May. 11, 2017

New Center of Excellence in Electron Microscopy at Kaust University

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and Thermo Fisher Scientific held an opening ceremony on May 9 for the Electron Microscopy Center of Excellence at the KAUST campus in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia. This new center builds upon the long-standing partnership between KAUST and Thermo Fisher, and will focus on instrument performance and R&D collaboration.

The Center of Excellence aims to offer KAUST scientists and collaborators exploration and experimentation capabilities through Thermo Fisher’s leading electron microscopy platform. Industry partners located in the KAUST Research and Technology Park will also benefit from proximity to Thermo Fisher’s deep application knowledge in materials science.

Dr. Justin Mynar, director of the KAUST Core Laboratories and Major Facilities said, “This center embodies the mission of our strategic partnership with Thermo Fisher to achieve our common goals in the advancement of high-performance imaging technologies. Our collaboration seeks to elevate the experimental capabilities and capacity in the Electron Microscopy Center of Excellence to provide our students, faculty, researchers and partners an array of scientific opportunities and advantages for the first time in Saudi Arabia.”

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