Director's Message

Dr. Daniel Acevedo-Feliz (2020 – present)


Welcome to the KAUST Core Labs and Research Infrastructure. 

Through our mission, the Core Labs and Research Infrastructure supports the University’s vision to become a destination university for cutting-edge scientific and technological education and research and helps to advance research and scientific discovery in the Kingdom and globally.

2020 has been a challenging year for everyone. I admire the resilience, positive spirit and teamwork shown by all our management and staff members as we continue to navigate times of uncertainty and change. I am confident we will get through these challenges together and emerge as an even stronger organization.

During the pandemic, our resilient team safely hibernated, monitored and reawakened KAUST’s laboratories. In addition, they fabricated protective face shields and screens to support the safety of our essential workers; created prototype emergency ventilators; and assisted  KAUST research in understanding SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. The extraordinary commitment shown by our staff in a time of emergency only strengthens our resolve to focus even more on the development and support of human capital, our most valuable asset.

The Core Labs’ recent integration of Lab Equipment Maintenance and Research Infrastructure Strategy and Planning within the organization has furthered our capabilities to deliver a positive impact on organizational effectiveness, synergies, alignment and transparency. These will in turn contribute positively to our services for users and partners—both within the University and globally.

The new environment around us creates a unique opportunity to reflect on our achievements over the last 10 years. As always, innovation and agility to provide unique support and quality research services remain the focus of the Core Labs and Research Infrastructure team, while we strategically plan—with the participation and contributions of all our staff—our path forward for the next decade.


Daniel Acevedo-Feliz 

Core Labs and Research Infrastructure Director