Telling the KAUST story

The Core Laboratories team, in collaboration with the PSE Division, Human Resources, Academic Affairs, Research Operations, as well as Marketing and Communications (MarCom), recently represented KAUST at the 251st American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting & Exposition in San Diego, California. Held from March 13 to 17, the bi-annual event attracts over 11,000 chemists, chemical engineers, academicians, graduate and undergraduate students and industry professionals.

Representing a diverse group of staff, students and faculty, the KAUST team set up a booth in the recruiters’ row along the Career Fair area. Featuring a large background image of the beautiful KAUST Harbor headed with an invitation to consider opportunities to live, work and study at KAUST, the booth welcomed a large number of visitors. From potential students, postdoctoral fellows and research scientists and more, the KAUST group fielded multiple questions, received many CVs and information cards and also set up several on-site interviews.

2016 ACS Meeting, San Diego

As part of the ACS Meeting’s Career Fair, KAUST Bioscience Core Laboratory manager Dr. Stine Büechmann-Møeller gave a talk to potential candidates about the career benefits of joining KAUST and discussed her own professional journey.

"KAUST is a great place to work in a hybrid setting to sample both industry and academic worlds,” she told them. Büechmann-Møeller also spoke about the personal enrichment aspects of embarking on an international career, especially in an emerging market region dedicated to diversifying the economy.

The ACS National Meetings also hold award ceremonies to recognize leading achievements in the field of chemistry. This year, Jean-Luc Bredas, KAUST distinguished professor and director of the University’s Solar and Photovoltaics Engineering Research Center (SPERC), received a 2016 American Chemical Society (ACS) Award in the Chemistry of Materials.

- By Meres J. Weche, KAUST News