We work at the interface between nanotechnology, chemistry and biology using nanostructures to create smart materials via molecular self-assembly. ​


  • Rationally designed nanomaterials for tissue engineering (chemical synthesis, 3-D bioprinting of organs/tissues, organs-on-a-chip)​
  • Fabrication of ultra-sensitive biomedical sensors (bionic sensors, biomarker detection)
  • Bench-to-bedside regenerative medical applications (cell therapy, stem cells, disease modeling)​



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Highlighted research: 3DPrint.com "3D Printing News Briefs, April 18, 2021: Dyndrite, Carbon, KAUST, Art Institute of Chicago".

18 June, 2021

It’s business and materials for starters in this week’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then on to 3D printing for cultural heritage. Dyndrite has added two new members to its Developer Council, and Carbon introduced a new material, while KAUST is 3D printing peptide-based hydrogel scaffolds for tissue engineering applications. Finally, a 3D storytelling project at the Art Institute of Chicago could also be a good opportunity for institutional accountability and reconciliation with indigenous communities and artists.

Highlighted research: LabManager.com "Ultrashort Peptides Go a Long Way for Tissue Engineering".

21 April, 2021

A printable hydrogel made of ultrashort peptides could help shape cells into viable tissues

Highlighted research: 3D Printing Industry "KAUST scientists develop automated 3d bioprinting process for peptide-based hydrogels".

07 April, 2021

Researchers from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) have developed a new method of 3D printing hydrogel scaffolds based on ultrashort peptides.


"KAUST shall be a beacon for peace, hope and reconciliation, and shall serve the people of the Kingdom and the world."

King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, 1924 – 2015

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    Thuwal 23955-6900, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

    Al-Haytham Building (Bldg. 2)

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