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Professor Tony Chan

KAUST President

Professor Donal Bradley

Vice President, Research, KAUST

Professor Christopher Ballentine

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

Professor Lord Ara Darzi

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

Dr. Adil Bushnak

Chairman & CEO of Bushnak group

Professor Aaron Voon-Yew Thean

Dean, Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore

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

Professor Sir Peter Knight

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

Mr. Manohar Paluri

Director of Artificial Intelligence, Meta

Dr. Kevin Cullen

Vice President, Innovation, KAUST

Mr. Justin Manley

Technologist and Executive, Advisor in Oceantech and Robotics

Dr. Yasmeen Najm

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

Lando Norris

F1 Driver, McLaren Racing

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

McLaren Guest Speaker
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

Professor Anthony J Ryan OBE

Director of the  Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures

Professor Charles Birkeland

Professor of Marine Science, University of Hawai’I Mãnoa

Zak Brown

Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Racing

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 Dana Al-Sulaiman

Assistant Professor, Material Science and Engineering, KAUST

Professor Sahika Inal

Associate Professor, Bioengineering, KAUST

Professor Suzana Nunes

​Professor, Chemical and Environmental Science and Engineering, AMPM Center, KAUST

Professor Javier Ruiz-Martinez

​Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering, KCC, KAUST

Professor Mohamed H. Elhoseiny

Assistant Professor, Computer Science, VCC, KAUST

Professor Paulo Esteves-Verissimo

Professor, Computer Science and Director, Resilient Computing and Cybersecurity Center, KAUST

Professor Raquel Peixoto

Associate Professor, Marine Science, RSRC, KAUST

Professor Michael Berumen

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

Dr. Russell Brainard

​Courtesy Professor of Marine Science, RSRC, KAUST

Professor Charalambos Konstantinou

Assistant Professor, Computer Science, RC3, KAUST

Professor Mark Tester

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

Professor Rod Wing

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

Hattan Ahmed

Head of the Entrepreneurship Center, KAUST

Sean Flanigan

Director, Technology Transfer, KAUST

Gary Rubin

Head, Investment Fund, KAUST

Riddhi Shukla

Technology Deployment Manager, KAUST

Dr. Vincent Cunningham

Senior Technology Development Manager, KAUST

Tania Tasopoulou

Director, Research Operations, KAUST

Xavier Pita

Scientific Illustrator, KAUST

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