About Us

  • State-of-the-art facilities, training and service

    ​​​​The Core Labs are a prominent feature of the interdisciplinary research ecosystem at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology​.

    The Core Labs provide state-of-the-art facilities, training and services to the KAUST research community, collaborators and industrial partners. These centrally organized, shared-user facilities provide direct access to specialized research equipment, operated by expert staff with advanced degrees in science and engineering. ​The Core Labs consists of ten laboratories that are strategically located throughout the academic campus enabling users to transition between labs in a matter of minutes.


Video Overview

  • Video Overview

    Experience a typical day in the Core labs, the next generation of research facilities. Our scientist support interdisciplinary research at KAUST and beyond.

Facts & Figures

  • Established 2009

    Location: Saudi Arabia
    Affiliation: KAUST
    Purpose: Shared user facilities

  • Leadership

    Director: Justin Lee Mynar

  • Staff

    No. of staff: 158+
    No. of nationalities: 38+
    No. of Ms/Phd: 80+

  • Modes of operation

    Training, Independent Use, Collaboration, Full Service

  • Laboratories & Facilities

    No. of Labs: 10

  • Mission

    Provide state-of-the-art facilities, training and service to the KAUST faculty, students, researchers and industrial partners