PhD student positions in Nano Energy Lab  at KAUST in Saudi Arabia (

We are looking for talented, highly motivated, and hardworking PhD students with interest in exploring cutting-edge research. The qualified applicants for PhD study are expected to have a strong quantitative basis, a solid publication record on the subject, and capacity for team work.

Talented students having the minimum GPA of 3.5 during undergraduate and graduate study are encouraged to pursue a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering (EE) or Materials Science and Engineering (MSE).

Salary and benefits:

Remuneration will be highly competitive and commensurate with the applicant's qualifications and experience. For PhD students, the typical annual stipend is $30,000 U.S. dollars (tax-free). Successful applicants will also receive attractive compensation and benefit packages provided by KAUST, including:


Ph.D. students-

(1) Fullyfurnished housing (including utilities) at no cost to the student,

(2) Free education at KAUST schools for the student’s children (if there are any),

(3) Free medical and dental insurance.

(4) Round trip airfare to hometown once per year.


*KAUST will be responsible for actual recruiting decision, appointment offers and employment benefits.

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is an international, graduate-level research university supported by a multi-billion dollar endowment. With sufficient research funding, highly competitive and merit-based compensation scheme, state-of-art core facilities, supercomputing machines and university leadership’s vision and commitment to make KAUST one of the world's greatest academic institutions, KAUST has attracted a large group of leading scholars. Furthermore, through a Global Research Partnership, KAUST has built up deep and meaningful partnerships with the world's most premier institutions (e.g., Stanford University, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, The University of Oxford, UC Berkeley, Cornell University, University of Texas at Austin) and biggest companies (e.g., IBM, Boeing, Dow Chemical Company), which provide KAUST researchers ample opportunities to work with the world's most leading scientists and to commercialize their research projects. The aforementioned unrivaled resources available to KAUST researchers offer unprecedented opportunities for young scientists to build up their career at KAUST. As to life at KAUST, one can refer to:

For interested applicants please send a cover letter, CV with a complete list of publications, and contact information of three references to Prof. Jr-Hau (J.H.) He at​