Article originally published in Okaz
Four KAUST scientists received The Supreme Council of Almarai Prize for Scientific Creativity at the 19th annual award event held at King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) in Riyadh, 2020.
The award supports science, scientists and researchers in the fields of basic and applied sciences, development and innovation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the advancement of scientific excellence for researchers in Saudi universities. Supreme Council officials presided over proceedings, chaired by KACST Chief Dr. Anas bin Faris Al-Faris.
KAUST Distinguished Professor
Mohamed Eddaoudi and KAUST Professor
Osman Bakr, both researchers in the
Physical Science and Engineering Division, jointly received the Almarai Distinguished Scientist Award.
"It is a great honor to receive the Almarai Distinguished Scientist Award for 2020," said Dr. Eddaoudi. "The award is a tribute to my contribution to scientific research over the past two decades."
"It is a great honor for me to receive this prestigious award," said Bodleoah. "I owe my heartfelt thanks, after God, to my academic supervisor and to KAUST for supporting my research career, and for their unlimited guidance and training."
"This achievement was only possible because of the support I received from my family, and the support of our wise leadership for scientific research toward developing Saudi's future economy."
At the conclusion of the meeting, Supreme Council officials congratulated all winners of the 19th edition Almarai Prize, and expressed their wishes that the awards will motivate the winners to continue with their efforts toward increased creativity in their careers.