Who We Are

We will capitalize on, leverage, and combine research expertise and capabilities at KACST, KAUST and UCSB to develop the next generation SSL technology that will bring immediate benefits to KSA and its companies.  The success of the center will be fostered by frequent exchange of researchers between UCSB, KACST, and KAUST.  The center will diversify the economic trajectory of the Kingdom and render KSA a leader in SSL technology.

By developing advanced SSL technology, we aim to promote energy savings in society, decrease energy requirements for next-generation lighting systems, and improve quality of life through technology development and education. The center will include training Ph.D. students as they will serve as future leaders in Solid State Lighting in KSA.

Featured Projects

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Fabrication of High Efficiency LEDs for lighting and UV-sterilization applications

The proposed project is to develop high performance, monolithic white LEDs on different

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Development of GaN Laser diode (LD) devices

The Center of Excellence will focus to capture opportunities in laser diodes for the ultimate efficiency and performance SSL