Core Labs' User Committees

  • The KAUST Core Labs’ User Committees are established to review and regulate best practices across seven KAUST core labs. The focal mandate of the committees is to ensure efficient and fair usage of lab resources, to monitor lab performance and to promote continuous improvements.

    Each committee consists of three KAUST faculty members, all users of the relevant lab, who shall serve two-years term. These members are appointed by the KAUST vice president for research in consultation with the executive director of the core labs. The director of the specific lab and an appointed core lab staff also hold positions.

    As the committees represent both the users and operators of the labs, they are perfectly positioned to incorporate the needs of both within their mandate.

    Members of each Core Labs' User Committee

    Imaging and Characterization Core Lab User Committee

    Members:

    Zhiping Lai (Chair, PSE)
    Stefan Arold (BESE)
    Jurgen Kosel (CEMSE)
    Kun Li
    Chris Canlas
    Sergei Lopatin (non-voting)
    Daniel Acevedo-Feliz (non-voting) 

    Committee Email Address



    Coastal and Marine Resources Core Lab User Committee​

    Members:

    Carlos Santamarina​ (Chair,PSE)
    Sigurjon Jonsson​ (PSE)
    Manuel Aranda​ (BESE)
    Lloyd Smith​
    Zenon Batang​
    Andrew Mahon​ (non-voting)​ 
    Barry Hogan (non-voting)​

    Committee Email Address


    Nanofabrication Core Lab User Committee

    Members:

    Stefan de Wolf (Chair, PSE)
    Himanshu Mishra (BESE)
    Kazuhiro Ohkawa (CEMSE)
    Gheorghe Ioardache
    Zhihong Wang
    Ahad Syed (non-voting)
    Daniel Acevedo-Feliz (non-voting)

    Committee Email Address

    Plant Growth Core Lab User Committee

    Members:

    Heribert Hirt (Chair, BESE)
    Himanshu Mishra (BESE)
    Ikram Blilou (BESE)
    Richard Soppe
    John Rahmer  
    Barry Hogan (non-voting)

    Committee Email Address


    ​Analytical Chemistry Core Lab User Committee

    Members:

    Magnus Rueping (Chair, PSE)
    Susana Agusti (BESE)
    Niveen Khashab (PSE)
    Heiko Langner
    Ma'an Amad
    Jingyu Liu (non-voting)
    Stine Buechmann (non-voting)

    Committee Email Address



    Workshops Core Lab User Committee​

    Members:

    Deanna Lacoste (Chair, PSE)
    Volker Vahrenkamp (PSE)
    Atif Shamin (CEMSE)
    La Von Bennett
    Martin Glasspool
    Mohammed Popalzai (non-voting)
    Barry Hogan (non-voting)

    Committee Email Address


    Bioscience Core Lab User Committee

    Members:

    Arnab Pain (Chair, BESE)
    Charlotte Hauser (BESE)
    Jasmeen Merzaban (BESE)
    Nicole Cheung
    Emanuele Palescandolo
    Dalila Bensaddek (non-voting)
    Stine Buechmann (non-voting)

    Committee Email Address