TENGs and the future of energy harvesters

posted Apr 12, 2018, 3:40 AM by Khaled salama

Triboelectric nanogenerators (TENGs) capture mechanical energy from their surroundings, such as vibrations and random motion produced by humans, and convert it into electricity. KAUST researchers led by Husam Alshareef, Jr-Hau He and Khaled Salama have developed small standalone devices by integrating maintenance-free power units that produce and use their own fuel instead of relying on an external power source. You can read more here


2018 Summer interns

posted Apr 4, 2018, 12:19 AM by Khaled salama   [ updated Apr 4, 2018, 11:15 AM ]

We are excited to welcome a group of talented students to our lab this summer. Some will continue to do their masters in our labs, some will choose to study abroad and some will join the industry. We strive to help them all reach their potential and meet their aspirations. 
  • Sarah Bassyouni, Effat University (CEMSE summer program)
  • Alhashmiah Alshareef, Effat University  (CEMSE summer program)
  • Abeer Al-Amoudi, Effat University (CEMSE summer program)
  • Abdullah Alrayes, King Saud University (CEMSE summer program)
  • Sabrina Beatrix Campo Marshall, Bangor University (VSRP)
  • Mohamed Hashem, Boston University (KGSP)
  • xxxx (SRSI)

Sensors, Sensors and more magazine covers :)

posted Apr 3, 2018, 7:05 AM by Khaled salama   [ updated Apr 3, 2018, 7:19 AM ]

our Work at the AMPM center results in a very sensitive sensor for the detection of sulfur dioxide (SO2) at room temperature. Valeriya developed a significant detection sensitivity to SO2 at concentrations down to 75 ppb, with the lower detection limit estimated to be around 5 ppb. The MFM-300 MOF sensor demonstrates highly desirable detection selectivity towards SO2vs. CH4, CO2, NO2 and H2, as well as an outstanding SO2 sensing stability. 
Did I mention we got the back cover too :)

You can read all about it at:

Valeriya Chernikova, Omar Yassine, Osama Shekhah, Mohamed Eddaoudi, and Khaled N. Salama "Highly sensitive and selective SO2 MOF sensor: The integration of MFM-300 MOF as a sensitive layer on a capacitive interdigitated electrode", Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2018,6, 5550-5554


Talented students to join Fall 2019

posted Mar 28, 2018, 10:02 PM by Khaled salama   [ updated Apr 12, 2018, 9:00 AM ]

We are wrapping up the fall 2018 admission cycle and we are 
expecting an excellent group of students from all over the
 world to join our lab. There are couple more to be confirmed 
but so far we have the following confirmed students

PhD students
  • Van Tinh Nguyen, Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectron and Le Quy Don Technical University, to work on IoT security
  • Saravanan Yuvaraja, Anna University Chennai and Amity University, to work on gas sensors

MSc students
  • Li Zhang, Universtiy of Electronic Science and Technology of China to work on front-end interface circuits
  • Sebastian Celis Sierra, Universidad de Los Andes, to work on wireless sensors
  • Piliouras Evangelos, Petras University, to work on sensors
  • two more to come (Thang)

Sci Café : Sensing the Environment

posted Mar 27, 2018, 7:43 AM by Khaled salama   [ updated Apr 3, 2018, 7:23 AM ]

Join the discussion on how KAUST professors are working at the intersection of biology and sensors. Today’s guests are: Carlos Duarte, Professor of Marine Science, Sahika Inal, Khaled Salama, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Assistant Professor of Bioscience. Moderated by Jim Calvin, V.P. of Academic Affairs

YouTube Video

We made it on Twitter

posted Mar 26, 2018, 11:56 AM by Khaled salama

#NATDP presentations and SciCafe discussion with Professor Khaled Nabil Salama (electrical engineering) and Professor Basem Shihada (computer science) — both from @cemseKAUST. They are discussing the #KAUST #sensor initiative. #DestinationKAUST #sensors #research #datascience

البروفيسور خالد سلامة والبروفيسور باسم شحادة يتحدثان عن تطوير أدوات الاستشعار في #كاوست ضمن منتدى المواهب الأكاديمية الوطنية #NATDP

البروفيسور خالد سلامة من @cemseKAUST : "يتم بناء وتطوير #المدن_الذكية بالاعتماد على مبدأ الاستشعار بهدف تحسين حياة الأشخاص. أجهزة الاستشعار يمكن توظيفها في كل مكان في مدن المستقبل." #NATDP

UK road trip

posted Mar 24, 2018, 12:26 AM by Khaled salama   [ updated Mar 24, 2018, 12:42 AM ]

A few days of work in the UK with Rosemary Mills
. 3 guest lectures on Integrated Wireless Sensors. 1 tour of the Electric City. 4 different Indian curries, 
5 different locations, 1 hire car, so many bright students and interesting faculty, including a KAUST Alumni. Very proud to share with the UK all 
that is special about KAUST, and we even embraced the really cold rain 🌧 ☔️ inManchester, Sheffield, Liverpool, London and Bangor.

Happy Happiness day

posted Mar 21, 2018, 11:21 AM by Khaled salama   [ updated Mar 25, 2018, 8:26 AM ]

We come from India, Saudi Arabia, Brasil, Turkey, Malaysia and Turkmenistan

Sensors lab welcomes 3 new members

posted Mar 18, 2018, 2:28 PM by Khaled salama

We are excited to welcome Dr  Rafiq Ahmad, Dr Sanjit Majhi and Dr Sandeep Surya to the sensors lab. They bring unique expertise in the areas of biological and gas sensors. They will work on developing new sensing techniques to improve the specificity and sensitivity in a variety of applications.

FoC magnitude and phase calculation made easy!

posted Mar 16, 2018, 5:29 PM by Khaled salama

Strong collaboration with Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic results in an IEEE Access paper. Visiting PhD students Aslihan, presents general analytical formulas for the determination of equivalent impedance, magnitude, and phase, i.e., order, for n arbitrary fractional-order capacitors (FoCs) connected in series, parallel, and their interconnection. A MATLAB open-access source code is given in the Appendix for easy calculation of the equivalent FoC magnitude and phase. This is also the 4th paper by KAUST phd students Agamyrat. Looking forward to more joint publications.

Kartci, Aslihan, Agamyrat Agambayev, Norbert Herencsar, and Khaled N. Salama. "Series-, Parallel-, and Inter-Connection of Solid-State Arbitrary Fractional-Order Capacitors: Theoretical Study and Experimental Verification." IEEE Access, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 10933-10943, 2018 doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2018.2809918

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