Dow SISCA Awards celebrate KAUST and Dow’s joint commitment to sustainability

Sixteen students took part in this year’s Dow Chemical Company-sponsored Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award (SISCA).

Seventeen prestigious universities worldwide participate in the awards, with one first-place winner and one runner-up being chosen from each university’s group of participating students.

The Dow SISCA awards showcase Dow’s commitment to sustainability and fostering innovation at world-class universities. KAUST has been participating in the awards since 2010.

Anas Abu-Taha, a Ph.D. student in Materials Science & Engineering, won first-place in the awards, taking home a $10,000 prize for his poster entitled “Energy Harvesting from Waste Heat Using Nanoscale Thermoelectrics.”

David Conchouso Gonzales, a Ph.D. student in Electrical Engineering, was the runner-up, and was awarded a $2,500 prize. His poster was entitled “Towards a sustainable production of monodisperse and highly controllable emulsions through the massive 3D parallelization of microfluidic droplet generators.”

By Caitlin Clark, KAUST News