AI can help build sustainable future
locationAuditorium, Bldg. 20 - (4:00pm – 4:30pm)


Professor Mohamed H. Elhoseiny
Assistant Professor, Computer Science, VCC, KAUST


The day Facebook went down: a tale of resilience or lack thereof
locationAuditorium, Bldg. 20 - (4:30pm – 5:10pm)


Professor Paulo Esteves-Verissimo
Professor, Computer Science and Director, Resilient Computing and Cybersecurity Center, KAUST


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06:00 PM

Computer Vision @ Meta

locationAuditorium Bldg. 20

Mr. Manohar Paluri

Director of Artificial Intelligence, Meta

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07:30 PM

Seaspiracy: Seaspiracy is a documentary film about the environmental impact of fishing. The film examines various human impacts on marine life and advocates for ending fish consumption. It also examines the global fishing industry, challenging notions of sustainable fishing and showing how human actions cause widespread environmental destruction.

locationDiscovery Cinema, Discovery Square

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Registration and Breakfast
08:00 AM

locationAuditorium Bldg. 20

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09:00 AM

The Future of Science – Sustainability, Sociological Factors and Serendipity

locationAuditorium Bldg. 20

Professor Donal Bradley

Vice President, Research, KAUST

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09:30 AM

Please join us for an exciting tour of the KAUST Reuse Center. You will get to know how waste is separated, how many categories of waste segregation there are, and what exactly is recycled and what is not. You will learn easy tips on how everyone can increase their recycling rate and contribute to the decreasing amount of waste generated by KAUST. 

locationKAUST Reuse center

4 tours are available at 9:30 am, 10:00 am, 10:30 am & 11:00 am - Register here

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10:00 AM

Integrated KAUST Automation System, or IKAS, is a centralized Smart hub for the operation of building systems for our state of the art facilities. This IoT platform enables integration of multiple services and systems, with the objective of ensuring an optimal environment where end users can perform at their best. At the same time, IKAS is a prime tool for energy optimization and a source of rich building data, which has been used by some researchers at KAUST.

locationBlg. 16, level 0

2 tours are available at 10 am & 11 am - Register here

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10:00 AM

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11:00 AM

What’s next for your research?

locationAuditorium Bldg. 20

Dr. Kevin Cullen

Vice President, Innovation, KAUST

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12:00 PM

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01:00 PM

Oceantech in the New Blue Economy

locationAuditorium Bldg. 20

Mr. Justin Manley

Technologist and Executive, Advisor in Oceantech and Robotics

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02:00 PM

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  • Finding a technology development partner
    locationAuditorium, between Bldg. 4&5 - (2:00pm – 2:30pm)


    Riddhi Shukla
    Technology Deployment Manager, KAUST


  • Red Sea Research Center - locationBldg. 2 level 2, sea side

  • Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Center - locationBldg. 4, level 4

  • Prototyping and Product Development Core Lab - locationMeet outside the Library- Register here

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02:00 PM

Earthshot Prize

locationAuditorium, Bldg. 20

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04:00 PM

Red Sea Research Center Coral Probiotic Village
locationAuditorium, Bldg. 20 - (4:00pm – 4:30pm)


Professor Raquel Peixoto
Associate Professor, Marine Science, KAUST


The KAUST-TRSDC partnership: setting ambitious new standards for sustainability
locationAuditorium, Bldg. 20 - (4:30pm – 5:00pm)


Professor Michael Berumen
Professor of Marine Science, Director, Red Sea Research Center, Director of Saudi Aramco-KAUST Marine Environmental Research Center, KAUST


Collaborative Research and Monitoring to Support Science-Informed Regenerative Tourism for The Red Sea & AMAALA Projects
locationAuditorium, Bldg. 20 - (5:00pm – 5:30pm)


Dr. Russell Brainard
Courtesy Professor of Marine Science, KAUST

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05:30 PM

The Promise of Biomimicry: Resilient Design in a Climate Impacted World; In this new film, co-founder Janine Benyus walks us through the emerging discipline, and we meet up-and-coming companies who are working to bring their innovation to market.

The Story of Al Baydha: A Regenerative Agriculture in the Saudi Desert: The movie talks about Al Baydha Project in the desert south of Makkah, Saudi Arabia. It shows how desertification resulted from the loss of an indigenous land management system, and how the land has changed since all inputs to the project were ceased. locationDiscovery Cinema, Discovery Square

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06:00 PM

This event is in collaboration with ‘Monshaat'

Event Program

  • 18:00 to 18:10: Welcoming Remarks
    Eng. Sami Sarhan, Head of Industry Innovation Engagement, KAUST Innovation

  • 18:10 to 19:00: Panel Discussion
    • Dr. Riddhi Shukla, Technology Deployment Manager, Technology Transfer, KAUST (Moderator)
    • Eng. Muhannad AbuDayyah, Innovation Ecosystem Manager, Monsha’at
    • Mrs. Sara Alayed, Chairwomen, Entrepreneurship Virtual Center at Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI)
    • Mr. Tariq Nasraldin, CEO Firnas Air
    • Eng. Fahad Alnanih, CEO Pure Polymers
    • Eng. Muhannad Alqurashi, Co-Founder and CTO, Hydrojeen
    • Eng. Ali AlaaAldin, CEO, Smart Control

  • 19:00 to 19:15: Q&A session

  • 19:15 to 20:00: Networking session

    locationAuditorium, Bldg. 20

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Registration and Breakfast
08:00 AM

locationAuditorium Bldg. 20

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09:00 AM

NEOM Green Hydrogen – the second wave of energy transition

Auditorium Bldg. 20

Dr. Yasmeen Najm

Innovation Lead, Hydrogen and e-Fuels, Energy Sector, NEOM

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10:00 AM

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10:00 AM

Integrated KAUST Automation System, or IKAS, is a centralized Smart hub for the operation of building systems for our state of the art facilities. This IoT platform enables integration of multiple services and systems, with the objective of ensuring an optimal environment where end users can perform at their best. At the same time, IKAS is a prime tool for energy optimization and a source of rich building data, which has been used by some researchers at KAUST.

locationBlg. 16, level 0

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11:00 AM

Auditorium, Bldg. 20

Lando Norris

F1 Driver, McLaren Racing

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12:00 PM

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01:00 PM

Neofossils: bio-based plastics to sequester CO2

locationAuditorium, Bldg. 20

Professor Anthony J Ryan OBE

Director of the  Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures

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02:00 PM

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  • Startup creation and venture funding at KAUST
    locationAuditorium, between Bldg. 4&5 - (2:00pm – 2:30pm)


    Hattan Ahmed
    Head, Investment Fund, KAUST



    Gary Rubin
    Head, Investment Fund, KAUST


  • KAUST Solar Center - locationBldg. 5 level 3 - Register here

  • Clean Combustion Research Center - locationBldg. 5 level 4 - Register here

  • Ali Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center -locationBldg. 5, level 0 - Register here

  • Nanofabrication Core Lab - locationMeet outside the Library - Register here

  • KAUST Catalysis Center - locationBldg. 3 level 4 - Register here

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04:00 PM

Auditorium, Bldg. 20

Professor Mani Sarathy

Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering and Associate Director, Clean Combustion Research Center, KAUST

Professor Matteo Parsani

Assistant Professor, Applied Mathematics and Computational Sciences/Mechanical Engineering, Extreme Computing Research Center, KAUST

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05:00 PM

Circular Carbon Conversations

locationAuditorium, Bldg. 20

Professor William McDonough

Chief Executive, McDonough Innovation and KAUST Distinguished Research Professor

President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson

Chairman Arctic Circle, President of Iceland 1996-2016

Professor Jorge Gascon

Professor, Chemical Engineering and Director, KAUST Catalysis Center

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07:30 PM

David Attenborough A life on our planet; One man has seen more of the natural world than any other. This unique feature documentary is his witness statement.

locationDiscovery Cinema, Discovery Square

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Registration and Breakfast
08:00 AM

locationAuditorium Bldg. 20

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09:00 AM

Working with, not against, the system to promote sustainability

locationAuditorium, Bldg. 20

Professor Charles Birkeland

Professor of Marine Science, University of Hawai’I Mãnoa

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10:00 AM

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10:00 AM

Integrated KAUST Automation System, or IKAS, is a centralized Smart hub for the operation of building systems for our state of the art facilities. This IoT platform enables integration of multiple services and systems, with the objective of ensuring an optimal environment where end users can perform at their best. At the same time, IKAS is a prime tool for energy optimization and a source of rich building data, which has been used by some researchers at KAUST.

locationBlg. 16, level 0

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10:00 AM

locationAuditorium, Bldg. 20

Professor Alison Noble FRS

Technikos Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Fellow of St Hilda's College, University of Oxford

Dr. Najah Ashry

Senior Associate to the President and VP Strategic National Advancement, KAUST

Professor Sahika Inal

Associate Professor, Bioengineering, KAUST

Professor Dana Al-Sulaiman

Assistant Professor, Material Science and Engineering, KAUST

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12:00 PM

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01:00 PM

Reflections on Smart Ultrasound

locationAuditorium, Bldg. 20

Professor Alison Noble FRS

Technikos Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Fellow of St Hilda's College, University of Oxford

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02:00 PM

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  • Research Talent: Attract/Develop/Release
    locationAuditorium, between Bldg. 4&5 - (2:00pm – 2:30pm)


    Tania Tasopoulou
    Director, Research Operations, KAUST


  • Center for Desert Agriculture - locationBldg. 2 level 3 - Register here

  • Bioscience Core Lab - locationMeet outside the Library - Register here

  • Analytical Chemistry Core Lab - locationMeet outside the Library - Register here

  • Computational Bioscience Research Center -locationBuilding 2, levels 3 & 4 - Register here

  • Clean Combustion Research Center - locationBldg. 5 level 4

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03:00 PM

locationAuditorium, Bldg. 20

Professor Tony Chan

KAUST President

Zak Brown

Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Racing

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04:00 PM

Electric Power to the People: Building Secure and Sustainable Cyber-Physical Energy Systems
locationAuditorium, Bldg. 20 - (4:00pm – 4:30pm)


Professor Charalambos Konstantinou
Assistant Professor, Computer Science, KAUST


Salt-tolerant plants for saltwater agriculture
locationAuditorium, Bldg. 20 - (4:30pm – 5:00pm)


Professor Mark Tester
Professor, Plant Science and Associate Director, Center for Desert Agriculture, KAUST


The Center for Desert Agriculture - Finding ways to feed the world without destroying our planet!
locationAuditorium, Bldg. 20 - (5:00pm – 5:30pm)


Professor Rod Wing
Professor, Plant Science and Director, Center for Desert Agriculture, KAUST

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06:00 PM

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07:30 PM

What the health: An intrepid filmmaker on a journey of discovery as he uncovers possibly the largest health secret of our time and the collusion between industry, government, pharmaceutical and health organizations keeping this information from us.

locationDiscovery Cinema, Discovery Square

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