KAUST vice president receives prestigious award

Donal Bradley
Updated 09 October 2019

KAUST vice president receives prestigious award

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Vice President for Research and Distinguished Professor of Materials Physics and Device Engineering, Donal Bradley was honored recently by the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) for achievements in advanced materials science. Bradley received the 2019 Jan Czochralski Award in a ceremony in Warsaw, Poland, also delivering a plenary lecture titled “Tuning Conjugated Polymer Electronic and Optical Properties via Physical Structure and Environment” as Czochralski laureate.

The Czochralski Award is given in honor of world-renowned chemist Jan Czochralski, whose research led to the growth of large-volume single-crystal silicon boules — a foundational technology for the modern-day semiconductor industry, yielding the vast majority of the computer processors we use today.

“It’s a tremendous honor to be recognized by this award,” Bradley said. “Jan Czochralski is Poland’s most highly cited academic, and the inventor of a process that has had a profound impact, not only on science, but on computing in general and also the way we communicate as human beings. To be honored in his name is a wonderful privilege.”

“This award adds to the list of impressive acknowledgements for Dr. Bradley on the global stage, and we are proud that he accepted this award as a member of the KAUST leadership team,” KAUST President Tony Chan said.

Four Seasons offers unique travel experiences

Updated 17 February 2020

Four Seasons offers unique travel experiences

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