University of California, Berkeley
Best thing about KGSP:
In addition to the priceless enrichment opportunities the KGSP offers,it enabled me to work and be friend with the brightest, most curious Saudi mind.
Why science matters for Saudi:
Through science and engineering, Saudi will be able to diversify its economy while contributing to the development of mankind.
Best classes so far / What I’m doing now:
My favorite class at University of California, Berkeley is Entrepreneurship 195A. Throughout the semester, we worked in teams to develop new business models. Currently, I am a member of KACST-UC Berkeley Center of Excellence of Nano-materials for Clean Energy Application working on synthesis and characterization of porous metal-organic frameworks and on their applications for water adsorption and carbon capture.
Best experience so far / How KGSP helped me:
One of my favorite KGSP experiences was my internship with Dow Chemical Company during the summer of my junior year at KAUST campus. I had the opportunity to be a part of KAUST community while enjoying my summer with fellow KGSP students.
Advice for newbies:
Always explore new opportunities and never be afraid of failure.
Synthesis and characterization of porous metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and their applications for water adsorption and carbon capture.
Awards and Achievements:
Second Author: Calcium l-Lactate Frameworks as Naturally Degradable Carriers for Pesticides. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2017. Represented Saudi Arabia in the 44th International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) in College Park, MD, USA & in the 45th IChO in Moscow, Russia. Awarded the highest bronze medal in the 21st International Baltic Chemistry Competition, University of Latvia. Earned the 4th place in the 47th International Mendeleev Chemistry Olympiad in Tashkent, Uzbekista