King Abdullah University of Science and Technology: Postdoc Positions:
Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division (postdoc)
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
Sep 30, 2021
Project: Surfaces with liquid and dust repellency
We solicit applications for a postdoctoral position in Professor Himanshu
Mishra's research Group (Interfacial Lab) at King Abdullah University of
Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia
(https: // interfaciallab.kaust.edu.sa).
Description: Creating surfaces that repel dust could dramatically improve
the energy efficiency of solar cells and reduce cleaning costs for buildings.
With our group's expertise in biomimetics, micro and nano textured surfaces,
liquid repellency, and interfacial electrification, we are investigating this
Physicists, electrical engineers, mechanical/materials/chemical/aeronautics
engineers are encouraged to apply.
Sample publications : Advanced Materials Interfaces , 2020,
DOI:10.1002/admi.202001268; Nature Communications, 2018, 9, Article Number:
3606; Scientific Reports , 2020, 10, Article number: 7934; Science
Advances, 2020, Vol. 6, No. 13, eaax6192; Nature Communications , 2020, 11,
KAUST is an international graduate-level, merit-based research university
dedicated to advancing scientific and technological education and research,
acting as a catalyst for innovation, economic development and social
prosperity in the region and the world. Our research strives to enhance the
welfare of society with a special focus on four areas of global significance –
food, water, energy and the environment. Based near Jeddah, Saudi Arabia,
KAUST has attracted top-notch faculty and staff from all over the world, with
more than 80 nations represented on campus.
KAUST offers excellent academic and social atmosphere. Postdocs and PhD
scholars enjoy highly competitive salaries and benefits, along with a truly
global exposure through colleagues from over 100 nationalities. Join us for
For further information about KAUST, postdoctoral life/benefits, social life,
etc., please visit:
https: // interfaciallab.kaust.edu.sa
https: // www. kaust.edu.sa/en
https:// www. nature.com/nature/journal/v532/n7600suppni/full/532S19a.html
At KAUST, we attract people from all around the world who want to create
impact beyond their own achievements. Irrespective of their national origins,
the people of KAUST are “people of the world” who uphold our values of
achievement, passion, inspiration, citizenship, diversity, integrity, and
openness. Located on the beautiful Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia, KAUST sets
exceptional standards in residences, recreational facilities and boasts a
truly multicultural community environment which can be enjoyed by all, along
with ample opportunities and time to keep work and life in harmony. Expats are
very well looked after, with packages including tax-free salary, relocation,
accommodation and various additional incentives.
Experience in micro- and nano-fabrication techniques, such as
photolithography, dry etching, e-beam lithography, two-photon
polymerization, III-D printing, SLIPS fabrication, etc.
Basic knowledge of capillarity, fluid dynamics, and heat & mass transfer.
Knowledge of CFD and/or FEM software is a plus
We expect the individual to be curiosity-driven, dedicated, and a critical
Please provide a cover letter, CV and names and contact details of three